The MATSim Book

The MATSim Book is the official reference and user documentation for MATSim.

Topics Covered

The book is diveded into four parts, covering a broad range of topics on more than 600 pages:

  • Part I is an introduction on how to use MATSim, using only the functionality that MATSim brings out-of-the-box.
  • Part II first explains the different data sets needed to run MATSim, and then introduces a number of extensions which add additional functionality to MATSim.
  • Part III provides a lot of insight into the theoretical background of MATSim.
  • Part IV finally presents over 40 use cases from around the world where MATSim was or still is used.



Edition 2016

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Edition "Work in Progress"

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  The book is published and available unter the CC-BY 4.0 license.


Preferred Citation

Horni, A., Nagel, K. and Axhausen, K.W. (eds.) 2016 The Multi-Agent Transport Simulation MATSim. London: Ubiquity Press. DOI: License: CC-BY 4.0



If you use MATSim and write a scientific paper about it, please cite the book as reference to MATSim.