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 system
  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 2012 theme is: „The Brain as an Information Processing System“


This workshop is hosted by the Institute of Cognitive Science at the University of Osnabrueck.
We thank the following institutions for their generous financial support: