About WAC 2020

About Web Audio Conference 2020

 

Sixth Annual Web Audio Conference

The sixth Web Audio Conference (WAC) will be held 9th to 11th of December, 2020 at the Campus del Poblenou of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) in Barcelona, Spain. WAC is an international conference dedicated to web audio technologies and applications. The conference addresses academic research, artistic research, development, design, evaluation and standards concerned with emerging audio-related web technologies such as Web Audio API, Web RTC, WebSockets and Javascript. The conference welcomes web developers, music technologists, computer musicians, application designers, industry engineers, R&D scientists, academic researchers, artists, students and people interested in the fields of web development, music technology, computer music, audio applications and web standards. Web Audio Conferences were previously held in 2015 at IRCAM and Mozilla in Paris, in 2016 at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, in 2017 at the Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London in London, in 2018 at TU Berlin in Berlin, and 2019 at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim.

 

The internet has become much more than a simple storage and delivery network for audio files, as modern web browsers on desktop and mobile devices bring new user experiences and interaction opportunities. New and emerging web technologies and standards now allow applications to create and manipulate sound in real-time at near-native speeds, enabling the creation of a new generation of web-based applications that mimic the capabilities of desktop software while leveraging unique opportunities afforded by the web in areas such as social collaboration, user experience, cloud computing, and portability. The Web Audio Conference focuses on innovative work by artists, researchers, students, and engineers in industry and academia, highlighting new standards, tools, APIs, and practices as well as innovative web audio applications for musical performance, education, research, collaboration, and production, with an emphasis on bringing more diversity into audio.

 

Important Dates WAC 2020

2ND OF APRIL

Website launch & Open Call for Submissions

26TH OF JUNE

Submissions deadline (updates until 3rd or July)

4TH OF SEPTEMBER

Notification of acceptances and rejections

25TH OF SEPTEMBER

Early-bird registration deadline

9TH OF OCTOBER

Camera ready submission & presenter registration deadline

9TH TO 11TH OF DECEMBER

6th Web Audio Conference