An information-theoretic primer on complexity, self-organization, and emergence

@article{Prokopenko2009AnIP,
  title={An information-theoretic primer on complexity, self-organization, and emergence},
  author={Mikhail Prokopenko and Fabio Boschetti and Alex J. Ryan},
  journal={Complexity},
  year={2009},
  volume={15},
  pages={11-28}
}
Complex Systems Science aims to understand concepts like complexity, self-organization, emergence and adaptation, among others. The inherent fuzziness in complex systems definitions is complicated by the unclear relation among these central processes: does self-organisation emerge or does it set the preconditions for emergence? Does complexity arise by adaptation or is complexity necessary for adaptation to arise? The inevitable consequence of the current impasse is miscommunication among… CONTINUE READING
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