Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) are exchange visits aimed at supporting individual mobility, strengthening existing networks and fostering collaboration between researchers. The aim of a STSM as defined by COST Vademecum is to contribute to the scientific objectives of a COST Action. These Missions aim at strengthening the existing COST Actions by allowing scientists to go to an institution or laboratory in another COST country to foster collaboration, to learn a new technique or to take measurements using instruments and/ or methods not available in their own institution/ laboratory.

The following table shows the scenarios available to eligible STSM applicants:



Applications should be submitted according the procedure detailed below:

Step 1: An eligible STSM applicant can submit a request for a STSM through the on-line registration tool at
Applications should be submitted at least 1 month before the mission starts, to allow enough time for processing the request

Step 2: Formal STSM application and annexes
You are required to send by email the following documents to the Action MC Chair or the STSM Manager (+ Cc :

  • A letter of invitation from a senior researcher affiliated to the Host institution
  • STSM application form
  • A motivation letter including a work plan detailing the proposed activities
  • A support letter / email from the Home Institution
  • A full C.V. (including a list of academic publications – if applicable)

Step 3 – Assessment of the STSM
The MC Chair or STSM coordinator assessed your request

Step 4 – Approval from the Management Committee
The MC Chair or STSM coordinator informed the Grant Holder that the proposed STSM has been approved

Step 5– Notification letter from the Grant Holder
The Grant Holder sent you a formal Grant Notification letter

Step 6– Start of the Mission
After the reception of the Grant notification letter, you can start your mission

Note: all STSM activities must occur in their entirety within one Grant Period.

After the STSM

After completing your mission is required to submit the following list of documents to the Action MC Chair or the STSM coordinator (+ Cc for approval:

  1. A scientific report
  2. An official letter/ email from a senior researcher affiliated to the Host Institution formally accepting the scientific report

The STSM Grantee has 30 calendar days from the end date of the mission to submit the documents, the failure to do so will effectively cancel the grant.
Payment of the Grant is subject to the scientific report being approved by the Action Chair and/ or the appointed STSM Coordinator/ Committee and a senior researcher affiliated to the Host institution. This formal acceptance of the scientific report has to be sent to the Grant Holder for archiving purposes.

Further information and rules

Applicants are strongly encouraged to read the detailed information provided by COST.

  1. Full details on COST Vademecum– Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) section 7. Please read the COST Vademecum carefully!
  2. In addition, for further information we recommended to visit the COST website: Short Term Scientific Missions

List of completed STSMs 2019/2020

  • Stefan Pratschner, TU Wien, Austria
    Period: From 2019-05-08 to 2019-06-28
    STSM Title:

    User Separability in Distributed Massive MIMO Systems

    Host Institution:

    EURECOM, Biot Sophia Antipolis cedex, France

  • Erich Zöchmann, Institute of Telecommunications, Austria
    Period: From 2019-05-14 to 2019-05-22
    STSM Title:

    Millimetre Wave Over-the-Air Testing with Measured Channels

    Host Institution:

    NTNU, Norway

  • José A. del Peral-Rosado, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
    Period: From 2019-06-10 to 2019-06-21
    STSM Title:

    Exploitation of 3D deterministic channel models for realistic hybrid 5G and GNSS positioning simulations

    Host Institution:

    Ericsson Research, Sweden

  • Jacek Kibilda, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
    Period: From 2019-07-02 to 2019-08-02
    STSM Title:

    New Measures of Service Reliability for Shared Mobile Networks

    Host Institution:

    Paris-Saclay University, France

  • Dragan Vasiljevic, Faculty of Electrical Engineering Banjaluka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Period: From 2019-09-05 to 2019-09-24
    STSM Title:

    Experimental evaluation of joint routing and scheduling algorithm in 6TiSCH WSN networks

    Host Institution:

    Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia

List of completed STSMs 2018/2019

  • Cedomir Stefanovic, Aalborg University, Denmark
    Period: From 2018-06-23 to 2018-06-30
    STSM Title:

    Utilization of Advanced RFID Physical Layer Modeling for the Design of Advanced Reception/Transmission Algorithms

    Host Institution:

    Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, Croatia

  • François Rottenberg, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
    Period: From 2018-07-01 to 2018-07-31
    STSM Title:

    Channel equalization algorithm for FBMC-OQAM under strong channel selectivity

    Host Institution:

    Centre Tecnològic Telecomunicacions Catalunya, Spain

  • Jordi Vilà-Valls, Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya, Spain
    Period: From 2018-09-29 to 2018-10-28
    STSM Title:

    Robust Bayesian Parametric/Nonparametric Statistical Inference for Indoor Localisation, Tracking and Navigation

    Host Institution:

    Northeastern University, United States

  • Akashkumar Rajaram, New University of Lisbon, Portugal
    Period: From 2018-12-03 to 2018-12-17
    STSM Title:

    Modulation based Simultaneous Wireless Information and Power Transfer

    Host Institution:

    National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russian Federation

  • Vasilii Semkin, Ecole Polytechnique de Louvain, Belgium
    Period: From 2019-01-06 to 2019-01-12
    STSM Title:

    Air-to-ground channel characterization at mmWave frequencies

    Host Institution:

    University of Bologna, Italy

  • Slawomir Ambroziak, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
    Period: From 2019-02-18 to 2019-03-01
    STSM Title:

    Simulation of polarised off-body channels with dynamic users

    Host Institution:

    University of Lisbon – Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal

  • Anastasia Golskaia, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University), Russian Federation
    Period: From 2019-03-18 to 2019-03-29
    STSM Title:

    SLA-based network slicing analytical modelling

    Host Institution:

    nstituto Superior Tecnico (IST), University of Lisbon, Portugal

  • Eduard Sopin, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University), Russian Federation
    Period: From 2019-03-18 to 2019-03-22
    STSM Title:

    Analytical modelling of the mobile computing offloading

    Host Institution:

    Instituto Superior Tecnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal

  • Pawel Kulakowski, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
    Period: From 2019-03-29 to 2019-04-10
    STSM Title:

    Communication interfaces for medical chips in patients bodies suitable for early detection of infections

    Host Institution:

    Technical University of Cartagena, Spain

  • Sidney Golstein, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
    Period: From 2019-04-01 to 2019-04-30
    STSM Title:

    Experimental validation of Physical Layer Security using SISO and MISO configurations

    Host Institution:

    Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France

  • Tijana Devaja, Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
    Period: From 2019-04-07 to 2019-04-20
    STSM Title:

    Implementation of algorithms or designs in Software Defined Radio (SDR) nodes, in order to evaluate diverse communication scenarios using FIT/CortexLab radio testbed

    Host Institution:

    CitiLab (CortexLab), INSA, Lyon, France

List of completed STSMs 2017/2018

  • Hussein Chour, Centrale Supelec- campus de rennes, Cesson Sevigne, FR
    Period: From 01/04/2018 to 30/04/2018
    STSM Title:

    Full Duplex device-to-device communication

    Host Institution:

    TU Dresden- Communications Laboratory, DE

  • Rooderson Martines de Andrade, Instituto de Telecomunicação, Covilhã, PT
    Period: From 16/04/2018 to 20/04/2018
    STSM Title:

    Implementação de soluções de baixa complexidade híbrido analógico-digital em CAP-MIMO

    Host Institution:

    Department of Signal Theory and Comunications, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid, ES

  • Kenan Turbic, INESC-ID / Instituto Superior Tecnico, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, PT
    Period: From 05/02/2018 to 16/02/2018
    STSM Title:

    Polarised Off-body Channel Measurements with Dynamic User

    Host Institution:

    Gdansk University of Technology, Gdansk, PL

  • Josef Kulmer, Graz University of Technology, Graz, AT
    Period: From 10/01/2018 to 14/02/2018
    STSM Title:

    Elaboration and description of multipath propagation for mmWave

    Host Institution:

    Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, SE

  • Navuday Sharma, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, IT
    Period: From 05/10/2017 to 10/01/2018
    STSM Title:

    Tactile Internet enabled Drone Control over LTE for Ultra-Dence Cloud Drone Networks

    Host Institution:

    National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, Tomsk, RU

  • Manijeh Bashar, University of York, York, UK
    Period: From 05/10/2017 to 10/01/2018
    STSM Title:

    5th Generation (5G) Communications: Parameterizing COST2100 at 60 GHz and Simplified user scheduling for Massive MIMO

    Host Institution:

    Aalto University, Espoo, FI

  • Pablo Padilla de la Torre, University of Granada, Granada, ES
    Period: From 15/09/2017 to 15/12/2017
    STSM Title:

     Characterozation and design of mm-wave antennas for 5G

    Host Institution:

    KTH Royal Institute of Technology , Stockholm, SE

  • Angel Palomares, Universidad de Granada, Granada, ES
    Period: From 15/11/2017 to 30/11/2017
    STSM Title:

    Short PhD Stay at KTH

    Host Institution:

    KTH Royal Institute of Technology , Stockholm, SE

  • Paweł Kosz,Gdansk University of Technology, Gdańsk, PL
    Period: From 18/09/2017 to 29/09/2017
    STSM Title:

    Simulations of the radio channel in off-body communications in a passenger ferry environment

    Host Institution:

    Instituto Superior Técnico INESC-ID/INOV, 1000-029 Lisboa, PT

  • Markus Hofer, Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna, AT
    Period: From 29/05/2017 to 12/06/2017
    STSM Title:

    Measurement and Characterization of a Real-Time Channel Emulator based on a Software Defined Radio

    Host Institution:

    Department of Electrical and Information Technology, Lund (SE)

  • Carl Gustafson, Department of Electrical and Information Technology, Lund University, Sweden
    Period: From 02/05/2017 to 19/05/2017
    STSM Title:

    Power-efficient and reliable mm-wave communications in dynamic environments

    Host Institution:

    Electrical Engineering Department, Ghent University, Belgium

List of completed STSMs 2016/2017

  • Balde Mamadou Dialounké, IETR, France
    Period: From 17/04/2017 to 23/04/2017
    STSM Title:

    Spatial Consistency in 5G Radio Channel Propagation mm-wave Spectrum

    Host Institution:

    Aalto University, Espoo Finland, Finland

  • Fardin Derogarian Miyandoab, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal
    Period: From 06/04/2017 to 23/04/2017
    STSM Title:

    Performance Evaluation of MCF (minimum cost forwarding) and SRMCF (source routing MCF) routing protocols over 6TiSCH (IPv6 over the TSCH mode of IEEE 802.15.4e)

    Host Institution:

    Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Marco Zoli, University of Bologna, Italy
    Period: From 03/04/2017 to 15/04/2017
    STSM Title:

    Multi-bands MIMO dual-Pol measurements and characterization of Radio Propagation for future 5G and B5G Wireless systems

    Host Institution:

    Institute for Communications Technology, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany

  • Kun Chen Hu, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
    Period: From 06/04/2017 to 13/04/2017
    STSM Title:

    Implementation and measurement of 5G waveform candidate using OpenAirInterface

    Host Institution:

    Eurecom, Biot, France

  • Margot Deruyck, Universteit Gent, Belgium
    Period: From 27/03/2017 to 08/04/2017
    STSM Title:

    Introducing Multiple UAV Trajectories in UAV-Aided B5G Networks

    Host Institution:

    DEI, Università di Bologna, Bologna, Italy

  • Wei Fan , Aalborg University, Denmark
    Period: From 26/02/2017 to 04/03/2017
    STSM Title:

    Over-the-air performance evaluation of massive MIMO antenna systems in anechoic chambers

    Host Institution:

    Keysight Technologies, Oulu, Finland

  • Gordana Gardasevic, University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Period: From 06/11/2016 to 26/11/2016
    STSM Title:

    Experimental Characterization of Joint Scheduling and Routing algorithm over 6TiSCH

    Host Institution:

    DEI, Università di Bologna, Bologna, Italy

  • Petar Šolić, FESB, University of Split, Croatia
    Period: From 07/11/2016 to 11/11/2016
    STSM Title:

    Impact of Radio Channel on the Performance of ALOHA-based Medium Access Control Schemes

    Host Institution:

    Aalborg University, Aalborg (DK)

  • Gerald Artner, Technische Universität Wien, Wien, Austria
    Period: From 09/10/2016 to 15/10/2016
    STSM Title:

    Concealed, Chassis Integrated, Pattern Reconfigurable, Automotive Antenna

    Host Institution:

    Institute of Radio Frequency Engineering and Electronics (IHE), at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany

  • Davy Gaillot, University of Lille1, Villeneuve d’Ascq, France
    Period: From 30/5/2016 to 24/5/2016
    STSM Title: Characterization and Modeling of the MIMO Radio channel in the W-band
    Host Institution: Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena (UPCT), Murcia, Spain