ICCS2004 Application Submission/Review

Abstract for
"Archetypal Dynamical Systems"

Archetypal dynamics is a new field which explores the nature of meaning laden information flow in complex systems. Information flow within a complex system is organized by virtue of a semantic frame. The semantic frame is realized by the complex system, and interpreted by the agents within the system, and by external users which interact with the system. Archetypal dynamical systems provide a formal representation of the realization relation. In the simplest terms an archetypal dynamical system is a combinatorial game played out over a labelled multigraph, which represents the coherence relationships existant among a collection of informational instances. The formalism will be described, along with several measures of informational coherence based upon the surreal number field.