Adaptive feedback synchronization of a general complex dynamical network with delayed nodes

Qunjiao Zhang, Junan Lu, Jinhu Lu, Chi Kong Tse

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In the past decade, complex networks have attracted much attention from various fields of sciences and engineering. Synchronization is a typical collective behavior of complex networks that has been extensively investigated in recent years. To reveal the dynamical mechanism of synchronization in complex networks with time delays, a general complex dynamical network with delayed nodes is further studied. Based on a suitable model, we investigate the adaptive feedback synchronization and obtain several novel criteria for globally exponentially asymptotic synchronization. In particular, our hypotheses and the proposed adaptive controllers for network synchronization are very simple and can be readily applied in practical applications. Finally, numerical simulations are provided to illustrate the effectiveness of the proposed synchronization criteria.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-187
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008


  • Adaptive feedback synchronization
  • Complex networks
  • Delayed nodes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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