Interview with Stefan Katzenbeisser—Editor-in-Chief of the EURASIP Journal on Information Security

In this interview, which is part of our SpringerOpen EURASIP journals blog post series, you will learn more about the Editor-in-Chief of the EURASIP Journal on Information Security, the journal and its field, open access and more.

Please tell us a little bit about yourself.

I have a background in computer science—during my studies I got interested in security aspects of computing early on. I was impressed by the then emerging field of multimedia security, with attempts to combine information security and signal processing. Now, almost 20 years later I work on various aspects of IT security—but I am still fascinated by security applications of signal processing.

Why did you decide to become Editor-in-Chief of the EURASIP Journal on Information Security at the time, and what are your ambitions for the journal in the future?

EURASIP_JISMy goal is to grow the journal. Open access journals are still scarce in the research area of security. Nevertheless I think that the concept of open access will be the dominant publishing model in the future. My ambition is to establish the EURASIP Journal on Information Security (JIS) as a major journal in the field.

How has the journal’s field advanced in the last few years and what do you think will be an important focus of research in the next several years?

Open access is here to stay!

20 years ago multimedia security was dominated by publications on watermarking and steganography. By now, techniques from multimedia security have reached various application domains, from privacy-preserving surveillance, over hardware-intrinsic security features down to adversarial machine learning. I expect to see many more exciting application domains.

What advice would you give a researcher before submitting to the EURASIP Journal on Information Security?

We publish novel research results in all areas that apply signal processing methods to information security problems. I am sure that we have not yet fully explored the potential of this combination. Be creative and tell us your new research ideas!

How do you see open access helping (or not) the development of your EURASIP journal?

Open access is the key differentiator of the journal. Open access is here to stay!

Visit the journal website to learn more about the EURASIP Journal on Information Security


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