Instructions for Authors

Final Paper Submission

Final papers must be submitted by 20 June.

If you have not received reviews on your paper, it is because the Programme Chairs handled the reviews off-line. Please send an email to to request the reviews in this case.

The Final Paper

Please submit the files belonging to your camera-ready paper using your EasyChair author account. You should log in as a Proceedings Author when you upload the files.

  1. a zipped file containing either all your LaTeX sources or a Word file in the RTF format, and
  2. PDF version of your camera-ready paper.

The page limit, on 15 pages, given in the author instructions is strict. Please follow strictly the author instructions of Springer-Verlag when preparing the final version:

Our publisher has recently introduced an extra control loop: once data processing is finished, they will contact all corresponding authors and ask them to check their papers. We expect this to happen shortly before the printing of the proceedings. At that time your quick interaction with Springer-Verlag will be greatly appreciated.

Copyright Form

Please upload a signed and completed copyright form to us as soon as possible.

It is sufficient for one of the authors to sign the copyright form. You can scan the form into PDF or any other standard image format. If you cannot scan the signed form please fax it to the fax number +44(0)1483 686051 instead.

We greatly appreciate your cooperation in these matters. Thank you again for your contribution to IWDW 2009.

When you complete the form, under volume editors, please write Anthony TS Ho, Mauro Barni, H.J. Kim, and Yun Q Shi. If you have already sent the copyright form with the volume editor field left empty, this is not a problem and there is not need to resend it.

Instructions for Authors

Interested parties are invited to submit papers related to the areas of interest above. Papers must present original research; assumptions must be clearly stated and supported by strong empirical evidence and/or mathematical proof.

  1. Authors must adhere to Springer's guidelines for authors, and use the official styles and templates for LNCS.
  2. Papers may be up to 15 pages.
  3. Manuscripts must be written in English.
  4. Only PDF files may be submitted.
  5. Papers must be submitted electronically through EasyChair.

All submissions will be refereed by at least three reviewers. Accepted papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series in the same way as in previous years.

To be included to the proceedings, at least one author of each paper has to register and present the paper. Papers will be accepted for either poster or verbal presentation, and authors are welcome to indicate which form of presentation they prefer.


  • 9 April 2009 (was 2 April): Submission of original manuscripts
  • 20 May 2009: Notification of acceptance
  • 20 June 2009: Submission of Camera-ready versions
  • 6 July 2009: Discounted Registration (early bird)
  • 24-26 August 2009: The Conference

Areas of Interest

  • Mathematical modeling of embedding and detection
  • Information theoretic, stochastic aspects of data hiding
  • Security issues, including attacks and counter-attacks
  • Combination of data hiding and cryptography
  • Optimum watermark detection and reliable recovery
  • Estimation of watermark capacity
  • Channel coding techniques for watermarking
  • Large-scale experimental tests and benchmarking
  • New statistical and perceptual models of content
  • Reversible data hiding
  • Data hiding in special media
  • Data hiding and authentication
  • Steganography and steganalysis
  • Data forensics
  • Copyright protection and DRM
  • Visual cryptography