Preliminary Call for Papers
7Th International Workshop on Digital Watermarking (IWDW 2008)
Busan, Korea
10-12 November, 2008

IWDW 2008 is the seventh of a series of international work-shops
focusing on digital watermarking and relevant techniques. It will
provide an excellent opportunity for researchers and practitioners to
present as well as to keep abreast with the latest developments in
watermarking technologies.  IWDW 2008 aims to provide a high quality
forum for dissemination of research results.  Also, a Best Paper Prize
and a Best Student Paper Prize will be awarded to the selected
papers. Full versions of selected accepted papers can be resubmitted
to the LNCS Transactions on Data Hiding and Multimedia Security.
Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

*	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, DRM, and forensic watermarking
*	Visual cryptography

Important Dates
Paper submission: 15 July, 2008
Notification of acceptance: 30 September, 2008
Camera-ready submission: 20 October, 2008

General Chair
Hong-Sub Lee (KIISC, Korea)

Organizing Committee Chair
Jeho Nam (ETRI, Korea)

Technical Program Chairs
H. J. Kim (Korea Univ., Korea)
Anthony TS Ho (University of Surrey, UK)
S. Katzenbeisser (Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany)