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[stem-dev] Notes from the October 2nd STEM community call

STEM Community Call Notes for October 2, 2014

On the call: Jamie, Stefan, Kun, Matthias, Judy


1. STEM 2.0.2 up; next release scheduled for October 22

Bug fixes in but may need to change date


2. Feature requests

*From Nereyda, for dissertation: Restricting air travel for certain compartments

* From Jamie: Implement roads in Africa – Able to get from open street maps?


3. Possible use of the standards-based Systems Biology Markup Language (SBML) for predictive disease modeling – No update


4. Possible use of Levenberg-Marquardt algorithm – No update

5. Bugs

*Zero population regions fixed in Africa

*Map logger fixed

*Need to check world for zero population areas 


6. Ebola modeling – Updates from Kun & Jamie

*Items on wiki: Join STEM Ebola group via newsgroup

*New community members, weekly call: Information on wiki

*Publication (Kun: No news)

*Agenda for next week (Jamie to work with Judy; will send to volunteer moderator, Caitlin who is at Virginia Tech)

*Will also send separate email on links


7. Items from Participants

*Matthias: Chris has created several research proposals for BfR using STEM; interested in way to ease burden of collecting information from scientific literature

            *TO DO (Jamie): Send Matthias IBM contact

*Jamie: All are welcome to join the Ebola call


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