Enabling the Future Internet for Smart Cities

Enabling the Future Internet for Smart Cities


The InterSCity project seeks outstanding post-doctoral research fellows to work on themes related to the Future Internet and Smart Cities. InterSCity is a large consortium of researchers from top Brazilian universities, working in the fields of Distributed Systems, Middleware, Networking, Software Engineering, and other areas related to the Future Internet and Smart Cities.

This call will select candidates interested in receiving a Fellowship from FAPESP to carry out advanced scientific research at the University of São Paulo (USP) in the city of São Paulo, Brazil, or at the Federal University of Goiás (UFG), in the city of Goiânia, Brazil.

InterSCity is seeking proactive, energetic researchers with solid knowledge and experience in Distributed Systems to tackle research challenges on multiple aspects of Future Internet and Smart Cities science and technology being carried out by the Distributed Systems research groups at USP and UFG, under the supervision of Prof. Fabio Kon and Prof. Fabio Costa, respectively.

The first fellowship, to be implemented at USP – São Paulo, focuses on Smart City Software Platforms and Data Science for Smart Cities, with the following research topics:

  • Smart City Software Platforms
  • Software Engineering for Smart Cities
  • Data Science applied to Urban Health and Urban Mobility
  • Data Visualisation and Dashboards for Smart Cities
  • Machine Learning applied to smart cities and urban problems
  • Smart City Simulation

The second fellowship, to be implemented at UFG – Goiânia, focuses on Middleware for Smart Cities and Smart Environments in general, with the following research topics:

  • Domain-specific middleware
  • Model-driven engineering of middleware and applications
  • Autonomic and emergent distributed software systems
  • Dynamic services and ecosystems of services
  • IoT, cloud, fog and edge computing as the infrastructure for self-adaptive services

The Fellowships

Selected candidates will receive a FAPESP Post-Doctoral Fellowship to work collaboratively with other members of the InterSCity project at USP and UFG. The fellowships require full-time commitment and Pos-Doctoral fellows must reside in the city of São Paulo (first fellowship) or Goiânia (second fellowship).

The FAPESP Post-Doctoral Fellowship lasts for 12 months, renewable for an equal period, and includes (see http://www.fapesp.br/en/5427 for further details):

  • a monthly stipend of R$ 7,373.10 (~PPP 3,633.00), exempt of taxes
  • R$ 1,096/month (~PPP 535.00) for associated research costs
  • coverage for local installation expenses (in case the selected post-doc researcher does not live in the city where the fellowship will take place): a one-time payment of R$ 7,373.10 (~PPP 3,633.00, for local installation expenses) + flight tickets (if applicable).

How to Apply

Candidates interested in applying for the fellowship should complete the application form at:


In addition, candidates must send a CV and Statement of Research Interest, to the e-mail address shown below, clearly stating (on the subject line) which fellowship is being applied for (i.e., at either USP or UFG):

e-mail: jobs@interscity.org
subject: Post-Doc Application for [USP | UFG]

The CV should include the list of his/her most relevant publications and recently developed software systems, clearly relating the candidate’s previous research and development experience with the Statement of Research Interest.

The Statement of Research Interest should be 5 pages maximum and related to one or more of the above topics, as applicable.


Applications must be submitted by February 27th, 2020.
The decisions will be notified by March 13th.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Prof. Fabio Kon (USP, InterSCity project coordinator) and Prof. Fabio Costa (UFG)