Social networks have become places where, on a daily basis, many people exchange and share personal information in the form of multimedia over unsecured channels. Information and communication technology (ICT) has proved to be an indispensable and cost-effective technique for the dissemination of such multimedia documents.
However, prevention of copyright violation, authenticity, confidentiality and ownership identity theft have all become potential issues due to malicious attacks and the hacking of information transmitted via these networks. Everyday risks include criminal offences ranging from ownership identity theft to copyright violation, and also personal information or medical history exposure. To tackle these threats, researchers are developing advanced techniques to analyse, prevent and detect these potential issues.
The objective of this special issue is present high-quality research and survey articles that promote research and reflect the most recent advances in addressing the security and privacy issues of multimedia information on networks as well as other emerging environments and applications.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:
- Information security
- Multimedia information propagation via social networks
- Access control and identity management
- Security and privacy of multimedia information
- Forensics in social networks
- Phishing problems in social networks
- Secure social-network application development and methodologies
- Cryptographic protocols against attacks
- Security architectures/protocols for cloud computing
- Recognition, identification and classification
- Mobile social network security
- Multimedia information retrieval and feature extraction
- Big data forensics
- Computational multimedia processing
- Multimedia big data
- Multimedia indexing and annotation
- Multimedia retrieval
- Pattern recognition
Manuscripts due by: 31 January, 2018