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New EU FP7 Marie Curie Integrated Training Network launched

A New Marie Curie Integrated Training Network (ITN) "RELATE" on Engineering and Provisioning of Service-Based Cloud Applications was launched today

A New Marie Curie Integrated Training Network (ITN) "RELATE" on Engineering and Provisioning of Service-Based Cloud Applications (http://www.relate-itn.eu) was launched today as part of the EU FP7 'People' Programme. The ITN is coordinated by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) with Dr.-Ing. Samuel Kounev serving as Chair of the Supervisory Board and Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board. With a total budget of over 5 million EUR, RELATE is currently the largest ITN funded as part of the EU FP7 'People' Programme.


The FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) "RELATE" provides an opportunity for young researchers to study the latest technologies, platforms and tools in the area of engineering and provisioning of service-based Cloud applications. The ITN consists of 7 full members (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, CAS Software AG, South-East European Research Centre, Universite de Rennes 1, King’s College London, Charles University Prague, and SingularLogic SA) and 5 associated partners (YellowMap AG, Forschungszentrum Informatik Karlsruhe, SAP AG, National Technical University of Athens, and University of Mannheim).


A total of 21 fellows will be recruited by the RELATE consortium: 18 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) - PhD candidates, and 3 Experienced Researchers (ERs) - PostDoc fellows. The ITN will organize regular workshops and summer schools, so that the trained ESRs and ERs can exchange research experiences, insights and ideas.


Through an integrative and multidisciplinary research approach, RELATE will promote the advancement of the state-of-the-art in the related areas of model-driven engineering and formal methods, service-based mash-ups and application integration, dependability, performance and trust in service-based cloud applications, as well as quality management and business model innovation.


As part of the newly formed ITN, we are seeking to recruit Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) and Experienced Researchers (ERs) under employment contracts with full social security coverage, with living allowance and maximum duration of employment 3 years for ESRs and 2 years for ERs. In accordance with EU gender policy, the candidacy of women is strongly encouraged.


Detailed information on the specific OPEN POSITIONS available can be found at: http://www.relate-itn.eu/open-positions/






All recruited researchers are Marie Curie fellows and will profit from all Marie Curie benefits, including travel, living, mobility and career exploratory allowances. We offer a unique, integrative research environment where world-leading scientists will integrate accepted applicants into their research teams. Beyond technical training in key areas, personal development and research management training will be made available.






Relevant backgrounds include software architecture, service-oriented systems, web services, service mash-ups, model-driven software development, software quality prediction, programming in Java and Eclipse. The ideal candidate combines skills from several of these disciplines.






Applications (in English) should be submitted through the online application form.


There will be two recruitment rounds. For fellows starting in September or before (13 fellows), the application deadline is End of May. For fellows starting after September (8 fellows), the application deadline is End of August. Applications from women are strongly encouraged. Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their Master's degree, but cannot begin before having received it.


For further questions, please send an enquiry to applications at relate-itn dot eu.






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