Digital Rights Management (DRM) is an interdisciplinary field  intersecting with many different areas including cryptography, software and computer systems design, information and signal processing, law, policy-making, as well as business analysis and economics.
 
Currently human intellectual product is predominantly produced in digital form and as a result the DRM problem ought to be viewed   in the broader sense that spans the full spectrum of human productivity rather than a narrow perspective that applies it to music or videos.  
 
ACM-DRM is an international workshop that looks at the DRM problem in its broadest possible interpretation and aims to bring together scientists and scholars from all the related disciplines for an exchange of ideas and presentation of cutting edge results related to digital content distribution.
 
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
 
  1.  anonymous publishing, privacy and DRM.
  2.  architectures for DRM systems.
  3.  business models for online content distribution. risk management.
  4.  copyright-law issues, including but not limited to fair use.
  5.  digital goods and online multiplayer games.
  6.  digital policy management.
  7.  DRM and consumer rights, labeling and competition law.
  8.  implementations and case studies.
  9.  information theory and combinatorics, including marking assumptions and related codes.
  10.  robust identification of digital content.
  11.  security issues, including but not limited to authorization, encryption, tamper resistance, and watermarking.
  12.  regulatory authority for DRM. Interoperability.
  13.  supporting cryptographic technology including but not limited to traitor tracing, broadcast encryption, obfuscation.
  14.  threat and vulnerability assessment.
  15.  trusted computing, attestation, hardware support for DRM, side-channel attacks.
  16.  usability aspects of DRM systems.
  17.  web services related to DRM systems.
 
The ACM-DRM 2007 workshop is the seventh in the series of the annual DRM workshops. The first workshop took place in 2001 and  the success of the subsequent events established ACM-DRM as a
prime venue in the area of digital content distribution technologies. DRM 2007 is sponsored by the ACM SIGSAC and is held in conjunction with the 14th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security. Submitted papers will be rigorously refereed; those accepted for presentation will be published in an archival proceedings volume by ACM Press and will be distributed at the time of the workshop.
 
Instructions for authors: Submissions must not  overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. Submissions should be at most 15 pages excluding the bibliography and well-marked appendices, using at least 11-point font and reasonable margins. Committee members are not required to read the appendices, and thus submissions should be intelligible without them. Each submission should start with the title, abstract, and names and contact information of authors. All submissions will be handled electronically.
SEVENTH ACM DRM WORKSHOP
Seventh ACM DRM Workshop
October 29, 2007
Alexandria, Virginia, USA
 
N. Asokan (Nokia)
Mikhail J. Atallah (Purdue U.)
Stefan Bechtold (Max-Planck)
Ee-Chien Chang (National U. of Singapore)
Jung Hee Cheon (Seoul National U.)
Yvo Desmedt (UC London)
Nelly Fazio (IBM Almaden)
Juan Garay (Bell Labs)
Natali Helberger (U. of Amsterdam)
Stanislaw Jarecki (UC Irvine)
Stefan Katzenbeisser (Phillips Research)
Nasir Memon (Polytechnic U.)
Benny Pinkas (U. Haifa)
Radu Sion (Stony Brook U.)
Ozlem Uzuner (SUNY Albany)
Pim Tuyls (Phillips Research)
Program Committee
Program Chairs
Aggelos Kiayias (U. Connecticut)
Ahmad Reza-Sadeghi (Ruhr U. Bochum)
Moti Yung (Google and Columbia U.)
General Chair
Joan Feigenbaum (Yale U., USA)
Aggelos Kiayias (U. Connecticut)
Tomas Sander (HP)
Moti Yung (Google and Columbia U.)
DRM Steering Committee
Call for Papers [pdf a4 size] [pdf letter size]