Calls for papers


International Journal of Applied Nonlinear Science
International Journal of Applied Nonlinear Science


Special Issue on: "Dynamic Models and Optimal Control in Biomathematics"

Guest Editor:
Tufail Malik, Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research, UAE

This special issue aims to solicit research papers that address recent advances and current challenges in mathematical modelling and analysis of dynamical systems (whether deterministic or stochastic) associated with various biological systems (population dynamics, epidemiology, oncology, medicine) and their significance in decision making, through incorporating optimal control theory.

Optimal control theory has developed into a valuable tool that helps policy makers to concoct harvesting, hunting/fishing and culling or re-introduction schemes in populations, and to devise treatment, prophylaxis, vaccination, screening and quarantine strategies in order to reduce or eliminate a disease from a community.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Optimal control in biological systems
  • Optimal control theory in ecology
  • Optimal control of transmission and spread of diseases
  • Optimal control in medicine
  • Optimal control theory in oncology

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 has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Enquiries can be emailed to Dr. Tufail Malik:

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 31 May, 2015