The first week of December, it was held in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, the sixth edition of the  IEEE Workshop on Information Forensics and Security (WIFS), the annual reference event on research on information forensics and security (IFS), organised by the IFS Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. This year the WIFS took place simultaneously with the second edition of  IEEE GlobalSIP, large conference covering a wide range of topics on the field of signal and information processing, in the facilities of Georgia Tech (Georgia Institute of Technology).

From atlanTTic six researchers of the Signal Processing in Communications Group (GPSC) attended the conference  to present five research papers related to multimedia and network security, showing research works based on the detection of attacks to proportional fair schedulers in wireless networks, traffic analysis in anonymous communication systems, multiple image compression detection, design of optimal attacks to histogram-based forensic detectors, and proxy re-encryption mechanisms for secure processing in multi-user cloud computing.

It is noteworthy that atlanTTic has five papers published in this edition, given the demanding assessment process they undergo to choose the most excellent and innovative works in the field and the resulting low acceptance rate (below 40%). In this context, it should be highlighted that the paper “The optimal attack to histogram-based forensic detectors is simple(x)”, written by Pedro Comesaña Alfaro and Fernando Pérez González received the prestigious Best Paper Award, among more than one hundred candidates.

IEEE WIFS covers a range of topics on information forensics and security, in particular biometrics, watermarking, privacy protection, forensic analysis of multimedia signals or anomaly detection in networks.