Multimedia Communications Technical Committee (MMTC)

Digital Rights Management for Multimedia Interest Group (DRMIG)

   Welcome to the IEEE MMTC Digital Rights Management for Multimedia Interest Group ©



       Zhiyong Zhang, SMIEEE, Henan University of Science and Technology, China


       Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, SMIEEE, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
       Brij B. Gupta, SMIEEE, National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, India

       Jaime Delgado, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
       Xiaolin Huang, Tencent Corporation, China
       Kefeng Fan, China Electronics Standardization Institute, China



      Ravi Sandhu, FIEEE, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
      Chin-chen Chang, FIEEE, Feng Chia University, Republic of China





Although Digital Rights Management (DRM) for multimedia originated from the early 1990s, there are both ongoing and emerging research and operational challenges due to constant advances in technologies and the fast-pace nature of the digital content industry. For example, copyright infringement is becoming easier due to the digitalization of our society, and the ease in sharing and disseminating data (including copyrighted multimedia materials). In addition, vulnerabilities in DRM applications can be exploited to further share and disseminate copyrighted multimedia materials, without paying the dues to the copyright owners. Such actions have serious ramifications, particularly the entertainment industry.

The objective of DRMIG is to provide a platform where relevant stakeholders from both industry and academia will collaborate and share their expertise and knowledge in this domain. To further facilitate dissemination of the discussions and findings, we will also organize special issues, book chapters and conference proceedings in IEEE MMTC flagship venues, and in collaboration with IEEE MMTC.


DRMIG welcomes members, discussions, research collaborations and submissions from both industry and academia on a broad range of topics relevant to this domain. Topics include the following:


项目符号Computational theory, computing paradigm and AI/ML/DL methods for multimedia digital rights management

项目符号Malicious users behavior analytics, social-bots checking and controlling over digital rights abuse

项目符号Blockchain-enabled digital rights management for multimedia

项目符号Social situational security for multimedia big data

项目符号Security mechanisms standards and specifications for multimedia digital rights management

项目符号Social-factor considerations and empirical studies on security, trust and risk in digital rights management ecosystem

项目符号Digital rights management and multimedia big data application case and prototypes

DRMIG membership is open and free to anyone who is interested. To join us or inquire about any question, please don't hesitate to send an email to DRMIG Chair by or


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