Call for Papers: Advanced Information Hiding Techniques for Industrial Applications

A Special Issue with the Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing
Open for submissions from October 30 to December 31, 2021
Submission code: AIHTIA

With the widespread growth of digital information and advanced internet technologies, the demand for efficient information security techniques has significantly increased due to privacy leakage, identity theft, illegal copying and data distribution. Because of this, Information hiding approaches have received much attention in several Industrial and other potential application areas. This special issue will provide an ideal framework to look for high-quality contributions in a hot an extremely active area.

Due to the remarkable development of the Internet, users are now allowed easy storage, duplication, and distribution of digital data/contents for many applications. This has become a great concern to the digital data publishing industries, because technologies or techniques that could be used to protect intellectual property rights for digital media, and prevent unauthorized copying did not exist. Further, brand-name products and other problems concerning the manufacture of counterfeit goods, as well as the identity theft, copyright violation, and ownership identification, has been the subject of extensive news coverage. To ensure the solid growth of the promising digital content industry, content protection technology is necessary, which will be the used as the mechanism to protect copyright holders and their content. Information hiding techniques are used to provide copyright protection, content authentication and verify ownership of media/entities.

The objective of this special issue is to concentrate on all aspects and future research directions related to this specific area. In this context, we invite researchers to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will seek the continuing efforts to understand the novel techniques/algorithms that lead to future improvements for the notable applications.


We invite the submission of high-quality papers related to one or more of the following topics:

  • Digital intellectual property protection technique for industrial application
  • Covert communications for media, devices, and models
  • Encryption across industry sectors
  • Information hiding using hardware and chip level security
  • Blockchain technology for Industries
  • Biometrics for automotive industry
  • Information security techniques for modern companies
  • Cyber security for industrial sector
  • Security and privacy trends in the industrial IoT
  • Big data security in different industries such as healthcare, IT, Manufacturing, Retail and telecommunications
  • Artificial intelligence in data security for Industry
  • Data security in cloud


Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. Before the preparation of submissions, authors should carefully follow the author guideline from:

The maximum page length is 12 pages considering the manuscript formatted as the paper in the final format when published on the journal website. Two additional pages are allowed during the revision. So, the final accepted papers cannot be longer than 14 pages. Papers having a format that is not in the correct format will he returned to the author by the Journal Staff.

In order to properly format your paper, please use the LaTeX template that can be found here:
and use the following LaTeX commands in the proper place of your manuscript:


Submitted papers will go through a strict peer review procedure. Prospective authors should  submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the Springer submission system at:
clicking on "Submit a manuscript". Please, at the beginning of your submission select “Original Research” in “Select Article Type” and in the “Additional Information” tab please select “Yes” at the questionnaire “Does this manuscript belong to a special issue?”, then select “S.I. : AIHTIA”. After that, you can upload all of your manuscript files following the instructions given on the screen.

Guest Editors
Amit Kumar Singh, National Institue of Technology, Patna, India - Leading Guest Editor
Stefano Berretti, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
Huimin Lu, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Kyushu, Japan

Important DatesOpening date for the submission: 30th October 2021
Closing date for the submissions: 31st December 2021
Date for the first decision for all papers: 15th March 2022
Date for the first (eventual) revision for some papers: 30th April 2022
Date for the second (eventual) revision for some papers: 30th May 2022
Date for the sending all decisions for all papers: 15th July 2022
Eventual date of publication for the entire SI: September-October   2022