January 26-28, 2015 - IRCAM & Mozilla Paris, France
WAC is the first international conference dedicated to web audio technologies and applications.
The conference welcomes web R&D developers, audio processing scientists, application designers and people involved in web standards.
Everyone involved in web audio technologies will find below the right submission format to present their work, their ideas.
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Recently, the Internet has become much more than a simple storage and delivery network for audio files. Moreover, modern devices such as smartphones and tablets bring new user experiences and interactions opportunities. Web technologies and standards allow applications to manipulate sound and transform the browser into a digital audio workstation, capable of real-time audio processing. These web applications come closer to competing real-time desktop applications and can exceed them regarding social integration and user experience, hence fostering a large creative area for new services and games in the context of pedagogical, artistic and commercial projects.
Contributions to the first edition of WAC are encouraged in, but not limited to, the following topics:
With Matthew Paradis (Chair), Joe Berkovitz (Chair), Chris Lowis (Invited Expert), Paul Adenot (Editor/Implementor), Chris Lilley (W3C Staff Representative)
A number of members of the W3C Web Audio Group will be present at the WAC conference. The Audio Working Group will give a short presentation on how the process works from the W3C perspective and will highlight some of the areas that the Web Audio community could help in the effort to move the API to a W3C recommendation. The Audio Working Group will then present some of the more complex issues that it deals with for discussion and take questions and suggestions from attendees.
Registration fees include lunch for the first two conference days, coffee break, program. Authors of selected papers, demo, poster, gigs must buy a ticket too.
Ircam (Centre Pompidou)
1, Place Igor Stravinsky, 75004 Paris, France
Subway: Hôtel de Ville, Rambuteau, Châtelet, Les Halles
Phone: +33 1 44 78 48 43 | +33 1 44 78 15 45
16bis Boulevard Montmartre, 75009 Paris, France
Subway: Grands Boulevards, Richelieu-Drouot
Attendees code of conduct
WAC gives you four opportunities Web Audio Talk, Web Audio Paper, Web Audio Demo/Poster or Web Audio Gig to actively participate to the event and present your work around the use of web audio technologies.
We encourage you to share your experience in advancing Web Audio. Your presentation will be published online "for the good of future generations" (plus PDF proceedings for Web Audio Paper)
Authors of selected talks will have a 10/20 minutes slot to present their work, plus 5 minutes for questions.
Authors of selected papers will have a 20 minutes slot to present their work, plus 5 minutes for questions.
The conference proceedings will be published online as a PDF (available and sustainable by using CEUR workshop proceedings).
Authors of selected demos and posters will presente their work in a dedicated room
Web Audio Gig involving usage of the Web Audio API and "audience devices participation"
Musicians of selected gig will performe on Tuesday evening. Give free rein to your imagination !
Authors of accepted papers and talks must have paid their registration.
Ircam – STMS joint research unit with CNRS and Université Pierre et Marie Curie – Paris
WAC is part of the WAVE project, funded by the French National Research Agency.
All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the above international expert technical committee.
After authors submit their paper, it will go through a rigorous single blind review process that comprises two layers of evaluation: Chairs and technical commitee members.
Confidentiality of submissions is maintained for the technical commitee members during the review process. All rejected submissions will be kept confidential in perpetuity.