8th IEEE International Workshop on Information Forensics and Security (WIFS 2016)
4-7 December 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE
The IEEE International Workshop on Information Forensics and Security (WIFS) is the primary annual event organized by the IEEE Information Forensics and Security (IFS) Technical Committee. Its major objective is to
bring together researchers from relevant disciplines to exchange new ideas and the latest results and to discuss emerging challenges in different areas of information security. The 8th edition of WIFS will be held in Abu Dhabi,
UAE, from December 4, to December 7, 2016. WIFS 2016 will feature keynote lectures, tutorials, technical & special sessions, and also demo and ongoing works sessions.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Forensics
– Evidence Recovery
– Evidence Validation
– Media Analysis
– Source Attribution
– Incident Response
– Counter Forensics

* Information and System Security
– Authentication
– Vulnerability Discovery
– Malware Analysis
– Anonymity
– Cyber-Physical Systems
– Mobile and Intelligent Devices
– PHY Fingerprinting

* Biometrics

* Steganography and Covert Communications

* Hardware security
– Hardware Trojans
– Anti-Counterfeiting

* Multimedia content security
– Cryptography for multimedia
– Hashing
– Data Hiding

* Privacy
– Privacy in Data Analytics
– Privacy in Internet of Everything

* Surveillance and Sousveillance
– Tracking
– Person (Re-)Identification
– Crowd Analysis| Anti-Surveillance and De-identification
– Anti-Sousveillance

* Network Traffic Analysis

** Important deadlines
– EXTENDED Paper submission deadline: August 5, 2016
– Demo & on-going work proposals: August 12, 2016
– SPL and TIFS Paper Submissions: August 26, 2016
– Notification of paper acceptance: September 25, 2016
– Notification of demo & ongoing works proposals acceptance: September 25, 2016
– End of advance registration: October 21, 2016
– Author’s registration deadline: November 4, 2016

** Submission of papers
Prospective authors are invited to submit full-length, six-page papers, including figures and references. All submitted papers will go through double-blinded peer review process. 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 all questions contact WIFS’16 Technical Program
Chairs at tpc@wifs2016.org.

** Tutorial Proposals
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 tutorials@wifs2016.org.

** Demo and Ongoing Works Proposal
This 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 demo@wifs2016.org.

** Submission of SPL and TIFS papers
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 2015, subject to space availability and approval by the WIFS Technical Program Chairs. Proposals have to be submitted to the Technical Program Chairs at tpc@wifs2016.org.

** Organization

* General Chairs
– Ernesto Damiani, Khalifa University, UAE
– Nasir Memon, New York University, USA

* Technical Program Chairs
– Hüsrev Taha Sencar, TOBB University, Turkey
– Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, TU Darmstadt, Germany

* Tutorials Chairs
– Michail Maniatakos, New York University Abu Dhabi, UAE

* Demo Session Chairs
– Yier Jin, University of Central Florida, USA
– Khaled Saleh, Khalifa University, UAE

* Local Arrangements Chair
– Özgür Sinanoglu, New York University Abu Dhabi, UAE

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