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IFS-TC Image Forensics Challenge

The Image Forensics Challenge is an international competition organized by the IEEE Information Forensics and Security Technical Committee (IFS-TC). The competition now begins on 1 June 2013.  Please visit the competition website. A total of $8500 prize money will be awarded!

With this challenge, the IFS-TC has three major objectives in mind:

  • to provide the community an open data set and protocol for evaluation of the latest forensics techniques to identify forgeries in digital images
  • to evaluate the current state-of-the-art techniques with respect to their ability to detect image forgeries (content manipulation)
  • to set forth for a standardization protocol as a common comparison ground truth for new techniques

The challenge comprises of several original images captured from different digital cameras with various scenes either indoor or outdoor. The images are divided into images, which we call "pristine" or "never manipulated" and images we call "forged" or "fakes". The "forged" images comprise a set of different manipulation techniques such as copy/pasting and splicing with different degrees of photorealism as we describe below.

All the pristine and fake images are divided into a training and a testing set. In the training set the images will be provided along with its corresponding class and mask. In the testing set the images will be provided without any class or mask.

At the end of the challenge, the whole corpus will be made available to the research community.

The results of the challenge will be presented at the IEEE International Workshop on Information Forensics and Security (WIFS'13), which will happen during November 18-21, 2013.

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