Information Hiding and Its Criteria for Evaluation

Keiichi IWAMURA  Masaki KAWAMURA  Minoru KURIBAYASHI  Motoi IWATA  Hyunho KANG  Seiichi GOHSHI  Akira NISHIMURA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E100-D   No.1   pp.2-12
Publication Date: 2017/01/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.2016MUI0001
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Enriched Multimedia —New Technology Trends in Creation, Utilization and Protection of Multimedia Information—)
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Keyword: 
information hiding,  evaluation criteria,  digital watermarking,  still image,  video,  audio,  IHC committee,  

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Summary: 
Within information hiding technology, digital watermarking is one of the most important technologies for copyright protection of digital content. Many digital watermarking schemes have been proposed in academia. However, these schemes are not used, because they are not practical; one reason for this is that the evaluation criteria are loosely defined. To make the evaluation more concrete and improve the practicality of digital watermarking, watermarking schemes must use common evaluation criteria. To realize such criteria, we organized the Information Hiding and its Criteria for Evaluation (IHC) Committee to create useful, globally accepted evaluation criteria for information hiding technology. The IHC Committee improves their evaluation criteria every year, and holds a competition for digital watermarking based on state-of-the-art evaluation criteria. In this paper, we describe the activities of the IHC Committee and its evaluation criteria for digital watermarking of still images, videos, and audio.