Roadmap to NeuroML version 2.0
Developments towards NeuroML version 2.0 have begun, but version 1.8.1 should be considered the stable version for the foreseeable future. See the discussion here about ways to create model descriptions which build on and extend the current version of NeuroML.
Current activities towards NeuroML version 2.0
For a list of ongoing prototyping activities towards NeuroML v2.0 see here.
Meetings to date
There have been a number of meetings over the past 2 years where developments towards NeuroML v2.0 have been discussed.
- At the First NeuroML Development Workshop, 2009, a number of extensions and changes to the language were discussed, which
are summarised in the workshop report. The focus of the workshop was on single cell models. At this meeting
Specification Committees were formed to concentrate on particular areas of
the schema related to single cell modelling. The NeuroML Team was also set up to coordinate the initiative, organise meetings and arrange funding.
Note that this structure has been replaced by the NeuroML Scientific Committee.
- This work continued at the
Second NeuroML Development Workshop in Arizona State University on
March 4-5, 2010. For more details see the 2010 workshop report.
- A joint NeuroML and SBML meeting was held at the European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton, UK in May 2010 between contributors to both of these initiatives. Discussions centered on the extensions needed in NeuroML version 2.0 to allow access to model elements specified in SBML and other model description languages. Minutes of the meeting are available here and more details of the agenda items can be found here.
- Members of the NeuroML community are participating in the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility Program on Multiscale Modeling. We will be working to ensure compatibility between NeuroML v2.0 and the spiking neuron and network descriptions (NineML) developed through this effort. Some information on the activities of the program are available here.
- The third annual NeuroML Development Workshop took place in London on March 31st & April 1st, 2011. Minutes for this meeting can be found here. A key outcome of the meeting was the creation of a Scientific Committee for NeuroML who will drive forward the creation of a formalised specification process for NeuroML v2.0.