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Web Audio Conference 2019

The fifth Web Audio Conference (WAC) will be held 4-6 December, 2019 at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway.

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. The previous Web Audio Conferences were 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, and in 2018 at TU Berlin in Berlin.

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is the largest university in Norway today, with a history dating back to 1910, and a tradition going back to 1767 and the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters (DKNVS). NTNU has a main profile in science and technology, a variety of programmes of professional study, and great academic breadth that also includes the humanities, social sciences, economics, medicine, health sciences, educational science, architecture, entrepreneurship, art disciplines and artistic activities. NTNU is headquartered in Trondheim, with campuses in Gjøvik and Ålesund. For this conference, we have joined forces from the Department of Music, the Department of Electronic Systems, and the Department of Computer Science.

Trondheim is the technology capital of Norway, which is well communicated locally, nationally, and internationally with daily direct flights from Oslo, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, and many more! It is a lively, cosy and welcoming city, which offers great restaurants, performance venues, museums, and winter outdoor/indoor activities for the adventurous!

But will you be able to see Northern Lights in Trondheim during WAC 2019? We will try our best, but cannot confirm the percentage of success in hunting for the Northern Lights. Looking forward to meet you again or for the first time at our next WAC conference!

If you are interested in sponsoring the conference, please contact us at

Social Communication Channels


Following the tradition of last year, 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.

To join the Slack channel, visit Web Audio Slack channel and then join us in #wac2019.


We are tweeting from @webaudioconf with the hash tag #wac2019.


We are covering the conference on Instagram also from @webaudioconf with the hash tag #wac2019.

Photo Gallery

For photos about the event, visit WAC 2019 Photo Gallery on Flickr.

Conference Program

For additional information about the programme, visit Conference Programme.

For additional information about acknowledgements, visit Full List of Acknowledgements in PDF format. Thank you everybody for all your help!

Latest News

Latest News

  • March 8, 2020: We have launched the complete WAC Proceedings as compiled PDF book. For a compiled PDF book of the Conference Proceedings, visit Complete WAC 2019 Proceedings! - Happy International Women's Day 2020!
  • November 18, 2019: We are very happy to announce our new bronze sponsor: Spotify! Welcome!
  • November 13, 2019: For those staying on Saturday 7 December, you should not miss the concert Future Perfect by Garth Paine in the Planetarium! For information about Garth Paine's Future Perfect, visit EA-T presenterer: Garth Paine - Future Perfect.
  • October 19, 2019: The full programme of the conference is now available. For information about the full programme of the conference, visit WAC 2019 programme!
  • September 26, 2019: We are very proud to welcome our new silver sponsor: SonoSuite
  • September 3, 2019: Our registration system is now open (early-bird registration until September 22, 2019, don't miss it!!!):
  • September 1, 2019: Check our accommodation recommendations with special prices, see our preliminary draft program and make sure to stay on Friday December 6, which we are preparing to be a special Friday with professional panels and discussions, great workshops and a final party
  • August 19, 2019: The call for diversity tickets is out! To be eligible, you need to fill in the following online survey, available until September 8:
  • June 20, 2019: Exciting news! Native Instruments will be our second bronze sponsor
  • June 14, 2019:  The deadline for submissions has been extended to June 23 (preliminary versions with at least title and abstract) and June 30 for final versions. 
  • June 12, 2019We are very happy to welcome our first silver sponsor: the NTNU Department of Electronic Systems! Also we are very glad to welcome Trondheim kommune as a collaborator! Thanks for your support! 
  • May 29, 2019: We are very pleased to announce our first bronze sponsor: Ableton! Thanks for your support! We have also announced the sponsorship packages that are available at WAC 2019. For information about the sponsorship packages, visit WAC 2019 sponsorship.
  • May 24, 2019: We have launched a pre-submission draft feedback process for those individuals who are independent from academic institutions.
  • April 10, 2019: Mozilla is supporting the conference as a Diversity Sponsor. We will create a call for diversity grants and constitute a diversity committee. 
  • March 26, 2019: The Call for Submissions is open! For information about the Call for Submissions, visit Microsoft Conference Management Toolkit, a selection of the best papers will be offered the opportunity to publish an extended version at JAES.
  • March 8, 2019: ROLI will be a Diversity sponsor. If you want to know more about diversity in web audio, the conference theme for this year, visit our dedicated page WAC 2019 diversity.
  • February 28, 2019: The Code of Conduct of WAC 2019 has been published.
  • February 14, 2019: The website of WAC 2019 has been launched:! Help us to spread the word and keep an eye on our daily updates! 
  • September 21, 2018: The WAC 2019 conference and committee was announced during WAC 2018 in Berlin. It was very well received by the WAC community, see you all in Trondheim!

WAC 2019 - Group Photo

Participants of the WAC 2019 Conference. Photo by: Rakel Skaar Kristensen.
Photo by: Rakel Skaar Kristensen

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  • Photo of Trondheim, Norway. Photo by Ilias O. Pappas.

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Photo by: Ilias O. Pappas


Silver Sponsors

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Diversity Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsors

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