Trento, Italy

Sonic experiences in the era of the Internet of Sounds

1-3 September 2021

Javascript must be enabled to continue!

Call for IWIS2021

2nd International Workshop on the Internet of Sounds

Call for papers and demos

After the success of the first edition, we are pleased to invite the community to submit to the 2nd International Workshop on the Internet of Sounds (IWIS 2021). The Internet of Sounds is an emerging research field positioned at the intersection of the Internet of Things and Sound and Music Computing domains. The workshop will be hosted at the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science of University of Trento.

The aim of the workshop is to bring together academics and industry to investigate and advance the development of Internet of Sounds technologies by using cutting-edge tools and processes. The event will consist of presentations from academics and keynotes, poster presentations, demonstrations, as well as tutorials.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • Wireless acoustic sensor networks
  • Detection and classification of sounds in acoustic sensor networks
  • Visualization and Sonification of acoustic sensor networks
  • Ecoacoustics
  • Privacy and security in acoustic sensor networks 
  • Smart Musical Instruments
  • Musical haptics for the Internet of Musical Things
  • Participatory live music performances
  • Networked music performances
  • Music education applications for the Internet of Musical Things
  • Intelligent music production in Internet of Musical Things contexts
  • Ubiquitous music
  • Web Audio for the Internet of Sounds
  • Spatial audio for the Internet of Sounds
  • Sonification for Internet of Sounds applications
  • Protocols and exchange formats for the Internet of Sounds
  • Improving accessibility and inclusiveness within the Internet of Sounds
  • Open audio databases for Deep Learning and Data Mining
  • Challenges in the management and delivery of large audio databases
  • Visualization, access and indexing of audio databases
  • Cloud-based services for musical and audio applications

We consider contributions in the form of a full paper (min 5 pages, max 8 pages), a poster paper (min 2 pages, max 4 pages), or a demo proposal (max 2 pages). Authors are welcome to submit to all three tracks. We encourage the submission of work in progress as well as more mature work.

The event is being run alongside the Audio Mostly Conference ( an interdisciplinary conference also hosted at the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science of University of Trento between 1 and 3 of September. The participants to the workshop will have access to all the sessions of the Audio Mostly conference.

The paper templates are available at

Important dates

  • Papers and demos submission deadline: May 15, 2021
  • Author notification: July 5, 2021
  • Camera ready due: July 25, 2021
  • Registration deadline: August 4, 2021
  • Workshop dates: September 1-3, 2021


All accepted full papers will appear in the proceedings of the Audio Mostly Conference. It is planned that they will be included in the ACM Digital Library. 


The Organizing Committee will select the winners for the Best Paper, Best Student Paper and Best Demo awards. To be eligible for the best student paper award, the presenting and first author of the paper must be a full-time student.

Organizing Committee

  • Luca Turchet (University of Trento)
  • Mathieu Lagrange (University of Nantes)
  • Chris Chafe (Stanford University)
  • Victor Lazzarini (Maynooth University)
  • Carlo Fischione (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
  • Paolo Casari (University of Trento)

How to reach the venue: