The First Telemetry and Big Data Workshop was held online on 10th November 2020, organised by the GÉANT GN4-3 project.

Open to all members of the GÉANT and international R&E community, the workshop had the objective to collect production-level experience on telemetry, the use of very large amounts of monitoring data, their sharing and current efforts on actual use cases. Another goal was to assess the community's interest in and the validity of telemetry approaches and challenges in the use of the large amounts of monitoring information which current networks have to deal with.

The meeting was directed to National Research and Education Networks (NRENs), operators, campus network administrators and network researchers, as well as those interested in handling, sharing and processing of large scale monitoring data sets including its storage, the application of machine learning and the principles of making such data available appropriately to NOCs and researchers.


10th November 2020


The meeting was held online, by Zoom, and recorded.

Telemetry Mail List

For follow-up discussion, open to all, you are welcome to join the telemetry-discuss mail list by visiting

There is also a #telemetry channel on the NREN slack workspace at, open to NRENs. 

Call for Speakers

The organisers solicited contributions based on operational experience, especially NREN testing and experience in the use of telemetry and collection and analysis of large amounts of monitoring information in real time.

The format is of a short talk (between 10 and 15 minutes)

The presenters are asked to include information on:

  • Which data are collected and how
  • Tools used for the analysis and presentation / visualisation / storage of data
  • Benefits
  • Issues, challenges and gaps - what you would like to be able to do but cannot

Please email proposals for talks to

Deadline for proposals :  Monday 26th October

The agenda will be posted by Friday 30th October

Organising committee

Mauro Campanella (GARR), Tim Chown (Jisc), Ivana Golub (PSNC),  Rick Havern (GÉANT), Simon Leinen (Switch), Pavle Vuletić (UoB)


Registration for the event is closed.

Videoconference details have been sent to registered participants.

See leaflet with videoconferencing tips 

The meeting was recorded; GÉANT YouTube channel recordings are linked in the agenda below.



09:45-10:15Zoom Room Testing 

Session 1  (chairs: Tim Chown and Ivana Golub)

GÉANT YouTube recording: Session 1

11:15-11:25Tea and coffee break

Session 2  (chairs: Simon Leinen and Mauro Campanella)

GÉANT YouTube recording: Session 2

12:45-13:35Lunch break

Session 3  (chairs: Simon Leinen and Mauro Campanella)

GÉANT YouTube recording: Session 3

14:45-14:55Tea and coffee break

Session 4 (chairs: Pavle Vuletic and Ivana Golub)

GÉANT YouTube recording: Session 4


See presentations' abstracts and speakers' short biographies.

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