STSM – PERIOD 2014-2015

Results 2014-2015

The table below shows a list of the STSM grants allocated in NESUS COST Action in the first grant period.


Dr. Pilar Gonzalez-FerezIncreasing data locality by placing storage devices in servers2,3,5Department of Computer Engineering and Technology, University of Murcia (ES)Prof. Angelos BilasICS at Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH), of Heraklion, Crete (EL)
Mr. Hamid Arabnejad Simulation of workflow scheduling algorithms for grids and clouds2Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto (PT)Prof. Radu ProdanInstitute for Computer Science - University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck (AT)
Dr. Anna Queralt Integrating conflict-free replicated data types in dataclay to achieve strong eventual consistency4Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Barcelona (ES)Dr. Ali ShokerHASLab/INESC TEC & University of Minho of Braga, Potugal (PT)
Dr. Krzysztof Rojek Methods for performance evaluation and power management in the stencil-based applications on GPUs2Czestochowa University of Technology,Czestochowa (PL)Prof. Leonel SousaTechnical University of Lisabon (PT)
Mr. Pooyan Jamshidi Applying classical control theory to enable self-adaptations of Cloud applications2Dublin City University, Dublin (IE)Dr. Ivona BrandicVienna University of Technology, Institute for Software Technology and Interactive Systems, Vienna (AT)
Dr. Svetislav Momcilovic Massive video processing on distributed and Cloud environments4,5,6INESC-ID,Lisbon (PT)Prof. Ivan MilentijevicFaculty of Electronic Engineering, University of Nis (RS)
Mr. Drazen Lucanin Energy-aware Cloud Management5University of Technology,Vienna (AT)Dr. Rizos Sakellariou University of Manchester,Manchester (UK)
Mr. Gabriel GonzálezNew simulation techniques for multicloud systems2,3,5University Carlos III of Madrid (ES)Prof Dana PetcuInstitute e-Austria, Timisoara (RO)
Mr. J. A. Rico GallegoPerformance Modeling of Algorithms2University of Extremadura, Cáceres (ES)Dr. Alexey LastovetskyUniversity of Dublin, Dublin (IE)
Dr. Lukasz SzustakTowards efficient decomposition and scheduling of MPDATA stencil computations on Intel MIC clusters6Czestochowa University of Technology, Czestochowa (PL) Dr. Alexey LastovetskyUniversity of Dublin, Dublin (IE)
Dr. Javier G. BlasExploiting data locality in scientic workflows using Hercules2University Carlos III of Madrid (ES)Prof. Thomas LudwigDKRZ, Hamburg (DE)
Dr. Davor DavidovicScalable out-of-core eigensolvers for hybrid clusters with graphics accelerators2,6Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Zagreb (HR)Mr. Enrique S. Quintana-OrtiUniversity Jaume I, Castellon de la Plana (ES)
Dr. Atanas HristovResource management optimization in multi-core and multi-machine platforms2University of Information Science and Technology St. Paul the Apostle, Ohrid (MK)Prof. Pierre KuonenUniversity of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland, Fribourg (CH)
Dr. Georgios StavrinidesEnergy-aware scheduling for complex jobs with time constraints2,5Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (EL)Prof. Jesus CarreteroUniversity Carlos III of Madrid (ES)
Dr. Anita SobeCost model for energy-aware virtualized environments5University of Neuchatel (CH)Dr. Anne-Cecile OrgerieIRISA, Rennes (FR)
Mr. Francisco Rodrigo DuroExploiting data locality in cloud I/O-bounded workflows using Memcached4University Carlos III of Madrid (ES)Prof. Domenico TaliaUniversity of Calabria, Rende (IT)
Mr. Nicolas DenoyelleParallel applications and platforms modeling2INRIA, Talence (FR)Prof. Leonel SousaINESC ID, Lisboa (PT)
Pr. Bogdan ZavalnijParallel HPC for discrete and combinatorial optimization problems6University of Pecs (HU)Dr. Roman TrobecJozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana (SI)
Ms. Violaine VillebonnetEnergy monitoring and modeling for hybrid infrastructure5INRIA ENS Lyon, Lyon (FR)Dr. Vicente BlancoUniversity of La Laguna, Tenerife (ES)
Dr. Joel GuerreroSupercomputing for optimal design5,6University of Genova, Genova (IT)Dr. Benson MuiteInstitute of Computer Science, University of Tartu, Tartu (EE)
Mr. Simon HolmbackaEnergy model for cloud based simulator5Abo Akademi University, Turku (FI)Dr. Ivona BrandicVienna University of Technology, Institute for Software Technology and Interactive Systems, Vienna (AT)
Ms. Ilia PetriEnergy-aware Cloud Control for Performance-based Pricing5University of Manchester,Manchester (UK)Dr. Ivona BrandicVienna University of Technology, Institute for Software Technology and Interactive Systems, Vienna (AT)
Mr. Alejandro Acosta DíazGraphOptHPC: Large scale parallel HPC of discrete and combinatorial optimization problems2University of La Laguna, Tenerife (ES)Mr. Frederic DesprezInria Grenoble Rhône-Alpes, Grenoble (FR)


Call 2014-2015

From July 1, 2014 IC1305 NESUS is open for receiving STSM applications. We plan to fund 15 STSMs over a period of one year. The maximum planned funding per STSM is €1500 provided that the visit is at least 15 days. It could be reduced if less. Please note that the financial support available via this scheme is a contribution to the travel and subsistence cost of a STSM and may not necessarily cover all the costs.

Funding will be allocated according to the following criteria:

  1. The Applicant should be engaged in a research programme as a post-graduate student, postdoctoral fellow or be employed in an institution in a NESUS member country.
  2. Each application has to be submitted together with an agreement from the host institution. The Applicants are responsible for obtaining the agreement PRIOR to submitting the application.
  3. The research subject of the STSM must be relevant for NESUS.
  4. The Applicant and its host must be from two different NESUS member countries.
  5. STSM funding is a contribution towards travel and subsistence costs, and cannot be used as a salary.
  6. The duration of a standard STSM should be minimum 5 working days and maximum 90 days.
  7. All STSMs need to be carried out within their entirety within a single grant period and within the Action’s lifetime.
  8. Geographical and gender balance issues will be taken into consideration.
  9. Applications from ESR will be favored. (ESR stands for ‘Early Stage Researchers’, i.e. researchers with PhDs + up to 8 years of research experience.)

Application Procedure

The procedure concerning STSM is governed by the COST Vademecum, in particular, Chapter 6.
The on-line registration tool will issue a formal STSM application that has to be downloaded and sent by the Applicant electronically (via e-mail as an attachment) together with other necessary documents that the Applicant may regard as helpful in supporting the application during the evaluation process (such as CV, list of publications, motivation letter, detailed workplan, statement of how the proposed STSM contributes to the aims of the NESUS Action, letter of support from the home institute, etc.) to
– the contact person of the STSM Host institution and to
– the STSM coordinator, Dr. Maya Neytcheva (maya.neytcheva ‘at’
with the subject “IC1305 NESUS– STSM Application – <applicant’s name>”.

It is important to include a motivation letter stating how the STSM workplan is related to NESUS Action and the working group that is more closely related to the application proposal.

Application Report

  1. After the STSM, applicants will have to produce a 2 pages report and a short text for the newsletter.

Application Deadline

During the first year of the NESUS Action STSM applications will be received continuously, up to March 31, 2015.