Master d’informatique 2008 2009
proposition de thèse à Oslo

[Please note the short notice closing date.]

The group of Networks and Distributed systems at the Department of Informatics, University of Oslo is announcing two PhD scholarships in the area of middleware for adaptivity and fault-tolerance of cooperative multi-media applications.

*** The closing date for applications is February 28th, 2009. ***


The positions are in the framework of the VERDIONE project ( The project targets cooperative multimedia applications that blend virtual elements into the real world. VERDIONE’s long-term vision focuses on creation of a platform that allows people who are distributed around the globe to interact with each other as though they were co-located. VERDIONE is a large-scale ICT project funded by the Norwegian Research Council. The list of Norwegian partners includes the University of Oslo, Simula Research Laboratory, University of Tromsø, University College Tromsø, Telenor R&I, and LIVIDI. Through the World Opera Consortium, the project will also imply cooperation with several top-ranked international partners, such as Stanford University, McGill University, New York University and world-renowned opera houses in New York (The Met), Montreal, San Francisco, Malmø, Copenhangen, Stockholm, and Milano.

The objective for the announced positions is to explore solutions for providing adaptivity and fault-tolerance for VERDIONE.


A PhD position is a regular job with social benefits and with salary starting from 353.000 NOK per year.

The currently open positions are for three years with a possibility to apply for extending the time period to 4 years. A 4 year position means that 25% of the time will be for duties beyond the normal research and project work, such as teaching and supervision of master students.


The University of Oslo is Norway’s largest and oldest institution of higher education. Founded in 1811, today the University of Oslo has approx. 30,000 students and 4,600 employees. Four Nobel Prize winners and two Turing award recipients indicate the quality of the research at the University in general and at the Department of Informatics in particular.

The country, also known for its unique scenic beauty, has been ranked by the UN as having the highest standard of living in the world. Oslo is considered one of the sunniest places in Northern Europe, with summer temperatures averaging 21 degrees Celsius.


Applicants must have a very good degree in Computing Science or a related field. They must also demonstrate evidence of significant research potential. Strong background in distributed computing will be considered an advantage.

It is possible to apply if you have not yet completed your degree but expect to do so before a position starts.

University of Oslo is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates are welcome to apply.

Knowledge of Norwegian is not a prerequisite for application. English is our working language for research. The current PhD students and postdocs in our group are coming from over 5 countries.


Applications should include a CV along with a cover letter stating why the applicant has a special interest in the position. In particular, it is important to mention any experience that is relevant to the position.

Applicants should also submit a list of written works (either published or pending publication), certified copies of diplomas, and documentation of the grades obtained both at bachelor and master level.

An application should consist in two parts : Complete applications must be submitted by e-mail to Additionally, the cover letter and CV should be submitted by e-mail to, cc to IMPORTANT : Both emails must include Ref. no 2009/2299 in the subject field.

Information about the project, positions, and application procedures can be found using the following links :


Professor Frank Eliassen, frank at

Associate professor Roman Vitenberg, romanvi at

Head of administration Narve Trædal, narvet at

—  professor Frank Eliassen

University of Oslo Mailto :

Department of Informatics Tel : +4722840148

P.O.Box 1080 Blindern Mobile : +4790543322

NO-0316 Oslo Fax : +4722852401