Distinguished EPJ Referees

EPJ ST Special Issue: Complex Bio Rhythms

Nature is full of nonlinearities that are responsible for a great variety of responses and, in some sense, define biodiversity characteristics. In this regard, a nonlinear dynamics perspective is of special interest for a proper understanding of natural rhythms that can represent the most striking manifestations of natural and biological system behaviors. Natural rhythms can be either periodic or irregular over time and space and each kind of dynamical behavior may be related to both normal and pathological functioning.

Nonlinear dynamics of biological systems have been investigated considering different approaches and perspectives, focused on different purposes. Accordingly, investigations can be related to the general comprehension of physiological functioning, pathologies, control and biomedical engineering applications. In this regard, it is of special importance the investigation of biological rhythms employing a nonlinear dynamics perspective.

Modeling, numerical and experimental approaches are all employed in the analysis of complex biological rhythms. We invite researchers to contribute original articles to the Special Issue Complex Bio Rhythms to show continuing efforts to understand nonlinear systems such as biological and biomedical systems, biomechanics and general natural systems. Distinct aspects as modeling, bifurcations, synchronization, control, parameter estimation and engineering applications are of interest.

The main goal of this Special Issue is to promote original research papers in the area of complex bio rhythms to include applied sciences and biomedical engineering applications. The Special Issue aims to publish in as much detail as possible scientific advances in the field. Original research as well as review articles are welcome.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following topics:

  • Bio-chaos theory and chaotic systems
  • Nonlinear dynamics of bio-systems
  • Random dynamics
  • Recent developments in bio systems
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Time series analysis
  • Chaos control
  • Networks
  • Fractional order chaotic systems
  • Cardiovascular systems
  • Brain dynamics
  • Population dynamics
  • Infectious diseases (COVID-19, among others)
  • Cellular and molecular dynamics
  • Bioinspired engineering systems
  • Biomedical engineering applications

Manuscripts should be prepared following the instructions for authors using the latex template of EPJ ST, which can be downloaded here. Articles may be one of four types: (i) minireviews (10-15 pages); (ii) tutorial reviews (15+ pages), (iii) original paper v1 (5-10 pages), or (iv) original paper v2 (3-5 pages). Articles should be submitted to the Editorial Office of EPJ ST via the submission system. Further details including a link to submit will be provided soon.

Submission Deadline: June 30, 2021.

We are looking forward to your contributions.

Lead Guest Editor:

Akif Akgul, Sakarya University of Applied Sciences, Turkey. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Co-Guest Editors:

Marcelo A. Savi, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mustafa Zahid Yildiz, Sakarya University of Applied Sciences, Turkey. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Miguel A. F. Sanjuan, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jun Ma, Lanzhou University of Technology, China. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Open calls for papers