With eleven thousand alumni present in all economic sectors, the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées of Toulouse (INSA), an international, pluridisciplinary, state engineering school, is recognised for the excellence of its five-year education which attracts students of a high academic level and who have obtained excellent results at the Baccalaureat. Its courses, linked to the latest scientific advances, are supported by the activity of leading-edge research laboratories. Laboratoire d’Analyse et d’Architecture des Systemes (LAAS) is one of those CNRS laboratory (The French national research centre for scientific research). LAAS has a permanent staff of over 320, together with (on average) 260 doctorate students. Research at LAAS covers Automatic Control, Computer Science and Engineering, and Microelectronics. Its research activities are conducted through 21 research teams. SARA team (Services and Architectures for Advanced Networks) focuses on networks, communication systems and next generation applications. The studies aim the mastery of design, planning, deployment management and supervision. Our contributions include the development of methods, models and tools as well as architectures, protocols and services. In particular, we focus on the analysis, performance evaluation, control and prototyping software and communication platforms. Our main challenges include: modelling and control of large scale dynamic systems, designing systems with high requirements (QoS, security) and high stress (energy, resources), continuity of service and quality in networks, dynamic software architectures and service-oriented and autonomic components. One of the major application domains is the machine-2-machine system.