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The goal of the OCCAM workshop series is to foster our understanding of mechanisms and principles of information processing in self-organized hierarchical and recurrent systems. Our knowledge of such systems is still very limited despite being a focus of research for many years. The OCCAM workshop series aims at assembling the latest results from various research branches in order to bring about a more comprehensive understanding of the principles of information processing with a particular focus on 3 major topics:

  1. Neural coding and representation of information in hierarchical systems
  2. Self-organisation in dynamic systems
  3. Mechanisms for probabilistic inference

The OCCAM workshop series is meant to shed light on the different aspects of such systems.

The OCCAM 2013 theme is: „The Brain as a Self-Organized Dynamical System“