SBML Level 3 Spatial Processes (“spatial”)

This page summarizes the current development status of the SBML Level 3 Spatial Processes Package (known by the label “spatial”). If you use this Package in your work, please cite the publication associated with the package in addition to the core Level 3 specification, to give credit to the package developers.

This table is generated automatically from the row for “spatial” in the SBML Level 3 Package Status spreadsheet.
Package purpose:Support for describing processes that involve a spatial component, and describing the geometries involved
Package status:Final specification approved and two independent implementations are available
Latest version:Version 1 Release 1 (27 Sept 2022)
Specification URL:
Please cite this publication if you use this package →Schaff, J. C., Lakshminarayana, A., Murphy, R. F., Bergmann, F. T., Funahashi, A., Sullivan, D. P., & Smith, L. P. (2023). SBML level 3 package: spatial processes, version 1, release 1. Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics, (0), 20220054.
Publication DOI:10.1515/jib-2022-0054
RELAX NG schema:A final schema is available
LibSBML status:A full (with respect to the specification) implementation is available
JSBML status:A prototype or test implementation is available
Working group mailing list:sbml-spatial

About the schemas: for finalized Level 3 Packages, libSBML and JSBML provide built-in validation, and the use of a schema is unnecessary. For not-yet-finalized Packages and applications not using libSBML or JSBML, the basic RELAX NG schemas enable syntactic validation using an RNG schema processor. A separate page provides more information about the use of schemas.

Notes about this specification

Notes about LibSBML support

Notes about JSBML support