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Proceedings of the 2005 International Conference on Pervasive Systems and Computing, PSC '05
This paper describes a new attribute of user applications running in the pervasive computing environments. This attribute, the core of our scheme, is named Knowledge Usability. Context-sensitivity, Situation awareness and Ad hoc communication; the discussed features of the user applications till date, are inadequate to analyze the knowledge related to the user. The concept of “Knowledge Usability” is derived to eliminate those limitations. This feature does not contradict the importance of others; it goes side by side with the existing ones to facilitate the user needs. Moreover, we discuss the necessity of Knowledge Usability in pervasive computing environments with some day-to-day life illustrative examples.