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    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.

    List of courses

    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:

    • Developing Green IT Strategies – Pr. C. Pattinson, Leeds Metropolitan University,
    • ICT & Environment - Dr. Ah-Lian Kor, Leeds Metropolitan University,
    • Sustainable (Green) computing – Dr. S. Kazmi, D. Robison, University of Bradford,
    • Participatory Urban Sensing - Pr. G. Samaras, G. Pallis, University of Cyprus,
    • Sustainable microelectronics – Pr.R. Tourki,M. Atri, University of Monastir,
    • Sustainable electronics – Pr.R. Tourki,H. Belmabrouk, University of Monastir,
    • Models and Methods of high-performance computing considering energy consumptions – Pr. A.Boukhanovsky, Saint Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics,
    • Stochastic simulation models for energy transfer – Pr. A.Boukhanovsky, Saint Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics
    • Pervasive systems – Pr. A. Zaslavsky, Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organisation.

    University requirements


    Program requirements

    The Course will be open for all applicants around the world. The eligibility requirements have been recognized by all Consortium universities and are the following:Degree :The Masters Course is open to European and non European excellent students having acquired a BSc in mathematics, physics, computer sciences, automatic control and related fields.Bachelor’s degree of at least 180 ECTS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Automatic/ Electrical/ Electronics Engineering or Information Technology or a closely related area.Knowledge of computer networking, programming and operating systems is recommended.The grade average of the previous study should prove high qualification of the applicant. This will normally be the case for a grade average of ‘B’ or better in terms of the ECTS grading scale.English Language :Applicants need to prove that they have sufficient fluency in English. A TOEFL test with at least a score of 600 paper-based/250 computer-based/95 internet-based or an Academic IELTS score of at least 6.5 overall and with 6 in writing or TOEIC score of at least 750 is required.The Institutional TOEFL-code number of University of Lorraine is: 3368.The proof of English proficiency is required even when the language of instruction for the previous education was English. Motivation :The applicant must show that he/she is well motivated for the PERCCOM programme by writing a short letter of motivation (one page). The applicant must show his/her personal point of view of the interest to consider Ecology, Ethics,… in the IT domain.Recommendation :The application must be supported by two letters of recommendation.Interview :All pre-selected candidates will be invited to an interview by videoconference.Countries exempt from English language testingIf you are a national of one of the following countries, and your first language is not English but you have been taught and assessed in English, we will not ask you to provide evidence of an English language test.AnguillaAntiguaAustraliaBahamasBarbadosBelizeBermudaBotswanaBritish Virgin IslandsCanadaCayman IslandsChristmas IslandCocos IslandsCook IslandsDominicaFalkland IslandsFijiGambiaGhanaGrenadaGuyanaHeard IslandIrelandJamaicaKenyaLesothoMalawiMaltaMauritiusMcDonald IslandNew ZealandNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandsPapua New GuineaSaint KittSaint LuciaSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSierra LeoneSingaporeSouth AfricaSwazilandTongaTrinidad and TobagoTurks and Caicos IslandsUgandaUnited States of AmericaWestern SamoaZambiaZimbabwe English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 600 TOEFL iBT® test: 95

    Students Scholarship

    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.

    Scholarships:

    If you are a non-EU student (Category A Scholarship):

    • Contribution to travel, installation and any other type of costs: 4000 € per year
    • Full coverage of the EM PERCCOM participation costs : 4000 € per semester
    • Monthly allowance: 1000 € per month

    If you are an EU student (Category B Scholarship):

    • Full coverage of the EM PERCCOM participation costs : 2000 € per semester
    • Monthly allowance: 500 € per month

    Scholars 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 scholarships will be awarded to European and third-country scholars in accordance with the following criteria:
      • Scholarships can be awarded to scholars enrolled in any third-country HEI who will be selected by the EMMC consortium to contribute to the joint programme within the European partner institutions. In PERCCOM, the European partner institutions are:
        • University of Lorraine
        • Luleå University of Technology
        • Lappeenranta University of Technology
      • Since PERCCOM consortium includes third-country partners, scholarships can be awarded to scholars enrolled in a European HEI acting as a full partner institution for the purpose of contributing to the joint programme within these third-country partners. In PERCCOM, the third-country partners are:
        • Saint Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics
        • Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organisation
        • Faculty of Sciences of Monastir
    • EMMC scholars must demonstrate outstanding academic and/or professional experience and bring concrete added value to the delivery of the EMMC;
    • Only candidates who have been accepted by an EMMC in accordance with its specific scholars’ selection criteria are eligible for a scholarship.

    Contributions:

    EMMC scholars holding an Erasmus Mundus scholarship must:

    • Commit themselves to actively participate in the masters course activities;
    • Spend a minimum of two weeks and a maximum of three months in the partner HEIs;
    • Perform teaching/research/student tutoring activities:Bring concrete added value to the course and students (through teaching of specific classes, leading and participating in seminars or workshops, monitoring and tutoring student research/project activities, participating in thesis reviews, preparing new teaching modules, etc.);
      • in the European partner HEIs (for scholars from third-country HEIs),
      • in the third-country full or associated partner HEIs (for scholars from European partner HEIs);
    • Contribute, after their visiting scholar activities, to the promotion and dissemination of the Erasmus Mundus Programme in general, and the EMMC concerned in particular, in their HEI and country of origin.

    Funding:

    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:

    • University of Lorraine (Fall semester, Spring semester)
    • Luleå University of Technology (Fall semester, Spring semester)
    • Lappeenranta University of Technology (Spring semester)

    Scholars may apply to PERCCOM consortium at any time by emailing perccom-contact@univ-lorraine.fr.

    The applications will be evaluated at least twice a year.

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