Call for Papers


First International Workshop on Network Steganography - IWNS 2009
November 18-20, 2009, Wuhan, Hubei, China
co-located with
International Conference on Multimedia Information Networking and 
Security (MINES 2009)


Network steganography is part of information hiding focused on modern 
networks and is a method of hiding secret data in users' normal data 
transmissions, ideally, so it cannot be detected by third parties. 
Steganographic techniques arise and evolve with the development of 
network protocols and mechanisms, and are expected to used in secret 
communication or information sharing. Now, it becomes a hot topic due to 
the wide spread of information networks, e.g., multimedia service 
networks and social networks. The workshop is dedicated to capture such 
areas of research as steganography, steganalysis, and digital forensics 
in the meaning of network covert channels, investigate the potential 
applications, and discuss the future research topics. Research themes of 
workshop will include:

- Steganography and steganalysis
- Covert/subliminal channels
- Novel applications of information hiding in networks
- Political and business issues in network steganography
- Information hiding in multimedia services
- Digital forensics
- Network communication modelling from the viewpoint of steganography 
  and steganalysis
- New methods for eliminating network steganography


Papers will be accepted based on peer review and should contain 
original, high quality work. All papers must be written in English. A 
paper should not exceed 5 pages (two columns IEEE format), including 
figures and references with 10-12 point font.

Submission page:

The papers will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press, available 
in the conference (MINES 2009), and indexed by EI Compendex and ISTP.

The extended versions of high-quality papers selected from the workshop 
will be published in a special issue of Telecommunication Systems: 
Modelling, Analysis, Design and Management by Springer-Verlag GmbH 
(indexed by ISI Master Journal List).


Manuscript Due: June 1, 2009
Acceptance Notification: July 15, 2009
Final Manuscript Due: July 30, 2009
Registration Due: August 10, 2009


Krzysztof Szczypiorski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Shiguo Lian, France Telecom R&D (Orange Labs) Beijing, China
Wojciech Mazurczyk, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland