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)


With over 30 on-site participants, one day of Hackathon and two days of high-class presentations, tutorials, demonstrations, and discussions, the sixth OMNeT++ Community Summit served as yet another excellent community get-together. We would like to express our gratitude to all people involved in the organization of the event and to all presenters and attendees. Below you find impressions from the sixth 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.

Accepted Hackathon Projects
•   Team:
•   Title:

Doganalp Ergenc ̧(University of Hamburg)
MACsec Implementation for OMNeT++ MACsec is a layer 2 (L2) security suite that provides (optional) confidentiality, in- tegrity, and origin authenticity transparently in a protocol-agnostic manner [1]. It is already included to Linux kernel code and getting more popular among off-the-shelf switches [2]. This project aims to evaluate its adaptability for programmable networks to establish L2 security in a dynamically- and automatically-configurable manner.

•   Team:

•   Title:

Vladimír Vesely (Brno University of Technology)
Marcel Marek (University of Oslo)
Kamil Jeřábek (Brno University of Technology)

BGPv4 and OSPFv3 Integration into INET4 We at ANSA would be interested in discussing our ongoing efforts to extend INET with our latest contributions – namely new OSPFv3 and revised BGPv4 simulation models. These works have been done in the frame of two master theses at Brno University of Technology. OSPFv3 and BGPv4 involve fairly large source base that is hard to reverse back to separate GIT commits. Hence, we would like to clarify “INET contribution best-practices” for any contributions of similar magnitude. Moreover, we would like to outline our development roadmap (Multiple STP, LISP) for the next academic year and coordinate overlaps with INET4.

•   Team:
•   Title:

Philipp Meyer, Franz Korf (Hamburg University of Applied Sciences)
Porting of Core4INET to INET 4.x Because of the interest of the OMNeT team in porting CoRE4INET to INET 4.x, we want to discuss the tasks, problems, and chances of porting CoRE4INET. To support the discussion, Philipp Meyer and Franz Korf will introduce the basics of the CoRE4INET implementation, abstraction, and use-case. A perfect result would be coding patterns for the port.

•   Team:
•   Title:

Christoph Sommer (Paderborn University)
Veins Newcomers Hackathon Work focuses on making Veins more accessible to new students and researchers. Work items will be dependency management, static code analysis, and result recording.

•   Team:
•   Title:

Leo Krüger (Hamburg University of Technology
Simulation of Interference in Heterogeneous (WLAN vs 802.15.4) and Homogeneous (802.15.4 vs 802.15.4) Systemsi

•   Team:
•   Title:

Kyeong Soo Kim (Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University)
Hybrid WSN Simulation based on Cooja and OMNeT++ Scalability is one of the major aspects for any WSN architecture and protocol, which is to be investigated under a realistic environment. Most of the WSN researches nowadays are conducted with a real testbed, but it has limitations in the number of nodes and time & cost for their deployment and management. Simulation-based WSN study, on the other hand, has no such limitations and can easily support up to hundreds of nodes. One major downside of the simulation-based study, however, is that we need to maintain two different sets of code, one for a testbed and the other for a simulator. In this project, therefore, we are to explore another approach of hybrid WSN simulation based on Cooja and OMNeT++, which allows the use of existing WSN code for a real testbed without any modification through Cooja emualtor and provides the benefits of higher flexibility in network configurations and plenty of channel and mobility models from OMNeT++ simulator.

•   Team:
•   Title:

Jens Dede (University of Bremen)
Understanding the Simulation Flow: From OMNeT++ to Usable Graphs Using Pandas For our simulations, we are running multiple simulations in OMNeT++ using opp_runall, export the sca and vec files to csv and analyze them using Pandas. In this hackathon, we would like to share our experiences and discuss inconsistencies and caveats in the documentation, provided tools and the overall flow with the core programmers.

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 - 10:15 Introduction by the organizers and the core team
Short Introduction by each team (1 slide showing the project statement)
10:15 - 11:30 Work in Teams
11:30 - 12:00 Coffee Break / Decide on a Pizza
12:00 - 13:00 Work in Teams
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break (Pizza, self-paid)
14:00 - 17:30 Work in Teams
19:00 - 23:00 Organising commitee - discussion and dinner


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.

Accepted conversTations
  1.  Towards 5G Intrusion Detection Scenarios with OMNeT++   [PDF]
      - Katina Kralevska, Michele Garau, Mathias Førland and Danilo Gligoroski -
  2.  Evaluating Modern Data Centre Transport Protocol in OMNeT++/INET: NDP   [PDF]
      - Mohammed Alasmar and George Parisis -
  3.  DoS Protection through Credit Based Metering - Simulation Based Evaluation for Time-Sensitive Networking in Cars   [PDF]
      - Philipp Meyer, Timo Häckel, Franz Korf and Thomas Schmidt -
  4.  SDN4CoRE: A Simulation Model for Software-Defined Networking for Communication over Real-Time Ethernet   [PDF]
      - Timo Häckel, Philipp Meyer, Franz Korf and Thomas Schmidt -
  5.  Simulation Speedup in OMNeT++ Using Contact Traces   [PDF]
      - Thenuka Karunathilake, Asanga Udugama and Anna Förster -
  6.  Everything You Always Wanted to Know About BGPv4 in OMNeT++ But Were Afraid to Ask   [PDF]
      - Vladimir Vesely, Marcel Marek and Kamil Jerabek -
  7.  Performance Evaluation of Automated Guided Vehicles: Use Case of using OMNeT++ in a Master's Thesis   [PDF]
      - Kaushik Hariharanagarajan, Leo Krüger, Koojana Kuladinithi and Andreas Timm-Giel -
  8.  Towards a Bidirectional Coupling of Pedestrian Dynamics and Mobile Communication Simulation   [PDF]
      - Stefan Schuhbäck, Nico Daßler, Lars Wischhof and Gerta Köster -
  9.  Improved Multidimensional Signal Representation in the INET Physical Layer   [PDF]
      - Levente Mészáros -
  10. The practice of Pandas-based result analysis in the OMNeT++ IDE
      - Attila Török -

The order of the conversTation topics in the following schedule (e.g. Paper: A, B, C) corresponds to table 1 to 3 (e.g. table 1 - > A, table 2 -> B, table 3 -> C).

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 - 09:30 Registration and Welcome
conversTation Assignment
9:30 - 10:15 conversTation 1   (Paper: A, B, C)
10:15 - 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:15 conversTation 2   (Paper: I, D, E)
11:15 - 12:00 conversTation 3   (Paper: F, J, G)
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:00 Keynote
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd-Christian Renner (Hamburg University of Technology - Institute smartPORT)
Underwater Communication and Localization for Sensor Networks and Robotics The keynote gives an insight into the latest advances in underwater communication and localization and provides a critical discussion on the evaluation of underwater networks in practice and simulation.
14:00 - 14:30 Coffee Break
14:30 - 15:15 conversTation 4   (Paper: I, H, A)
15:15 - 16:00 conversTation 5   (Paper: B, J, E)
16:30 Free walking tour in Hamburg
19:30 - 23:00 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.
9:00 - 9:15 conversTation Assignment
9:15 - 10:00 conversTation 6   (Paper: D, F)
10:00 - 10:45 conversTation 7   (Paper: G, C, H)
10:45 - 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 - 12:00 Community Development
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch


Prof. Dr. Bernd-Christian Renner is currently a junior professor (assistant professor) and head of the independent research group smartPORT at Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) since April 2016. He studied Computer Science and Engineering at TUHH and received his Diploma degree (Dipl.-Ing.) in 2008. His doctoral studies were at the Institute of Telematics at TUHH from 2008 until 2012, from where he received his Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) in 2013. From 2012 to 2016, he worked as a lecturer and post doctoral researcher at the Institute of Computer Engineering of the University of Lübeck.

His research interests include applications of networked sensing and embedded systems, particularly aiming at energy harvesting and networking aspects, and mobile underwater swarm robotics with a special focus on underwater acoustic communication and localization. In these domains, he covers theoretical, algorithmic, and practical aspects, ranging from computer science over applied mathematics to electronics.

Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Bernd-Christian Renner

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd-Christian Renner

Junior professor and head of the
independent research group smartPORT
at Hamburg University of Technology.


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