About WAC 2021

About Web Audio Conference 2021


Sixth Annual Web Audio Conference



After trying to organise a hybrid event for this year’s edition of WAC, due to the limitations and the uncertainty and always having in mind the safety and wellbeing for every attendee the organisation committee has decided to celebrate a fully virtual conference.


The WAC 2021 virtual conference will include top features including:

  • Live Keynotes
  • Pre-recorded author presentations to watch at convenience.
  • Live Q&A opportunities with authors
  • Networking capabilities
  • Interactive sponsor spaces
  • Virtual cultural experiences
  • And much more


The sixth Web Audio Conference (WAC) will be held online from the 5th to the 7th of July 2021 at a Virtual Campus of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona.

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 2021


Open Call for Submissions

21st DECEMBER 2020

Submissions deadline (updates open until 28th)

1st MARCH 2021

Notification of acceptances

19th APRIL 2021

Camera ready submission deadline

5th to 7th JULY 2021

6th Web Audio Conference