Informatics and Applications
2016, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 129139
COMPLEXITY AND ITS INFORMATION CONTENT
 N. Callaos
 R. SeyfulMulyukov
Abstract
The word 'information' has been used in many senses and its related concepts have been defined in different ways. One of the senses in which the word is used relates to a concept which is considered one of the main properties of matter. The definition of this conception of information supports the expression of concepts such as Complexity and SelfOrganization. In this paper, Complexity and SelfOrganization concepts are applied to systems at the macro and microlevels. Their similarities and differences are analyzed and information content is considered. The regularities of Complexity and SelfOrganization are applied to petroleum as a complex natural thermodynamic system. Petroleum reflects all of the main and widely understood features of Complexity and SelfOrganization but demonstrates additional properties which were not considered earlier. Complexity and SelfOrganization can help to deepen our understanding of the origin of hydrocarbon molecules, their age, and behavior in the process of petroleum generation in general.
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Title
COMPLEXITY AND ITS INFORMATION CONTENT
Journal
Informatics and Applications
2016, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 129139
Cover Date
20160130
DOI
10.14357/19922264160112
Print ISSN
19922264
Publisher
Institute of Informatics Problems, Russian Academy of Sciences
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Key words
complexity; complexity properties; complex system; selforganization; artificial complexity; natural complexity; petroleum origin; hydrocarbon molecule complexity; petroleum information content
Authors
N. Callaos and R. SeyfulMulyukov
Author Affiliations
International Institute of Systemic, Cybernetics and Informatics, USAVenezuela, 2206 Tillman Av., Winter Garden, FL 34787, USA
Institute of Informatics Problems, Federal Research Center “Computer Sciences and Control” of the Russian
Academy of Sciences, 442 Vavilov Str.,Moscow 119333, Russian Federation
