TumorML: Concept and requirements of an in silico cancer modelling markup language

Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2011;2011:441-4. doi: 10.1109/IEMBS.2011.6090060.


This paper describes the initial groundwork carried out as part of the European Commission funded Transatlantic Tumor Model Repositories project, to develop a new markup language for computational cancer modelling, TumorML. In this paper we describe the motivations for such a language, arguing that current state-of-the-art biomodelling languages are not suited to the cancer modelling domain. We go on to describe the work that needs to be done to develop TumorML, the conceptual design, and a description of what existing markup languages will be used to compose the language specification.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms*
  • Animals
  • Computer Simulation
  • Humans
  • Models, Biological*
  • Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Neoplasms / physiopathology*
  • Programming Languages*
  • Software Design*
  • Software*