Call for Papers and Special Sessions

Over the last decade, the International Workshop on Digital-forensics and Watermarking (IWDW) has been established as a premier forum for researchers and practitioners working on novel research, development and applications of digital watermarking and forensics techniques for multimedia security.
We invite submissions of high-quality original research papers. A prize is awarded for the best paper. The proceedings of IWDW 2017 will be published as Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) by Springer.


The Call for Papers is available in PDF format here.

For IWDW2017 the following two Special Sessions are planned:


Special Session "Emerging threats of Criminal Use of Information Hiding: Usage Scenarios and Detection Approaches" 

The session will be organized jointly with the Europol EC3 initiative CUING (Criminal Use of Information Hiding) and aims to bring together academic and law-enforcement related research, including outlooks, on the application of steganography, covert channels, watermarking and other forms of information hiding in the context of cybercrime.

Special Session "Biometric image tampering detection"

The special session is going to address the challenging task of blind validation of biometric image authenticity. The word ‘blind’ points to the fact that no more information, except for the digital image, is provided for the analysis. A biometric image is considered to be authentic if it has undergone no or only legitimate image editing, which includes in-plane rotation, scaling and cropping. Other image editing operations are considered to be illegitimate. Detection of traces of illegitimate image editing and distinguishing them from traces of legitimate image editing is the major concern of this session. The topic is motivated by the fact that digital photographs have been recently actively used in machine readable documents for the purpose of biometric identity verification invoking the risk of criminal intent to overcome automated recognition systems. A tampered image in a document may lead to the identity theft or a shared document use. Our focus is on face images, but the images of other biometric modalities such as iris or fingerprint are also to be addressed. The following issues are scheduled for the discussion:
-    Automated generation of photo-realistic face forgeries
-    Seamless swapping of faces and face components
-    Detection of image splicing
-    Detection of mophing-related image editing e.g. warping or blending
-    Detection of digital beautification
-    Detection of blurring and sharpening operations
-    Automated generation and detection of morphed iris and fingerprint images
-    Image tampering detection in the presence of anti-forensics


Authors intending to submit a paper to one of these papers, please indicate this during submission or inform the conference chairs via e-mail (iwdw2017 /at/