Simulating mobility

Congested roads and polluted cities are major challenges of contemporary societies. Several measures have been debated or even implemented, to restrict traffic and to reduce emissions. Agent-based models, encompassing the social logic of decision-making, help to better understand mobility patterns and transportation systems. Furthermore, simulation experiments are a suitable means to analyse the impact of political interventions, e.g. to make the transportation system more sustainable.


Call for Papers

We look for contributions covering the following issues:

  • Modelling individual decision-making
  • Modelling agent types and mobility patterns
  • Modelling intermodal transportation chains
  • Modelling new modes of transport (e.g. mobility-as-a-service)
  • Policy options for controlling transportation systems
  • Governance of sustainable transitions in mobility
  • Results of simulation experiments, e.g. on ecological impacts of various policy interventions
  • Case studies



We welcome the submission of extended abstracts (3 - 4 pages; short oral presentation) and full papers (max. 12 pages, long oral presentation). All work must be original, i.e. must not have appeared in conference proceedings, books, or journals and may not be under review for other archival conferences, books, or journals.

Important Dates

Submission of extended abstracts (3-4 pages) or full papers (max. 12 pages): 30 April 2019
Notification of Acceptance: 24 June 2019
Final Version Submission: 11 July 2019


  • Johannes Weyer (TU Dortmund)
  • Kay Cepera (TU Dortmund)
  • Julius Konrad (TU Dortmund)

Keywords: agent-based modelling, mobility, transportation, sustainability, transition