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COMBINE (Computational Modeling in Biology Network) 2011

September 3-7, 2011

Heidelberg, Germany

early bird registration: July 15th, 2011


The Computational Modeling in Biology Network (COMBINE) is an initiative to coordinate the development of the various community standards and formats in systems biology and related fields (http://co.mbine.org/). In 2010, the systems biology standards community inaugurated a new, broader series of meetings to replace, among other events, individual SBML, SBGN, and BioPAX meetings, and create a common platform for allied standardization efforts. The annual COMBINE meeting is a workshop-style event with oral presentations, posters and breakout sessions. It provides an opportunity for the different communities to meet and discuss their standardization efforts, with the aim of working more closely together to ensure smooth interoperability between the standards.

COMBINE 2011 will include sessions about encoding biological pathway semantics, encoding mathematical model semantics, visual representation, interoperability, model simulation and analysis, tools and databases applying the standards, and similar topics. We will provide a more detailed agenda in the near future. Please refer to the meeting website for the session schedule and detailed information:

Oral presentations will be selected from the submitted abstracts. Abstracts are welcome for posters and talks addressing topics such as the various standards encompassed by COMBINE (BioPax, SBGN, SBML, SED-ML), associated standardization efforts such as MIRIAM and the Systems Biology Ontology (SBO), and related standardization efforts like CellML or NeuroML, as well as for presentations of software systems using these standards.
We hope to see you in Heidelberg!

Martin Golebiewski
on behalf of the organizers:
  • Gary Bader, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Emek Demir, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), New York, USA
  • Martin Golebiewski, Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS), Germany
  • Michael Hucka, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), USA
  • Nicolas Le Novère, European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), UK
  • Sven Sahle, BioQuant at the University of Heidelberg, Germany