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 - 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

  * 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. A selected subset of papers
will be published in a special collection of the Journal of Research and
Practice in Information Technology, published by the Australian Computer
Society and scheduled for 2005.