Semantic information in complex systems

Complex systems in nature and society make use of information for the development of their internal organization and the control of their functional mechanisms. Alongside technical aspects of storing, transmitting and processing information, the various semantic aspects of information, such as meaning, sense, reference and function, play a decisive part in the analysis of such systems.

Recent publications

Küppers, B.-O., Artmann, S. and Hahn, U. (eds.): Evolution of Semantic Systems. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg 2013

Küppers, B.-O.: Elements of a semantic code. In: Küppers, B.-O., Artmann, S. and Hahn, U. (eds.): Evolution of Semantic Systems. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg 2013: 67-85   (download)

Küppers, B.-O.: The nucleation of semantic information in prebiotic matter: In: Domingo, E., Schuster, P. (eds.): Quasispecies: From Theory to Experimental Systems: Springer International, Switzerland 2016: 23-42   (download)