Conference Date

8-11 April, 2024

Conference Location

UCL, London, UK

Important Dates

Breakouts, talks and tutorials submission deadline
XXX, 2024

Lightning talk and poster submission deadline
XXX, 2024

Notification of acceptance of breakouts and tutorials
XXX, 2024

DEADLINE for student travel support applications
XXX, 2024

Important Links


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.

HARMONY 2024 will be held at University College London. More details to follow…

Local organizers are Sarah Keating (s.keating@ucl.ac.uk) and Padraig Gleeson, (p.gleeson@ucl.ac.uk).


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Workshop Location

HARMONY 2024 will be held at UCL. More details to follow…

Arrival and Transportation

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Accommodations and meals

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Breakout sessions

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Lightning talks

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Registration for the meeting is free. Please register at the link above as soon as possible. This will help us plan the schedule and match your interests to the timing of the breakouts, etc. Note, only registered attendees will be sent information related to the meeting.

Call for Breakout Sessions and Tutorials

All attendees can suggest breakout sessions for hacking and/or detailed discussions of certain aspects of one or several of the COMBINE standard(s), metadata and semantic annotations (format-specific or overarching), 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 via the link above. Note, breakout session organisers will be responsible for creating and hosting their own online sessions, if required.

Call for Talks, Lightning Talks and Posters

Requests for a talk (40 minutes), lightning talk (5 min max.) and/or poster can be submitted via the link above. Please use several forms if you want to submit abstracts on different topics. The submission deadline is outlined above. Talks will take place during the community session and posters will be displayed throughout the meeting.

Topics of Interest

  • 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 analysing 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