5th international workshop on information hiding



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workshop on information hiding

Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands, 7–9 October 2002


This conference has now passed. Proceedings are available as volume 2578 of  Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) by Springer Verlag.

call for papers

Many researchers are interested in hiding information or, conversely, in preventing others from doing so. Although the protection of digital intellectual property has recently motivated most of the research in this area, there are many other applications of increasing interest to both the academic and business communities. Current research themes include:

  • anonymous communications,

  • covert channels in computer systems,

  • detection of hidden information,

  • digital elections,

  • information hiding aspects of privacy,

  • low-probability-of-intercept communications,

  • steganography,

  • subliminal channels in cryptographic protocols,

  • watermarking for protection of intellectual property,

  • other applications of watermarking.

The last four workshops brought together these closely linked areas of study and proved to be a success.

This fifth international workshop on information hiding will be held in the Conference Hotel Leeuwenhorst in Noordwijkerhout, Netherlands from Monday 7th October to Wednesday 9th October 2002.

Proceedings will be published as Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) by Springer Verlag as indicated on the list of forthcoming proceedings.

instructions for authors

Interested parties are invited to submit novel papers on research and practice which are related to the above areas of interest. We want a balanced program and seek submissions on topics such as anonymous communication, anonymous online transactions, privacy, and covert/subliminal communications, along with our usual quality steganography, watermarking and fingerprinting submissions.

Claims about information hiding technology (and in particular ‘robustness’) must be backed by strong evidence in the paper (such as mathematical proofs, statistical modelling or extensive testing) and the authors must be prepared to publicly discuss such claims at the workshop.

Authors can submit their papers via the ih2002 conference management tool where detailed instructions are provided. Questions regarding the program should be directed to the program chair, Fabien A. P. Petitcolas ( All other questions should be directed to the general chair Job Oostveen (

Submissions received after the submission deadline or failing to conform to the guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits. Where possible all further communications to authors will be via email.

  paper submissions started 5th February 2002


paper submissions finished

8th May 2002, 07:00 GMT


notification of acceptance

29th July 2002
2nd August 2002


camera-ready copy for pre-proceedings

8th September 2002


7th–9th October 2002


camera-ready copy for proceedings due

3rd November 2002

  proposals for the next workshop

15th November 2002

program committee

Ross J. Anderson (University of Cambridge, England)
Jan Camenisch (IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Switzerland)
Ingemar J. Cox (NEC Research Institute, U.S.A.)
John McHugh (SEI/CERT, U.S.A.)
Ira S. Moskowitz (Naval Research Laboratory, U.S.A.)
Job Oostveen (Philips Research, Netherlands) – general chair
Fabien A. P. Petitcolas (Microsoft Research, England) – program chair
Andreas Pfitzmann (Dresden University of Technology, Germany)
Mike Reiter (Carnegie Mellon University, U.S.A.)


We wish to thank the following for their contribution to the success of this conference: Microsoft Research, Philips Research and the European Office of Aerospace Research and Development of the United States Air Force.

Text version of the call for papers


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