DFAD2023

Workshop and Challenge on DeepFake Analysis and Detection

Organized in conjunction with ICCV 2023
Paris, October 2-3, 2023

Announcements

  • June 1st: DFAD2023 will be held in conjunction with ICCV 2023 - more details to follow!
  • June 2nd: the deadline for paper submission will be July, 17th AoE. Our CMT is open for submissions!

Aims and scope

Machine-generated images are becoming more and more popular in the digital world, thanks to the spread of Deep Learning models that can generate visual data like Generative Adversarial Networks, and Diffusion Models. While image generation tools can be employed for lawful goals (e.g., to assist content creators, generate simulated datasets, or enable multi-modal interactive applications), there is a growing concern that they might also be used for illegal and malicious purposes, such as the forgery of natural images, the generation of images in support of fake news, misogyny or revenge porn. While the results obtained in the past few years contained artefacts which made generated images easily recognizable, today's results are way less recognizable from a pure perceptual point of view. In this context, assessing the authenticity of fake images becomes a fundamental goal for security and for guaranteeing a degree of trustworthiness of AI algorithms. There is a growing need, therefore, to develop automated methods which can assess the authenticity of images (and, in general, multimodal content), and which can follow the constant evolution of generative models, which become more realistic over time.

The first Workshop and Challenge on DeepFake Analysis and Detection (DFAD) focuses on the development of benchmarks and tools for Fake data Understanding and Detection, with the final goal of protecting from visual disinformation and misuse of generated images and text, and to monitor the progress of existing and proposed solutions for detection. It fosters the submission of works that identify novel ways of understanding and detecting fake data, especially through new machine learning approaches capable of mixing syntactic and perceptive analysis.

In parallel to soliciting the submission of relevant scientific works, the Workshop will host a competition on deepfake detection. This is organised with the support of the ELSA project - the European Lighthouse on Secure and Safe AI, which builds on and extends the existing internationally recognized and excellently positioned ELLIS (European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems) network of excellence. The objective of the challenge is to monitor and evaluate the development of algorithms for deep fake detection, in terms of efficacy and explainability. The challenge will be published during June 2023. Submitted papers do not need to be linked with the challenge.

Topics

The workshop calls for submissions addressing, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Approaches for fake image detection, relying on both low-level, hand-crafted features or learnable and semantic approaches
  • Partially-altered fake image detection
  • GAN and Diffusion-based techniques with safety reassurance for image and video synthesis and generation
  • Video Deepfake detection and multimodal approaches to deepfake detection
  • Approaches for detecting generated text and fake news, also based on multimodal analysis
  • Approaches and techniques for explainable deepfake detection
  • Evaluation metrics for deepfake generation and detection systems

Invited Speakers

Tal Hassner

Tal Hassner

Meta AI

Mario Fritz

Mario Fritz

CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security

Important dates

  • Paper Submission Deadline: July, 17th AoE
  • Decision to Authors: August, 4th AoE
  • Camera ready papers due: August, 11th
  • Workshop date: October 2nd or 3rd (TBD)

Call for Contributions

We invite participants to submit their work to the workshop as full papers.

Full papers must present original research, not published elsewhere, and follow the ICCV main conference format with a length of 4-8 pages. Supplemental materials are also allowed. Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings.

All submissions will be handled electronically via CMT.

Submission site: DFAD 2023 submission site

 Submit your paper!

Organizers

Lorenzo Baraldi

Lorenzo Baraldi

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Alessandro Nicolosi

Alessandro Nicolosi

Leonardo SpA

Dmitry Kangin

Dmitry Kangin

Lancaster University

Tamar Glaser

Tamar Glaser

Meta AI

Plamen Angelov

Plamen Angelov

Lancaster University

Rita Cucchiara

Rita Cucchiara

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia