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International Journal of Computing Science and Mathematics
International Journal of Computing Science and Mathematics


Special Issue on: "Nonconvex Optimisation and Its Applications"

Guest Editors:
Dr. Shashi K. Mishra, Banaras Hindu University, India
Prof. Atulya K. Nagar, Liverpool Hope University, UK

Nonconvex optimisation is a multi-disciplinary research field that deals with the characterisation and computation of local/global minima/maxima of nonlinear, nonconvex, nonsmooth, discrete and continuous functions. Nonconvex optimisation problems are frequently encountered in modelling complex real world systems for a very broad range of applications including engineering, mathematical economics, management science, biological and physical sciences, financial engineering and social science etc.

The aim of this special issue is to bring together emerging concepts, theoretical developments and applications. As this is a very active area of research, we are looking for theoretical and applied articles which contribute to the state-of-the-art in the field.

Subject Coverage
Example topics include, but not limited to:
  • Nonconvex programming
  • Nonlinear programming
  • Nonsmooth programming
  • Nonconvex quadratic programming
  • Stochastic optimisation and programming
  • Augmented lagrangian
  • Penalty function method
  • Semi-infinite programming
  • DC programming
  • Generalised convexity
  • Control and variational problems
  • Game theory
  • Variational inequalities

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Manuscript Submission: 31 October 2009

Reviewer reports: 15 January 2010

Revised paper submission: 21 February 2010

Final manuscript submission to publisher: 15 April 2010