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General SBML-related forums

Discussions about SBML and related topics takes place over several mailing lists implemented as Google Groups. Please see the table below for more information about the different lists/groups available. Note: clicking on the links will take you away from and to pages at is not affiliated with Google in any way.

Google Group & archive Purpose of this group/mailing list RSS feeds info page
sbml-announce Low-volume, broadcast-only list for announcements of importance to the SBML community, such as new releases of SBML specifications and upcoming SBML-related events. RSS feeds info
sbml-discuss Main list for SBML development and community interaction. Questions about libSBML or JSBML or other software usage should not be sent here—use one of the other forums listed below. Announcements related to SBML-compatible software are accepted, but no other advertisements are permitted. RSS feeds info
sbml-interoperability Discussions of use and interoperability of all software that supports SBML. LibSBML questions and other topics are perfectly acceptable here. RSS feeds info
libsbml-development Technical discussions specifically about libSBML and its development, including requests for new features and questions about its operation. RSS feeds info
jsbml-development Technical discussions specifically about JSBML (a pure Java SBML library) and its development. RSS feeds info

Mailing lists for SBML Level 3 Package Working Groups

There are many SBML Level 3 packages, and each has its own working group. The working groups have their own associated mailing lists, hosted on SourceForge.

Package name
& link to info page
Purpose of SBML Level 3 package Discussions
Annotations Support for richer annotation syntax than the regular annotations in SBML Level 3 Core Mailing list

Arrays Support for expressing arrays of things Mailing list

Hierarchical Model Composition A means for defining how a model is composed from other models Mailing list

Distributions Support for encoding models that sample values from statistical distributions Mailing list

Dynamic Processes Support for creating and destroying entities during a simulation Mailing list

Flux Balance Constraints Support for constraint-based (a.k.a. steady-state) models Mailing list

Groups A means for grouping elements Mailing list

Layout Support for storing the spatial topology of a network diagram; adjunct to the render package Mailing list

Multistate and Multicomponent Species Object structures for representing entity pools with multiple states and composed of multiple components, and reaction rules involving them Mailing list

Qualitative Models Support for models wherein species do not represent quantity of matter & processes are not reactions per se Mailing list

Rendering Support for defining the graphical symbols and glyphs used in a diagram of the model; adjunct to the layout package Mailing list

Required Elements Support for fine-grained indication of SBML elements that have been changed by the presence of another package Mailing list

Spatial Processes Support for describing processes that involve a spatial component, and describing the geometries involved Mailing list

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