Special Issue: Special Issue on “Applications on Watermarking and Visual Cryptography”

Call for Papers

Journal of Internet Technology

(http://jit.niu.edu.tw/, Indexed by SCI-E)


Special Issue on “Applications on Watermarking and Visual Cryptography”

Theme and Scope

Nowadays, many applications based on multimedia signal processing have been applied into our daily lives. With the proliferation of image and video contents, the issues of information security, data privacy and forensic analysis have attracted a growing number of researchers in the multimedia community. Solutions and progress made in this field will not only bring the end users new experiences in a secure and privacy-preserving manner but also facilitate next generation multimedia applications and tools for the content provider.

The main focus of this special issue will be on the novel proposal of watermarking and visual cryptography techniques for multimedia security and forensics as well as new applications that could be built on top of them. Moreover, new steganalysis approaches are also included in this special issue.

The special issue will become an international forum for researchers of industries and academic institutions to collect the most recent developments in these fields, with a special emphasis given to the improvements and results obtained within the last five years.

For this, this Special Issue of JIT is addressing a call to researchers and academics for innovative papers submissions on the following (not limited) list of topics:

•        Multimedia Watermarking

•        Fingerprinting and encryption

•        Adaptive Steganography and Steganalysis

•        Visual Cryptography and Secret Image Sharing

•        Multimedia forensics and Counter Forensics

•        Source Device Identification and Linking

•        Covert Communication and Surveillance in Internet

•        Communication Protocols for Internet Security

•        Signal Processing in the Encrypted Domain


Instructions for Manuscripts

Each paper, written in English, should be no more than 5000 words, including references and illustrations. More information can be found at http://jit.niu.edu.tw/preparation2.php. The selected best papers from the 12th Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing (IIHMSP 2016) should undergone substantial extensions of at least 40% new contents with respect to the version of conference paper before submission. All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least three reviewers. The covering letter should indicate the names of the authors and their affiliations, addresses, and e-mails. Prospective authors should e-mail full manuscripts with MS Word format or PDF format, to ally.cclin@gmail.com or chenyh@asia.edu.tw.


Important Dates

Manuscript submission deadline:                              Dec. 31, 2016

Notification of Acceptance/Rejection/Revision:          Feb. 28, 2017

Final Manuscript Due:                                             March 30, 2017

Tentative Publication Date:                                      Nov. 30, 2018


Guest Editors

Prof. Chia-Chen Lin

Dept. of Computer Science and Information Management,

Providence University,Taiwan

E-mail:  ally.cclin@gmail.com


Prof. Lakhmi C. Jain

University of Canberra, Australia



Dr. Chuan Qin

University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, China

E-mail: qin@usst.edu.cn


Dr. Jeng-Shyang Pan

Fujian University of Technology,


E-mail: jspan@cc.kuas.edu.tw