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Calls: Psycholinguistics/Netherlands

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Date: 25-May-2016
From: Sven Mattys <>
Subject: Psycholinguistics/Netherlands
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Full Title: Psycholinguistic Approaches to Speech Recognition in Adverse Conditions
Short Title: PASRAC

Date: 31-Oct-2016 - 01-Nov-2016
Location: Nijmegen, Netherlands
Contact Person: Odette Scharenborg
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Jun-2016

Meeting Description:

The second workshop on Psycholinguistic Approaches to Speech Recognition in Adverse Conditions (PASRAC) will be held in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. This workshop is a follow-up on the first workshop organised in Bristol in March 2010.

The aim of the two-day workshop is to bring together scientists from different disciplines, including psychology, linguistics, computer science, neuroscience, and cognitive science, working on the topic of speech recognition in adverse conditions.

Basic themes will be, but are not limited to:
- Sensory degradation
Extrinsic: Noise and other distortions, such as atypical speech, accented speech, conversational speech
Intrinsic: Hearing impairments and cochlear implants
- Incomplete knowledge (L1-L2, adults-children)
- Limited processing resources (dual tasking, divided attention, etc).

Polina Drozdova (Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands)
Florian Hintz (Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands)
Sven Mattys (University of York, UK)
Odette Scharenborg (Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands)

Provisional Programme:
Each day will start at 9 am and will end at 6 pm. Each day will start with a keynote speaker, followed by three thematic sessions and one poster session.
Each thematic session will contain a talk by one or two invited speakers followed by talks on the basis of accepted abstracts.

Social Events:
There will be ample time for social interaction during two coffee breaks and a lunch break each day. Moreover, on Monday drinks will be served at the Thieme Loods, followed by a conference dinner at the beautiful and historic Restaurant and Brewery de Hemel (the Heaven).

All social events are included in the conference fee.

Important Dates:
15 May 2016: Submission portal opens
1 June 2016: Registration opens
30 June 2016: Abstract submission deadline
31 July 2016: Notification of abstract acceptance

Keynote Speakers:
Ann Bradlow (Northwestern University, IL)
Sophie Scott (University College London, UK)

Invited Speakers:
Helen Blank (MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, UK)
Maria Chait (University College London, UK)
Antje Heinrich (MRC Institute of Hearing Research, UK)
Bob McMurray (University of Iowa, IA)
Bernd Meyer (Johns Hopkins University, MD / University of Oldenburg, Germany)
Kevin Munro (University of Manchester, UK)
Kathy Pichora-Fuller (University of Toronto, Canada)
Adriana Zekveld (VU University Medical Centre, the Netherlands)

Programme Committee:
Helen Blank
Florian Hintz
Sven Mattys
Bernd Meyer
Kathy Pichora-Fuller

Call for Papers:

We are inviting abstracts (maximum length is 500 words) for oral or poster presentations.

Submission portal:

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