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Application Deployment Architectures for Industrial Internet of Things

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About This PhD Project

Project Description

Containerisation and virtualisation are common techniques to assist with deploying cloud-hosted software services. Virtual machines help simplify the deployment of software onto servers which can then be scaled or migrated over time. Containerisation is a lightweight approach to virtual machines, with fewer overheads and more limited inter-container isolation. While these approaches are well known for business information systems, they are less widely used in industrial internet applications. Containerisation can be used to support the creation of large scale embedded systems, for example in the energy, utility and chemical process sectors. This research will explore containerisation for industrial internet applications, with opportunities to develop novel containers with features targeting security, big data and cloud deployment. Inter-container cooperation will be required to provide application architectures for internet of things applications.

Keywords: containerisation, virtualisation, software development, industrial internet, internet of things, big data, software engineering, information systems development


Candidates should have a 1st or upper 2nd class honours degree in an area relevant to the subject. In all cases a Master’s degree or equivalent qualification or other evidence of research skills and experience is preferred but not essential.


Application where funding can be secured from other sources will be accepted at any time. For further information visit: http://www.salford.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees-and-funding/research-degree-fees-and-funding

Further information and applying

For further information, please contact Dr Julian Bass at

For more information on research within the School of Computing Science & Engineering and to make an application please visit: http://www.salford.ac.uk/research/sirc/postgraduate-research

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