• Giving possibility to Action Members to visit other Action Members to fulfill the STSM objective
  • Estimated average duration of a single STSM: 7-14 days
  • Recommended transportation cost per participant: 380 EUR
  • Recommended total reimbursement per participant: 1220 (7 days) - 2060 EUR (14 days)
  • Estimated number of STSMs offered in the extended Call for STSMs (4th STSM Period): 10-12 STSMs
  • Submission Deadline: October 22, 2017
  • Acceptance notification deadline: October 27, 2017
  • STSM Period: November 1, 2017 - January 20, 2018


STSM Procedure (4th Extended Call for STSMs)

  1. Obtain a signed letter of support from the Home Institution.
  2. Obtain written and signed agreement from the Host Institution that the STSM applicant can perform the activities detailed in the STSM work plan on the agreed dates.
  3. Complete the online application form in the e-COST system at https://e-services.cost.eu/stsm. While prepering your online application, please observe rules provided in http://www.cost.eu/STSM_userguide. In the ‘Motivation and Workplan summary’ section the applicant is required to provide:
    • motivation (scientific and/or other motivation for STSM and outcomes he aims to accomplish with the STSM),
    • proposed contribution to the scientific objectives of the action,
    • techniques or equipment to he may learn to use (if applicable),
    • general steps to planned to be used to achieve the intended aim,
    • information on the relevant Working Group (what is the RECOIDIS WG your application is related with).
    • specific information on the expected results (i.e., a clear set of targeted technical outcomes).
  4. Upload the supporting documents in the e-COST system:
    • letter of support from the Home Institution,
    • written agreement from the Host Institution,
    • CV (including a list of academic publications).
  5. STSM coordinator organizes assessment of the STSM proposal together with a leader of the particular WG.
  6. If the decision is positive, the STSM coordinator approves the STSM in the e-COST system.
  7. Based on the approval in the e-COST system, the Grant Holder sends the applicant a grant letter to sign and return. The STSM should not be started until this letter has been signed and returned.
  8. STSM is implemented.
  9. The grantee is required to submit to the e-COST system a Scientific Report (3-5 pages) and Host approval of the scientific report. The Scientific Report should contain:
    • STSM title,
    • STSM Applicant,
    • Host,
    • Period,
    • Working group,
    • Purpose of the STSM,
    • Description of the work carried out during the STSM,
    • Description of the main results obtained,
    • Future collaboration with the Host institution (if applicable),
    • Foreseen publications/articles resulting from the STSM (if applicable),
    • Other comments (if any).
  10. The failure to submit the Scientific Report within 30 days will effectively cancel the grant.
  11. The STSM coordinator together with WG leader evaluates the Scientific Report.
  12. STSM coordinator is responsible for final approving the Scientific Report in the e-COST system.
  13. Based on the approval of the Scientific Report visible in the e-COST system, the Grant Holder executes the payment of the grant to Applicant.
  14. STSM information and report is published at: http://www.cost-recodis.eu/index.php/stsms



1. Robustness quantifications and vulnerability identifications of communication networks (WG4)

STSM Applicant: Dr Xiangrong Wang, Delft University of Technology, Delft (NL)
HOST: Josep L Marzo, University of Girona, Girona (ES)

2. Finding protection paths considering SRLG-disjointness and geodiversity (WG1)

STSM Applicant: Mr Boro Nedic, Deutsche Telekom Technik, Darmstadt (DE)
HOST: Rita Girão-Silva, University of Coimbra, Coimbra (PT)

3. Selecting the SDN Controllers Placement to Enhance the Network Robustness to Multiple Node Failures (WG4)

STSM Applicant: Dr Dorabella Santos, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Aveiro (PT)
HOST: Carmen Mas Machuca, Technische Universität München, Munique (DE)

4. Investigation of OWC links under various atmospheric effects with a special focus on the state of the art car to car OWC scenario (WG2)

STSM Applicant: Mr Hristo Ivanov, Graz University of Technology, Graz (AT)
HOST: Rafael Perez, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ES)

5. Adding effective resistance as attack generation mechanism (WG4)

STSM Applicant: Mr Sergio Gomez Cosgaya, Escola Politecnica Superior, Girona (ES)
HOST: Hale Cetinay, Delft University of Technology, Delft (NL)

6. Resilient Internet Provisioning in VANETs (WG2)

STSM Applicant: Prof Alexey Vinel, Halmstad University, Halmstad (SE)
HOST: Dieter Fiems, Ghent University, Ghent (BE)

7. Evaluating and Improving the Survivability of Carrier Networks to Geographical Correlated Disasters (WG1)

STSM Applicant: Prof Amaro de Sousa, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Aveiro (PT)
HOST: Janos Tapolcai, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest (HU)

8. Redaction of Chapter 2.3: Post-disaster recovery and emergency networks (WG1)

STSM Applicant: Mr Gianluca Rizzo, HES SO, Sierre (CH)
HOST: Helmut neukirchen, University of Iceland, Reykjavik (IS)

9. Resilience of Optical Networks to Natural Disasters (WG1)

STSM Applicant: Prof Jacek Rak, Gdansk University of Technology, Gdansk (PL)
HOST: Poul Heegaard, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim (NO)

10. Self-organization in Sensor Networks as a Way to Increase Network Resilience During Disruptions (WG2)

STSM Applicant: Dr Rasa Bruzgiene, Kaunas University of Technology, Kaunas (LT)
HOST: Nadezda Kunicina, Institute of Industrial Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Power and Electrical Engineering, Riga Technical University, Riga (LV)

11. Improving network availability in transport networks (WG1)

STSM Applicant: Mr Alija Pašić, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest (HU)
HOST: Teresa Gomes, University of Coimbra, Coimbra (PT)

12. Rain-Tolerant Wireless Mesh Network (WG2)

STSM Applicant: Dr Deepak Mehta, United Technologies Research Center, Cork (IE)
HOST: Marija Furdek, Optical Networks Lab, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm (SE)

13. Blockchain based Identity Privacy Preserving Electronic Health Records (EHC) for Future Smart Healthcare Environment (WG4)

STSM Applicant: Dr Madhusanka Liyanage, University of Oulu, Oulun yliopisto (FI)
HOST: Pardeep Kumar, University of Oxford, Oxford (UK)

14. Euclidean Steiner trees with soft obstacles – Obtaining a spine for a communication network avoiding disaster prone areas (WG1)

STSM Applicant: Mr Luís Garrote, University of Coimbra, Coimbra (PT)
HOST: Martin Zachariasen, University of Southern Denmark - Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Odense (DK)