10th International Workshop for Technical, Economic and Legal Aspects of Business Models for Virtual Goods
incorporating the 8th W3C ODRL Community Group Meeting, 24 - 25 September 2012, Namur, Belgium

Call for Papers

Virtual Goods + ODRL 2012 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.


Call for Presentation of ongoing PhD research about "Policy Awareness in the World of Virtual Goods"

This year, our traditional VG+ODRL workshop will be held as a PhD networking event on Mo-Tue, Sep 24-25 (noon-to-afternoon), antecedent by an ODRL meeting on Monday morning. We are planning for 10-12 presentations of PhD students on their ongoing work. The aim of the workshop is NOT the presentation of results, but the discussion of open questions. The purpose is networking among the PhD research works.

The topic is "Policy Awareness in the World of VG", addressing privacy, security, business rules, management, governance in different contexts such as social networks, e-commerce services, e-participation, e-health systems, organizational management, digital goods.

Digital rights languages such as ODRL can be used to specify general policies, not only with respect of copy right, but also of privacy, governance, flow control etc. The overall view on the different legal, ethical and economic requirements for a policy aware use of the Web shall be in the focus of this workshop. Works on technical, legal, and economic aspects of virtual goods are also welcome.

As usual, the workshop is based on Informatics (computer sciences) with a view on economic, legal, and technical aspects.

Every talk is 20-30 minutes followed by a 20-30 minutes open discussion; every presentation addresses these three issues:

  • 1. specification of research questions
  • 2. expression of first results achieved;
  • 3. formulation of open questions yet unsolved by this PhD research (invitation to discussion).


  • Supervisors of ongoing research work on PhD level are invited to announce titles and names of candidates now. Please announce immediately your interest of participation. Final commitment of participation and 3-4 pages abstracts are due end of July 2012. Send your intention to participate now, and the abstract to be published until July 30 per e-mail to the program chairs. For the abstract send word or tex sources to support the editing process.
  • All abstracts will be published online on www.virtualgoods.org and printed out by Koblenz Faculty Technical Report (with ISSN number and publication on the University web pages), see http://www.uni-koblenz-landau.de/koblenz/fb4/forschung/publications/Reports
  • For this workshop we will not use our review system through EasyChair, but the selection will be directly per e-mail by the program chairs (see above). The purpose of the workshop is a networkiung among the PhD works.

4. Conference Proceedings and Publishing in the Web

All abstracts will be published online on www.virtualgoods.org and printed out by Koblenz Faculty Technical Report (with ISSN number and publication on the University web pages)

Presentations will be published in the Web at http://www.virtualgoods.org/2012


General Co-Chairs:

Wojciech Cellary
Information Technology
The Poznan University of Economics

Rüdiger Grimm
IT Risk management
University Koblenz-Landau

Program Committee Co-Chairs:

Jean-Noël Colin
University of Namur, Belgium

Jaime Delgado
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain

Local Organization Chair:

Jean-Noël Colin
University of Namur, Belgium

Steering Committee:

Rüdiger Grimm and Jürgen Nützel and Renato Iannella

(long-term responsibility for continuity of Virtual Goods + ODLR workshops beyond 2012)

6. Program Committee

Alapan Arnab, T-Systems, South Africa
Borka J. Blazic, University and Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, SLO
Nathaniel Borenstein, Mimecast, Greenbush, MI, USA
Karlheinz Brandenburg, Technical University Ilmenau, DE
Wojciech Cellary, The Poznan University of Economics, PL (General co-chair)
Jean-Noël Colin, University of Namur, BE (PC co-chair)
Jaime Delgado, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, ES (local chair and PC co-chair)
Jana Dittmann, Uni Magdeburg, DE
Ed Gerck, Safevote Inc., San Diego, CA, USA
Ruediger Grimm, University of Koblenz-Landau, DE (General co-chair)
Susanne Guth-Orlowski, castLabs GmbH, DE
Berthold Hass, University of Flensburg, DE
Thomas Hess, University Munich, DE
Renato Iannella, Semantic Identity, AU
Peter Kropf, Université de Neuchâtel, CH, and Université de Montréal, CAN
Deepa Kundur, Texas A&M University, USA
Kia Ng, University Leeds, UK
Juergen Nuetzel, 4FriendsOnly.com AG, Ilmenau, DE
Günther Pernul, Uni Regensburg, DE
Alexander Pretschner, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT, DE
Frank Stoll, UBS, Zürich, CH
Herwig Unger, Fernuniversitaet Hagen, DE


from now on

Send per e-mail your intention to participate

July 30, 2012

Send a 3-4 pages abstracts of the planned contribution

August 15, 2012

Notification of acceptance

September 24, 2012

ODRL Working Group Meeting - Namur

September 24-25, 2012

Virtual Goods Workshop - Namur


WG 6.11


Gesellschaft fuer Informatik e.V.
Working Group ECOM