12th International Seminar on Speech Production (ISSP)


Following on a series of successful, productive, and highly enjoyable meetings, we are pleased to announce that the 12th International Seminar on Speech Production (ISSP 2020) will be held in Providence, Rhode Island, USA, from June 1st – 4th, 2020.  This conference series was launched in 1988 in Grenoble with the aim of providing an interdisciplinary forum for researchers working on all aspects of speech production, with subsequent iterations in Leeds (1990), Old Saybrook (1993), Autrans (1996), Kloster Seeon (2000), Sydney (2003), Ubatuba (2006), Strasbourg (2008), Montreal (2011), Cologne (2014), and Tianjin (2017).  Providence is a lively and friendly city with easy transportation options available, located 40 minutes by train from Boston and 2.5 hours from NYC.  We hope you will plan to attend this latest iteration of the ISSP!

Invited Speakers:

  • Kristofer Bouchard (UCSF) – ECoG and speech neuroscience
  • Suzanne Boyce  (U. Cincinnati) – disordered speech
  • Carol Espy-Wilson (U. Maryland) – speech technology
  • Cécile Fougeron (U. Paris 3) – speech in aging populations
  • Lisa Goffman  (U. Texas) – development of speech production
  • Gabriel Mindlin (U. de Buenos Aires) – speech modeling
  • Jennifer Pardo (Montclair State U.) – speech accommodation
  • Brad Sutton (U. of Illinois) – rtMRI and speech visualization methods

Additional topics include but are not limited to Coarticulation, Prosody, Articulatory Synthesis, Acoustic-to-Articulatory Inversion, Speech Motor Control, Biomechanical Modeling, Instrumental Techniques, Co-speech Gesturing, and Perturbation-induced Plasticity.

The deadline for the (two page) abstract submission is December 31st, 2019.  Further details will follow soon, via this mailing list and the conference website (ISSP2020.yale.edu).

Of special interest to students:  We have received a grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation to support student participation in the ISSP.  Support is limited to students enrolled at U.S. institutions, but the student does not need to be a U.S. citizen.  Support will cover registration, hotel, meals and travel.  If the student has a disability that requires a traveling companion, travel, hotel and meals for that companion can be provided as well.  Successful applicants must be first author on an accepted abstract.