COMBINE 2023: October 5-8th, Farmington, CT

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Aug 14, 2023, 10:11:25 AM8/14/23
Dear Computational Biologists,

The "Computational Modeling in Biology" Network (COMBINE, is an initiative to coordinate the development of the various community standards, formats and software tools in systems biology and related fields ( The COMBINE 2023 will be hosted by the Center for Cell Analysis and Modeling at UConn Health  ( in Farmington, CT. The three and a half meeting days October 5-8 will include talks about the COMBINE standards and associated or related standardization efforts, presentations of tools using these standards, breakout sessions for detailed discussions as well as tutorials.

COMBINE 2023 is closely aligned with the dates of the International Conference on Systems Biology (ICSB) October 8-12 in Hartford, CT. Tutorials at the last day (Sunday October 8th) will take place at the ICSB 2023 venue - in the convention center. The meeting will be free of charge but registration is required. 

We have a limited amount of NSF funding to support students attending COMBINE 2023. Please apply here

Meeting website: 

Abstract/breakout/tutorial submission deadline:                               1st Sept 2023
Notification of acceptance of abstracts/breakout/tutorial:                15th Sept 2023
Registration deadline:                                                                         22nd Sept 2023
COMBINE Workshop:                                                                        5th -8th Oct 2023

Registration for the meeting is open and is free. Please register at the link below as soon as possible. This will help us plan the schedule and match your interests to the timing of the breakouts, etc.

We solicit high-quality abstracts, to be refereed by the COMBINE Coordinators, for online presentation at the Workshop. Abstracts will appear on the COMBINE website only, there will be no formal publication.

Abstract submissions:

All attendees can suggest breakout sessions for detailed discussions of certain aspects of one or several of the COMBINE standard(s), discussions on metadata and semantic annotations (format-specific or overarching), discussions on the application and implementations of the COMBINE standards, or any other topic relevant for the COMBINE community. The topics for those breakout sessions, and the time slots which would suit their communities can be submitted at the link below.

Breakout suggestions:

If there are tutorials on tools, standards or resources (or any other topic) which would be relevant for the COMBINE community (see Topics of Interest below), these can be proposed at the link below (same link as for breakout sessions).

Tutorial suggestions:

Topics of interest for the meeting include, but are not limited to:
- Data exchange, pipelines and model standards for systems and synthetic biology
- Visualization and graphical notation standards for systems and synthetic biology
- Standards for sharing and analyzing biological pathway data
- Standards for computational biological models and modelling support
- Metadata description and model annotation in COMBINE standard formats
- Implementation of COMBINE standards in tools, databases and other resources
- Integrated model and data management for systems and synthetic biology
- Standardization of Artificial Intelligence approaches in biological modelling
- Emerging standardization needs and multicellular modeling
- Community aspects of COMBINE

Looking forward to meet you in Farmington, Connecticut,

Michael Blinov 
on behalf of the COMBINE Coordinators

Michael L. Blinov, Ph.D. | Associate Professor

Director, Graduate Program in Systems Biology 

Investigator, Center for Cell Analysis and Modeling  |  UConn Health

400 Farmington Avenue, Farmington CT 06030-6406​



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