19-20 October 2015, Aimsun Users' Meeting & training course, Barcelona

We are delighted to invite you to join us for our 13th annual Aimsun Users’ Meeting on Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th October 2015.

This year we return to Aimsun’s home city of Barcelona for our annual meeting, where Aimsun users and members of the TSS team will meet for technical sessions, to share their latest experiences, discuss new trends and developments and present case studies.

The meeting will be followed by a one-day Aimsun training course on Wednesday 21st October, to be held near the TSS head office.

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Final programme – Aimsun Users’ Meeting 2015, Barcelona


1. Times

2. Venue

3. Meeting agenda

4. Call for papers

5. Social events

6. Training course

7. Accommodation

8. Registration


So that you can get your flights booked, here are the start and end times for each day:

  • TSS Technical Sessions, Monday 19th October: 9:00 – 17:30
  • User Presentations, Tuesday 20th October: 9:00 – 16:30
  • Training Course, Wednesday 21st October: 9:00 – 17:30

Note that, depending on numbers, we will arrange a small social get-together or touristic activity for those who are here on Sunday afternoon.


We will be holding the Aimsun Users’ Meeting just a few steps from the TSS head office, at the elegant Hotel Avenida Palace, where we also have arranged special accommodation rates for you (see below in Accommodation).

The venue is located one block above Plaça de Catalunya, which is the city’s main transport hub.

  • Nearest Metro station: Catalunya or Passeig de Gràcia
  • Nearest main line train station: Catalunya
  • Transport to venue from Barcelona El Prat Airport: The Aerobús takes 35 minutes and the final stop is one block from the Hotel Avenida Palace. One-way ticket: €5.90; Return ticket: €10.20
  • Taxi to Hotel Avenida Palace from Barcelona El Prat Airport: €30-€40 depending on amount of luggage and time of day

The meeting itself will take place in the spacious, classically decorated Sala Terraza suite, which has all the latest AV and communications equipment.

Hotel Avenida Palace

Gran Vía de les Corts Catalanes 605

08007 Barcelona

tel +34 933 019 600

fax +34 933 181 234


Meeting agenda

Day 1 will focus on technological developments with a selection of practical technical sessions from members of TSS staff.

Day 2 is dedicated to Aimsun user presentations and case studies.

Click here to see the full programme of events for the Aimsun Users’ Meeting 2015, Barcelona.

Call for papers

We encourage all participants to contribute their latest Aimsun studies, research and projects for presentation on day 2 of the AUM. Please send the title and a 200-word abstract before August 30th 2015 to info@aimsun.com. Speakers qualify for generous discounts (see Registration).

Update: All of these slots are now full.

Presentations at the Aimsun Users’ Meeting 2015, Barcelona.

Social events

For those in Barcelona on Sunday evening, we have organised a guided tour of the Gothic Quarter. We will meet in the lobby of the Hotel Avenida Palace at 6:30pm. The tour will last about 2-and-a-half hours and will end in the lively Born area, which is full of tapas bars and restaurants.

The participant fee includes:

  • All coffee breaks during the meeting
  • A buffet lunch at the hotel, on both days of the meeting
  • An open bar with cocktails and “pica pica” buffet dinner on the evening of Monday 19th October at the glamorous Eclipse Bar on the 26th floor of the W Barcelona Hotel on the beach.

Training course

Wednesday 21st October, Barcelona, 09:00-17:30

This course is titled Working with demand and paths in Aimsun 8.1 and is all about using new functions in Aimsun 8.1 to get the most you possibly can out of integrated modelling.

Your tutor, Paolo Rinelli, will guide you through the methodology and techniques for calibrating the base traffic demand (using static OD adjustment, departure time adjustment and dynamic OD adjustment) and to calculate the base equilibrium paths (using dynamic user equilibrium with incremental load)

Paolo will then show you how to code the future scenario (using geometry configurations) and see how the changes affect the path assignment (using APA fixer and continuing the DUE).

Click to see the full course contents for Working with demand and paths in Aimsun 8.1.

Please note that we will provide the Aimsun license for the course but you will need to bring your own laptop. The course location is:


Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 684, Pral.

08010 Barcelona


We have negotiated special room rates for Aimsun Users’ Meeting participants at the Avenida Palace Hotel, which is also the venue for the User Meeting. Participants must book their rooms directly through the hotel and not through TSS. Please fill out the hotel booking form below and send it to reservas@avenidapalace.com

Avenida Palace – booking form in English

Avenida Palace – hoja de reserva en castellano

If you prefer to try a different hotel option, the following hotels are all within a minute or two’s walk from the AUM location:

NH Calderon

Onnix Rambla

Indigo Barcelona

Hotel Granvía

HCC St Moritz

And these options are 5-10 minutes’ walk from the AUM venue:

NH Barcelona Centro

NH Podium

HCC Regente

HCC Taber

We advise you to book your accommodation as soon as possible as October is still busy in Barcelona!


The AUM 2015 Registration Form contains all prices and booking information for both the AUM and the training course. Please fill out one form for each participant from your organisation and send it to info@aimsun.com as soon as possible.

The fee includes all lunches, coffee breaks and the social event on Monday evening, which is an open bar and a ‘pica pica’ buffet dinner at the Eclipse bar in the W Barcelona Hotel.

We look forward to seeing you all in Barcelona!

the Aimsun Users' Meeting 2015 is located in central Barcelona, by Plaça de Catalunya

The 2015 AUM is right next to the central transport hub of Barcelona, Plaça de Catalunya. Here is where you will also find lots of pigeons and the Apple Store.


The 2015 AUM venue: Hotel Avenida Palace

The 2015 AUM venue is a Barcelona classic: Hotel Avenida Palace


Interior of the Hotel Avenida Palace

Interior of the Hotel Avenida Palace: not minimalist


Map of the AUM venue: Hover and hold down left mouse button to navigate map


TSS Technical session from the 2014 Aimsun Users' Meeting in London

A TSS technical session from the 2014 Aimsun Users’ Meeting in London


W Barcelona Hotel

Monday night venue: W Barcelona hotel, known locally as la Vela (The Sail)


Eclipse Bar, W Barcelona

Monday night venue close up: The glamorous Eclipse Bar on the 26th floor of the W Barcelona


Map of the Hotel W Barcelona, the Monday night cocktail and “pica pica” dinner location. Hover and hold down left mouse button to navigate.


The special Aimsun training course for this year's AUM will focus on working with demand and paths in Aimsun 8.1

The special training course for this year’s AUM is “Working with demand and paths in Aimsun 8.1”


Visualisation of Vertical Queues after a Quasi-dynamic simulation

Visualisation – here of vertical queues after a quasi-dynamic simulation – will be a focus at the AUM technical sessions