ABI CellML Meeting Minutes, 28th September 2011

Present: Dougal Cowan, Caton Little, Alan Garny, David "Andre" Nickerson, Andrew Miller, Tommy Yu, Randall Britten, Poul Nielsen

Last week's action items:

Action item 1: Tommy - follow up with Gareth about getting a certificate.

  • Gareth is sorting out the certificates. There are still issues to be sorted out with multiple certificates and SNI, etc.

Action item 2: Tommy - add mailto link to Dougal to the curation portlet on exposure pages for reporting model problems.

  • Done.

This week's agenda:

1) CellML website front page


  • Dougal: a news item has been added for the election announcement.
  • Alan: how many respondants so far to the election? Dougal: 20 votes so far.

Action item 1: Dougal - email the list of nominees to start discussion on duration of election.


2) Repository contributions - update

  • No update.

3) PMR2 development - update


  • Tommy: finished buildout recipe, got David Brooks to try it on Mac - it doesn't work yet. Played with the API validation service, can't get line and column number for errors.
  • Andre: should join the COMBINE Validation Report Language mailing list and join in the discussions.
  • Tommy: added a mailto: link to Dougal in the curation portlet.
  • Tommy: testing the staging of PMR2, writing test cases.


  • There was a discussion about the validation service output.
  • How validation could be handled in OpenCOR was discussed.
  • Randall: can 0.4 be deployed? Tommy: some time this week.

4) CellML API - update


  • Andrew: changed the link to the latest API doxygen documentation.
  • Andrew: getting interface querying working. This is a big change and is slightly complicated in Python, working out the best way to do it.
  • Andrew: made some small documentation changes.


  • Alan: is there a tracker item to report documentation issues? There are some changes and additions to the docs that would be good.
  • There was an extensive discussion about how to report and deal with documentation changes:
      • Report issues directly to the tracker.
      • Move to github or Google Code, and use comments.
      • Set up a simplified tracker item form.
      • Set up a form, linked from doxygen pages, to email a team member. They then make the tracker item.
      • Possibly use a wiki instead of or as well as doxygen.

5) CellML core specs - update


  • Andrew: waiting for feedback from Poul about the uncertainty paper. Also waiting for feedback from the community on the draft spec.