New Insights and Trends in Fractional-Order Dynamical Networks, Their Control and Synchronization

A special issue of Fractal and Fractional (ISSN 2504-3110). This special issue belongs to the section "General Mathematics, Analysis".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 120

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Departamento de Electrónica, CUCEI, Universidad de Guadalajara, Av. Revolución No. 1500, Guadalajara C.P. 44430, Jalisco, Mexico
Interests: control and synchronization of non-linear systems; application of dynamic complex networks; control of fractional-order systems

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent decades, complex networks have garnered the attention of many scientific areas due to the diversity of their application in many fields; the majority of studies and results related to this domain focus on integer-order complex networks. More recently, fractional calculus has been applied as a generalization of an ordinary differential equation and integration in the field of science and engineering. Chaotic, fractional, and complex dynamics are also deeply connected and, as a whole, constitute a rich and fruitful field of research in physics, mathematics, biology, engineering and social sciences. The control and synchronization of these dynamical networks have received extensive attention, but challenges persist regarding the design of controllers able to achieve synchronization even in the presence of heterogeneous networks and delays in the connections, the dynamic evolution of the couplings or mixed positive and negative couplings. Couplings in a network are but one of the primary issues determining the dynamical characteristics of network behavior. The dynamical evolution of couplings is an interesting topic, as this evolution can be time-dependent or depend on the behavior of the elements in the network, providing realistic results in many applications.

This Special Issue, entitled “New Insights and Trends in Fractional-Order Dynamical Networks, their Control and Synchronization”, welcomes the submission of articles addressing the theory and application of these networks, with Riemann–Liouville, Caputo, and Hadamard derivatives. The scope of this Special Issue includes, but is not limited, to, the following topics:

  • - Analysis of fractional-order dynamical networks
  • - Controller design of fractional-order systems and networks
  • - Synchronization of fractional-order dynamical networks
  • - Dynamic evolution of connections in fractional-order networks
  • - Applications of control and synchronization in fractional-order networks

Dr. Gualberto Solís-Perales
Guest Editor

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  • fractional networks
  • control of fractional systems and networks
  • synchronization of fractional networks and systems
  • dynamic evolution of connections in fractional networks

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