8th International Conference on Speech Motor Control

August 24th - 27th, 2022, Groningen, the Netherlands


Looking back at the 8th International Conference on Speech Motor Control (SMC2022), we would like to send a special ‘thank you’ to all participants, speakers, chairpersons, and supporters. It was a great pleasure to welcome you to Groningen last week.

We hope that you have enjoyed the high-quality presentations and the stimulating discussions over the course of the conference, and that you have been able to (re)connect with old and new colleagues.


Congratulations, SMC2022 outstanding poster prize winners! The judges had a very difficult task, choosing from amongst many talented PhD students who presented their work. Posters were assessed on three criteria: scientific quality, poster layout, and presentation ✏️

  • Birtan Demirel (poster session 1) received the outstanding poster award for his work on the topic ‘Language lateralisation in people who stutter across different speech & language tasks’.
  • Hanna Steurer (poster session 2) received the outstanding poster award for her work on the topic ‘Effects on voice sound level and dysphonia after HiCommunication: a novel speech, voice and communication treatment for Parkinson’s Disease’.
  • Jessica L. Gaines (poster session 3) received the outstanding poster award for her work on the topic ‘Bayesian inference of state feedback control model parameters for pitch perturbation responses’.

📕 The SMC2022 abstract book is now available! Download (in .pdf format) here

❗🚌 Adding to the announcement below regarding the train strike on Wednesday 24 August, please find here an update:

  • We have arranged a bus for those traveling to Groningen via Schiphol in the afternoon:
    • Departure time: 15:00 hrs.
    • Location: in front of the Schiphol airport main exit (direction ‘taxis / buses’) below the large screen.
    • Bus: please see image below. The driver has SMC signage at the front window.
    • Contact: in case you cannot locate the bus, please inform us.
    • Arrival: Ossenmarkt (450 m from Groningen University Academy building).
    • Costs: EUR 25.00.


  • The alternative to the trains is Flixbus, departing from Schiphol Airport or train station Amsterdam Sloterdijk (10 minutes by train from the airport; 40 minutes by train from Utrecht Central Station). There are several Flixbuses in the morning, the last one departing at 13.15 hrs. In the evening a Flixbus goes at 19:35 hrs. Please reserve a ticket at https://www.flixbus.nl/.

🚄❗For those traveling to Groningen on Wednesday, August 24th: there is a planned train strike, which will affect travel to Groningen. The conference organizing committee is waiting for more information and will soon provide a list of alternative transport options. If you need to get to Groningen on Wednesday and are unsure how your travel plans are affected, please get in touch with us.

A detailed conference schedule is now available! See here for the schedule, and here for details on the poster sessions.

We look forward to welcoming you to SMC2022, and we want you to feel comfortable during the live conference. At the registration desk you have the choice between a red, yellow or green sticker to place on your name badge, so you can indicate your contact distance to fellow participants.


Feel free to use other measures that make you feel safe at SMC2022, such as wearing a face mask. Masks and self-tests will also be available at the registration desk.

You may resubmit your abstract with minor revision(s) – possibly based on the reviewer’s comments — as long as the abstract format follows the guidelines. When ready, please submit your camera-ready version before July 25 at https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/SMC2022/.

Registration is now open! Register here.

Hotels with special rates and conditions can be reserved here.

A poster printing service is available up until Wednesday August 17th. Poster printing information.

The deadline for submitting abstracts was closed at March 25, 2022

The conference dates are set: SMC2022 will take place Wednesday evening August 24th 2022 until Saturday afternoon August 27th 2022!
[By having postponed the conference from 2021 to 2022, we hope and expect to be able to have an in-person conference].


Following a well-established Nijmegen (5 editions) - Groningen (6th & 7th edition) tradition, the eighth edition of the International Conference on Speech Motor Control will be held in 2022 in Groningen, the Netherlands. This conference, like the ones before, will highlight new trends and state-of-the-art approaches in theoretical and applied research in the area of normal and disordered speech motor control. The five years since the previous conference in 2017 have yielded not only further insights in genetic, neural, physiological and developmental aspects of speech production, stuttering and other speech motor conditions, but have also advanced theoretical modelling. Combined with ongoing studies of genetically and neurobiologically increasingly better characterized populations, this quantitative boost of interdisciplinary results is now leading to a qualitative turning point in which large data sets are analyzed with powerful artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms. The implementation of theories into computational models allows for the explicit testing of multifactorial interactions, thereby going beyond the more traditional single-factor experiments. Machine learning and the data sharing required to make this feasible are a special topic of the 2022 conference.

Brief history of previous conferences

Speech motor control is a dynamic research field. The tremendous, multidisciplinary development made during the past decades is reflected in the Nijmegen - Groningen series of conferences. In the first edition in 1985 focus was on motor control issues in stuttering. The second conference (1990) highlighted the development of more general motor control models and the inclusion of higher order psychomotor and psycholinguistic functions, broadening the scope to other motor speech conditions than stuttering. At the third conference (1996), more emphasis was put on the emerging field of brain imaging. In addition, development of speech motor control became a prominent topic. Since the fourth edition in 2001, we witnessed the introduction of important theoretical neurophysiological and neurobehavioral concepts, and a growing interest in the ‘interface’ between higher order cognitive/psycholinguistic processes and speech production. Thus, the conferences of 2006, 2011, and 2017 have witnessed tremendous progress in integrating genetic, neurobiological, including neuro-motor, biomechanical, cognitive and behavioral levels of research in interdisciplinary collaborations. A special topic of the 2017 conference was the evolution of speech: phylogenetic evolution in homo sapiens; ontogenetic evolution in infants; and evolution of speech conditions and disorders in diverse contexts.

The conference program will be organized around five topics; the invitation of speakers and the review process of submitted papers will be coordinated by the chair and co-chair assigned to the specific topic. The topics are:

  1. Neural Anatomy & Physiology of Speech Production (Chair: Marina Laganaro)
  2. Speech Production Modeling & Action-Perception (Chairs: Susanne Fuchs & Phil Hoole)
  3. Conditions Affecting Speech Motor Control (Chair: Anja Lowit)
  4. (A)typical Speech Motor & Speech Sound Development in Children (Chairs: Aude Noiray & Aravind Namasivayam)
  5. Machine Learning (Chair: Angela Morgan) & Data Sharing (Chair: Adam Vogel)


In recognition of the importance of including a wide diversity of perspectives and experiences, and following recommendations during and after the previous conference, we have made considerable effort in forming a program committee and invited speaker line-up that is balanced with respect to gender, geographic location, and career stage, as well as theoretical orientation. We hope and trust that this effort will enhance both the scientific and social experience of the conference.

The Program Committee consists of the topic chairs

  • 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 (CNRS, Laboratoire Dynamique du Langage, Univ. Lyon 2)
  • 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)

The program committee is supported by the local (Dutch-speaking) 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 (Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA)
  • 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)
  • Teja Rebernik (Faculty of Arts, University of Groningen, the Netherlands)
  • Frits van Brenk (Department of Languages, Literature and Communication, Utrecht University, the Netherlands)

The conference is hosted 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

There is close collaboration with the Conference on Motor Speech, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital (Lincoln, NE, USA), and we thank the organizers of the Conference on Motor Speech for their support.


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


English is used as working language throughout the conference.

Secretariat of the Conference

Groningen Congres Bureau
Att. Ms. Maria Valbuena
Griffeweg 5
9724 GE Groningen
+31 (0)50 316 88 77
E-mail: info@gcb.nl
Conference website: www.slp-nijmegen.nl/smc2022/

Key Dates

November 20, 2021 December 1, 2021: Opening online abstract submission
February 27, 2022 March 25, 2022 (11:59pm Pacific Time): Deadline abstract submission
May 30, 2022: Notification of acceptance
June 1, 2022: Registration opens
August 24-27, 2022: Conference on Speech Motor Control

Conference Schedule

Conference Schedule

15:00 - 18:00 SPRAAKLAB mobile laboratory demo

17:00 - 18.15 Registration & Conference opening

18:15 - 19:45 Speech sound disorders in children Chair: Hayo Terband

Author Title
18:15 Ben Maassen (invited) Towards process-oriented, dimensional approaches for diagnosing ssd in children. State-of-the-art and future perspectives
18:45 Angela Morgan (invited) Genetic architecture of child speech disorder
19:15 Aravind Namasivayam (invited) Data-driven care pathway for children over 36 months of age with motor speech disorder

20:00 - 21:00 Welcome reception

08:00 – 09:00 Registration

09:00 – 12:00 Conditions Affecting Speech Motor Control Chair: Anja Lowit

Author Title
09:00 Yana Yunusova (invited) Speech and orofacial biomarkers and tools in the assessment of neurological diseases
09:30 Anja Staiger Speech motor profiles in primary progressive aphasia
09:50 Tabea Thies Disease- and treatment-related changes of tongue body movements in Parkinson’s disease: an electromagnetic articulography study
10:10 Jidde Jacobi Spatial and temporal variability of speech gestures during fast syllable repetition in Parkinson’s disease: an articulatory study

10:30 Coffee break

Author Title
11:00 Ingrid Aichert (invited) Why prosody matters in apraxia of speech - theoretical and clinical issues
11:30 Ho Ming Chow An fMRI study of overt speech preparation and production in children who stutter

12:00 – 15:00 Poster Session I

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch

15:00 – 17:40 Neural Anatomy & Physiology of Speech Production Chairs: Marina Laganaro; Ben Maassen

Author Title
15:00 Hélène Loevenbruck (invited) Inner speech as an exaptation of hierarchical predictive control of speech: articulating condensation, dialogality and intentionality
15:30 Marina Laganaro (invited) Temporal dynamics of motor speech encoding
16:00 Mark Richardson Cortical-subthalamic activity in speech production
16:20 Joan Orpella Decoding of speech imagery as a window to speech planning and production

16:40 Coffee break

Author Title
17:10 Edward Chang (invited) – online The encoding of speech movements and planning in the human motor cortex

17:40 – 18:10 Conditions Affecting Speech Motor Control Chair: Anja Lowit

Author Title
17:40 Ludo Max (invited) – online Motor-to-sensory influences during speech movement planning in individuals who stutter

09:00 – 12:00 Speech Production Modeling & Action-Perception Chairs: Susanne Fuchs; Phil Hoole

Author Title
09:00 Tiphaine Caudrelier (invited) Altered auditory feedback as a powerful tool to explore speech action-perception relationships: a (non-exhaustive) review of experiments using formants perturbation
09:30 Caroline A. Niziolek Increased vowel contrast in connected speech induced by sensorimotor adaptation
09:50 Abigail R. Bradshaw Speech motor adaptation during synchronous speech
10:10 Mark Tiede Neural and behavioral responses to talking faces in cocktail party noise

10:30 Coffee break

Author Title
11:00 Phil Hoole (invited) Real-time magnetic resonance imaging for phonetic research: current studies
11:30 Susanne Fuchs (invited) Speech respiration: past research, recent trends, and future developments

12:00 – 15:00 Poster Session II

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch

15:00 – 18:00 (A)typical Speech Motor and Speech Sound Development in Children Chair: Aravind Namasivayam

Author Title
15:00 Katherine Hustad (invited) Measuring growth and predicting speech outcomes in children with and without dysarthria
15:30 Hayo Terband Speech production errors in Australian English-Dutch bilingual children
15:50 Theresa Schölderle Speech naturalness and intelligibility in children with dysarthria: relationships with auditory-perceptual characteristics and the issue of speech development
16:10 Molly Beiting An exploratory analysis of individual-level predictors of cas treatment response

16:30 Coffee break

17:00 Pediatric motor speech disorders: a panel discussion on a consensus Delphi project Chair: Edwin Maas

19:00 Conference dinner Feithhuis (Martinikerkhof 10)

09:00 – 10:30 Machine Learning & Data Sharing Chairs: Angela Morgan; Adam Vogel

Author Title
09:00 Adam Vogel (invited) Applying our expertise in motor speech to clinical trials for neurodegenerative disease
09:30 Björn Schuller (invited) Speech for health analysis: on AI and challenges
10:10 Thanasis Tsanas (invited) Developing new speech signal processing algorithms for biomedical and life sciences applications: principles, findings, challenges, and a view to the future

10:30 – 13:30 Poster Session III

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break

12:00 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 14:00 Poster Prizes & Conference Closing

List of confirmed invited speakers

The conference program will be organized around five major themes, that can be considered basic domains in speech motor control research and the clinical approach in disorders. Listed are the five major themes, the members of the organization committee who will be the chair(s) for this theme, and the list of confirmed invited speakers per theme. Submissions of free plenary and poster presentations will be programmed within these five themes.

1. Neural Anatomy & Physiology of Speech Production (Chair: Marina Laganaro)

Invited speakers

Marina Laganaro: Université de Genève; Psycholinguistique
Temporal dynamics of motor speech planning and programming

Helene Loevenbruck: CNRS, Université Grenoble Alpes; Laboratoire de Psychologie et NeuroCognition
Hierarchical predictive control of inner speech: articulating condensation, dialogality and intentionality

Edward Chang: University of California, San Francisco; Weill Institute for Neurosciences
The cortical encoding of vocal tract movements in speech

2. Speech Production Modeling & Action-Perception (Chairs: Susanne Fuchs, Phil Hoole)

Invited speakers

Susanne Fuchs: Berlin; Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS)
How breathing adapts to speech and how speech adapts to breathing

Phil Hoole: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Institut für Phonetik und Sprachverarbeitung (IPS)
Speech motor control and fast dynamic MRI

Tiphaine Caudrelier: GIPSA-lab; CNRS & l’Université de Grenoble
State-of-the-art review on altered auditory feedback experiments

3. Conditions Affecting Speech Motor Control (Chair: Anja Lowit)

Invited speakers

Yana Yunusova: University of Toronto; Speech-Language Pathology

Ingrid Aichert: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München; Institut für Phonetik und Sprachverarbeitung (IPS)
Apraxia of speech

Ludo Max: University of Washington; Speech and Hearing Sciences

4. (A)typical Speech Motor and Speech Sound Development in Children (Chairs: Aude Noiray; Aravind Namasivayam)

Invited speakers

Aude Noiray: CNRS, Laboratoire Dynamique du Langage, Univ. Lyon 2
Spoken language acquisition: the dynamic interplay between motor and cognitive domains

Aravind Namasivayam: University of Toronto; Oral Dynamics Laboratory
Developmental speech sound disorders, stuttering, sensory-motor integration, and motor skill learning

Katherine Hustad: University of Wisconsin-Madison; Waisman Center
Communication development in children with cerebral palsy (CP)

5. Machine Learning (Chair: Angela Morgan) & Data Sharing (Chair: Adam Vogel)

Invited speakers

Adam Vogel: University of Melbourne; Centre for Neuroscience
A multi-national, multi-lingual consortia for speech in neurodegenerative disease

Björn Schuller: Imperial College London & Embedded Intelligence for Health Care and Wellbeing, University of Augsburg
Speech for Health Analysis: On AI and Challenges

Thanasis Tsanas: The University of Edinburgh; Usher Institute, Edinburgh Medical School & School of Mathematics
Developing new speech signal processing algorithms for biomedical and life sciences applications: principles, findings, challenges, and a view to the future

Poster Sessions

Poster Sessions

THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 12:00 – 15:00
Neural Anatomy & Physiology of Speech Production

Poster number Author Title
1 Anastasopoulou Speech kinematics and coordination measured with a MEG neuroimaging-compatible speech tracking system
2 Bourhis Compensatory movement of the tongue for speech production with or without masking noise
3 Buchwald Using tDCS to promote targeted neurorehabilitation of cortical speech network in acquired apraxia of speech
4 Demolin Control and regulation of subglottal pressure in speech
5 Elmerich Acoustic and aerodynamic consequences of the nasal polyposis pathology
6 Hansmann & Theys Neurophysiological processes underpinning speech production in 3-, 5-, and 7-year-old children
7 Ito Tongue stretch reflex for speech motor control
8 Kim Within-Talker Stability of Inter-Articulatory Strategies in Response to Cued Speech Modifications: An Analysis Across Multiple Time Points
9 Offrede Breathing and speech adaptation: Do interlocutors adapt their speech towards a speaker talking under physical effort?
10 Oschkinat Temporal Perturbation of Quantity Contrasts between and within a Lexical Category
11 Rebernik The effect of masking noise on oral cancer speech acoustics and kinematics
12 Theys Lesions causing acquired neurogenic stuttering connect to common brain areas
13 Weston On the relation between motion rate and speech rate with increasing physical workload
14 Wrench The compartmental tongue: Evidence for independent neuromuscular control of six sectors of the oropharyngeal cavity
15 Yu Multiparametric analysis of the respiratory activity in speech production

Conditions Affecting Speech Motor Control

Poster number Author Title
16 Abbiati Communication is Movement: The Temporal Coordination of Pitch, Articulator Movements, and Manual Gestures in Autistic Versus Neurotypical Adults.
17 Abur Longitudinal Changes to Speech in Parkinson’s disease
18 Bauerly Investigating attentional focus as a mediating factor to the changes in speech-motor control during social stress in people who stutter
19 Bourbon & Fougeron Effects of instruction and content on repetition performances of ataxic dysarthric and healthy speakers
20 Bourqui Motor speech programming and uttering conditions: a preliminary study in speakers with motor speech disorders
21 Bouvier Validation of an algorithm for automatic pause and speech timing analyses in French speakers with ALS
22 Bunker Test-retest stability of Word Syllable Duration for speakers with acquired apraxia of speech
23 Chow An fMRI study of overt speech preparation and production in children who stutter
24 Demirel Language Lateralisation in People Who Stutter across Different Speech & Language Tasks
25 Didirkova Finding a needle in a haystack: studying stuttering articulatory trajectories using automatic analysis on limited data
26 Franke The effect of rhythm on inter-gestural coupling of onset and vowel gestures in adults who stutter
27 Garnier Speech synchronization abilities in people who stutter
28 Haenssler Assessing Dysarthria Severity of Remote Speech Recordings
29 Hobler Motor Skill Acquisition: Insights from Studies of Implicit and Explicit Learning in Adults who do and do not Stutter
30 Horton Validation of self-reported phenotypic data from a genome-wide association study of australians who stutter
31 Huynh The impact of cognitive symptoms on coping with bulbar ALS: Perceived needs for bulbar symptom management
32 Jacks Speech diadochokinesis in stroke survivors: Evaluation of automated analysis procedures
33 Jackson Elevated Global Response Inhibition Underlies Stuttered Speech
34 Janse Diadochokinesis performance and its link to cognitive control: alternating vs. non-alternating DDK
35 Kahraman A Systematic Review of The Potential Impacts of 16p11.2 Deletion Syndrome on Motor Speech Disorders
36 Kim & Nagarajan Prediction errors drive auditory-motor adaptation in a hierarchical FACTS model
37 Knuijt The use of the Voice trainer (app) in ataxic dysarthria
38 Korzeczek Effects of syllable frequency on accuracy and fluency in adults with developmental stuttering
39 Kothare Assessment of atypical speech in Multiple Sclerosis via a multimodal dialogue platform: An exploratory study
40 Rowe The Association between Longitudinal Declines in Phonetic Accuracy and Speech Intelligibility in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
41 Wiltshire The role of the supplementary motor area in speech production: Evidence from participants who do, and do not stutter

FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 12:00 – 15:00
Speech Production Modeling & Action-Perception

Poster number Author Title
1 Ashokumar Speech perception training with orofacial somatosensory stimulation affects speech production
2 Buech Articulatory characteristics of pharyngealization in Tashlhiyt
3 D’Alessandro Variability in V-to-V coarticulation in French
4 Derrick Gait change in tongue movement in American and New Zealand English
5 Du Flexibility and abstractness of articulatory coordination in German and Spanish word-initial stop-lateral clusters
6 Franken Somatosensory and motor cortex both causally contribute to speech motor learning
7 Lametti Bilinguals Readily Acquire Language Specific Sensorimotor Maps for Speech
8 Tardif Adapatation to Delayed Auditory Feedback

Conditions Affecting Speech Motor Control

Poster number Author Title
9 Abbiati Speech Elicitation Methods for Measuring Articulatory Control Vary: Does It Matter?
10 Hobler Motor Learning and Developmental Stuttering: A Systematic Review
11 Kim & Nagarajan The effect of error-clamping auditory feedback on centering
12 Kuschmann The effect of drama classes on speech production in children with dysarthria: a survey of parental perceptions
13 Latacz Fluency Friends: A Speech Recognition-based Video Game for People who Stutter
14 Lowit ClearSpeechTogether – an SLT/peer supported speech intervention model for people with progressive ataxias
15 Rowe The Efficacy of Acoustic-Based Articulatory Impairment Phenotypes for Characterizing and Classifying Divergent Neurodegenerative Diseases
16 Maas A randomized controlled trial of ASSIST for childhood apraxia of speech: Initial findings
17 Mollaei The relationship between neurogenic stuttering and hypokinetic dysarthria in Parkinson’s disease
18 Murali An investigation into acoustic speech markers in Hypokinetic dysarthria associated with Parkinson’s disease
19 Pernon Perceptual classification of speakers with dysarthria or apraxia of speech: effects of speaker, speech task, and listener’s expertise
20 Ponchard Effects of age, disease, and L-dopa on airflow in parkinsonian dysarthria
21 Purcell A Comparison of Sound Production Treatment and Metrical Pacing Therapy for Apraxia of Speech
22 Rebernik Investigating feedback and feedforward control during vowel production by Dutch adult speakers: insights from auditory feedback perturbation tasks
23 Shahid Examining the impact of dysarthria on communicative participation in Pakistani culture
24 Steurer Effects on voice sound level and dysphonia after HiCommunication: a novel speech, voice and communication treatment for Parkinson’s disease
25 Stipancic Progress toward estimating the minimal clinically important difference of speech intelligibility: A crowdsourced perceptual experiment
26 Teplansky Influence of Stimuli Length on Tongue and Lip Movement Pattern Stability in ALS
27 Thies Affected tongue body movements in idiopathic REM sleep behavior disorder
28 Tienkamp Quantifying changes in articulatory working space following oral cancer treatment
29 Vogel Speech in premanifest and early-stage Huntington’s disease
30 Wiltshire Analysis of speech movements during metronome-timed speech in people who stutter using vocal-tract imaging
31 Ziegler The prevalence of apraxia of speech in chronic aphasia after stroke

(A)typical Speech Motor and Speech Sound Development in Children

Poster number Author Title
32 Abakarova Linking differences in phonological representations and coarticulation degree: a modelling approach
33 Borrie Perceptual Learning of Dysarthria with Adolescent Populations
34 Van Brenk Acoustic measures of online and offline collected speech produced by children with CP and dysarthria: steps towards validation
35 Chenausky Vowel Distinctiveness is Related to Expressive Language in Low- and Minimally Verbal Autistic Children
36 Clark Using the Apraxia of Speech Rating Scale to Characterize Resolving Childhood Apraxia of Speech
37 Diepeveen Differences between diadochokinesis rates in children across three European languages
38 Dokovova Tongue Shape Complexity in Children with Speech Sound Disorders
39 Mogren Co-existing difficulties in children with persistent speech sound disorders (SSD) and motor speech involvement
40 Popescu Differences in reading proficiency correlate with variations in vowel duration and dynamics
41 Wolfswinkler Production of vocalized laterals in West Central Bavarian - an articulatory analysis of primary school children

SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 10:30 – 13:30
Speech Production Modeling & Action-Perception

Poster number Author Title
1 Franzke The crooked relationship between tongue shift and F2 in /u/-/y/-transitions
2 Friedrichs The effect of mandible size on temporal properties of speech
3 Gaines Bayesian Inference of State Feedback Control Model Parameters for Pitch Perturbation Responses
4 Garnier Towards an HD-sEMG mask to measure orofacial muscle activity during speech production
5 He The coordination between mouth opening-closing rhythm and information in speech
6 Karlin Lexical tone but not arbitrary f0 is co-planned with segmental gestures
7 Lancia Unveiling the coordinative role of prosody in speech production through multiscale analysis of the modulatory activity underlying speech production
8 Li Comparing tongue movement vs. shape representations from ultrasound imaging of /ɑɹ/ articulatory strategies
9 Lundmark Peak acceleration determines segment boundary
10 Mücke Analysis and Modelling of Impaired Speech Movements: Challenges and Future Directions
11 Pagel Supra-laryngeal articulation under vocal effort variation
12 Parrell Assessing the scope of speech motor planning with sensorimotor adaptation
13 Popescu Lateralization in onset and coda English lateral consonants: a multislice rtMRI analysis
14 Schreen Age-related changes on tongue body movements
15 Tardif Adapatation to Delayed Auditory Feedback
16 Werner Comparison of acoustic parameters of inhalations vs. exhalations with 3D-printed vocal tract models
17 Wisler Rate-Related Changes in Movement Trajectory Characteristics and their Effects on Spatiotemporal Variability
18 Van Zelst A matter of time: An online experiment investigating the impact of post-practice rest and sleep on speech-motor learning

(A)typical Speech Motor and Speech Sound Development in Children

Poster number Author Title
19 Chenausky Child Formant Measurements from Remotely-Collected WAV and M4A Files Are Similar
20 Haas Intelligibility and clinical communication scales in children
21 Kothare Atypical speech acoustics and jaw kinematics during affect production in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder assessed by an interactive multimodal conversational platform
22 Korkalainen The effectiveness of Rapid Syllable Transition Treatment in improving communication in children with cerebral palsy: A randomized controlled study
23 Lahtein Diagnostic features of childhood apraxia of speech in Estonian, Finnish, and Lithuanian: a survey of SLPs
24 Lancheros When do sequential motion rate tasks get faster than alternating motion rate tasks during development? Oral-diadochokinetic rates of neurotypical French-speaking children, adolescents and young adults.
25 Machart Consonant production in children with cochlear implants and exposed to Canadian French Cued Speech: an acoustic and articulatory study
26 Maffei Remote Markerless Facial Motion Tracking of Minimally Verbal Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
27 Mogren Nonword repetition in children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) and Speech Motor Delay (SMD) – does it reflect oral motor or linguistic difficulties
28 Namasivayam Implementing Motor Speech Outcome Measurement in Preschool Speech-Language Programs
29 Piron Longitudinal normative data on developmental speech errors in French-speaking preschoolers, the average percentage of occurrences of phonological processes.
30 Starr-Marshall The Effect of Lexical Status and Vocabulary on Coarticulation.
31 Van Tellingen Treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech with Speech and Music Therapy
32 Ward The use of objective articulatory kinematic measures to support clinical decision making in the diagnosis of motor speech disorders: A pilot study

Machine Learning & Data Sharing

Poster number Author Title
33 Buech Making articulation accessible in PRAAT
34 Dvorak & Boutsen The Collaboverse: A collaborative data-sharing and speech-analysis platform
35 Liscombe On Timing and Pronunciation Metrics for Intelligibility Assessment in Pathological ALS Speech
36 Shamei Cross-language generalizability of acoustic features for Alzheimer’s disease detection models


Online registration is now open!

Registration fees include coffee & tea breaks, lunches, and the conference dinner

Early fees: 3 June - 24 July

Regular: € 470

Student / PhD student: € 240

Late fees: 25 July onwards

Regular: € 520

Student / PhD student: € 270

To register, please complete the on-line registration form. The registration website can be accessed here: https://cbd.eventsair.com/smc2022/smc

Travel and Accommodation


Travel by air

The most common way to flying to The Netherlands is through Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS). From Schiphol Airport, the easiest way to travel Groningen is by train. The train station is located directly beneath the airport, within easy walking distance of luggage claim areas. Main rail lines in The Netherlands are operated by Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS).

Groningen has a small airport: Groningen Airport Eelde (GRQ), which currently has flights to some popular holiday destinations. Further information and a list of all destinations can be found here. Qbuzz 9 runs a 30-minute trip between Groningen Airport Eelde and Groningen Railway Station. Consult the 9292 website to plan your bus journey. The railway station is a 10-minute walk to the city centre.

Travel by train

Groningen can easily be reached by train from Germany, France, Belgium, and the UK.

❗🚌 Adding to the announcement below regarding the train strike on Wednesday 24 August, please find here an update:

  • We have arranged a bus for those traveling to Groningen via Schiphol in the afternoon:
    • Departure time: 15:00 hrs.
    • Location: in front of the Schiphol airport main exit (direction ‘taxis / buses’) below the large screen.
    • Bus: please see image below. The driver has SMC signage at the front window.
    • Contact: in case you cannot locate the bus, please inform us.
    • Arrival: Ossenmarkt (450 m from Groningen University Academy building).
    • Costs: EUR 25.00.


  • The alternative to the trains is Flixbus, departing from Schiphol Airport or train station Amsterdam Sloterdijk (10 minutes by train from the airport; 40 minutes by train from Utrecht Central Station). There are several Flixbuses in the morning, the last one departing at 13.15 hrs. In the evening a Flixbus goes at 19:35 hrs. Please reserve a ticket at https://www.flixbus.nl/.

🚄❗For those traveling to Groningen on Wednesday, August 24th: there is a planned train strike, which will affect travel to Groningen. The conference organizing committee is waiting for more information and will soon provide a list of alternative transport options. If you need to get to Groningen on Wednesday and are unsure how your travel plans are affected, please get in touch with us.

Domestic train tickets

You will have to purchase a single-use chip card (this is your train ticket) to Groningen at the ticket counter or at the yellow-blue ticket-vending machines that you will find in the Schiphol Airport luggage claim hall and near every entrance to the train terminal. You can purchase tickets from the machines only by using your Credit Card or a Debit Card with the Maestro logo. The vending machines do not take other Credit Cards or American Debit Cards.

If you use a single-use chip card or OV-chipkaart please make sure you check in and check out; hold your OV-chipkaart up against the NS card reader at/near the gates/entrances to the platforms.

You can also buy your ticket online and print it yourself (see NS website). Complete the journey details, pay for the order, download and print your e-ticket. Regular domestic Dutch trains do not use seat-reservations. A ticket is valid on the date printed on the ticket on any train on the route.

Train schedules

Information on traveling by train is available on NS domestic or NS International. The journey from Schiphol Airport takes just over two hours and Groningen is the last stop. Direct or connecting trains offer a service to Groningen every 30 minutes. The trains are quite comfortable and (most trains) feature free wireless internet in all classes and 220V AC outlets in first class. Food and drinks are not sold on the trains – though occasionally a rail catering service may be present in one of the carriages for part of a journey. Please note that trains do not operate at night, consult the travel planner for early or late flight connections. The travel planner also gives updates on railroad maintenance works or other disruptions and gives alternative routes. For scheduled work this is available 10 days before the travel date

Travel by car

Car traffic in the city center is restricted and street parking is very limited. There is major construction work going on as well. Be aware of the numerous cyclists that may not exactly follow traffic regulations. There are multiple parking garages located near the city center. More information on car parking in Groningen, including the street parking regulations, can be found here. Read here about construction work in progress and key traffic projects.

Taxis in Groningen

Taxi Groningen: +31 (0)50 – 549 7676, https://www.taxicentralegroningen.nl/

Taxi Noord: +31 (0)50 – 549 4940, https://www.taxinoord.nl/

Schiphol Taxi Groningen: +31 (0)50 – 850 7519, https://www.schipholtaxigroningen.nl/en/

Planning your journey in the Netherlands

The 9292 journey planner combines all available public transport – trains, buses, trams, metro, and boats – to provide an optimal route. It also informs you real-time about the current delays and disruptions in public transport.

Hotel reservations

Preferred Hotel Reservations is the official housing agent for this event. They negotiated special rates and conditions at the selected hotels for SMC2022 participants. After making a reservation, you will receive login details that you might need to change or cancel your booking. Make sure to reserve your hotel in time (by mid-June is advisable), even if your travel is not yet confirmed. Reservations up until 9 rooms may be cancelled free of charge until 48 hours prior to arrival at most hotels. Consult https://www.preferredreservations.nl/smc-2022 for hotel reservations.

Restaurants in Groningen

Should you look for restaurant ideas during your stay in Groningen, those listed below are recommended by the local organizing team:

Poster Printing

Poster Printing Service

To make your visit to the conference easier and more comfortable, we have a poster printing service. We offer to have your poster printed in Groningen, so you do not have to take it along with you when traveling here.

  • If you want to make use of this service, make sure to email your poster as a PDF file to info@gcb.nl by Wednesday 17 August 2022.
  • Please mention your full name and SMC2022 in the email.
  • Price/Poster without tube: € 35,00.
  • Please send an email to info@gcb.nl so we can provide an invoice.
  • The poster will be available during the conference at the registration desk.

Poster format

The poster size should be A0 landscape format (height 841mm and width 1189mm). The poster boards cannot accommodate larger posters, or posters in portrait format. We kindly ask you not to laminate your poster with plastic. Laminated posters tend to curl and are difficult to affix to the boards.

Abstract Guidelines

Abstract submission

Abstracts are invited for a poster (A0 landscape) or a plenary presentation (20 min; grouped in themes). Abstracts can be submitted in the five subject areas as detailed above; selection of a secondary subject area is allowed.

Abstract format: Title, authors, affiliations and body of abstract complete on 1 page, maximum of 500 words. An optional second page may be used for references and one figure.

All abstracts should be written in English.

Additional abstract guidelines:

  • Format abstract in Times 12 and margins 2 cm.
  • As supplementary material one file containing references and one figure or table may be added.
  • Include 2 or more references as a source of more background information for the interested reader.
  • The first author should be the presenting author.
  • There is a maximum of two first-author submissions per person.
  • March 25, 2022 (11:59pm Pacific Time): Deadline abstract submission

Abstract submission

Abstract submission has closed. Submitted abstracts may be accessed at: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/SMC2022/

In Memoriam

In Memoriam Herman F.M. Peters, Ph.D.

On June 24 2020, after a brief but devastating illness, Herman Peters passed away. Herman started his career as a clinical psychologist, and he specialized in the diagnosis of speech and language disorders. Specifically, he had a passion for understanding the underlying causes of stuttering and providing the most effective treatment for people suffering from this speech disorder. In the early 1980s, he introduced the Precision Fluency Shaping Program (the “Webster therapy”) in the Netherlands. In addition, he invited many renowned therapists and researchers from all over the world in order to implement new developments on speech and language disorders in the Netherlands.
He was one of the early advocates and implementers of scientific research in the realm of speech motor control processes in people who stutter. In 1985 he was the main founder of the series of International Conferences on Speech Motor Control. His dissertation (1987) also dealt with this topic. In 1989 he was one of the founding members of the International Fluency Association (IFA) and served this organization in various roles, including treasurer. His inspiration and organizational talents have also served the Dutch language community: Herman not only started the Dutch Society (Nederlandse Vereniging voor Stem- Spraak- Taalpathologie), but in 1992 he also started a journal (Tijdschrift Stem-, Spraak-, en Taalpathologie) and from 1997 – 2007 he edited a handbook (Handboek Stem-, Spraak-, en Taalpathologie) in the field of voice, speech and language disorders. A generation of research colleagues and clinical professionals will miss Herman’s inspiring enthusiasm, expertise, organizational talents, and always cheerful spirit.
In his career as a clinician Herman was head of the department Voice and Speech disorders, belonging to the ENT of the Universal Medical Center St. Radboud in Nijmegen. With power and charm he managed this multidisciplinary team, resulting in a kind of “working family”, with specializations on voice, cleft palate and stuttering.
Apart from his research and clinical work in the area of stuttering, Herman had a broad range of interests, in particular modern art and architecture. He truly was a man who had a zest for life and enjoyed travelling, meeting with people and enjoying all the wonderful things live had to offer. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him and our thoughts are with his wife Hanneke, his children and grand-children.

Ben Maassen
Mariëtte Embrechts
Marie-Christine Franken
Pascal van Lieshout