We are pleased to announce that the 3rd International Workshop on Multimedia Privacy and Security will be co-located with ESORICS 2020. MPS 2020 will be held on September 18, 2020. Our Call for Papers is available and submissions are due by July 20th (FINAL EXTENSION).


  • Registration for MPS 2020, as well as ESORICS 2020 and all affiliated workshops, will cost £25 per person; all registrations are non-refundable. Please visit the ESORICS Registration Page: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/esorics-2020/registration.
  • Special Call: Authors of relevant papers not accepted to the main ESORICS conference are invited to submit their manuscript for fast-track consideration to MPS 2020. Submissions are due by July 20, 2020 and decisions will be made based on relevance to the MPS 2020 topics of interest and how the authors address ESORICS reviewer comments. Authors will receive notification of our decisions on August 2, 2020. Submissions must include following items:
    • A camera-ready manuscript
    • ESORICS 2020 Reviewer comments and criticisms
    • Details of how authors have addressed reviewer comments and criticisms
  • Authors for selected papers will receive invitations to publish revised and expanded versions of their papers in either Multimedia Tools and Applications or Applied Sciences.
  • (04 May, 2020) After assessment of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the ESORICS 2020 Organizing Committee has made the decision to move the conference and all associated workshops to an online format. Arrangements for the virtual format are being made and we will post updates as they are announced. This new format will not affect our proceedings, which will be published as a joint Springer LNCS volume with three other ESORICS workshops.
  • We will recognize at least one outstanding paper with a Best Paper Award.
  • We recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic may require us to make changes to MPS 2020. Nonetheless, all papers accepted to MPS 2020 will be published in a joint LNCS volume with three other ESORICS workshops.
  • Check back often for updates.
Welcome to the Home Page for the International Workshop on Multimedia Privacy and Security. Founded in 2017, we focus on the security and privacy issues that have developed as our society has become more interconnected, specifically with respect to multimedia data generated by the Internet of Things (IoT) and Web 2.0. Multimedia has expanded beyond the scope its original definition. With the rise of social media, large quantities of multimedia data (e.g., pictures, videos, audio, and computer graphics) can be created in a short period of time. When all these data are stored in a networked environment, many people can connect to it for viewing, sharing, commenting, and storing information. In addition, multimedia data in IoT networks serves a significant purpose as many people’s status, locations, and live actions can be seen, disseminated, tracked, commented on, and monitored in real time. IoT opens up many possibilities for attacks since more people can broadcast themselves and allow their networks to view and share in their lives. There are also increased criminal activities in this space such as online frauds, cyber piracy, unauthorized access, malware, denial of service, phishing, social engineering, and identity theft, many of which involve multimedia data and devices. All of these present new technical challenges in related areas in cyber security such as access control, user and device authentication, data leakage protection, privacy enhancing technologies, identity management, digital watermarking, digital right management, and digital forensics. Other new challenges include new problems such as large-scale attacks and prevention, the strength of security protection (e.g., common encryption algorithms), hiding malware within multimedia data, location-based privacy with high accuracy and anonymity. Our workshop will allow a specific venue for the presentation of work addressing these concerns, specific to the multimedia privacy and security sub-community.