IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference



7th IEEE International Workshop on Digital Rights Management Impact on Consumer Communications (DRM 2011)

                                                           9th January, 2011, Las Vegas, Nevada

                        Satellite Workshop of 8th IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference              

                                                                       (IEEE CCNC 2011) 

Consumers and consumer electronics are increasingly using the Internet for distribution of digital goods, including digital versions of books, articles, music, and images. The ease with which digital goods can be copied and redistributed makes the Internet well suited for unauthorized copying, modification and redistribution. The rapid adoption of new technologies such as high-bandwidth connections, wireless networks, and peer-to-peer networks is accelerating this process.

This one-day workshop on Digital Rights Management Impact on Consumer Communications addresses problems faced by rights holders - who seek to protect their intellectual property rights, and by end consumers - who seek to protect their privacy and to preserve access they now enjoy using traditional media.

Digital Rights Management (DRM) systems are intended to protect the rights of content owners in scenarios in which the participants have conflicting goals and are not fully trusted. 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 can enable new business models and applications. Recent research has also proposed new primitives for DRM, such as hash functions that make it possible to identify content in an adversarial setting.

The workshop seeks workshop proposal 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, those shown below:

  • DRM protocols
  • architectures for DRM systems
  • interoperability
  • auditing
  • business models for online content distribution
  • copyright-law issues, including but not limited to fair use
  • digital policy management
  • information ownership
  • privacy and anonymity
  • risk management
  • robust identification of digital content
  • security issues, including but not limited to authorization, encryption, tamper resistance, and watermarking
  • threat and vulnerability assessment
  • usability aspects of DRM systems
  • web services
  • 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 a .pdf or .ps format via EDAS paper submission website and then selecting the workshop submission link.
  • A separate cover sheet should show the title of the paper, the author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s), and the address (including e-mail, telephone, and fax) to which the correspondence should be sent.

Important Dates
Paper Submission:                               1 September 2010
Author Notification:                               15 September 2010
Camera-ready Copy:                             1 October 2010
Workshop date:                                    9 January 2011 

Workshop Co-Chairs
Dr Xin Wang, Huawei Technologies, USA
Dr Jean-Henry Morin, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Dr David Llewellyn-Jones, Liverpool John Moores University, UK


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