JPEG Fake Media Workshop, online 25/3/2021

JPEG Fake Media Workshop, online 25/3/2021

Recent advances in media manipulation, particularly deep learning based approaches, can produce near realistic media content that is almost indistinguishable from authentic content to the human eye. These developments open opportunities for creative production of new content in the entertainment and art industry. However, they also lead to the risk of the spread of manipulated media such as ‘deepfakes’. This may lead to copyright infringements, social unrest, spread of rumours for political gain or encouraging hate crimes.

Clear annotation of media manipulations is considered to be a crucial element in many usage scenarios. However, in malicious scenarios the intention is rather to hide the mere existence of such manipulations. This already triggered various governmental organizations to define new legislations and companies (in particular social media platforms or news outlets) to develop mechanisms that can detect and annotate manipulated media contents when they are shared. Therefore, there is a clear need for standardisation related to media content and associated metadata.

The JPEG Committee is interested in exploring if a JPEG standard can facilitate a secure and reliable annotation of media modifications, both in good faith and malicious usage scenarios. In this context, the committee is organizing a second online workshop to engage with the community to explore relevant use cases and requirements.

Practical information

  • Date: 25 March 2021
  • Time: from 1pm to 3pm UTC
  • Access: Zoom (link will be announced soon)


  • 13:00-13:10 Welcome & Introduction (Touradj Ebrahimi, EPFL; Frederik Temmermans, imec-VUB)
  • 13:10-13:30 Credible images: human perspectives and perceptions (Sabrina Caldwell, Australian National University)
  • 13:30-13:50 Deepfake detection: state-of-the-art and future directions (Luisa Verdoliva, University Federico II Napels)
  • 13:50-14:10 Truth, Trust and Technology: Synthetic Media and the Newsroom (Bruce MacCormack, Neural Transform)
  • 14:10-15:00 Questions & Discussion

More information about this event:

This workshop is the second of a series dedicated to fake media.
The previous event took place on 15 December 2020 with participation of Touradj Ebrahimi, EPFL; Frederik Temmermans, imec-VUB; Fred Truyen, KU Leuven; Nasir Memon, NYU Tandon; and Leonard Rosenthol, Adobe.

The presentations are also available for download here:


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