ACM Multimedia and Security Workshop (ACM-MSW2006)

Venue: University of Geneva

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Event Date/Time: Sep 26, 2006 End Date/Time: Sep 27, 2006
Abstract Submission Date: Apr 20, 2006
Paper Submission Date: Apr 20, 2006
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The objective of this 8th ACM Multimedia and Security Workshop is to identify the key issues
to be addressed by future research in the areas of media manipulation recognition, media
data authentication, and detection of hidden communication channels. We expect the workshop
to help motivate this research and to establish fruitful relationships with the key actors
from academia, industry, and government in the US and European and Asian countries (past workshops). It will consist of invited papers, full papers, short papers, and possibly a rump or a panel session. This event continues a successful series of workshops started in 1998.


  • Discussion of emerging technologies in digital multi-media authentication,

    identification, fingerprinting, and steganalysis
  • Identification of key research problems with the biggest impact on specified deficiencies in the field of secure multimedia distribution
  • Formulation of target applications of identified technologies (in both the commercial
    and military sectors)
  • Discussion of legal issues connected to multimedia security, digital watermarking,
    and steganography


Papers should address theoretical and practical issues of multimedia watermarking and steganography. We will consider both theoretical papers dealing with fundamental issues and
application oriented contributions (software and hardware demos are highly encouraged).

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Robust watermarking of multimedia
  • Authentication of multimedia
  • Informational-theoretical aspects of data hiding
  • Steganography and steganalysis
  • Forensic analysis of digital multimedia
  • Practical systems with aspects of data hiding
  • Watermarking quality evaluation and benchmarks
  • New applications, security issues, and legal aspects
  • Data hiding applications in biometrics: document security and person authentication

In particular, the call for papers includes request for full papers with high degree of
innovations as well as short papers with interesting improvements of existing art or new
ideas and research directions. Full papers should be 6–12 pages long, short papers 4–6 pages long (ACM format). Accepted papers will be published
in ACM workshop proceedings.

Time Schedule

Submissions start January 31

Submissions end April 20

Authors notified July 20

Camera ready by August 20

Workshop September 26-27, 2006

Authors are invited to submit, by email, full papers or short papers by indicating the type
of the paper (full/short) in electronic format (PDF or PostScript) to our web site.
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General Chair

Slava Voloshynovskiy, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Local Arrangement Chair and Treasurer

Oleksiy Koval, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Program Chairs

Jana Dittmann, Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany

Jessica Fridrich, SUNY Binghamton, USA


Ramesh Jain, Georgia Tech, USA

Program Committee

Mauro Barni

Ahmet M. Eskicioglu

Teddy Furon

Mariam Haroutunian

Ton Kalker

Stefan Katzenbeisser

Deepa Kundur

Inald Lagendijk

Heung-Kyo Lee

Nasir Memon

M. Kivanc Mihcak

Pierre Moulin

Fernando Perez-Gonzalez

Thierry Pun

Claus Vielhauer

Min Wu


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