Dates: 9 - 13 March 2020
Location: EMBL-EBI, Cambridgeshire, UK
Hosted by: the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI)

The Computational Modeling in Biology Network (COMBINE) is an initiative to coordinate the development of the various community standards and formats in systems biology, synthetic biology and related fields. HARMONY is a codefest-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.


Lightning talks abstracts

Poster abstracts



Local activity ideas


Code of conduct(2019)

Important dates


The focus of HARMONY will be breakout sessions to discuss the development of individual COMBINE standards and specifically their implementations in software tools, modeling platforms and databases.

At the beginning of HARMONY, we encourage people to do lightning talks. These are intended to last no more than 5 minutes; the topic can range from a software tool you are producing with COMBINE standards (e.g., CellML, SBGN, SBML, SED-ML, etc.), to difficulties you are encountering with standards and their implementation, or requirements you have for your tools that are not yet covered. This is an opportunity to find out what people are doing with COMBINE standards and discuss with other people in the community. During the meeting the agenda also will be constantly adapted as needed to cater the requirements and needs of attendees.


HARMONY 2020 will be held in Hinxton, Cambridgeshire UK, on the Wellcome Genome Campus at the EBI. The address is: Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, CB10 1SD, United Kingdom.


Funding acknowledgments


Local Organizers

COMBINE Coordinators

Contact for scientific organization: Combine Coordination