Theme and Topics

Areas of interest include:
  • Web Audio API, Web MIDI, Web RTC and other existing or emerging web standards for audio and music.
  • Development tools, practices, and strategies of web audio applications.
  • Innovative audio-based web applications.
  • Web-based music composition, production, delivery, and experience.
  • Client-side audio engines and audio processing/rendering (real-time or non real-time).
  • Cloud/HPC for music production and live performances.
  • Audio data and metadata formats and network delivery.
  • Server-side audio processing and client access.
  • Frameworks for audio synthesis, processing, and transformation.
  • Web-based audio visualization and/or sonification.
  • Multimedia integration.
  • Web-based live coding and collaborative environments for audio and music generation.
  • Web standards and use of standards within audio-based web projects.
  • Hardware and tangible interfaces and human-computer interaction in web applications.
  • Codecs and standards for remote audio transmission.
  • Any other innovative work related to web audio that does not fall into the above categories.


Papers must be submitted in PDF format using the WAC 2021 templates (LaTeX or Word).

Submission system

You have to register in the following link. Then you will be able to submit your paper to the track you are interested.

Submission Tracks

We welcome submissions in the following tracks: papers, talks, posters, demos, performances, and artworks. All submissions will be single-blind peer reviewed. The conference proceedings, which will include both papers (for papers and posters) and extended abstracts (for talks, demos, performances, and artworks), will be published open-access online with Creative Commons attribution, and with an ISSN number.


  • Papers and Posters: Submit a 4-6 page paper to be presented as and oral presentation or at a poster session.
  • Talks: Submit a 1-2 page extended abstract to be given as an oral presentation.
  • Demos: Submit a work to be presented at a hands-on demo session. Demo submissions should consist of a 1-2 page extended abstract including diagrams or images, and a complete list of technical requirements (including anything expected to be provided by the conference organizers).
  • Performances: Submit a performance making creative use of web-based audio applications. Performances can include elements such as audience device participation and collaboration, web-based interfaces, Web MIDI, WebSockets, and/or other imaginative approaches to web technology. Submissions must include a title, a 1-2 page description of the performance, approximate duration, links to audio/video/image documentation of the work, a complete list of technical requirements (including anything expected to be provided by conference organizers), and names and one-paragraph biographies of all performers.
  • Artworks: Submit a sonic web artwork or interactive application which makes significant use of web audio standards such as Web Audio API or Web MIDI in conjunction with other technologies such as HTML5 graphics, WebGL, and Virtual Reality frameworks. Works must be suitable for presentation on a computer kiosk with headphones. They will be featured at the conference venue throughout the conference and on the conference web site. Submissions must include a title, 1-2 page description of the work, a link to access the work, and names and one-paragraph biographies of the authors.
  • Workshops: If you are interested in running a tutorial session at the conference, please contact the organizers directly at


Note for Poster or Oral presentations: During the online submission process you will be asked to specify whether you prefer to present your paper in a lecture or poster session. Highly detailed papers are better suited to poster sessions, which permit greater interaction between author and audience. The convention committee reserves the right to reassign papers to any session, lecture or poster.