Published Already

Special Issue on Recent Advances in the Design and Applications of Fractional-Order Circuits and Systems

  • Manuscript SubmissionDue: January 31, 2017
  • First round of reviews: March 31, 2017
  • Notification of final acceptance: May 31, 2017
  • Final manuscript submission: June 30, 2017
  • Tentative publication date: September 2017

Published already

Special issue on Fractional-Order Circuits
Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing, Springer 

April 2016

Call for Papers

Fractional-order circuits and systems have lately been attracting significant attention and gaining more acceptance as generalizations to classical integer-order circuits and systems. Although the mathematical foundations of fractional calculus, which allows for arbitrary order integration and differentiation, were laid more than 200 years ago, the engineering applications remained limited until very recently. Circuit and System theorists’ contributions have recently made it possible to design and implement fractional-order analog filters, which are more general than integer-order filters. Significant contributions have been made towards the fabrication of a physical “Fractance device” also known as Fractional-Order Capacitor as well as to propose accurate approximations of the behavior of this device. A large and diverse number of applications have also been proposed for fractional-order circuits in biology, biochemistry and biomedicine, particularly in bio-impedance measurements as well as in energy storage devices such as super-capacitors, fuel cells and batteries.
The main focus of this special issue is the research challenges relating to the design and realization of fractional-order circuits and systems for various applications. The topics to be covered are the following: 

• Circuit Theory of Fractional-Order Circuits. 
• Fractional-Order Filter and Oscillator Design and Applications. 
• Fractional-Order Circuit Models for Biological, Biochemical, Biomedical Applications, and Material Characterization. 
• Fractional-Order Circuit Applications in Renewable Energy.
• Digital Circuits and Systems Approximating Fractional-Order Systems. 
• Fractional-order Digital Signal Processing Implementations Algorithms. 
• Fabrication and Characterization of “Fractional-Order Elements”. 
• Fractional-Order Circuit Models for Impedance Spectroscopy. 

Author should follow the normal procedure of Circuits Systems and Signal Processing Journal for their submission (, but choose "Special Issue on Fractional-Order Circuits and Systems" in the tab "Select Article Type". The manuscripts will undergo a standard review process. All manuscripts should conform to the standard format as indicated in the “Instructions for Authors” of the Journal. The length of the papers should not exceed 32 pages, including the text (single column, double-spaced), figures and tables. 

Manuscript Submission: September 30, 2015 
First round of reviews: November 15, 2015
Notification of final acceptance: December 30, 2015 
Final manuscript submission: January 30, 2016
Tentative publication date: April 2016 

Published already

Special issue on Chaos-Fractals Theories and Applications
Mathematical Problems in Engineering
 Call for Papers

As two greatest discoveries in natural sciences in the 20th century, chaos and fractals have been widely inves-tigated with signi•cant progress and achievements. It has become an exciting emerging interdisciplinary area in which a broad spectrum of technologies and methodologies emerged to deal with large-scale, complex, and dynamical systems and problems.
The main focus of this special issue will be on the state-of•the-art advances in the studies of chaos-fractal theories and their applications regarding complex systems, cryptography, information processing, multimedia, communications, sys•tems biology, economics, aerospace, chemical, mechanical, software, social sciences, and so on. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

Chaotic dynamics
Chaos synchronization
Chaos-based control and optimization
Chaos-based cryptography

Chaos-based secure communications

Chaotic circuits design and modeling
Modeling and chaos in biological systems

Modeling and chaos in economical and •nancial systems
Dynamical systems on complex networks
Self-similar complex networks modeling
Fractal-based image processing
Fractal-based signal processing
Chaos, fractals, and computer science

Optical chaos and applications

Laser dynamics and nonlinear systems
Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at
Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at

according to the following timetable:

Manuscript Due  Friday, 25 October 2013 
First Round of Reviews  Friday, 17 January 2014 
Publication Date  Friday, 14 March 2014 
Lead Guest Editor
Guanrong (Ron) Chen, Department of Electronic Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong;
Guest Editors
Ahmed El Wakil, University of Sharjah, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates;
Lev Ryashko, Department of Mathematics, Ural State University, Yekaterinburg, Russia;
Yuncai Wang, College of Physics and Optoelectronics, Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan, China;
Hai Yu, Software College, Northeastern University, Shenyang, China;

Published already

Special Issue on Fractional-Order Systems, IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems

IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems


 Fractional-order circuits and system design is an emerging field incorporating concepts from fractional calculus into electrical circuits and systems; showing diverse applications and immense potential in control systems, signal processing, biomedical instrumentation, and many more. As far as circuit design is concerned, there is a tremendous need to continue to generalize circuit design and analysis techniques from the narrow integer-order subset to the more general fractional-order domain and explore the unique properties of these circuits and systems.

The aim of this special issue is to expand on the analysis and design of circuits and systems approached from a fractional-order perspective.  Original research papers are solicited, but not restricted to, the following areas:

•       Circuit Theory of fractional-order systems

•       Systematic design and realization processes of fractional-order circuits

•       Analog and Digital approximation techniques of fractional systems

•       Fractional-order modeling and applications (e.g. in biochemistry, biomedicine, and hybrid power systems)

•       CAD tools and algorithms for simulations of fractional-order circuits

•       Signal Processing based on fractional-order models

•       System/sub-system level applications 

Authors are invited to submit to JETCAS via the JETCAS website and according to JETCAS policies and procedures. For details see


Paper submission - February 15th, 2013

First round of reviews completed - April 15th, 2013

Revised manuscripts due - May 15th, 2013

Notification of acceptance - June 1st, 2013

Final manuscripts due date - July 1st, 2013


Guest Editors:

A. S. Elwakil,         B. Maundy,

G. Chen,           L. Fortuna,

Call for Papers 
Special Section on Analysis, Design and Optimization of Nonlinear Circuits 
 Nonlinear Theory and Its Applications (NOLTA), IEICE

The journal "Nonlinear Theory and Its Applications (NOLTA), IEICE" invites to
submit papers for a special section on Analysis, Design and Optimization of
Nonlinear Circuits, that will be included in the issue published in July, 2012.
Nonlinear theory plays an indispensable role in analysis and design of 
electric/electronic circuits because almost all circuits in the real world are 
modeled by nonlinear systems. Also, as the scale and complexity of circuits
increase, more effective and systematic methods for the analysis and design
are desired. The goal of this special section is to bring together research 
results from a variety of perspectives and academic disciplines related to 
nonlinear electric/electronic circuits. The special section is expected to 
include but not be limited to the following topics:  

  * analysis and design of:

   - signal processing systems (e.g., AD converters and sigma-delta modulators)
    - oscillators (e.g., voltage controlled oscillators, injection-locked 
     oscillators, and synchronization loops)
    - memristor and nanoelectronic-device-based circuits 
   - power amplifiers   - power systems (e.g., DC-DC, DC-AC and AC-DC converters) 

  * numerical analysis techniques for:
    - single and multitone periodic circuits
    - sharply nonlinear switched circuits
    - mixed analog/digital circuits
    - noise in radio-frequency circuits
    - distortion in nonlinear circuits
 * optimization-based design methods
The submitted papers are edited by the Editorial Committee of the Special 
Section. The deadline of the paper submission is October 31, 2011. 
Prospective authors are requested to follow carefully the submission process 
described below:

 (1) Prepare manuscripts according to the guidelines described in the web page:
   The LaTeX style file and template file can be downloaded from this page. 
    Papers do not usually exceed 30 pages of an A4-sized PDF file.

 (2) Submit manuscripts through the IEICE paper submission system at:
   Authors should choose "[Special-EN] Analysis, Design and Optimization of 
    Nonlinear Circuits" as a "Type of Issue (Section)/Transactions" on the 
    line screen. Do not choose "[Regular-EN]".

 (3) Send "Copyright Transfer and Page Charge Agreement" and "Confirmation 
   Sheet of Manuscript Registration" by E-mail, FAX or postal mail to the 
    following address:
Norikazu Takahashi, Department of Informatics, Kyushu University
 744 Motooka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka, 819-0395 Japan 
FAX: +81-92-802-3600 
   (please attach a cover sheet with the sender's name)

 Upon accepted for publication, the authors are requested to pay a mandatory 
article charge JPY 60,000 if at least one IEICE member is contained in the 
authors, and JPY 65,000 otherwise. 

Please do not forget to send "Copyright Transfer and Article Charge Agreement" 
and "Confirmation Sheet of Manuscript Registration" by October 31, 2011. 
We cannot start the review process without them, even if we receive the 
manuscript. For additional guidelines on manuscript preparation, please visit 
the web page at:

Both members and nonmembers of IEICE are invited to submit manuscript.
However, we recommend that authors unaffiliated with IEICE apply for
membership. For more details, please see the following web page:

Editorial Committee of the Special Section

Guest Editor:
Kohshi Okumura (Simon Fraser University)
Guest Associate Editors:
Hisato Fujisaka (Hiroshima City University)
Marco Storace (University of Genoa) 
Yuichi Tanji (Kagawa University)
Associate Editors of NOLTA, IEICE:
Antonio Buonomo (Second University of Naples)
Ahmed Elwakil (University of Sharjah)
Takashi Hisakado (Kyoto University)
Fabio Pareschi (University of Ferrara)
Hiroo Sekiya (Chiba University)
Hiroyuki Torikai (Osaka University)
Secretary of the Special Section:
 Norikazu Takahashi (Kyushu University)