International Workshop on Multimedia Forensics and Security

to be held in conjunction with the 10th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security
(ARES 2015 –

August 24-28, 2015
Université Paul Sabatier
Toulouse, France

The rapid advancements of digital technologies, the deep penetration of internet and the establishment of a large number of surveillance cameras by the authorities have resulted in the production and exchange of image, audio and video material relevant to security and digital forensics on a vast scale. Especially, the emergence of social media created a new ground for illegal actions and content exchange. Contextual analysis of relevant multimedia content is necessary for providing supporting evidence for identifying a suspect, creating a timeline of events and enumerating their actions. Furthermore, data mining and retrieval techniques on multimedia content may be applied to the digital forensics domain. Multimedia technologies also have direct applications on physical security. Surveillance of both private and public spaces is possible and performed on a large scale due to reduced processing and storage costs, albeit the technical and logistical challenges still being topical issues (such as data retention and storage requirements, algorithms for reconstructing blurred images and lost frames).

The goal of the MFSec 2015 is three-fold. First, the workshop aims at presenting the most recent methods of multimedia analysis that can be applied in cyber-security and digital forensics. Second, it aims at bringing together practitioners and researchers, both from multimedia, digital forensics and cyber-security domain, to share ideas and experiences in designing and implementing novel multimedia analysis techniques and tools for security applications. Third, the workshop aims at evaluating the maturity and efficiency of the multimedia analysis and processing techniques for applications in real problems of digital forensics, terrorism detection and cyber-fraud.

Topics of interest comprise but are not limited to:
Video surveillance
Concept and event detection in digital video forensics
Terrorism detection in social media
Multimedia watermarking, fingerprinting, and identification
Multimedia network protection, privacy, and security
Multimedia authentication and encryption
Integrity verification of digital content
Digital forensics (forensic examination and analysis techniques for multimedia content)
E-discovery for multimedia artifacts
Techniques and processes for securing the admissibility of multimedia Content
Detecting steganography in multimedia content
Metadata security and privacy
Computer and network Security
Detecting steganography in multimedia content
Metadata security and privacy
Computer and network Security
Secure multimedia system design and protocol security
Security evaluation and benchmarks
Privacy and security of social network
Robust/perceptual hashing for multimedia identification
Digital rights management
Signal processing in encrypted domain
Optical document security
Extracting intelligence from video streams
Privacy, policy and legal issues as well as their interaction with technological development
Novel Data Recovery Techniques
Important Dates
Submission Deadline April 20, 2015 May 6, 2015
Author Notification  June 5, 2015
Proceedings Version June 15, 2015
Conference August 24-28, 2015
Workshop Chairs

Stefanos Vrochidis
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Information Technologies Institute

Vasilios Katos
Department of Computing, Bournemouth University

Edgar Weippl
SBA Research & Vienna University of Technology

Ioannis Kompatsiaris
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Information Technologies Institute

Program Committee

Francois Bremond (INRIA, France)
Theodora Tsikrika (CERTH-ITI, Greece)
Allan Hanbury (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
Iraklis Paraskakis (SEERC, Greece)
Klaus Schoeffmann (University of Klagenfurt, Austria)
Symeon Papadopoulos (CERTH-ITI, Greece)
Nikolai Stoianov (Bulgarian Defense Institute, Bulgaria)
Vasileios Mezaris (CERTH-ITI, Greece)
Dimitris Simos (SBA Research, Austria)
Nathan Clarke (Plymouth University, UK)
Stefan Katzenbeisser (TU Darmstadt, Germany)
Dominik Engel (University of Salzburg, Austria)
Iordanis Biperis (Hellenic Police-Forensic Science Division, Greece)
Steven Furnell (Plymouth University, UK)
Kostas Lambrinoudakis (University of Piraeus, Greece)
Theo Tryfonas (Bristol University, UK)
Natalia Miloslavksaya (MEPhI, Russia)
Pierangela Samarati (University of Milan, Italy)
Aikaterini Mitrokotsa (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)


The proceedings of ARES (including workshops) have been published by Conference Publishing Services (CPS). The submission guidelines valid for the MFSec 2015 workshop are the same as for the ARES conference. They can be found >>here<<.


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