Special session on “Information Hiding and Security in Communications: Recent Developments”

  • Special session on Information Hiding and Security in Communications: Recent Developments will be held in conjunction with the 5th International Conference on Communications and Electronics (ICCE 2014).

    For many decades, security and privacy are always important issues in any society. It is getting more important in the digital society where communication environments are developed in a way more openly and publicly while the amount of exchanged data required to keep secure and private is growing at a heady pace. Moreover, that is a real challenge to the research community on security and privacy while an increasing number of encryption methods have been broken by exploiting various aspects of encrypts, from mathematical analysis to observation of change in physical parameters. Many recent developments in security and privacy have been proposed to countermeasure attacks on encryption. In particular, chaos-based information hiding and security have been widely used in the image and video systems. To pace with the development of breaking techniques, there are many anti-broken methods developed in diverse ways such as algorithms, techniques, structures/configuration, protocols, etc. Even though, recent developments for the purpose of security and privacy are successful in limiting intruders, yet there has been no method to radically eradication. The special session on Information Hiding and Security in Communications: Recent Developments is to dedicate for presenting recent developments in the field of security and privacy. Information about contribution of recent developments will be discussed by researchers and experts working in academia, industry and governance related to this area. The prospective works to the Special Session should focus on any aspect of security and privacy. Topics and technical areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

      • Cryptography
      • Cryptanalysis
      • Steganography
      • Watermarking
      • Chaos-based Information Hinding and Security
      • Security methods for communications
      • Authentication
      • Protocols for security
      • Standardization
      • Implementation of security systems: software and/or hardware


    All papers should be prepared in the form according to the IEEE standard template, in Portable Document Format (PDF) and must be limited to six pages, including text, references, tables and figures. Papers should be submitted online at http://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=15665&track=50351.


    All accepted papers will be published in the ICCE 2014 Conference Proceedings and IEEE Xplore®. The proceedings of ICCE series is indexed by SCOPUS and listed in Conference Proceeding Citation Index (CPCI) of Thomson Reuters.

    Important Dates

      • Paper submission deadline: March 2nd, 2014 ==> March 16th, 2014 (EXTENDED and this is the hard deadline)
      • Acceptance notification: April 2nd, 2014 ==> April 18th, 2014
      • Registration and camera-ready version:May 2nd, 2014 ==> May 15th, 2014
      • Conference date: July 30th – August 1st, 2014


    Session Co-organizers and contact

    Thang Manh Hoang Hanoi University of Science and Technology Vietnam thang.hoangmanh@hust.edu.vn or thang@ieee.org
    Safwan El Assad University of Nantes France safwan.elassad@univ-nantes.fr
    Santo Banerjee University Putra Malaysia Malaysia santo@iscass.org

    TPC of the Special Session

    Kassem Ahmad Université de Nantes France
    Fawaz Al-Qahtani Texas A&M University at Qatar Qatar
    Aziz Alaoui Université de Le Havre France
    Florina Almenares Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Spain
    Petre Anghelescu University of Pitesti Romania
    Francis Bui University of Saskatchewan Canada
    Jean-Pierre Barbot Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan France
    Daniel Caragata Federico Santa Maria Technical University Chile
    Julien Cartigny XLIM France
    Maryline Chetto Universite de Nantes France
    Yoon-Ho Choi Kyonggi University Korea
    William Chu Tunghai University Taiwan
    Safwan El Assad École Polytechnique de l’Université de Nantes France
    Fumio Futami Tamagawa University Japan
    Zhensen Gao Research and Innovation Center, Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell China
    Zhangyu Guan State University of New York at Buffalo USA
    Huaqun Guo Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR Singapore
    Muhammad Khan King Saud University Saudi Arabia
    Kyeong Jin Kim Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL) USA
    Eng Lua Monash University Australia
    Abbas Mehdizadeh Nilai University Malaysia
    Antonis Michalas Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS) Sweden
    David Naccache ENS France
    Fabrice Peyrard University of Toulouse France
    Niki Pissinou Florida International University USA
    Shahid Raza Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS) Sweden
    Abdalhossein Rezai ACECR Iran
    Youssef Said Tunisie Telecom Tunisia
    Nicolas Sklavos Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece Greece
    Ion Tutanescu University of Pitesti Romania
    Nan Yang The University of New South Wales Australia
    Chau Yuen Singapore University of Technology and Design Singapore
    Ghada Zaibi National School of Engineers of Sfax Tunisia