Welcome to the 21st
International Society
for Music Information Retrieval


11–15 OCTOBER 2020

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, ISMIR 2020 will be fully online. The conference will occur October 11–15 with 24 hr programming to facilitate accessibility and visibility across time zones, and in a virtual environment supporting the peer-to-peer discussions that ISMIR has long prioritized. The ISMIR 2020 team looks forward to welcoming our research community to a new conference experience. More details to come.

as of 7 July 2020

The NLP4MusA workshop will be online.

The WiMIR workshop will take place as a virtual event.

WoRMS 2020 is cancelled and will resume next year.

We plan to open the registration by middle of July.


Call for PapersAccepting submissions
Abstract Submission10 April 20208 May 2020
Final Submission17 April 202015 May 2020
Notification of Acceptance12 June 202010 July 2020
Camera-ready Upload6 July 20203 August 2020
Music Submission29 May 202026 June 2020
Music Notification15 July 202031 July 2020
Call for TutorialsAccepting submissions
Initial Submission30 April 202022 May 2020
Final Submission22 May 202029 May 2020
Tutorials Notification15 June 202022 June 2020

Main Event

Tutorials11 October 2020
Scientific Program12–15 October 2020

Social Program

Reception11 October 2020
WiMIR ReceptionTBD October 2020
Concert13 October 2020
Banquet14 October 2020

Satellite Events

WiMIR Workshop10 October 2020
DLfM16 October 2020
NLP4MusA16 October 2020
HAMR16–17 October 2020
The Event

The Event

The annual conference of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR) is the world’s leading research forum on processing, searching, organizing and accessing music-related data.

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The Organizers

The Organizers

We’re excited to welcome you to Montréal! More information for participants will be online soon. For now, we have published the list of committee members and chairs so far.

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