Call for Papers: Special Issue on the Integrity of Multimedia and Multimodal Data: From Capture to Use
IEEE MultiMedia seeks submissions for this upcoming special issue.

Submissions due: 15 November 2021
Publication: April-June 2022

With the development of Internet technologies, large volumes of multimedia and, more generally, multimodal data, can easily be shared among different users or entities for the purpose of diagnosis, analysis, and prediction in a variety of critical application contexts with no hard-copy backups being kept. This has serious implications for integrity, authentication, and provenance in a number of application domains. Additionally, various actions, including unlawful alteration, unauthorized distribution, copyright violation, and misuse of sensitive and private multimedia data, are growing each day, resulting in negative impacts to the accuracy, efficiency, safety, and economics of multimodal data systems. Although there are many tools available to create, encrypt, embed, and extract data, there is relatively little available in the area of establishing integrity, authentication, and provenance. Therefore, addressing these challenges has been an interesting problem for researchers in the field. Furthermore, various theories, techniques, and best practices developed by the community for handling multimedia data can provide useful inspirations or generalizable to multimodality data, including, but not limited to, multimedia. The advent of the Internet of Things (IoT), cyber-physical systems (CPSs), robotics, and personal and wearable devices provide many opportunities for the multimedia community to reach out and develop synergies.

Motivated by these trends, this special issue targets researchers from both academia and industry to explore and share new ideas, approaches, theories, and practices with a focus on the solution of integrity of multimedia and multimodal data for real-world applications. Authors are invited to submit original research and high-quality survey articles on topics including, but not limited to:

  • Encryption for multimedia and multimodal data integrity
  • Watermarking-based media authentication
  • Blockchains for multimedia
  • LiDAR data integrity
  • Integrity monitoring/assessment of multimedia and multimodal data
  • Integrity of images and videos in the era of fake news
  • Integrity of multimedia and multimodal data for cyber-physical systems in the age of big data
  • Data-driven algorithms for multimedia forensics
  • Biometric-based media protection
  • Multimedia and multimodal data integrity in cloud/fog/edge computing environments
  • Confidentiality and integrity of multimedia data on multi-core platforms
  • Smart and secure cameras
  • Chips for authentic capture

Submission Guidelines

Please read the Author Information page. Please submit your paper through the ScholarOne online system, and be sure to select the special-issue name as a manuscript type. Manuscripts should not be published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere. Please submit only full papers intended for review, not abstracts, to the ScholarOne portal.


Contact the guest editors at

Guest editors:

  • Dr. Amit Kumar Singh, National Institute of Technology Patna, India
  • Prof. Deepa Kundur, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Prof. Min Wu, University of Maryland, USA
  • Prof. Mauro Barni, University of Siena, Italy
Special Issue on the Integrity of Multimedia and Multimodal Data: From Capture to Use
15 November 2021