Special Issue "Privacy and Security for Images"

A special issue of Journal of Imaging (ISSN 2313-433X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Jaime Delgado

Department of Computer Architecture (DAC), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 08034 Barcelona, Spain
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Interests: privacy; security; standards; metadata; multimedia applications; eHealth; genomic information

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Most of the vast amount of digital images being created, viewed, and distributed everyday follow international standards for their representation and interchange. The JPEG format, as an example, is today one of the most widely-used image standards.

There is a currently increasing trend to share images by means of social networks and cloud-based image repositories, such as Facebook, Flickr, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, etc. In addition, newspapers and other related websites publish digital pictures owned by photographers, readers or news agencies.

With so many digital images available, there is an increasing risk of the unintended release of privacy information. This includes not only the image itself, but also associated metadata that could contain privacy information, such as positioning. We should also not forget about the management of the digital rights of the owners of the images.

Different partial solutions have been considered, but new approaches are under consideration, including the use of new technologies, such as those related to Blockchain.

The aim of this Special Issue is to identify these privacy risks and propose solutions, which ideally should maintain interoperability by means of International Standards.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Privacy and security threats in standardized images;
  • Limitations and improvements of current solutions in images privacy and security;
  • Standard approaches to provide images with privacy and security;
  • Blockchain as a solution for privacy and security in standardized images;
  • Specific privacy and security approaches in JPEG;
  • Privacy in JPEG images: use cases, privacy rules, integration with format, etc;
  • Digital rights management vs. privacy and security in standardized images;
  • Alternatives to JPEG for improving privacy and security.

Prof. Jaime Delgado
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Imaging is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 350 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Privacy
  • Security
  • Digital Rights Management
  • Standardized images
  • Blockchain for multimedia

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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