Special Issue "Research and Application of Information Hiding and Cryptography"

A special issue of Future Internet (ISSN 1999-5903). This special issue belongs to the section "Cybersecurity".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Ji- Hwei Horng
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Guest Editor
Department of Electronic Engineering, National Quemoy University, Kinmen, Taiwan
Interests: image processing; video analysis; artificial intelligence; information security
Prof. Dr. Chia-Chen Lin
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Guest Editor
Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Chin-Yi University of Technology Taiwan, Taichung, Taiwan
Interests: watermarking; cryptography; security; electronic commerce
Dr. Ching-Chun Chang
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Guest Editor
Department of Computer Science, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
Interests: steganography; watermarking; secret sharing; computer vision; machine learning

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Cybersecurity is a crucial issue in the future Internet due to the urgent demand for confidential or private digital data transmission. Information hiding and cryptography are the major means to implement secure communication via the Internet. Recent research works on information hiding include watermarking and steganography for various kinds of digital media, such as images, video, software, etc. The applied techniques include arithmetic encoding, transformation-based coding, deep learning networks, etc. Other novel approaches are emerging as well, with cryptography, symmetric-key cryptography, public-key cryptography, and lightweight cryptography representing some of the most attractive research topics. Additionally, steganalysis and cryptanalysis to detect information hiding and cryptography are important future technologies, and impressive studies have been proposed in recent years.

This Special Issue focuses on original research and novel technical solutions with relevance to information hiding and cryptography. The results of interdisciplinary research with tools from various knowledge domains are particularly welcome. Technical solutions for the implementation of modern information hiding and cryptographic schemes in software or hardware are also strongly encouraged.

Finally, we would like to thank Professor Chin-Chen Chang and his valuable help for this Special Issue.

Prof. Dr. Ji- Hwei Horng
Prof. Dr. Chia-Chen Lin
Dr. Ching-Chun Chang
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • information hiding
  • data hiding
  • steganography
  • watermarking
  • cryptography
  • steganalysis
  • cryptanalysis
  • deep learning

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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