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:
- Neural coding and representation of information in hierarchical system
- Self-organisation in dynamic systems
- Mechanisms for probabilistic inference
The OCCAM workshop series is meant to shed light on the different aspects of such systems.
The OCCAM 2012 theme is: „The Brain as an Information Processing System“