The Erasmus Mundus Master program in Pervasive Computing and Communications for Sustainable Development (PERCCOM) aims at combining advanced Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) with environmental awareness to enable world-class education and unique competences for ICT professionals who can build cleaner, greener, more resource and energy efficient cyber-physical systems.
The Master Program is jointly developped and organized by four high quality universities. During the four semesters the students move as a single cohort. They start their first semester at University of Lorraine (France). The second semester, the cohort is at Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland), and the third one at Luleå University of Technology (Sweden).
The last semester is dedicated to a thesis component and can be undertaken during the training period either in a private company or in one of the laboratories/departments of the different Universities involved in the Master Program.
The associated partners give lectures in seminars. One seminar is located at St. Petersburg University of IT Mechanics and Optics (Russia). The consortium will form support network to enable efficient interactions between students, and partners. Regular events will be held to advance the program objectives.
The Master Program covers four semesters. The students move as a single cohort. They start their first semester at University of Lorraine (France). The second semester, the cohort is at Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland), and the third one at Luleå University of Technology (Sweden). The last semester is dedicated to a thesis component and can be undertaken during the training period either in a private company or in one of the laboratories/departments of the different Universities involved in the Master Program. The associated partners give lectures in seminars. One seminar is located at St Petersburg University of IT Mechanics and Optics (Russia).The consortium will form support network to enable efficient interactions between students, and partners. Regular events will be held to advance the program objectives.
Semester 1: Sustainable Computer Network Engineering. (30 ECTS)
The objective is to provide students with fundamental competences in computer networks and systems engineering in a sustainable way. Part of student education is a project which is initiated by one of consortium partners, spans three semesters and leads to a thesis project. All the courses are delivered at the University of Lorraine
Course 1: Communication protocols (3.5 ECTS) Pr. T. Divoux
Course 2: Quality of Sustainable Service (3.5 ECTS) Pr. F. Lepage
Course 3: Automatic Control for Sustainable Development (3.5 ECTS) Dr J.P. Georges
Course 4: Systems Engineering (3.5 ECTS) Dr. F. Mayer
Course 5: Sustainable development & circular economy (3.5 ECTS) Pr. E. Rondeau
Course 6: Specification definition of Master thesis project (6 ECTS) Pr. E. Rondeau
Course 7: French Culture and Language (3 ECTS)
Seminar: (3.5 ECTS) a selection (done by the Universities) of two courses provided by other Partners.
Semester 2: Smart software and services. (30 ECTS)
The objective is to educate students in software engineering, service engineering and cloud computing aspects that may result in the sustainable solutions. Sustainable software and services address challenges for building resource efficient software solutions for various application areas. The courses are organized at the Lappeenranta University of Technology.
Course 8: Service Oriented Architecture (5 ECTS) Pr. J. Porras
Course 9: Code camp on Communications Engineering (4 ECTS) Pr. J. Porras
Course 10: Architecture in Systems and Software Development (7 ECTS) Pr. K. Smolander
Course 11: Research methods laboratory project (5 ECTS) Pr. K. Smolander
Course 12: Finnish Society and Culture (2 ECTS) Dr. Pekka Jäppinen
Course 13: Towards Semester 3 (1 ECTS) Dr. Pekka Jäppinen
Seminar: (2*3ECTS) a selection (done by the Universities) of two courses provided by other Partners.
Semester 3: Resource efficient pervasive computing systems and communication. (30 ECTS)
The objective is to teach students fundamentals and advanced issues of mobile networks, mobile and distributed systems, energy efficient sensor networks, pervasive computing and mobile software and services. The students will learn how to apply acquired knowledge to various application domains focusing on sustainable development. The courses are given at Lulea University of Technology.
Course 14: Network programming and distributed applications (7.5 ECTS) Pr. C. Åhlund
Course 15: Wireless sensor networks/ Wireless Mobile Networks (7.5 ECTS) Pr. E. Osipov
Course 16: Multimedia Systems (7.5 ECTS) Pr. K. Andersson
Course 17: Special Studies in Pervasive and Mobile Computing (Project) (3 ECTS), Pr. C. Åhlund/K. Synnes
Course 18: Swedish for Beginners AI:1a - (1.5 ECTS)
Seminar: (3ECTS) a selection (done by the Universities) of one course offered by other Partners.
Semester 4: Master Thesis project (30 ECTS)
The objective is to pursue Master Thesis project at partner universities and/or affiliated industrial companies for the whole semester. Each student will have two supervisors. Assessment will be done on the basis of a written thesis.
In PERCCOM program, a Master thesis topic area is allocated to each student in semester 1. The list of Master theses topics will be presented on the PERCCOM website at the beginning of the semester 1. The students will have time to consult all the proposals. A virtual market place of potential Master thesis projects will be held during semester 1 where students who have the opportunity to discuss possible projects with consortium partners. Each hosting University during semesters 1-3 gives a course dedicated to preparation of a Master Thesis and teaches how to write reports, make oral presentations, manage a project.
At the end of every academic year, a hosting University will organize a virtual a PERCCOM conference where Master theses projects are presented. All graduating and semester 2 students as well as PERCCOM consortium partners will be invited to participate. The organization of the PERCCOM conference will be as follows: Two days are reserved for Master thesis project dissertations presentation. And one day is dedicated to professional talks by industry partners.
Seminars:The Associated partners and Saint Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics can propose courses in the context of seminars. Globally, a cohort will follow five courses during these seminars. (The courses will be held in the hosting universities, not in the university which proposes the course). These courses deliver credits: 3 ECTS by course of 20h. The interest of these courses is the students meet other teachers coming from other universities and having complementary experiences and skills in Green ICT domain. The steering committee will select these additional courses in a pool of courses. The students may be involved in the selection. The budget dedicated to seminars is defined in A.3.2 in integrating scholar scholarships where possible. The pool of courses can evolve and is currently:
Category A or B ?
Non-European applicants can receive a Category A Scholarship. You are considered a Non-European applicant if you come from a country other than a Member State of the European Union, or an EEA-EFTA State (Island, Norway, Liechtenstein). You must not be a resident of any of these countries and you must not have carried out your main activity (study, work, etc.) for more than a total of twelve months over the last five years in one of these countries.
Otherwise you are considered a European applicant and you can receive a Category B scholarship.
Applicants from Turkey, Switzerland and the Western Balkan countries: these countries to this date have not yet signed the Erasmus Mundus agreements with the EU. Applicants from these countries are considered as Non-European and can apply for Category A scholarships. This may be subject to change.
If you are a non-EU student (Category A Scholarship):
If you are an EU student (Category B Scholarship):
With the support of the Erasmus Mundus programme of the European Union, PERCCOM is currently able to offer scholarships for academic scholars.
Conditions for applying to PERCCOM scholar scholarships:
EMMC scholars holding an Erasmus Mundus scholarship must:
The minimum scholarship for an individual scholar is 2 400 for a two-week stay and the maximum scholarship is 14 400 for a three-month stay
How to Apply?
Application for scholar positions should consist of a Curriculum Vitae, appropriate evidence of qualifications and scholarly activities and a statement of the potential contribution that the scholar would bring to PERCCOM programme.
Third-country scholars will indicate their mobility preference upon application and will be matched to the institution(s) that are most appropriate to their academic and professional experience. See more at: http://www.perccom.eu/calendar/perccom-program/list-of-courses/
The Third-country scholars have also to consider the student mobility in their application:
Scholars may apply to PERCCOM consortium at any time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The applications will be evaluated at least twice a year.