Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft Leibniz-Gemeinschaft

8th International Conference on Speech Motor Control

Organizer(s) SMC2022 Organizing Committee
Start of event 24.08.2022, 00.00 o'clock
End of event 27.08.2022, 00.00 o'clock
Venue Groningen, Netherlands
External webpage

The University of Groningen welcomes the 8th International Conference on Speech Motor Control on August 24 – 27, 2022

As the organizing committee and colleagues in the field are keen on having an in-person conference, it was decided to postpone the SMC2021 conference to 2022. If necessary, a virtual platform will be available as well.
The aim of this conference is to advance interdisciplinary and fundamental research in speech production and pathology by bringing together prominent scientists and talented early-stage researchers from multiple fundamental disciplines (neurosciences, human movement sciences, genetics, psychology, and linguistics) as well as from clinical areas (neurosurgery, medicine, and speech and language pathology). The atmosphere of the conference is friendly and supportive. There are no parallel sessions, and poster presentations are valued equal to oral presentations. The success of this approach can be seen in the many returning participants from previous editions.

Call for Papers [Announcement and Call; PDF]

Submissions are encouraged on topics related to normal and impaired speech production, with a special interest for the following themes:
1. Neural Anatomy & Physiology of Speech Production (Chair: Marina Laganaro)
2. Speech Production Modeling & Action-Perception (Chairs: Susanne Fuchs, Phil Hoole)
3. Disorders of Speech Motor Control and Fluency (Chair: Anja Lowit)
4. (A)typical Speech Motor and Speech Sound Development in Children
(Chairs: Aude Noiray; Aravind Namasivayam)
5. Machine Learning (Chair: Angela Morgan) & Data Sharing (Chair: Adam Vogel)

Key Dates

November 20, 2021: Online abstract submission opens
February 27, 2022: Abstract submission deadline
May 30, 2022: Notification of acceptance
June 1, 2022: Registration opens
August 24-27, 2022: Conference on Speech Motor Control

Topic chairs constitute the Program Committee, supported by the local (Dutch) Organizing Committee:
Ben Maassen, chair (Groningen University) - Hayo Terband, co-chair (Utrecht University) - Pascal van Lieshout (University of Toronto, Canada) - Edwin Maas (Temple University, Philadelphia, USA) - Frits van Brenk (University at Buffalo, NY, USA).


The conference is organized by:

  • Center for Language and Cognition Groningen (CLCG), Faculty of Arts, University of Groningen
  • School of Behavioral and Cognitive Neurosciences (BCN), University Medical Centre Groningen
  • Utrecht Institute of Linguistics - OTS, Utrecht University

in close collaboration with the Conference on Motor Speech, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, Lincoln, NE, USA.

Program & Organizing Committee

  • Ben Maassen, chair (Center for Language and Cognition Groningen & BCN, University of Groningen)
  • Maria Valbuena, chair organization (Groningen Congres Bureau)
  • Hayo Terband, co-chair (Utrecht Institute of Linguistics - OTS, Utrecht University, the Netherlands)
  • Marina Laganaro (Psychologie et Sciences de l’Education, University of Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Susanne Fuchs (Laboratory Phonology, Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS), Berlin, Germany)
  • Phil Hoole (Institut für Phonetik und Sprachverarbeitung, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, München, Germany)
  • Anja Lowit (Division of Speech and Language Therapy, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK)
  • Aude Noiray (Laboratory for Oral Language Acquisition; University of Potsdam, Germany)
  • Angela Morgan (Murdoch Children’s Research Institute & University of Melbourne, Australia)
  • Adam Vogel (Division of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne, Australia)
  • Aravind Namasivayam (Department of Speech-Language Pathology, University of Toronto, Canada)
  • 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)
  • Frits van Brenk (Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences, University at Buffalo, NY, USA)


The conference will be held in the “Academy Building”, in the city-centre of Groningen. Visiting address: Broerstraat 5, 9712 CP Groningen.
Secretariat of the Conference Maria Valbuena, Groningen Congress Bureau / Congress by Design

Website: slp-nijmegen.nl/smc2022/