STSM – PERIOD 2015-2016

STSM Results

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


Pilar Gonzalez-Ferez Increasing data locality by placing storage devices in servers 2,3,5 Department of Computer Engineering and Technology, University of Murcia (ES) Prof. Angelos Bilas ICS at Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH), of Heraklion, Crete (EL)
 Atanas Hristov High Performance Algorithms and Tools for Predicting Human Behavior 2 University of Information Science and Technology Prof. Iva Nikolova Technical University of Sofia, Sofia(BG)
Mr Andrei Lapin Cloud Computing for HPC application based on MapReduce framework University of Neuchatel, Neuchatel (CH) Prof. Jesús Carretero Universidad Carlos III of Madrid,Leganes(ES)
Javier Arteaga Development of the EML and SchedMon performance monitoring tools Universidad de La Laguna, San cristobal de la Laguna (ES) Prof. Leonel Sousa Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Lisboa
Ernestas Filatovas Energy efficient strategies for heterogeneous HPC systems when solving optimization problems Vilnius University Institute of Mathematics and Informatics,Vilnius (LT) Prof. Gracia Ester Martín Garzón University of Almería, Almería (ES)
Alberto Cabrera Perez Adapting Heterogeneous systems Energy Consumption to its current workload dynamically Universidad de La Laguna, San cristobal de la Laguna (ES) Dr. Laurent Lefevre École normale supérieure de Lyon, Lyon (FR)
Szustak Lukasz Using the Functional Performance Model to improve efficiency of computations on Intel Xeon Phi Czestochowa University of Technology,Czestochowa(PL) Dr.  Alexey Lastovetsky University College Dublin, Dublin (IE)
Krzysztof Rojek Methods and tools for energy saving in parallel environments 2,5,6 Czestochowa University of Technology,Czestochowa(PL) Dr. Enrique Quintana Depto. de Ingeniería y Ciencia de Computadores Universidad Jaime I, Castellon (ES)
Silvina Caíno-Lores Data-centric cloudification methodologies for scientific computing 1,6 Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Leganes (ES) Dr. Peter Kropf Université de Neuchâtel, Institut d\`Informatique, Neuchâtel(CH)
Thomas Lambert New Methods and Algorithms for Matrix Partitioning on Highly Heterogeneous Parallel Platforms LABRI, Talance (FR) Dr.  Alexey Lastovetsky University College Dublin, Dublin (IE)
Enida Sheme Energy-aware placement algorithms for using renewable energy in Data centers 5 Polytechnic University of Tirana, Tirana (AL) Prof. Jean-Marc Pierson IRIT, University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse (FR)
 André Rodrigues Energy measurement and monitoring 5 University of Porto, Porto (PT) Dr. Laurent  Lefèvre INRIA  Avalon Team, Lyon (FR)
Pedro Alonso Self adaptive workloads in heterogeneous environments 1,2,4,5,6 Universitat Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia (ESP) Dr.  Alexey Lastovetsky University College Dublin, Dublin(IE)
Jose Antonio Belloch On the performance of multi-core embedded platforms applied to audio signal processing 5,6 Universitat Jaume I Depto. de Ingeniería y Ciencia de Computadores, Castellon (ES) Dr. Balazs Bank Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest (HU)
 Igor Piljić Real time video transcoding algorithms, optimized for specific heterogeneous architectures. Faculty of electrical engineering and computing, Zagreb (HR) Prof. Jose Flich Cardo Universitat Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia (ES)



From July 1, 2015 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:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The research subject of the STSM must be relevant for NESUS.
  • The Applicant and its host must be from two different NESUS member countries.
  • STSM funding is a contribution towards travel and subsistence costs, and cannot be used as a salary.
  • The duration of a standard STSM should be minimum 5 working days and maximum 90 days. Visits, longer that two weeks will be given a higher priority.
  • All STSMs need to be carried out within their entirety within a single grant period and within the Action’s lifetime.
  • Geographical and gender balance issues will be taken into consideration.
  • 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 Deadlines

During the second year of the NESUS Action STSM applications will be received continuously, however, decisions for approval will be taken following FIFO order as soon as possible. 




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

After the STSM, applicants will have to produce a report with a minimum of 2 pages (in a .pdf format), a photo and a short report, describing the work and the outcome for the newsletter (in an editable format, such as .doc or .txt). A special attention to the short report should be paid, as the newsletter is disseminated to a broader public.

Reviewing Procedure

Depending on the topics and relations to NESUS work packages, each application is sent to a reviewer, who assess the relevance and the usefulness of the outcome for achieving the aims of the action.