Opened 6 years ago

Closed 13 months ago

#1087 closed task (fixed)

Compile list of open reseach questions

Reported by: str4d Owned by: jaruga
Priority: minor Milestone: 0.9.35
Component: www/i2p Version:
Keywords: docs Cc: slumlord
Parent Tickets: #1085


Tor has several lists of research ideas and open questions. We should have a similar list.

Tasks to complete:

  • Collect the many research questions listed in the existing documentation.
  • Read our minimal existing literature.
    • What questions do they try to answer?
    • What answers to they provide?
    • What new questions do they pose?
  • Think about what areas of I2P need more research.
    • What changes have we made to I2P recently?
    • How do those changes affect the performance/anonymity tradeoff?


Attachments (3)

research_v1_2018.04.18 (3.0 KB) - added by jaruga 13 months ago.
V1 draft of research page - no questions
research_v2_2018.05.01.txt (5.7 KB) - added by jaruga 13 months ago.
v2 merge with existing page
open_research_questions_2018.04.30.txt (1.2 KB) - added by jaruga 13 months ago.
Proposed additional research questions

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Change History (13)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by dg

I'm sure we could find some with searches (I may look at this later) but one came to mind. Unidirectional tunnels are a design choice seemingly not backed by any research papers but could be beneficial.

Grothoff's paper decided unidirectional tunnels were a bad idea with little evidence to support this. A page in our docs exists for it: http://www.i2p2.i2p/unidirectional-tunnels.html

As with many of the research questions we have, I'm sure research can and will benefit both ourselves and the field. It's possible unidirectional tunnels were a positive change and Tor may, some day, want to use them if the research is positive.

Relevant zzz.i2p post: http://zzz.i2p/topics/905

A brief mention of another: profiling.

Last edited 6 years ago by dg (previous) (diff)

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by zzz

  • Priority changed from major to minor

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by str4d

  • Milestone set to soon
  • Priority changed from minor to major
  • Status changed from new to open

comment:4 Changed 14 months ago by jaruga

  • Owner set to jaruga
  • Status changed from open to accepted

This is something I will gladly tackle over the next couple weeks, having a compiled list would certainly be valuable for increasing research participation.

Changed 13 months ago by jaruga

V1 draft of research page - no questions

comment:5 Changed 13 months ago by jaruga

Update: I've almost finished going through the documentation and a lot of the relevant research papers, the list is looking quite nice. I imagine it'll be done in the next week or so.

I've also written a first draft of a general outline for researchers who choose to work on the I2P network and some safety ethics that it's recommended they follow. I've attached it here. If anyone had time to give it review while I finish compiling the accompanying questions it would be greatly appreciated.

comment:6 Changed 13 months ago by zzz

We actually have a list already - it's here http://i2p-projekt.i2p/en/research/questions

WRT research guidelines page which is what jaruga attached, we have one of those also: http://i2p-projekt.i2p/en/research

neither has been updated in a while

Last edited 13 months ago by zzz (previous) (diff)

Changed 13 months ago by jaruga

v2 merge with existing page

comment:7 Changed 13 months ago by jaruga

Attached merger of existing research page and additions from draft v1.

Changed 13 months ago by jaruga

Proposed additional research questions

comment:8 Changed 13 months ago by zzz

  • Cc slumlord added
  • Milestone changed from soon to 0.9.35
  • Priority changed from major to minor

All looks fine to me.
These may be pages that we start updating regularly, so no need for perfection.
If you don't get a response from str4d in a couple days I suggest you proceed by working with slumlord to get the changes in. You two can figure out how to do that, either manually or by you generating a patch against the actual website files in mtn or github (get them from ) - but not a github PR because it's just a mirror.

comment:9 Changed 13 months ago by slumlord

edcc8f079eb91933ef321cab7a4454bbeac39db4 - #1087 - Update 'Academic Research' page


5f0e9227fc62a9f8fda733591afe4b5fa6122551 - #1087 - Update 'Open Research Questions' page

Thank you, jaruga.

comment:10 Changed 13 months ago by jaruga

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from accepted to closed

Yay :) No problem. I'll mark this as resolved for now.

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