SUMO User Conference 2024

May 13-15   â€˘   Berlin-Adlershof, Germany

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SUMO User Conference 2024: May 13-15 in Berlin.

Call for Papers

The conference focuses on presenting new and unique results in the field of mobility simulation and modelling using openly available tools and data. We expect a large variety of research topics and usage approaches. If you are working on a research project fitting the topics below, you are kindly invited to submit an abstract. Possible areas of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Mobility and Demand Modelling
  • Traffic Simulation
  • Open Tools and Open Data
  • Modelling Urban Mobility
  • Traffic Applications
  • Traffic Management Solutions
  • Intermodal Transport
  • Autonomous Driving
  • Logistics Simulation
  • Vehicular Communication
  • E-Mobility
  • Reinforcement learning / Machine Learning

Paper Submission

There are two submission types:

  1. Scientific Papers:
    • All accepted scientific papers must be presented at the conference.
    • Scientific papers will be reviewed by at least 2 reviewers.
    • All accepted scientific papers will be published in the SUMO proceedings.
    • Optional: A title and short abstract (up to 300 words) can be submitted until Friday, January 12th, 2024, to get some first feedback.
    • Scientific papers should be between 5 and 20 pages long.
    • The Paper must be submitted in LaTeX or Word format before midnight, Friday, February 23rd, 2024.

  1. Posters:
    • The SUMO conference gives the opportunity to present your topic during the poster session.
    • There is no need to write a scientific paper.
    • Possible contents can be:
      • Results of Bachelor or Master theses
      • Live Demos
      • SUMO Use Cases
      • Project Presentations
      • Work in Progress which would benefit from the feedback of other SUMO users
    • The Posters do not require following a specific template, but should be formatted in the A0 size (841 x 1189 mm / 33.1 x 46.8 in).
    • We will print the poster for you, provide the display panel, a chair and a table.
    • While changes to the poster are still possible after the submission deadline, we unfortunately will not be able to reprint it. If you do need to make changes, you would need to bring a printout of the updated version with you.
    • You are welcome to bring a laptop or other device to show a demo, slides, videos or any material that you deem appropriate to complement the presentation. In this case you will need to provide your own equipment.
    • Title and a short abstract (up to 300 words) must be submitted until Friday, February 23rd, 2024.
Poster session

Submit Papers and Posters here:
Login or register and then click on “Make a new Conference Proceedings Submission”

Ethics and Malpractice Statement

You can read our Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement, where we list the responsibilities of editors, reviewers, and authors.

Important Dates

For Papers:

  • Optional title and abstract submission, until: Friday, January 12th, 2024.
  • Paper submission deadline: Friday, February 23rd, 2024.
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection: End of March, 2024.
  • New Camera Ready Paper deadline: Friday, April 26th, 2024.

For Posters:

  • Mandatory title and abstract submission deadline: Friday, February 23rd, 2024.
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection: Mid of March, 2024.
  • Final Poster upload deadline: Friday, April 12th, 2024.


đź•“ Schedule given in Central European Summer Time (CEST) (UTC+2) - This agenda may be subject to change

Monday, May 13, 2024
12:30 - 13:00 Registration
13:00 - 13:15 Opening
13:15 - 14:30 SUMO Tutorial
14:30 - 14:45 Coffee Break
14:45 - 16:00 Ask us anything
17:00 Evening Program - Social Event
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Tuesday, May 14, 2024
09:00 - 10:30

Session 1

Session chair: Yun-Pang Flötteröd

Simulating Traffic Networks: Driving SUMO towards digital twins
Axel Schaffland, Jonas Nelson and Julius Schöning (all: Hochschule Osnabrück)
Leveraging SUMO for Real-World Traffic Optimization: A Comprehensive Approach
Alon Bublil and Olga Dobrilko (all: NoTraffic)
Calibration of Microscopic Traffic Simulation in an Urban Environment Using GPS-Data
Christopher Stang and Klaus Bogenberger (all: Technical University of Munich)
10:30 - 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 - 12:15

Session 2

Session chair: Robert Hilbrich

Sumonity: Bridging SUMO and Unity for Enhanced Traffic Simulation Experiences
Mathias Pechinger and Johannes Lindner (all: Technical University of Munich)
Joining SUMO and Unreal Engine to Create a Bespoke 360 Degree Narrow Passage Driving Simulator
Peter Youssef, Katherine Plant and Ben Waterson (all: University of Southampton)
Integrating Topographical Map Information in SUMO to Simulate Realistic Micromobility Trips in Hilly and Steep Terrains
Andreas Freymann (Fraunhofer IAO), Emanuel Reichsöllner (Hochschule Esslingen), Damir Ravlija (Hochschule Esslingen), Ingo Trautwein (Fraunhofer IAO) and Mirko Sonntag (Hochschule Esslingen)
Lunch 🥗
13:00 - 14:00 Keynote: Seeing is believing – Simulation and other Transportation Research at the Alabama Transportation Institute
Dr. Steven Jones (Alabama Transportation Institute)
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14:00 - 14:15 📷 Conference Photo + Coffee Break
14:15 - 15:30

Session 3
Poster Session

  • Investigation of DRT Services by Coupling Demand Modeling and Traffic Flow Simulation - Dennis Harmann, Lasse Bienzeisler, Ronja Meier and Bernhard Friedrich
  • CDASim: A Versatile Tool for Realistic Cooperative Driving Automation Simulation and Research - Zhitong Huang, Kyle Rush, Danielle Chou, Pavle Bujanovic and Sudhakar Nallamothu
  • Ingolstadt SUMO 365 – Generation and Calibration of a Microscopic Urban Model for various Scenarios - Joel Brodersen and Christoph Stadler
  • Development of a 3D Visualization SUMO Tool for Traffic Simulations - Maya Sekeran, Johannes Lindner, Faruk Ă–ztĂĽrk, Mathias Pechinger and Klaus Bogenberger
  • Automated conflict region calculation for intersection control with automated and connected vehicles - Natalie Steinmetz, Tanja Niels and Klaus Bogenberger
  • Simulation of 'phantom' traffic jams by modeling perception performance in SUMO - Ivan Postigo, Clas Rydergren and Johan Olstam
  • The Integration of SUMO into a Cluster-wide Simulation Pipeline for Mobility Innovations - Fabian Schuhmann
  • To be announced
  • To be announced
15:30 - 15:45 Coffee Break
15:45 - 17:15

Session 4

Session chair: Ronald Nippold

Optimized Design of Low Emission Zones in SUMO: A Dual Focus on Emissions Reduction and Travel Time Improvement
Alvaro Paricio-Garcia, Miguel A. Lopez-Carmona and Pablo Manglano (all: Universidad de Alcalá)
Investigating SUMO’s emission and energy models with real case study
Yun-Pang Flötteröd, Michael Behrisch and Peter Wagner (all: DLR)
HybridPy: The Simulation Suite for Mesoscopic and Microscopic Traffic Simulations
Joerg Schweizer (University of Bologna), Fabian Schuhmann (Technical University of Munich) and Cristian Poliziani (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab)
17:30 Evening Program - Barbecue 🍖

Wednesday, May 15, 2024
09:00 - 10:30

Session 5

Session chair: Peter Wagner

Bus Priority Procedure for Signalized Intersections Based on Bus Occupancy and Delay
Katia Juliane Schmidt, Natalie Steinmetz and Martin Margreiter (all: Technical University of Munich)
rescuePY: Simulation-based Rescue Response Impact Assessment
Fabian Schuhmann (Technical University of Munich)
Generalistic Assessments of the Potential of Medical Drones in Urban Environment
Felix Wachter (Hochschule Kempten), Jannik Krivohlavek (University Medical Center Groningen), Jonas Rossa (Hochschule Kempten) and Andreas Rupp (Hochschule Kempten)
10:30 - 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 - 12:15

Session 6

Session chair: Jakob Erdmann

Using SUMO for Test Automation and Demonstration of Digitalized Railway Concepts
Arne Boockmeyer, Dirk Friedenberger and Lukas Pirl (all: Hasso-Plattner-Institut)
Perspectives on an ALKS model in SUMO
Robert Alms, Benjamin Couéraud and Peter Wagner (all: DLR)
Calibrating Car-Following Models using SUMO-in-the-loop and Vehicle Trajectories from Roadside Radar
Maxwell Schrader, Arya Karnik, Alexander Hainen and Joshua Bittle (all: The University of Alabama)
Lunch 🥗
13:00 - 14:30

Session 7
Poster Session

  • Comprehensive simulation by coupling simulators for pedestrian and vehicle dynamics - Ronald Nippold and Jette Schumann
  • Collaborative, Distributed Testing Using Eclipse SUMO - Danielle Chou, Robin Laqui and Stephen Moyer
  • Real-time queue estimator for signalised intersections - based on detector data - Maik Halbach and Jan Trumpold
  • Utilisation of cooperative, automated vehicles with external HMI as part of traffic signal control - Robert Oertel
  • Machine-learning informed simulation-based dynamic traffic assignment with SUMO - Jonas Jostmann, Gunnar Flötteröd and Zhenliang Ma
  • Advancing Traffic Safety Simulation: Introducing a Modular Threat Response Model for E-Scooters in SUMO - Pascal Brunner, Florian Denk, Felix Fröhling, Werner Huber, Klaus Bogenberger and Ronald Kates
  • Maximum Capacity versus Safety for Cyclists - Thomas Obst
  • To be announced
14:30 - 14:45 Coffee Break
14:45 - 15:45

Session 8

Session chair: Benjamin Couéraud

Integration Traffic Signal Control From Synchro to SUMO
Yiran Zhang (University of Washington), Mingjian Fu (INRIX Inc) and Xuegang (Jeff) Ban (University of Washington)
On Vehicular Data Aggregation in Federated Learning: A Case Study of Privacy with Parking Occupancy in Eclipse SUMO
Levente AlekszejenkĂł and Tadeusz Dobrowiecki (all: Budapest University of Technology and Economics)
15:45 - 16:10 Closing
Last update: 19.04.2024 - 12:50 CEST


Seeing is believing – Simulation and other Transportation Research at the Alabama Transportation Institute

picture of Dr. Steven Jones
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Dr. Steven Jones
Alabama Transportation Institute
The University of Alabama

The talk will begin with a general introduction to the Alabama Transportation Institute (ATI) and its research portfolio. The introduction will provide a historical context for the establishment of ATI and provide an overview of the broad range of human-centered transportation research led and/or facilitated by ATI. The presentation of ATI research will then focus on the role of simulation in general and eventually touch on recent SUMO-related work. Additionally, the talk will highlight the ATI track record of, and intentions to expand, international collaborations. Ultimately, the talk will provide an understanding of ATI simulation-related and other research priorities going forward as well as provide a case for potential future collaborations.


  • Regular Ticket: 495 EUR
  • Authors and Project Partners: 275 EUR
  • Students: 50 EUR (limited)

All prices excluding VAT.

Please contact us via email at to request a discount code for student registration. The availability is limited.


Registration is now open:

Please keep in mind that the registration will close on April 30th, 2024 (at 23:59 CEST).

The registration fee includes a two and a half day conference program with refreshments, lunch, proceedings and a social event in the evening. Accommodation is not included within the registration fee and must be pre-booked separately.

Social Event

More info coming soon


The conference language is English.


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


For questions and comments, the conference team can be reached at the email address