Projects, which are under progress or already confirmed (funded, assigned, etc.)
|Short Description||Current State||Time Frame||Contact|
Optimization and network wide analysis of traffic signal control
VSP - TU Berlin,
Analyzes the interaction between traffic signal control and users’
behavior from two perspectives: optimization of traffic assignment and signal control in a mathematical model (by BTU Cottbus) and evaluation of the impact of signal control optimization on travelers’ behavior using MATSim (by VSP).
Currently analyzing simulation parameter and signal influences in small scenarios like Braess's paradox and the inner city of Cottbus, especially regarding route choice and travel time.
|MINTE (http://www.tu-berlin.de/index.php?id=146151)||VSP - TU Berlin||Optimal combined pricing for emission and congestion|
We have tested simultaneous pricing for emission and congestion external costs on (a) Sioux Falls and (b) Munich, scenarios and compared the results with individual pricing schemes.
|until 2016||Amit Agarwal|
|Optimal Pricing Strategies||Optimal Pricing Strategies (Public Transport and Private Transport), i.e. Dynamic and Agent-based Marginal Congestion Cost Pricing.||Ihab Kaddoura|
eCab: Simulation-based system for the sustainable management of a fleet of electric taxicabs
VSP - TU Berlin
|The goal is to (a) investigate possible ways of introducing electric taxicabs in Berlin, (b) devise efficient strategies for dispatching and charging taxis, and (c) estimate the outcomes in terms of sustainability.||Currently, we are (a) optimizing the charging infrastructure based on TaxiBerlin's FCD, and (b) extending the algorithms to include smart scheduling of battery re-charging.||February 2013 - January 2016||Michal Maciejewski, Joschka Bischoff|
|IRP project||BUTO - Vrije Universiteit Brussel||Intermodal Freight transport model to calculate external costs.|
|Initial demand from mobile phone trajectories||VSP - TU Berlin||Creating Initial demand from mobile phone trajectories|
Take a calibrated MATSim run; Put a mobile phone network coverage on top; Give agents a calling behavior; Collect an artificial mobile phone dataset.
Set up a new scenario with only the artificial mobile phone dataset and link counts to use: Create an expanded population, have each agent draw from possible realizations of its individual mobile phone trajectory; calibrate with cadyts. Compare to ground truth.
|Topdad||IVT - ETH Zürich||EU Project. Development of tools which will help businesses and regional governments find the best strategies to adapt to climate change. MATSim scenarios based on future weather scenarios given climate change to evaluate the impact on the transport system.||Different (extreme) weather scenarios have been run, analyses are ongoing.||October 2012 - September 2015|
|Catch-a-car||IVT - ETH Zürich||Scientific supervision of a free-floating carsharing project in Basel. New mode choice models, with FF carsharing as alternative, will be estimated and implemented in MATSim.||Analyzing smart-phone traces and collecting the data to create a MATSim scenario for Basel.||October 2014 - October 2016||Francesco Ciari, Henrik Becker|
|Valuing Travel Time||IVT - ETH Zürich||Aiming at expanding existing models for the number, type and sequence of out-of-home activities, elaborating time use, daily scheduling, stated choice results and value of time components for the region of Vienna and evaluating the resulting policy implications using an updated version of MATSim.||2014-2016||Basil Schmid|
|Post Car World||IVT - ETH Zürich||Analysis of the mobility patterns in a non-car oriented world. Induced/suppressed demand estimations using surveys and MATSim scenarios.||Running stated preferences surveys. Pre-test has been run, the main study will start this month.||2014-2017||Milos Balac|
|A generalized approach to population synthesis||IVT - ETH Zürich||Create a robust and fast population synthesis tool to improve the overall quality of MATSim results.||The population is available, tests are being run.||20??-2015||Kirill Müller|
|SCCER Mobility||IVT - ETH Zürich||In the first year we worked on Electric Vehicle Infrastructure pricing and are currently working on modelling trade-offs between Electric Vehicles and Conventional Vehicles using MATSim.|
(could be extended 3 additional years).
VSP - TU Berlin
IVT - ETH Zürich
Finishing remaining issues in terms of content, in particular "Research Avenues"
|NetCap||IVT - ETH Zürich||Provide background/methodologies to use MFDs as a measurement for traffic in urban areas. Exemplary travel demands provided with MATSim.||An OSM-derived multimodal networks for MATSim has been generated.||2012-2015||Francesco Ciari, Patrick Boesch|
|Sioux Falls||FCL Singapore||Extension of the Sioux Falls scenario with a finer OSM network including public transportation and improved accessibility. Addition of through and freight traffic in order to create congested traffic condition during peak hours.||Artem Chakirov|
|User preference heterogeneity (Economic Valuation)||FCL Singapore||In depth analysis of effects of value of time heterogeneity and different types of schedule delay heterogeneity among users. Comparison to the transport economics theory using a simple multi-modal corridor scenario.||Artem Chakirov|
|Secondary activity scheduling||FCL Singapore||With established mandatory activities in people’s daily plans (rest, work, study), time planning, scheduling is primarily based on organizing flexible activities and trips during the given remaining time windows. This work develops a method to extract and model flexible activity patterns from real data, and to use them to make a massive number of activity chain predictions.||Sergio Ordonez|
|Distributed simulation||FCL Singapore||A master-slave configuration for MATSim, where repeated replanning and plan evaluation of very large scenarios takes place on cheap slave nodes, passing plans to a master node executing agents' selected plans in QSim, and receiving TravelTimes from the master to update the meta-model (PSim) used for plan evaluation and scoring. Works on ethernet and StarCluster (Amazon EC2)||Pieter Fourie, Sergio Ordonez|
|Transit smart-card-driven MATSim||FCL Singapore||Demand derived from transit smart card data drives a simplified simulation of transit operations, where stop-to-stop speeds are sampled from the (inferred) speeds experienced by buses in the actual network, eliminating the need to simulate car traffic.||Artem Chakirov, Alex Erath, Pieter Fourie, Sergio Ordonez|
|Activity-based Modeling Using Smart Card Data||Department of Transportation Engineering, University of Seoul|
In this work, Transit demand is generated by exploiting the smart card revealed daily transaction records. In the first step, trip segments are converted into trip chains followed by the INFERENCE OF ACTIVITY TYPES. A set of rules are defined by using socio-demographic profile (Household Travel Survey Data, 2010) to assign activity purpose. Daily itineraries of agents' are then converted into MATSim demand and calibrated with HHTSD.
|Waste collection in Cape Town||ISE - University of Pretoria||Trying to model waste collection vehicles in MATSim based on actual GPS data||Using map matching techniques in order to create MATSim routes for a subpopulation of waste collection vehicles||Johan W. Joubert;|
|SMART-PT – Smart Adaptive Public Transport|
VSP - TU Berlin
DTS - Poznan University of Technology
|European long-term project. Systematically analyze the discrepancy between end-user travel demand and existing urban transit supply. Uses minibus contrib.||July 2014 - June 2016|
|Machbarkeitsstudie "Teilszenarien und Standardbusse"||VSP - TU Berlin||Application of the minibus contrib to 10% scenarios, scenarios with full-size buses, and huge scenario areas.||Andreas Neumann|
|MAXess - Measuring accessibility in policy evaluation|
ISE - University of Pretoria
VSP - TU Berlin
|Calculate accessibilities (taking into account both land-use and transport system characteristics) at a disaggregate level based on freely available data and make results available through high resolution, open-source, adaptive maps to allow the assessment of planning schemes.||We are presenting our paper "Accessibility in a post-apartheid city: Comparison of two approaches for the computation of accessibility indicators” at the ERSA (European Regional Science Association) 2015 Congress|
|Sharing is saving - NFP||IVT - ETH Zürich||Solutions to limit the negative impacts of transportation, especially the reduction of energy. It focuses on collaborative mobility systems. Scenarios assuming their further diffusion are set up and evaluated with MATSim||Literature review is ongoing.||2014-2017||Francesco Ciari, Henrik Becker|
|D4D Orange Challenge||IVT - ETH Zürich||Using mobile phone data for spatial planning simulation and optimization technologies. MATSim plans are generated based on mobile phones data from Senegal.||Work ended, evaluation pending||2014||Francesco Ciari|
|Integrated population synthesis and demand generation of large-scale scenarios||FCL Singapore||A project for the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore, to rapidly generate future population scenarios, along with resulting MATSim activity chains and travel demand.||Alex Erath, Pieter Fourie|
|MATSim model for Stockholm||KTH Stockholm||Work funded by two different projects. One is SMART-PT, supported by the EC and focusing on a model of the public transport system, and the other one is IHOP2, funded by the Swedish Road Agency and aiming to integrate the different existing Swedish demand and supply models in a flexible manner, using MATSim as a middle layer||KTH is currently building a MATSim model for Stockholm,||Gunnar Floetteroed|
|Santiago scenario||VSP, Universidad de Chile||Building up a MATSim scenario for Santiago to test different environmental policies||Currently, we have the first runs based on OSM network information and a detailed travel diary survey from 2012 with approximately 40k individuals (~0.65% of the total population). In the next step, mode choice is planned to be introduced to the model.||April 2015 - ???|
Project that one plans to do or which hoped to be funded.
|Project Name||Institution(s) involved||Short Description||Contact|
|Autonomous Vehicles - SNF||IVT - ETH Zürich||Quantitatively study with MATSim what the arrival of autonomous vehicles will mean for the transport system and demand. Provide libraries to simulate autonomous cars in MATSim. Proposal accepted by SNF. Will start in Autumn 2015||Patrick Boesch, Francesco Ciari|
|Transit Optimization||VSP - TU Berlin||An agent-based evolutionary approach for the user-oriented optimization of complex public transit systems http://www.vsp.tu-berlin.de/projects/laufende_projekte/transit_optimization/. Just started.||Andreas Neumann|
|Traffic behaviour in all-new city districts within metropolitan areas||SI (Städtebau-Institut) - Universität Stuttgart||Alteration of the urban mobility system when newly-built residential or industrial areas are connected to the transport system using the example of Stuttgart. About the correlation of mobility and urban structure on different spatial firstname.lastname@example.org|
Projects closed in these months.
|Short Description||Time Frame||Contact|
Project ideas which are dropped this month (because of rejected funding, lack of interest, etc.)
|Project Name||Institution(s) involved||Current State||Contact|
Most contributions now have a Script to run a sample case directly. In many cases these scripts have already existed and were renamed to a streamlined name starting with "RunXXX". Also all contributions now have a "overview.html" file in the javadoc. For most contribs this is rather rudimentary, so feel free to fill these filese with more sophisticated information and/or references about your contrib. (Contact:Joschka Bischoff, email@example.com)
Information about current work on contributions which are not directly related to a formal project
|Analysis contrib||VSP - TU Berlin||Allows for several, non-standard, analyses.||In the analysis contrib, there is now a package for QGis-based analyses. Its basic functionality is to automatically create QGis project files based on different input data. So far, it has been used to create project files which contain layers that visualize accessibilities, noise emissions, and population densities by different colors and by different levels transparency/opacity. Also, OSM layers can be added||Dominik Ziemke, Ihab Kaddoura|
IVT - ETH Zürich
VSP - TU Berlin
|Allows for simulation of three different carsharing services: round-trip, one-way and freefloating carsharing.||Our current focus is on the documentation of the main features of the code||Milos Balac|
|Socnetsim contrib||IVT - ETH Zürich||Allows to represent agent coordination, for social travel and activities||Thibaut Dubernet|
Events/Notes/Information that are Worth Mentioning
Due to the recent outage of SourceForge, 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: https://sourceforge.net/p/matsim/mailman/message/34305181/
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.