Advanced Mathematical Operations


Volume 120, No. 7a Volume 120, No. 7b


An International Conference on Applicable Mathematics (ICAM 2016) was organized during November 30 - December 1, 2016, by the Department of Mathematics, Stella Maris College, Chennai, India, which is a reputed autonomous institution of higher education for women and is affiliated to the University of Madras. The conference provided a broad forum for researchers in different fields of Mathematics to present their work related to the rich applicability of the mathematical techniques in a variety of problem areas.

This special issue in International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics is one among the two special Journal publications of the conference ICAM 2016. This special issue consisting of two volumes, which had an open call, consists of forty papers from a selection of papers presented in ICAM 2016, have been accepted after having undergone reviews according to the journal procedure and standards. The papers that qualified to be published range over  varied subjects like Algebra, Complex Analysis, Graph Theory, Fuzzy Optimization,  Fuzzy Mathematics, Fuzzy Algebra, Automata, Soft set theory, Vague set theory, Mathematical Modeling, Internet of Things, Networking, and Differential Equation.

The Guest editors of this special issue acknowledge with gratitude the Editor in Chief:  Prof. Svetoslav Nenov for his ready consent to bring out a special issue in this journal, of the conference ICAM 2016 and for his continuous guidance. The guest editors also thank the Scientific Committee team, for their excellent support in bringing out this special issue. The guest editors also acknowledge the valuable contributions of the reviewers in providing timely reviews of the papers and the authors for their articles to this special issue.

Guest Editors

S. Sundar1, K.G. Subramanian2, Bharati Rajan3, Indra Rajasingh4, Sr. Jasintha Quadras5, Felbin Kennedy5

1Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai 600 036 India ; email:

2Department of Mathematics, Madras Christian College, Chennai 600 059 India ; email:

3Emeritus Professor of Mathematics (UGC), Loyola College, Chennai 600 034 India ; email:

4School of Mathematics, School of Advanced Sciences, VIT University, Chennai 600 127 India ; email:

5Department of Mathematics, Stella Maris College, Chennai 600 086 India email:;

Bio-graphical Notes:

Dr. S.Sundar is a Professor of Mathematics at Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai India. He is an Associate Editor, International Journal of Advances in Engineering Sciences, an Editorial Board Member, Journal Indian Academy of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Distinguished Alumni of TU Kaiserslautern, Germany and is on the Program Advisory Committee (Mathematical Sciences), Department of Science and Technology India- His areas of research include Numerics for PDEs, Mathematical Modeling & Numerical Simulation.

Dr K.G. Subramanian was with the Faculty of the Department of Mathematics, Madras Christian College, Chennai, India from 1970 to 2006. He was a Visiting Professor at Universiti Sains Malaysia from 2007 to 2015. His main areas of research include theory and applications of formal languages, combinatorics on words and biologically motivated computing models and has publications in reputed journals. Currently, he is UGC (India) Emeritus Fellow (2016-18) at Madras Christian College. Dr Bharati Rajan was with the Faculty of the Department of Mathematics, Loyola College, Chennai, India from 1980 to 2010. She was awarded the Emeritus Fellowship in 2011. She is actively engaged in research and is editing special issues of journals. She is an approved Supervisor for Research in Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India. Her main areas of research include graph theory and univalent functions. She has a good number of publications in reputed journals and has traveled wide for conferences and invited talks.

Dr Indra Rajasingh is a Professor of Mathematics in Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai, India. Her research areas are Graph Theory and Theoretical Computer Science. She has 40 years of teaching experience and has guided 20 scholars for their PhD degree. She is a recipient of “Excellence Award in Mathematics” conferred by International Multidisciplinary Research Foundation, Thailand Chapter. She has been the convener of 9 International Conferences. She is a guest editor for Journal of Discrete Algorithms, Mathematics in Computer Science and International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics (IJPAM). Dr. Jasintha Quadras is the Principal of Stella Maris College (Autonomous), Chennai, India and also belongs to the faculty of Mathematics of this college (transferred as Principal to Maris Stella College, Vijayawada).  Her research interests and specialization focus on Graph Theory, in which she has several research publications in addition to supervisory work on several doctoral and M.Phil. theses. She is a member of several professional bodies, is a peer-team member coordinator of accreditation committees of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council, a member of the Academic Council, Senate and Board of Research Studies, University of Madras, and UGC nominee on several national-level committees. She is on the advisory board of several institutions in the area of autonomy. She is the Vice President, Asia, of the International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU). 

Dr. Felbin C. Kennedy is on the faculty of Mathematics, Stella Maris College, Chennai, India since 1992 and is currently Head department of Mathematics, and Former Dean, Academic Affairs and Associate N.C.C. officer of the college. Her research areas are Fuzzy Analysis, Fuzzy Operational Research and Fuzzy soft set theory. She has a fundamental work with 355 citations in fuzzy normed linear space published in Fuzzy sets and systems and there are works based on fuzzy normed linear space of the Felbin’s type. She was a member of the Academic Council, University of Madras and is also a Ph.D supervisor. She is on the Governing Council, International Forum for Interdisciplinary Mathematics (FIM) since 2012 and is the current elected Secretary of FIM.

Guest Editors: S. Sundar, K.G. Subramanian. Bharati Rajan, Indra Rajasingh, Sr. Jasintha Quadras, Felbin C.Kennedy