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Journal of The Franklin Institute 2012 : Special Issue on 2010-2012 Advances in Variable Structure Systems and Sliding Mode Algorithms


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Submission Deadline Jul 1, 2012
Notification Due Dec 1, 2012
Final Version Due Feb 1, 2013
Categories    variable structure systems   sliding mode algorithms   automatic control   industrial applications

Call For Papers

Being proposed as a method for suppressing disturbances in asymptotically converging motion in the beginning of 1970s, the sliding mode control rapidly became a powerful tool introducing fundamental changes into all aspects of variable structure systems. A short list of developed concepts includes finite-time stability, high-order sliding mode control, homogeneity, integral sliding mode, terminal sliding mode, adaptive sliding mode, sliding mode and variable structure systems in discrete time, sliding mode state observation and identification, sliding mode parameter identification, sliding mode filtering and control for stochastic systems, output feedback sliding mode control, frequency domain methods, optimal sliding mode control, sliding mode fault detection, sliding mode differential games, and many more. Sliding mode techniques have been extensively used to solve application problems for aerospace systems, unmanned aerial vehicles, Stewart platforms, mobile robotics, master-slave configurations, power electronics, electric drives and actuators, wind turbines, communication networks, automotive industry, resource management, and other fields important in practice.

The objective of this special issue is to summarize and classify the results and advances in sliding mode algorithms and variable structure systems, obtained in 2010-2012. The solicited papers should provide new ideas and approaches, clearly indicating the advances made in problem statements, methodologies, or applications with respect to the existing results. The focus of this special issue will be on advanced and non-traditional methods presenting considerable novelties in theoretical background or practical design. The papers presenting newly emerging fields are especially welcome.

This Special Issue is intended to cover all possible topics related to sliding mode algorithms and variables structure systems, making emphasis on recent results obtained in 2010-2012. The papers will be selected based on peer, impartial, and competitive reviewing.

Author’s Schedule

Submission of Manuscript July 1, 2012
Notification of Acceptance December 1, 2012
Final Manuscript Due February 1, 2013
Tentative Publication Date June 1, 2013
All submissions are subject to review, and acceptance will be limited to papers needing only moderate revisions. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically online at

The corresponding author will have to create a user profile if one has not been established before at Elsevier. Simultaneously, please also send an electronic copy of their complete manuscript via email (PDF format preferred) to one of the Guest Editor(s) listed below.

Prof. Michael Basin
Dept of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon
San Nicolas de los Garza, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Tel: +52-81-83294030 Ext. 6165

Prof. Leonid Fridman
Dept. of Control
Division of Electrical Engineering,
National Autonomous University of Mexico,
Tel: +52-55-5622301

Prof. Wilfrid Perruquetti
Ecole Centrale de Lille, LAGIS
Cité Scientifique,Villneuve d'ascq Cedex, France
Tel: + 33-(0)3-2033545

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