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OCCAM 2013 on "The Brain as a Self-Organized Dynamical System" -- May 29-31, 2013

Osnabrueck Computational Cognition Alliance Meeting (OCCAM 2013) on "The Brain as a Self-Organized Dynamical System" May 29-31, 2013.

List of invited speakers:

Elizabeth Buffalo, Emory University*

Sen Cheng, Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum*

Gabriel Curio, Charite*

Mathew Diamond, SISSA*

Markus Diesmann, Forschungszentrum Jülich*

Daniel Durstewitz, Zentralinstitut fuer Seelische Gesundheit*

Udo Ernst, Universitaet Bremen*

Christoph Kayser, University of Glasgow*

Jason Kerr, MPI for Biological Cybernetics*

Peter König, Universitaet Osnabrueck*

Eve Marder, Brandeis University*

Hava Siegelmann, University of Massachusetts

Tatjana Tchumatchenko, MPI for Brain Resarch*

(* confirmed)


The workshop will take place in Osnabrueck, Germany, and will be hosted by the Institute of Cognitive Science (University of Osnabrueck). Details can be found below and on the following webpage:

The registration deadline is April 3, 2013 (first come first served). The registration fee is 100,- Euros. This fee covers the workshop attendance incl. coffee, buffet on the first day, and the conference lunch on the last day.

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 understanding the principles of information processing with a particular focus on 3 major topics:


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


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


There will also be a poster session where conference participants will have the opportunity to present their work.


Best regards,


Frank Jaekel, Peter König, Gordon Pipa (Organizing committee)