Do you trust what you see? The EUREGIO Challenge on Multimedia Security and Forensics has been a joint teaching initiative between the Security and Privacy Lab of the University of Innsbruck and the Media Lab of the University of Trento, funded by the EUREGIO (Mobility Fund Call 2017).
The main goal has been to complement the information security courses offered at both institutions with first-hand training on selected topics in multimedia security and to engage students in an innovative learning approach.
Under the supervision of Prof. Rainer Böhme (UIBK, Institut für Informatik) and Prof. Giulia Boato (UNITN, DISI), students had the chance to attend two guest seminars and participate to a joint Image Forensics Challenge.
Here, competing teams have been asked to develop their own forgery detection algorithm starting from a dataset of forged images, thus having the chance to get hands-on experience in the exciting field of image forensics. The different methods have been compared on a testing dataset, and the best performing teams have been awarded!
The project ended with a joint final event hosted by the University of Innsbruck involving students and organizers from both institutions.