Call for Papers

With the proliferation of multimedia data on the web, surveillance cameras in cities, and mobile phones in everyday life we see an enormous growth in multimedia data that needs to be secured to prevent illegal use, to be analyzed by forensic investigators to detect and reconstruct illegal activities, or be used as source of intelligence.

The sheer volume of such datasets makes manual inspection of all data impossible. Tools are needed to support the investigator in their quest for relevant clues and evidence and in their strive towards preventing crime. Such tools should support the protection, management, processing, interpretation, and visualization of multimedia data in the different steps of the investigation process.

In recent years the multimedia community has developed new exciting solutions for management of large collections of video footage, images, audio and other multimedia content, knowledge extraction and categorization, pattern recognition, indexing and retrieval, searching, browsing and visualization, and modeling and simulation in various domains. Due to the inherent uncertainty and complexity of the data appearing in criminal cases applying those techniques is not straightforward. The time is ripe, however, to tailor these results for forensics, security and intelligence.

The target audience of MiFor 2010 is composed of researchers working on innovative multimedia technology and representatives from companies developing tools used in forensics, security and intelligence. This workshop aims to bring the synergy needed to develop new and effective solutions to improve crime prevention and investigation in all of its steps.


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


  • Forgery detection and identification, detection of stenography
  • Device characterization and identification
  • Media forensic applications and attack analysis
  • Crime scene reconstruction and annotation
  • Forensic investigation of surveillance data, video analytics
  • Multimodal analysis of surveillance data
  • Multimodal analysis of biometric traces
  • Authenticity of multimedia data
  • Digital/encrypted domain watermarking for multimedia
  • Signal processing in the encrypted domain
  • Multimedia content protection and violation detection
  • Digital rights management
  • Robust hashing and content fingerprinting
  • Cryptography for content protection
  • Searching for illicit content in multimedia data
  • Image, video, and text linking
  • Multimedia near duplicate detection and retrieval
  • Multimedia interfaces, visual analytics
  • Identity detection
  • Scalable multimedia search

Paper Submissions and Author Guidelines

Papers submissions for MiFor 2010 should follow the submission format and guidelines for regular ACM Multimedia 2010 papers, and be either 4 or 6 pages in length. Guidelines for preparing submissions can be found here.

Paper submission is managed through the EDAS system used at ACM Multimedia 2010 (please refer to the main conference site). Submitted papers will undergo a peer review process by at least two reviewers.

Accepted papers for oral and poster presentations at the workshop will be included in the workshop's proceedings, which will be published together with the proceedings of the ACM Multimedia Conference 2010. In addition, we plan to realize a special issue or an edited volume by asking the authors of the best papers to submit a substantially extended version of their workshop papers.

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission: June 15, 2010 (extended!)
  • Notification of Acceptance: July 15, 2010
  • Camera-ready Version: July 24, 2010
  • Workshop Date: October 29, 2010

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