"Based on the International Conference on Optimal Control of Differential Equations held recently at Ohio University, Athens, this Festschrift to honor the sixty-fifth birthday of Constantin Corduneanu an outstanding researcher in differential and integral equations provides in-depth coverage of recent advances, applications, and open problems relevant to mathematics and physics. Introduces new results as well as novel methods and techniques!"
". . .warmly recommended to nonlinear analysts, physicists, engineers and to everyone who is interested in differential equations and their applications. "
---Acta Mathematica Scientia
Optimal Relaxed Controls for Nonlinear Infinite Dimensional Stochastic Differential Inclusions * Optimal Control Problems Governed by Volterra Integral Inclusions * Identifying the Nonlinearity in a Parabolic Boundary Value Problem * Optimal Control of Some PDE with Two Point Boundary Conditions * Continuity of a Parametrized Linear Quadratic Optimal Control Problem * Some Remarks on Ergodic and Periodic Control * Optimal Boundary Control of Nonlinear Parabolic Equations * Numerical Approximations to Solutions to Riccati Equations Arising in Boundary Control Problems for the Wave Equation * Well-posedness and Uniform Decay Rates for Weak Solutions to a Von Karman System with Nonlinear Dissipative Boundary Conditions * Optimal Control of Hyperbolic Systems with Bounded Variation Controls * Further Regularity Properties of the Optimal Pair in Quadratic Cost Problems for Parabolic Equations with Boundary Control and Non-smoothing Final State Penalization * Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for Optimality for Nonlinear Control Problems in Banach Spaces * Pareto Optimality Conditions for Abnormal Optimization and Optimal Control Problems * A Theory of First and Second Order Conditions for Nonregular Extremum Problems * Existence, Approximation and Suboptimality Conditions for Minimax Control of Heat Transform Systems with State Constraints * Optimal Control of Problems for Some First and Second Order Differential Equations * A Variational Approach to Shape Optimization for the Navier-Stokes Equation * On the Relationship Between the Optimal Quadratic Cost Problems in an Infinite Horizon, and on a Finite Horizon with Final Time Penalization - The Abstract Hyperbolic Case * A Sharp Result on the Exponential Operator-Norm Decay of a Family Th(t) of S.C. Semigroups Uniformly in h.