Fractional-order systems have lately been attracting significant attention and gaining more acceptance as generalizations to classical integer-order systems. Mathematical basics of fractional-order calculus were laid nearly 300 years ago and since then have become established as deeply rooted mathematical concepts. Today, it is known that many real dynamic systems cannot be described by a system of simple differential equations of integer-order. In practice such systems are encountered in electronics, signal processing, thermodynamics, biology, medicine, control theory, etc. This Action favours scientific advancement in the above mentioned areas by coordinating activities of academic research groups towards an efficient deployment of fractional theory to industry applications. The cooperation of researchers from different institutions guarantees wide visibility of results from the Action.
The COST Action CA15225 shows that the fractional calculus and it utilization is beneficial in different areas. Being in the middle of the COST Action life-time period, the fractional-order systems, analogue or digital, used in control and regulation or specific signal processing may be seen as common. However, using the fractional-order approach this Action can even help with the express hormone tests and detection methods. For more information contact Action Chair Jaroslav Koton or directly the research group head Eduard Petleknov (eduard.petlenkov”at”taltech.ee).