The Computational Modeling in Biology Network (COMBINE) is an initiative to coordinate the development of the various community standards and formats, initially in Systems Biology and related fields. The Annual COMBINE forum is a workshop-style event with oral presentations, posters and breakout sessions. The meeting provides an opportunity for those involved in many related standardization and software efforts in systems biology to meet and discuss their efforts, with the aim of working more closely together to ensure smooth interoperability between systems.
COMBINE 2012 will take place at The Donnelly Centre building at the University of Toronto from Wednesday August 15 to Sunday Aug. 19, 2012, immediately preceding the 13th International Conference on Systems Biology. The COMBINE conference location is a short walk from ICSB events and COMBINE 2012 is an official satellite meeting of ICSB, so you can follow the same travel and accommodation instructions for ICSB and use the same hotel discounts. Registration for COMBINE is $125 (Canadian) to cover costs associated with the meeting, including a workshop dinner and catering.