MuVer 2017

1st International Workshop on Multimedia Verification

at the ACM Multimedia Conference, October 23 - 27, 2017
Mountain View, CA, USA


  • Date and time: October 27, 2017, 14:00 – 17:00
  • Space: Room Hopper, Computer History Museum
  • Schedule and presentations
  • 14:00-14:05 Opening remarks
  • 14:05-15:00 Keynote 1, Giulia Boato: “Multimedia Forensics: An Overview of Recent Advances and Open Issues” [Presentation Slides]
  • 15:00-16:00 Oral session
  • 16:00-16:30 Coffee break
  • 16:30-17:30 Keynote 2, Gerald Friedland: “Privacy vs Multimedia Verification: A Conundrum” [Presentation Slides]
  • 17:30-17:45 Closing remarks and closing of the workshop


Multimedia, especially when also including video, is a very powerful medium for broadcasting and sharing online, particularly in response to the need of obtaining timely information about what is happening directly around us and elsewhere in the world. The digital media revolution and the convergence of social media with broadband wired and wireless connectivity have already brought breaking news to a multitude of online multimedia platforms, both traditional and new ones. Furthermore, news organizations delivering information by Web streams and TV broadcast (be it traditional organizations or new, primarily Web-based and sometimes semi-professional news outlets) increasingly rely on user-generated multimedia recordings of breaking and developing news events shared by others in social media for illustrating a story. However, there is not only richness and expressiveness of information in user-generated multimedia; there is also a high risk of deception and misinformation. Access to increasingly sophisticated multimedia editing and content management tools, and the ease with which fake information spreads in electronic networks, means that news outlets and social platforms that wish to remain reputable, as well as amateurs re-publishing a multimedia item (e.g. bloggers), need to carefully verify third-party content before (re-)publishing it. This is vital in order to break news quickly, but not at the expense of accuracy and factuality. In addition to this, even individual consumers of TV and online social media and multimedia sharing services are increasingly aware of the risk of deception that exists in media sharing. That is why increasingly more people are becoming interested in simple ways of understanding what to trust, how to assess the veracity of information, and how to debunk fakes.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together multimedia and video processing researchers, social media researchers, digital multimedia forensics experts, new media professionals, as well as multimedia and social sharing platform representatives, in an interdisciplinary forum for presenting and discussing the latest advances and open challenges in multimedia verification.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Reverse image and video search for multimedia verification
  • Use of contextual cues for multimedia, video, audio and associated content verification
  • Multimedia, audio and video file forensic analysis
  • Detection of multimedia items on breaking news events in social media
  • User trustworthiness in multimedia sharing and social media platforms
  • Multimedia geotagging and geographical aspects of multimedia verification
  • Ethical and legal issues of multimedia verification and sharing
  • News framing and manipulation through multimedia
  • Journalistic workflows and (best) practices for multimedia verification
  • Datasets and benchmarking for multimedia verification
  • Tools and applications for multimedia, video and audio verification

When staring a new submission, remember to select the Track
“First International Workshop on Multimedia Verification”


  • Workshop paper submission: 19 July 2017   deadline extended to 27 July 2017
  • Accept/reject decision notification: 10 August 2017 
  • Accepted camera-ready papers due: 17 August 2017


We invite original work in the above specified and any other related areas. Submissions may be up to 8 pages long, plus one additional page for references (i.e., the references-only page is not counted to the page limit of 8 pages), formatted according to ACM MM 2017 guidelines for regular papers (using the acm-sigconf template which can be obtained from the ACM proceedings style page), and adhering to the double-blind review policy.
The submissions should explicitly explain how they relate to the overall goal of multimedia verification, and what kind of benefits the techniques proposed therein provide to the potential users of the content. Each submission to the workshop will be peer-reviewed by at least three expert reviewers.


Vasileios Mezaris, CERTH-ITI
Lyndon Nixon, MODUL Technology GmbH
Symeon Papadopoulos, CERTH-ITI
Jochen Spangenberg, Deutsche Welle


  • Evlampios Apostolidis, CERTH-ITI, Greece
  • Jenny Benois-Pineau, University of Bordeaux, France
  • Giulia Boato, University of Trento, Italy
  • Tiago Carvalho, CEMADEN, Brazil
  • Carlos Castillo, Eurecat, Spain
  • Roger Cozien, ExoMakina, France
  • Roberto García González, University of Lleida, Spain
  • Yiannis Kompatsiaris, CERTH-ITI, Greece
  • Giorgos Kordopatis-Zilos, CERTH-ITI, Greece
  • Martha Larson, TU Delft, Netherlands
  • Fotini Markatopoulou, CERTH-ITI, Greece
  • Michael Mathioudakis, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology, Finland
  • Stuart Middleton, IT Innovation Centre, UK
  • Alessandro Piva, University of Florence, Italy
  • Michael Riegler, Simula, Norway
  • Anderson Rocha, UNICAMP, Brazil
  • Arno Scharl, webLyzard technology, Austria
  • Manos Schinas, CERTH-ITI, Greece
  • Thomas Steiner, Google, USA
  • Luisa Verdoliva, University of Napoli Federico II, Italy
  • Markos Zampoglou, CERTH-ITI, Greece