Call | 5th International Symposium on the Internet of Sounds

International Audio Laboratories Erlangen

Date: 30 September – 2 October 2024

Submission Deadlines: July 10, 2024

We are pleased to invite you to the 5th International Symposium on the Internet of Sounds (IS2 2024). The Internet of Sounds is an emerging research field at the intersection of the Sound and Music Computing and the Internet of Things domains. 

The symposium will be hosted at the International Audio Laboratories Erlangen, Germany, a joint institution of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) and Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS.

The aim is to bring together academics and industry to investigate and advance the development of Internet of Sounds technologies by using novel tools and processes. The event will consist of presentations, keynotes, panels, poster presentations, demonstrations, tutorials, music performances, and installations.

Keynote Speakers

The program will include three keynotes:

  • Toon van Waterschoot, KU Leuven
  • Georg Hajdu, Hamburg University of Music and Theatre
  • Hanna Lukashevich, Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology

Satellite Events

The program will include two satellite events:

 For the topics addressed in each workshop please visit the respective webpages.

Call for Papers and Demos

Topics of interest include and are not limited to:

  • Networked immersive audio for the Internet of Sounds
  • Web Audio for the Internet of Sounds
  • Networked Musical XR
  • Semantic Audio applications for the Internet of Sounds
  • Embedded audio
  • Smart musical instruments
  • Ubiquitous music
  • Networked music performances
  • Participatory live music performances
  • Musical haptics for the Internet of Musical Things
  • Music education applications for the Internet of Musical Things
  • Intelligent music production in Internet of Musical Things contexts
  • Protocols and exchange formats for the Internet of Sounds
  • Ecoacoustics
  • Wireless acoustic sensor networks
  • Privacy and security in acoustic sensor networks
  • Detection and classification of sounds in acoustic sensor networks
  • Visualization and Sonification of acoustic sensor networks
  • Sonification for Internet of Sounds applications
  • Audio datasets 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
  • Improving accessibility and inclusiveness within the Internet of Sounds
  • Sustainability and ethical aspects of the Internet of Sounds
  • Music information retrieval in networked applications

We consider submissions in the form of:

  • Full paper (min 5 pages, max 10 pages)
  • Poster paper (min 2 pages, max 4 pages)
  • 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. However, only the contributions of at least 4 pages will be included in the Proceedings to be submitted to IEEE.

Paper Submission

All submissions will be fully, single-blind peer-reviewed. The expected number of pages for contribution should not exceed 10 pages for paper. Authors must follow IEEE ethical and writing guidelines.

LaTeX and Word template:

Submission portal:

Call for Internet of Sounds Performances and Installations

We invite submissions that showcase the internet of sounds in performance and sound installations. Proposed works should have a clear connection to the conference and may relate to a technical paper or demo submission. We particularly invite pieces that last 5-12 minutes, however, shorter and longer performance proposals will be considered.

Performances and Installations Submission

A proposal (compiled in a single pdf) should include:

  • One-page project description
  • One-page description of technical requirements
  • Short program notes
  • Artist bio(s)
  • URL to any performance/installation audio or audio-visual documentation (if available).  The documentation link should use streaming-only services, e.g., SoundCloud, Vimeo, YouTube.

Please keep in mind the following when preparing performance and installation submissions:

  • Space requirements: Indicate whether the work would be more suitable for a university environment (hallways, staircases, indoor and outdoor plazas), club, traditional concert stage, gallery, public space, or other venue. For questions regarding equipment and venue descriptions, please contact the Music & Installations Co-chairs
  • Performer(s): List all performers that would need to be involved. Please note that the organizers cannot provide funding to support performers’ travel or accommodation.
  • Feasibility: Provide evidence of the feasibility of the performance or installation. Include documentation and list of previous performances of the submitted or related work that demonstrate the submitter’s capacity to implement the proposal.

Submission portal:

Important Dates

  • All submission deadlines:    July 10, 2024
  • Author notification:             August 15, 2024
  • Camera-ready due:              September 9, 2024
  • Early registration deadline: August 26, 2024
  • Late registration deadline: September 23, 2024
  • Symposium dates:                September 30 – Oct 2, 2024


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

  • Local Chair: Nils Peters – International Audio Laboratories Erlangen, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Paper Co-chair: Jakob Abeßer – Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT
  • Paper Co-chair: Joseph Malloch – Dalhousie University
  • Music & Installations Co-chair: Esther Fee Feichtner – University of Music and Performing Arts Munich
  • Music & Installations Co-chair: Marlon Schumacher – Institute for Music informatics and Musicology Karlsruhe
  • Demo Chair: Robert Hupke – Sennheiser
  • Diversity Chair: Claudia Rinaldi – University of L’Aquila
  • Industry Liaison Chair: Jan Dürre – Sennheiser
  • Communication Chair: Birgit Popp – Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS
  • Web Chair: Alberto Boem – University of Trento
  • Facility Chair: Stefan Turowski – International Audio Laboratories Erlangen, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • General Chair: Luca Turchet – University of Trento

General Contact

Enquiries can be addressed to