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
  • 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
  • CAPEX, OPEX, TCO examples/ estimations/models
  • computing environments and platforms for DRM (TCP - Trusted Computing Platform)
  • 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.

  • Paper length should not exceed five-page technical paper manuscript. Please see author information page for submission guidelines at CCNC'07 website ( 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 ( 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.

Important Dates

Paper submission: August 17, 2006
Author Notification: September 15, 2006
Camera-ready Copy: October 10, 2006
Author Registration Deadline: October 8, 2006
Workshop date: January 11, 2007

Workshop Chair

Xin Wang (ContentGuard, Inc.,, and University. of Southern California,

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)