Keynote Speakers


Dr Josef Pieprzyk - Joint Compression and Encryption

Dr Josef Pieprzyk is a Senior Principal Research Scientist at Data61, CSIRO and a Professor at Institute of Computer Science, Polish Academy of Sciences. His main research interest focus is Cryptology and Information Security and includes design and analysis of cryptographic algorithms (such as encryption, hashing and digital signatures), post-quantum cryptography, secure multiparty computations, cryptographic protocols, copyright protection, e-commerce, web security and cybercrime prevention.

Dr Pieprzyk is a Fellow of IACR. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the MDPI Cryptography journal.He is also a Member of the editorial boards for International Journal of Information Security (Springer), Journal of Mathematical Cryptology, International Journal of Applied Cryptography (Inderscience Publishers), Fundamenta Informaticae (IOS Press), International Journal of Security and Networks (Inderscience Publishers) and International Journal of Information and Computer Security (Inderscience Publishers). Dr Pieprzyk published 5 books, edited 10 books (conference proceedings), 6 book chapters, and more than 300 papers in refereed journals and refereed international conferences.

Prof. Sebastiano Battiato

Sebastiano Battiato is full professor of Computer Science at the University of Catania. He received his degree in Computer Science (summa cum laude) in 1995 from the University of Catania and his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from the University of Naples in 1999. From 1999 to 2003 he was the leader of the “Imaging” team at STMicroelectronics in Catania. He joined the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Catania in 2004 (respectively as assistant professor, associate professor in 2011 and full professor in 2016).

He is involved in research and directorship at the IPLab research lab ( where he coordinates IPLab participation to large scale projects funded by national and international funding bodies, as well as by private companies. Prof. Battiato has participated as principal investigator in many international and national research projects. His research interests include image enhancement and processing, image coding, camera imaging technology and multimedia forensics. He has edited 6 books and co-authored about 200 papers in international journals, conference proceedings and book chapters. Guest editor of several special issues published in International Journals. He is also co-inventor of 22 international patents, reviewer for several international journals, and he has been regularly a member of numerous international conference committees. Chair of several international events (ICIAP 2017, VINEPA 2016, ACIVS 2015, VAAM2014-2015-2016, VISAPP2012-2015, IWCV2012, ECCV2012, ICIAP 2011, ACM MiFor 2010-2011, SPIE EI Digital Photography 2011-2012-2013, etc.).

He is an associate editor of the SPIE Journal of Electronic Imaging. He is the recipient of the 2011 Best Associate Editor Award of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology. He is director (and co-founder) of the International Computer Vision Summer School (ICVSS), Sicily, Italy. He is the founder and director of the International Forensic Summer School (IFOSS). He is a senior member of the IEEE. Since 2019 he is Deputy rector for strategic planning and information systems. Since 2018 he’s in the TIS list (Top Italian Scientist) della Via-Academy. Since 2019 he is in the Top 2% World Scientists list (Long Career 2020, single year 2019 and 2020)” published in Baas, Jeroen; Boyack, Kevin; Ioannidis, John P.A. (2021), “August 2021 data-update for “Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators”, V3.