OMNeT++ Community Summit 2018

Successor of the International Workshop on OMNeT++

University of Pisa – Italy – September 05-07


The fifth OMNeT++ Community Summit will be held at the University of Pisa in Italy from Wednesday to Friday, September 05-07, 2018.

OMNeT++ is a public-source, component-based, modular and open-architecture simulation environment with strong GUI support and an embeddable simulation kernel. It is designed to simulate discrete event systems, with the simulation of communication networks as one of its primary application areas.

In continuation of the history of the International Workshop on OMNeT++ and four very successful editions of its reincarnation, the OMNeT++ Community Summit, we continue to hold a yearly open meeting for all OMNeT++ community members with less costs and more interaction possibilities. The Community Summit provides a forum for tutorials, discussion sessions and presentations on recent developments and novel ideas in the area of simulation and modeling, with a focus on the OMNeT++ simulation environment.

The first four Summits in Hamburg, Zurich, Brno, and Bremen were huge successes with lively discussions, keynotes, tutorials, panels, presentations, and demonstrations of ongoing and finalized research covering many aspects of OMNeT++-related research. The 2018 event continues to expand the idea of a yearly community summit by explicitly addressing the interaction through tutorials, panels, and coding sessions with the introduction of the Hackathon format for the first time in the history of OMNeT++-related events. The OMNeT++ hackathon provides the chance for developers of simulation models and frameworks to consult OMNeT++ core developers and fellow framework developers. We also re-introduce the possibility to submit scientific contributions which will be reviewed by the TPC and (depending on their acceptance) be published in the indexed open access journal "EPiC Series in Computing" (ISSN: 2398-7340).

Dates and Deadlines
June 29, 2018 (ext.)
July 16, 2018 (ext.)
August 10, 2018
August 24, 2018
August 10, 2018
September 5/6, 2018
September 6/7, 2018

Duomo, the medieval cathedral of the Archdiocese of Pisa (© Saffron Blaze @ Wikimedia)
Palazzo della Carovana, Pisa, Italy (© Lucarelli @ Wikimedia)
Pisa - Museo delle Sinopie (© Geobia @ Wikimedia)


For the first time in the history of OMNeT++-related events, we are going to organize a "Hackathon" together with the OMNeT++ Community Summit.

The hackathon gives developers of simulation models and simulation frameworks the chance to consult and team-up with the OMNeT++ core developer team and fellow framework developers, in order to improve the quality and interoperability of simulation models and frameworks and to work on topics proposed by the developers themselves. Participants and topics will be selected based on prior written project proposals.

Exemplary topics for hackathon projects could be:

  • hands-on problem solving (e.g., improving scalability);
  • introducing regression tests (i.e., fingerprint testing);
  • set up continuous integration (e.g. Travis);
  • add "project features" support if needed (for large projects);
  • improving certain aspects of existing simulation models;
  • add visualization (e.g., using figures, layers, or even 3D visualization);
  • make use of INET features or porting to INET 4.0 in general;
  • improving interoperability with other frameworks;
  • discuss the practice of simulation result collection and analysis;
  • informal discussion of interoperability and OMNeT++ development roadmaps.
Hackathon Proposal Deadline: August 10, 2018
Hackathon Date: September 5/6, 2018


The OMNeT++ summit unites users, developers, and researchers to discuss applications, developments, and ideas on the topics of integrating simulation models, coupling different simulation tools and providing more accurate and more efficient modeling approaches and simulation models.

We invite researchers and users alike to submit one or more of the following contribution types:

  • Scientific contributions (up to 8 pages) are full research papers that describe ongoing work or finalized results. Full papers that are reviewed and accepted by the TPC and presented at the summit will appear in the summit proceedings that are published in the indexed open access journal "EPiC Series in Computing".
  • Short abstracts (up to 2 pages) provide an overview of a proposed presentation or demonstration. Authors may find this format suitable for design proposals, for preliminary or more narrowly focused work, for case studies, or to highlight OMNeT++-related results in work that has been published elsewhere. Short abstracts will be invited as either a presentation, as a demonstration, or a poster and will be published on the summit website and included in the Zenodo digital repository of the OMNeT++ Community Summit.
  • Proposals for hackathon project ideas can be submitted via e-mail to the organizers.
  • Proposals for interactive community summit activities like tutorials, demonstrations, and discussion panels can be submitted via e-mail to the organizers.

All submissions should be of interest to the OMNeT++ community. We welcome case studies that employ OMNeT++ in the evaluation of systems as well as contributions addressing general questions of OMNeT++-based simulations. For model-centric submissions we ask the author(s) to publicize source code at the time of submission.

All submissions will be checked by the organizers and scientific submissions will be reviewed by the technical program committee. Proposals for individual contributions will be invited depending on the submission type and based on the expected interest for the OMNeT++ community. We provide poster slots for all interested participants.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Design, evaluation, validation of simulation models
  • Simulation credibility and validation
  • Modeling techniques, incl. stochastic and hybrid modeling
  • Comparison or integration with other simulation tools
  • Parallel simulation and simulation control
  • Integration of hardware-specific code
  • Simulative approaches to performance evaluation
  • Cross-layer protocol or system design methodologies
  • Use of discrete event simulation in other domains
  • Result interpretation and analysis
  • Simulation in the loop
  • Industrial applications and practical use cases
  • Experiences on contributions to international standards
    (e.g., IEEE and IETF) and / or patents


Authors are encouraged to submit their tutorial / demo / hackathon/ discussion proposals as well as their scientific contributions describing original, previously unpublished work, not currently under review by another conference or venue, addressing state-of-the-art research and topics as listed. If a submission extends work described in a previous publication of their own, we strongly encourage authors to include a citation to that publication.

Abstracts and scientific submissions must be submitted electronically via EasyChair, all other proposals can be submitted via e-mail to the summit organizers.

Full papers and short abstracts should be prepared with the Easychair EPiC series template, available online. Please prepare your submission with the letter page format and the [EPiC] mode enabled. You can indicate your submission type during the submission process in Easychair (e.g., scientific contribution, tutorial, demonstration).

Scientific contributions accepted by the TPC and presented at the summit will be published in the indexed open access journal "EPiC Series in Computing". All other contributions will be included and indexed in the digital Zenodo repository of the OMNeT++ Community Summit. Copyrights for all contributions (including the EPiC submitted articles) will remain solely with the authors. This allows for a publication of revised versions at other venues.

Register your submission until June 29, 2018.
Submission Deadline is July 16, 2018.


The 5th OMNeT++ Community Summit will take place at the University of Pisa in Italy.

On-Site Location:

School of Engineering - University of Pisa, Largo Lucio Lazzarino, 1, 56122 Pisa.

Campus A - Room Aula Magna Pacinotti

Google Maps Link

Accommodation Information

Information about accommodation options and hotel recommendations will follow soon.

For additional hotels, please check for instance and search for Pisa.

Pisa City Information

Pisa is a city in Tuscany, Italy, with a population of around 100.000 people. The city is located on the west coast of Italy. Well-known for its world famous Leaning Tower, the city is nowadays a student hub with the University of Pisa and its 60.000 students. Pisa collects numerous architectural and artistic marvels throughout the city. Its four historical quarters comprises a UNESCO World Heritage site, a historic town square, and various renowned art and history museums.

Major tourist attractions:

If you would like to spend some additional time in Pisa, you could visit the following sights:

  • Piazza dei Miracoli (UNESCO heritage site with the Leaning Tower)
  • Museo di San Matteo (history and art museum)
  • Piazza dei Cavalieri (historic town square)
  • Botanical garden of the University
  • ... and many more ...

Travel Information

If you plan to arrive by plane:

  • Pisa Galileo Galilei Airport (PSA):
    This airport is the international airport of the city of Pisa and the main airport of the Tuscany region in Italy. It is located just 1 km away from the city center. Various city connections are available via train, bus, or taxi.
    Visit the airport website for more information.
  • Florence Amerigo Vespucci Airport (FLR):
    This airport is located four kilometers from the center of Florence, which can be easily reached by bus. Connections to Pisa are available via train from the Florence/Firenze S.M. Novella station.
    Visit the airport website for more information.
If you plan to arrive by train:

  • The main train station in Pisa is Pisa Centrale, and it is also one of the major railway junctions of Tuscany. It is well connected with the Florence train station with multiple connections per hour.
If you plan to arrive by bus:

  • There are coach services from various European destinations that stop at Florence and partly at Pisa too. Pisa itself has bus connections to all other major Italian cities, partly to Austria, Switzerland, and South-Germany too.


Founding Chair

Local Summit Organizers
Technical Program Organizers

Hackathon Organizers
Publicity Organizer

Technical Program Committee
  • Laura Marie Feeney (Uppsala University, Sweden)
  • Koojana Kuladinithi (Hamburg University of Technology, Germany)
  • Marcel Marek (Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic)
  • Yutaka Matsubara (Nagoya University, Japan)
  • Thi Mai Trang Nguyen (UUPMC - LIP6, France)
  • Christoph Sommer (University of Paderborn, Germany)
  • Mirko Stoffers (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
  • Marco Tiloca (RISE SICS AB, Sweden)

In case you want to contact the organizers, feel free to write an e-mail to: omnetsummit2018 [at] easychair [dot] org.


The OMNeT++ Community Summit 2018 is sponsored. No registration or publication fees will apply.

We would like to thank the Department of Information Engineering (Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione) of the University of Pisa for their support in hosting the 2018 Community Summit.

We would also like to thank Simulcraft Inc. for their sponsorship and support of the 2018 Community Summit.

University of Pisa - Department of Information Engineering