Systems Science & Control Engineering

Special Issue Call for Papers: Recent Developments in Complexity Science

Nowadays, there is a growing interest in understanding the theoretical aspects of complex systems that are highly dynamic. The study of dynamic systems is to understand the involved influence of nonlinear/stochastic behavior and consequently to provide effective analysis/design ways to improve the system performance. Since the rapid developments in system science and mathematics, a great deal of research has been focused on the analysis and synthesis of dynamic systems. It has been found out that the recent technological advances can play a crucial role in the emergence of dynamical behaviors in various fields such as biology, physics, technology, control engineering, computer science, economic and the life sciences.


Dynamic systems have already become an ideal research area for control engineer, mathematicians, computer scientists, and biologists to analyze, design and interpret functional information from real-world networks. The main challenges associated with the analysis and synthesis problems for such systems are: the computational complexity of solving the large-sized cooperative problems with coupled tasks, the executing tasks under limited communication channel, the performance requirements subject to incomplete information, and obtaining scalable solutions, etc. This special issue aims to bring the latest approaches to understanding the dynamic systems from the systemic analysis perspective and the mathematical understanding viewpoint. Topics include, but are not limited to the following aspects of analysis for dynamic systems:  


  • Stability analysis, Robustness, Fragility, Controllability

  • Synchronization, Control, Estimation

  • Topology structure and dynamics

  • Applications in real-world complex networks, sensor networks, neural networks, multi-agent systems

  • Multi-scale analysis, Operational research, Dynamic programming, Graph theory


Submission and Review Process


  • Submissions should be made via the “Submit an article” button on the journal homepage, see

  • www.tandfonline.com/tssc

  • Please use the following code during submission to gain a 50% waiver on the Open Access Article Publishing Charge (APC): TSSC-2020-C3165

  • The APC is $600 USD

  • Please also quote the special issue title during submission



Guest Editorial Board:


Prof. Zhijian Ji

Institute of Complexity Science

College of Automation & Electrical Engineering

Qingdao University

Qingdao 266071, China

Email: jizhijian@pku.org.cn


Guest Editorial Board Member:

Dr. Yang Liu

College of Electrical Engineering and Automation

Shandong University of Science and Technology

Qingdao 266590, China

Email: lianinliyan@163.com

Guest Editorial Board Member:

Dr. Lei Zou

Department of Computer Science

Brunel University London, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3PH, United Kingdom

Email: zouleicup@gmail.com



Full Paper Submission Deadline: 31 July 2020

Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: 30 September 2020

Final Paper Submission: 15 November 2020

Target Publication Date: 31 December 2020