Quantum-Dot Cellular Automata based Fragile Watermarking Method for Tamper Detection using Chaos

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Turker Tuncer 1,* Sengul Dogan 1

1. Digital Forensics Engineering, Technology Faculty, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey

* Corresponding author.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijitcs.2018.12.04

Received: 12 Oct. 2018 / Revised: 9 Nov. 2018 / Accepted: 18 Nov. 2018 / Published: 8 Dec. 2018

Index Terms

Fragile watermarking, quantum-dot cellular automata, chaotic maps, tamper detection, information security


Fragile watermarking techniques have been widely used in the literature for tampered areas localization and image authentication. In this study, a novel quantum-dot cellular automata based fragile watermarking method for tampered area localization using chaotic piecewise map is proposed. Watermark generation, embedding, extraction and tampered area localization phases are consisted of the proposed quantum dot cellular automata and chaos based fragile watermarking method. In the watermark generation phase, quantum dot cellular automata and piecewise map which is a chaotic map are utilized. A block based method is utilized as authentication values embedding and extraction phases. To detect tampered areas, generated watermark and extracted watermark are compared. Also, block counters are used to tamper detection. In order to evaluate this method, capacity, imperceptibility and image authentication ability were utilized as performance metrics and the results of these metrics clearly illustrated that the presented method is suitable for image authentication and tamper detection.

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Turker Tuncer, Sengul Dogan, "Quantum-Dot Cellular Automata based Fragile Watermarking Method for Tamper Detection using Chaos", International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science(IJITCS), Vol.10, No.12, pp.27-32, 2018. DOI:10.5815/ijitcs.2018.12.04


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