Events

An important aspect of SBML development is face-to-face meetings, where developers, researchers and other interested persons meet each other and discuss their experiences and ongoing work.

COMBINE and HARMONY (from 2010 onward)

The COmputational Modeling in BIology NEtwork (COMBINE) is an initiative to coordinate the development of standards and formats for computational models in biology. It was established in 2010, and since that time, almost all SBML face-to-face meetings have occurred in the context of COMBINE. There are two flavors of COMBINE events: Forum meetings focus on general presentations and discussions about methods and software relevant to systems biology, while Hackathons are codefest-type events bringing software developers together to work on interoperability of software and standards.

Date(s) Event Event type Location
Jul. 15–19, 2019 COMBINE 2019 Forum Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, Heidelberg, DE
Mar. 25–29, 2019 HARMONY 2019 Hackathon Caltech, Pasadena, CA, US
Oct. 8–12, 2018 COMBINE 2018 Forum Boston University, Boston, MA, US
Jun. 18–22, 2018 HARMONY 2018 Hackathon Oxford University, UK
Oct. 9–13, 2017 COMBINE 2017 Forum UNIMIB International, Milan, IT
Jun. 26–30, 2017 HARMONY 2017 Hackathon University of Washington, Seattle, WA, US
Sep. 19–24, 2016 COMBINE 2016 Forum Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Jun. 7–11, 2016 HARMONY 2016 Hackathon University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ
Oct. 12–16, 2015 COMBINE 2015 Forum University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, US
Apr. 20–24, 2015 HARMONY 2015 Hackathon Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Wittenberg, DE
Aug. 18–22, 2014 COMBINE 2014 Forum University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, US
Apr. 22–25, 2014 HARMONY 2014 Hackathon University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
Sep. 16–20, 2013 COMBINE 2013 Forum Institut Curie, Paris, FR
May 20–23, 2013 HARMONY 2013 Hackathon University of Connecticut Health Center, CT, US
Aug. 15–19, 2012 COMBINE 2012 Forum University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, CA
May 21–25, 2012 HARMONY 2012 Hackathon Maastricht University, Maastricht, NL
Sep. 3–7, 2011 COMBINE 2011 Forum Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, Heidelberg, DE
Apr. 18–22, 2011 HARMONY 2011 Hackathon Computational Biology Center at MSKCC, NYC, NY, US
Oct. 6–9, 2010 COMBINE 2010 Forum Informatics Forum, University of Edinburgh, UK

Previous meetings and special events (2000–2011)

Prior to the establishment of COMBINE, the SBML community had its own series of biannual events: SBML Forum Meetings were the annual working meetings of the SBML community and provided an opportunity to discuss SBML, its continued evolution, and software efforts to support SBML, while SBML Hackathons brought together developers to discuss software interoperability of SBML-aware software. The community also organized occasional special workshops aimed at pushing forward the development of specific SBML features, as well as a 2008 “super-hackathon” that was a precursor of COMBINE. And going back even further in time, the ERATO Kitano Symbotic Systems Project that produced SBML organized a series of workshops known as the Workshop on Software Platforms for Systems Biology, before this series was split and renamed into the SBML Forum and SBML Hackathon meetings.

Date(s)                           Event Location
Jun. 20–22, 2011 Statistical models workshop Special
Oct. 9, 2010 SBML 10th Anniversary Symposium U. Edinburgh School of Informatics, Edinburgh, UK
May 19–21, 2010 Annotations package workshop 2010 Videoconference with locations at EBI, U. Rostock, and others
May 17–18, 2010 SBML-NeuroML interfacing mini-workshop EBI, Hinxton, UK
May. 1–4, 2010 2010 SBML-BioModels.net Hackathon University of Washington, Seattle, WA, US
Sep. 3–4, 2009 14th SBML Forum Meeting Stanford University, Stanford, CA, US
Mar. 26–28, 2009 Seventh SBML Hackathon European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton, UK
Aug. 27–28, 2008 13th SBML Forum Meeting Wallenberg Conference Center, Göteborg, SE
Aug. 12–13, 2008 Alternative modeling frameworks 2008 Videoconference with locations at EBI, U. Rostock, and SIB
Apr. 6–8, 2008 Sixth SBML Hackathon Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, ZA
Jan. 28–Feb. 2, 2008 Super-hackathon on standards and ontologies for systems biology Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, JP
Dec. 6–7, 2007 SBML Multicomponent & Multistate Workshop 2007 Videoconference with locations at EBI, UCHC, U. Pittsburgh, and Virginia Tech
Oct. 5–6, 2007 12th SBML Forum Meeting Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA, US
Sep. 9–10, 2007 SBML Composition Workshop 2007 Videoconference with locations at UCHC, EBI, and Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics
Jun. 7–8, 2007 Fifth SBML Hackathon University of Newcastle, Newcastle, UK
Oct. 12–13, 2006 11th SBML Forum Meeting National Museum of Emerging Science and Technology, Tokyo, JP
Apr. 7–8, 2006 Fourth SBML Hackathon The Chateau at Nové Hrady, Nové Hrady, CZ
Oct. 23–24, 2005 10th SBML Forum Meeting Conference Center at Harvard Medical, Boston, MA, US
May 9–10, 2005 Third SBML Hackathon National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, Tokyo, JP
Oct. 14–15, 2004 9th SBML Forum Meeting NH Heidelberg Hotel, Heidelberg, DE
Apr. 30–May 1, 2004 Second SBML Hackathon European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton, UK
Nov. 10, 2003 8th SBML Forum Meeting Chase Park Plaza Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri, US
Jul. 29–30, 2003 First SBML Hackathon Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Blacksburg, VA, US
May 11–12, 2003 7th SBML Forum Meeting Sheraton Ft. Lauderdale Airport, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, US
Dec. 12, 2002 6th SBML Forum Meeting Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, SE
Jul. 8–9, 2002 5th Workshop on Software Platforms for Systems Biology University of Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, UK
Dec. 9, 2001 4th Workshop on Software Platforms for Systems Biology California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, US
Jun. 1–2, 2001 3rd Workshop on Software Platforms for Systems Biology California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, US
Nov. 14, 2000 2nd Workshop on Software Platforms for Systems Biology Royal Park Hotel, Tokyo, JP
Apr. 28–29, 2000 1st Workshop on Software Platforms for Systems Biology California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, US