Keynote Speaker


Prof. Yulin Wang
Wuhan University, China


Prof. Yulin Wang is a full professor and PhD supervisor in International School of Software, Wuhan University, China. He got PhD degree in 2005 in Queen Mary, University of London, UK. Before that, he has worked in high-tech industry for more than ten years. He has involved many key projects, and hold 8 patents. He got his master and bachelor degree in 1990 and 1987 respectively from Xi-Dian University, and Huazhong University of Science and Technology(HUST), both in China. His research interests include digital rights management, digital watermarking, multimedia and network security, and signal processing. In recently 10 years, Prof. Wang has published as first author 3 books, 40 conference papers and 45 journal papers, including in IEEE Transactions and IEE proceedings and Elsevier Journals. Prof. Wang served as editor-in-chief for International Journal of Advances in Multimedia in 2010. He served as reviewer for many journals, including IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, Elsevier Journal of Information Sciences. He served as reviewer for many research funds, including National High Technology Research and Development Program of China ( ‘863’ project). Prof. Wang was the external PhD adviser of Dublin City University, Ireland during 2008-2010. He was the keynote speakers in many international conferences. He has been listed in Marcus ‘who’s who in the world’ since 2008.

Title: Image Authentication and Tamper Localization

Abstract: Image authentication can be used in many fields, including e-government, e-commerce, national security, news pictures, court evidence, medical image, engineering design, and so on. Since some content-preserving manipulations, such as JPEG compression, contrast enhancement, and brightness adjustment, are often acceptable—or even desired—in practical application, an authentication method needs to be able to distinguish them from malicious tampering, such as removal, addition, and modification of objects. Therefore, the traditional hash-based authentication is not suitable for the application. As for the semi-fragile watermarking technique, it meets the requirements of the above application at the expense of severely damaging image fidelity. In this talk, we propose a hybrid authentication technique based on what we call fragile hash value. The technique can blindly detect and localize malicious tampering, while maintaining reasonable tolerance to conventional content-preserving manipulations. The hash value is derived from the relative difference between each pair of the selected DCT coefficient in a central block and its counterpart which is estimated by the DC values of the center block and its adjacent blocks. In order to maintain the relative difference relationship when the image undergoes legitimate processing, we make a pre-compensation for the coefficients. Finally, we point out the direction using deep leaning technique for image authentication.

Prof. Chin-Chen Chang
Feng Chia University, Taiwan


Professor C.C. Chang obtained his Ph.D. degree in computer engineering from National Chiao Tung University. His first degree is Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and master degree is Master of Science in computer and decision sciences. Both were awarded in National Tsing Hua University. Dr. Chang served in National Chung Cheng University from 1989 to 2005. His current title is Chair Professor in Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, Feng Chia University, from Feb. 2005. Prior to joining Feng Chia University, Professor Chang was an associate professor in Chiao Tung University, professor in National Chung Hsing University, chair professor in National Chung Cheng University. He had also been Visiting Researcher and Visiting Scientist to Tokyo University and Kyoto University, Japan. During his service in Chung Cheng, Professor Chang served as Chairman of the Institute of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Dean of College of Engineering, Provost and then Acting President of Chung Cheng University and Director of Advisory Office in Ministry of Education, Taiwan. Professor Chang’s specialties include, but not limited to, data engineering, database systems, computer cryptography and information security. A researcher of acclaimed and distinguished services and contributions to his country and advancing human knowledge in the field of information science, Professor Chang has won many research awards and honorary positions by and in prestigious organizations both nationally and internationally. He is currently a Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of IEE, UK. He also published more than one thousand papers in Information Sciences. In the meantime, he participates actively in international academic organizations and performs advisory work to government agencies and academic organizations.

Title: A Self-Reference Watermarking Scheme Based on Wet Paper Coding

Abstract: Fragile watermarking is applied to protect the integrity of the digital media. Current fragile watermarking schemes mainly provide the functionality of detecting and locating the tampered regions of an authorized image. The capability to recover the tampered regions has rarely been discussed in the literature. In fact, the recovery ability is an important issue while proving and maintaining the image integrity. For achieving these purposes, we first utilize the concept of self-reference to preserve the significant information of a protected image. Then we embed the information into the protected image using the technique of wet paper coding. According to experimental results, the new scheme is highly sensitive to detect and locate the tampered area. In particular, the results show that the quality of recovery image is satisfactory.

 

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