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In this paper, we introduce PLACE*, a distributed spatio-temporal data stream management system for moving objects. PLACE* supports continuous spatio-temporal queries that hop among a network of regional servers. To minimize the execution cost, a new Query-Track- Participate (QTP) query processing model is proposed inside PLACE*. In the QTP model, a query is continuously answered by a querying server, a tracking server, and a set of participating servers. In this paper, we focus on query plan generation, execution and update algorithms for continuous range queries in PLACE* using QTP. An extensive experimental study demonstrates the effectiveness of the proposed algorithms in PLACE*.