**Dear author,**

In order to simplify the procedure of interaction between an author (coauthors) and the publisher we ask you to send agreements on transfer of copyright (in Russian or in English) simultaneously with the manuscript of the article to the editorial board of the journal. The agreement should be sent **in duplicate**.

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We draw your attention to the fact that the agreement enters into force under the condition of acceptance of an article ** for publication in English**. If for any reason your article is refused by the editorial board of the journal, the agreement automatically loses force. The decision on acceptance of an article for publication is the exclusive right of the editorial board of the journal. Signing of the agreement by an author (coauthors) means that the author (coauthors) has acquainted himself (themselves) and agrees (agree) with the conditions of the agreement.

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**INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS**

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**Themes**

The journal publishes articles and notes containing original results on theoretical and applied control roblems in the following areas:

(1) deterministic systems,

(2) stochastic systems,

(3) queueing systems,

(4) discrete systems,

(5) adaptive and robust systems,

(6) developing systems,

(7) control in biological systems and medicine,

(8) modeling of behavior and intelligence,

(9) automata,

(10) technical diagnostics,

(11) automatic control systems,

(12) com uting techniques in control,

(13) technical tools in control,

(14) computer-aided production control systems, and

(15) reliability.

The journal also ublishes reviews on the state-of-the-art of major roblems,messages on the
most interesting scientific conferences, materials of scientific discussions, and reviews of new books

**Structure of an article**

1. Every article must begin with a short introduction to the topic, its brief history, and an outline
as to where and when the topic is encountered in control roblems. If the topic is concerned with a
mathematical model, an explanation must be given as to how the model is implied in the formulation
of the problem.

2. The main body of the article must include a mathematical formulation of the problem, the
assertions and results obtained in the article must be explained, and all necessary proofs must be
given in an appendix. Special terms and definitions in the main text (but not in the Appendix) must
be explained. Abbreviations and acronyms, except for the most common ones, must be avoided.
Special terminology ertaining to the field to which the article is devoted must be used.

3. The concluding part of the article (conclusions) must summarize the results and, whenever
possible, give an example illustrating the effectiveness and application of methods, and trends.

4. The article must be subdivided into sections with titles reflecting the contents. Sections must
be numbered.

*An abstract* containing up to 100 words must summarize the contents of the article to a wide
circle of readers. Abstract is printed at the beginning of the article as a separate double-s aced
section.

*Typewritten Manuscript.* Two copies of the manuscript typewritten on single side of A4 paper,
double spaced, with 4 cm left margin and distinct black typeface impression must be submitted. The size of the article
must not exceed 16 ages (the size of a note must be not more than 6 ages), including a endix, list of references, tables,
and legends to figures. Pages must be numbered.

*Formulas* must be written legibly in black large letters. Clear distinction must be made between
upper-and lower-case letters (*P, p; K, k; M, m; X, x; V, v; Y, y*) and characters similar in shape (* I,
J; e; l; i,* and *j*). Superscripts and subscripts must be written strictly above and below the baseline.
In-line formulas must be written such that interline space is not increased, for example *a/b*, lim *y*
as x -> 0, sup for *x X*; exp (*x/y*), and integral of *f* (*x*) with respect to
*x* [*a,b*]. Numbers of formulas must be enclosed within arentheses on the left.
If formula numbers exceed 20, then double numeration can be used (the first figure indicates the number of section,
whereas the second figure denotes the number of the formula within the section, for example, (3.2) means formula two
of section three). Formulas that are not referenced in the main body of the text or ap endix must be not numbered.

Greek letters must be underlined in red and vectors in blue. Black pencil must be used to mark
superscripts, subscripts, exponential powers, uppercase letters ( ), lowercase letters (),
and zeros ( ).

*Tables.* Titles of rows and columns in a table and tables must be short without any abbreviations.
The location of tables in the text must be shown on the left margin.

*Figures.* Not more than six figures must be submitted in two copies on separate pages, each
showing the number of the figure and name of the author. All lengthy inscriptions in figures must
be replaced by numbers or letters and their explanations must be given in captions to figures or in the text.
The location of figures in the text must be indicated on the left margin.

*Photographs* must be submitted in two copies on white glossy photopaper. Images must have
good consrast with distinct boundaries. There must not be any captions, insscriptions, etc., on one
copy of the photograph.

*List of references* must be compiled according to the rules adopted for the journal (see examples).
Works in the list of references must be number in order of their occurrence in the main body of the article.
The list of references can be submitted on floppy diskettes.

*Examples of compilation of the list of references*

(a) Books:

1. Pontryagin, L.S., *Obyknovennye Differential ’nye Uravneniya* (Ordinary Differential Equations),
Moscow: Fizmatgiz,1961.

2. Voronov, A.M., Ed., *Teoriya Avtomaticheskogo Upravleniya. Chast ’I. Teoriya Lineinykh sistem
avtomaticheskogo upravleniya* (Automatic Control Theory. Part I: Theory of Linear Automatic
Control Systems), Moscow: Vysshaya Shkola,1986.

3. Gelenbe, E. and Mitrani , I., *Analysing and Synthesis of Computer Systems*, London: Academic
Press,1980.

(b) Journal Articles:

4. Zemlyakov, S.D. and Rutkovskii, V.Yu., Functional Controllability and Adjustability of
Coordinate-Parameter Control Systems, *Avtomat. Telemekh.*, 1986, no.2, pp.21 –30.

5. VcLean and Alkhatib, K., An Analytical Redundancy Scheme for Flight Control Systems, *Aeron.
J.*, 1985, vol.89, no.889, pp.353 –361.

(c) Conference Proceedings:

6. Desai, M. and Ray, A., A fault Detection and Isolation Methodology, in *Proc. 20th IEEE Conf.
Decision and Control*, San Diego, 1981, pp.1363 –1369.

(d) Preprints, Reports, Dissertations, etc.:

7. Shmelev, V.V., *Metod ochnykh shtrafnykh funk sii dlya resheniya zadach lineinogo i tselochislennogo
lineinogo programmirovaniya* (An Exact Penalty Function Method for Linear and
Integral Linear Programming Problems), Moscow, 1988. Dep. VINITI, No.1904-B88.

8. Glumov, V.M., Gorbatenkov, V.B., Krutova, I.N., and Khristenko, G.S., *Struktura i progarmnoe
obespechenie bloka identifikatsii sistem upravleniya poletom* (Identification Block of Flight
Control Systems: Its Structure and Software), Preprint, Moscow: Institute of Control Sciences, 1989.

For the sake of convenience of editing, articles repared with a computer text editor must be
typed double-spaced with 12 or 14 pt font.

*Supplementary matter.* Every article must be accompanied with two copies of an abstract and
legends to figures. Every article must be signed by all authors of the article, contain full information
about authors (first name, patronymic name, last name, affiliation, status, degree, title, telephone
numbers (home and office), postal address, and e-mail address (if any)). The most suitable area
(from the list given at the beginning of the Instructions) of the article must indicated.

Since a camera-ready copy of journal volume is repared with a computer, authors are earnestly
requested to submit two copies of articles on a (3.5") floppy in LATEX-e along with paper copies.
Telephone (home and office) and e-mail address (if any) must be typed at the end of the file of the
article and commented out.

Text must not be right flushed and words not hyphenated to carry across lines. A single empty
line must be used to separate paragraphs.

Two copies of the file of an article (in two different folders or with different file names) must be
provided on a diskette. The diskette must not contain any other files.

Use only English characters in the names of files.

Prior to submitting to the Editorial office, check whether the article conforms to our instructions.

*Revision of an article.* If an article is returned to the author for revision, the date of receipt of
the article will be changed and, consequently, the date of publication will also be postponed. If the
author radically alters the article, a copy of the original version must also be returned along with
the revised version.

*Articles accepted for publication. * A copy of the manuscript along with reviewer’s remark will be
forwarded to the author. The copy that is revised and corrected by the author is taken to be the
final manuscript and must be confirmed and signed by the author “for print.” In case the author
makes radical changes in the edited text, the article will be not be recommended for publications.
A copy of the proof-sheet will not be mailed to the author.

Reasons for rejection of an article for publication will not disclosed and the manuscript of the
article will not be returned to the author.

The Editorial Board hopes that articles will be submitted in full conformity with the Instructions
to Authors.

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