MATSim Tutorial in July 2012 in Madison, WI

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The tutorial will take place in Madison, at the University of Wisconsin, from July 23 to July 25.

In this 3-day MATSim tutorial, you get to know MATSim from the ground up. After getting MATSim up and running on your laptop, the first day concentrates on giving a conceptual overview of MATSim, alongside running diverse MATSim scenarios in order to get acquainted with MATSim's functionality. The second day will focus on building your own MATSim scenario: What input does one need, and how must it be processed, to get a full-featured MATSim scenario? During the day, you'll create your own MATSim scenario based on provided sample data. The third day will show you how to further analyze the MATSim output and give a short introduction in how to extend MATSim to include special functionality you might require.

The tutorial will be given by people from IVT, ETH Zürich, and Senozon, a consulting company focused on building and running MATSim models.


The fees will be US$ 700 for professionals and US$ 350 for students. The fee includes coffees, lunches, one dinner, and the necessary materials. If you book this tutorial until May 31st you will receive a 50$ early-bird discount.

Please register by email with [Registration closed].


Preliminary Schedule

Time Monday, July 23 Tuesday, July 24 Wednesday, July 25

Introduction and Installation

Generating the Input

Configuring the Scenario

11:00 Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break

Running the Simulation

Generating the Input

Analyzing Events

12:45 Lunch Lunch Lunch
14:00 Running the Simulation

Generating the Input

Extending the Controler
15:30 Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break

Running the Simulation

Looking at the Output

Bringing It All Together:
Policy Study & Conclusions


Location & Time

The tutorial will take place in the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID), room 4130 (CONE conference room). Please see the attached maps for directions to get there. Important: The conference rooom is on a secured access area. We will thus meet each day at 8:45am at ALDO Café, located in the 1st floor of the WID building, from where we will be guided to the conference room. Make sure to be there at time! In the case you'll be late, please contact Herman Stampfli (phone 608-316-4401, mobile 608-516-4171).

If you arrive with a car, parking lots 20 or 17 are located best, although you'll have to pay for the parking. Please follow the directions given in the map to get a parking permit.



Please bring your own laptop to the tutorial, so we can run MATSim directly on your machines.



Download Slides and Converted Models

The tutorial was based on the "Learning MATSim in 8 Lessons" tutorial available online. Additional slides shown are linked below. The models converted from proprietary data during the tutorials along with the converter code are available as password-protected ZIP file for download here for a limited time. The password will be provided only to tutorial participants.

room.pdf69.67 KB
WID.pdf1.18 MB
Introduction given by Kay Axhausen4.09 MB
Closing remarks174.13 KB