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IWNS 2011 : Third International Workshop on Network Steganography


When May 26, 2011 - May 28, 2011
Where Prague, Czech Republic
Submission Deadline Mar 31, 2011
Notification Due Apr 15, 2011
Final Version Due Apr 25, 2011
Categories    network steganography   information hiding   security   covert channels

Call For Papers

Third International Workshop on Network Steganography - IWNS 2011
May 26-28, 2011
Czech Technical University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
co-located with
2011 International Conference on Telecommunication Systems, Modeling and Analysis (ICTSM2011)

IWNS website:

Call for papers

Network steganography is a 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 be used in secret communication or information sharing. Now, it becomes a hot topic due to the wide spread of information networks, e.g., multimedia services in networks and social networks.

This year's workshop's main theme is network forensics.

The workshop is dedicated to capture such areas of research as steganography, steganalysis (steganology), and digital forensics in the meaning of network covert channels, investigate the potential applications, and discuss the future research topics. Research themes of the workshop will include:

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

The first workshop was held in Wuhan (China) in November 2009 and second workshop in Nanjing (China) in November 2010.


Krzysztof Szczypiorski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland (e-mail: ksz{at}
Shiguo Lian, France Telecom R&D (Orange Labs) Beijing, China (e-mail: shiguo.lian{at}
Wojciech Mazurczyk, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland (e-mail: wmazurczyk{at}

List of Program Committee members (tentative)

Krzysztof Cabaj, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Steve Chapin, Syracuse University, USA
Costas Constantinou, University of Birmingham, UK
Nicolas T. Courtois, University College London, UK
Jana Dittmann, Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg, Germany
Michael Fisk, University of California San Diego, USA
Stefan Katzenbeisser, Technische Universit├Ąt Darmstadt, Germany
Paul Kiddie, University of Birmingham, UK
Jerzy Konorski, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Igor Kotenko, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Zbigniew Kotulski, Warsaw University of Technology and IPPT PAN, Poland
Christian Kraetzer, Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg, Germany
Deepa Kundur, Texas A&M University, USA
Miroslaw Kutylowski, Wroclaw Universtity of Technology, Poland
Ke Liao, Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Guangjie Liu, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China
David Llamas, University of St Andrews, UK
Jozef Lubacz, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Norka Lucena, Syracuse University, USA
Symeon Papavassiliou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Josef Pieprzyk, Macquarie University, Australia
Janusz Stoklosa, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Jinwei Wang, The 28th Research Institute of CETC, China
Jozef Wozniak, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Konrad Wrona, NATO C3 Agency, Netherlands
Xiaoyi Yu, Peking University, China
Sebastian Zander, Swinburne University of Technology Melbourne, Australia

Papers will be accepted based on peer review and should contain original, high quality work. All papers must be written in English. The details on the length and template will be provided later.

Submission page: same system as for ICTSM2011.

The extended versions of high-quality papers selected from the workshop will be published in a special issue of: Networking and Electronic Commerce Journal or the Telecommunication Systems Journal.

Manuscript Due: 15.03.2011
Acceptance Notification: 05.04.2011
Final Manuscript Due: 15.04.2011

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