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International Conference on Pervasive Services (2005)
Santorini, Greece
July 11, 2005 to July 14, 2005
ISBN: 0-7803-9032-6
pp: 79-87
A. Malatras , Dept. of Electron. Eng., Surrey Univ., Guildford, UK
G. Pavlou , Dept. of Electron. Eng., Surrey Univ., Guildford, UK
Pervasive environments are mostly based on the ad hoc networking paradigm and are characterized by ubiquity in both users and devices and artefacts. In these inherently unstable conditions and bearing in mind the resources limitations that are attributed to participating devices, the deployment of knowledge management techniques is considered complicated due to the particular requirements. This paper addresses the issue of secure and distributed knowledge management applications in pervasive environments. We present a prototype implementation after having presented detailed design principles as far as the communications and the application itself is regarded. Robustness and lightweight implementation are the cornerstones of the proposed solution.
lightweight implementation, distributed knowledge management, pervasive environment, ad hoc networking paradigm, secure management

S. Gritzalis, I. Chalaris, A. Malatras, P. Belsis, C. Skourlas and G. Pavlou, "Secure and distributed knowledge management in pervasive environments," International Conference on Pervasive Services(PERSER), Santorini, Greece, 2005, pp. 79-87.
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