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Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications

Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications

Editor-in-Chief: Bruce Conway
Co-Editors-in-Chief: Franco Giannessi

ISSN: 0022-3239 (print version)
ISSN: 1573-2878 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10957

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Special Issue on “Optimization Theory and Application to Aerospace Systems”

We are pleased to solicit submissions to the Special Issue of JOTA “Optimization Theory and Application to Aerospace Systems”. The objective of this Special Issue consists not only in reporting on the current perspective of the theory of optimal control, but to also explore how this theory is influencing aerospace applications. This is fully justified by the current need for efficiencies in performance of aerospace vehicles and systems of vehicles to meet sophisticated missions.
This Special Issue of JOTA on Optimization Theory and Application to Aerospace Systems is dedicated to the Professors David Hull and George Leitmann. Original contributions are encouraged in both theory and practice of optimal control.
The list of topics includes but is not limited to:
  • Optimization theory of deterministic and stochastic systems
  • Optimal trajectory transfer using impulsive and low thrust
  • New guidance methodologies and system robustness
  • Numerical Methods for trajectory optimization
  • The theory of differential games and its application to guidance systems
  • Decentralized optimal control and estimation
  • Guidance of clusters and swarms of air vehicles and spacecraft.
  • Fault detection, identification, and system reconfiguration
Perspectives and Open Problems, either as a section of a paper or as a FORUM paper, are welcome.
Guest Editors:
Jason L. Speyer, University of California, Los Angeles, USA. E-mail: speyer@g.ucla.edu
Mauro Pontani, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy. Email: mauro.pontani@uniroma1.it
Manuscripts should meet the Aims and Scope of JOTA and should be prepared in conjunction with the Editorial Procedure of the Instructions for Authors found on the journal website at https://www.springer.com/mathematics/journal/10957?detailsPage=pltci_1345019. The length of the manuscript should be limited to 24 pages, with double spaced lines, width of rows within 21 centimeters, and 12 point font. Use of the JOTA Latex template is encouraged.
Submission deadline: March 31, 2020
Submission: Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to https://www.editorialmanager.com/jota/default.aspx.

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    The Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications is devoted to the publication of carefully selected regular papers, invited papers, survey papers, technical notes, book notices, and forums that cover mathematical optimization techniques and their applications to science and engineering. Typical theoretical areas include linear, nonlinear, mathematical, and dynamic programming. Among the areas of application covered are mathematical economics, mathematical physics and biology, and aerospace, chemical, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering. 

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