MultiMedia FORensics in the WILD (MMForWILD) Call for Papers

MultiMedia FORensics in the WILD (MMForWILD) 
2020 ICPR workshop  - January 2021


The rapid growth of world-wide multimedia collections opens new
challenges with respect to crime prevention and investigation. The
protection of images, video, and audio data from illegal use, as well
as its exploitation in forensics and intelligence, have become serious
challenges as the sheer data volume renders a full manual inspection
impossible. Tools are needed to support the protection, management,
processing, interpretation, and visualization of multimedia data in
the different steps of the investigation process. Many exciting
solutions for related problems have been developed in the multimedia
research community (including knowledge extraction, categorization,
indexing, browsing and visualization), forming an excellent basis for
forensics and intelligence. The problem with many solutions developed
so far is that they work well in controlled settings like those
typical of laboratory experiments, but often fail to provide reliable
answers in real-life conditions such as those encountered by forensic
analysts and investigators in their daily activities.

MMForWILD offers a forum for proposing multimedia forensic solutions
meeting the operational needs of forensics and intelligence
operators. The workshop is targeted both at researchers working on
innovative multimedia technology and experts developing tools in the
field. The goal of the workshop is to attract papers investigating the
use of multimedia forensics outside the controlled environment of
research laboratories. It intends to offer a venue for theory- and
data-driven techniques addressing the trustworthiness of media data
and the ability of verifying their integrity to prevent harmful
misuses, seeking solutions at the edge of signal processing, deep
learning, and multimedia analysis.


Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:
* Tampering Detection
* Source Identification
* Media Attribution
* Adversarial Multimedia forensics
* Fake vs Natural Imagery
* Digital Counter Forensics
* Audio Authentication
* Open set device attribution
* Digital forensics in the presence of incomplete information
* Detection of deep fake videos
* Interpretable forensics and Deep Learning
* Large scale forensic analysis
* Detection and identification of complex media processing chains
* Semantic-based forensic analysis

  * Submission deadline: October 10th 2020
  * Author notification: November 10th 2020
  * Camera-ready submission: November 15th 2020
  * ICPR2020: January 10th-15th 2021


Papers will be selected by a single blind (reviewers are anonymous)
review process based on their originality, relevance, and clarity of
presentation. All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least two PC
members, according to their expertise. Workshop Chairs will be
responsible for the final decision about each work.


Mauro Barni, University of Siena, IT,
Sebastiano Battiato, University of Catania, IT,
Giulia Boato, University of Trento, IT,
Hany Farid, University of California, Berkeley, USA,
Nasir Memon, New York University, USA,

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