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Special Issue "Synchronization in Time-Evolving Complex Networks"
A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300). This special issue belongs to the section "Complexity".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2023) | Viewed by 3947
Special Issue Editor
Interests: complex systems; nonlinear dynamics and chaos; multi-agent control and swarm robotics; cryptography and information security
Special Issue Information
Complex networks provide a way of defining a set of components and the interactions between them. This gives rise to collective emergent behaviors of the entire system that cannot be recognized from the properties and behavior of individual entities. Many natural and human-made systems are described by models of complex networks.
On the other hand, the literature is abundant on network synchronization of dynamic systems; however, most of the reported research focuses on static networks whose connectivity and coupling strengths are constant in time. This type of network does not model two fundamental characteristics displayed by many complex systems: (i) the dynamical nature of the components and interactions and (ii) the evolution of the underlying network topology.
To incorporate these fundamental characteristics, more realistic models of complex systems have recently been proposed such as evolving dynamical networks.
The aim of this Special Issue is to present original and recent developments on synchronization in time-evolving complex networks. This is currently a hot research topic due to its potential in a variety of emerging applications.
The subjects may include, but are not limited to, the following areas: synchronization in evolving ecological, neural, mobile agents, communication, adaptive, and switching networks; synchronization in evolving engineering networks and their applications; synchronization based on pinning control strategies; and preserving synchronization performance when parts of the individual systems or links are destroyed.
Prof. Dr. César Cruz-Hernández
Manuscript Submission Information
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- evolving dynamical networks
- variable couplings
- network synchronization
- complex systems
- pinning control strategies
- preserving synchronization performance