The concept of Smart objects is related to a vast domain of applications such as Internet of Things, Web of Things, Sensor Networks, Machine type Communications.

This study profile provides a solid background for engineers involved in the embedded software and hardware architecture design of smart objects. The main focus encompasses thus all software and electronic technologies related to these architectures. The integration of such hw/sw architectures in large-scale networks (e.g., cloud systems) and in mobile networks is also addressed in several courses. Finally, the security issues of these objects are addressed both from a software and hardware perspective.