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 2015 theme is: „From simple neurons to large-scale models of cognition“


Please note: This year, OCCAM is embedded in the INCF-summerschool.
Though the summerschool fee also covers OCCAM participation, registration to OCCAM is still required for organizational reasons.

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: