Advantages of the fractional models in dealing with real world problems

Istanbul, Turkey, October 8-12, 2018


By July 31, there were 139 applications to be a Trainee at the Training School. Thank you all very much for your interest in our activitites. However, not all of you followed the instructions fully and did not send your Applicant letter to the Local Organizer. Thos fact made the final selection of the Trainees a bit easiser, but still have to select the only 20 Trainees. The final group of Trainees was invited through the e-COST system. Hence check your mailbox, if you are the one. If not, do not wary, there will be other events organized by our COST Action.


A 5-day Training school that brings together participating top international specialists from diverse countries (members of our COST Action) and to initiate fruitful collaborations in the field of fractional dynamics focusing on finding new analytical and numerical methods as well as techniques to model the complexity of the dynamics of some real-world systems.

The advantage of using models based on fractional calculus is that there are several fractional kernels (singular or non singular) which can be adapted to a given set of data. In addition, the order of fractional derivatives can vary, therefore the range of the applicability of the generated models will increase considerable.

The expected results in time will contribute better to the identification of the unknown phenomena and the stability of the fractional tumor models. New software for solving fractional differential equations and fractional discrete equations will be provided.

Optimal control theory is playing an important role in the design of modern systems. Optimal control provides a powerful tool to link biological, mechanical or physical requirements coming from the system under investigation to the required mathematical objectives. With the help of a very recently established fractional derivative we will design a working plan for our control problems.

Invited trainers

Prof. Dumitru Baleanu (Turkey): Beyond the classical fractional calculus: theory and experimental evidences
Dr. Fatih Destovic (Serbia): Fractional mathematical modeling and statistical representation of experimental data
Prof Emmanuel Hanert (Belgium): Application of fractional models to life-science problems: Examples from ecology and pharmacokinetics
Prof. Sverre Holm (Norway): Fractional models in wave propagation and applications in medical imaging and acoustics
Prof. S Hassan HoseinNia (Netherlands): Application of fractional order Control in precision mechatronics
Prof. Juergen Kurths (Germany): Synchronization of coupled complex systems
Prof. Guido Maione (Italy): Fractional-order modeling and control in common rail injection systems
Prof. Piotr Ostalczyk (Poland): Vector-matrix description of the variable fractional-order linear systems
Prof. Milan Rapaic (Serbia): Real-time identification and parameter estimation in fractional and irrational linear systems

The preliminarily program of the Training School can be downloaded here.

Eligibility, Financial support


The eligible expenses (travel, accommodation, meals) of the active participants of the Training school will be reimbursed after the event. The participants-Trainer must follow the COST Vademecum rules. The expenses for accommocation and meals are set as flat rate to 90EUR/night and 15EUR/meal, respectively, whereas max 6 nights and max 12 meals are eligible. For more information regarding the financial support, please see COST Vademecum or contact Action chair at koton”at” or local organizer Prof. Dumitru Baleanu (dumitru”at”

The Trainers being from the member country of COST Action CA15225 or invitated and approved are eligible for reimbursment. The full list of member countries can be found here.


The expenses (travel, accommodation, meals) of the active Training School participants will be supported by a COST Grant. For Trainees being outside Turkey, the COST Grant is set to 1080 EUR, whereas for Trainees from Turkey the COST Grant is 600 EUR. Note, that the COST Grant does not have to cover all your expenses. The participants pay all relevant expenses in advance, whereas first after the event they are reimbursed. For more information, please see the COST Vademecum or contact Action chair at koton”at”

Note that the organizer is provided with the Participants list, which you as a participant (Trainer or Trainee) must sign each day of attending the event to be later eligible for reimbursement.


The Training school takes place in the Istanbul Gelisim University, Avcilar Campus, Engineering and Architecture Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey. For more details of the location please see the web of the

Important dates

Filling out the Application form and sending the Application Letter: July 31, 2018
Invitation of the Trainees via e-COST: August 16, 2018
Training School dates: October 8-12, 2018


Both Trainer and Trainees arange the accommodation by them selves. Anyway, the organizers may recomment to select from the following hotels:



For any additional information regarding the Training School, please contact the Local Organizer Prof. Dumitru Baleanu, email: dumitru”at”