Chair of
Multimedia Communications and Signal Processing
Prof. Dr.-Ing. André Kaup

Digital Watermarking of Multimedia Data

Field of activity: Video Signal Processing and Transmission
Research topic: Video Coding and Transmission
Staff: Dr.-Ing. Joachim Eggers
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Girod
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Hartung
Dr.-Ing. Jonathan Su

The objective of this research project is to develop methods and systems for watermarking of multimedia data, specifically text, images and video. The research project is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) as part of the Schwerpunktprogramm V3D2, and continues Frank Hartung's work on Video Watermarking, with a stronger focus on theoretical limits and a larger variety of multimedia data.

In 1999, the DFG sponsored a workshop on digital watermarking in Erlangen. Information about this workshop is available at V3D2 Watermarking Workshop, Recent research results on watermarking (quantization effects, watermark power allocation, optimized filtering and additive noise attacks, public key watermarking and blind watermarking) can be found in the publications cited below. The ongoing research funded by the Schwerpunktprogramm V3D2 has been partly documented on a multimedia CD-ROM. Our part of this documentation is available as PDF-letter, PDF-A4, PS-letter, PS-A4. The presentation from the V3D2 workshop in Goettingen, Sep. 2000, is available as html.

A tool for watermarking of chemcial structure sets has been implemented within the V3D2 project. Feel free to play with this tool!

Publications

2002-5
CRIS
J. Huber, J. Eggers, R. Bäuml
   [bib]

A Channel Model for Watermarks Subject to Desynchronization Attacks
4th International ITG Conference on::Source and Channel Coding, Berlin, Germany, Jan. 2002
2002-4
CRIS
J. Eggers, R. Bäuml, B. Girod
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Digital Watermarking Facing Attacks by Amplitude Scaling and Additive White Noise
4th International ITGConference on Source and Channel Coding, Berlin, Germany, Jan. 2002
2002-3
CRIS
J. Huber, J. Eggers, R. Bäuml
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A Channel Model for Desynchronization Attacks on Watermarks
Proceedings of SPIE: Electronic Imaging 2002,::Security and Watermarking of Multimedia Contents IV, Vol. 4675, San Jose, CA, USA, Jan. 2002
2002-2
CRIS
J. Eggers, R. Bäuml, B. Girod
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A Communications Approach to Image Steganography
Proceedings of SPIE: Electronic Imaging 2002, Security and Watermarking of Multimedia Contents IV, Vol. 4675, San Jose, CA, USA, Jan. 2002
2002-1
CRIS
J. Eggers, R. Bäuml, B. Girod
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Estimation Of Amplitude Modifications before SCS Watermark Detection
Proceedings of SPIE: Electronic Imaging 2002, Security and Watermarking of Multimedia Contents IV, Vol. 4675, San Jose, CA, USA, Jan. 2002
2001-34
CRIS
J. Eggers, R. Bäuml, R. Tzschoppe, J. Huber
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Applications of Information Hiding and Digital Watermarking
ECDL 2001, Workshop Generalized Documents, Darmstadt, Conference, Sep. 2001
2001-32 J. Su, J. Eggers, B. Girod
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Analysis of Digital Watermarks Subjected to Optimum Linear Filtering and Additive Noise
Signal Processing, Special Issue on Information Theoretic Issues in Digital Watermarking Vol. 81, Num. 6, Jun. 2001
2001-31
CRIS
J. Eggers, W.-D. Ihlenfeldt, B. Girod
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Digital Watermarking of Chemical Structure Sets
Proceedings of the 4th Information Hiding Workshop, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, Apr. 2001
2001-30
CRIS
J. Eggers, B. Girod
   [bib]

Blind Watermarking Applied to Image Authentication
Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, May 2001
2001-3
CRIS
J. Eggers, B. Girod
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Quantization effect on digital watermarks
Signal Processing Vol. 81, Num. 2, Pages: 239-263, Feb. 2001
2001-1
CRIS
J. Eggers, J. Su, B. Girod
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Performance of a Practical Blind Watermarking Scheme
Proceedings of SPIE: Security and Watermarking of Multimedia Contents III, Vol. 4314, Editor(s): E.J. Delp, P.W. Wong, San Jose, CA, USA, Jan. 2001
2000-29
CRIS
J. Su, J. Eggers, B. Girod
   [bib]

Optimum Attack on Digital Watermarks and its Defense
34th Asilomar Conference Signals, Systems, Computers, Asilomar, CA, USA, Oct. 2000
2000-28
CRIS
J. Eggers, J. Su, B. Girod
   [bib]

Asymmetric Watermarking Schemes
Informatik aktuell: Sicherheit in Netzen und Medienströmen Editor(s): M. Schumacher, R. Steinmetz, Pages: 124-133, Springer, Sep. 2000
2000-27
CRIS
J. Eggers, J. Su, B. Girod
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Robustness of a Blind Image Watermarking Scheme
Int. Conf. on Image Processing (ICIP'2000), Vol. 3, Pages: 17-20, Sep. 2000
2000-26
CRIS
J. Su, J. Eggers, B. Girod
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Capacity of Digital Watermarks Subjected to an Optimal Collusion Attack
X European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO 2000), Vol. 4, Tampere, Finland, Sep. 2000
2000-25
CRIS
J. Eggers, J. Su, B. Girod
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Public Key Watermarking By Eigenvectors of Linear Transforms
X European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO 2000), Vol. 3, Tampere, Finland, Sep. 2000
2000-6
CRIS
J. Eggers, J. Su, B. Girod
   [bib]

A Blind Watermarking Scheme Based on Structured Codebooks
IEE Colloquium: SECURE::IMAGES AND IMAGE AUTHENTICATION, Pages: 4/1-4/6, London, UK, Apr. 2000
2000-5
CRIS
J. Eggers, B. Girod
   [bib]

Quantization Watermarking
Proceedings of SPIE: Security and Watermarking of Multimedia Contents II, Electronic Imaging 2000, Vol. 3971, San Jose, Ca, USA, Jan. 2000
2000-4
CRIS
J. Su, B. Girod
   [bib]

Fundamental Performance Limits of Power-Spectrum Condition-Compliant Watermarks
Proc. SPIE Security and Watermarking of Multimedia Contents II, Vol. 3971, Editor(s): E. Delp, P. Wong, San Jose, CA, USA, Jan. 2000
1999-34
CRIS
J. Eggers, B. Girod
   [bib]

Watermark Detection after Quantization Attacks
Proceedings of the Third International Information Hiding Workshop, Pages: 180-194, Dresden, Germany, Oct. 1999
1999-21
CRIS
J. Su, B. Girod
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Power-Spectrum Condition for Energy-Efficient Watermarking
IEEE International Conf. on Image Processing, Kobe, Japan, Oct. 1999
1999-14
CRIS
J. Su, B. Girod
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On the Robustness and Imperceptibility of Digital Fingerprints
Proc. IEEE Intl. Conf. Multimedia & Computing Systems (ICMCS 99), Vol. 2, Pages: 530-535, Jun. 1999
1999-13
CRIS
J. Su, F. Hartung, B. Girod
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Channel Model for a Watermark Attack
Proc. SPIE Security and Watermarking of Multimedia Contents, Vol. 3657, Pages: 159-170, San Jose, CA, USA, Jan. 1999
1998-39
CRIS
J. Su, F. Hartung, B. Girod
   [bib]

Digital Watermarking of Text, Image, and Video Documents
Computers & Graphics Vol. 22, Num. 6, Pages: 687-695, Dec. 1998
1998-29
CRIS
F. Hartung, P. Eisert, B. Girod
   [bib]

Digital Watermarking of MPEG-4 facial animation parameters
Computers & Graphics Vol. 22, Num. 4, Pages: 425-435, Elsevier Science Ltd., Jul. 1998
1998-21
CRIS
F. Hartung, P. Eisert, B. Girod
   [bib]

Digital Watermarking of 3D Head Model Animation Parameters
10th IEEE Workshop on Image and Multidimensional Signal Processing 1998, Pages: 231-234, Alpbach, Austria, Jul. 1998
1998-19
CRIS
F. Hartung, B. Girod
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Watermarking of Uncompressed and Compressed Video
Signal Processing Vol. 66, Num. 3, Pages: 283-301, May 1998
1997-26
CRIS
F. Hartung, B. Girod
   [bib]

Fast Public-Key Watermarking of Compressed Video
Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 97), Santa Barbara, CA, Oct. 1997
1997-25
CRIS
F. Hartung, B. Girod
   [bib]

Einbettung digitaler Wasserzeichen in MPEG-2 codierte Videosequenzen
Proceedings 7. Dortmunder Fernsehseminar, Dortmund, Germany, Oct. 1997
1997-15
CRIS
F. Hartung, B. Girod
   [bib]

Digital Watermarking of MPEG-2 Coded Video in the Bitstream Domain
Proceedings ICASSP 97, Vol. 4, Pages: 2621-2624, Munich, Germany, Apr. 1997
1997-14
CRIS
F. Hartung, B. Girod
   [bib]

Watermarking of MPEG-2 Encoded Video Without Decoding and Re-encoding
Proceedings Multimedia Computing and Networking (MMCN 97), San Jose, CA, Feb. 1997