Global synchronization of stochastic delayed complex networks. (English) Zbl 1268.34098

Summary: This paper is concerned with the delay-dependent synchronization criterion for stochastic complex networks with time delays. Firstly, expectations of stochastic cross terms containing the Itô integral are investigated by utilizing stochastic analysis techniques. In fact, in order to obtain less conservative delay-dependent conditions for stochastic delay systems including stochastic complex (or neural) networks with time delays, how to deal with expectations of these stochastic cross terms is an important problem, and expectations of these stochastic terms were not dealt with properly in many existing results. Then, based on the investigation of expectations of stochastic cross terms, this paper proposes a novel delay-dependent synchronization criterion for stochastic delayed complex networks. In the derivation process, the mathematical development avoids bounding stochastic cross terms. Thus, the method leads to a simple criterion and shows less conservatism. Finally, a numerical example is provided to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed approach.


34D06 Synchronization of solutions to ordinary differential equations
34K27 Perturbations of functional-differential equations
34K50 Stochastic functional-differential equations
05C82 Small world graphs, complex networks (graph-theoretic aspects)
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