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.
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
Submission deadline: 31 May, 2015