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Accepted Special Sessions


Title:  Nonlinear Systems, Circuits and Applications

by prof. G. Grassi, prof. Viet-Thanh Pham, prof. Ahmed Radwan, prof. Christos Volos


The aim of this Special Issue is to feature recent advances in nonlinear systems, circuits and their applications and to stimulate discussions for new directions and for future research. The integration and cooperation among scientists across the traditional disciplinary barriers proved extremely rewarding and stimulating.

Nowadays, circuits , both linear and nonlinear, still remain the core components of most electronic devices and systems. As these systems, such as mechatronics, communications, cryptosystems and industrial electronics become more and more sophisticated, better functionality and reliability of these technologies require more intriguing use of nonlinear circuits. For this reason, the research in the topic of nonlinear circuits has already passed from the stage of using them as a tool for analog simulation of nonlinear dynamical systems to the stage of using them as the basic component in the aforementioned systems.

It is a fact that the observation of chaotic phenomena in nonlinear circuits was and still remains one of the major motivations for studying the nonlinear circuit theory. In the previous two decades a number of workshops and conferences, journal issues, research monographs and books, were focused on analysis and studying chaotic phenomena in various nonlinear circuits. Also, nonlinear circuits were a field in which many chaotic phenomena have been observed for the first time. So, the role of nonlinear circuits in the characterization of chaotic phenomena is crucial.

However, the nonlinear circuits have now passed from the traditional trend of studying and understanding chaos in a new research direction in the field of applied chaos technology. So, there is an increasing interest not only in the traditional chaos generation and analysis via circuitry but also in the new consideration of utilizing chaos in real physical systems. As a result, electronic engineers are really giving to chaos more and more attention and they use nonlinear circuits in an increasing number of engineering applications. This book aims to bridge the gap between these two research stages on the progress of nonlinear circuits and also open up some new directions of real applications where chaos can be put up to technological use, including secure communication systems, radio frequency operating circuits’ design, memristors and cryptography.

Selected papers of the Special Session will be published in the Journal of Discontinuity, Nonlinearity, and Complexity, after additional review.



Organizer's CVs


1. Giuseppe Grassi (Università del Salento, Dipartimento Ingegneria Innovazione, 73100 Lecce, Italy; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Giuseppe Grassi received the laurea degree in Electronic Engineering (with honors) from the Università di Bari, Bari, Italy, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Politecnico di Bari, Bari, Italy, in 1994. In 1994 he joined the Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Innovazione, Università del Salento, Lecce, Italy, where he is currently a Professor of Electrical Engineering. His research interests include chaotic and hyperchaotic circuits, synchronization properties and chaos-based cryptography, cellular neural networks theory and applications, stability of nonlinear systems, neural networks applied to wind and photovoltaic systems. He has published 70 papers in international journals (source: Web of Science) and 95 papers in proceedings of international conferences. From 2004 to 2007 he served as an Associate Editor for the Dynamics of Impulsive Continuous and Discrete Time Systems-series B. Since 2008 he serves as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transaction on CAS-II. Since 2010 he serves as an Associate Editor of the IEEE CAS Magazine. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and a member of the IEEE Technical Committee on Nonlinear Circuits and Systems. From January 2012 to Juanuary 2016 he served as the Director of the Centro Cultura Innovativa d'Impresa, an interdepartmental center of the Università del Salento with an annual budged of over 10 millions euros in researches on emerging technologies. Since Juanuary 2016 he serves as the Head of the Department of Engineering for Innovation at the Università del Salento.

2. Viet-Thanh Pham (Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Thanh Tay Institute for Advanced Study (TIAS), Thanh Tay University, Yen Nghia, Ha Dong district, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam; Phenikaa Research and Technology Institute (PRATI), A&A Green Phoenix Group, 167 Hoang Ngan, Hanoi 100000, Viet Nam; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Viet-Thanh Pham received the degree in electronics and telecommunications from the Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam, in 2005, and the Ph.D. degree in electronics, automation and control of complex systems engineering from the University of Catania, Italy, in 2013. He is a director of research at Thanh Tay Institute for Advanced Study (TIAS), Thanh Tay University. His scientific interest includes chaos, nonlinear control, applications of nonlinear systems, analysis and design of analog circuits, and FPGA-based digital circuits.

3. Ahmed Radwan (Eng. Mathematics and Physics Dept., Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, Egypt, Acting Director of Research, Nile University, Egypt, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Ahmed Radwan (Senior IEEE) is a Professor in the Engineering Mathematics Department, Cairo University, Egypt and Acting Director of Research, Nile University, Egypt. Previously he was the Director of Nanoelectronics Integrated Systems Center (NISC), Nile University, Egypt as well as Director of the Technical Center for Career Development (TCCD), Cairo University. He received several international and national awards such as Showman, State Cairo University excellence awards.

4. Christos Volos (Laboratory of Nonlinear Systems, Circuits & Complexity, Physics Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Christos Volos received the Physics Diploma degree, the M.Sc. degree in electronics, and the Ph.D. degree in chaotic electronics from the Physics Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in 1999, 2002, and 2008, respectively. He is currently an Assistant Professor with the Physics Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His current research interests include, among others, the design and study of analog and mixed signal electronic circuits, chaotic electronics and their applications (secure communications, cryptography, robotics), experimental chaotic synchronization, chaotic UWB communications, and measurement and instrumentation systems.



Call for Special Sessions


The MOCAST 2019 technical program will include Special Sessions. Their objective is to complement the regular program with new or emerging topics that are of particular interest to modern circuits and systems technologies practitioners and experts.

We recall that, typically, each Special Session comprises 5 presentations of 15-20 minutes each. The first paper in a Special Session may serve as an introduction to the field, aimed at outsiders, and therefore could also be an overview paper. Prospective organizers of Special Sessions should submit proposals indicating:

  • Title of the session.
  • Rationale of the need for the Special Session at MOCAST; the rationale should stress the novelty of the topic and/or its multidisciplinary features (if any).
  • Short biography of the organizers.
  • List of at least five (5) contributed papers (including titles, authors, contact information of the corresponding author, and a short abstract of each contribution). Organizers should not contribute with more than two papers.

Proposals will be evaluated based on the timeliness of the topic, and the qualifications of organizers and contributors.


Important Dates:

Special Session Proposals due: 30 Nov, 2018.
Notification of acceptance of the Special Session: 8 Dec, 2018.
Submission of full four-page papers for approved Special Sessions: 23 Dec,  2018 .
Notification of Special Session papers acceptance: 25 Feb, 2019.
Deadline for submission of publication ready special session papers: 16 March, 2019.

After Special Session proposals are approved, manuscripts may be submitted as the regular papers but to the special sessions topic and should conform to the formatting and electronic submission guidelines of regular MOCAST papers. Papers will undergo the same review process as regular papers. It is the responsibility of the organizers to ensure that their Special Session papers meet MOCAST quality standards. If, at the end of the review process, fewer than four (4) papers are accepted, the session will be cancelled and the accepted papers will be moved to regular sessions.

Proposals should be sent via e-mail to the Special Session chairs by November 30, 2018 at the latest.


MOCAST 2018 Special Sessions Chairs:
Kostas Siozios (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)