Areas of Research involving P4 and INT


I am exploring P4 and INT for my Master’s Thesis and wanted to know if there are any ongoing current topics in research that revolve around P4 and INT. Any suggestions or resources are appreciated.

Thank you!


Well this is indeed a very long topic to talk about. I think the best way to check which areas of INT can be of interest of you is to check papers or projects in Google and academic search engines.

For instance, the following links provide you with the latest papers of In-band Network Telemetry (INT) (+ SDN, P4, Networks, etc.) [1, 2, 3, 4, 5].

You can also search some other MSc or PhD thesis that have included that topic [1, 2, 3].

If you take a general look, you can find several areas:

  • Monitoring optimization
  • Sampling and collection
  • Standard INT optimization
  • Server-side high performance telemetry collection
  • Telemetry framework comparison
  • Network measurements
  • Improved routing (both control and data plane-only decisions)
  • Event detection
  • Path tracing
  • Telemetry Management project
  • Control plane telemetry feedback
  • Real-time diagnosis with machine learning

That is the approx. view I got from a fast look into titles of the search engines I posted.

Hope it helps,