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Full Title: 7th International Conference on Speech Motor Control

Short Title: SMC2017
Location: Groningen, Netherlands
Start Date: 05-Jul-2017 - 08-Jul-2017
Contact: Frits van Brenk
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Meeting Description: The 7th International Conference on Speech Motor Control will be held 5-8 July 2017, hosted by the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. The aim of this conference is to advance interdisciplinary and fundamental research in speech production and pathology by bringing together prominent scientists and talented young researchers of multiple fundamental disciplines (neurosciences, engineering, human movement sciences, genetics, psychology, and linguistics) as well as clinical areas (neurosurgery, medicine, and speech and language pathology).

The atmosphere of the conference is friendly and supportive. There are no parallel sessions, poster presentations are valued equal to oral presentations, excellent catering keeps attendees together during the day, thereby stimulating both formal and informal exchange of ideas and experiences. As a sign of positive feedback the organizers of the SMCs have witnessed many returning participants.

Organizing Committee:

Ben Maassen, chair (Center for Language and Cognition Groningen & Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences, University of Groningen)
Hayo Terband, co-chair (Utrecht Institute of Linguistics - OTS, Utrecht University)
Pascal van Lieshout (Oral Dynamics Lab, Department of Speech-Language Pathology, University of Toronto, Canada)
Edwin Maas (Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA)
Aravind Namasivayam (Oral Dynamics Lab, Department of Speech-Language Pathology, University of Toronto, Canada & Prompt Institute, Sante Fe, NM, USA)
Frits van Brenk (Department of Speech and Language Therapy, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK)

Keynote and Invited Speakers:

Willem Levelt, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics Nijmegen
John L. Locke, Lehman College
J.A. Scott Kelso, Florida Atlantic University
Friedemann Pulvermüller, Freie Universität Berlin
David Ostry, McGill University
John Houde, University of California
Rupal Patel, Northeastern University
Sam Tilsen, Cornell University
Martin Sommer, Universitätsmedizin Göttingen
Edward Chang, University of California
Carol Stoel-Gammon, University of Washington
Jordan R. Green, MGH Institute of Health Professions
Adriano R. Lameira, Department of Anthropology, Durham University
Bart de Boer, Artificial Intelligence Lab, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Louis-Jean Boë, Speech and Cognition, University of Grenoble


The conference will be held in the Academy Building, in the heart of the city-centre of Groningen.
Visiting address: Broerstraat 5, 9712 CP Groningen.

Conference Agency:

Groningen Congres Bureau
Phone: +31 50 316 8877
Conference website:

Key Dates:

November 21, 2016: Opening online abstract submission
Februari 15, 2017: Opening online registration
Februari 15, 2017: Abstract Submission Deadline
March 20, 2017: Notification of acceptance
April 21, 2017: Final abstract submission deadline
April 21, 2017: Early Registration Deadline (no refunds after June 1, 2017)
July 5 - 8, 2017: 7th International Conference on Speech Motor Control, Groningen, the Netherlands
Linguistic Subfield: Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Neurolinguistics; Phonetics; Psycholinguistics
LL Issue: 27.4772

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