MATSim Tutorials this summer, July 2016

There will be a MATSim Tutorial in Shanghai this summer, on July 14 and July 15. The tutorial will be held as a two day intensive course. It is organized by ETH Zürich and takes place at Tongji University, Shanghai. More information including information about registration and fees is available online in our Wiki.

There will be another MATSim Tutorial at UC Davis, CA, USA, on July 22 and July 23. The tutorial is organized by ETH Zürich and TU Berlin and takes place at UC Davis in California, USA. More information is available online in the Wiki.

New Website!

After more than 9 years, it was time for a major re-work of the MATSim website. Besides refreshing the look of the site, we've also taken the opportunity to restructure the provided content, getting rid of old and outdated information, and improve the navigation.

As not all content was migrated from the old site to the new one, the old one will remain available at If you miss some information on the new site or found some non-working links, please let us know so we can fix and improve the new site.

Current Job-Offerings [Dec 2015]

There are currently 2 job-openings, where MATSim-knowledge is explicitly requested:

  • Deutsche Bahn: The german railway company DB is offering an internship for microscopic modelling and simulation of public transport. Details (German only).
  • Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG): The Berlin public transport authority BVG is offering a part-time job for students in the area of transport planning. Details (German only).

Please note that job-offerings are usually only available for a few weeks at most. So if the links above no longer work, it most likely means the jobs are no longer available.

MATSim is on GitHub

As announced previously, we've now moved our source code to GitHub!

We were able to import the trunk of the subversion repository without any loss to our new git repository on GitHub.

Visit MATSim on GitHub:

To clone the MATSim source code, use as URI.

To set up Eclipse, have a look at the updated documentation: Using Eclipse for MATSim development.

MATSim goes GitHub [UPDATE]

We're planning to move our code repository away from SourceForge to GitHub. The current plan is to do the switch in the second half of August.

The full announcement can be found on the Mailing List.

If you are a MATSim developer with write-access to the current SVN repository, please have a detailed look at the announcement on the mailing list: You need to register on GitHub and tell us your username and public email-address, so we can correctly convert the svn repository to a git repository.


UPDATE July 27:

SourceForge is not able to fully restore our repository. We have a current backup, but instead of restoring this and then moving everything to GitHub a few weeks later, we will move directly to GitHub right now! See the announcement on the mailing list.

The half-way restored svn repository on SourceForge is now read-only and will remain like this. We will not enable write-access anymore to the repository on SourceForge! All future changes to MATSim will have to be done to the repository on GitHub we're currently setting up.

New Release "Fall 2014" available!

I'm happy to announce the immediate availability of the latest release of MATSim!

This version includes the changes to the code base of the last one and a half year. We used the time to clean up the code, make MATSim a bit faster and mostly more modular on the inside so that the growing number of extensions can provide great, additional functionality to MATSim.

This release also contains our new User Guide in PDF format, which replaces the old user guide available on the matsim website.

Please note that this release is the last one to support Java 6. The next version of MATSim will require Java 7 to run.

Go on and download the release and give it a try!

New Release "Spring 2013" available!

I'm happy to announce the immediate availability of the latest release of MATSim!

Just in time for the tutorial starting tomorrow in Berlin, the MATSim community polished all the latest features and improvements for this new release of MATSim. The core itself changed mostly in the insides: we cleaned up the code, simplified it where possible, and added javadoc where necessary. The few changes of the core reflect the mature code base MATSim has evolved to and the stability of it's main functionality.

Newer functionality is available in the form of Extensions, which we released last year for the first time. For this year, we're happy to have even more extensions available with great new functionality.

Go on and download the release or have a look at the extensions!

MATSim @ TRB 2013

As in previous years, several MATSim developers and users attend the TRB Annual Meeting in Washington and present their work. Use the opportunity to meet them in person!

The following posters and presentations are currently known. If you know of others, send me (rieser [at] senozon {dot} com) the necessary information and I will add it to the list.

  • Rashid Waraich, Christoph Dobler, Claude Weis, Kay W. Axhausen:
    Optimizing Parking Prices Using Agent-Based Approach (Paper 13-5304)
    Session 294
  • Christoffel Venter, Johan W. Joubert:
    Using multi-source GPS data to characterize multiday driving patterns and fuel use in a large city region (Paper 13-1033)
    Session 299. Monday, January 14, 10:45am - 12:30pm. Hilton, International Centre, Posterboard H01.
  • Thibaut Dubernet, Nadine Rieser-Schüssler, Kay W. Axhausen:
    Using a Multi-agent Simulation Tool to Estimate the Carpooling Potential (Paper 13-0866)
    Session 559. Tuesday, Januar 15, 10:45am-12:30pm. Hilton, International Center, Posterboard B04.
  • Jiamei Wang, Lun Zhang, Qian Rao, Wenchen Yang:
    Large-Scale Agent-Based Transport Simulation in Shanghai, China (Paper 13-4405)
    Session 609
  • Pieter Fourie, Johannes Illenberger, Kai Nagel:
    A Multi-Model Approach To Large-Scale Multiagent Transport Simulation (Paper 13-3631)
    Session 736. Wednesday, January 16, 08:30am - 10:15am. Hilton, International Center.
  • Sune Momsen, Johan W. Joubert:
    Introducing Shopping and Leisure Facilities: Study on Agent-Based Transport Modeling in South Africa (Paper 13-4621)
    Session 736. Wednesday, January 16, 08:30am - 10:15am. Hilton, International Center. Posterboard E07.

Note: this list will be continuously updated with additional dates once they are known to me.

Release Spring 2012 available

The newest release of MATSim ("Spring 2012") is now officially available.

We've updated several components of MATSim to improve speed and memory consumption as well as the stability of MATSim. But the best features are for once not in the MATSim release itself, but it its extensions. Along the main MATSim jar file, we also released MATSim Extensions for the first time. Extensions offer additional functionality not used by everybody, or more specialiced functionality that the core team cannot (yet?) guarantee to maintain.

Examples of extensions are include functionality to graphically edit road networks, or to convert transit schedule data from GTFS to the MATSim format. Have a look at the list of extensions and learn more about them.