Multimedia security is the protection of multimedia content from unauthorised access, alteration, destruction and denial of multimedia services. Quantum computing technology is one of the threats to multimedia communications which are based on public cryptographic protocols. Due to the advanced computing power of quantum computing, multimedia protocols and applications may no longer be secure. Therefore, there is the need to explore multimedia security under a quantum communication environment.
Blockchain technology is a technology which works on peer to peer network in a decentralized manner and it eliminates the need of a centralized controlling authority. Due to its de-centralized nature and absence of centralized authority, there is a chance of inclusion of untrustworthy nodes in to the peer to peer network. Therefore, there is the need to explore multimedia security under a blockchain framework as well. Quantum technology is also a threat for blockchain based peer-to-peer networks. The principal threat is Grover’s quantum algorithm, which can dramatically speed up function inversion. Considering the impact of quantum computing in blockchain environments, it is essential to explore multimedia security under mixed environments of both emerging technologies.
This special issue focuses on theoretical and practical issues under a combination of three fields: quantum security, blockchain security and multimedia security. Our aim is to bring together researchers, industry personnel, academicians and individuals working in these areas and to exchange new ideas, latest findings, and state-of-the-art in multimedia security under era of quantum cryptography and blockchain technology. This will provide readers with a clear understanding of the recent developments in multimedia security under quantum cryptography and blockchain technology.
The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Architecture, model and networking protocols of multimedia security
- Key technologies and emerging requirements of multimedia security in quantum computing
- Key technologies and emerging requirements of multimedia security in blockchain
- Multimedia management using secure policies
- Quantum security for multimedia network
- Quantum key distribution for multimedia
- Quantum attacks on multimedia devices
- Quantum hacking
- Device-independent cryptography
- Quantum digital signature for multimedia communication
- Authentication, verification and identification of multimedia data based on blockchain
- Hashing for multimedia in quantum computing and blockchain
- Quantum and blockchain-based applications in terms of multimedia security
Dr. Om Pal (Lead Guest Editor)Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, New Delhi, IndiaEmail: [email protected]
Dr. Prem Laxman DasSociety for Electronic Transactions and Security (SETS), Chennai, IndiaEmail: [email protected]
Prof. Bashir AlamJamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, IndiaEmail: [email protected]
Dr. B. K. MurthyMinistry of Electronics and Information Technology, New Delhi, IndiaEmail: [email protected]
Submission deadline: 30 June, 2021
Authors should prepare their manuscript according to the Instructions for Authors available from the Multimedia Tools and Applications website. Authors should submit through the online submission site at https://www.editorialmanager.com/mtap/default.aspx and select “SI 1219 – Multimedia Security Based on Quantum Cryptography and Blockchain” when they reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process. Submitted papers should present original, unpublished work, relevant to one of the topics of the special issue. All submitted papers will be evaluated on the basis of relevance, significance of contribution, technical quality, scholarship, and quality of presentation, by at least three independent reviewers. It is the policy of the journal that no submission, or substantially overlapping submission, be published or be under review at another journal or conference at any time during the review process.
The special issue will consider papers extending previously published conference papers, provided the journal submission presents a significant contribution beyond the conference paper. Authors must explain in the introduction to the paper the new contribution to the field made by the submission, and the original conference publication should be cited in the text. Note that neither verbatim transfer of large parts of the conference paper nor wholesale reproduction of already published figures is acceptable.