8th International CellML Workshop

The 8th International CellML Workshop was held 14 & 15 April 2014 at the Goldie Room on Waiheke Island, Auckland, New Zealand.

The annual International CellML Workshop is an opportunity for scientists to present and discuss ongoing work related to physiological modelling and simulation with particular focus on model and data exchange & reuse, archiving, and versioning and related software support. While the primary emphasis is on CellML, work from across the VPH & Physiome Project and computational systems biology communities are covered (e.g., RICORDOSED-MLPhysiome Repository,COMBINE, and the Virtual Physiological Rat). In addition to participants from the Auckland Bioengineering Institute, the Maurice Wilkins Centre, and the University of Auckland, previous workshops have attracted delegates from the UK, USA, Japan, Norway, France, Poland, and Germany.

This year the workshop featured the following topics.

  • The CellML specification status, direction, and future requirements.
  • CellML-related software updates and demonstrations (including the CellML API and OpenCOR).
  • The Physiome model repository - infrastructure plans, updates, user requirements, and future directions.
  • Related standardisation efforts - SED-ML, SBML, FieldML, BioSignalML.
  • Metadata and data annotation.
  • Mathematical modelling best practices and workflows.


goldie.jpgThe 8th International CellML Workshop was held at the Goldie Room in the Goldie Vineyard, Waiheke Island, Auckland, New Zealand.


The workshop programme is available.

Delegate Listing

The listing of registered participants is available.

Session recordings

Once again we used Google Hangouts on Air to broadcast and record the presentations from the workshop. Please see the hangouts page for links to the session recordings. The quality of the video is not the best, so please see the programme listing for links to the actual presentation files.


The 8th International CellML Workshop was organised by David Nickerson, with the help of Kate Harsant, Peter Hunter, Poul Nielsen, Mike Cooling, and Hugh Sorby from the Auckland Bioengineering Institute. Please contact if you have any queries regarding the workshop.


The 8th International CellML Workshop is jointly sponsored by the Auckland Bioengineering Institute, the Maurice Wilkins Centre, and the Faculty of Science Initiative for Complex Biological Systems.

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