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CALL FOR PRESENTATION
5th INDICARE Workshop on the Human Factors of DRM


19 January 2006 - Budapest, Hungary
Budapest University of Technology and Economics

AIMS AND SCOPE OF THE WORKSHOP

In the last years several online content services have been started. Consumers in the developed world now have different music stores to choose from, and we will not have to wait too long for video downloading either. E-books and other DRM-protected content have also been around for a while. Besides downloading, with the spreading of broadband connections, streaming is also becoming a good option to control content. However, not everyone has equal opportunity to access such services. People living in poorly developed areas and special groups, like disabled persons may not have offerings that suit their needs.

The purpose of the 5th INDICARE Workshop on the Human Factors of DRM is to put the consumer and his needs in focus: we want to point out the deficiencies of today's DRM-protected offerings and devices, and find out the actions that could be taken to enhance existing systems to the benefit of consumers.

Our aim is to bring together people with experience in the area of Digital Rights Management. We are looking for researchers, developers and users of DRM from academia, business and industry. Because of the nature of the topic we also expect private individuals, who have a strong opinion on the human factors of DRM.

KEY TOPICS

  • consumer survey, testing institutes
  • interests of special groups (blind, etc.)
  • user interfaces of existing systems, including ergonomics
  • transparency of licensing, understandability of terms
  • interoperability and integration
  • problems resulting from the design of the services
  • daily problems with the usage of DRM systems
  • privacy issues
  • consumer-friendliness

VENUE

The workshop will be held at:

Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Building I, at Magyar tudosok korutja 2.
Budapest, Hungary

WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS

Kristóf Kerényi
Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Department of Measurement and Information Systems
SEARCH Laboratory
Magyar tudósok körútja 2.
Budapest, Hungary, 1117
Phone: +36 1 205 3098
E-mail: kerenyi@mit.bme.hu

Zoltán Hornák
Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Department of Measurement and Information Systems
SEARCH Laboratory
Magyar tudósok körútja 2.
Budapest, Hungary, 1117
Phone: +36 1 205 3098
E-mail: hornak@mit.bme.hu