Attribute-based access to distributed data over P2P networks

Divyakant Agrawal, Amr El Abbadi, Subhash Suri

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Peer-to-Peer (P2P) networks are distributed data sharing systems with no dedicated and centralised infrastructure. While P2P systems have been used so far mainly for file sharing, their true potential lies as a vast, loosely connected worldwide infrastructure for sharing resources, data and information. This paper addresses a natural step in the evolution of P2P: data and information sharing where data is accessed based on its attributes or properties. We have identified diverse applications that can benefit directly from attribute-based access to distributed data over P2P systems. Based on the application requirements, we propose three new models for both data distribution and data accesses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)112-123
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Computational Science and Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2007
Externally publishedYes



  • Decentralised data sharing
  • Publish/subscribe systems
  • Range queries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mathematics
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software

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