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Web Audio Conference 2021

The sixth Web Audio Conference (WAC) will be held from the 5th to the 7th of July 2021 at the Campus del Poblenou of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain.

This year’s edition will be fully-hybrid organised, offering both possibilities to assist online and in-person. All activities will be accessible via online streaming while, for safety reasons, a reduced capacity will be offered. More information about the possibilities to assist personally in Barcelona will be given depending on the evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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.

Barcelona, capital of Catalonia (Spain) is one of the fastest-growing cities in Europe. Host-city of the Summer Olympic in 1992 and the largest mobile gathering worldwide the Mobile World Congress, is now the center of many start-ups and hi-tech businesses focused on music technology such BarcelonaTechCity (organizer of Barcelona TechSpirit), Barcelona MusicHub, Future Music Forum, Mutek, and the worldwide known Primavera Sound and Sónar festivals, consolidating the “Ciudad Condal” as a powerful convergence of music and technology in the music world map. 

Well communicated with direct flights from/to the European capitals and international destinations, it is a lively and welcoming city, which offers great restaurants, performance venues, museums and activities of any kind.

If you are interested in sponsoring the conference, please contact us at sponsor@webaudioconf2021.com

SonoSuite has been empowering media creators around the world to interact with a global audience. The leading interface for independent content owners, record labels and distributors allows them to create, exchange and access their music and related data anywhere, anytime. SonoSuite’s Software is developed in their main offices in Barcelona, Spain where a dedicated team works continuously to improve the software and add new features, staying on top of the latest developments in the Digital Music Business.

SonoSuite works directly with artists, labels, and distributors around the world and provides them with a white-label solution which allows them to run a branded digital distribution service under their own domain – maintaining full control of their digital music distribution.

The Music Technology Group (MTG) of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, part of its Department of Information and Communication Technologies, carries out research on topics such as audio signal processing, music information retrieval, musical interfaces, and computational musicology. The MTG wants to contribute to the improvement of the information and communication technologies related to sound and music, carrying out competitive research at the international level and at the same time transferring its results to society. To that goal, the MTG aims at finding a balance between basic and applied research while promoting interdisciplinary approaches that incorporate knowledge and methodologies from both scientific/technological and humanistic/artistic disciplines.


Important Dates WAC 2021


Open Call for Submissions

21st DECEMBER 2020

Submissions deadline (updates open until 28th)

1st MARCH 2021

Notification of acceptances

15th MARCH 2021

Early-bird registration deadline

19th APRIL 2021

Camera ready submission deadline

5th to 7th July 2021

6th Web Audio Conference

Following the tradition previous years, We are using the Web Audio Slack community prior to the conference to discuss general info and during the conference for questions after the talks and general discussions. Make sure to join the slack here: web-audio-slackin.herokuapp.com and then join us in #wac2021.

We are tweeting from @webaudioconf with the hashtag #wac2021.

We are covering the conference on Instagram also from @webaudioconf with the hashtag #wac2021.