DIGITAL RIGHTS MANAGEMENT
                            Call for Papers

The Internet has been increasingly used for the distribution of
digital goods, including digital music, video, images and books. The
ease of copying and re-distribution of digital goods make this content
vulnerable to unauthorised copying, modification and
re-distribution. New technologies such as broadband and peer-to-peer
communication have exacerbated the situation.

The workshop will consider all aspects of Digital Rights Management
(DRM) faced by rights holders who want to protect their intellectual
property rights and end consumers who seek to protect their privacy
and to preserve access they now enjoy in traditional media under
existing copyright law).

The workshop seeks submissions from academia and industry presenting
novel research on theoretical and practical aspects of DRM, as well as
experimental studie and fielded systems. We encourage submissions from
other communities such as law and business that present these
communities' perspectives on technological issues. It is planned to
publish accepted papers in the Conferences in Research and Practice in
Information Technology series.

Key Areas

Topics include but are not limited to:

  * Anonymous publishing
  * Architectures for DRM systems
  * Auditing
  * Business models for on-line content distribution
  * Content sharing and mobility
  * Copyright law issues
  * Digital policy management
  * Privacy and anonymity
  * Risk management
  * Robust identification of digital content
  * Security issues (including, but not limited to, authorisation, encryption,
    tamper resistance and watermarking)
  * Standards activities in DRM
  * Threat and vulnerability assessment
  * Usability aspects of DRM systems
  * Web services

Programme Committee Co-Chairs

  * R. Safavi-Naini, Univ. of Wollongong, Australia
  * P. Montague, Motorola Australia Software Centre, Australia

Programme Committee

  * C. Boyd, Qld Univ. of Technology, Australia
  * E. Dawson, Qld Univ of Technology, Australia
  * R. H. Deng, Singapore Management Univ.
  * M. Jackson, RMIT, Australia
  * T. Messerges, Motorola Labs
  * A. McCullagh, QUT, Australia
  * P. Ogunbona, Univ. of Wollongong, Australia
  * M. Ozols, DSTO, Australia
  * N. Sheppard, Univ. of Wollongong, Australia
  * C. Steketee, U of South Australia, Australia
  * C. Thomborson, University of Auckland, NZ
  * G. Quirchmayr, Univ of Vienna, Austria
  * V. Varadharajan, Macquarie Uni, Australia
  * J. Warden, Personal Comm Sector, Motorola, US
  * H. Wang, Macquarie Uni, Australia

ACSW  2005 Organising Committee Co-Chairs

  * M. Hannaford, University of Newcastle, Australia
  * F. Henskens, University of Newcastle, Australia

Key dates

   Submission of abstracts: 31 Aug, 2004  
   Submission of full papers:  3 Sep, 2004 
   Notification of acceptance: 15 Oct, 2004
     Camera-ready copy due: 12 Nov, 2004
       Author registration: 12 Nov, 2004
    ACSW 2005 and workshop: 31 Jan, 2005 - 3 Feb, 2005

ACSW 2005

AISW is part of Australasian Computer Science Week 2005, to be held at
the University of Newcastle from 31 January to 3 February, 2005. ACSW
2005 also includes:

  * 28th Australasian Computer Science Conference (ACSC2005)
  * 16th Australasian Database Conference (ADC2005)
  * 6th Australasian User Interface Conference (AUIC2005)
  * Computing: the Australasian Theory Symposium (CATS2005)
  * 10th Asia-Pacific Computer System Architecture Conference (ACSAC2005)
  * 7th Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE2005)
  * 2nd Asia-Pacific Conference on Conceptual Modelling (APCCM2005)

Registration for any of these conferences will enable delegates to
attend sessions in any ACSW conference and workshop. Registration for
AISW alone (one day) will also be available. The proceedings for each
conference / workshop will be made available through the CRPIT
website. The ACSW web site is at

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should conform to the submission guidelines below and be
emailed as an attachment (PDF, PostScript or Microsoft Word
acceptable) to The covering email should indicate
the name and details of the primary contact author.  Confirmation will
be sent once the file has been successfully received.

Papers describing original contributions up to 10 pages in length are
invited.  Papers should conform to the formatting instructions for the
series Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology
(available at

Both research papers and papers describing practical experiences and
security implementations are welcome. Each paper will be double
refereed. Papers will be judged on originality, significance,
correctness and clarity. The contribution of the paper should be
clearly explained in both general and technical terms.  Submission of
a paper includes a commitment that, should the paper be accepted, at
least one author will attend the workshop to present the work.


Proceedings will also be published in revised form through the
Australian Computer Society in its Conferences in Research and
Practice in Information Technology series. At least one author must
register for the workshop to ensure publication of the paper.