Mathematical Problems in Engineering

Modeling and Control of Complex Networked Systems

Publishing date
04 Jul 2014
Submission deadline
14 Feb 2014

Lead Editor

1School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

2Research Center for Complex Systems and Network Sciences, Department of Mathematics, Southeast University, Nanjing, China

3Research Center for Complex Systems and Network Sciences, Southeast University, Nanjing, China

4School of Automation, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China

5Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC, Australia

Modeling and Control of Complex Networked Systems


Complex networked systems refer to networks of interacting agents, which have been actively studied due to their fundamental scientific, technological, financial, and societal significance. The commonly studied complex networks include but are not limited to social networks, communication networks, sensor networks, actuator networks, economic networks, transportation networks, biological networks, power networks, and autonomous robot networks.

This special issue focuses on modeling and control of complex networked systems. We invite original contributions on a variety of topics for this special issue. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Mathematical modeling and estimation of network topology
  • Mathematical modeling of network dynamics
  • Models for complex networks
  • Consensus and swarming of multi-agent systems
  • Synchronization of complex networks
  • Pinning control of complex networks
  • Controllability and observability of complex networks
  • Distributed extremum seeking control for multi-agent systems
  • Distributed diagnosis and fault tolerant control
  • Distributed identification of networked multi-agent systems
  • Distributed cooperative control with disturbances and unmodeled dynamics
  • Distributed cooperative control under communication constraints

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:

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