CALL FOR PAPERS
3rd IEEE International Workshop on Digital Rights Management Impact
on Consumer Communications
CCNC 2007 - Satellite Workshop
January 11 2007, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society
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 in traditional media under).
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 will contain some invited presentations and presentations accepted by
open submission. The format will be a series of presentations held in a panel/forum type
of environment to encourage interaction and discussion of topics and issues.
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
- 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
- CAPEX, OPEX, TCO examples/ estimations/models
- computing environments and platforms for DRM (TCP - Trusted Computing Platform)
- Implementations and case studies
Guidelines for Submission
must represent original material that is not currently under review
in any other conference or journal, and has not been previously
- Paper length should not exceed five-page technical paper manuscript. Please see author information page for submission guidelines at CCNC'07 website (http://www.ieee-ccnc.org). The paper should be used as the basis for a 20-30 minute Workshop presentation.
- Papers should be submitted in a .pdf or .ps format by selecting CCNC'07 at the EDAS paper submission website (http://www.edas.info) 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.
- All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings
- At least one author of accepted papers is required to register at the full registration rate.
August 17, 2006
September 15, 2006
October 10, 2006
Author Registration Deadline:
October 8, 2006
January 11, 2007
Xin Wang (ContentGuard, Inc., firstname.lastname@example.org, and University. of Southern California, email@example.com)
Technical Program Committee
Leonardo Chiariglione (Digital Media Project)
Jordan Cheun Ngen Chong (Philips Research Laboratories)
Jaime Delgado (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain)
Diehl Eric (Thomson)
Ahmet Eskicioglu (CUNY Brooklyn College)
Rajit Gadh (University of California - Los Angeles)
Stefanos Gritzalis (University of the Aegean)
Lindsay Holman (Panasonic, UK)
Antonius Kalker (Hewlett-Packard)
Toru Kambayashi (Toshiba)
Deepa Kundur (Texas A&M University)
Jack Lacy (InterTrust)
Jeff Lotspiech (IBM)
Madjid Merabti (John Moores University Liverpool)
Jean-Henry Morin (University of Geneva - CUI)
Sheng Mei Shen (Panasonic Singapore Lab)
Marc Waldman (Manhattan College)
ShiQiang Yang (Tsinghua Univ., China)
Heather Yu (Panasonic Information and Networking Technologies Lab)
Wenjun Zeng (Univ. of Missouri, Columbia)
Ning Zhang (University of Manchester)
Bin Zhu (Microsoft Research China)