Call for Papers: Large-scale multimedia signal processing for security and digital forensics [1163]

Aims and scope: 

Multimedia developments have leapfrogged over the past several years following the advancements in the field of deep-learning and machine learning. A range of new applications have been enabled through these technologies including text generation from images, machine translation, automatic tagging of images and videos and face recognition, person detection to name a few. In addition, progress in the field of big-data technologies and media processing pipelines have also enabled handling of large-scale media data. While the impact of these technologies have been largely addressed across various domains including media broadcasting, less has been reported in a consolidated manner in the context of security applications and digital forensics to aid the law enforcement agencies and other security stakeholders to benefit from latest scientific developments. Therefore, the objective of this special issue is to provide a consolidate report of the latest research in the field of multimedia signal processing for security and forensic applications. In addition, this special issue will also addresses the importance of multimedia data security and privacy which plays a crucial role in successfully translating the research outcomes to commercial applications.  
Topics include but are not limited to: 

  • Big-multimedia data frameworks for large-scale media ingestion 
  • Multimedia ingestion architectures
  • Algorithms for processing large-scale forensic data
  • Advanced multi-dimensional visualisation techniques
  • Information fusion technologies
  • Multi-modal technologies for digital forensics
  • Semantic technologies for evidence correlation and association
  • State of biometric security • Facial recognition on-the-go
  • Facial morphing attacks against border security
  • Deep-learning network architectures in security applications
  • Cross-age person recognition • Multi-modal feature training
  • Mobile computing for biometric authentication
  • Multimedia watermarking and traceability
  • Data privacy and regulatory protocols
  • Social media processing for security 

Guest Editors:

Prof. Ebroul Izquierdo
Head of the Multimedia and Vision Research Group,  School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science Queen Mary, University of London, United Kingdom 
Prof. Anthony T. S. Ho
Professor of Multimedia Security, Department of Computer Science University of Surrey, United Kingdom 
Prof. Hyoung Joong Kim
Graduate School of Information Study, Korea University, Seoul, Korea 
Dr. Krishna Chandramouli
Lead research in security applications, Venaka Media limited London, United Kingdom 

Time table: 

Paper submission deadline:   extended to 6 March 2020
Notification to the authors    23 April 2020

Submission Guidelines:

Authors should prepare their manuscript according to the Submission Guidelines/Instructions for Authors available from the Multimedia Tools and Applications website (
Authors should submit through the online submission site at and select “SI 1163 -  Large-scale multimedia signal processing for security and digital forensics” when they reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process. Submitted papers should present original, unpublished work, relevant to one of the topics of the Special Issue. All submitted papers will be evaluated on the basis of relevance, significance of contribution, technical quality, scholarship, and quality of presentation, by at least three independent reviewers. It is the policy of the journal that no submission, or substantially overlapping submission, be published or be under review at another journal or conference at any time during the review process.