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MFSec 2017, organized in conjunction with ICMR 2017, focuses on Multimedia Forensics and Security, especially as applied on Web and social media. While the disciplines of Forensics and Security continue to advance in all areas of application, the Workshop aims to draw attention to the additional challenges posed by Web and social media environments, and to the novel ways that the additional opportunities presented can be harnessed. The goal of MFSec 2017 is three-fold: First, the workshop aims at presenting cutting-edge forensic and security methods aimed at Web and social media applications. Second, it aspires to bring together key individuals from the research and professional communities, from the fields of security, forensics, and multimedia analysis and retrieval, to exchange ideas and experiences and shape the directions of the field for the future. Third, the workshop intends to evaluate the level maturity of the field, identify the current strengths and weaknesses, and encourage progress towards novel solutions to the particular challenges posed by Web and social media environments.

Authors are encouraged to submit and present a short (4-pages plus citations) paper presenting novel contributions on a topic relevant to the Workshop. Topics of interest for this workshop include, but are not limited to:

  • Crime and terrorism detection from Web and social media
  • Machine learning and multimedia data mining for intelligence purposes
  • Early warning systems for terrorist threats using Web and social media
  • Dark Web data extraction and visualization
  • User privacy and information security in social media
  • Image and video forgery detection in Web and social media content
  • Source attribution for Web and social media content
  • Contextual multimedia verification
  • Multimedia forensics and counter-forensics for the Web
  • Multimedia steganography for the Web
  • Social computing for multimedia verification (e.g. crowdsourcing)
  • Multimedia geographic localization for Web and social media content
  • Near-and partial duplicate detection for multimedia verification
  • Evaluation methodologies, datasets and benchmarks for multimedia forensics and security
  • Platforms and applications for indexing and retrieval of terrorist-related multimedia content for Law enforcements agents
  • Search and discovery of terrorist online multimedia content in surface and dark web and social media
  • Multimedia authentication and encryption for Web and social media environments