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CFP: Virtual Goods + ODRL International Workshop 2009

From: Renato Iannella <renato@nicta.com.au>
Date: Mon, 6 Apr 2009 16:35:15 +1000
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Call for Papers
7th International Workshop for Technical, Economic and Legal Aspects
of Business Models for Virtual Goods incorporating the 5th  
International ODRL Workshop

Nancy, 22 Sep 2009, France.
in co-location with IFIP I3E, 23-25 Sep 2009
and with ODRL working group meeting 21 Sep 2009


Virtual Goods + ODRL 2009 is organized by the IFIP Working Group
6.11 Communication Systems in Electronic Commerce
and with the support of the German GI Working Group E-Commerce.


What it is about

With the rise of new digital music portals, the development of  
copyright laws world-wide and the increasing success of alternative  
models, the discussion on digital rights management is even more  
intense than ever before. Digital content, e.g., MP3 music, flash  
films, or electronic books, is coming up more and more in the  
Internet, and doubts that technical protection alone will suffice are  
increasing. Existing technical approaches to digital rights protection  
are proprietary and mutual incompatible, they establish closed user  
groups. Moreover, they overestimate the technical chances to transfer  
usage rules of physical goods to the digital world by control of end- 
user devices.

Any business model of virtual goods must include not only the virtual  
objects and their technical control functions, but also the human  
actors and their personal and economic interest. What is needed is a  
simple and safe technology which supports a balance of interests  
between creators, providers and consumers of digital goods. Current  
technology does not give satisfactory answers.

The goal of this conference is to bring together experts from  
scientific and practical fields, researchers from different  
disciplines, developers, and users interested in electronic commerce  
of virtual goods. We will assess current methodologies and bring  
forward new research directions.

We expressly welcome research contributions from different fields,  
including computer sciences, economics, business, law, human sciences  
and other relevant disciplines.


Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to, the following  

* New business models of virtual goods
* Peer-to-peer distribution systems
* Web service infrastructures of securing virtual goods
* Digital rights management: technical solutions, user acceptance
* Content protection (watermarking, encryption, signatures)

* Rights and policy expression languages, esp. but not only ODRL
* ODRL profiles and applications
* Rights expression/policy models
* Policy aware Web
* Interoperability within rights expression/policy languages

* Economic models of pure virtual environments (Second Life, etc)
* Underground markets: malware, copyright infringement, etc.
* Digital libraries
* Forensics of digital rights
* Economic role of the actors

* Impact on the society
* E-culture participation
* Social networks
* Social commerce


* We expect full papers by April 30, 2009
* Camera-ready papers should be in Word format (.doc)
* Word users may use this new word template
* Tex users are kindly asked to imitate the word template.
   They may ask for support by the PC chairs

Submit your paper to:

Alapan.Arnab(at)t-systems.co.za and/or jn(at)4fo.de

4. Conference Proceedings and Publishing in the Web

Accepted papers will be printed in a Conference Proceedings Volume  
published by the Poznan University of Economics Publishing House and  
distributed among participants during the conference.

Abstracts of presentation will be published in the Web at http://www.virtualgoods.org/2009



Wojciech Cellary
Information Technology
The Poznan University of Economics

R¸diger Grimm
IT Risk management
University Koblenz-Landau


Program Committee Co-Chairs:

Alapan Arnab
T-Systems, South Africa

J¸rgen N¸tzel
Informatics - Digital Rights Management
4FriendsOnly.com Internet Technologies AG, Ilmenau

Local Organization Chair:

GÈrÙme Canals
Nancy University, France

Steering Committee:

R¸diger Grimm and J¸rgen N¸tzel


Program Committee

Alapan Arnab, T-Systems, South Africa (PC co-chair)
Borka J. Blazic, University and Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, SLO
Nathaniel Borenstein, IBM Lotus Division, Ann Arbor MI, USA
Karlheinz Brandenburg, Technical University Ilmenau, DE
Wojciech Cellary, The Poznan University of Economics, PL (General co- 
Jana Dittmann, Uni Magdeburg, DE
Ed Gerck, Safevote Inc., San Rafael, CA, USA
Ruediger Grimm, University of Koblenz, DE (General co-chair)
Susanne Guth, Vodafone, DE
Berthold Hass, University in Koblenz, DE
Thomas Hess, University Munich, DE
Renato Iannella, National ICT Australia (NICTA), AU
Peter Kropf, UniversitÈ de Neuch‚tel, CH, and UniversitÈ de MontrÈal,  
Kazimierz Krzysztofek, Warsaw Foundation Pro Cultura, and Warsaw  
School of Social Psychology, PL
Deepa Kundur, Texas A&M University, USA
Kia Ng, University Leeds, UK
Juergen Nuetzel, 4FriendsOnly.com AG, Ilmenau, DE (PC co-chair)
G¸nther Pernul, Uni Regensburg, DE
Frank Stoll, UBS, Z¸rich, CH
Herwig Unger, Fernuniversitaet Hagen, DE


April 30, 2009      Full papers submitted
June 30, 2009       Notification of acceptance
July 15, 2009       Print-ready papers due
September 14, 2009  Web-ready presentations due
September 22, 2009  Workshop in Nancy
September 22, 2009  Final Book available at workshop
Received on Monday, 6 April 2009 06:39:08 UTC

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