Jul 4 – 6, 2023
SISSA - International School for Advanced Studies
Europe/Rome timezone

Efficient coding and processing for perception and action

In this event, we will bring together computational and experimental scientists who study efficient coding and processing in the context of perception and action. Our goal is to exchange ideas in a rich and relaxed scientific environment. Talks by international speakers will be the starting point of round tables and informal discussions. 

Invited Speakers

Day 1 - Circuits & Computations

  • Friedemann Zenke (FMI & Basel University, Switzerland) - theoretical research on how neural networks learn and compute
  • Veronika Koren (University Clinic Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany) - information processing by networks of neurons
  • Luigi Acerbi (University of Helsinki, Finland) - probabilistic machine and human learning
  • Matteo Marsili (ICTP, Italy) - learning and complex systems

Day 2 - Sensory processing

  • Laurenz Wiskott (Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany) - principles of self-organization in neural systems
  • Wiktor Mlynarski (IST, Austria / LMU München, Germany) - theoretical principles of adaptive neural computations
  • Peter Neri (École Normale Supérieure, France) - sensory processing and computation
  • Andrea Benucci (RIKEN, Japan) - neural substrate of visual processing and decision making

Day 3 - Decision & Action

  • Camillo Padoa-Schioppa (WUSTL, USA) - neurobiological mechanisms of economic choice
  • Raunak Basu (ELSC, Israel) - neural mechanisms of complex decision-making
  • Angeles Salles (University of Illinois, USA) - auditory social communication and vocal learning


Abstracts of invited and accepted talks

To view the abstracts of all talks you have the following possibilities:

  • Go to the  Contributions Page and click on your speaker of interest.
  • Go to the Timetable and set it to Detailed view. Now you can click on your talk of interest and see the corresponding abstract.
  • A PDF with all abstracts can soon be downloaded by clicking on the PDF icon (top right corner) on the Contributions Page



We have limited space for attendees. Please register until June 27th. If you'd like to present a poster please add the poster title during registration.

If you'd like to be considered for a short talk submit an abstract by June 4th ⁠⁠⁠in addition to your registration. 

Poster spots will be given on a first come first served basis. Short talks will be selected from the abstracts. 


The conference will take place at the main facilities of SISSA in Via Bonomea 265, 34136 Trieste.

Important stops and locations can be found in this Map. SISSA is reachable by Bus 38 from Piazza Oberdan.

All talks will take place in room 005 which is right in front of the main entrance.

SISSA - International School for Advanced Studies
Room 005
via Bonomea, 265 - 34136 Trieste ITALY
The call for abstracts is open
You can submit an abstract for reviewing.