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 Information Hiding Workshop

Holiday Inn University Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA     25 - 27 April   2001

Call for Papers:   4th International Information Hiding Workshop 

Many researchers are interested in hiding information or, conversely, in preventing others from doing so. As the need to protect digital intellectual property grows ever more urgent, this research is of increasing interest to both the academic and business communities. Current research themes include: copyright marking of digital objects, covert channels in computer systems, detection of hidden information, subliminal channels in cryptographic protocols, low-probability-of-intercept communications, and various kinds of anonymity services ranging from steganography through anonymous communication to digital elections.  An international workshop on Information Hiding held in 1996 at the Isaac Newton Institute in Cambridge (Springer LNCS 1174) brought together these closely linked areas of study. The workshop proved to be a success, and the research community followed it up with a second one in 1998 in Portland (Springer LNCS 1525) and a third one in 1999 in Dresden (Springer LNCS 1768).

Interested parties are invited to submit papers on research and practice which are related to these areas of interest.  We desire a balanced program and seek submissions on topics such as anonymous communication, anonymous online transactions, and covert/subliminal communications, along with our usual quality watermarking/fingerprinting submissions.  Claims about  information hiding technology must be backed by evidence in the paper and the authors must be prepared to publicly discuss such claims at the workshop.  Submissions must be made electronically, preferably as a pdf file (non-color) of no more than 15 pages, in the Springer LNCS series format with the addition of page numbers (TeX/LaTeX output highly recommended).   Questions regarding the program should be directed to the program chair, Ira Moskowitz, at  ihw@itd.nrl.navy.mil. All other questions should be directed to the general chair John McHugh, at jmchugh@cert.org

Paper submission: 

  7 December     2000   
Notification of acceptance:  12 February       2001   
Camera-ready copy for preproceedings:   22 March            2001   
Camera-ready copy for proceedings:   24 May               2001   

The proceedings will be published after the workshop by Springer  in their LNCS Series

Program committee:
Ross Anderson (Cambridge University, UK) 
David Aucsmith (Intel Corp, USA) 
Jean-Paul Linnartz (Philips Research, Netherlands) 
Steven Low (California Institute of Technology, USA) 
John McHugh (SEI/CERT, USA) - General Chair
Ira Moskowitz (Naval Research Laboratory, USA)  - Program Chair
Fabien Petitcolas (Microsoft Research, UK) 
Andreas Pfitzmann (Dresden University of Technology, Germany) 
Jean-Jacques Quisquater (Universit'e Catholique de Louvain, Belgium) 
Mike Reiter (Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, USA)
Michael Waidner (IBM Zurich Research Lab, Switzerland)
or  contact ihw@itd.nrl.navy.mil