Call for Papers
8th Information Hiding
10-12 July 2006
Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, USA
(Washington, DC)

For many years Information Hiding has captured the imagination of
researchers. Tools such as digital watermarking and steganography are used to
protect information, conceal secrets, and protecting intellectual
property. From an investigators perspective, information hiding provides an
interesting challenge for digital forensic investigations and steganalysis
techniques allows hidden information to be discovered. These are but a small
number of related topics and issues.

Current research themes include:

anonymous communications,
covert channels in computer systems,
detection of hidden information (steganalysis),
digital forensics,
information hiding aspects of privacy,
subliminal channels in cryptographic protocols,
watermarking for protection of intellectual property,
other applications of watermarking.

The 8th Information Hiding International Conference will be held at the
Holiday Inn Select in Alexandria, Virginia (minutes away from Downtown
Washington, DC via metro rail) from 10 July to 12 July 2006. Proceedings will
be published as Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) by Springer.

Author Instructions

Interested parties are invited to submit novel papers on research and practice
which are related to the above areas of interest. We want a balanced program
and seek submissions on topics such as anonymous communication, anonymous
online transactions, privacy, and covert/subliminal communications, along with
our usual quality steganography, watermarking and fingerprinting
submissions. Claims about information hiding technology, such as robustness or
steganographic security, must be backed by strong evidence in the paper (such
as mathematical proofs, statistical modeling or extensive
testing). Submissions must not substantially overlap papers that have been
published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference
with proceedings. The papers must be at most 16 pages including the
bibliography but excluding well-marked appendices and must be typeset in the
Springer LNCS format.

Authors wishing to submit papers shall send their paper in PDF format via the
web submission form at The
submitted papers should be anonymized avoiding obvious references. Submissions
received after the submission deadline or failing to conform to the guidelines
risk rejection without consideration of their merits. Where possible, all
further communications to authors will be via email. Questions regarding the
conference should be directed to the conference chairperson, Neil F. Johnson
( or co-chair, Phil Sallee (

Program Committee

Ross J. Anderson (University of Cambridge, England)
Mauro Barni (Universita de Siena, Italy)
Jack Brassil (HP Laboratories, USA)
Jan Camenisch (IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Switzerland) - Program co-chair
Christian Collberg (University of Arizona) - Program co-chair
Ee-Chien Chang (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Ingemar J. Cox (University College London, England)
Jessica Fridrich (SUNY Binghamton, USA.)
Neil F. Johnson (Booz Allen Hamilton, USA) - General Chair
John McHugh (SEI/CERT, USA)
Ira S. Moskowitz (Naval Research Laboratory, USA)
Stefan Katzenbeisser (Technical University Munich, Germany)
Darko Kirovski (Microsoft Research, USA)
Richard C. Owens (University of Toronto)
Andreas Pfitzmann (Dresden University of Technology, Germany)
Phil Sallee (Booz Allen Hamilton, USA) - General co-chair
Michiel van der Veen (Philips Research, Netherlands)

IH2006 Important Dates - CFP Calendar
Paper Submission (late submissions will not be accepted) 	January 15, 2006
Notification of Acceptance                                      April 1, 2006
Camera-ready copy for Pre-Proceedings                           May 15, 2006
Presentation material to be included in Pre-Proceedings 	June 1, 2006
Last day to get conference discount at the hotel                June 9, 2006
Information Hiding 2006 - Welcome Reception (1900)              July 9, 2006
Information Hiding 2006                                         July 10-12, 2006
Camera-ready copy for Proceedings                               August 7, 2006