Journal of Electronic Imaging

Editor-in-Chief: Zeev Zalevsky, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

The Journal of Electronic Imaging, copublished by IS&T and SPIE, publishes papers in all technology areas that make up the field of electronic imaging and are normally considered in the design, engineering, and applications of electronic imaging systems.

On the cover: The figure is from "Material-aware multiscale atrous convolutional network for prohibited items detection in x-ray image" by Xiang Nan et al. in Vol. 32, Issue 2.

Call For Papers
How to Submit a Manuscript

Regular papers: Submissions of regular papers are always welcome.

Special section papers: Open calls for papers are listed below. A cover letter indicating that the submission is intended for a particular special section should be included with the paper.

To submit a paper, please prepare the manuscript according to the journal guidelines and use the online submission systemLeaving site. All papers will be peer‐reviewed in accordance with the journal's established policies and procedures. Authors have the choice to publish with open access.

Perspectives on Selected Topics of Electronic Imaging
Publication Date
This is an ongoing call for papers.
Submission Deadline
Rolling submissions
Guest Editors
Zeev Zalevsky

Bar-Ilan University


The field of electronic imaging is very broad and includes many fast-evolving sub-directions that might be of interest to our broader community of readers.

The structure of this type of manuscript should include a comprehensive review of scientific milestones achieved/performed on the proposed topic as well the perspectives of the authors on the future scientific and technological evolution of the field and its eminent impact on society.

This special call for papers invites leading researchers doing research in various sub-fields related to electronic imaging to submit a pre-manuscript proposal/draft to the journal to be evaluated. If found suitable, a full manuscript will be invited from the authors.


Real-Time Image Steganography and Steganalysis
Publication Date
January/February 2024
Submission Deadline
Guest Editors
Shi Dong

Zhoukou Normal University
Zhoukou, China

Stelvio Cimato

Università degli studi di Milano

Joarder Kamruzzaman

Federation University Australia
Ballarat, Australia

Yongsheng Hao

Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology
Nanjing, China


As an important branch of network security, image steganography has set off a research upsurge since it was proposed and plays an important role in all kinds of copyright protection. With social changes, the traditional way of hiding important information in the carrier at the cost of permanent distortion of the carrier can no longer meet more practical needs. For example, in medicine it is necessary to ensure not only the security of information in the transmission process but also the lossless recovery of the carrier after the receiver extracts the hidden information. In the military, the security of carrier information is much more important than the amount of information that can be embedded. With the introduction of a large amount of data, the way of storing information in the cloud is also facing the challenges of data security and reversible information extraction. In addition, massive spreading of harmful information will increase the difficulty of security management. Image steganalysis techniques can address such concerns. Of particular interest here is real-time image steganalysis when information timeline is of importance. How to use new technologies such as deep learning and pattern recognition to improve the embedding rate and real-time steganalysis and how to reduce time complexity are ongoing research problems.

This special section is intended to serve as a forum to provide recent advances in real-time image steganography and steganalysis technology as related to the following: (1) state-of-the-art real-time steganalysis models based on deep learning; (2) novel real-time image hiding frameworks; (3) real-time reversible image hiding technology in encrypted domain; (4) real-time steganography and steganalysis using computational intelligence; (5) real-time multi-media security and watermarking; and (6) survey articles reporting the recent progress in real-time image hiding and steganalysis. 

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Real-time image steganalysis model based on deep learning
  • Real-time reversible image steganography technology
  • Real-time reversible image steganography technology in encrypted domain
  • Real-time reversible image steganography in shared domain
  • Securing social media real-time image steganography
  • Blockchain based real-time image steganography
  • Deep learning based real-time image steganography
  • Real-time or online image steganography
  • Real-time combination of encryption, watermarking for privacy protection and authentication
  • Improved real-time methods for traditional image steganography technology
  • Real-time semi learning steganalysis model
  • Adversarial examples of real-time detection based on image steganalysis
  • Comprehensive survey articles on recent real-time image steganography and steganalysis techniques highlighting future challenges

Manuscripts should conform to the author guidelines of the Journal of Electronic Imaging. Prospective authors should submit their manuscript through the online submission system at The special section should be mentioned in the cover letter. Each manuscript will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers. Peer review will commence immediately upon manuscript submission, with a goal of making a first decision within six weeks. Each paper is published as soon as the copyedited and typeset proofs are approved by the author.

Image Steganography
Recent Advances in Multimedia Information Security
Publication Date
July/August 2023
Submission Deadline
Guest Editors
Amit Kumar Singh

National Institute of Technology
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Patna, India

Ashima Anand

Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Patiala, India

Stefano Berretti

University of Florence
Florence, Italy


Multimedia content includes images, text, audio, video, and graphics and stands as one of the most demanding and exciting aspects of the information era. Due to new developments in science and technology, different methods are used to copy, recreate, distribute, and store these contents easily for many real-world applications, such as smart healthcare, secure multimedia content on social networks, secured e-voting systems, automotive, military, digital forensic, digital cinema, education, insurance companies, drivers licenses, and passports. Multimedia information over open channel using information and communication technology (ICT) has proved an indispensible and cost-effective technique for dissemination and distribution of media files. However, various criminal offenses such as identity theft, copyright violation, and misuse of personal and medical information, have become part of daily life and cause financial loss. Therefore, addressing these challenges has become an interesting problem for researchers in the field. Motivated by these facts, this special section targets the researchers from both academia and industry to explore and share new ideas, approaches, theories, and practices with focus on multimedia security and privacy solutions for real-world applications.

Authors are invited to submit original research and high-quality survey articles on topics including but not limited to:

  • Multimedia intellectual property protection
  • Encryption of multimedia records
  • Multimedia information hiding
  • Blockchain technology for multimedia
  • Biometrics
  • Multimedia security for industries
  • Security and privacy trends in the industrial IoMT
  • Cloud data security
  • Cyber security
  • Protection systems/mechanisms against patient identity leakage
  • Multimedia forensics
  • Privacy in multimedia communication
  • Federated learning for multimedia security and privacy
  • Multimedia in fog/edge computing environments
  • Secure media streaming

Manuscripts should conform to the author guidelines of the Journal of Electronic Imaging. Prospective authors should submit their manuscript through the online submission system at The special section should be mentioned in the cover letter. Each manuscript will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers. Peer review will commence immediately upon manuscript submission, with a goal of making a first decision within six weeks. Each paper is published as soon as the copyedited and typeset proofs are approved by the author.

Multimedia Security
Published Special Sections

Advanced Image Processing and Applications for Smart Agricultural Systems (September/October 2023)
Guest Editors: Yang Li and Sezai Ercişli

Intelligent Vision Computing for Action and Behavior Recognition
(March/April 2023)
Guest Editors: Ali Ahmadian, Valentina E. Balas, and Soheil Salahshour

Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging Technology in Deep Learning: New Trends and Viewpoints (March/April 2023)
Guest Editors: Aychut Shankar, Prabhishek Singh, Li Zhang, and Yu Chen Hu

Machine Learning-Based Techniques and Applications for Next Generation Image and Video Compression (January/February 2023)
Guest Editors: Zheng Xu, Neil Y. Yen, and Vijayan Sugumaran

Frontiers in Computer Vision for Robotics (November/December 2022)
Guest Editors: Ali Kashif Bashir, Irfan Mehmood, and Shahid Mumtaz

Computer Vision for Next-Generation Cyber Physical Systems (November/December 2022)
Guest Editors: K. Shankar, Gyanendra Prasad Joshi, and Bassam A.Y. Alqaralleh

Machine Vision: Systems, Methods, and Applications (September/October 2022)
Guest Editors: Wolfgang Osten, Dmitry Nikolaev, and Johan Debayle

Image and Video Manipulation: Challenges and Solutions (September/October 2022)
Guest Editors: Deepak Kumar Jain, Irshad Ahmed Ansari, Johan Debayle, Li Zhang, and Vito Di Maio

Biologically Inspired Computer Vision and Image Processing (July/August 2022)
Guest Editors: Keping Yu, Wei Wang, and Muhammad Tariq

Image and Video Compression using Deep Neural Networks
(July/August 2021)
Guest Editors: Ofer Hadar and Touradj Ebrahimi

Advances in Urban Imaging and Applications (May/June 2021)
Guest Editors: Xiaohui Yuan, Sos Agaian, Wencheng Wang, Mohamed Elhoseny

Perceptually Optimized Imaging (March/April 2021)
Guest Editors: Shuhang Gu, Radu Timofte, Kede Ma

Quality Control by Artificial Vision VI (July/August 2020)
Guest Editors: Olivier Aubreton, Kunihito Kato, Kazunori Umeda, and Christophe Cudel

Advanced and Intelligent Vision Systems (March/April 2019)
Guest Editors: Fabrice Meriaudeau, Tang Tong Boon, and Irraivan Elamvazuthi

Image and Video Analysis, Detection, and Recognition
(September/October 2018)
Guest Editors: Edoardo Ardizzone and M. Emre Celebi

Computational Color Imaging (January/February 2018)
Guest Editors: Simone Bianco, Raimondo Schettini, Shoji Tominaga, and Alain Trémeau

Superpixels for Image Processing and Computer Vision (November/December 2017)
Guest Editors: Olivier Lézoray, Cyril Meurie, and M. Emre Celebi

Video Analytics for Public Safety (September/October 2017)
Guest Editors: Robert Loce, Edward J. Delp, and Sharath Pankanti

Retinex at 50 (May/June 2017)
Guest Editors: Alessandro Rizzi, John J. McCann, Marcelo Bertalmío, Gabriele Gianini

Image Processing for Cultural Heritage (January/February 2017)
Guest Editors: Aladine Chetouani, Robert Erdmann, David Picard, Filippo Stanco

Perceptually Driven Visual Information Analysis (November/December 2016)
Guest Editors: Mohamed-Chaker Larabi, Sanghoon Lee, Mohammed El Hassouni, Frédéric Morain-Nicolier, Rachid Jennane

Color in Texture and Material Recognition (November/December 2016)
Guest Editors: Raimondo Schettini, Joost van de Weijer, Claudio Cusano, and Paolo Napoletano

Intelligent Surveillance for Transport Systems (September/October 2016)
Guest Editors: Louahdi Khoudour, Yassine Ruichek, ans Sergio Velastin

Advances on Distributed Smart Cameras (July/September 2016)
Guest Editors: Jorge Fernández-Berni, François Berry, and Christian Micheloni

Quality Control by Artificial Vision: Nonconventional Imaging Systems (November-December 2015)
Guest Editors: Fabrice Mériaudeau and Aamir Saeed Malik

Ultrawide Context- and Content-Aware Imaging, Part II (November-December 2015)
Guest Editors: François Brémond, Ljiljana Platiša, and Sebastiano Battiato

Ultrawide Context- and Content-Aware Imaging, Part I (September-October 2015)
Guest Editors: François Brémond, Ljiljana Platiša, and Sebastiano Battiato

Image/Video Quality and System Performance (November-December 2014)
Guest Editors: Mohamed-Chaker Larabi, Sophie Triantaphilliadou, and Andrew B. Watson

Stereoscopic Displays and Applications (January-February 2014)
Guest Editors: Nicolas Holliman and Takashi Kawai

Video Surveillance and Transportation Imaging Applications (Oct-Dec 2013)
Guest Editors: Robert Loce and Eli Saber

Compressive Sensing for Imaging (April-June 2013)
Guest Editors: Fauzia Ahmad, Gonzalo R. Arce, Ram M. Narayanan, Dimitris A. Pados

Mobile Computational Photography (January-March 2013)
Guest Editors: Todor Georgiev, Andrew Lumsdaine, Sergio Goma

Quality Control by Artificial Vision (April-June 2012)
Guest Editors: Jean-Charles Pinoli, Karen Panetta, and Seiji Hata

Stereoscopic Displays and Applications (January-March 2012)
Guest Editors: Neil Dodgson and Nick Holliman

Quality Control by Artificial Vision (September-December 2010)
Guest Editors: Edmund Y. Lam, Shaun S. Gleason, and Kurt S. Niel

Digital Photography (April-June 2010)
Guest Editors: Peter B. Catrysse and Sabine Süsstrunk

Image Quality (January-March 2010)
Guest Editors: Susan Farnand and Frans Gaykema

Quality Control by Artificial Vision (July-September 2008)
Guest Editors: Hamed Sari-Sarraf, David Fofi, and Nelson H. C. Yung

Biometrics: Advances in Security, Usability, and Interoperability (January-March 2008)
Guest Editors: Claus Vielhauer, Berrin Yanikoğlu, Sonia Garcia-Salicetti, Richard M. Guest, and Stephen J. Elliott

Security, Steganography, and Watermarking of Multimedia Contents (October-December 2006)
Guest Editors: Jana Dittmann and Edward J. Delp

Color Imaging: Processing, Hard Copy, and Applications (October-December 2006)
Guest Editors: Reiner Eschbach and Gabriel Marcu

Quality Control by Artificial Vision (July-September 2004)
Guest Editors: Kenneth W. Tobin, Fabrice Meriaudeau, and Luciano da Fontoura Costa

Retinex at 40 (January-March 2004)
Guest Editors: John J. McCann

Imaging through Scattering Media (October-December 2003)
Guest Editors: David A. Boas, Charles A. Bouman, and Kevin J. Webb

Model-Based Medical Image Processing and Analysis (January-March 2003)
Guest Editors: James C. Gee; Mostafa Analoui

Internet Imaging (October-December 2002)
Guest Editors: Giordano Beretta and Raimondo Schettini

Storage, Processing, and Retrieval of Digital Media (October-December 2001)
Guest Editors: Minerva M. Yeung, Chung-Sheng Li, Rainer Lienhart,and Boon-Lock Yeo

Process Imaging for Automatic Control (July-September 2001)
Guest Editors: David M. Scott and Hugh McCann

Statistical Issues in Psychometric Assessment of Image Quality (April-June 2001)
Guest Editors: John C. Handley and John Bunge

Human Vision and Electronic Imaging (January-March 2001)
Guest Editors: Bernice E. Rogowitz, Thrasyvoulos N. Pappas, and Jan P. Allebach

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