Mauro Barni

Mauro Barni

Ethics and etiquette of publication: some dos and don'ts researchers should be aware of


Abstract: Publication in peer-reviewed journals is an essential ingredient for the advancement of science and technology and for the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. At the same time, publications offer a direct and easy-to-use indication on the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them; for this reason, publications are highly considered in the evaluation of both researchers and institutes putting a lot of pressure on perspective-authors as dictated by the ubiquitous publish-or-perish paradigm. Such a pressure is accentuated by the increasing availability of automated tools for the evaluation of bibliometric parameters, including impact factors, citation indexes and so on. In order to protect the fragile equilibrium the peer-review publication mechanism relies on, and ultimately defend the reputation and position of scientist within our society, it is crucial that young researchers are aware of the ethics and etiquette of publication. It is the goal of this talk to discuss some often-ignored details of the publication process and discuss some dos and don'ts authors should be aware of before submitting their next paper.

Bio: Mauro Barni graduated in electronic engineering at the University of Florence in 1991. He received the PhD in informatics and telecommunications in October 1995. He has carried out his research activity for over 25 years first at the Department of Electronics and Telecommunication of the University of Florence, then at the Department of Information Engineering and Mathematics of the University of Siena. During the last two decades he has been studying the application of image processing techniques to copyright protection and authentication of multimedia, and the possibility of processing signals that have been previously encrypted without decrypting them. Lately he has been working on theoretical and practical aspects of adversarial signal processing.

He is author/co-author of about 300 papers published in international journals and conference proceedings, and holds five patents in the field of digital watermarking and image authentication. He is co-author of the book “Watermarking Systems Engineering: Enabling Digital Assets Security and other Applications”, published by Dekker Inc. in February 2004.

He participated to several National and European research projects on diverse topics, including computer vision, multimedia signal processing, remote sensing, digital watermarking, IPR protection.

He is the Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security for the years 2015-2017. He was the funding editor of the EURASIP Journal on Information Security. He has been serving as associate editor of many journals including several IEEE Transactions. Prof. Barni has been the chairman of the IEEE Information Forensic and Security Technical Committee (IFS-TC) from 2010 to 2011. He was the technical program chair of ICASSP 2014. He was appointed DL of the IEEE SPS for the years 2013-2014. He is the recipient of the Individual Technical Achievement Award of EURASIP EURASIP for 2016. He is a fellow member of the IEEE and a member of EURASIP.