Departmental Papers (CIS)

Date of this Version

March 2002

Document Type

Conference Paper


Postprint version. Published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 2429, Peer-to-Peer Systems: First International Workshop, IPTPS, March 2002, pages 242-250.
Publisher URL: NOTE: At the time of publication, author Boon Thau Loo was affiliated with the University of California at Berkeley. Currently (April 2007), he is a faculty member in the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania.


Recently a new generation of P2P systems, offering distributed hash table (DHT) functionality, have been proposed. These systems greatly improve the scalability and exact-match accuracy of P2P systems, but offer only the exact-match query facility. This paper outlines a research agenda for building complex query facilities on top of these DHT-based P2P systems. We describe the issues involved and outline our research plan and current status.



Date Posted: 06 April 2007