9th IEEE International Workshop on Digital Rights Management Impact on Consumer Communications

11th January, 2013, Las Vegas, Nevada
Satellite Workshop of 10th IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference
(IEEE CCNC 2013)

Goals and Topics
Consumers and consumer electronics are increasingly using the Internet for distribution of digital goods, including digital versions of books, articles, music, video, games, software, images and 3D content. The growing popularity of tablets, e-readers and smart-phones is introducing new publishing approaches and business models. Digital distribution is now a mature area, but the balance between the protection of content, and flexibility and security for consumers remains a challenge.

Organizations are also increasingly concerned with information protection and control within and beyond the corporate perimeter for reasons including traceability, compliance, accountability and persistent management of intangible assets. The ease with which digital goods can be copied and redistributed makes the Internet well suited for unauthorized copying, modification and redistribution. The increasing use of cloud-based storage, along with the rapid adoption of new technologies such as high-bandwidth connections, wireless networks, peer-to-peer networks and surface computing is accelerating this process.

This one-day workshop on Digital Rights Management addresses problems faced by all stakeholders in this ecosystem including rights owners – who seek to protect their intellectual property rights and develop innovative business models – and end users – who seek to protect their privacy, enjoy a good user experience and preserve access they benefit from using traditional media.

Digital Rights Management (DRM) systems are intended to protect the rights of content owners in scenarios in which the participants often have conflicting goals and interests. This adversarial situation introduces interesting new twists on classical problems studied in cryptology and security research, such as key management and access control. Furthermore, novel security mechanisms and innovative designs can enable new business models and applications.

The workshop format will be highly interactive, based on a series of presentations held in a panel/forum type of environment to encourage discussion of topics and issues.

The workshop seeks submissions (consisting of a paper) on all theoretical and practical aspects of DRM, as well as experimental studies of fielded systems on topics including, but not limited to, the following.

  • DRM protocols
  • Architectures for DRM systems
  • Protection in evolving content areas (3D data, software distribution, social networking data)
  • Interoperability
  • Auditing
  • Micropayment and content remuneration
  • New Business models for online content distribution
  • Copyright-law issues, including but not limited to fair use
  • Rights expression languages
  • Digital policy management
  • Information ownership
  • Privacy and anonymity
  • Risk management
  • New DRM approaches and models
  • Robust identification of digital content
  • Security issues (authorization, encryption, tamper resistance, watermarking)
  • Threat and vulnerability assessment
  • Usability aspects of DRM systems (user acceptance, experience, awareness)
  • Social and sustainable DRM
  • Societal and public policy issues
  • Implementations and case studies

Guidelines for Submission
Submitted papers must represent original material that is not currently under review in any other conference or journal, and has not been previously published. The paper should be used as the basis for a 20 - 30 minute workshop presentation.

Manuscripts should be written in English conforming to the IEEE standard conference format (8.5" x 11", Two-Column) and not exceed 5 pages in length. Submission of papers should be regarded as a commitment such that, if accepted, at least one author of the paper will register and attend the conference; otherwise it will be removed from the IEEE Digital Library after the conference.

Papers should be submitted in .pdf format via the EDAS paper submission website by selecting the workshop submission link <http://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=8656> [link to be updated].

Important Dates – All TBC

  • Paper Submission: 21 September 2012
  • Author Notification: 1 October 2012
  • Camera-ready Copy: 15 October 2012
  • Workshop date: 11 January 2013 

Workshop co-Chairs

PC Members (To be Confirmed)

  • Jaime Delgado, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
  • Eric Diehl, Thomson, FR
  • Steven Furnell, University of Plymouth, UK
  • Rajit Gadh, University of California - Los Angeles, USA
  • Stefanos Gritzalis, University of the Aegean, GRE
  • Kashif Kifayat, Liverpool John Moores University
  • Mario Kolberg, University of Stirling, UK
  • Madjid Merabti, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
  • Milan Petkovic, Philips Research, NL
  • Marc Waldman, Manhattan College, USA
  • Heather Yu, Huawei Technologies, USA
  • Anat Zeelim-Hovav, Korea University, Korea
  • Wenjun Zeng, Univ. of Missouri, Columbia, USA
  • Ning Zhang, University of Manchester, UK
  • Bin Zhu, Microsoft Research Asia, China

Organizers’ Contact Details

Dr Xin Wang, Huawei, USA
Address: Huwei Technologies (USA), 2330 Central Express Way, Santa Clara, CA 95050, USA
Tel: +1 408-330-4952
Cell: +1 310-218-9429
Fax: +1 408-330-5088
E-mail: xwang@huawei.com

Prof. Jean-Henry Morin, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Address: CUI – Insititue of Services Science (ISS), University of Geneva, Battelle, 7 route de Drize, CH-1227 CAROUGE, SWITZERLAND
Tel: +41 (22) 379.02.55
Fax: +41 (22) 379.02.33

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