Pasquini, Cecilia Cecilia.Pasquini at uibk.ac.at
Tue Jan 23 13:21:20 GMT 2018

Due to several requests, the paper submission deadline has been extended to February 8th (23:59 Pacific Standard Time).

[Apologies for cross-posting. Please forward to interested colleagues]

ACM Workshop on Information Hiding and Multimedia Security 2018
June 20-22nd 2018
Innsbruck, Austria

Important dates:

Submission deadline: January 27, 2018  extended to February 8, 2018 (23:59 PST)

Acceptance notification: March 31, 2018

Camera-ready submission: April 21, 2018

For more than 20 years the fields of Information Hiding and Multimedia Security have blended advances of multiple disciplines, accumulating a substantial body of knowledge. Signal forensics, digital watermarking, andsteganography are representative but not the only topics of interest. All pertinent works have in common that some form of host signal is involved in the realization of security and privacy goals. This workshop has established a reputation as one of the premier outlets for research in the areas. Continuing this tradition, the workshop’s 2018 edition solicits novel papers documenting research or industrial practice.

Moreover, we are glad to announce that the technical program will feature 2 keynote talks from:

  *   Prof. Ross Anderson, University of Cambridge, UK. [Founder of the Information Hiding Workshop in 1996!]
  *   Prof. Luisa Verdoliva, University of Naples Federico II, Italy.

Submitted papers should address security and privacy aspects in relation to multimedia host signals in a broad sense (e.g., images, audio, video, text, traffic):

Forensics and counterforensics
Steganography and steganalysis
Covert and subliminal channels
Watermarking and fingerprinting
Networks and protocols
  *   Anonymity


Using or advancing methods including, but not limited to:

Information, coding, and complexity theory
Game and decision theory
Statistical modelling
Machine learning and deep learning
Signal processing in the encrypted domain
Benchmarking and replication

This year we also encourage submissions in general systems security that establish a connection to the protection goals of information hiding in unusual channels, for example:

Cracking-resistant password vaults
Format-preserving encryption
Algorithm-substitution attacks
Authentication of cyber-physical systems

Authors are invited to submit both short papers (4–6 pages, e.g., showing work in progress with limited test sets or just giving indications or tendencies) and full papers (10–12 pages, with general and detailed research contributions). Full papers are expected to back their key claims with strong evidence (such as mathematical proofs, statistical modelling, or extensive testing).

Submissions must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference. Submissions should be properly anonymized for double blinded review, therefore authors and their affiliations should be removed and language be adjusted to prevent easy identification.

There will be two awards for the most outstanding papers: one for the best paper and one for the best paper with a student as first author.

Proceedings will be produced and published by ACM.

For questions relating to the Call for Papers, please inquire with the Technical Program Chairs: Giulia Boato (giulia DOT boato AT unitn DOT it) and Pascal Schöttle (pascal DOT schoettle AT uibk DOT ac DOT at).

Organizing Committee

General Chairs:
Rainer Böhme, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Cecilia Pasquini, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Technical Program Chairs:
Giulia Boato, University of Trento, Italy
Pascal Schöttle, University of Innsbruck, Austria

ACM Liaison:
Jana Dittmann, University of Magdeburg, Germany

Steering Committee:
Stefan Katzenbeisser, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Jana Dittmann, University of Magdeburg, Germany
Jessica Fridrich, SUNY Binghamton, USA
George Danezis, University College London, UK
Patrizio Campisi, University of Roma TRE, Italy
Balakrishnan Prabhakaran, University of Dallas, USA

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