(c) Annual User Meeting and Tutorial 2011 Berlin

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The MATSim tutorial and user meeting will run in parallel with a Metropolis tutorial.  Please contact Navid Khademi <navid.khademi at ens-cachan dot fr> or Nicolas Coulombel <nicolas.coulombel at ens-cachan dot fr> for details.

MATSim Tutorial and User Meeting: Invitation and Call for Abstracts

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to have the opportunity to hold our 3rd MATSim Tutorial and User Meeting. It will take place in Berlin during spring 2011. To facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experience between MATSim users and MATSim developers we would like to invite you to participate at the seminar, to be held from April 4 to April 8, 2011 at the Berlin Institue of Technology (Technische Universität Berlin). The seminar will consist of two parts: 

1. The MATSim tutorial from Monday morning April 4th to Wednesday April 6th lunch (2.5 days)

For the tutorial part we will have lectures and demonstrations in the morning given by MATSim developers from Berlin and Zurich. In the afternoon we will offer tutorials on how to use MATSim for newcomers as well as for advanced users. This will include elements such as

  • installing matsim on your laptop
  • configuring and running matsim
  • how to extend matsim using Java

2. The MATSim user meeting from Wednesday April 6th lunch to Friday April 8th lunch (2 days)

As last year the user meeting is an opportunity to present current projects and applications of MATSim. If
you would like to present, please submit a short abstract (max. 300 words) to us by January 31, 2011. 


Note: Slides of the user meeting talks can be found near the end of this web page.

Time Monday, Apr 4
Tuesday, Apr 5
Wednesday, Apr 6 Thursday, Apr 7 Friday, Apr 8

Introduction and Overview

Generating Demand and Supply

Programming Event Analysis in Java

Thomas Nicolai: Coupling MATSim with UrbanSim

Michał Maciejewski: Simulation and Optimization of Dynamic Vehicle Routing in MATSim

Rashid Waraich: Agent-based Parking Choice

Marianne Hatzopoulou: MATSim-MOBILE6 Emission Estimates

11:00 Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break

Installation and Getting Started

Generating Demand and Supply

Programming Event Analysis in Java

Taejung Kim: Pedestrian Flow Analysis Using Students' Registration Profiles and Smart Phones

Gregor Lämmel: 2D Pedestrian Simulation with MATSim

Marcel Rieser: Newest Developments

Kai Nagel: Future Directions

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


Generating Demand and Supply

Kai Nagel: Introduction

Milan Lovric: Revenue Management in Public Transportation Using MATSim

Marcel Rieser: Modeling the Berlin Public Transport System

Christoph Dobler: Integration of Activity-Based with Agent-Based Models: An Example from the Tel Aviv Model and MATSim

15:30 Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break  

Running the Simulation

Generating Demand and Supply

Yu Chen: Behavioral Calibration and Analysis of a Large-scale Travel Microsimulation

Manuel Moyo: Implementation of PT Travel Demand Calibration

Andreas Horni: MATSim Destination Choice Module for Discretionary Activities: "Es geht voran!"

Dominik Grether: Signal Control - Traffic-actuated Model and Application in a Big Event Real-World Scenario

    Workshop Dinner   Workshop Dinner

Note: Slides of the user meeting talks can be found near the end of this web page.


The location of the seminar will be at the TU Berlin main building, Str. d. 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin, in room H2036.

Travel Grants Announcement

A number of travel grants will be available for the MATSim User Meeting, using the following structure:

  • International participants (without Europe): 500 Euro each
  • European participants (without Switzerland/Germany): 200 Euro each

The number of available grants will depend on the mix of the requests. Participants from remote countries will be preferred. To apply for a travel grant please register by January 24, 2011, with matsim.meeting@vsp.tu-berlin.de by providing your name, affiliation, abstract and home country. You will be provided with payment information not later than January 31, 2011.


Participants can separately register for the tutorial part and the user meeting part. Registration fees are:

Early registration until January 31, 2011:

1. Tutorial
100Eu for students studying for a Diploma or BSc/MSc degree
200Eu for other persons with a university affiliation
300Eu for others

2. User meeting:
100Eu for students studying for a Diploma or BSc/MSc degree
200Eu for other persons with a university affiliation
300Eu for others

Late and on‐site registration: 50Eu additional fee. Since we have limited capacities, we encourage all participants to make use of the early registration.

The registration fee includes morning and afternoon coffee breaks. The registration fee for the tutorial includes lunches on monday, tuesday, and wednesday, and a dinner on tuesday. The registration fee for the user meeting includes lunches on wednesday, thursday, and friday, and a dinner on thursday.

Please register online. We kindly ask our visitors from countries not using charge-free Euro money transfers to consider paying by credit card.

If you have any questions, please contact the Conference Office:

TU Berlin ScienceMarketing
Hardenbergstrasse 19
10623 Berlin

Lisa Hertel
Phone: +49 (0) 30 447 202 77
Fax: +49 (0) 30 447 202 88
E-Mail: kongresse@tubs.de


Participants are kindly requested to organize their accommodation themselves. Some rooms are reserved (until 6 weeks before the meeting, under the keyword "matsim 2011") at

Further Information

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by email.

We hope to see you in Berlin in spring 2011.

Best Regards,

Michael Zilske, Thomas Nicolai, Andrea Stillarius, and Kai Nagel