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SINTEF Multi-Agent Discrete Event Simulator

SINTEF Multi-Agent Discrete Event Simulator

SIMADES - a simulator for decision support, validation, testing, training and education.

About the SIMADES simulator

SIMADES is a discrete event simulator developed by the optimisation group at SINTEF DIGITAL. It is based on an agent-based modelling approach that makes it easily configurable to multiple application domains. SIMADES can be used in various industries for strategic and tactical decision support, testing, training and education.


  • Evaluation of road design
  • Design of bus terminals
  • Optimisation of traffic signal control scheme
  • Optimisation of harbour logistics


  • Fast time simulation of air-side operations at airports
  • Real-time simulation for training of air traffic controllers

Health care

  • Design of hospital layouts

Supply chains and logistics

  • Supply chain design


SIMADES FOR traffic simulation

SIMADES is easily applicable for microsimulation of road traffic. In 2015 the simulator was used in a project where we modelled the road traffic in the Bjørvika area of Oslo. Our simulation study verified the changes necessary to achieve a significant increase of capacity for rail replacement buses. Below is a video showing some excerpts from the simulation runs and a news article (in Norwegian) about the project.

Examples of animated displays of traffic microsimulation
Examples of animated displays of traffic microsimulation
Senior Research Scientist