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Apr 12, 2016

Call for Papers, Tutorials and Special Sessions: WIFS'16 - IEEE Workshop on Information Forensics and Security

WIFS 2016

The IEEE International Workshop on Information Forensics and Security (WIFS) is the annual flagship workshop organized by the IEEE Information Forensics and Security (IFS) Technical Committee. Its major goal is to bring together researchers in the field to foster ideas exchange and to allow cross-fertilization among researchers working in the different areas of information security. WIFS will serve as a powerful instrument for community building.

In its 2016 edition, the IEEE International Workshop on Information Forensics and Security will continue to adhere to its earlier established wide scope, covering various aspects of forensics and information security. We invite potential authors to submit articles on the following topics but will not be limited to only these.

  • Forensics: evidence recovery; evidence validation; media forensics; source attribution; incident response; and counter forensics
  • Information and system security: authentication, vulnerability discovery/assessment; malware analysis; cyber-physical systems; and physical layer fingerprinting
  • Biometrics: new biometric modalities; pattern recognition; multimodal decision 
making; and feature extraction
  • Multimedia content security: cryptography for multimedia; hashing; and data hiding Steganography and covert communications
  • Hardware security: hardware trojans; PUFS; and anti-counterfeiting Network traffic analysis
  • Surveillance: tracking; person (re-)identification; crowd analysis; and anti-surveillance 
and de-identification
  • Sousvelliance and anti-sousveillance: users collecting data from other users instead of authorities; possibilities and risks.
  • Privacy in data analytics
  • Privacy in the Internet of everything

Prospective authors are invited to submit full-length, six-page papers, including figures and references. The WIFS Technical Program Committee will select papers for the formal proceedings based on technical quality, relevance to the workshop, and ability to inspire new research. Accepted papers will be presented in either lecture tracks or poster sessions. Authors of the accepted papers are required to present their papers at the conference. For questions contact WIFS’16 Technical Program Chairs at

Up to four tutorials will be scheduled for the first day of the conference, Sunday December 4, 2016. Prospective tutorial contributors are encouraged to submit a tutorial proposal with the tutorial title, the presenters’ name, affiliation, and brief CV, along with the detailed structure of the tutorial to the Tutorials Chair at

A Demo and Ongoing Work session will provide both academic researchers and industrial exhibitors to showcase innovative implementations, systems and technologies demonstrating new ideas in the field. We encourage both the submission of early research prototypes and interesting mature systems. Formal proposals must be accompanied by a description of the work or demo to be presented. All material has to be submitted to the Demo Session Chair at

Authors of IEEE Signal Processing Letters (SPL) and IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (TIFS) papers will be given the opportunity to present their work at WIFS 2016, subject to space availability and approval by the WIFS Technical Program Chairs. Proposals have to be submitted to the Technical Program Chairs at

Important Dates

  • May 2, 2016: Special Session Proposals
  • May 27, 2016: Tutorial Proposals
  • July 24, 2016: Paper Submission Deadline
  • August 12, 2016: Demo & On-going Work Proposals
  • August 26, 2016: SPL and TIFS Paper Submissions

More detailed information is available in the official Call for Papers, and on the conference website.