FDA Express

FDA Express    Vol. 17, No. 1, Oct 15, 2015

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  Call for papers

Special Issue on Recent Developments in Fractional Differential Equations and Their Applications

Special Issue on Fractional-Order Systems and Controllers: New Solutions for Industrial Applications

Special Issue on Fractional Calculus and Applications

International Workshop Fractality and Fractionality

International Conference on Fractional Differentiation and its Applications (ICDFDA'16)

The 35th Chinese Control Conference (CCC 2016)

↑  Books

Fractional Thermoelasticity

Computational Methods in the Fractional Calculus of Variations

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Fractional Calculus and Applied Analysis

Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics

  Paper Highlight


  Websites of Interest

Fractional Calculus & Applied Analysis


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Process step response based fractional (PID mu)-D-lambda controller parameters tuning for desired closed loop response

By: Fergani, Nadir; Charef, Abdelfatah

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SYSTEMS SCIENCE  Volume: 47   Issue: 3   Pages: 521-532   Published: FEB 17 2016

Fractional dynamics in the Rayleigh's piston

By: Machado, J. A. Tenreiro

COMMUNICATIONS IN NONLINEAR SCIENCE AND NUMERICAL SIMULATION  Volume: 31   Issue: 1-3   Pages: 76-82   Published: FEB 2016


By: Zhuo, Ran; Chen, Wenxiong; Cui, Xuewei; et al.

DISCRETE AND CONTINUOUS DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS  Volume: 36   Issue: 2   Special Issue: SI   Pages: 1125-1141   Published: FEB 2016

Finite element approximation of fractional order elliptic boundary value problems

By: Szekeres, Bela J.; Izsak, Ferenc

JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS  Volume: 292   Pages: 553-561   Published: JAN 15 2016

Subspace-based continuous-time identification of fractional order systems from non-uniformly sampled data

By: Hu, Yangsheng; Fan, Yuan; Wei, Yiheng; et al.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SYSTEMS SCIENCE  Volume: 47   Issue: 1   Pages: 122-134   Published: JAN 2 2016

State feedback with fractional integral control design based on the Bode's ideal transfer function

By: Al-Saggaf, U. M.; Mehedi, I. M.; Mansouri, R.; et al.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SYSTEMS SCIENCE  Volume: 47   Issue: 1   Pages: 149-161   Published: JAN 2 2016

Consensus with a reference state for fractional-order multi-agent systems

By: Bai, Jing; Wen, Guoguang; Rahmani, Ahmed; et al.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SYSTEMS SCIENCE  Volume: 47   Issue: 1   Pages: 222-234   Published: JAN 2 2016

Feature extraction on machined surface texture image of tool wear based on fractional brown motion

By: Peng, Chao; Zheng, Jian-Ming; Li, Xu-Bo; et al.

Edited by: Shahhosseini, AM

Conference: International Conference on Design, Manufacturing and Mechatronics (ICDMM) Location: Adv Sci Technol & Ind Res Ctr, Wuhan, PEOPLES R CHINADate: APR 17-18, 2015 
Sponsor(s): Hebei Univ; Beijing Technol & Business Univ; Chengdu Univ

DESIGN, MANUFACTURING AND MECHATRONICS (ICDMM 2015)  Pages: 706-714   Published: 2016

Implications of variability in soil structures and physio-mechanical properties of soil after different failure patterns

By: Tagar, A. A.; Ji Changying; Ding Qishuo; et al.

GEODERMA  Volume: 261   Pages: 124-132   Published: JAN 1 2016

Estimation of shear modulus in media with power law characteristics

By: Zhang, Wei; Holm, Sverre

ULTRASONICS  Volume: 64   Pages: 170-176   Published: JAN 2016

Modeling and simulation of the fractional space-time diffusion equation

By: Gomez-Aguilar, J. F.; Miranda-Hernandez, M.; Lopez-Lopez, M. G.; et al.

COMMUNICATIONS IN NONLINEAR SCIENCE AND NUMERICAL SIMULATION  Volume: 30   Issue: 1-3   Pages: 115-127   Published: JAN 2016

Fractional pseudospectral integration matrices for solving fractional differential, integral, and integro-differential equations

By: Tang, Xiaojun; Xu, Heyong

COMMUNICATIONS IN NONLINEAR SCIENCE AND NUMERICAL SIMULATION  Volume: 30   Issue: 1-3   Pages: 248-267   Published: JAN 2016


By: Rentsen, Enkhbat; Zhou, J.; Teo, K. L.

JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL AND MANAGEMENT OPTIMIZATION  Volume: 12   Issue: 1   Pages: 73-82   Published: JAN 2016

The effect of a line with nonlocal diffusion on Fisher-KPP propagation

By: Berestycki, Henri; Coulon, Anne-Charline; Roquejoffre, Jean-Michel; et al.

MATHEMATICAL MODELS & METHODS IN APPLIED SCIENCES  Volume: 25   Issue: 13   Special Issue: SI   Pages: 2519-2562   Published: DEC 15 2015



Call for Papers


Special Issue on Recent Developments in Fractional Differential Equations and Their Applications

------In the journal of ※Computers & Mathematics with Applications§


(Contributed by Prof.H.M.Srivastava )


The Special Issue ※Recent Developments in Fractional Differential Equations and Their Applications§ of CAMWA (computers and Mathematics with Applications) invites papers that focus on recent and novel developments in the theory of fractional calculus, especially on such areas as fractional ordinary and partial differential equations, fractional integro-differential equations, fractional integral transforms, fractional integral equations and inequalities, and on various applications thereof.



Special Issue on Fractional-Order Systems and Controllers: New Solutions for Industrial Applications

------In the journal of ※Control Engineering Practice§


(Contributed by Prof. Riccardo Caponetto )


The purpose of the Special Issue is to provide the control community with up-to-date application-oriented perspectives on the advantages and benefits of fractional-order control and fractional-order model-based control. In this sense, papers are solicited that clearly show the benefits of the fractional-order approach compared to other state-of-the-art solutions in academia and industry. In particular, the contributions should contain application-related information and practically relevant results. The relevance of the work in a industrial or in another application-oriented context must be stressed by solid industrial examples. If only simulations are used, they must be verified on models of real plants. This could better disclose the control engineer the impact of fractional-order control on industrial processes, automotive systems and components, unmanned vehicles, robotic service applications, and many other control applications.

The Special Issue also aims at proposing innovative approaches, architectures and solutions that can move a step forward in this particular field and suggest new control methods and lines of investigation. Namely, it is a shared belief that the possibilities, flexibility, robustness properties, and indexes offered by fractional-order controllers still have to reach their peak, given that they do not represent an ultimate key to the success of a practical control problem.

Important Dates:

Submission Deadline: November 30th, 2015

Notification of First Review: February 29th, 2016

Guest Editors: Riccardo Caponetto Universit角 degli Studi di Catania, Catania, ITALY riccardo.caponetto@dieei.unict.it

Guido Maione Politecnico di Bari, Bari, ITALY guido.maione@poliba.it

Jocelyn Sabatier Universit谷 Bordeaux1, Bordeaux, FRANCE jocelyn.sabatier@u-bordeaux.fr



Special Issue on Fractional Calculus and Applications

----- In the journal of ※Tbilisi Mathematical Journal §


http://tcms.org.ge/TMJ_Call _Fractional_Calculus.html



International Workshop ※Fractality and Fractionality§

----- ------May 17-20, 2016, Leiden, Netherlands


On behalf of Organizing Committee, we are happy to inform you that our workshop has been approved by Lorenz center, Oort, see details at http://www.lorentzcenter.nl/.

The details will be available soon. The number of participants is restricted to be not greater than 55, according to the Lorenz Center regulations.

Website: http://www.lorentzcenter.nl/lc/web/2016/779/ info.php3?wsid=779&venue=Oort

Contacts: Yuliya Mishura, yumishura@gmail.com, and Georgij Shevchenko Department of Probability, Statistics and Actuarial Mathematics Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine




International Conference on Fractional Differentiation and its Applications (ICDFDA *16)

----- ------July 18每20, 2016, Novi Sad, Serbia


The next edition of the traditional periodic meetings FDA (Fractional Differentiation and its Applications), see history e.g. at FDA 2014 (Catania, Italy, June 2014) website http://www.icfda14.dieei.unict.it/, the link http://www.icfda14.dieei.unict.it/previous.html, will take place from July 18 (Monday) to July 20 (Wednesday), 2016, in the University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences. More details for the hosting institution can be found in Ed. Note of FCAA每18每2每2015, pp. 285每289, at http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/fca.2015.18.issue-2/issue-files/ fca.2015.18.issue-2.xml. The details on this conference will be announced soon at the Website (under construction): http://www.icfda16.com/.

Chair of International Program Committee: Teodor Atanackovic

Chair of National Organizing Committee: Dragan Spasic, spasic@uns.ac.rs




The 35th Chinese Control Conference (CCC 2016)

----- ------July 27每29, 2016, Chengdu, China

Special Session Invitation

Fractional Order Systems Theory and Applications

call for papers


The aim of this special session is to bring together colleagues that work in the of fractional order calculus to present the latest results in fractional order systems theory and its applications. Papers describing original researchwork that reflects the recent theoretical advances and experimental results as well as the challenging issues are invited. This special session welcomes the submission with the following topics, but not limited to:
-- Fractional modeling (thermal systems, electrical systems, dielectric materials, electrochemical systems, mechanical systems, biological systems, quantum systems, etc);
-- System identification (linear, nonlinear, LPV, model based, data driven, etc);
-- Systems analysis (stability, monotonicity, observability, controllability, etc);
-- Controllers (fractional PID, CRONE, adaptive, optimal, etc);
-- Observers (state, disturbance, related control, etc);
-- Numerical simulation;
-- Models implementation;
-- Physical meaning;
Submission Deadline: Contributed Papers and special issues must be submitted before December 15, 2015 with the session code "r2Ph1b"
Contact if you intend to participate
Prof. Yong WANG
Department of Automation
University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China
Email: yongwang@ustc.edu.cn
Please select ※Invited Session Paper§ and "S45 Fractional-Order Systems and Control
" while submitting in the related Conference Paper Management System.





Fractional Thermoelasticity

Yuriy Povstenko

Book Description

The corresponding sections of the book may be used by university lecturers for courses in heat and mass transfer, continuum mechanics, thermal stresses, as well as in fractional calculus and its applications for graduate and postgraduate students. The book presents a picture of the state of the art of fractional thermoelasticity and will also serve as a reference handbook for specialists in applied mathematics, physics, geophysics, elasticity, thermoelasticity, and engineering sciences. The book provides information which puts the reader at the forefront of current research in the field of fractional thermoelasticity and is complemented with extensive references in order to stimulate further studies in this field as well as in the related areas.

More information on this book can be found by the following link:




Computational Methods in the Fractional Calculus of Variations

Ricardo Almeida, Shakoor Pooseh, Delfim F.M. Torres

Book Description

This book fills a gap in the literature by introducing numerical techniques to solve problems of fractional calculus of variations (FCV). In most cases, finding the analytic solution to such problems is extremely difficult or even impossible, and numerical methods need to be used.

The authors are well-known researchers in the area of FCV and the book contains some of their recent results, serving as a companion volume to Introduction to the Fractional Calculus of Variations by A B Malinowska and D F M Torres, where analytical methods are presented to solve FCV problems. After some preliminaries on the subject, different techniques are presented in detail with numerous examples to help the reader to better understand the methods. The techniques presented may be used not only to deal with FCV problems but also in other contexts of fractional calculus, such as fractional differential equations and fractional optimal control. It is suitable as an advanced book for graduate students in mathematics, physics and engineering, as well as for researchers interested in fractional calculus.

More information on this book can be found by the following link:






Fractional Calculus and Applied Analysis

Issue No 5 of Vol. 18 (October 2015) has been sent to publishers and it should appear soon online at http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/fca



Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics


Fractional Newton mechanics with conformable fractional derivative

Won Sang Chung

Finite element approximation of fractional order elliptic boundary value problems

B谷la J. Szekeres, Ferenc Izs芍k                                                                                         

Heisenberg uncertainty principle for a fractional power of the Dunkl transform on the real line

DSami Ghazouani, Fethi Bouzeffour

Two high-order numerical algorithms for solving the multi-term time fractional diffusion-wave equations

Mehdi Dehghan, Mansour Safarpoor, Mostafa Abbaszadeh

Extremal solutions for nonlinear fractional boundary value problems with -Laplacian

Youzheng Ding, Zhongli Wei, Jiafa Xu, Donal O*Regan

A system of fractional-order interval projection neural networks

Zeng-bao Wu, Yun-zhi Zou, Nan-jing Huang

Iterative refinement for a system of linear integro-differential equations of fractional type

Sarah A. Deif, Said R. Grace

 schemes for finite element discretization of the space每time fractional diffusion equations

Qingguang Guan, Max Gunzburger

Direct solution of a type of constrained fractional variational problems via an adaptive pseudospectral method

Mohammad Maleki, Ishak Hashim, Saeid Abbasbandy, A. Alsaedi

Modified spline collocation for linear fractional differential equations

Marek Kolk, Arvet Pedas, Enn Tamme



 Paper Highlight


Michele Caputo, Jos´e M. Carcione, Marco A. B. Botelho

Publication information: Caputo M, Carcione J M, Botelho M A B. Modeling Extreme-Event Precursors with the Fractional Diffusion Equation[J]. Fractional Calculus & Applied Analysis, 2015, 18(1): 208-222.



Extreme catastrophic events such as earthquakes, terrorism and economic collapses are difficult to predict. We propose a tentative mathematical model for the precursors of these events based on a memory formalism and apply it to earthquakes suggesting a physical interpretation. In this case, a precursor can be the anomalous increasing rate of events (aftershocks) following a moderate earthquake, contrary to Omori*s law. This trend constitute foreshocks of the main event and can be modelled with fractional time derivatives. A fractional derivative of order 0 < 糸 < 2 replaces the first-order time derivative in the classical diffusion equation.

We obtain the frequency-domain Green*s function and the corresponding time-domain solution by performing an inverse Fourier transform. Alternatively, we propose a numerical algorithm, where the time derivative is computed with the Gr“unwald-Letnikov expansion, which is a finitedifference generalization of the standard finite-difference operator to derivatives of fractional order. The results match the analytical solution obtained from the Green function. The calculation requires to store the whole field in the computer memory since anomalous diffusion ※remembers the past§.



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