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Entropy 2017, 19(1), 18; doi:10.3390/e19010018

Information and Self-Organization

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Institute for Theoretical Physics, Center of Synergetics, Pfaffenwaldring 57/4, Stuttgart University, D-70550 Stuttgart, Germany
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ESLab (Environmental Simulation Lab), Department of Geography and the Human Environment, Tel Aviv University, 69978 Tel Aviv, Israel
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Academic Editor: Kevin H. Knuth
Received: 22 December 2016 / Revised: 26 December 2016 / Accepted: 27 December 2016 / Published: 31 December 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Information and Self-Organization)
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The process of “self-organization” takes place in open and complex systems that acquire spatio-temporal or functional structures without specific ordering instructions from the outside. [...] View Full-Text
Keywords: complexity; contextual emergence; partitions; entropy; information; emergence; self-organization; value; pragmatic and semantic information; order parameter; slaving principle; evolutionary game theory; mutation; natural selection; quasispecies; replicator; Markov processes; synergetics; nonlinear dynamics; thermodynamics; nonequilibrium steady states; chaos; neuron complexity; contextual emergence; partitions; entropy; information; emergence; self-organization; value; pragmatic and semantic information; order parameter; slaving principle; evolutionary game theory; mutation; natural selection; quasispecies; replicator; Markov processes; synergetics; nonlinear dynamics; thermodynamics; nonequilibrium steady states; chaos; neuron
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Haken, H.; Portugali, J. Information and Self-Organization. Entropy 2017, 19, 18.

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