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Numerical and Soft Computing Methods for Characteristic Value Problems of ODE and ODEs Systems

Call for Papers

In many engineering and applied sciences fields, researchers encounter a special class of problems known as boundary value problems, or characteristic value problems. The desired or achieved solution for this kind of problems is required to satisfy given boundary conditions. In real-world applications and their related problems, there are always some boundary conditions to meet for imitating the real case with simplified mathematical model with its boundary of initial conditions. Based on this idea, characteristic value problems of ODE and ODEs systems will always be a center of attention of scientific research.

Characteristic value problems are a subset of boundary value problems because the governing ODE is a boundary value problem, except in characteristic value problems we are also concerned with the characteristic value, or eigenvalue, that governs the behavior of the boundary value problem.

The main focus of this special issue will be on the novel numerical and soft computing methods and approaches which will have potential value for researchers of characteristic value problems of ODE and ODEs systems and general characteristic value problems. The special issue will become an international forum for researchers to summarize the most recent developments and ideas in the field, with a special emphasis given to research results obtained within the last five years. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Vibration analysis
  • Stability analysis
  • Sturm-Liouville problems
  • Heat transfer
  • Elasticity
  • Computational mechanics
  • Computational mathematics
  • Computational statistics
  • Production engineering
  • Logistics
  • Management engineering
  • Quality management systems
  • Multivariate analysis
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Evaluation
  • Compositional data

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 18 January 2013
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 12 April 2013
Publication DateFriday, 7 June 2013

Lead Guest Editor

  • Mehmet Tarik Atay, Mathematics Department, Nigde University, 4 Kat Campus, Nigde, Turkey

Guest Editors

  • Biagio Simonetti, Department of Economical, Juridical and Social Studies, University of Sannio, 82100 Benevento, Italy
  • Safa Bozkurt Coskun, Civil Engineering Department, Kocaeli University, Kocaeli, Turkey
  • D. Venkatesan, A-26 Sivasakthi nagar, 7th Cross, Chidambaram-608001, Tamilnadu, India
  • Murat Alper Basaran, Management Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering at Alanya, Akdeniz University, Kestel Campus, 07425 Alanya, Turkey
  • Massimo Squillante, Faculty of Economics and Business Sciences, University of Sannio, 82100 Benevento, Italy