CFP: Data Usage Management on the Web (DUMW2012) Workshop at WWW 2012


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Data Usage Management on the Web (DUMW2012) Workshop at the World Wide Web
Conference (WWW 2012), Lyon, France April 16th, 2012



The current abundance of digital data requires societal, legal, economical,
and technical approaches to ensure appropriate use of this vast amount of
data. Following two successful events - the Dagstuhl Seminar on Distributed
Usage Control and the W3C Privacy and Data Usage Control Workshop, the goal
of this workshop is to discuss current developments in usage management and
to identify interesting areas of future research. Data usage control
generalizes access control in order to address what happens to data in the
future and after it has been shared or accessed. Spanning the domains of
privacy, the protection of intellectual property and compliance, typical
requirements include "delete after thirty days", "delete within five years",
"notify whenever data is given away", and "don't share". However, in the
near future, more general requirements may include "do not use for
employment purposes", "do not use for tracking", as well as "do not use to
harm me in any way". Major challenges in this field include policies, the
relationship between end user actions and technical events, tracking data
across layers of abstraction as well as logical and physical systems, policy
enforcement, protection of the enforcement mechanisms, and guarantees.


In the workshop, we will discuss the state of the art in different
approaches including preventive (such as DRM systems) and forensic (such as
accountability) approaches and discuss open problems. Besides this technical
perspective, we want to provide a forum for discussions on the requirements
(societal, individual, technical), the guarantees that can be provided in
different contexts (e.g., inadvertent vs. malicious abuse of data) and
business models for developing and deploying data usage management


Papers Due: February 3rd, 2012

Author Notification: February 27th, 2012 

Camera ready deadline: March 2nd, 2012 

Workshop Date: April 16th, 2012



Lalana Kagal, MIT, USA

Alexander Pretschner, KIT, Germany


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