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Fractional Derivatives and Their Applications (FDTA)

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The 2024 Symposium on Fractional Derivatives and Their Applications (FDTA2024)

The 2023 Symposium on Fractional Derivatives and Their Applications (FDTA2023)

The 2022 Symposium on Fractional Derivatives and Their Applications (FDTA2022) MESA-14: Fractional Derivatives and Their Applications Submission link  (submission deadline 9/25/22)

The 2021 Symposium on Fractional Derivatives and Their Applications (FDTA2021)

as a part of the

The 2021 ASME/IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Embedded Systems and Applications (MESA)

(The 16th ASME/IEEE MESA2021 Chairs: Drs. Chris Pretty and Abhijit Nagchaudhuri CFP.pdf) and

(Please check out two other symposia collocated: SUAVTAAIET-for-MESA)

deadline extended from 2/23 to 3/9/2021

FDTA (Symposium on Fractional Derivatives and Their Applications) was started by Prof. Om Agrawal and other FDTA colleagues in 2003 IDETC under the ASME DED VIB TC (Technical Committee), which meets on odd years under a DED TC. In 2007 and 2009, FDTA was under TC MSNDC. Starting from 2011, FDTA symposium is under MESA TC (under ASME DED) for better development of and better service to the FDTA community. ASME/IEEE MESA conference holds every odd year. MESA TC hosted FDTA2011 in Washington DC, FDTA2013 in Portland OR, FDTA2015 in Boston, MA, and FDTA2017 in Cleveland, OH, and FDTA2019 in Anaheim, CA.

Please note that ASME DED MESA TC also hosts conferences under IEEE/ASME in even years (e.g. 2008 in Beijing, China (papers), 2010 in Qingdao, China (papers), 2012 in Suzhou, China (papers): 2014 in Italy (papers), and 2016 in Aukland NZ, (papers) and MESA2018 in Oulu, Finland) where FDTA symposia were also organized and papers were published in  unfortunately, MESA2020 was cancelled due to COVID-19.

For 2021 FDTA Symposium under ASME/IEEE MESA2021, papers are solicited in the area of fractional derivatives and their applications. The subjects of the papers may include, but are not limited to,

  • mathematical modeling of fractional and/or stochastic fractional dynamic systems in the real world, stability analysis and numerical techniques for these equations,
  • fractional controller design and system identification,
  • stability analysis of fractional systems, nonlinear and stochastic fractional dynamic systems,
  • fractional order models and their experimental verifications, and applications of fractional models to engineering systems in general and mechatronic embedded systems in particular,
  • fractional calculus based models for cyber-physical systems (CPS) and cyber-human systems (CHS), and in general, intelligent adaptive systems (IAS),
  • fractional calculus based better characterization of complex systems in general,
  • applied fractional calcuclus in big data analytics and variability quatification,
  • applied fractional calculus in machine learning for more optimal way to optimize,
  • fractional calculus based better characterization of complex systems in general ...

Paper submission is usually a two stage process. Papers with the e-mail addresses of the authors must be submitted online abstract(s) at  by March 9th 2021 (was February 23, 2021). After the abstract submission, you MUST also submit a full length paper for peer review by March 9th 2021 (was February 23, 2021). This deadline is very rigid - so be on time or earlier! All manuscripts after a successful review procedure will be published in the conference proceedings. It will be EI-indexed (for example, FDTA2003 Chicago, FDTA2005 Long Beach, FDTA2007 Las Vegas, FDTA2009 San Diego, FDTA2011 Washington DC, FDTA2013 Portland,  FDTA2015 Boston, FDTA2017 Cleveland, FDTA2019 Anaheim CA). For further information, please contact FDTA2021 online virtual symposium organizers:

(LaTeX paper template: or this link to official templates.

  • Professor YangQuan Chen, MESA LAB, School of Engineering,  University of California, Merced, North Lake Road, Merced, CA 95343, USA.;
  • Professor Changpin Li, Dept. of Mathematics, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China, Email:
  • Professor Yongguang Yu, School of Science, Beijing Jiaotong University, Email:

FDTA Advisory Committee: Om P. Agrawal (USA), Chair. M. A. Duarte-Mermoud (Chile); A. Dzielinski (Poland); M. Edelman (USA); V. Feliu (Spain); R. Gorenflo (Germany); T. T. Hartley (USA); V. Kiryakova (Bulgaria); V. Lakshmikantham (USA); C. F. Lorenzo (USA); Y. Luchko (Germany);  F. Mainardi (Italy); R. Magin (USA); S. Manabe (Japan); S. Momani (Jordan); A. Mehaute (France); R. Nigmatullin (Russia); A. Oustaloup (France); M. Ortigueira (Portugal); K. Oldham (Canada); N. Shimizu (Japan); H. M. Srivastava (Canada); I. Podlubny (Slovakia).

FDTA Technical Committee: YangQuan Chen, Chair; T. Atanackovic (Serbia); G. W. Bohannan (USA); R. Caponetto (Italy); D. L. Chen (China); L. C. Chen (China); K. Diethelm (Germany); R. El-Khazali (UAE); A.M.A. El-Sayed (Egypt); M. Enelund (Sweden); N. J. Ford (UK); A. Grau (Spain); P. Guo (China); M. Haeri (Iran); K. Hedrih (Serbia); N. Heymans (Belgium); R. Hilfer (Germany); C. Ionescu (Belgium); S. Kempfle (Germany); M. Kirane (France); M. Klimek (Poland); P. Lanusse (France); C. H. Kou (China); D. Y. Liu (France); F. W. Liu (Australia); J. G. Lu (China); R. Malti (France); P. Melchior (France); S. Muslih (Italy); H. Ozaktas (Turkey); E. Rabei (Jordan); E. Scalas (UK); M. Shitikova (Russia); D. Sierociuk (Poland); F. A. Silva (Portugal); D. Spasic (Serbia); H. G. Sun (China); H. W. Sun (Macau, China); W. Tan (China); M. S. Tavazoei (Iran); J. Trigeassou (France); J. J. Trujillo (Spain); L. Vazquez (Spain); H. Wang (USA); D. Y. Xue (China); C. Yin (China); D. S. Yin (China); Y. G. Yu (China); C. B. Zeng (China); Y. Zhou (China); 

FDTA Honors and Awards Committee Chair: Igor Podlubny (Slovakia)

FDTA Education and Outreach Committee Chair: Dingyu Xue (China)

FDTA Steering Committee Chair: YangQuan Chen (USA)


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Last updated 1/23/2019 by YangQuan Chen, updated 1/10/2021; 4/10/2024