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, and steganography 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 these and related areas. Continuing this tradition, the workshop’s 2020 edition solicits novel papers documenting research or industrial practice.
Submitted papers should address security and privacy aspects in relation to multimedia host signals in a broad sense (e.g., images, audios, videos, texts, network traffic, etc.):
Forensics and counterforensics
Steganography and steganalysis
Covert and subliminal channels
Watermarking and fingerprinting
Networks and protocols
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, using or advancing the following methods:
Information, coding, and complexity theory
Game and decision theory
Machine learning and deep learning
Secure Signal Processing and Privacy-preserving systems
Benchmarking and replication
Authors are invited to submit both short papers (4-6 pages, for preliminary yet interesting results) 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 student paper, with a student as first author.
Proceedings will be produced and published by ACM.
February 2, 2020 Paper Submission Deadline
April 1, 2020 Notification of Paper acceptance
April 21, 2020
Author registration Deadline
& Final Paper Submission
June 22-24, 2020