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Hierarchical Model Composition

Last update to this page: 2008-12-15.


Model composition refers to the ability to include models as submodels inside other models. This requires defining the interfaces between the models and rules for connecting parts of models together. The motivation is to enable the creation of standard, vetted models and use them as library components when creating larger models, much as is done in software development, electronics design, and other engineering fields.

Active proposals

The SBML Development Process for SBML Level 3 involves two stages: a proposal stage, and a specification development stage. All SBML Level 3 activities are currently in the proposal stage. The following is a list of the active proposals for hierarchical model composition in SBML Level 3:

  1. Hierarchical Model Composition proposal by Hoops et al. (2007)

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