IEEE International Workshop on

Information Forensics and Security

December 6-11 @online

Virtual Conference Platform

Welcome to WIFS 2020 @online!

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the 12th IEEE International Workshop on Information Forensics and Security (WIFS) 2020. WIFS is the primary annual event organized by the IEEE Information Forensics and Security (IFS) Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. It aims to bring together researchers from relevant disciplines to discuss emerging challenges, exchange fresh ideas and share the state-of-the-art results and technical expertise in the ares of information security and forensics. The topics of interest include:

  • Data Privacy and Anonymity

  • Blockchain security and privacy

  • Biometrics

  • Digital Forensics and Analysis

  • Watermarking and Content Protection

  • Surveillance

  • Usability and Human Factors

  • Human Aspects of Information Integrity

  • Network Security

  • Physical Layer Security

  • Security of Cyber-physical Systems

  • Steganography & Covert Communications

  • Applied Cryptography

  • Hardware Security

  • Information Theoretic Security

  • Economics of Information Integrity

The main theme of WIFS’20 is “Living in Synthetic Reality”. We aim to explore the impact of synthetic content generation on information integrity and encourage discussion and awareness of its impact on the society. We will host special sessions, keynote speakers and hands-on tutorials. Stay tuned!

Thank you to our Sponsors!


  • 2 Dec 2020 - The virtual conference platform is open. Posted full schedule and updated program.

  • 30 Nov 2020 - Posted user guide for the virtual conference platform.

  • 20 Nov 2020 - Updated the speaker list and posted tentative program. Sent out video submission links by email.

  • 6 Nov 2020 - Registration is now open! The deadline for author registration is 20 Nov 2020. Non-author registrations will be possible up the the event.

  • 2 Nov 2020 - Updated presentation format & posted list of accepted papers.

  • 13 Oct 2020 - Posted presentation preparation guidelines and overview of the conference format. Check out Attend & Prepare to learn more about:

    • Conference format,

    • Presentation requirements,

    • Registration fees / options (opens soon!),

    • Solicitation for social / networking sessions.

  • 2 Oct 2020 - Camera ready preparation instructions posted. Details on submission and copyright transfer coming soon.

  • 30 Sept 2020 - We are seeking submissions to the Industry & Applications Track (I&A) which aims to facilitate exchange of ideas and collaboration between the academic research community and practitioners from the industry, government and NGO. Prospective I&A partners are welcome to also consider sponsorship options. For more information, please refer to the I&A page.

  • 22 Sept 2020 - Decision notifications sent & reviews available in the submission system. Stay tuned for camera ready submission instructions & presentation guidelines.

  • 22 July 2020 - Added a 10-day grace period for updating your submissions - papers must be submitted by July 31 and can be revised until August 9

  • 1 July 2020 - Submission is Open! Please check the submission guidelines & submit your paper via Microsoft CMT.

  • 5 June 2020 - Announcement of the virtual format of the conference, updated dates & submission deadline: paper submissions are due on July 31

  • 29 May 2020 - We are pleased the announce two accepted special sessions: Forensic Detection of AI Synthesized Media and Lessons Learned from the ALASKA2 Image Steganalysis Challenge

  • 20 April 2020 - Call for Special Sessions

  • 6 Dec 2019 - Launch of the WIFS'20 Website