WoRMS 2018

1st International Workshop on Reading Music Systems - 20. Sept. 2018


The International Workshop on Reading Music Systems (WoRMS) is a novel workshop that tries to connect researchers who develop systems for reading music, such as in the field of Optical Music Recognition, with other researchers and practitioners that could benefit from such systems, like librarians or musicologists. It takes place for the first time on the 20th September 2018 as a satellite event to ISMIR 2018, in Paris.

WoRMS will be organized as a 1-day workshop and provides an excellent opportunity to share ideas, discuss current developments and shape the future of Optical Music Recognition. We explicitly invite people without a technical background, to participate as well. We would like to promote the diversity of speakers, with each participant getting the opportunity to present his work, discuss current research with the community and foster relationships within the community.

Thank you for making WoRMS such a great event! If you have more feedback and comments, check out the discussion notes and leave your feedback as a comment.

Community Follow-Up

Pictures of the event can be found in Google Photos.

By public request, we are opening the existing Slack-Channel for Optical Music Recognition research to everyone. To join, use this link.

For those of you, that could not attend the "Optical Music Recognition for Dummies" tutorial at ISMIR, the full recording can be found here.

Workshop Format

The workshop will take one full day and consist of four sessions, with up to five speakers per session. Each speaker will be given 10 minutes to present his or her work. Each session is followed by approximately 20 minutes of panel discussion with all speakers from that session, allowing to answer open questions and giving room for discussions.


WoRMS will be held at the Conservatoire national des arts et m├ętiers, 292 Rue Saint-Martin, 75003 Paris, France.

The room name is Robert Faure and you can find it by entering through the main entrance and just going downstairs.

We are grateful for the support from the Music Notation Information Retrieval (MuNIR) project in organizing this event.