Weekly Update

July 25th, 2018

SBOL Editor Election:

The SBOL Editor election has officially started. If you are apart of the SBOL community, please help our community elect the next SBOL editor. We have 5 great candidates that are running for the editor position.
Voting will close on Friday, July 27th. The result of the election will be announce in the next weekly update.

SBOL Workshop @ IWBDA:

Berkeley, CA on Jul. 31st – Aug. 3rd
IWBDA is about to start in the next of few days. We have an SBOL workshop prepared for those who are in the area and are curious to attend.
[SBOL Workshop Agenda]

New SEP for SBOL Visual:

We have a new SEP submitted to SBOL visual. If you are curious to read and contribute to the current discussion, follow the links below.
SEP 14: Modules and MapsTo [Info] [Discussion]

SBOL Data Model v2.2.1 Release:

We have finalized a rough draft for the SBOL data model v2.2.1 specification release. We would like to welcome the community to provide feedback on the specification before making the final release for v2.2.1 on July 31st.

Link to the paper can be found here.
Corrections to the paper should be reported on the GitHub issue tracker here.

SEP for Data Model:

We have some ongoing discussions about proposing features to the SBOL data model. If you are interested about the topics listed below, feel free to add to the discussions before they are moved to a vote. The voting process will determine whether these features will be accepted or rejected for the upcoming SBOL data model specification release.

Data Model 2.3 Feature Request:
SEP 13: Sequence insertion and replacement [INFO] [DISCUSSION] Voting will be released soon!
SEP 21: Experiments and experimental data [INFO] [DISCUSSION]
SEP 26: Adding a link from Location to Sequence [INFO] [DISCUSSION]

Data Model 3.0 Feature Request:
SEP 22: Rename displayId to id [INFO] [DISCUSSION]
SEP 25: Merge ComponentDefinition and ModuleDefinition [INFO] [DISCUSSION]
SEP 27: Adding a type field to Activity class [INFO] [DISCUSSION]


Boston, MA on Oct. 8th – 12th

Join the SBOL community at COMBINE to hear and discuss about the different data standards and their ongoing efforts.


Tramy Nguyen
Nic Roehner
Curtis Madsen
Angel Goñi Moreno
Zach Palchick