The Bright and Dark Sides of Computer Vision:
Challenges and Opportunities for Privacy and Security
(CV-COPS 2020)


SEC, Glasgow— Friday August 28, 2020

Overview

Computer vision is finally working in the real world, but what are the consequences on privacy and security? For example, recent work shows that vision algorithms can spy on smartphone keypresses from meters away, steal information from inside homes via hacked cameras, exploit social media to de-anonymize blurred faces, and reconstruct images from features like SIFT. Vision could also enhance privacy and security, for example through assistive devices for people with disabilities, phishing detection techniques that incorporate visual features, and image forensic tools. Some technologies present both challenges and opportunities: biometrics techniques could enhance security but may be spoofed, while surveillance systems enhance safety but create potential for abuse.

We need to understand the potential threats and opportunities of vision to avoid creating detrimental societal effects and/or facing public backlash. Following up on last year's very successful workshops at CVPR 2017, CVPR 2018, and CVPR 2019 this workshop will continue to explore the intersection between computer vision and security and privacy to address these issues.

Call for Papers and Extended Abstracts

We welcome original research papers and extended abstracts on topics including, but not limited to:

  • Computer vision-based security and privacy attacks
  • Biometric spoofing, defenses and liveness detection
  • Impact of ubiquitous cameras on society
  • Captchas and other visual Turing tests for online security
  • Privacy of visual data
  • Privacy-preserving visual features and representations
  • Reversibility of image transformations
  • Secure/encrypted computer vision and image processing
  • Wearable camera privacy
  • Attacks against computer vision systems
  • Copyright violation detection
  • Counterfeit and forgery detection
  • Privacy implications of large-scale visual social media
  • Other relevant topics

Research papers should contain original, unpublished research, and be up to 14 pages (excluding references). Research papers will be published in the ECCV Workshop Proceedings.

Extended abstracts about preliminary, ongoing or published work should be up to 2 pages (including references). Extended abstracts will be published and archived on this website.

All submissions should be anonymized and will undergo double-blind peer review. Papers and abstracts must be formatted according to the ECCV guidelines and submitted via CMT website. Accepted submissions will be invited for oral or poster presentation at the workshop.

We have two rounds of submission:
1st round:

  • Submission: May 1st
  • Notification: May 29th
2nd round:
  • Submission: July 8th
  • Notification: July 29th

Organizers

David Crandall

David Crandall
Indiana University

Mario Fritz

Mario Fritz
CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security

Apu Kapadia

Apu Kapadia
Indiana University

Vitaly Shmatikov

Vitaly Shmatikov
Cornell Tech

Program Committee

Tousif Ahmed

Tousif Ahmed
Indiana University

Karla Brkić

Karla Brkić
University of Zagreb

Cunjian Chen

Cunjian Chen
Michigan State University

Kathrin Grosse

Kathrin Grosse
CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security

Lucjan Hanzlik

Lucjan Hanzlik
CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security

Rakibul Hasan

Rakibul Hasan
Indiana University

Yan He

Yang He
CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security

Roberto Hoyle

Roberto Hoyle
Oberlin College

Roberto Hoyle

Margret Keuper
University of Mannheim

Sanjeev Koppal

Sanjeev Koppal
University of Florida

Kim Laine

Kim Laine
Microsoft Research

Emanuela Marasco

Emanuela Marasco
George Mason University

Tempestt Neal

Tempestt Neal
University of South Florida

Seong Joon Oh

Seong Joon Oh
Clova AI Research, Naver

Tribhuvanesh Orekondy

Tribhuvanesh Orekondy
Max Planck Institute for Informatics

Mijung Park

Mijung Park
Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems

True Price

True Price
Facebook

Michael Ryoo

Michael Ryoo
Google Brain and Stony Brook University

Yoichi Sato

Yoichi Sato
University of Tokyo

David Stutz

David Stutz
Max Planck Institute for Informatics

Qianru Sun

Qianru Sun
National University of Singapore

Tomasz Trzcinski

Tomasz Trzcinski
Warsaw University of Technology

Isabel Valera

Isabel Valera
Saarland University

Ryo Yonetani

Ryo Yonetani
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