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EPJ ST Special Issue: Application of Fractional-Calculus in Physical Systems

Editors: Salah Boulaaras, Rashid Jan and Viet-Thanh Pham

It is well-known that fractional-calculus has numerous applications in engineering, science and technology. The dynamics of challenging physical systems are closely connected to fractional calculus. Due to their non-local nature, fractional operators can more accurately and systematically represent a variety of natural phenomena. Fractional order differential equations may correctly control a wide variety of mathematical and physical models. It follows that the conclusions for the fractional mathematical model are more accurate and broad since the classical models are specific examples of the fractional order mathematical models. Fractional calculus also offers a number of techniques for resolving nonlinear models, integro-differential equations, and differential, integral, and integral-differential equations in mathematical physics. Fractional calculus on the complex plane has received a lot of attention in the last 10 years. The connection between fractional calculus and other mathematical and physical disciplines may open up new study directions and lead to new discoveries and applications.

The purpose of this special issue is to bring together top academicians and researchers from a variety of engineering disciplines including applied maths and physics, to provide a forum to present their creative research. This will includes original research work on recent developments in fractional-calculus encompassing, but not limited to,

  • Fractional-calculus in physical systems
  • Fractional differential equations
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Fractional dynamical system
  • Fractional control theory
  • Numerical methods
  • Fractional-calculus and chaos
  • Non-locality and memory effects
  • Non-locality in physical systems
  • Modeling biological phenomena
  • Non-locality in epidemic models
  • Theoretical and computational analysis

The Guest Editors invite authors to submit their original research and short reviews on the theme of the Special Issue of the European Physical Journal - Special Topics. More detailed descriptions of each paper type can be found in the Submission Guidelines. Manuscripts should be prepared using the latex template (preferably 2-column layout), which can be downloaded here.

Submission deadline: 31st March 2023

Articles should be submitted to the Editorial Office of EPJ ST via the submission system, and should be clearly identified as intended for the topical issue “Application of Fractional-Calculus in Physical Systems”.

Guest Editors:

Salah Boulaaras, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rashid Jan, University of Swabi, KPK Pakistan Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Viet-Thanh Pham, Ton Duc University, Vietnam Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Open Access: EPJST is a hybrid journal offering Open Access publication via the Open Choice programme and a growing number of Springer Compact “Publish and Read” arrangements which enable authors to publish OA at no direct cost (all costs are paid centrally).

Managing Editors
Anne Ruimy and Vijala Kiruvanayagam (EDP Sciences) and Sabine Lehr (Springer-Verlag)
Dear Isabelle, dear Ms. Lehr,
We want to express our sincere thanks to you for your outstanding work perfectly in time.

Kerstin Eckert, TU Dresden, Germany
on behalf of the other Editors EPJ Special Topics 220, 2013

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

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