First International Conference on
  Digital Rights Management: Technologies, Issues, Challenges and Systems
                          Sydney, Australia
                      31 October - 2 November 2005

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 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