ACM Workshop on Information Hiding and Multimedia Security

IHMMSEC'17 will be held at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA on June 20-22

This workshop is one of the premier conferences in the area of multimedia security, and it attracts researchers from all over the world. The workshop focuses on information hiding topics, such as watermarking, steganography, steganalysis, anonymity, privacy, hard-to-intercept communications, and covert/subliminal channels. It also focuses on a variety of multimedia security topics including multimedia identification, biometrics, video-surveillance, multimedia forensics, and computer and network security. The research presented at this workshop captures the state-of-the-art of research conducted in academic, industrial, and government institutions around the world. The papers cover the theoretical aspects of the field as well as the industrial and commercial applications of techniques and algorithms developed in this area. Researchers are hereby invited to participate and submit the results of their cutting edge research for publication at this workshop. Paper topics include but are not limited to:

  • Multimedia watermarking, fingerprinting, and identification
  • Multimedia network protection, privacy, and security
  • Multimedia authentication and encryption
  • Steganography and steganalysis
  • Integrity verification of digital content
  • Multimedia forensics
  • Biometrics and their applications
  • Computer and network security
  • Secure multimedia system design and protocol security
  • Security evaluation and benchmarks
  • Privacy and security of social network
  • Security and privacy of the internet of things
  • Source identification
  • Robust/perceptual hashing for multimedia identification
  • Linking of multimedia content and augmented reality
  • Digital rights management systems
  • Signal processing in encrypted domain
  • Data hiding and subliminal channels in multimedia network
  • Application of smart cards and ID cards
  • Mobile payment systems and their security
  • Privacy and security of wearable devices
  • Optical document security
  • Extracting intelligence from video streams
  • Emerging applications of content identification
  • Privacy, policy and legal issues as well as their interaction with technological development


[10 August 2017] - The next workshop will be in Innsbruck, Austria on June 20–22, 2018.

[5 May 2017] - Registration is now open 

[19 Feb 2017] - Submission deadline is now February 24, 2017

[25 Jan 2017] - Submission deadline is now February 20, 2017

[19 Jan 2017] - Online submission is now live via EasyChair!

Key Dates:

February 24, 2017

11:59pm PST (UTC-8:00)

Submission deadline

April 7, 2017

Notification acceptance

April 28, 2017

Camera-ready papers