Smart media: Empower media with active data hiding

Hong Heather Yu, Peng Yin, Samuel Cheng, Xiangyang Kong, Alexander Gelman, Robert S. Fish

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The seamless development in computing, networking, communication, and signal processing is making media a more and more important part of our daily lives. The passive nature of media, however, limits the capability of it. In this paper, we introduce the notion of ’smart’ media which carry additional active information imperceptibly in the media content itself for added interactive-ability. With smart media, traditional information access -- from single medium to multimedia -- can be enhanced with new, two-way communication abilities. Active data hiding, endowed with perceptual intelligent high capacity data hiding techniques, is used to embed an agent imperceptibly into a medium. It infuses mobility to the passive data stream by introducing personality and controllability into the medium. The design of active data hiding system for smart media shall be discussed, along with a variety of applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationActive Media Technology - 6th International Computer Science Conference, AMT 2001, Proceedings
EditorsJiming Liu, Pong C. Yuen, Chun-hung Li, Joseph Ng, Toru Ishida
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783540430353
StatePublished - 2001
Event6th International Computer Science Conference on Active Media Technology, AMT 2001 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: Dec 18 2001Dec 20 2001

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference6th International Computer Science Conference on Active Media Technology, AMT 2001
CityHong Kong

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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