Providence by night
Providence Skyline by Mike Dooley

Important note: revised dates for conference

Because of disruptions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic the ISSP has been rescheduled for December 14th - 17th, 2020. Abstract submission has consequently been reopened; please see Instructions for Authors. Note that previously accepted abstracts do not need to be resubmitted; however, authors are encouraged to upload revised versions of their abstracts based on reviewer feedback using the EasyChair portal. The deadline for new submissions and revisions to accepted abstracts is August 1st, 2020.

Welcome to ISSP 2020 in Providence

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 from December 14th – 17th, 2020 at the Omni Rhode Island Convention Center Hotel. 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).

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Topics of interest for this meeting include but are not limited to coarticulation, prosody, speech neuroscience, disordered speech, speech in aging populations, speech development, phonetic convergence, articulatory synthesis, acoustic-to-articulatory inversion, speech motor control, biomechanical modeling, instrumental techniques, speech technology, co-speech gesturing, and perturbation-induced plasticity.

Providence is a lively and friendly city with easy transportation options available, located 50 minutes by train from Boston and 2.5 hours from NYC. We look forward to welcoming you there for this latest iteration of the ISSP!


    Mark Tiede
    Doug Whalen
    Vince Gracco