Dates: 7-11 June, 2016
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Hosted by: the Auckland Bioengineering Institute

HARMONY is a hackathon-type meeting, with a focus on development of the standards, interoperability and infrastructure. There are generally not many general discussions or oral presentations during HARMONY; instead, the time is devoted to allowing hands-on hacking and interaction between people focused on practical development of software and standards. The HARMONY 2016 meeting will be hosted by the Auckland Bioengineering Institute.

HARMONY 2016 will be co-located with the 10th International CellML Workshop.







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The preliminary overview agenda for HARMONY 2016 is shown below. Please note that we start on Tuesday, June 7, as Monday is a public holiday in New Zealand (celebrating the Queen's Birthday).

Tue Jun 7 Wed Jun 8 Thu Jun 9 Fri Jun 10 Sat Jun 11
09:00 Morning Gathering Morning Gathering Morning Gathering Morning Gathering Morning Gathering
CellML Workshop Breakouts Breakouts Breakouts Breakouts
Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
CellML Workshop Breakouts Breakouts Breakouts Breakouts
18:00 Daily Wrap-up Daily Wrap-up Daily Wrap-up Daily Wrap-up Daily Wrap-up
Poster Session & Welcome Reception HARMONY Dinner

The programme for the CellML Workshop is now available. Preliminary details for the HARMONY breakout schedule are shown here. Specific topics and sessions will be flexible and the morning/evening gatherings will be used to update the schedule as we go. The below tables will generally show the current state of the schedule and will be updated to reflect any changes.

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Please contact Dagmar Waltemath if you have suggestions for changes or additions.

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There is a NZ$200 registration fee to attend HARMONY 2016. This registration fee will be waived for students and those attendees who only wish to attend the 10th International CellML Workshop on June 7.

Registration is now closed. If you would still like to attend, please contact David Nickerson directly.

Once you have registered above, please complete this registration payment form and send it to Kate Harsant. Any enquiries regarding payment of the registration fee please also contact Kate.

If you wish to apply for a registration fee waiver, please send an email to David Nickerson briefly stating your reason for the waiver (student or attending only the CellML Workshop day). Other reasons for a registration fee waiver will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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The 10th International CellML Workshop and HARMONY 2016 takes place in Auckland, New Zealand at the Auckland Rose Park Hotel.

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We have secured a block booking at the Auckland Rose Park Hotel - we advise you to book asap directly with the hotel as availability is limited. Please ensure you quote the reference "64111" in order to access the block booking rate.


We are able to access special rates through the University of Auckland's travel agency APX. Please download this form and complete as per instructions. NB: APX charges a one-off booking fee and rates are subject to change.


The following sites are also recommended for local accommodation options:

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Travel Information

Travel from Auckland Airport

TAXI: Downtown Auckland is 30mins by taxi from Auckland International Airport. Depending on traffic a taxi to Auckland CBD generally costs approx $70-90 each way. Pre-book a pick up at Auckland Airport with set rates at https://www.taxi.co.nz

SUPER SHUTTLE: Provides a door-to-door service. $35 Adult one way (add $8 per extra adult passenger in your group). https://www.supershuttle.co.nz

SKYBUS: Departs Auckland Airport/CBD every 10 minutes during peak travel times. $28 Adult return. http://www.skybus.co.nz/.

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Additional Information

About Auckland


Restaurants in Parnell

• Rosie • La Cigale • Gion • Burger Fuel • Woodpecker Hill • Non Solo Pizza • Oh Calcutta • Cibo

Things/places to see around Auckland

On foot/ferryAuckland Art GalleryAuckland Memorial MuseumWynyard Quarter (maritime museum, restaurants) • Rangitoto Island (pack a picnic lunch and walk to the summit) • Waiheke Island (beaches, vineyards, cafes, art galleries) • Devonport Village (seaside village and North Head volcano) • Tamaki Drive walk (great harbour views and cafes)

By car ~1hrWest Coast beaches (Piha, Karekare, Muriwai, Bethell’s, Whatipu) • Regional park walksBrick Bay Sculpture Trail

Further afield

North IslandCape Reinga (as far north as you can go – where the Pacific Ocean meets the Tasman Sea) • Raglan (pretty seaside village/surf beach) • Waitomo (glow worm caves, underground rafting) • [1] Rotorua (geothermal city, mud pools) • Tongariro National Park (volcanic plateau) • New Plymouth (Mt. Taranaki and Len Lye museum) • Wellington (NZ’s capital city)

South IslandAbel Tasman park (one of the great national parks) • South Island West Coast (the Great Coast Road, Hokitika, Franz and Fox Glaciers) • Kaikoura (whale watching) • Queenstown (adventure capital) • Fiordland (Milford and Doubtful Sounds)

Internet Access

The meeting rooms have wireless internet access. More information will be provided on-site.

Poster Size


Electrical Supply

If you are travelling from abroad, make sure to bring an appropriate travel adapter for your laptop and all other electrical devices you are bringing. The mains supply in New Zealand works with 230-240 V at 50 Hz. The plug type is Type I. For more information on electrical standards see also Electricity around the world.


The weather in Auckland in June can be unsettled with temperatures ranging from around 9°C to 15°C (48°F to 59°F). There is a chance of rain, so make sure to bring an umbrella and some wet weather clothes.


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Local Organisers

Programme Chair

COMBINE Coordinators

Contact for scientific organization: Combine Coordination

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Funding Acknowledgements

Support for HARMONY 2016 is provided by the following organisations:

Auckland Bioengineering Insitute

Medical Technologies Centre for Research Excellence

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