August 23-25, 2017
São Paulo, Brazil
Recurrence plot symposium São Paulo 2017.

Focus Issue

Invitation to Submit: Recurrence Quantification Analysis for Understanding Complex Systems

Dear colleague,

In order to commemorate the 30 year anniversary of the introduction of recurrence plots, and the 25 year anniversary of the introduction of recurrence quantification analysis, Chaos: An International Journal of Nonlinear Science will be publishing a Focus Issue titled, "Recurrence Quantification Analysis for Understanding Complex Systems."

In the last three decades, the recurrence plot and its quantification have become important research tools in the analysis of short, noisy, and non-stationary data. Theoretical work on recurrence plots has reached considerable maturity, and the method's popularity in recent years continues to increase due to a large number of practical applications in diverse areas, including: physiology, astrophysics, biochemistry, finance, and meteorology. The aim of this Focus Issue is to present advances and applications of the recurrence methodologies for analyzing complex systems, and will include contributions from preeminent groups that are developing theoretical aspects related to this technique and applying it to relevant, applied problems in multidisciplinary fields.

With this letter, we formally invite you to contribute an article to this Focus Issue of Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science, to be published in October 2018.  All articles should conform to the Chaos author guidelines. Please be sure to write a lead paragraph – see the guidelines for more detail.

Please let us know by October 1, 2017 if you plan on submitting a manuscript. If so, we look forward to receiving your submission by February 5, 2018. Your manuscript will be reviewed within 4-6 weeks of submission.

We hope that you will be able to contribute to this exciting Focus Issue in Chaos.

With warm regards,

Guest Editors

Norbert Marwan
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Elbert E. N. Macau
Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE) Sao Jose dos Campos

Ricardo L. Viana
Universidade Federal do Parana

Charles L. Webber, Jr.
Loyola University Chicago