Call for Workshops

Deadline for proposals: February 29th 2024

The 5th World Ecoacoustics Congress (WEC) will feature a series of workshops designed to provide expert-led education and training on crucial topics for developing and implementing ecoacoustic research and applications. The workshops will be open to all WEC attendees, after registration and subject to availability of place.


Call for workshops is now open!

We are excited to announce that the call for workshops is now open and invite you to submit your proposal at this upcoming event, scheduled for 8th-12th July 2024, in the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain.


Workshop details

Workshops are expected to be designed as work sessions, aimed to provide training on essential skills and techniques related to ecoacoustics. They can be focused on both theoretical and practical contents and include indoor and/or outdoor activities. We encourage workshop coordinators to put a significant emphasis on the applied and functional aspects of the workshop topic.

A workshop can be 90 minutes or 210 minutes long, with an additional 30-min coffee break. The number of places offered can be determined by the workshop coordinator and will be subject to the number of seats (from 80 to 400) of the assigned space in the Venue.

Each workshop will be led by the workshop coordinator who will be in charge of building and submitting the proposal, providing documentation to the participants and running the session. Proposals with more than one coordinator are allowed. All workshop materials should be provided by the coordinator(s). For specific requests of material that you may need, please contact

Proposed workshops should meet the scope of the WEC as set out by our website and the website of the International Society of Ecoacoustics (please read theWelcome message of the 5th World Ecoacoustics Congress for more details). We invite proposals on a variety of topics related to ecoacoustics, including but not limited to those listed in the Preliminary program, as the following ones:

  • Theoretical basis of ecoacoustics
  • Recording and sampling methods
  • Biodiversity monitoring through ecoacoustics
  • Workflows and protocols for sound analysis
  • Advanced techniques in data analysis
  • Introduction and training on the use of specific software
  • Ecoacoustic applications in conservation and environmental management
  • Strategies for effective project management in ecoacoustic research


Submission guidelines

If you are interested in submitting of proposal, please fill the form below and submit it before February 29th 2024. Proposals should include a detailed outline of the workshop, key learning objectives and any specific requirements. After the assessment of the proposals received by the Scientific and Advisory committees, the workshop coordinator will be notified of their proposal outcome before March 5th 2024. If accepted, the workshop coordinator will be invited to register and will be contacted by the technical secretariat for further details.


Please submit your proposals via online submission platform with the following information:

  • Workshop coordinator(s)
    • Full first and family name(s)
    • Title or position
    • Affiliation or organisation (Department, Institution, Country)
    • Email address
  • Workshop title
  • Outline (max. 250 words)

Please provide a brief overview of the workshop, highlighting its significance to the scope of the WEC and describing the proposed format/methodology

  • Overall and specific objectives

Please list the overall and specific objectives for the workshop

  • Related topics (up to three): please, follow our list of topics whenever possible (although new topics can be added)
    • Topic 1
    • Topic 2
    • Topic 3
  • Benefits for participants (max. 100 words)

Please outline the benefits WEC participants will gain from attending the workshop (e.g. skills, knowledge, practical applications, etc.)

  • Workshop length: please, select one of the following options
    • 90 minutes
    • 210 minutes
  • Number of participants

Please indicate the minimum and maximum number of participants to ensure adequate space allocation

  • Target audience

Please specify the target audience and any prerequisites or background knowledge required

  • Technical requirements

Please list any specific technical requirements or equipment needed for the workshop. Specify if WiFi access is required for your workshop.


Key dates

Submission opening date

December 20th 2023

Submission deadline date

February 29th 2024

Decision notification date*

March 5th 2024

*Note all efforts will be made to send notifications even before the planned date



Please read the submission rules before submitting a workshop.

  1. Authors
  • The same person may submit more than one proposal as workshop coordinator, although only one will be finallly accepted.
  • The same person may serve as the presenting author on up to two workshops.
  • The coordinator is required to ensure that all co-authors are aware of the content of the workshop before submission.
  1. Workship
  • All text must be written in English.
  • Tables and Figures will not be accepted for the submission.
  • Workshop will be reproduced exactly as submitted and will not be edited in any way. No changes to the submitted workshop will be made by the organisation after the sumbission deadline.
  • Abbreviations should be kept to a minimum. Use standard abbreviations and generic technical names. Place unusual abbreviations or acronyms in parentheses after first use.
  • Make the content of the workshop as informative as possible.
  1. Submission
  • Workshop can only be submitted by the online submission form. Workshop submitted by other channels (e.g. email) will not be considered.
  • Workshop must be received by the announced deadline. Workshops received after the deadline will not be considered.
  • Click on the “submit” button at the end of the process in order to submit your workshop. Only after receiving the confirmation email of submission, the process is finished. Please, check out your spam box if you have not received the confirmation. If you are sure that there was no confirmation, please, contact us:
  • Once you have submitted your workshop, you will receive a workshop ID number via email. Please refer to this workshop number in all correspondence regarding the workshop.
  • Please do not submit multiple copies of the same workshop. If you noticed any error, please, contact us:
  • Presenting authors of accepted workshop must be registered and paid participants.

If you have any doubts, please, do not hesitate to contact us:

We look forward to receiving your proposals and appreciate your valuable contribution to the 5th World Ecoacoustics Congress.

Thank you for your dedication to advancing ecoacoustics research.