North American Aimsun Users' Meeting 2016, Long Island City, NY

April 21st-22nd 2016

North America Aimsun Users’ Meeting (NAAUM) and Training Course

Long Island City, NY

On Thursday April 21st, TSS is holding the first ever North America Aimsun Users’ Meeting (NAAUM). The European and the Asia-Pacific editions of the AUM are well established and popular with our users; we hope this new edition is of equal value to our users in North America.

NAAUM – Thursday April 21st


Z NYC Hotel
11-01 43rd Ave
Long Island City
NY 11101, United States
t: +1 212-319-7000

Program of events

9:00 – 9:30

Arrival at Z Hotel and complimentary continental breakfast

9:30 – 12:30

TSS Team
Overview of new product features in Aimsun 8.1 and their potential for our users
Applications: Recent case studies from around the world

12:30 – 13:30 – Lunch

13:30 – 14:00

Mike Marsico | NYCDOT
Overview of transport modeling within New York City

14:00 – 14:30

Tra Vu | GPI & Ernest Althanailos | NYCDOT
Transit Signal Priority projects in Aimsun

14:30 – 15:00

Satya Muthuswamy | KLD Engineering
Aimsun and its WYSIWYG abilities

15:00 – 15:30

Carl Wong and Luigi Casinelli | HDR
Multi-Modal Transportation Modelling for the 2015 Toronto Pan Am/ParaPan Am Games

15:30 – 15:45 – Coffee break

15:45 – 16:30

Keir Opie | Cambridge Systematics
I-105 ATM Congestion Relief Study – pilot study for Caltrans D7 using a corridor micro model (freeway and arterials) testing various ATM strategies for congestion relief in Los Angeles

Gateway Cities Strategic Transportation Plan Model – large subregional meso model of the 28-city Gateway Cities COG jurisdiction of Los Angeles county

16:30 – 17:00

Rob Pringle | WSP – MMM Group
Dynamic HOT lane pricing in Toronto
Traffic management for the 2015 Pan Am/ParaPan Am Games in the Greater Toronto Area

17:00 – 17:30

Gang Cao | Ville de Montréal
Modeling with Python Scripting in Aimsun

17:30 – 18:00

User requirements and feedback

18:15 – 20:15

Open bar and canapés on the Z Hotel rooftop bar

Advanced Training Course – Friday April 22nd

Course location

WeWork Williamsburg coworking space
Room 2C
240 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
t: +1 855-593-9675

The material is specifically focussed on North American requirments. Training topics will include:

  • Very large-scale modeling with HOT/HOV lanes
  • Importation from other models, mainly TransCAD
  • Transit Signal Priority (TSP) in cities
  • Hybrid modeling
  • Dynamic user equilibrium (DUE)
  • Congested cities
  • Complex cities
9:00 – 12:30 – Morning session

Large-scale meso/hybrid modeling – a full review of the different methodology that a fully integrated framework allows.

12:30 – 13:30 – Lunch
13:30 – 15:00 – Afternoon session 1

Specific notes on North American conditions, such as HOT/HOV lanes, TSP and highway calibration.

15:00 – 15:15 – Coffee break
15:15 – 17:00 – Afternoon session 2

In-depth show case of three large-scale Aimsun models developed around the world, each with different methodologies and challenges.

We’ll finish up, as always, with plenty of time for questions and answers.

The course tutor is Alexandre Torday.


Registration form and prices for NAAUM and Advanced Training Course.


This training course is full and we cannot admit any more participants. To register your interest in future Aimsun training courses, please contact us at

North America Aimsun Users' Meeting & Training Course, NYC

The event is in Long Island City

NAAUM location: Z NYC Hotel, Long Island City

North America Aimsun Users' Meeting & Training Course, Z NYC Hotel, Long Island City

Z NYC Hotel, Long Island City

The Manhattan Traffic Model - Multi modal Aimsun modeling

Aimsun project: NYCDOT’s Manhattan Traffic Model

Join us for complimentary drinks and canapés at the Z Hotel Rooftop Bar

Join us for complimentary drinks and canapés at the Z Hotel Rooftop Bar

Training course location: WeWork Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Aimsun features such as Geometry Configurations have the potential to transform the modelling experience

Used to its full potential, a feature like Geometry Configurations can dramatically speed up and improve the modeling experience

A previous Aimsun training course in el Paso, TX - always with hands-on exercises

A previous Aimsun training course in el Paso, TX