What is NPAPW?

The Network Performing Arts Production Workshop (NPAPW) is an annual conference hosted in a rotating city of Europe and at the New World Symphony in Miami Beach every other year. It is a single track workshop in which attendees learn about technologies utilizing advanced networks to enable arts instruction and performance, experience master classes and live performances leveraging these technologies, and meet the colleagues and representatives from institutions advancing this realm of work.

Who should attend?

Performing artists, academic administrators, faculty, technology developers, administration and staff from performing arts venues – anyone or any institution interested in using interactive technologies in educational programs or performances.


What are the dates for NPAPW 2019?

NPAPW will be help April 2nd-4th, 2019 in Prague, Czech Republic.


Where is NPAPW 2019 hosted?

At the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague · Music and Dance Faculty (HAMU)

Who organizes NPAPW?

The workshop is sponsored by GÉANT and Internet2 produced by the host organization on any given year.


What technologies will be a part of the demonstrations?

This is constantly evolving, but here is a (mostly) comprehensive list:

  • LoLa – an ultra-low-latency Windows platform that allows synchronous performance in above CD-quality audio and HD video.
  • Ultragrid – a cross platform software application that uses consumer devices for streaming up to 8K resolution video and multichannel, high resolution audio.
  • Polycom/H.323 – A commercially produced software and hardware communications standard particularly effective for educational programs.
  • MVTP – A hardware streaming solution offering up to 4K at 60FPS with TICO compression.
  • JackTrip – A multichannel audio streaming solution for Macintosh and Linux.
  • Nimbra – Hardware encoding solutions offering extremely low-latency 4K streaming over IP networks.
  • JamKazaam – A cross platform solution for low-latency audio connections over limited bandwidth.
  • ConferenceXP – A legacy windows application for bandwidth-challenged audiovisual links.


How do I present at NPAPW?

There is a formal submission process preceding each workshop. Proposals can be submitted for consideration filling it the online form: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GQXFNL9


Who is on the Program Committee?

  • Domenico Vicinanza, GÉANT & Anglia Ruskin University (PC Chair)
  • Ann Doyle, Internet2
  • Sven Ubik, CESNET
  • Jan Otcenasek, HAMU
  • Claudio Allocchio, GARR
  • Justin Trieger, New World Symphony
  • Maria Isabel Gandia Carriedo, CSUC
  • Renate Kreil, ACOnet
  • Jesper Andersen, Royal Danish Academy of Music
  • Faridah Noor, APAN
  • Boncheol Goo, APAN
  • Tom Gorman, Coventry University
  • Genevieve Williams, University of Exeter
  • Sigita Jurkynaite, GÉANT (Support)