2nd Workshop on Psycholinguistic Approaches to Speech Recognition in Adverse Conditions

31 October 2016 – 1 November 2016

Nijmegen, the Netherlands

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

The two-day workshop will 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.

Themes of the workshop are:

  • 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).

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)

Important dates

  • 15 October 2016: Registration deadline


  • Polina Drozdova
  • Florian Hintz
  • Sven Mattys
  • Odette Scharenborg


This workhop is supported by a Vidi-grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO; grant number: 276-89-003)  and a subsidy from the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (KNAW) both awarded to Odette Scharenborg.