1st Edition

Multimedia Watermarking Techniques and Applications

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ISBN 9780849372131
Published April 18, 2006 by Auerbach Publications
464 Pages

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Book Description

Intellectual property owners must continually exploit new ways of reproducing, distributing, and marketing their products. However, the threat of piracy looms as a major problem with digital distribution and storage technologies.

Multimedia Watermarking Techniques and Applications covers all current and future trends in the design of modern systems that use watermarking to protect multimedia content. Containing the works of contributing authors who are worldwide experts in the field, this volume is intended for researchers and practitioners, as well as for those who want a broad understanding of multimedia security. In the wake of the explosive growth of digital entertainment and Internet applications, this book is the definitive resource on the subject for scientists, researchers, programmers, engineers, business managers, entrepreneurs, and investors.

Table of Contents

Protection of Multimedia Content in Distribution Networks. Vulnerability of Multimedia Protection Schemes. Survey of Multimedia Watermarking Techniques. Robust Identification of Audio Using Watermarking and Fingerprinting. High Capacity Real-Time Audio Watermarking With Perfect Correlation Sequence and Repeated Insertion. Multidimensional Watermark for Still Image: Parallel Embedding and Detection. Image Watermarking Method Resistant to Geometric Distortions. Fragile Watermarking for Image Authentication. New Trends and Challenges in Digital Watermark Technologies: Applications for Printed Materials. Robust Watermark Detection from Quantized MPEG Video Data. Image Watermarking Robust to Both Geometric Distortion and JPEG Compression. Reversible Watermarks Using a Difference Expansion. Combined Indexing and Watermarking of 3D Models Using the Generalized 3D Radon Transforms. Digital Watermarking Framework: Applications, Parameters, and Requirements.

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"Borko Furht is a professor and chairman of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in Boca Raton, Florida. Before joining FAU, he was a vice president of research and a senior director of development at Modcomp (Ft. Lauderdale), a computer company of Daimler Benz, Germany, and a professor at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. Professor Furht received Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Belgrade. His current research is in multimedia systems, video coding and compression, video databases, wireless multimedia, and Internet computing. He is currently Principal Investigator and Co-PI of two multiyear, multimillion dollar projects - on Coastline Security Technologies, funded by the Department of Navy, and One Pass to Production, funded by Motorola. He is the author of numerous books and articles in the areas of multimedia, computer architecture, real-time computing, and operating systems. He is a founder and editor-in-chief of The Journal of Multimedia Tools and Applications (Kluwer Academic Publishers). He has received several technical and publishing awards, and has consulted for many high-tech companies, including IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Xerox, General Electric, JPL, NASA, Honeywell and RCA. He has also served as a consultant to various colleges and universities. He has given many invited talks, keynote lectures, seminars, and tutorials., Darko Kirovski received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2001. Since April 2000, he has been a researcher at Microsoft Research. His research interests include certificates of authenticity, system security, multimedia processing, biometric identity authentication, and embedded system design and debugging. He received the 1999 Microsoft Graduate Research Fellowship, the 2000 ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference Graduate Scholarship, the 2001 ACM Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Awa