Smart cities and fog computing

In the context of smart cities, infrastructures and services are geographically distributed such as fog and edge computing with fixed and mobile entities. The aim to map the graph of the infrastructure with the one of the services to be deployed.

The goal of this postdoc is to optimize the services deployment under different constraints and objectives (such as Quality of Service, Energy Consumption, …).

This post-doc will:

  • Formalize the problem;
  • Explore different possible heuristics;
  • Develop a simulator to evaluate classical algorithms of the literature.

The project is in the context of the Vilagil (funded by Toulouse Metropole) project at IRIT ( in Toulouse. As an application, the postdoc will develop algorithms to place multi-modality mobility services on the Fog infrastructure of Toulouse Metropole.

For more information contact Georges Da Costa ( and Patricia Stolf ( of the SEPIA team. The main research topics of the SEPIA time are optimisation of datacenter (multi-objective scheduling).

Expected abilities of the applicant, one or more of the following

  • Distributed systems
  • Optimization techniques (A.I, Multi-Agent System)
  • Graph theory
  • Fog/Edge computing


You can submit your application (CV/Cover Letter) to Georges Da Costa ( and Patricia Stolf (

We will evaluate application as we go along. The post-doc duration is one year and can be renewed once for another year. Salary starts at 2650€ brut and increases depending on previous research experience.