Annual User Meeting and Tutorial 2012 Berlin

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MATSim Tutorial and User Meeting: Invitation and Call for Abstracts

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to have the opportunity to hold our next MATSim Tutorial and User Meeting. It will take place in Berlin during spring 2012. 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 March 19 to March 23, 2012 at the Berlin Institue of Technology (Technische Universität Berlin). The seminar will consist of two parts: 

1. The MATSim tutorial from Monday, March 19th, to Wednesday, March 21th (3 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 Thursday, March 22th, to Friday, March 23rd (1.5 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, 2012.



Time Monday, Mar 19 Tuesday, Mar 20 Wednesday, Mar 21 Thursday, Mar 22 Friday, Mar 23
09:30:00 Introduction and Installation Generating the Input Configuring the Scenario Kai Nagel:
Hubert Klüpfel:
Scenario-Manager for large scale regional evacuation simulations using MATSim
        Marcel Rieser:
Interactive analysis and visualization of MATSim runs
Christoph Dobler:
Multi-modal simulations with MATSim
11:00:00 Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break
11:15:00 Running the Simulation Generating the Input Analyzing Events Andreas Horni:
Modelling Shopping and Leisure Destination Choice in Large-Scale Microsimulations
Johannes Illenberger:
Cooperative location choice for leisure activities
        Rashid Waraich:
Possible Impact of Electric Vehicles on the Electric Grid in Zurich
Stefan Schröder:
Time-dependent Vehicle Routing
        Thomas Nicolai:
Investigating accessibility indicators for feedback from MATSim to a land use model
Marcel Rieser:
What's happening in MATSim land?
14:00:00 Running the Simulation Generating the Input Extending the Controler Johan Joubert:
Predicting diversion due to road-pricing: The Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project in South Africa
        Dominik Grether et al.
Modelling and simulation of air traffic
15:30:00 Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break  
15:45:00 Running the Simulation Looking at the Output Conclusion Benjamin Kickhöfer:
Emission modeling with MATSim: event handling and visualization
        Thibaut Dubernet:
Including joint trips in MATSim  
 19:30:00       Dinner at La Luz (optional)  



The seminar will be held at Technische Universität Berlin, Severin-Gelände. The street address is

Salzufer 17-19, 10587 Berlin, Building 4.1, 5th floor.

The drawing on our web page shows the way from the bus stop "Helmholtzstr." to the building. Using this stop name, you can find your public transit route with the route planner.

The user meeting dinner is at La Luz, Oudenarder Str. 16-20, 13347 Berlin, see .  As stated elsewhere, dinner is not included in the registration fee.


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

1. Tutorial
25€ for students studying for a Diploma or BSc/MSc degree
50€ for other persons with a university affiliation
200€ for others

2. User meeting:
25€ for students studying for a Diploma or BSc/MSc degree
50€ for other persons with a university affiliation
200€ for others

Since we have limited capacities, we encourage all participants to register early.

The registration fee includes morning and afternoon coffee breaks. During lunch break, everybody is encouraged to join us for lunch at a nearby cafeteria. This time, we decided to keep registration fees low and ask everybody to pay as they go.

Please register here. You can pay by credit card, Paypal or bank transfer.

Update: We are sold out! Sorry about that.


Participants are kindly requested to organize their accommodation themselves. Two recommendable hotels near the venue:

Both hotels have some reserved rooms for participants of the meeting. Just say MATSim when you book.

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 2012.

Best Regards,

The MATSim team at TU Berlin