SUMO User Conference 2022

May 09-11   •   Online


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

Monday, May 09, 2022
13:00 - 14:00 Opening & Tutorial
Tutorial files
14:30 - 15:30 Ask us anything Q&A Transcript
16:00 - 17:00 TAPAS Workshop
Matthias Heinrichs (DLR)

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022
09:00 - 10:20

Session 1
Traffic lights

Session chair: Ronald Nippold

📁 Extension and Validation of NEMA-Style Dual-Ring Controller in SUMO
Max Schrader (University of Alabama), Qichao Wang (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) and Joshua Bittle (University of Alabama)
📁 A Comparison of Reinforcement Learning Agents Applied to Traffic Signal Optimisation
Cobus Louw, Louwrens Labuschange and Tiffany Woodley (all Bytefuse)
📁 High fidelity modelling of traffic light control with xml logic representation
Maik Halbach and Jakob Erdmann (all DLR)
Evaluating traffic performance of transit signal priority using SUMO simulation: A real-world case
Chun-Cheng Liang (National Cheng Kung University), Hsuan-Chih Wang (National Cheng Kung University), Wei-Hsun Lee (National Cheng Kung University) and Ming-Te Wang (Bureau of Transportation, Tainan City Government)
10:40 - 12:00

Session 2
Other modes of transportation

Session chair: Jakob Erdmann

Simulating Digital Rail: From PlanPro railway plannings to SUMO simulations
Arne Boockmeyer, Robert Schmid and Andreas Polze (all Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam)
📁 A dynamic model for ride-matching problem in multi-hop ride-sharing system
Linyang Wang and Jianping Wu (all Tsinghua University)
📁 Investigating the behaviors of cyclists and pedestrians under automated shuttle operation
Yun-Pang Flötteröd (DLR), Iman Pereira (The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute), Johan Olstam (The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute) and Laura Bieker-Walz (Dataport)
Simulating Personal Rapid Transit in SUMO
Felix Gotzler and Franziska Neumann (all TU München)
Lunch break
13:00 - 14:00 Keynote: Simulating and modelling traffic: What are we trying to achieve?
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heather Kaths (University of Wuppertal)

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14:30 - 15:30

Session 3
Autonomous Vehicles

Session chair: Michael Behrisch

📁 SUMO4AV: An Environment to Simulate Scenarios for Shared Autonomous Vehicle Fleets with SUMO Based on OpenStreetMap Data
Emanuel Reichsöllner (Hochschule Esslingen), Andreas Freymann (Fraunhofer-Institut für Arbeitswirtschaft und Organisation IAO), Mirko Sonntag (Hochschule Esslingen) and Ingo Trautwein (Fraunhofer-Institut für Arbeitswirtschaft und Organisation IAO)
📁 Extending SUMO for Lane-Free Microscopic Simulation of Connected and Automated Vehicles
Dimitrios Troullinos, Georgios Chalkiadakis, Diamantis Manolis, Ioannis Papamichail and Markos Papageorgiou (all Technical University of Crete)
SESAM: First Steps Towards SUMO in the Cloud
Robert Hilbrich and Angelo Banse (all co4e GmbH)
16:00 - 17:00

Session 4

Session chair: Angelo Banse

Utilizing Vehicle Trajectory Data (Probe Data) from Connected Vehicles (CV) to Characterize Performance Measures of a Highway Corridor with Incidents
Norris Novat, Emmanuel Kidando and Jacqueline Jenkins (all Cleveland State University)
📁 Multi-Modal Traffic Simulation Calibration and Integration with Real-Time Hardware in Loop Simulator
Vikhyat Kalra, Punit Tulpule and Jacob Isaman (all The Ohio State University)
Simulation of surrounding traffic in a driving simulator – Coupling Sumo, RoadRunner and Unity
Richard Schulte Holthausen, Moritz Berghaus and Philipp-Armand Klee (all Institute of Highway Engineering, RWTH Aachen University)
17:00 Social Event 🎲

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022
09:00 - 10:20

Session 5
Routing / Efficiency / Logistics

Session chair: Yun-Pang Flötteröd

📁 Proposing a Simulation-Based Dynamic System Optimal Traffic Assignment Algorithm for SUMO: An Approximation of Marginal Travel Time
Behzad Bamdad Mehrabani (UC louvain), Jakob Erdmann (DLR), Luca Sgambi (UC louvain) and Maaike Snelder (TU Delft)
📁 Combining operative train simulation with logistics simulation in SUMO
Jakob Geischberger and Norman Weik (all DLR)
A Virtual Testbed for the Development of AI Solutions to Boost Operational Efficiency in Road Transportation Networks
Arun Sathanur, Arif Khan, Milan Jain and Ashutosh Dutta (all Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
i4Port: Simulation of drayage operations based on vehicle communication technologies at port terminals
Victor Madrigal (DLR)
10:40 - 12:00

Session 6
Micro simulation / other

Session chair: Peter Wagner

📁 Signal priority for improving fluidity and decreasing fuel consumption
Jacques Renaud (Laval University), Leandro Coelho (Laval University), Khaled Belhassine (Laval University) and Vincent Turgeon (Ville de Trois-Rivières)
Statistics and Visualizations of SUMO Scenario Runs
Combining microtraffic models and complex vehicular simulators
Aron Jazcilevich (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico), Adolfo Hernández-Moreno (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana), Ulises Diego-Ayala (Escola Universitària Salesiana de Sarrià) and Ivan Hernández-Paniagua (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)
📁 Simulating platooned connected autonomous vehicle in a large scale urban scenario
Joerg Schweizer, Cristian Poliziani and Federico Rupi (all University of Bologna)
Lunch break
13:00 - 14:00

Session 7
Tools / other

Session chair: Matthias Schwamborn

Simulation of Urban Air Mobility: Progress from the HorizonUAM Project
Nabih Naeem, Patrick Ratei, Nazlican Cigal, Prajwal Shiva Prakasha, Thomas Zill and Björn Nagel (all DLR)
📁 Topology-Preserving Simplification of OpenStreetMap Network Data for Large-scale Simulation in SUMO
Zhuoxiao Meng (TU Munich and HMRC), Xiaorui Du (TU Munich and HMRC), Paolo Sottovia (HMRC), Daniele Foroni (HMRC), Cristian Axenie (HMRC), Alexander Wieder (HMRC), David Eckhoff (TU Munich and TUMCREATE), Stefano Bortoli (HMRC), Alois Knoll (TU Munich and Nanyang Technological University) and Christoph Sommer (TU Dresden)
SUMO for parking studies: Challenges and opportunities
Prashant Chauhan (Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur), Salil Goel (Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur) and Stephan Winter (University of Melbourne)
14:30 - 15:30

Session 8
Tools / Co-simulation

Session chair: Robert Hilbrich

strazoon Planning Solutions - building generic traffic models for SUMO
Martin Reuß, Tobias Lukowitz and Martin Lächele (all Seven Principles Mobility GmbH)
📁 Implementation of a Perception Module for Smart Mobility Applications in Eclipse MOSAIC
Robert Protzmann (Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS), Karl Schrab (Daimler Center for Automotive IT Innovations, Technical University of Berlin), Moritz Schweppenhäuser (Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS) and Ilja Radusch (Daimler Center for Automotive IT Innovations, Technical University of Berlin)
A Co-Simulation Middleware: Virtual Testing of Automotive Applications with Multiple Simulators
Dominik Salles (Research Institute of Automotive Engineering and Vehicle Engines Stuttgart (FKFS)), Lukas Lang (Institute of Automotive Engineering (IFS)), Martin Kehrer (Research Institute of Automotive Engineering and Vehicle Engines Stuttgart (FKFS)) and Hans-Christian Reuss (Institute of Automotive Engineering (IFS))
16:00 - 17:00

Session 9

Session chair: Angelo Banse

Evaluating measures for prioritising urban public transport using SUMO – A case study of a corridor in Münster, Germany
Marcus Herbrecht, Moritz Berghaus and Philipp-Armand Klee (all Institute of Highway Engineering, RWTH Aachen University)
Simulation of traffic scenarios using SUMO
Siva Jagadesh M., Vignesh Bondugula, Vijay Jaisankar, Jayati Deshmukh and Srinath Srinivasa (all International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore)
📁 Building a real-world traffic micro-simulation scenario from scratch with SUMO
Maria Laura Clemente (CRS4)
17:00 Closing Session + voting for best presentation
📁 = Scientific Paper


Simulating and modelling traffic: What are we trying to achieve?

picture of Heather Kaths
© Friederike von Heyden/Bergische Universität Wuppertal

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heather Kaths
Head of the Department for Bicycle Traffic Planning
University of Wuppertal

Our ability to virtually recreate infrastructure and traffic flow at many different scales, from the very detailed simulation of systems used to drive and control vehicles to the depiction of congestion in country-wide highway networks, has improved drastically over the last decades. The data needed to develop, calibrate and validate simulation models is increasingly at our fingertips. An active and growing community of academics and industry personnel dedicate time and expert knowledge to improving and optimizing traffic simulation tools and workflows. At the same time, issues such as air pollution, traffic injuries and fatalities, noise and disconnected urban space persist. In this keynote, I want to explore how tools for creating virtual, simulated worlds are helping to solve actual problems in our real world: what is done today, and what opportunities are there for tomorrow?

TAPAS Workshop

The agent-based demand model TAPAS is an open source development of DLR’s Institute for Transport Research. TAPAS simulated the mobility patterns of a virtual population of a modelled regions. Both the population as well as the activity places are represented individually. TAPAS distinguishes a large set of person groups, and different modes of transport. The mobility behavior of the population is determined using empirical daily mobility plans. The result is a list of daily activities for each person within the modeled area, including the starting location, the destination location, the begin of the ride and the ride’s duration as well as the chosen mode, among others. The result can be used as an input for the microscopic traffic flow simulation SUMO.

Within the talk, the functioning of TAPAS will be presented as well as different application scenarios, ranging from public transport pricing, installation of demand-responsive transport to air quality measures on city scale.

About TAPAS GitHub repository

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”:

Hall of Fame window

(Check out the current SUMO guru, by pressing Shift + F11 in sumo-gui 1.8.0 or newer)


Please register here.


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


The conference language is English.


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


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