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EPJ ST Special Issue: Fractional Dynamical Systems: Recent Trends in Theory and Applications

The fractional dynamic is a field of study in mathematics and physics investigating the behavior of objects and systems by using differentiations of fractional orders. Due to its widespread applications in science and technology, research within the fractional dynamical systems has led to new developments that have attracted the attention of considerable audience of professionals such as mathematicians, physicists, applied researches and practitioners. Unlike integer-order models, fractional-order models have the potential to capture nonlocal relations in time and space with power law memory kernels. This makes them providing more realistic and adequate descriptions for many real-world phenomena. In spite of the tremendous number of published results in the literature, there remain many open problems that need more investigations.

In this special issue, we provide an international forum for researchers to contribute with original research as well as review papers focusing on the latest achievements in the theory and applications of fractional dynamical systems. Potential topics include, but not limited to, recent results in:

  • Fractional Differential Systems
  • Fractional Difference Systems
  • Fractional Functional Differential Systems
  • Fractional Impulsive Systems
  • Fractional Uncertain Systems
  • Fractional Fuzzy Systems
  • Fractional Control Problem.
  • Fractional Modelling to Real-World Phenomena

Deadline for submission: Authors are cordially invited to submit high quality and original research papers before July 30, 2017.

Submissions should follow the guidelines of EPJ ST, which can be found here.

Latex macros may be downloaded here.

Articles should be submitted at https://articlestatus.edpsciences.org/is/epjst/home.php or sent directly to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Lead Guest Editor: Ivanka Stamova, Department of Mathematics, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78249, USA, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Guest Editors:
Jehad O. Alzabut, Department of Mathematics and Physical Sciences, Prince Sultan University, P. O. Box 66833, 11586 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Gani Stamov, Department of Mathematics, Technical University of Sofia, 8800, Sliven, Bulgaria, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

EPJ ST Special Issue: New perspectives on complex systems

An EPJ ST topical issue on New perspectives on complex systems will be edited by J. Davidsen (Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, University of Calgary), H. Leung (Dept. of Electrical Engineering, University of Calgary) and H. M. Hastings (Division of Science, Bard College at Simon’s Rock and Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, Hofstra University) and they highly encourage additional contributions by the broader community.

Aim of this topical issue: The aim is to address the interdisciplinary field of complex systems in all its diversity while emphasizing the commonalities across different applications. Prominent examples of complex systems include, but are not limited to turbulent flows, non-linear electronic systems, as well as fault systems, fracture processes and seismicity, the climate system and human heart dynamics, neural signaling or biological signaling processes in general. Due to the technological advances over the last decade, the amount of observations and data available to characterize complex systems and their dynamics has increased substantially. Thus, the main focus will be on novel experimental and data-driven approaches to complex systems that provide the necessary platform to model the behavior of such systems. This includes their description in the language of graphs and networks as well as oscillators, both of which often allow, either separately or combined, a unifying perspective. To summarize, this topical issue will bring together modern achievements from various disciplines including physics, geosciences, engineering, neuroscience, chemistry, and biology to foster synergetic effects between them that will allow us to tackle fundamental issues and challenges in the future.

Deadline for submission: Authors are cordially invited to submit high quality and original research papers that have not appeared in any other journals or proceedings before 15 December 2016.

Articles should be submitted at https://saga.edpsciences.org/topic/epjst/198.

Submissions should follow the guidelines of EPJ ST, which can be found here.

Latex macros may be downloaded here.

For further information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Managing Editors
Agnès Henri (EDP Sciences) and Sabine Lehr (Springer-Verlag)
Many thanks for the excellent work and support from you and your team at Springer / EDP sciences.

Susana Alexandra Barbosa, Centre for Information Systems and Computer Graphics, Porto, Portugal
Editor EPJ Special Topics 224/4, 2015

ISSN: 1951-6355 (Print Edition)
ISSN: 1951-6401 (Electronic Edition)

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