[ecoop-info] call for POSTDOC Position -- Real-Time & Embedded Systems

Drossopoulou, Sophia s.drossopoulou at imperial.ac.uk
Mon Mar 28 18:53:12 CEST 2016

Application Deadline: 1-Apr-2016
Send to:             jobs at cister-isep.info<mailto:jobs at cister-isep.info>
Reference:            DEWI/BID/02/16

The CISTER Research Center, located in Porto, Portugal, an international reference in the area of real-time and embedded computer systems, is opening one Postdoc position in the area of distributed embedded systems and Internet of Things. This position aims at a commitment of up to 3 years. The net salary may progress, depending on the merits of the candidate, from 18K up to 23K Euros per year. Other benefits include coverage of social security and 24 days of paid vacation.

The selected candidate will support the research activities in the area of Internet of Things (IoT), Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) and Sensor Networks. The main activities related with this position are:
-Study the applicability of SOA on IoT/CPS automation scenarios
-Specify architectures for IoT/CPS automation scenarios
-Study and specify a generic QoS architecture and algorithms to support different types of QoS requirements in IoT/CPS automation scenarios
-Produce and disseminate scientific work
Parallel to these activities, research work should be carried out in close cooperation with some of CISTER Associate Researchers like Eduardo Tovar, Luis Lino Ferreira, Anis Koubaa and Luis Miguel Pinho, as also with CISTER’s PhD students. The main objective is to establishing a strong publication record within the research area.
Other activities may include the collaboration in the submission of research proposals for national/international grants and the coordination of small organizational efforts.

The candidate must fulfill the majority of the following requirements: PhD degree in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering or related fields; good record of impactful publications in reference venues and journals related to the area; willingness to commit to a 2-3 years strategic development plan; ability to work in team and motivate others; fluency in written and spoken English.
It is also expected that the candidate has previous experience in working in some of the following areas: distributed embedded systems, IoT or IIoT, industrial informatics, real-time systems, communication protocols (like REST, COAP, XMPP, MQTT, etc), ICT for smart grids, wireless sensor networks and project management.

CISTER Background:
During the last 15 years CISTER has been constantly involved in projects in the wide area of distributed systems and real-time systems. Particularly, CISTER has provided advances in architectures for distributed embedded real-time systems, real-time wireless sensor networks, cyber-physical systems and middlewares for embedded systems.
CISTER has participated in several Networks of Excellence in these areas, such as ArtistDesign and CONET. The first was a series of NoE focusing on the design of embedded systems and the latter was a NoE specifically targeting the study of cooperating objects, supported by WSN. We are also part of the CMU-Portugal Program which aims at creating top level and internationally recognized education and research programs in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).
CISTER has been consistently involved in international R&D collaborative projects in the topics.
For WSN, examples are the RFieldbus project where we developed one of the first viable solutions for industrial wireless communications; EMMON, where we deployed the largest wireless sensor network at the time, SENODS, where we designed and implemented a WSN capable of monitoring the environmental parameters in a data center; SmartSkin, with the proposal of the XDense concept to enable high sampling rate applications and high density WSN deployments, and the ongoing DEWI project, a multinational effort towards the development of wireless seamless connectivity and interoperability in aeronautics, automotive, rail and building automation..
For IoT, the ENCOURAGE project aimed at the design and development of a middleware solution which allowed the integration of field devices with high level intelligent application for  energy optimization in buildings , the Arrowhead project aims at the study and development of a SOA-based and interoperable architecture for IoT automation , while the main objective of MANTIS is to develop a CPS/IoT based Service Platform Architecture enabling Collaborative Maintenance Ecosystems and Energware we focus on a FIWARE system to support the connection of an energy-monitoring infrastructure with serious games for energy reduction awareness.
CISTER also participated in several projects in order areas, as also on fundamental research projects which have been mostly financed by the Portuguese research agency, details on these projects are available on CISTER’s website.
In the last years CISTER has also organized, with success, several important conferences in the area, namely: EWSN2015, SIES2013, ECRTS2011, ECRTS2003 as well as others in different fields. CISTER’s members usually participate on the organization of other renowned international conferences as General Chair, Program Chair, member of the Program Committee or Reviewer, examples of those conferences are: RTAS, SEUS, RTN, RTSS, EMSOFT, IPSN, ECRTS, etc.
It is also important to refer that CISTER has very close links with some of the most important Portuguese and International companies in these areas, like Critical Software, Portugal Telecom, Siemens, Airbus, Embraer, EFACEC, with whom we are regularly involved in projects and project proposals.

The selection process of the candidates will be conducted by a committee of senior members of CISTER, in consultation with the Academic & Industrial Advisory Boards of CISTER. To get further insight on ongoing research activities and projects, please refer to CISTER website.
The application must include a motivation letter (research statement), transcripts and a detailed CV, and should be addressed to the email JOBS at cister-isep.info<mailto:JOBS at cister-isep.info>, until 01/APR/2016. Indicate “ref. DEWI/BID/02/16” as email subject.

Prof. Luis Lino Ferreira
Research Associate, CISTER Research Unit
e-mail: llf at isep.ipp.pt<mailto:llf at isep.ipp.pt>

Luis Lino Ferreira
Professor Adjunto

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