Special Section on Image Processing in Security Applications

in Special Issue   Posted on June 21, 2019 

Information for the Special Issue

Special Issue Call for Papers:

Signal processing research plays an important role in industrial and scientific applications, which has boosted important changes and developments in recent decades. The increased use of Internet, social networks and wireless communication technologies with high quality image streaming, necessitate to secure and protect the transmitted information. One of the main goals of the researcher community is to handle and analyze media data (images or videos) in order to embed or retrieve meaningful information. The necessity to conceal or recover relevant information in images and video have led technological advancements in many domains, such as: face recognition for video surveillance, pattern recognition for monitoring, cryptography to improve information protection, forensics for data verification integrity, people and vehicle tracking, intruder detection and target recognition, among many others. These applications have proven the importance of performing research in this area for continuous innovation. The remarkable number of new emerged methods and the increasing computational power of integrated circuits and personal computers have increased the necessity for more efficient and powerful Image Processing methods for Security, bringing greater challenges to the scientific community.

Therefore, researchers are invited to submit outstanding and original unpublished research manuscripts focused on the latest achievements of Image Processing in Security Applications.


The topics of interest are aimed to show continuing efforts provided in the domain of Image Processing for Security applications. The topics of interest include the following:

Image/Video Coding and Compression

Image/Video Cryptography

Watermarking and Steganography

Biometric recognition/forensics

Tracking systems

Security metrics and models

Information Forensics and Security


Image/Video Communications and Networks

Image/Video Storage and Retrieval


Authors Guidelines

Research articles must not have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. All articles will be peer reviewed and accepted based on quality, originality, novelty, and relevance to the special issue theme. Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal\’s Author Guidelines, which is available at:


Manuscripts must be submitted online at:


by selecting the Article Type “SI-ipsa” from the “Issues” pull-down menu during the submission process.


Submission of manuscript: December 30, 2019

First notification: February 28, 2020

Submission of revised manuscript: April 30, 2020

Notification of the re-review: May 30, 2020

Final notification: July 30, 2020

Final paper due: August 30, 2020

Publication date: November 2020

Guest Editors

Eduardo Cabal-Yepez, PhD (Managing Guest Editor)

Dean of the Department of Multidisciplinary Studies

Engineering Division, Campus Irapuato-Salamanca, University of Guanajuato.

Yuriria, Guanajuato, Mexico

+52 4454589040 Ext. 1700.

Email: e.cabalyepez@gmail.com

Guillermo Botella, PhD

Department of Computer Architecture and Automation

Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

Phone:+34 913944392

Email: gbotella@ucm.es

Irene Amerini, PhD

MICC – Media Integration and Communication Center

Center of Excellence of the University of Florence

Viale Morgagni 65, 50134 Firenze, Italy

Phone:+39 0552751391

E-mail: irene.amerini@unifi.it

Luis Manuel Ledesma-Carrillo, PhD

Full-Time Professor of the Department of Multidisciplinary Studies

Engineering Division, Campus Irapuato-Salamanca, University of Guanajuato.

Yuriria, Guanajuato, Mexico

Phone:+52 4454589040

Email: l.m.ledesmacarrillo@gmail.com

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