SUMO User Conference 2023

May 02-04   •   Berlin-Adlershof, Germany

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Conference Proceedings:

Sessions and Presentations

  • Tutorial • Video Tutorial files
  • Keynote: e-bike-city: An answer to our transport dead-end? - Prof. Dr. Kay W. Axhausen Video

Session 1

  • Generating and Calibrating a Microscopic Traffic Flow Simulation Network of Kyoto
    Andreas Keler (Technical University of Munich), Wenzhe Sun (Kyoto University) and Jan-Dirk Schmöcker (Kyoto University)

  • Simulation-based origin-destination matrix reduction: a case study of Helsinki city area
    Klavdiia Bochenina, Anton Taleiko and Laura Ruotsalainen (all: University of Helsinki) Video

Session 2

  • Calibration of a Microscopic Traffic Simulation in an Urban Scenario Using Loop Detector Data
    Andreas Keler, Andreas Kunz, Sasan Amini and Klaus Bogenberger (all: Technical University of Munich)

  • Comparing Measured Driver Behavior Distributions to Results from Car-Following Models using SUMO and Real-World Vehicle Trajectories from Radar Voted best presentation by the conference attendees
    Maxwell Schrader, Mahdi Al Abdraboh and Joshua Bittle (all: University of Alabama) Video

  • Development, calibration, and validation of a large-scale traffic simulation model: Belgium road network
    Behzad Bamdad Mehrabani (UCLouvain), Luca Sgambi (UCLouvain), Sven Maerivoet (Transport & Mobility Leuven) and Maaike Snelder (TU Delft) Video

Session 3: Poster Session

  • Road Network Throughput Evaluation via Network Calculus - Teodora Mecheva and Nikolay Kakanakov
  • Evaluating Possibilities for Flexible Train Schedules to not Impede High-priority Sporadic Traffic - Antony Kamp, Max Lietze, Luke Ortlam, Anton Persitzky, Christian Raue, Lucas Reisener, Lukas Pirl and Arne Boockmeyer
  • Integration of SUMO and SoSID Advanced Air Mobility Simulation using TRaCI - Menno Berger, Nabih Naeem and Prajwal Shiva Prakasha
  • Integrating SUMO in an urban digital twin - a case study from Munich - Sasan Amini, Christoph Orlich, Christof Beil, Andreas Keler and Klaus Bogenberger
  • Optimizing Traffic Light Timing in Urban Corridors Using Fuzzy Logic Technology: An Evaluation Using SUMO Simulation - Victor Madrigal
  • The Integration of SUMO within a Data Hub and a Simulation Testbed for the City of Munich – Overview on the project MCube DatSim - Fabian Schuhmann, Fabian Netzler, Johannes Lindner and Andreas Keler
  • Bidirectional Green Waves for Major Road Axes By Adjusting Separate Left-Turn Phases - Christian Liebchen

Session 4

  • State of Bicycle Modeling in SUMO
    Aboozar Roosta (University of Wuppertal), Heather Kaths (University of Wuppertal), Mirko Barthauer (DLR), Jakob Erdmann (DLR), Yun-Pang Flötteröd (DLR) and Michael Behrisch (DLR) Video

  • Framework for Simulating Cyclists in SUMO
    Heather Kaths and Aboozar Roosta (all: University of Wuppertal) Video

Session 5

  • Coping with Randomness in Highly Complex Systems Using the Example of Quantum-Inspired Traffic Flow Optimization
    Maria Haberland and Lars Hohmuth (all: Fujitsu)

  • The Effects of Route Randomization on Urban Emissions
    Giuliano Cornacchia (University of Pisa), Mirco Nanni (KDD-Lab ISTI-CNR Pisa), Dino Pedreschi (University of Pisa) and Luca Pappalardo (University of Pisa, KDD-Lab ISTI-CNR Pisa) Video

  • Challenges in Reward Design for Reinforcement Learning-based Traffic Signal Control: An Investigation using a CO2 Emission Objective
    Max Schumacher (University of Potsdam), Christian Medeiros Adriano (Hasso-Plattner-Institut) and Holger Giese (Hasso-Plattner-Institut) Video

Session 6

  • A Technical Concept for sensor-based Traffic Flow Optimization on connected real-world intersections via a SUMO Feature Gap Analysis
    Ingo Trautwein (Fraunhofer IAO), Andreas Freymann (Fraunhofer IAO), Emanuel Reichsöllner (Hochschule Esslingen), Mirko Sonntag (Hochschule Esslingen), Thomas Schrodi (Fraunhofer IAO) and Jessica Kraus Schoeps (Fraunhofer IAO) Video

  • SUMO Simulations for Federated Learning in Communicating Autonomous Vehicles
    Levente Alekszejenkó and Tadeusz Dobrowiecki (all: Budapest University of Technology and Economics) Video

  • SUMO Roundabout Simulation with Human in the Loop
    Giorgio Previati and Gianpiero Mastinu (all: Politecnico di Milano)

Session 7: Poster Session

  • Open-Source Framework for Modeling Emission Concentrations in Urban Areas - Mario Ilic, Seyed M. Saghaeiannejad, Sasan Amini and Klaus Bogenberger Voted best poster by the conference attendees
  • Using SUMO Railway Simulations for Integration Tests of EULYNX Components - Philipp Schmidt, Dirk Friedenberger, Lukas Pirl and Arne Boockmeyer
  • Exploring ChatGPT as an alternative support tool for SUMO users - Johannes Lindner and Maya Sekeran
  • Developing an evidenced modelling framework for e-scooters - Hannah Gumble
  • Connected traffic of vulnerable bicyclists and automated vehicles - Deep learning trajectory generation for realistic simulated bicycle intersection crossings - Christoph M. Schmidt, Jason K. Moore, Azita Dabiri, Riender Happee and Frederik Schulte
  • Demo Presentation: Browser-based Online Parallel SUMO Simulation with Traffik - Mahima Aggarwal, Giovanna Vantini, Xiaosong Ma and Sanjay Chawla
  • Multicriterial traffic light control focused on optimization goals efficiency, emissions and cyclist safety – a SUMO simulation study - Maik Halbach and Robert Markowski

Session 8

  • Analysis and modelling of road traffic using SUMO to optimize the arrival time of emergency vehicles
    Shamli Soni and Karsten Weronek (all: Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences) Video

  • Evaluating the benefits of promoting intermodality and active modes in urban transportation: a microsimulation approach
    Souhir Bennaya and Moez Kilani (all: Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale, LEM : Lille Economie Management) Video

You can find all videos here:


e-bike-city: An answer to our transport dead-end?

Prof. Dr. Kay W. Axhausen
Institute for Transport Planning and Systems
Dep. of Civil, Env. and Geomatic Eng.
ETH Zürich

The challenge of net-zero shows that the currently preferred options are falling short of the 27 year away targets, as either politically unlikely or not effective enough. The e-bike-city is a project which explores if a city giving e-bikes, bikes and public transport enough room to flourish could be a positive vision mobilizing the necessary, rather fast changes needed. The talk will sketch the core dilemma and why a positive vision is needed for change. It will then sketch the e-bike-city and its challenge and show first results. It will introduce the on-going project at the ETH DBAUG department and show the chances for collaboration.

Social Event

We are going to visit The Leibniz-Institut für Kristallzüchtung (IKZ) in Berlin-Adlershof - “an international state-of-the-art competence center for science & technology as well as service & transfer for innovations in and by crystalline materials.

The IKZ is located at just 6 min walking distance from our conference venue.



The conference language is English.


German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Institute of Transportation Systems
Rutherfordstr. 2
12489 Berlin


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