FORA - Fog Computing for Robotics and Industrial Automation is a European Training Network (ETN), which will fund and train 15 PhD candidates in the area of Fog Computing, during the period 2017-2021. Fog Computing, also sometimes called Edge Computing, brings the Cloud "closer to the ground", to the edge of the network.
 
FORA’s research program focuses on: a reference system architecture for Fog Computing; resource management mechanisms and middleware for deploying mixed-criticality applications in the Fog; safety and security assurance; service-oriented application modeling and real-time machine learning.

FORA’s PhD candidates will receive integrated training across key areas (computer science, electrical engineering, control engineering, industrial automation, applied mathematics and data science) necessary to fully realize the potential of Fog Computing for Industry 4.0.
 
The funding comes from European Union’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), which is very competitive, and given only to excellent consortia doing outstanding state-of-the-art research. The consortium is formed of 4 universities and 3 companies from Sweden, Denmark, Austria and Germany, and has associated partners also in Silicon Valley, USA.
 
The partners in the project are: Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Technische Universität Wien (TU Wien), Mälardalen University (MDH), Technical University of Kaiserslautern (TUKL), TTTech, SYSGO and ABB. The associated partners are: Danfoss Power Electronics (DANFOSS), Danish Technological Institute (DTI), UNIBAP, Volvo Construction Equipment and CISCO.

FORA is looking for applicants 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).
 
At the Automation Systems Group, currently one positions is open covering the topic "Machine interoperability: OPC UA/DDS Gateway"!

Learn more and apply at fora-etn.eu:

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