multimedia in forensics intelligence surveillance workshop 2011

Call For Papers

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The rapid growth of multimedia collections world-wide opens new challenges to multimedia technology 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 by an expert 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. However, due to the complexity of the targeted material, the lack of structure and meta-data, and other application-specific constraints, approaches must be tailored, adapted, and extended.

The International ACM Workshop on Multimedia in Forensics and Intelligence (MiFor 2011) offers a forum for bringing solutions from multimedia research into forensics and intelligence. The workshop is targeted both at researchers working on innovative multimedia technology and experts developing tools in the field.


The workshop topics include (but are not limited to) the following:


  • Detection of forgery and stenography
  • Device characterization and identification
  • Media forensic applications and attack analysis
  • Crime scene reconstruction and annotation
  • Forensic investigation of surveillance data
  • Multimodal analysis of surveillance data and biometric traces
  • Authenticity of multimedia data
  • Digital/encrypted domain watermarking for multimedia
  • Cryptography for content protection
  • Processing in the encrypted domain


  • Searching for illicit content in multimedia databases
  • Image, video, and text linking
  • Multimedia near duplicate detection and retrieval
  • Multimedia interfaces, visual analytics
  • Identity detection
  • Scalable multimedia search
  • Robust hashing and fingerprinting
  • Multimedia content protection in social networks and P2P networks

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should follow the ACM Multimedia 2011 workshop paper formatting guidelines, and be 6 pages in length.
  • Paper Registration (extended): July 6, 2011
  • Paper Submission (extended): July 11, 2011
  • Notification of Acceptance: August 19, 2011
  • Camera-ready Version: September 5, 2011
  • Workshop Date: not confirmed yet

Paper Submission

Please refer to the official ACM Multimedia 2011 Workshop Submission System (click on Create New Paper Submission and select the MiFor workshop).

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