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Multistate and Multicomponent Species

SBML Level 3 Package Activity Status Page

Please note: This page is for the proposal of this SBML Level 3 package.
Information on this page is likely to be out of date with current developments.
Current development is focused on the specification of this package.
Specification activity is described on a separate page.

Package objectives

Many models and modelers want to represent biochemical species that have internal structure or state properties. These may involve molecules that have multiple potential states, such as a protein that may be covalently modified, and molecules that combine to form heterogeneous complexes located among multiple compartments. The resulting system of reactions needs to be generated based on the combinatorial possibilities inherent in the definition of the species and on user-specified rules. The purpose of the SBML Level 3 Multistate and Multicomponent Species package is to provide a means for doing this in SBML.

The short label for this package is multi.

Package specifications

A separate page is dedicated to the specification development activities involving this package.

Package proposals

The SBML Development Process for SBML Level 3 defines two stages: a proposal stage, and a specification development stage. The following is a list of the active proposals for Multistate and Multicomponent Species in SBML Level 3:

Proposal name or identification Date Comments
Multistate and Multicomponent Species Proposal 2010-04-14 (3)

Legend for editorial comments:
(1) Proposal has not yet been structured according to the recommended format for SBML Level 3 package proposals.
(2) Proposal needs to be updated for SBML Level 3.
(3) Work in progress—the authors have not finalized this proposal.

To participate to the development of the multi package, or to stay informed, you can subscribe to the mailing-list

Package Working Group (PWG)

After a vote by the SBML community to accept the above proposal as something that addresses a valid need and takes a reasonable approach, we formed a working group to help complete the proposal and resolve any implementation issues that might arise. Membership of this group is open to all interested members of the SBML community; all you need to do is sign up for the sbml-multi mailing list.

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