8th International CellML Workshop

The 8th International CellML Workshop will be 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 will feature 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 will be held at the Goldie Room in the Goldie Vineyard, Waiheke Island, Auckland, New Zealand. Daily transport from downtown Auckland to the venue will be arranged each day of the workshop.


The current draft programme is now available. While now relatively stable, the programme is subject to change up until the last minute.


Registration for the workshop is now open! Please register by filling out the form at: http://goo.gl/q3R1JD. This year we are asking for poster presentations only during the registration process. Oral presentations, discussion sessions, and software demonstrations will be arranged by the organisers on the topics listed above. Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors there is no charge for registration.

Delegate Listing

The listing of registered participants is available.

Remote attendance

Once again we hope to provide the facility for remote attendance at the workshop. We will likely be using Google Hangouts, but the organisers welcome any suggestions or advice on alternative platforms. Please register using the above form even if you plan to attend remotely.

Workshop Dinner

For those attending the workshop in person, we have arranged a "self-pay" dinner for Monday night at Vivace restaurant, a short walk from the downtown ferry terminal. We will have a three course set menu costing NZ$50 per person with a cash bar available in the restaurant (payment to be made direct to the restaurant on the night). Partners and colleagues are welcome to join us for this dinner. Please let know by the 10th of April if you would like to attend this dinner so that we can confirm numbers with the restaurant.


Visitors to Auckland are able to take advantage of discounted University of Auckland hotel rates when coming to Auckland for the CellML Workshop. In order to book with the special rates, the APX booking request form needs to be completed and submitted directly to . Please feel free to contact APX directly with any enquires.


The 8th International CellML Workshop is being 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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