The CellML 1.1 Specification

J Integr Bioinform. 2015 Sep 4;12(2):259. doi: 10.2390/biecoll-jib-2015-259.


This document specifies CellML 1.1, an XML-based language for describing and exchanging models of cellular and subcellular processes. MathML embedded in CellML documents is used to define the underlying mathematics of models. Models consist of a network of reusable components, each with variables and equations manipulating those variables. Models may import other models to create systems of increasing complexity. Metadata may be embedded in CellML documents using RDF.

Publication types

  • Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cell Physiological Phenomena / physiology*
  • Datasets as Topic / standards*
  • Documentation / standards*
  • Guidelines as Topic / standards
  • Humans
  • Information Storage and Retrieval / standards
  • Internationality
  • Models, Biological*
  • Programming Languages*
  • Systems Biology / standards*