OMNeT++ Community Summit 2019

Successor of the International Workshop on OMNeT++

Hamburg University of Technology – Germany – September 04-06


The sixth OMNeT++ Community Summit will be held at the Hamburg University of Technology from Wednesday to Friday, September 04-06, 2019.

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 five Summits in Hamburg, Zurich, Brno, Bremen, and Pisa 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 2019 event continues to expand the idea of a yearly community summit by explicitly addressing the interaction through tutorials, panels and coding sessions. Additionally, there will be the possibility to submit scientific contributions which will be reviewed and (depending on their acceptance) be published.

OMNeT Community Summit 2019

Port of Hamburg (© Icy mirror)
Hamburg Alster from above (© Reinhard Kraasch)
Hamburg Town Hall at Dusk (© 'o' wie obacht)


The OMNeT++ Community Summit is sponsored. No registration fees will be applied.

Registration for the OMNeT++ Community Summit is open now.
Please register on the summit's Eventbrite website!

Eventbrite - OMNeT++ Community Summit 2019
Deadline: 28.08.2019 23:59


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.

04. September 2019

The hackathon will take place at the Hamburg University of Technology, in building D room D2.022.
Please follow the OMNeT++ Hackathon signs.
09:00 - 09:30 Registration
09:30 - 18:00 Program will be announced soon!


The OMNeT++ Summit intends to be a lively event with a lot of discussions. A wide range of presentations and interactive sessions regarding specific topics will be held. There will be enough time to discuss about the different parts of OMNeT++ and related simulation and modeling questions.

05. September 2019

All sessions will take place at the Hamburg University of Technology, in building D room D2.022.
Please follow the OMNeT++ Community Summit signs.
09:00 - 09:15 Registration
09:00 - 16:30 OMNeT++ Summit Program (to be announced)
17:30 - 22:00 Free walking tour in Hamburg

Summit Dinner (self-paid)
Venue: Block Bräu GmbH
St. Pauli Landungsbrücken 3
20359 Hamburg

06. September 2019

All sessions will take place at the Hamburg University of Technology, in building D room D2.022.
Please follow the OMNeT++ Community Summit signs.
09:00 - 13:00 OMNeT++ Summit Program (to be announced)


The 6th OMNeT++ Community Summit will take place at the Hamburg University of Technology in Germany.

On-Site Location:

Hamburg University of Technology - Building D, Room D2.022

Am Schwarzenberg-Campus 4, 21073 Hamburg

Campus Map

OpenStreetMap Link

Google Maps Link

Accommodation Information

All of the following hotels are within walking distance of the summit venue and have a good rating:

B&B Hotel Hamburg-Harburg
Theodor-Yorck-Straße 1
21079 Hamburg

Altstadthotel Harburg
Neue Straße 61
21073 Hamburg

Apartment Hotel am Sand
Sand 21 / Hölertwiete 14
21073 Hamburg

Hotel Panorama Hamburg-Harburg ★★★★
Harburger Ring 8-10
21073 Hamburg

For additional hotels, please check for instance and search for Hamburg-Harburg.

Hamburg City Information

With more than 1.8 million people, the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany. The port of Hamburg is the third largest port in Europe. Hamburg's many streams, rivers and canals are crossed by over 2300 bridges, more than London, Amsterdam and Venice put together. The city is a major tourist destination for both domestic and overseas visitors; it was ranked 10th in the world for liveability in 2017. The average temperature in September is around 18°C.

Major tourist attractions:

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

  • Elbphilharmonie and HafenCity
  • Hamburg Harbour
  • Cityhall
  • Reeperbahn
  • Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg (largest model railway in the world)
  • ... and many more ...

Social Event

If you are interested to see more of Hamburg, take part in this year's Social Event - a free walking tour through Hamburg. We stroll through the old elbtunnel, visit the "Landungsbrücken" and enjoy the view over Hamburg and the Elbe from the Elbphilharmonie. No costs apply for this event.

Travel Information

If you plan to arrive by plane:

  • The Hamburg Airport (IATA: HAM) is well connected. From the airport (both Terminals), the S-Bahn S1 takes you in about 20 minutes to Hamburg Central Station ("Hauptbahnhof"). From here, follow the instructions on the right From Hamburg Central Station.
If you plan to arrive by train:

  • From Hamburg Central Station:
    From Hamburg Central Station ("Hauptbahnhof") take the S-Bahn S3 or S31 towards Harburg-Rathaus, Neugraben, Buxtehude or Stade and get off at Harburg-Rathaus (NOT Hamburg-Harburg). The TUHH is within walking distance (~10 minutes) of Harburg-Rathaus and can be reached by following "Schwarzenbergstraße" up to the bus stop "Kasernenstraße (TU Hamburg)". Alternatively, you can take the Bus 142 with direction "AK Harburg" or "Hans-Dewitz-Ring" and get off at the first stop "Kasernenstraße (TU Hamburg)". Cross the street and pass the big red building (University main building) on the right. Building D is the building on the left of the ramp.
  • From Hamburg-Harburg Station:
    Some high-speed trains (ICE) also stop at Hamburg-Harburg station. From Hamburg-Harburg take the bus 142 direction "AK Harburg" or "Hans-Dewitz-Ring" and alight at "Kasernenstraße (TU Hamburg)". Cross the street and pass the big red building (University main building) on the right. Building D is the building left of the ramp.
If you plan to arrive by car:

  • The address of the Hamburg University of Technology is "Am-Schwarzenberg-Campus 1, 21073 Hamburg". For older navigation systems, use the old designation "Schwarzenbergstraße 93, 21073 Hamburg" instead. Parking space is limited in this area, but there is a subterranean garage on the campus ("Denickestraße 22, 21073 Hamburg" / 3€ per day). For more information refer here.
If you plan to arrive by bus:

  • Coach services are available from various European destinations. The long-distance coaches stop at the Hamburg Central Bus Station (ZOB Hamburg) right next to the Central Station ("Hauptbahnhof"). Head over to the Central Station and follow the instructions on the left From Hamburg Central Station.


Founding Chair
  • Andras Varga (OpenSim Kft.)

Local Summit Organizers
Technical Program Organizers

Hackathon Organizers
Publicity Organizer
  • Florian Meyer (Hamburg University of Technology, Germany)
  • Kyeong Soo (Joseph) Kim (Xi'an Jiaotong–Liverpool University, China)
  • Minette Zongo Meyo (University of Ngaoundèrè, Cameroon)

In case you want to contact the organizers, feel free to write an e-mail to: omnetsummit2019 [at] easychair [dot] org.


The OMNeT++ Community Summit 2019 is sponsored together by the Institute of Communication Networks and the Institute of Telematics at Hamburg University of Technology. No registration fees will apply.

Institute of Communication Networks
Institute of Telematics