Calls for papers


International Journal of Modelling, Identification and Control
International Journal of Modelling, Identification and Control


Special Issue on: "Sliding Mode Control Theory and Applications"

Guest Editor: Prof. Shaocheng Qu, Central China Normal University, P.R. China
Prof. Feng Qiao, Shenyang Jianzhu University, P.R. China
Dr. Dongya Zhao, China University of Petroleum, P.R. China

Variable structure systems with sliding modes have recently become one of the most exciting research topics in variety of fields. This is mainly due to their inherent robustness with respect to the plant model uncertainty, parameter perturbation and external disturbance which are unavoidable in any industrial environment. Furthermore, numerous very successful engineering applications of the systems have recently been reported.

Therefore, the purpose of the special issue is focused on state-of-the-art solutions in the field of sliding mode control system design and their industrial applications. We welcome original research papers that describe new ideas and approaches in theory and applications.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics, include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Sliding mode control in power electronics
  • Sliding mode control applications in robotics and complex motion steering systems
  • Sliding mode observers and their applications
  • Higher order sliding modes
  • Output feedback sliding mode controllers
  • Discrete time sliding mode controllers
  • Combination artificial intelligence and sliding mode controllers
  • Chattering analysis

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

Submission deadline: August 31, 2011