13 - 17  January, 2019 • Burlingame, California USA

Media Watermarking, Security, and Forensics 2019

Conference Keywords: Watermarking, Steganography, Security, Forensics, Authentication

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Monday January 14, 2019

Capture to Publication: Authenticating Digital Imagery

Session Chair: Nasir Memon, New York University (United States)
9:00 – 10:00 AM
Cypress C

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KEYNOTE: From capture to publication: Authenticating digital imagery, its context, and its chain of custody, Matt Robben and Daniel DeMattia, Truepic (United States)

Matt Robben is the VP of Engineering for Truepic, responsible for leading new technology development across the Truepic authenticity platform and building a world-class pool of engineering talent. Prior to Truepic, Robben has helped technology groups and teams at One Medical, Dropbox, Sold. (acq. by Dropbox), and Microsoft deliver mission-critical software products to market across a variety of verticals. Robben holds a BS in computer engineering from Northwestern University.

Daniel DeMattia is the VP of Security for Truepic. He is responsible for ensuring the security and integrity of Truepic, its systems, technology and data. He brings with him more than 20 years of security experience in high risk environments that he applies to every aspect of Truepic operations. Prior to Truepic, DeMattia was head of security at SpaceX as well as Virgin Orbit, where he helped build mission critical security and communication systems that operate both on the ground and in space. In his early days, he acted as an independent penetration tester and advised on vulnerability assessment and incident response.




10:10 – 10:30 AM Coffee Break

Watermark & Biometric

Session Chair: Husrev Taha Sencar, TOBB University (Turkey)
10:30 AM – 12:10 PM
Cypress C

10:30MWSF-526
Printed image watermarking with synchronization using direct binary search, Yujian Xu and Jan Allebach, Purdue University (United States)

10:55MWSF-527
Hiding in plain sight: Enabling the vision of signal rich art, Ajith Kamath1 and Harish Palani1,2; 1Digimarc and 2UC Berkeley (United States)

11:20MWSF-528
How re-training process affect the performance of no-reference image quality metric for face images, Xinwei Liu1,2, Christophe Charrier3, Marius Pedersen2, and Patrick Bours2; 1University of Caen (France), 2Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway), and 3Normandie University (France)

11:45MWSF-529
Forensic reconstruction of severely degraded license plates, Benedikt Lorch1, Shruti Agarwal2, and Hany Farid2; 1Friedrich-Alexander-University (Germany) and 2Dartmouth College (United States)



12:30 – 2:00 PM Lunch

Monday Plenary

2:00 – 3:00 PM
Grand Peninsula Ballroom D

Autonomous Driving Technology and the OrCam MyEye, Amnon Shashua, President & CEO, Mobileye, an Intel Company, and Senior Vice President of Intel Corporation (United States)

The field of transportation is undergoing a seismic change with the coming introduction of autonomous driving. The technologies required to enable computer driven cars involves the latest cutting edge artificial intelligence algorithms along three major thrusts: Sensing, Planning and Mapping. Prof. Shashua will describe the challenges and the kind of computer vision and machine learning algorithms involved, but will do that through the perspective of Mobileye's activity in this domain. He will then describe how OrCam leverages computer vision, situation awareness and language processing to enable Blind and Visually impaired to interact with the world through a miniature wearable device.

Prof. Amnon Shashua holds the Sachs chair in computer science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His field of expertise is computer vision and machine learning. For his academic achievements he received the MARR prize Honorable Mention in 2001, the Kaye innovation award in 2004, and the Landau award in exact sciences in 2005.

In 1999 Prof. Shashua co-founded Mobileye, an Israeli company developing a system-on-chip and computer vision algorithms for a driving assistance system, providing a full range of active safety features using a single camera. Today, approximately 24 million cars rely on Mobileye technology to make their vehicles safer to drive. In August 2014, Mobileye claimed the title for largest Israeli IPO ever, by raising $1B at a market cap of $5.3B. In addition, Mobileye is developing autonomous driving technology with more than a dozen car manufacturers. The introduction of autonomous driving capabilities is of a transformative nature and has the potential of changing the way cars are built, driven and own in the future. In August 2017, Mobileye became an Intel company in the largest Israeli acquisition deal ever of $15.3B. Today, Prof. Shashua is the President and CEO of Mobileye and a Senior Vice President of Intel Corporation leading Intel's Autonomous Driving Group.

In 2010 Prof. Shashua co-founded OrCam which harnesses computer vision and artificial intelligence to assist people who are visually impaired or blind. The OrCam MyEye device is unique in its ability to provide visual aid to hundreds of millions of people, through a discreet wearable platform. Within its wide-ranging scope of capabilities, OrCam's device can read most texts (both indoors and outdoors) and learn to recognize thousands of new items and faces.


3:00 – 3:30 PM Coffee Break

Image Forgery Detection

Session Chair: Robert Ulichney, HP Labs, HP Inc. (United States)
3:30 – 4:45 PM
Cypress C

3:30MWSF-530
Deep learning methods for event verification and image repurposing detection, Arjuna Flenner1, Michael Goebel2, Lakshmanan Nataraj2, and B.S. Manjunath2; 1NAVAIR and 2Mayachitra Inc. (United States)

3:55MWSF-531
Dictionary learning and sparse coding for digital image forgery detection, Mohammed Aloraini, Lingdao Sha, Mehdi Sharifzadeh, and Dan Schonfeld, University of Illinois at Chicago (United States)

4:20MWSF-532
Detecting GAN generated Fake Images using co-occurrence matrices, Lakshmanan Nataraj1, Tajuddin Manhar Mohammed1, B.S. Manjunath1, Shivkumar Chandrasekaran1, Arjuna Flenner2, Jawadul Bappy3, and Amit Roy-Chowdhury4; 1Mayachitra, Inc., 2NAVAIR, 3JD.com, and 4University of California, Riverside (United States)



5:00 – 6:00 PM All-Conference Welcome Reception

Tuesday January 15, 2019

7:30 – 8:45 AM Women in Electronic Imaging Breakfast

Blockchain to Transform Industries

Session Chair: Edward Delp, Purdue University (United States)
9:00 – 10:00 AM
Cypress C

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KEYNOTE: Blockchain and smart contract to transform industries – Challenges and opportunities, Sachiko Yoshihama, IBM Research (Japan)

Dr. Sachiko Yoshihama is a Senior Technical Staff Member and Senior Manager at IBM Research - Tokyo. She leads a team that focuses on financial and blockchain solutions. Her research interest is to bring advanced concepts and technologies to practice and address real-world problems to transform industries. She served as a technical leader and advisor in a number of blockchain projects with clients in Japan and Asia. She joined IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in 2001, and then moved to IBM Research – Tokyo in 2003 and worked on research in information security technologies, including trusted computing, information flow control, and Web security. She served as a technology innovation leader at IBM Research Global Labs HQ in Shanghai in 2012, where she helped define research strategies for developing countries. She received her PhD from Yokohama National University (in 2010). She is a member of ACM, a senior member of Information Processing Society of Japan, and a member of IBM Academy of Technology.




10:00 AM – 7:30 PM Industry Exhibition

10:10 – 10:30 AM Coffee Break

Steganalysis

Session Chair: Jessica Fridrich, Binghamton University (United States)
10:30 AM – 12:10 PM
Cypress C

10:30MWSF-534
Detection of diversified stego sources with CNNs, Jan Butora and Jessica Fridrich, Binghamton University (United States)

10:55MWSF-535
Algorithm mismatch in spatial steganalysis, Stephanie Reinders1, Jennifer Newman1, Li Lin1, Yong Guan1, and Min Wu2; 1Iowa State University and 2University of Maryland (United States)

11:20MWSF-536
StegoAppDB: A steganography apps forensics image database, Jennifer Newman1, Li Lin1, Wenhao Chen1, Stephanie Reinders1, Yangxiao Wang1, Yong Guan1, and Min Wu2; 1Iowa State University and 2University of Maryland, College Park (United States)

11:45MWSF-537
Are we there yet?, Mehdi Boroumand1, Remi Cogranne2, and Jessica Fridrich1; 1Binghamton University (United States) and 2Troyes University of Technology (France)



12:30 – 2:00 PM Lunch

Tuesday Plenary

2:00 – 3:00 PM
Grand Peninsula Ballroom D

The Quest for Vision Comfort: Head-Mounted Light Field Displays for Virtual and Augmented Reality, Hong Hua, Professor of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona (United States)

Hong Hua will discuss the high promises and the tremendous progress made recently toward the development of head-mounted displays (HMD) for both virtual and augmented reality displays, developing HMDs that offer uncompromised optical pathways to both digital and physical worlds without encumbrance and discomfort confronts many grand challenges, both from technological perspectives and human factors. She will particularly focus on the recent progress, challenges and opportunities for developing head-mounted light field displays (LF-HMD), which are capable of rendering true 3D synthetic scenes with proper focus cues to stimulate natural eye accommodation responses and address the well-known vergence-accommodation conflict in conventional stereoscopic displays.

Dr. Hong Hua is a Professor of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona. With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Hua is widely recognized through academia and industry as an expert in wearable display technologies and optical imaging and engineering in general. Dr. Hua’s current research focuses on optical technologies enabling advanced 3D displays, especially head-mounted display technologies for virtual reality and augmented reality applications, and microscopic and endoscopic imaging systems for medicine. Dr. Hua has published over 200 technical papers and filed a total of 23 patent applications in her specialty fields, and delivered numerous keynote addresses and invited talks at major conferences and events worldwide. She is an SPIE Fellow and OSA senior member. She was a recipient of NSF Career Award in 2006 and honored as UA Researchers @ Lead Edge in 2010. Dr. Hua and her students shared a total of 8 “Best Paper” awards in various IEEE, SPIE and SID conferences. Dr. Hua received her Ph.D. degree in Optical Engineering from the Beijing Institute of Technology in China in 1999. Prior to joining the UA faculty in 2003, Dr. Hua was an Assistant Professor with the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2003, was a Beckman Research Fellow at the Beckman Institute of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign between 1999 and 2002, and was a post-doc at the University of Central Florida in 1999.


3:00 – 3:30 PM Coffee Break

Taking Blockchain Beyond Crypto-currency

Panelists: Daniel Buchner, Microsoft Corporation (United States); Nasir Memon, New York University (United States); Hilarie Orman, Cryptic Labs (United States); and Sachiko Yoshihama, IBM Research (Japan)
Panel Moderator: Gaurav Sharma, University of Rochester (United States)
3:30 – 5:00 PM
Cypress C

Daniel Buchner leads technical product for Microsoft’s decentralized identity initiative. Previously he worked at Mozilla, where he ran the Developer Ecosystem product group and various W3C Web standards efforts. He represents Microsoft in the Decentralized Identity Foundation, and is working with members of DIF and W3C to make decentralize identity a reality.

Hilaire Orman’s expertise centers on the design, development, and analysis of software and systems that protect data and communications; applied cryptography is principal technology for those protections. She has designed well-regarded protocols and cryptographic documents for the IETF. Orman’s educational software for demonstrating malware and how to respond to it is part of the educational archive at USC’s Information Sciences Institute. She is one of the founders and co-organizers to the GREPSEC workshop for under-represented groups in computer security research. Orman is the “Practical Security” columnist for IEEE Internet Computing Magazine. Recent articles have covered online voting, the secrets of email headers, and the Internet of Things. She is the archivist for the IACR and a constant advocate for open source publishing. Orman has a BS in mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She’s a former chair of the IEEE Computer Society’s Technical Committee on Security and Privacy. She has a strong interest in Blockchain, particularly in the area of smart contracts.

Dr. Sachiko Yoshihama is a Senior Technical Staff Member and Senior Manager at IBM Research - Tokyo. She leads a team that focuses on financial and blockchain solutions. Her research interest is to bring advanced concepts and technologies to practice and address real-world problems to transform industries. She served as a technical leader and advisor in a number of blockchain projects with clients in Japan and Asia. She joined IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in 2001, and then moved to IBM Research – Tokyo in 2003 and worked on research in information security technologies, including trusted computing, information flow control, and Web security. She served as a technology innovation leader at IBM Research Global Labs HQ in Shanghai in 2012, where she helped define research strategies for developing countries. She received PhD from Yokohama National University in 2010. She is a member of ACM, a senior member of Information Processing Society of Japan, and a member of IBM Academy of Technology.

Nasir Memon is a professor in the department of computer science and engineering at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering and director of the Information Systems and Internet Security (ISIS) laboratory . He is one of the founding members of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Security and Privacy (CRISSP) , a collaborative initiative of multiple schools within NYU including NYU-Steinhardt, NYU-Wagner, NYU-Stern and NYU-Courant. His research interests include digital forensics, biometrics, data compression, network security and security and human behavior. Memon earned a Bachelor of Engineering in chemical engineering and a Master of Science in mathematics from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) in Pilani, India. He received a Master of Science in computer science and a PhD in computer science from the University of Nebraska. Prof. Memon has published more than 250 articles in journals and conference proceedings and holds a dozen patents in image compression and security. He has won several awards including the Jacobs Excellence in Education award and several best paper awards. He has been on the editorial boards of several journals and was the Editor-In-Chief of Transactions on Information Security and Forensics. He is an IEEE Fellow and a distinguished lecturer of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. Memon is the co-founder of Digital Assembly and Vivic Networks, two early-stage start-ups in NYU-Poly's business incubators.




5:30 – 7:30 PM Symposium Demonstration Session

Wednesday January 16, 2019

Fraud in Scientific Publications

Session Chair: Nasir Memon, New York University (United States)
9:00 – 10:00 AM
Cypress C

MWSF-547
KEYNOTE: Detecting fraud in scientific publications, Edward Delp, Purdue University (United States)

Prof. Edward Delp is the Charles William Harrison Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and Professor of Psychological Sciences (Courtesy) at Purdue University. Edward J. Delp was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He received his BSEE (cum laude) and MS from the University of Cincinnati, and his PhD from Purdue University. In May 2002 he received an Honorary Doctor of Technology from the Tampere University of Technology in Tampere, Finland. In 2014 Prof. Delp received the Morrill Award from Purdue University. This award honors a faculty members' outstanding career achievements and is Purdue's highest career achievement recognition for a faculty member. The Office of the Provost gives the Morrill Award to faculty members who have excelled as teachers, researchers and scholars, and in engagement missions. The award is named for Justin Smith Morrill, the Vermont congressman who sponsored the 1862 legislation that bears his name and allowed for the creation of land-grant college and universities in the United States. In 2015 Prof. Delp was named Electronic Imaging Scientist of the Year by the IS&T and SPIE. The Scientist of the Year award is given annually to a member of the electronic imaging community who has demonstrated excellence and commanded the respect of his/her peers by making significant and substantial contributions to the field of electronic imaging via research, publications and service. He was cited for his contributions to multimedia security and image and video compression. Prof. Delp is a Fellow of IEEE, SPIE, IS&T, and the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering.




10:00 AM – 3:30 PM Industry Exhibition

10:10 – 10:30 AM Coffee Break

Steganography

Session Chair: Marc Chaumont, LIRMM Montpellier France (France)
10:30 AM – 12:10 PM
Cypress C

10:30MWSF-539
New graph-theoretic approach to social steganography, Hanzhou Wu, Wei Wang, and Jing Dong, Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)

10:55MWSF-540
Reducing coding loss with irregular syndrome trellis codes, Christy Kin-Cleaves and Andrew Ker, University of Oxford (United Kingdom)

11:20MWSF-541
Nondestructive ciphertext injection in document files, Scott Craver1, Jugal Shah2, and Enshirah Altarawneh1; 1Binghamton University (United States) and 2Nirma University (India)

11:45MWSF-542
A natural steganography embedding scheme dedicated to color sensors in the JPEG domain, Patrick Bas1, Théo Taburet1, Wadih Sawaya2, and Jessica Fridrich3; 1CNRS (France), 2IMT Lille-Douais (France), and 3Binghamton University (United States)



12:30 – 2:00 PM Lunch

Wednesday Plenary

2:00 – 3:00 PM
Grand Peninsula Ballroom D

Light Fields and Light Stages for Photoreal Movies, Games, and Virtual Reality, Paul Debevec, Senior Scientist, Google (United States)

Paul Debevec will discuss the technology and production processes behind "Welcome to Light Fields", the first downloadable virtual reality experience based on light field capture techniques which allow the visual appearance of an explorable volume of space to be recorded and reprojected photorealistically in VR enabling full 6DOF head movement. The lightfields technique differs from conventional approaches such as 3D modelling and photogrammetry. Debevec will discuss the theory and application of the technique. Debevec will also discuss the Light Stage computational illumination and facial scanning systems which use geodesic spheres of inward-pointing LED lights as have been used to create digital actor effects in movies such as Avatar, Benjamin Button, and Gravity, and have recently been used to create photoreal digital actors based on real people in movies such as Furious 7, Blade Runner: 2049, and Ready Player One. Th lighting reproduction process of light stages allows omnidirectional lighting environments captured from the real world to be accurately reproduced in a studio, and has recently be extended with multispectral capabilities to enable LED lighting to accurately mimic the color rendition properties of daylight, incandescent, and mixed lighting environments. They have also recently used their full-body light stage in conjunction with natural language processing and automultiscopic video projection to record and project interactive conversations with survivors of the World War II Holocaust.

Paul Debevec is a Senior Scientist at Google VR, a member of GoogleVR's Daydream team, and Adjunct Research Professor of Computer Science in the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California, working within the Vision and Graphics Laboratory at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies. Debevec's computer graphics research has been recognized with ACM SIGGRAPH's first Significant New Researcher Award in 2001 for "Creative and Innovative Work in the Field of Image-Based Modeling and Rendering", a Scientific and Engineering Academy Award in 2010 for "the design and engineering of the Light Stage capture devices and the image-based facial rendering system developed for character relighting in motion pictures" with Tim Hawkins, John Monos, and Mark Sagar, and the SMPTE Progress Medal in 2017 in recognition of his achievements and ongoing work in pioneering techniques for illuminating computer-generated objects based on measurement of real-world illumination and their effective commercial application in numerous Hollywood films. In 2014, he was profiled in The New Yorker magazine's "Pixel Perfect: The Scientist Behind the Digital Cloning of Actors" article by Margaret Talbot.


3:00 – 3:30 PM Coffee Break

Forensics

Session Chair: Scott Craver, Binghamton University (United States)
3:30 – 4:50 PM
Cypress C

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Statistical sequential analysis for object-based video forgery detection, Mohammed Aloraini, Mehdi Sharifzadeh, Chirag Agarwal, and Dan Schonfeld, University of Illinois at Chicago (United States)

3:55MWSF-544
Explaining and improving a machine learning based printer identification system, Karthick Shankar, Alexander Gokan, Zhi Li, and Jan Allebach, Purdue University (United States)

4:20MWSF-545
Tackling in-camera downsizing for reliable camera ID verification, Erkam Tandogan, Enes Altinisik, Salim Sarimurat, and Husrev Taha Sencar, TOBB University of Economics and Technology (Turkey)

4:45
Conference Closing Remarks



Media Watermarking, Security, and Forensics 2019 Interactive Posters Session

5:30 – 7:00 PM
The Grove

The following work will be presented at the EI 2019 Symposium Interactive Papers Session.


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Hybrid G-PRNU: A novel scale-invariant approach for asymmetric PRNU matching, associating videos to source smartphones, Reepjyoti Deka, Chiara Galdi, and Jean-Luc Dugelay, Eurecom (France)



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Important Dates
Call for Papers Announced 1 Mar 2018
Journal-first Submissions Due 30 Jun 2018
Abstract Submission Site Opens 1 May 2018
Review Abstracts Due (refer to For Authors page
 · Early Decision Ends 30 Jun 2018
· Regular Submission Ends 8 Sept 2018
· Extended Submission Ends 25 Sept 2018
 Final Manuscript Deadlines  
 · Fast Track Manuscripts Due 14 Nov 2018 
 · Final Manuscripts Due 1 Feb 2019 
Registration Opens 23 Oct 2018
Early Registration Ends 18 Dec 2018
Hotel Reservation Deadline 3 Jan 2019
Conference Begins 13 Jan 2019


 
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Conference Chairs
Adnan Alattar, Digimarc Corporation (United States); Nasir Memon, Tandon School of Engineering, New York University (United States); Gaurav Sharma, University of Rochester (United States)

Program Committee
Mauro Barni, Univiversity degli Studi di Siena (Italy); Sebastiano Battiato, Università degli Studi di Catania (Italy); Marc Chaumont, Laboratory d'Informatique de Robotique et de Microelectronique de Montpellier (France); Scott Craver, Binghamton University (United States); Edward Delp, Purdue University (United States); Jana Dittmann, Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg (Germany); Gwenaël Doërr, ContentArmor SAS (France); Maha El Choubassi, Intel Corporation (United States); Jessica Fridrich, Binghamton University (United States); Anthony T.S. Ho, University of Surrey (United Kingdom); Jiwu Huang, Sun Yat-Sen University (China); Andrew Ker, University of Oxford (United Kingdom); Matthias Kirchner, Binghamton University (United States); Alex Kot, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore); Chang-Tsun Li, The University of Warwick (United Kingdom); William Puech, Laboratory d’Informatique de Robotique et de Microelectronique de Montpellier (France); Husrev Taha Sencar, TOBB University of Economics and Technology (Turkey); Yun-Qing Shi, New Jersey Institute of Technology (United States); Ashwin Swaminathan, Magic Leap, Inc. (United States); Robert Ulichney, HP Inc. Laboratories (United States); Claus Vielhauer, University Magdeburg (Germany); Svyatoslav Voloshynovskiy, University de Genève (Switzerland); Chang Dong Yoo, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) (Korea, Republic of)