Special Issue "Multimedia and Social Network Analysis"

A special issue of Information (ISSN 2078-2489). This special issue belongs to the section "Information Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 October 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Andrew H. Sung

School of Computing Sciences & Computer Engineering, The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001, USA
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Co-Guest Editor
Prof. Qingzhong Liu

Department of Computer Science, Sam Houston State University, 1803 Avenue I., Huntsville, TX 77341, USA
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Co-Guest Editor
Prof. Mengyu Qiao

Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS), South Dakota School of Mines&Technology 501 E. Saint Joseph St., Rapid City, SD 57701, USA
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Co-Guest Editor
Prof. Bernardete Ribeiro

Department of Informatics Engineering, University of Coimbra, Polo II - Pinhal de Marrocos, 3030-290 Coimbra, Portugal
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Co-Guest Editor
Prof. Rakesh M. Verma

Computer Science Department, University of Houston 501 PGH, Houston, TX 77204-3010, USA
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The rich formats of the multimedia and abundance of tools allow users numerous ways to create multimedia material for all purposes of using the Internet. Meanwhile, advertisers, hackers, criminals, and terrorists alike create, alter, forge, or manipulate multimedia material for their commercial, political, malicious, or illegal purposes, many of which pose threats to public safety, societal wellbeing, or even national security. For example, adulterated or forged images and videos may be used for propaganda; unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material violates the owner’s rights; and steganography may be used for illicit cover communications, for carrying malware, or for facilitating scamming or phishing schemes. Multimedia forensics, therefore, is an important topic of cybersecurity.

Social networks have become the primary venues of multimedia communications and provide source material aplenty for multimedia forensics research.  Additionally, the social networks’ connectivity pattern, information diffusion, and influence processes, as well as social bots, are related topics of great interest in the broader study of multimedia forensics.

This Special Issue solicits original research papers on topics including, but not limited to, the following:                    

  • Image, audio, and video steganalysis
  • Multimedia security and forgery detection, including deepfake
  • Cybercrime and fraud analysis, including cyberbullying, hate speech/text detection, sockpuppets
  • Multimedia-embedded malware analysis and detection
  • Video surveillance, video search matching, and anomaly detection
  • Security and privacy in virtual and augmented reality applications and games
  • Social network analysis, privacy, security, and forensics
  • Social network bot detection, automation tools analysis
  • Cloud computing security and forensics
  • Countermeasures to steganography, forgery, covert channels, and other threats to security

Prof. Andrew H. Sung
Prof. Qingzhong Liu
Prof. Mengyu Qiao
Prof. Bernardete Ribeiro
Prof. Rakesh M. Verma
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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