Conference Date

11-15 October 2021

Conference Location

Online (Virtual)

Important Dates

Breakout/tutorial submission deadline
10th Sept 2021

Talk abstract submission deadline
10th Sept 2021

Notification of acceptance
17th Sept 2021

11-15 Oct 2021

The “Computational Modeling in Biology” Network (COMBINE) is an initiative to coordinate the development of the various community standards and formats in systems biology and related fields. COMBINE 2021 will be a workshop-style online event with oral presentations, breakout sessions and tutorials. The five meeting days 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 2021 will be an online (virtual) meeting from October 11th (Monday) to October 15th (Friday). It will provide a schedule which takes into account all time zones around the world, a real 24 hour conference. The meeting will be free of charge.


The latest agenda is available on Sched at The page is password protected (to protect access to the links for video conferencing sessions), and full details will be sent to registered attendees.

You can download a pdf of the provisional agenda here (subject to change; all times in UTC).

The recordings of the COMBINE 2021 presentations are available here:

The times of the invited speaker presentations can be seen below (all times in UTC).


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.


The COMBINE 2020 virtual meeting is organised by the COMBINE coordinators.

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