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.

Deadline Extension:
July 15th, 2019
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++ 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" (pending agreement). The submission copyright is retained by the authors.
  • Short abstracts (up to 3 pages) provide overviews 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. The copyright for submissions is retained by the authors.
  • Proposals for tutorials, demonstrations, coding sessions, discussion panels, and other interactive community activities 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.

Submission Deadline: July 1st, 2019
Extended Deadline: July 15th, 2019
Author Notification: August 16th, 2019
Camera-Ready Submission: August 30th, 2019

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


After the great success of the first Hackathon in Pisa last year, a similiar Hackathon is again going to be organized together with this year's 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:

  • port an existing codebase to recent versions of OMNeT++ / INET;
  • introduce regression tests (i.e., fingerprint testing);
  • add "project features" support if needed (for large projects);
  • add visualization (e.g., using figures, layers, 3D visualization);
  • discuss the practice of simulation result collection and analysis;
  • discuss interoperability and OMNeT++ development roadmaps;
  • include new features of INET 4.x;
  • hands-on problem solving (e.g., improving scalability);
  • set up continuous integration (e.g., Travis);
  • improve certain aspects of existing simulation models;
  • improve interoperability with other frameworks;
Hackathon Proposal Deadline: August 10th, 2019
Hackathon Date: September 04-05, 2019


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" (pending agreement). 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.

Submission Deadline: July 1st, 2019
Extended Deadline: July 15th, 2019


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