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Volume 20 Number 7 Part July Year 2018

30 articles in this issue 

Yimin Huang and Qiuxiang Li

Considering consumers’ attitudes to risks for probabilistic products and probabilistic selling, this paper develops a dynamic Stackelberg game model of the supply chain considering the asymmetric dual-channel structure. Based on entropy theory and d... see more


Tian Zhao, Yu-Chao Hua and Zeng-Yuan Guo

The principle of least action, which is usually applied to natural phenomena, can also be used in optimization problems with manual intervention. Following a brief introduction to the brachistochrone problem in classical mechanics, the principle of least ... see more


Subhashis Hazarika, Ayan Biswas, Soumya Dutta and Han-Wei Shen

Uncertainty of scalar values in an ensemble dataset is often represented by the collection of their corresponding isocontours. Various techniques such as contour-boxplot, contour variability plot, glyphs and probabilistic marching-cubes have been proposed... see more


Gregor Chliamovitch and Yann Thorimbert

In two recent papers we introduced a generalization of Boltzmann’s assumption of molecular chaos based on a criterion of maximum entropy, which allowed setting up a bilocal version of Boltzmann’s kinetic equation. The present paper aims to inv... see more


Lev Vaidman and Izumi Tsutsui

The history of photons in a nested Mach–Zehnder interferometer with an inserted Dove prism is analyzed. It is argued that the Dove prism does not change the past of the photon. Alonso and Jordan correctly point out that an experiment by Danan et al.... see more


Dalei Jing and Lei He

The present work numerically studies the thermal characteristics of a staggered double-layer microchannel heat sink (DLMCHS) with an offset between the upper layer of microchannels and lower layer of microchannels in the width direction, and investigates ... see more


Michel Boyer, Rotem Liss and Tal Mor

A semiquantum key distribution (SQKD) protocol makes it possible for a quantum party and a classical party to generate a secret shared key. However, many existing SQKD protocols are not experimentally feasible in a secure way using current technology. An ... see more


Linqing Huang, Shuting Cai, Mingqing Xiao and Xiaoming Xiong

Recently, to conquer most non-plain related chaos-based image cryptosystems’ security flaws that cannot resist the powerful chosen/knownn plain-text attacks or differential attacks efficiently for less plaintext sensitivity, many plain related chaos... see more


Hector Zenil, Narsis A. Kiani and Jesper Tegnér

We introduce a definition of algorithmic symmetry in the context of geometric and spatial complexity able to capture mathematical aspects of different objects using as a case study polyominoes and polyhedral graphs. We review, study and apply a method for... see more


George Mikhailovsky

This article focuses on several factors of complification, which worked during the evolution of our Universe. During the early stages of such evolution up to the Recombination Era, it was laws of quantum mechanics; during the Dark Ages it was gravitation;... see more


Amina-Aicha Khennaoui, Adel Ouannas, Samir Bendoukha, Xiong Wang and Viet-Thanh Pham

In this paper, we propose a fractional map based on the integer-order unified map. The chaotic behavior of the proposed map is analyzed by means of bifurcations plots, and experimental bounds are placed on the parameters and fractional order. Different co... see more


Wiktor Jakowluk

In this paper, a novel method is proposed to design a free final time input signal, which is then used in the robust system identification process. The solution of the constrained optimal input design problem is based on the minimization of an extra state... see more


Romain Brasselet and Angelo Arleo

Categorization is a fundamental information processing phenomenon in the brain. It is critical for animals to compress an abundance of stimulations into groups to react quickly and efficiently. In addition to labels, categories possess an internal structu... see more


Kevin S. Brown, Paul D. Allopenna, William R. Hunt, Rachael Steiner, Elliot Saltzman, Ken McRae and James S. Magnuson

Human speech perception involves transforming a countinuous acoustic signal into discrete linguistically meaningful units (phonemes) while simultaneously causing a listener to activate words that are similar to the spoken utterance and to each other. The ... see more


Eesa Al Solami, Musheer Ahmad, Christos Volos, Mohammad Najam Doja and Mirza Mohd Sufyan Beg

In this paper, we present a novel method to construct cryptographically strong bijective substitution-boxes based on the complicated dynamics of a new hyperchaotic system. The new hyperchaotic system was found to have good characteristics when compared wi... see more


Jinshan Ma

A novel generalized grey target decision method for mixed attributes based on Kullback-Leibler (K-L) distance is proposed. The proposed approach involves the following steps: first, all indices are converted into index binary connection number vectors; se... see more


Yuanyuan Li, Yanjing Sun, Xinhua Huang, Guanqiu Qi, Mingyao Zheng and Zhiqin Zhu

Multi-modality image fusion provides more comprehensive and sophisticated information in modern medical diagnosis, remote sensing, video surveillance, etc. Traditional multi-scale transform (MST) based image fusion solutions have difficulties in the selec... see more


Wenan Cai, Zhaojian Yang, Zhijian Wang and Yiliang Wang

Due to the weak entropy of the vibration signal in the strong noise environment, it is very difficult to extract compound fault features. EMD (Empirical Mode Decomposition), EEMD (Ensemble Empirical Mode Decomposition) and LMD (Local Mean Decomposition) a... see more


Jan Smrek and Kurt Kremer

Active matter consists of particles that dissipate energy, from their own sources, in the form of mechanical work on their surroundings. Recent interest in active-passive polymer mixtures has been driven by their relevance in phase separation of (e.g., tr... see more


Heonsoo Lee, Zirui Huang, Xiaolin Liu, UnCheol Lee and Anthony G. Hudetz

Theoretical consideration predicts that the alteration of local and shared information in the brain is a key element in the mechanism of anesthetic-induced unconsciousness. Ordinal pattern analysis, such as permutation entropy (PE) and symbolic mutual inf... see more


Tianchen Li, Bin Liu, Yong Liu, Wenmin Guo, Ao Fu, Liangsheng Li, Nie Yan and Qihong Fang

A novel metal matrix composite based on the NbMoCrTiAl high entropy alloy (HEA) was designed by the in-situ formation method. The microstructure, phase evolution, and compression mechanical properties at room temperature of the composite are investigated ... see more


Lukas Mairhofer, Sandra Eibenberger, Armin Shayeghi and Markus Arndt

Matter-wave near-field interference can imprint a nano-scale fringe pattern onto a molecular beam, which allows observing its shifts in the presence of even very small external forces. Here we demonstrate quantum interference of the pre-vitamin 7-dehydroc... see more