The FORA ETN was specifically created to boost your research career; read here about the benefits. See below which PhD positions are still open.

  • Earliest start date: Oct. 1st, 2017.
  • Latest start date: April 1st, 2018.

You will be hired with an employment contract at the host institutions (thus covered by the social security scheme of the host country) and, upon successful graduation, will be awarded a PhD degree from the university where you are enrolled for the PhD studies.

The salary before tax is composed of: Living allowance €3,110 per month (€37,320/year),  Mobility allowance €600 per month, and a Family Allowance of €500 per month. The family status of a researcher will be determined at the date of their (first) recruitment. For details, see Section 5 of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions – Innovative Training Networks (ITN) Guide.

You will be part of the FORA team of 15 PhD students and their advisors doing multidisciplinary research. We’re looking for people with a wide variety of backgrounds: on computer science (algorithms), software engineering (Cloud Computing, service-oriented computing, middleware, distributed systems), computer engineering (hardware design and computer architecture) and industrial automation and control (distributed automation, robotics, control algorithms), as well as data science (machine learning). Read about the planned research in FORA. Each position lists its own specific requirements, besides the general mandatory requirements.

(Looking for a postdoc position related to the FORA topics? Please contact the FORA coordinator, Prof. Paul Pop,

1Fog Node: virtualization and wired communicationTTTechAustriafilled
2Resource separation mechanisms for Fog NodesTUKLGermanyfilled
3Open source Fog Node: hardware support for virtualizationDTUDenmarkfilled
4Timely and ultra-reliable wireless communications for mobile Fog networksMDHSwedenfilled
5Dependability Services for Fog Computing InfrastructureMDHSwedenfilled
6Distributed Fog MiddlewareTU ViennaAustriafilled
7Machine interoperability: OPC UA/DDS GatewayTU ViennaAustriafilled
8Fog configuration for critical control applicationsDTUDenmarkfilled
9Resource management for dependable industrial applicationsMDHSwedenfilled
10Quality of Service aware Resource Provisioning in Edge ComputingTU ViennaAustriafilled
11Fog Computing SecurityDTUDenmarkfilled
12Virtualization-based continuous monitoring services for securitySYSGOGermanyfilled
13Safety assurance of Fog-based industrial systemsMDHSwedenfilled
14Distributed real-time operational data analyticsDTUDenmarkfilled
15Microservices-based app modeling and developmentABBSwedenfilled