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Published January 9, 2013 | Draft
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SBML Level 3 Package Specification: Hierarchical Model Composition, Version 1 Draft


In the context of SBML, "hierarchical model composition" refers to the ability to include models as submodels inside another model. The goal is to support the ability of modelers and software tools to do such things as (1) decompose larger models into smaller ones, as a way to manage complexity; (2) incorporate multiple instances of a given model within one or more enclosing models, to avoid literal duplication of repeated elements; and (3) create libraries of reusable, tested models, much as is done in software development and other engineering fields.

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We thank Andrew Finney, Nicolas Le Novère, Stefan Hoops, Martin Ginkel, Wolfram Leibermeister, Ranjit Randhawa, Jonathan Webb, Frank Bergmann, Sarah Keating, Sven Sahle, James Schaff, Chris Myers, and the members of the sbml-comp Package Working Group for prior work, suggestions, and comments that helped shape the Hierarchical Model Composition package as you see it today. We also thank with great enthusiasm the financial support of the National Institutes of Health (USA) under grant R01 GM070923 to M. Hucka.

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