This edition of the Web Audio Conference will be a little different from previous editions, and the main reason for this is the virtual format of the conference. With the aim to encourage more interaction and conversation between attendees, every submission will have a short prerecorded video presentation available on the WAC2021 website and a scheduled poster session to explain the work and discuss it in more detail with the audience.
These prerecorded short videos should introduce the topic of your paper, provide some of the insights from your work, and entice the audience to read the paper and visit your poster sessions.
The videos must be submitted by June 13th. Our team will review them for quality, append title cards with the schedule details, and upload them on the (TODO see comments) web audio YouTube channel.
You can record the video using your preferred presentation program (such as Powerpoint or Google Slides) together with virtual meeting platforms that allow recording video calls (Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, etc.) Another program commonly used for these kinds of recordings, is the open-source software OBS Studio. Using this program, you can easily set different scenes and change between them on the go while recording.
We propose the use of the following three scenes combining them throughout the video presentation:
If the authors can’t produce a video with multiple scenes, we recommend using a composition similar to Scene 3 where both the author and the slides or other helping images are seen simultaneously.
All video presentations must include accurate captions, including descriptions of non-speech elements such as sound effects and speaker names if multiple speakers are featured. Web services such as Youtube Studios, Zubtitle, and Amara allow you to generate, edit, and export subtitles in formats like .srt that you can then upload to CMT together with your video. Here is some guidance on encoding captions from another virtual conference.
All videos will be uploaded to the Web Audio Conf YouTube channel for streaming access during and after the conference. Besides, they will be embedded on the webaudioconf2021.com website. After the event a link to these videos will be available from the website webaudioconf.com/proceedings/ where the online proceedings of the previous editions of the conference can be found.
Note that excerpts of copyrighted audio recordings may cause a video to be suppressed.
Video Submission deadline: 13 June 2020, Anywhere On Earth (AOE)
The poster sessions are an interactive forum in which authors can present further details of their work and discuss live with attendees. We strongly recommend to all authors of all tracks to have a poster for their session.
In case you prefer a different option for your session, like embedding a website or using a slides presentation, please get in contact with your chairs to discuss your needs.
Poster Submission deadline: 20 June 2020, Anywhere On Earth (AOE)