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Proceedings of International Workshop on Multimedia in forensics

Abstract: It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the 1st ACM Workshop on Multimedia in Forensics -- MiFor'09.With the proliferation of multimedia data on the web, surveillance cameras in cities, and mobile phones in everyday life we see an enormous growth in multimedia data that needs to be analyzed by forensic investigators. The sheer volume of such datasets makes manual inspection of all data impossible. Tools are needed to support the investigator in their quest for relevant clues and evidence and in their strive towards preventing crime.The multimedia community has developed new solutions for management of large collections of video footage, images, audio and other multimedia content, knowledge extraction and categorization, pattern recognition, indexing and retrieval, searching, browsing and visualization, and modeling and simulation in various domains. Due to the inherent uncertainty and complexity of forensic data, applying those techniques to forensic data is not straightforward. The time is ripe to tailor these results for forensics. Multimedia in forensics is the workshop which target is to join the research topics and the applications.The workshop aims at addressing the multimedia toolbox supporting the forensic process from the prevention of crime, capturing and annotation of the crime scene, the investigation of the data in the lab, up to the presentation of the results in court. It is a first attempt in bringing multimedia tools in to this exciting application field. The target audience consists of researchers working on innovative technology, representatives from companies developing tools, and forensic investigators in various disciplines.Despite the ambitious objective for the workshop and it being the first edition, it attracted a good number of quality submissions fairly distributed among different countries and among the different topics of the workshop. The MiFor09 Technical Program Committee includes the most experienced researchers in the related research fields, and thanks to their indispensable effort we were able to select 11 papers for oral presentation.The workshop schedules four oral sessions, named "Detection and Mining", "Multimedia forensics prototypes", "Forgery and Splicing Detection" and "Tracking". In addition, the program includes a keynote address by Professor Mohan Kankanhalli, a distinguished lecturer in the field.


M., Worring; Cucchiara, Rita "Proceedings of International Workshop on Multimedia in forensics" Proceedings of ACM Multimedia conference 2009, pp. 1 -67 , 2009

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