FieldML, a proposed open standard for the Physiome project for mathematical model representation

Med Biol Eng Comput. 2013 Nov;51(11):1191-207. doi: 10.1007/s11517-013-1097-7. Epub 2013 Jul 31.


The FieldML project has made significant progress towards the goal of addressing the need to have open standards and open source software for representing finite element method (FEM) models and, more generally, multivariate field models, such as many of the models that are core to the euHeart project and the Physiome project. FieldML version 0.5 is the most recently released format from the FieldML project. It is an XML format that already has sufficient capability to represent the majority of euHeart's explicit models such as the anatomical FEM models and simulation solution fields. The details of FieldML version 0.5 are presented, as well as its limitations and some discussion of the progress being made to address these limitations.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Aorta / anatomy & histology
  • Computational Biology / methods*
  • Computer Simulation
  • Humans
  • Internet
  • Models, Biological*
  • Models, Cardiovascular
  • Software*
  • User-Computer Interface*