IEEE International Workshop on

Information Forensics and Security

December 6-11 @online

WIFS 2020 goes fully virtual!

We have been closely monitoring the progress of the Covid-19 pandemic, the most recent safety recommendations, travel restrictions, and the feedback from the community. We believe the only way to make the event safe & accessible to the community is to make the transition to a fully virtual event.

To accommodate the new format & make the workshop interesting and engaging for the broadest number of participants, we decided to make the following changes:

  • We adjusted the dates of the event from 6-9 Dec to 6-11 Dec. This will allow us to accommodate participants from various time zones.

  • We extended and unified the submission deadline to 31 July - applicable to the main track and both special sessions.

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!


  • 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