We present the NanoPeers architecture paradigm, a
peer-to-peer network of lightweight devices, lacking all or
most of the capabilities of their computer-world counterparts.
We identify the problems arising when we apply current
routing and searching methods to this nano-world, and
present some initial solutions, using a case study of a sensor
network instance; Smart Dust. Furthermore, we propose
the P2P Worlds framework as a hybrid P2P architecture
paradigm, consisting of cooperating layers of P2P
networks, populated by computing entities with escalating
capabilities. Our position is that (i) experience gained
through research and experimentation in the field of P2P
computing, can be indispensable when moving down the
stair of computing capabilities, and that (ii) the proposed
framework can be the basis of numerous real-world applications,
opening up several challenging research problems.