Automatica, November 2004, Volume 40, No. 11
Dynamic systems, discrete time or continuous time, deterministic or stochastic, arise in all walks of life. Optimal control theory is an important technique dealing with optimization of these systems. Until the late fifties or early sixties, the use of optimal control methods was limited to problems in physical sciences and engineering. Since then, optimal control has found many new areas of applications. It is some of these new applications to which this special issue of Automatica will be devoted. High quality papers involving applications of deterministic and stochastic optimal control, robust control, and differential games to such areas as management of production, inventory, supply chains and marketing are invited for publication in the Special Issue. The timetable for the special issue is as follows:
April 1, 2005
The Special Issue will be prepared by a team consisting of two guest editors, Suresh P. Sethi and Qing Zhang, and Automatica Editor Berç Rüstem.
Prospective authors should submit their contributions by April 1, 2005 through the Automatica web-based paper handling system, available at http://www.autsubmit.com/. Submissions can be in either full paper format or brief paper format. Papers for the Special Issue should be submitted as a Special Issue Paper to Special Issue Editor Suresh P. Sethi only.