Call for CellML Editor nominations 2014

This is a call for nominations for two CellML Editors to replace Alan Garny and Jonathan Cooper, whose term ends with the approaching 8th International CellML Workshop.

Nominations should be made via the form available at: The nomination deadline is 8 April 2014.

The document describing the election process is available at:

The CellML Editors play a key role in writing and developing the CellML specification. CellML Editors have to be willing to invest time and effort into evaluating proposals for changes, researching the possible impact of those changes, thinking about how to implement the changes, writing new text in the CellML specification, dealing with practical matters of writing, editing, coordinating, tracking changes to documents, etc. The work level tends to be highly uneven and unpredictable, but on average it is not overwhelming.

The length of a CellML Editor's term is 3 years. The current CellML Editors are David Nickerson, Poul Nielsen, Jonathan Cooper, Alan Garny, and Mike Cooling (, with Jonathan and
Alan being replaced in 2014. This is the nomination phase of the CellML Editor search. You may nominate anyone (including yourself) that you believe is qualified and would act as a good CellML Editor. Current members of the CellML Editorial Board cannot be nominated for election. You may describe your rationale for making the nomination in the nomination form. You may fill out this form more than once, for nominating multiple individuals.

The CellML Editors will gather the results and create a single list of all unique candidates along with the rationales for their nominations, then verify with each individual that they accept the nomination, and finally issue a call for voting. The voting will take place electronically using an online ballot form.

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