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International Journal of Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Optimisation
International Journal of Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Optimisation


Special Issue on: "Fractals, Fractal-based Methods and Applications"

Guest Editors:
Prof. Herb Kunze, University of Guelph, Canada
Prof. Davide La Torre, University of Milan, Italy

This special issue aims to highlight recent research, development and applications of fractals and fractal-based methods. Fractal-based techniques lie at the heart of multiscale modelling, as fractals are inherently multiscale objects. Fractals have increasingly become a useful tool in real-world applications; they very often describe such phenomena better than traditional mathematical models.

Fractal-based methods attempt to discover and exploit inter-scale relationships for modeling, prediction and control of phenomena. Fractal-based image compression was popularized by Barnsley, but research in imaging has moved beyond compression to other types of image processing (denoising, edge detection, deblurring, watermarking, information hiding, etc.) and to the broader notion of multiscale image analysis. Fractal-based methods have also been used to solve a wide variety of inverse problems arising in models described by systems of differential equations in both deterministic and stochastic settings.

Subject Coverage
Papers relevant to the scope of the special issue should include, but are not limited to, the following areas:
  • Analysis on fractals
  • Fractals, V-variable fractals, superfractals and self-similar objects
  • Fractal geometry
  • Fractal-based image analysis
  • Inverse problems using fractal-based analysis
  • Applications to biology, economics, engineering, finance, physics

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: 30 December, 2011 (extended)

Notification of acceptance: 28 February 2012

Revised final manuscript submission: 30 April, 2012