2021 International CellML Workshop

The 14th International CellML Workshop was held 19 & 20 April 2021 at the Waiheke Island Resort, 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. Following the cancellation of the 2020 workshop, we are hesitantly optimistic that we will be able to hold an in-person event for those in New Zealand to attend, while following our usual practice of enabling remote participation via Zoom.

While the primary emphasis of this workshop is on CellML and related technologies, work from across the VPH & Physiome Project and computational systems biology communities are covered (e.g., SED-MLPhysiome RepositoryCOMBINE, reproducibility and model curation, etc.). In addition to participants from the Auckland Bioengineering Institute, the Medical Technologies Centre of Research Excellence, the Maurice Wilkins Centre, and the University of Auckland, previous workshops have attracted delegates from the UK, USA, Japan, Norway, France, Poland, Belgium, Italy, and Germany for both in-person and remote presentations.

This year the workshop will debut a rapid fire lightning talk session as well as sessions featuring the following topics.


Waiheke Island ResortThe 2021 International CellML Workshop was held at the Waiheke Island ResortWaiheke Island, Auckland, New Zealand. Daily transport from downtown Auckland to the venue will be arranged each day of the workshop.

Please note that as per COVID Alert Level 1 requirements, masks or face coverings are required on all public transport. This includes the Waiheke Island ferry and the bus to and from the workshop venue.


The final workshop programme is now available. Please see the programme to access the session recordings and slide links.


A listing of participants is available.


Registration for the workshop is now closed.

Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors there was no charge for registration.

Remote attendance

We will provide the facility for remote attendance at the workshop. We will be using the Zoom platform to enable this. Please register even if you plan to attend remotely so that we are able to provide the Zoom connection details.


The 2021 International CellML Workshop is being organised by David Nickerson, with the help of Dana Felbab, Kate Harsant, Peter Hunter, Hugh Sorby, Alan Garny, and Anand Rampadarath from the Auckland Bioengineering Institute. Please contact if you have any queries regarding the workshop.


The 2021 International CellML Workshop is sponsored by the Auckland Bioengineering Institute.

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