Call for Papers

IEEE WIFS'20 seeks research papers for the following tracks:

  • regular papers (up to 6 two-column pages incl. references)

  • special sessions (same format as regular papers): Forensic Detection of AI Synthesized Media & ALASKA2 Image Steganalysis Challenge

  • demo & work in progress (up to 4 two-column pages incl. references)

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Regular Papers: Regular submission can be up to 6 double-column pages including references. Accepted and presented papers will be available in the IEEE Xplore digital library. WIFS accepts only original research papers having no overlap with manuscripts that are already published or submitted elsewhere (including journals, conferences and workshops). Double submissions will be rejected immediately.

Templates: LaTeX / Word

Demos and Work-in-Progress: We seek submissions for a special session devoted to work-in-progress and systems presentations. The submissions can be up to 4 double-column pages long and will NOT be published in IEEE Xplore.

Authors of papers recently accepted to IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security or IEEE Signal Processing Letters will be given the opportunity to present their work subject to approval by the program chairs.

Conference Theme and Special Sessions: 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. More details coming soon!

Submission Guidelines (Regular Papers and Special Sessions)

  1. WIFS accepts only original research papers having no overlap with manuscripts that are already published or submitted elsewhere (including journals, conferences and workshops). Double submissions will be rejected immediately.

  2. Both regular and special session submissions use the default WIFS template (up to 6 double-column pages including references).

  3. Your paper may be accompanied by supplementary materials, but keep in mind that the reviewers are not required to take them into consideration. The main 6-page manuscript should describe and validate your contribution in a self-sufficient manner.

  4. The methodology and the results presented in the paper must be reproducible by independent researchers from the community. Reviewers will be asked to assess reproducibility.

  5. All papers must be submitted electronically in the PDF format through Microsoft CMT.

  6. The review process is single-blind, i.e., the identity of the reviewers is not known to the authors, but manuscripts may contain author names, affiliations, and other identifying features (e.g., grant numbers, references to own prior work in first-person form).

  7. Authors are required by the IEEE to transfer copyrights for any papers to be published in the conference proceedings. This is performed at the time when the camera ready version is submitted for production. If a paper is withdrawn from the proceedings, copyright is returned to the authors.

  8. Each accepted paper must be presented by one of the authors, and at least one full registration per paper is required. Paper that are not presented will be withdrawn from the proceedings and from IEEE Xplore.

  9. The author list at submission time is final and cannot be changed.

  10. Upon submission you will be asked to assign primary and secondary topic areas (EDICS). If you are submitting to a special session, please use the special session name as the primary category.

  11. Please note that Microsoft CMT does not send out submission confirmation e-mails. Successful submission means you'll see you paper in your Author Console. More information can be found in the FAQ.

  12. Papers must be submitted before the deadline, but can still be revised within a 10-day grace period. Please refer to the timeline for details.

Submission: Microsoft CMT

Templates: LaTeX / Word

Camera Ready Instructions

Authors of all accepted papers need to submit:

  • camera ready version of their manuscript (IEEE eXplore-certified - see details below),

  • a copyright transfer form (electronic).

Copyright Information

The appropriate copyright clearance code notice is to appear on the bottom of the first page of each paper according to the guidelines set forth in the Cataloging/Copyright Instructions for an IEEE Conference Proceeding:

  • For papers in which all authors are employed by the US government, the copyright notice is: U.S. Government work not protected by U.S. copyright

  • For papers in which all authors are employed by a Crown government (UK, Canada, and Australia), the copyright notice is: 978-1-7281-9930-6/20/$31.00 ©2020 Crown

  • For papers in which all authors are employed by the European Union, the copyright notice is: 978-1-7281-9930-6/20/$31.00 ©2020 European Union

  • For all other papers the copyright notice is: 978-1-7281-9930-6/20/$31.00 ©2020 IEEE

Details of the IEEE Intellectual Property Rights can be found here.

Camera Ready Templates

The camera ready templates are identical to the review templates with the exception of: (1) the copyright notice (see details above); (2) amended conference date. The necessary patch to the LaTeX template is as follows (may need to be adjusted based on the authors' employment status - see details above).

%INCLUDES COPYRIGHT NOTICE: one of three copyright notice should be included.

%Uncomment the appropriate line below, according to the authors %affiliation:




%information about the event:

WIFS`2020, December, 6-11, 2020, New York, USA.

%copyright notice: one of four copyright notices below should be included. Choose the right one below according to the authors affiliation:

% 978-1-7281-9930-6/20/\$31.00 \ \copyright 2020 European Union.

% 978-1-7281-9930-6/20/\$31.00 \ \copyright 2020 Crown.

% U.S. Government work not protected by U.S. copyright.

978-1-7281-9930-6/20/\$31.00 \ \copyright 2020 IEEE.


PDF eXpress

Camera ready manuscripts need to be submitted as PDF documents certified for compatibility with IEEE Xplore. Certification must be done using PDF eXpress with conference ID is 49906X. You will receive a certified version of the PDF which must be uploaded to the original review system - Microsoft CMT.

Copyright Transfer

Before publication in IEEE Xplore copyright must be transferred to IEEE. Printed forms are no longer supported and the transfer must be done electronically. Primary authors should have received an email from IEEE with detailed instructions. If you have not received the email, please double check your spam folder and let us know if it is still missing.


  1. Update the copyright information and conference dates in your manuscript

  2. Use PDF eXpress (with conference ID 49906X) to certify your camera ready PDF - this step will produce a new PDF file

  3. Use Microsoft CMT to upload your certified camera ready manuscript (use the "Create Camera Ready Submission" function)

  4. Please follow instructions in an email from IEEE about the copyright transfer.

Presentation Format & Instructions

Detailed instructions are available on the Attend & Prepare page.