New Zealand Aimsun Software Users’ Meeting


19th February 2020

New Zealand Aimsun Software Users' Meeting

Just a few more days until the 2020 edition of our New Zealand Aimsun Software Users’ Meeting!

On Wednesday 19th February, we’ll be gathering the Aimsun community to share the latest projects, research and software developments.

Sign up now!

Due to the special circumstances affecting travel and business, we are accepting last-minute bookings, so it’s not too late to sign up! There’s still time to join us at our annual meeting and meet Aimsun software developers, technology partners and users from New Zealand. We will be offering a full schedule of presentations about the latest projects, wins, research and developments in the world of Aimsun.


9:00 – 9:30: Registration

  • 9:30 – 9:45:
    Welcome Speech | Alex Torday, Managing Director, Aimsun Pty Ltd
  • 9:45 – 10:15:
    What’s new in Aimsun Next? | Paolo Rinelli, Global Head of Product Management
  • 10:15 – 10:45:
    Research projects: lessons learned | Jordi Casas, Global Head of R&D

10:45 – 11:15: Morning Tea

  • 11:15 – 12:15: New development trends in Aimsun:
    A) Aimsun Ride and Aimsun Auto | Paolo Rinelli, Global Head of Product Management
    B) Worldwide project trends | Alex Torday, Managing Director of Aimsun Pty Ltd
    C) Smart Freeway training environnment | Mohammad Saifuzzaman, Regional Product Specialist at Aimsun
  • 12:15 – 12:40:
    Operational assessment of regional road network following a potential alpine fault magnitude 8 earthquake in New Zealand | Mohammad Aghababaei, Auckland University

12:40 – 13:40: Lunch Break

  • 13:40 – 14:05:
    Adaptive signal control simulator for Aimsun Next | Ming Bai, Jacobs New Zealand
  • 14:05 – 14:30:
    Improving usability of the Auckland Dynamic Traffic Assignment model | Yi-Min Huang, Auckland Forecasting Centre
  • 14:30 – 14:55:
    Roundtable discussion – Large-scale dynamic models: expectations and challenges | Auckland Forecasting Centre, Tauranga City Council / Western Bay of Plenty District Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council

14:55 – 15:25: Afternoon tea

  • 15:25 – 15:50:
    Sydney CBD and South East Light Rail Aimsun Next Hybrid Model | Timothy Lim, Regional Head of PS at Aimsun
  • 15:50 – 16:15:
    Automating the editing of traffic management actions in Aimsun Next | Tony Wicker, Stantec New Zealand
  • 16:15 – 16:40:
    Forecasting challenges | Caleb Deverell and Ling Hoong, Beca New Zealand
  • 16:40 – 17:10:
    Open floor discussion: product feedback and comments for the Aimsun team

17:30 – 19:30: Drinks and canapés – Soul Bar & Bistro



Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour
21 Viaduct Harbour Avenue
1010 Auckland
New Zealand



The meeting will be followed by an Aimsun training course, on February 20th.

Training Agenda

Modelling CAVs

Car-following parameters

Lane-changing parameters

Gap-acceptance parameters

Car-following model for ACC and CACC

The four-step model

Trip generation

Trip distribution

Modal Split

Static public transport assignment


To reserve your place, please fill out the registration form and send it to as soon as possible.