Quotation Pellegrini, Tassilo, Schönhofer, Andrea, Kirrane, Sabrina, Steyskal, Simon, Fensel, Anna, Panasiuk, Oleksandra, Mireles-Chavez, Victor, Thurner, Thomas, Dörfler, Markus, Polleres, Axel. 2018. A Genealogy and Classification of Rights Expression Languages. Internationales Rechtsinformatik Symposion IRIS 2018, Salzburg, Austria, 22.02-24.02.




Rights Expression Languages (RELs) are a central component of contemporary digital rights management systems. They are applied to express permissions, obligations and prohibitions in a machine-processable form. Since the early 1990s we can ob-serve a massive increase in RELs for purposes such as access control, license management or contracting. This paper presents a genealogy of RELs since 1989, proposes a classification that helps better understand their functional focus and application area and gives an outlook on research perspectives.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium
Language English
Title A Genealogy and Classification of Rights Expression Languages
Event Internationales Rechtsinformatik Symposion IRIS 2018
Year 2018
Date 22.02-24.02
Country Austria
Location Salzburg


Kirrane, Sabrina (Details)
Steyskal, Simon (Details)
Polleres, Axel (Details)
Dörfler, Markus (Höhne, In der Maur und Partner, Austria)
Fensel, Anna (STI International, Austria)
Mireles-Chavez, Victor (Semantic Web Company, Austria)
Panasiuk, Oleksandra (STI International, Austria)
Pellegrini, Tassilo (UAS St. Pölten, Austria)
Schönhofer, Andrea (UAS St. Pölten, Austria)
Thurner, Thomas (Semantic Web Company, Austria)
Applied Information Technology (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
1108 Informatics (Details)
1109 Information and data processing (Details)
1122 Artificial intelligence (Details)
1138 Information systems (Details)
1146 Management information systems (Details)
5255 Data security and data privacy (Details)
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