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Special Topics


EPJ Plus Focus Point Issue: Memristive Chaotic Circuits and Systems

With the discovery of memristor and the development of chaos theory, memristive chaotic circuits and systems which combine the advantages of chaos and memristor have begun to be widely discussed and have been an important research issue in recent years. Inspired by the unique nonlinearity and memory function of memristor, memristive chaotic circuits and systems exhibit more complex and diverse dynamic properties which can provide more possibilities for improving the performance of secure communication and image encryption, establish reliable support for understanding and designing memristive system with strong plasticity, and expand the practical applications of chaos and memristor.

Many scholars have gone deep into the research of memristive chaotic circuits and systems, and have obtained some significant and innovative research results. However the current understanding of memristive chaotic circuits and systems is still not comprehensive enough. Many of their mysterious dynamic behaviors and their formation mechanisms still inconclusive. The existing research results of memristive chaotic circuits and systems are also difficult to support engineering applications, and its unified modeling, analysis and application framework has not yet been formed. Thus it is necessary to organize related topics on memristive chaotic circuits and systems for promoting the research of chaotic circuits and systems and encouraging more research progress. Some new methods and techniques of the research of memristive chaotic circuits and systems are expect to be discovered.

This Special Issue aims to solicit high-quality original papers which focus on the advanced achievements on the theory and application research of memristive chaotic circuits and systems. Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Modeling and analysis of memristive chaotic systems
  • Memristive chaotic neuron and neural network circuits
  • Advanced control techniques of memristive chaotic systems
  • Circuit design and realization of memristive chaotic systems
  • Engineering application of memristive chaotic circuits and systems

Authors are invited to submit their original research and short reviews on the theme of this special issue. Manuscripts should be prepared following the instructions for authors using the latex template of EPJ Plus, which can be downloaded here. Articles should be submitted to the Editorial Office of EPJ Plus via the submission system at http://www.editorialmanager.com/epjp by replying "yes" to the question 'Are you submitting this manuscript following an invitation to contribute to a "focus point" (topical article collection by invitation of guest editors)?' and then selecting “FP: Memristive Chaotic Circuits and Systems".

Submission Deadline: February 20, 2022.

Lead Guest Editor

Dr. Qiang Lai, School of Electrical and Automation Engineering, East China Jiaotong University, Nanchang 330013, China, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Co-Guest Editor

Dr. Xiao-Wen Zhao, School of Mathematics, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei 230009, China This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr. Jacques Kengne, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Dschang, Bandjoun, P. O. Box 134, Cameroon, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Open Access: EPJ Plus 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).

EPJ Plus Focus Point Issue: Advances in Hyperspectral Data Processing for Cultural Heritage

Aims and Goals

This Focus Point invites contributions that showcase the most recent advances in the processing of close-range hyperspectral data of Cultural Heritage assets.

Technological improvements in spectroscopic imaging are leading to the necessity of relying more and more on computational approaches for processing large amounts of data in order to maximise the extraction of information and provide quantitative results. This is becoming increasingly relevant also in the domain of Cultural Heritage, where hyperspectral imaging methods are progressively acquiring more relevance for the analysis of artworks and antiquities held at Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAM).


EPJ Plus Focus Point Issue: Breakthrough optics- and complex systems-based technologies of modulation of drainage and clearing functions of the brain

Aims and Goals

There is intensive grow body of evidance that the lymphatics plays an crucial role in the keeping the health of the central nervous system (CNS) via the drainage of CNS tissues and clearance of metabolites and neurotoxins. The ability to stimulate the lymph flow in the sleeping brain is likely to play an important role in developing innovative methods in neurorehabilitation therapy. However, the scanty information available about the mechanisms of lymphatic clearance of waste products and toxins from the brain slows down progress in the appearance of technologies for therapeutic modulations of the lymphatics in the CNS.

This special issue is focused on the development and application of modern approaches from photonics and complex systems science to design promising strategies in stimulation of the cerebral lymphatics and development of breakthrough technologies for non-invasive and real time analysis of brain drainage and clearing functions. We strongly believe that this pioneering step will motivate researchers and industrial parners to create the novel promising devices for neurorehabilitaion medicine based on the stimulation of cerebral lymphatic functions.


Managing Editors
Anne Ruimy and Vijala Kiruvanayagam (EDP Sciences) and Sabine Lehr (Springer-Verlag)
The collaboration for this special issue has been a pleasent experience.

Yong Zhou, Xiangtan University, China,
Editor EPJ Special Topics 222/8, 2013

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

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