First International Conference on Digital Rights Management: Technologies, Issues, Challenges and Systems Sydney, Australia 31 October - 2 November 2005 http://www.titr.uow.edu.au/DRMTICS2005 This new conference series (abbreviated: DRMTICS, pronounced: "dramatics") seeks submissions from academia and industry describing novel research results that cover theoretical and practical advancements in all areas of DRM systems. The conference will serve as a broad multi-disciplinary forum for all DRM related issues. Of particular interest this year are rights expression languages, processes and methods for DRM applications, together with social, legal, usability, and business aspects of such systems. Alternative economic and incentive based models, their analysis, implementation and case studies are highly encouraged. Topics include but are not limited to: * DRM systems and architecture * ODRL, XrML and other rights expression languages * Usage monitoring and metering * Business and charging models for content distribution * Economic aspects of content distribution * Code obfuscation and software protection * Usability aspects of DRM systems * Concrete software patent cases * DRM law and policy issues * Fair use and copyright law issues * Content sharing and mobility * Privacy enhanced content distribution * Peer-to-peer systems for content distribution * MPEG-21, OMA and other standard activities for DRM * Security technologies (including, but not limited to, authorisation, encryption, tamper resistance and controlled access) * Watermarking, fingerprinting and content identification * Broadcast encryption and traitor tracing * Implementations and case studies of DRM systems * Web services for content distribution * Access control systems for digital rights management * Interoperability and accessibility * Electronic publication and digital libraries * Issues in distributed computer games Programme Co-Chairs Rei Safavi-Naini, University of Wollongong, Australia Moti Yung, RSA Laboratories and Columbia University, USA General Co-Chairs Wanqing Li, University of Wollongong, Australia Nicholas Sheppard, University of Wollongong, Australia Important Dates: Paper Submission Deadline: 15 July 2005 Notification of Acceptance: 5 September 2005 Pre-Proceedings Papers Deadline: 1 October 2005 Conference Event: 31 October - 2 November 2005 Final Proceedings Version Deadline: 9 December 2005 Programme Committee Feng Bao, Institute for Infocom Research, Singapore Stefan Bechtold, Max Planck Institute for Collective Goods, Germany Jong Uk Choi, MarkAny, Korea Christian S. Collberg, University of Arizona, USA Ingemar Cox, University of London, England Jana Dittmann, University of Magdeburg, Germany Yevgeniy Dodis, New York University, USA Brian Fitzgerald, Queensland University of Technology, Australia Susanne Guth, ODRL Initiative Greg Heileman, University of New Mexico, USA HweeHwa Pang, Singapore Management University, Singapore Hideki Imai, University of Tokyo, Japan Sushil Jajodia, George Mason University, USA Ton Kalker, HP Labs, USA Stefan Katzenbeisser, Technical University of Muenchen, Germany Aggelos Kiayias, University of Connecticut, USA Kwangjo Kim, Information and Communication University, Korea Kaoru Kurosawa, Ibaraki University, Japan Jeff Lotspiech, IBM Almaden, USA Stefan Nusser, IBM Almaden, USA Josef Pieprzyk, Macquarie University, Australia Bin Zhu, Microsoft Research Asia, China Instructions for Authors Submissions must not substantially duplicate any published work that has appeared in a journal or conference proceedings. Parallel submissions of papers to journals, conferences or workshops that have proceedings will be a reason for automatic rejection. Submission Format The paper must be anonymous, with no author names, affiliations, acknowledgements, or obvious references. It should begin with a title, a short abstract, and a list of keywords. The length of the paper should not exceed 12 pages excluding bibliography and appendices, and 20 pages total using at least 11-point fonts and with reasonable margins. The introduction should summarise the contributions of the paper at a level appropriate for a non-specialist reader. Committee members are not required to read appendices; the paper should be intelligible without them. Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits. Electronic Submission For a detailed description of the electronic submission procedure please visit http://www.titr.uow.edu.au/DRMTICS2005/submission/. Electronic submissions must conform to this procedure and be received by 15 July 2005, 23:00 IST (Indian Standard Time). Other means of submission will not be honoured. Conference Proceedings The conference proceedings will be published in Springer-Verlag's Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) Series (http://www.springeronline.com/lncs).