• Attended EMSOFT'21 (September 2021)
  • Defended my Licentiate thesis, Title: " Improving Soft Real-Time Performance of Fog Computing" (September 2021)
  • Attending Seasonal School on "Next-generation cyber-physical systems" (Sept 2021)
  • Presenting at ETFA Conference (Sept 2021)
  • My ETFA paper got accepted (May 2021)
  • A winner of 2020 Huawei Sweden Hackathon (2020)
  • RTAS 2020 Artifact Evaluation committee member (2020)


I am a doctoral student at the department of Innovation, Design, and Engineering at Mälardalen University in Sweden. I am a part of Complex Real-Time Embedded Systems (CORE) research group and a member of Fog Computing for Robotics and Industrial Automation (FORA) European Training Network.

My research interests are the following:
  • Resource management in Fog computing
  • Predictable execution of real-time systems
  • Real-time container-based virtualization
  • Cloud and the Industrial Internet of Things

If you are interested in a topic that is relevant to my research interests, I can (co-)advise your bachelor/master thesis


  • Struhár, V., Craciunas, S. S., Ashjaei, M., Behnam, M., & Papadopoulos, A. V. (2021). REACT: Enabling Real-Time Container Orchestration. In 2021 ETFA–IEEE 26th International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation.
  • Struhár, V. (2021). Improving Soft Real-Time Performance of Fog Computing (Doctoral dissertation, Mälardalen University).
  • Shaik, M. S., Struhár, V., Bakhshi, Z., Dao, V. L., Desai, N., Papadopoulos, A. V., ... & Fohler, G. (2020, September). Enabling fog-based industrial robotics systems. In 2020 25th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA). IEEE.
  • Struhár, V., Behnam, M., Ashjaei, M., & Papadopoulos, A. V. (2020). Real-time containers: A survey. In 2nd Workshop on Fog Computing and the IoT (Fog-IoT 2020). Schloss Dagstuhl-Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik.
  • Struhár, V., Ashjaei, M., Behnam, M., Craciunas, S. S., & Papadopoulos, A. V. (2019, October). Dart: Dynamic bandwidth distribution framework for virtualized software defined networks. In IECON 2019-45th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society. IEEE.
  • Salman, S. M., Struhar, V., Papadopoulos, A. V., Behnam, M., & Nolte, T. (2019, April). Fogification of industrial robotic systems: Research challenges. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Fog Computing and the IoT.
  • Nestorovic, T., & Struhar, V. (2011). Designing a personal assistance application using Wizard of Oz methodology. Annals of DAAAM & Proceedings.

My Resume

Václav Struhár

PhD Student, Software Developer

Work History

Intern @ TTTech Austria
2011 - 2012

My project aims at introduction of real-time guarantees for container orchestration systems. Current systems focus mainly on reliability, efficient resource usage and elasticity. However, many industries (e.g., automotive, avionics, robot-control) require stringent time guarantees that ensure that a given action/computation will be finished before a defined deadline.

Technology & Experience:
  • Container orchestration
  • Kubernetes, Docker Swarm, Docker
  • Real-time scheduling

Doctoral student @ Mälardalen University
2011 - 2012

Application Developer @ IBM
2015 - 2018

Internship @ Sandvik Coromant
2015 - 2015

Internship @ Maximatecc
2014 - 2015

Java Developer @ KadeL Data Servis
2014 - 2015

Educational Background

Mälardalen University

Licentiate degree, Real-time Embedded Systems

2018 - 2021

Mälardalen University

MSc Degree, Computer Science

2014 - 2015

University of West Bohemia, Pilsen

Artificial Intelligence

2010 - 2013

University of West Bohemia, Pilsen

Bachelor's degree, Informatics

2007 - 2010