SUMO User Conference 2020

From Traffic Flow to Mobility Modeling

October 26-28   •   Online

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Traffic simulations are of immense importance for researchers as well as practitioners in the field of transportation. SUMO has been available since 2001 and provides a wide range of traffic planning and simulation applications. SUMO consists of a suite of tools covering road network imports and enrichment, demand generation and assignment, and a state-of-the-art microscopic traffic simulator capable of simulating private and public transport modes, as well as person-based trip chains. Being open source, SUMO is easily extensible by new behavioral models and can be dynamically controlled via a well-defined programming interface. These and other features make SUMO one of the most often used open source traffic simulators with a large and international user community.

Call for Papers

The conference focuses on presenting new and unique results in the field of mobility simulation and modeling 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

Sessions and Presentations

Eclipse Session

Session 1: Autonomous Vehicles

  • Modeling autonomous dynamic vanpooling services in SUMO by integrating the dynamic routing scheduler - Moeid Qurashi, Hai Jiang and Constantinos Antoniou Video Paper
  • Simulating demand responsive feeder transit services: A case study of Braunschweig - Maria Giuliana Armellini and Laura Bieker-Walz Video Paper

Session 2: AI

  • Computer Simulation Study of Vehicle Type Classification Using Machine Learning Techniques with Mobile Phone Location Data - Chaninart Eosanurak, Nattida Wongtrakoon, Ei Ei Mon and Chaodit Aswakul Video Paper
  • AI-based Disposition using a Reinforcement Learning Approach - Georg Merz Video
    This presentation was voted best presentation, by the conference attendees.
  • Concept and first insights of a sequential MATSim-SUMO tool-coupling to deduce representative 24h-velocity-profiles for autonomous vehicles - Henriette Triebke Video Paper

Session 3: Other traffic modes

  • Pedestrian Simulation Methodology of Evacuation in the Area of Cotopaxi’s Lahar Influence with SUMO - Sebastian Bucheli and Oswaldo Padilla Video Paper
  • Hierarchical delay-based signal coordination for bicycles and motor vehicles traffic - Seyed Abdollah Hosseini, Georgios Grigoropoulos, Andreas Keler, Fritz Busch and Klaus Bogenberger Video Paper
  • A Mathematical Programming Based Approach to Evaluate Ramp Metering Deployment Through Eclipse SUMO - İsmet Gökşad Erdagi, Sercan Akti, Mehmet Ali Silgu and Hilmi Berk Çelikoğlu Video Paper

Session 4: Micro simulation / other

  • ECN-based Mitigation of Congestion in Urban Traffic Networks - Levente Alekszejenkó and Tadeusz P. Dobrowiecki Video Paper
  • Extending the Intelligent Driver Model in SUMO and Verifying the Drive Off Trajectories with Aerial Measurements - Dominik Salles, Stefan Kaufmann and Hans-Christian Reuss Video Paper
  • A Slipstreaming Model for Cooperative Driving Simulations in SUMO - Andrea Stedile and Michele Segata Video

Session 5: Real-world Scenarios

  • SAGA: An Activity-based Multi-modal Mobility Scenario Generator for SUMO - Lara Codeca, Jakob Erdmann, Vinny Cahill and Jérôme Härri Video Paper
  • InTAS - The Ingolstadt Traffic Scenario for SUMO - Silas Lobo, Stefan Neumeier, Evelio Fernandez and Christian Facchi Video Paper
  • Estimation of Green House Gas and Contaminant Emissions from Traffic by microsimulation and refined Origin-Destination matrices: a methodological approach - Jorge E. Luzuriaga, Juan A. Moreno, Edgar Lorenzo Sáez, Santiago Mira Prats, Javier Fermín Urchueguía, Lenin Guillermo Lemus Zúñiga, José Vicente Oliver Villanueva and Miguel A. Mateo Pla Video Paper

Session 6: Real-world data

  • Calibration of car-following models by using drone videos of a real-world intersection - András Zsámboki, Jiao Li and Zoltán Baksa Video
  • Generating and calibrating large-scale, mesoscopic SUMO network - Sasan Amini, Lukas Ambühl, Gabriel Tilg, Klaus Bogenberger and Monica Menendez Video
  • Action-points in human driving and in SUMO - Peter Wagner, Jakob Erdmann and Ronald Nippold Video Paper

Poster Session 1: Tools

  • QarSUMO: An Open-source Parallel Framework for Large Scale Traffic Simulation - Ke Yang, Hao Chen, Phillip Taylor, Anuhya Vellore, Giovanna Vantini, Stefano Giovanni Rizzo, Xiaosong Ma and Sanjay Chawla Video
  • PaSyMo: Developing and Testing a Participatory Modeling Toolbox for Urban Systems - Leonard Higi, Tobias Schröder, Antje Michel and Anne Tauch Video
  • Hugely Variant Autonomous Driving Training Data Generation Using SUMO and rFpro - Matt Daley Video
  • Introducing SumoNetVis: A Tool for Visualizing SUMO Networks and Trajectory Data - Patrick Malcolm, Georgios Grigoropoulos, Andreas Keler, Heather Kaths and Klaus Bogenberger
  • Using results of the simulation experiment SUMO models by portable applications - Alexander Manyashin Video

Poster Session 2: Modelling connected and intelligent traffic

  • Improving network performance with V2X services of dispatching takeover requests and safe-spot assignments in an urban transition corridor - Robert Alms and Yun-Pang Flötteröd Video
  • Simulation of automated and connecting driving traffic in the test field Hamburg - Benedikt Scheier Video

Poster Session 3: Simulation Scenarios

  • An emergency vehicle prioritization strategy with simulation results of Brunswick - Laura Bieker-Walz, Sten Ruppe, Ronald Nippold and Daniel Wesemeyer Video
  • I4Port - Melanie Weber and Johannes Rummel Video
  • SUMOPy - a simulation suite to create traffic scenarios with SUMO - Joerg Schweizer Video

Poster Session 4: Routing

  • An Analysis of Traffic Simulations Based on Modifiable OpenStreetMap Data - Jakob Smretschnig Video
  • Building an on-demand routing platform with tight SUMO integration using an event driven architecture - Adrian Plani, Timothy Hudson, Chen Cai and Hanna Grzybowska Video
  • GeoAware: An R-based Framework for Controlling SUMO and Generating Synthetic Vehicle Datasets - Jameson Morgan and Derek Doran Video
  • Verification of Right-turn Behavior in SUMO at a Signalized Intersection - Ken Shirahata, Masaki Ito, Azusa Toriumi and Takashi Oguchi Video

You can find all videos here:

Social Event

We are going to have a fun SUMO-related quiz using Menti. Join our Zoom meeting and have a smartphone/tablet ready at hand. Test your knowledge of SUMO and win the glorious and prestigious prize of attaching your name to an easter egg in “sumo-gui”.

SUMO guru of the year 2020: m-kro.

(Check out the hall of fame, by pressing Shift + F11 in sumo-gui 1.8.0 or newer)


The conference language is English.


Participation at this year’s conference will be free of charge!


Given the extraordinary situation we are facing, this year’s SUMO User Conference will be online via Zoom.


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