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Data Hiding and Multimedia Security

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Tremendous, rapid progress has been made in information technology, especially in VLSI semiconductor design, in digital signal processing (in particular, compression) and in the Internet,. As a result, the last decade has witnessed an explosive advance in multimedia applications that are dramatically changing every aspect of our modern life, from business, manufacturing, transportation, medicine and finance to education, research, entertainment and government.

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This trend is continuing and will for the foreseeable future. While an enormous amount of text, data, speech, music, image and video is easily exchanged through the Internet and other communication channels, some serious security issues have arisen: in particular, information assurance (authentication, integrity and access control), which has caught the attention of people, societies and governments worldwide.
Since the middle of the 1990s, digital watermarking has been proposed as an enabling technology for solving security problems in multimedia applications. Digital watermarks have now been used in applications including broadcast monitoring, movie fingerprinting, digital rights management, secure data systems, secure data exchange, video indexing and retrieval, and image authentication, to name a few. In some of these applications, data hiding and cryptographic techniques complement each other to achieve the goal. It is expected that this approach will mature and will play a significant role in future multimedia applications.
As a reflection of this trend, several international workshops and special sessions in conventional conferences and workshops have been devoted to the field of digital watermarking and data hiding. More and more papers have been published in this field. The LNCS Transactions on Data Hiding and Multimedia Security aims at publication of original and archival research in this field.


The Transactions solicits original papers addressing novel ideas, issues, theoretical analysis, implementation, experimental results, systems and applications in the field of Watermarking, Data Hiding, Multimedia Security, and Information Assurance. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Concepts and applications of data hiding methods (among them fragile, semifragile, robust, and reversible watermarking)
  • Multimedia data hiding (in images, video, text, audio, speech, radio signals and software)
  • Security aspects of watermarking and data hiding
  • Privacy aspects of watermarking and data hiding
  • Digital rights management systems
  • Steganography and steganalysis
  • Multimedia security and information assurance (authentification, fingerprinting, forensic analysis, hashing, media encryption and signatures, visual cryptography, key management)
  • Attacks and benchmarks for data hiding systems
  • Applications of data hiding technology (in medicine, law enforcement, remote sensing, and e-commerce)
Editorial Board


  • Yun Q. Shi
    New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA

Vice Editors-in-Chief

  • Hyoung-Joong Kim
    Korea University, Korea
  • Stefan Katzenbeisser
    Darmstadt University of Technology and CASED, Germany

Editorial Board

  • Jeffrey A. Bloom, SiriusXM, Satellite Radio, USA
  • Jana Dittmann, Magdeburg University, Germany
  • Jean-Luc Dugelay, EURECOM, France
  • Jiwu Huang, Shenzhen University, China
  • Mohan Kankanhalli, NUS, Singapore
  • C.C. Jay Kuo, USC, USA
  • Heung-Kyu Lee, KAIST, Korea
  • Benoit Macq, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
  • Hideki Noda, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Jeng-Shyang Pan, KUAS, Taiwan
  • Fernando Pérez-González, University of Vigo, Spain
  • Alessandro Piva, University of Florence, Italy
  • Yong-Man Ro, KAIST, Korea
  • Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, Darmstadt University of Technology and CASED, Germany
  • Kouichi Sakurai, Kyushu University, Japan
  • Andreas Westfeld, Dresden University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Edward K. Wong, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, USA