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OR-Benchmark: An Open and Reconfigurable Digital Watermarking Benchmarking Framework

Wang, Hui and Ho, Anthony T.S. and Li, Shujun (2021) OR-Benchmark: An Open and Reconfigurable Digital Watermarking Benchmarking Framework. In: Computer Security ESORICS 2020 International Workshops, DETIPS, DeSECSys, MPS, and SPOSE, Guildford, UK, September 17–18, 2020, Revised Selected Papers. Lecture Notes in Computer Science . Springer, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 243-260. ISBN 978-3-030-66503-6. E-ISBN 978-3-030-66504-3. (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-66504-3_15) (KAR id:84857)


Benchmarking digital watermarking algorithms is not an easy task because different applications of digital watermarking often have very different sets of requirements and trade-offs between conflicting requirements. While there have been some general-purpose digital watermarking benchmarking systems available, they normally do not support complicated benchmarking tasks and cannot be easily reconfigured to work with different watermarking algorithms and testing conditions. In this paper, we propose OR-Benchmark, an open and highly reconfigurable general-purpose digital watermarking benchmarking framework, which has the following two key features: 1) all the interfaces are public and general enough to support all watermarking applications and benchmarking tasks we can think of; 2) end users can easily extend the functionalities and freely configure what watermarking algorithms are tested, what system components are used, how the benchmarking process runs, and what results should be produced. We implemented a prototype of this framework as a MATLAB software package and demonstrate how it can be used in three typical use cases. The first two use cases show how easily we can define benchmarking profiles for some robust image watermarking algorithms. The third use case shows how OR-Benchmark can be configured to benchmark some image watermarking algorithms for content authentication and self-restoration, which cannot be easily supported by other digital watermarking benchmarking systems.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/978-3-030-66504-3_15
Uncontrolled keywords: Digital Watermarking, Benchmarking, Performance Evaluation, Reconfiguration, Content Authentication, Self-restoration
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming, > QA76.575 Multimedia systems
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > TK5101 Telecommunications > TK5102.9 Signal processing
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics > TK7880 Applications of electronics > TK7885 Computer engineering. Computer hardware
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
University-wide institutes > Institute of Cyber Security for Society
Depositing User: Shujun Li
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2021 17:50 UTC
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2022 00:00 UTC
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