TrustVWs 2009 – Extended Deadline

Virtual Worlds: Trust, Security, Rule of Law (TrustVWs 2009)

Workshop in conjunction with UCMedia 2009,
First International Conference on User Centric Media

Venice, Italy, 9 December 2009

http://www.usercentricmedia.org/workshops/trustvws2009/

The workshop focuses on legally ruled collaboration in virtual worlds
(VWs) in the light of security and trust. Virtual worlds are treated
not as a game but as an extension of the real world. The approaches
discussed can be viewed from different perspectives – informatics, law
and legal informatics. The rule of law, a legal principle, is extended
to virtual worlds. Most virtual worlds, e.g. Second Life, are of
client-server architecture. Therefore certain disputes can be solved
by administrators. The workshop aims at peer-to-peer virtual world
platforms. The issues targeted at user-centric media community consist
of personalisation, real-time, 3D, chat and social context. Special
attention is given to future Internet perspectives, in particular,
technological, legal and content related perspectives.

IMPORTANT DATES

- PAPER SUBMISSION: extended to 27 September 2009
- Notification of acceptance: 19 October 2009
- Publishable papers: 8 November 2009

TOPICS OF INTEREST (include but are not limited to)

- virtual world security;
- public key infrastructure; time stamping
- use cases; user needs
- P2P networks
- trust models; trust management systems
- avatar reputation models
- setting rules and laws; legal issues
- democracy; voting
- online dispute resolution
- virtual world engines; scripting
- educational scenarios; learning support

TARGETED COMMUNITIES OF INTERESTS

- informatics, computing
- legal informatics
- jurists

INVITED SPEAKER

Prof. Dr. Gerald Spindler, Chair of Civil Law, Commercial and
Economic Law, Comparative Law, Multimedia and Telecommunication Law
at the University of Goettingen, Germany,
http://www.lehrstuhl-spindler.uni-goettingen.de/.
TENTATIVE TITLE: “On legal issues in virtual worlds”.

SUBMISSION

Workshop papers should be electronically submitted trough the ASSYST
system http://www.assyst-online.org/ (up to 6 pages, LNICST format).
Publication of workshop papers is planned in Lecture Notes of ICST by
Springer, same publication as UCMedia 2009 conference proceedings.

All publishable workshop papers will be published on the UCMedia 2009
website. A number of the best papers of the conference including
workshops will be published in “ACM Springer Mobile Networks and
Applications (MONET) Journal Special Issue on Mobility and
User-Centric Media”.

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

- Vytautas Cyras, Vilnius University, Lithuania, chair
- Peeter Laud, Cybernetica, Estonia, http://www.cyber.ee/
- Gerald Spindler, University of Goettingen, Germany
- Francesco Zuliani, Nergal, Italy, http://www.nergal.it/

WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS

- Vytautas Cyras, Vilnius University, Lithuania,
vytautas.cyras(at)mif.vu.lt, http://www.mif.vu.lt/~cyras/

- Marianna Panebarco, Panebarco & C., Italy,
marianna(at)panebarco.ithttp://www.panebarco.it/

Organizing is partially supported by EU DG InfSo FP7-ICT-2007-1
project VirtualLife (Secure, Trusted and Legally Ruled Collaboration
Environment in Virtual Life), http://www.ict-virtuallife.eu/.

REGISTRATION DETAILS: to follow on http://www.usercentricmedia.org/.

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