WoRMS 2020

International Workshop on Reading Music Systems

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's edition of WoRMS is cancelled.

Stay home, stay healthy and hopefully we can resume WoRMS in 2021.


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.

WoRMS will be organized as a 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.

Workshop Format

The workshop will consist of multiple sessions. Each speaker will be given 15 minutes to present his or her work (12 minutes presentation, 3 minutes Q&A). 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.