DIMACS Workshop on Management of Digital Intellectual Property

April 17 - 18, 2000
DIMACS Center, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ

Joan Feigenbaum, AT&T Labs - Research, jf@research.att.com
Dan Boneh, Stanford University, dabo@theory.stanford.edu
R. Venkatesan, Microsoft, venkie@microsoft.com

Co-sponsored by DIMACS and Microsoft Corporation.

Presented under the auspices of the DIMACS Special Focus on Next Generation Networks Technologies and its Applications and the DIMACS Special Year on Networks.

Critical to the development of e-commerce is the management of digital intellectual property (IP). Technology has challenged the status quo of IP management in many ways. Widespread use of personal computers and Internet communication creates vast opportunities for producers, distributors, and consumers of digital works of all forms, but it also threatens to render copying and modification of these works completely uncontrollable. DIMACS will sponsor a two-day series of technical talks and "position statements" on the design, development, and deployment of IP-management technology that strikes the right balance between the need to control copying and modification and the desire to foster innovative uses of digital works that have been enabled by computing and communication advances.

Speakers are encouraged to address all technical, legal, and business aspects of digital IP management. Companies offering relevant products and services are encouraged to participate and to submit abstracts or papers outlining their approach.

Topics appropriate for this workshop include, but are not limited to: Intellectual property protection, Anti piracy techniques, Legal issues in the protection of digital rights, New business models for managing digital rights, Passive content protection, e.g. watermarking, tracing traitors, Active content protection, e.g. software tamper resistance, Hardware solutions to content protection.

We will decide whether to publish a proceedings for the workshop based on the number of full-length submissions. If the number and quality of full-length submissions are sufficient, proceedings will be published by the American Mathematical Society as a volume in the DIMACS series.

(1) Paul Kocher, Cryptography Research.
(2) Stuart Haber, InterTrust.
(3) Narayanan Shivakumar, Univ. Washington
(4) Jon Callas, Counterpane Internet Security

A limited number of stipends are available to those unable to obtain funding to attend the workshop. Students giving talks at the workshop are encouraged to apply if such assistance is needed. Requests for stipends should be addressed to Joan Feigenbaum at jf@research.att.com

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