MPS 2018

2nd International Workshop on Multimedia Privacy and Security

Submission deadline: 16. July 2018

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Dates: 15. October 2018 -15. October 2018

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Sponsored by ACM SIGMM

Apologies for multiple posts. This call for papers includes updated information for the 2nd International Workshop on Multimedia Privacy and Security (MPS 2018). Please visit out website at:

Announcement: A selection of papers presented at MPS 2018 will have an opportunity to revise and expand their papers for publication in the Elsevier Journal ‘Internet of Things’. We are pursuing opportunities with other journals as well.

Keynote: We are pleased to have Professor Konrad Rieck, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany, delivering our keynote address. Professor Rieck’s address will be entitled, “Family Reunion: Adversarial Machine Learning meets Digital Watermarking”.

Keynote Abstract: Artificial intelligence is increasingly employed in security-critical systems, such as autonomous cars and drones. Unfortunately, several machine learning techniques suffer from vulnerabilities that enable an adversary to thwart their successful application, either during the training or prediction phase. In this talk, we investigate this threat and discuss attacks against machine learning, such as adversarial perturbations and data poisoning. Surprisingly, many of these attacks are not entirely novel, and similar concepts have been developed independently for attacking digital watermarks in multimedia security. We review these similarities and provide links between the two research areas that may open new directions for improving both, machine learning and multimedia security.

Call for Papers: We live in an interconnected world where ever increasing multitudes of devices and people are connected to each other by intelligent algorithms, apps, social networks, and the infrastructure set by Internet of Things (IoT) and Web 2.0 (i.e., online social networks, instant messaging services and P2P systems such as blockchain based networks). As more people and their devices are connected without much restriction, the issues of security, privacy, and trust remain a challenge. Multimedia data and devices have been dominating the Internet and the IoT as more and more devices are capable of producing and handling multimedia data such as audio, image, video and computer graphics. In recent years, we have witnessed an increasing number of security incidents about hacking, security breaches, data manipulation, social engineering, and new attacks against many online systems and services, many of which are related to multimedia data and/or devices. For instance, malware is hidden within an image file on a web site, and any user who visits the website can get its machine infected immediately after its web browser displays the image. We invite researchers who are working on new and innovative methods, techniques, and proofs‐of‐concepts in multimedia privacy and security to submit papers for this workshop.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

Access control and authentication for multimedia privacy and security systems
Identity management and standards for multimedia privacy and security systems
Privacy and security issues and solutions related to multimedia data on IoT networks and online social network security and privacy
Distributed ledger technologies, blockchain and cryptocurrencies for multimedia data and devices
Bystander privacy
Augmented/Virtual reality security and privacy
Encryption of all multimedia data, including homomorphic encryption
Security and privacy in crowdsensing
Multimedia forensics
Multimedia data Leakage and exfiltration
Intrusion detection/prevention systems where multimedia data play a key role
Large-scale simulations and experiments for multimedia privacy and security problems
Location-based privacy and other privacy-enhancing technologies for multimedia data and systems such as images and videos on online social networks
Risk mitigation, reduction, and simulation
Malware in multimedia data and devices
Multimedia data security, recovery, and segregation
Secure integration of multimedia data in IoT and online social networks
Multimedia steganography and steganalysis
Digital watermarking
Digital rights management
Internet-connected cameras and multiview systems
Human factors in multimedia security and privacy products, systems and networks
Cloud-based multimedia systems
Emerging privacy and security threats in multimedia

Submission: All papers will be submitted through EasyChair: Regular papers (10 pages, including references) will be allotted 25 minutes for their presentations, plus 5 minutes for questions and answers. Short papers (5 pages, plus references), where authors can present work in progress, will be allowed 10 minutes for their presentations and 5 minutes for questions and answers. We welcome the submission of short papers focusing on or including demonstrations of new multimedia security and privacy systems. Submissions should be formatted according to CCS 2018 formatting requirements provided at All submissions will be anonymized for a double-blind review, with final acceptance decisions made by the organizers based on reviewer comments. Simultaneous submissions of papers to multiple venues is not allowed.

Important Dates:

9 July, 2018 – Submission Deadline (AoE)
13 August, 2018 – Author Notification
19 August, 2018 – Camera-Ready Papers Due
15 October, 2018 – MPS Workshop
Organizing Committee:

Roger Hallman (SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, Ca, USA)
Shujun Li (University of Kent, UK)
Victor Chang – Honorary Co-Organizer (Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou, China)

Program Committee:

Ivan V. Bajić (Simon Fraser University, Canada)
Mauro Barni (University of Siena, Italy)
An Braeken (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
Roberto Caldelli (National Interuniversity Consortium for Telecommunications, University of Florence, Italy)
Samson Cheung (University of Kentucky, USA)
Sherman S.M. Chow (Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Tiago Cruz (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
Richard Guest (University of Kent, UK)
Hongxin Hu (Clemson University, USA)
Jason R.C. Nurse (University of Oxford, UK)
Giovanni Pau (Kore University of Enna, Italy)
Yogachandran Rahulamathavan (Loughborough University in London, UK)
Muttukrishnan Rajarajan (City, University of London, UK)
Kurt Rohloff (New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA)
Jose Romero-Mariona (SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific, USA)
Jamshid Shokrollahi (Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany)
Mary Schurgot (LGS Innovations, USA)
Phani Vadrevu (University of Georgia, USA )
Honggang Wang (University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, USA)
KokSheik Wong (Monash University Malaysia, Malaysia)
Yao Zhao (Beijing Jiaotong University, China)
Xinpeng Zhang (Shanghai University and Fudan University, China)


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