2nd JPEG Workshop on Media Blockchain Announcement (Lisbon)
January 8, 2019

JPEG calls for industry/academic participation to its 2nd workshop on media blockchain. This free public workshop will be held in Lisbon on Tuesday the 22nd of January 2019 in conjunction with the 82nd ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29/WG1 (JPEG) Meeting.


Fake news, copyright violation, media forensics, privacy and security are emerging challenges for digital media. JPEG has determined that blockchain technology has great potential as a technology component to address these challenges in transparent and trustable media transactions. However, blockchain needs to be integrated closely with a widely adopted standard to ensure broad interoperability of protected images. JPEG calls for industry participation to help define use cases and requirements that will drive the standardization process.

Practical information and registration

  • Date and time: 16:00-18:00, Tuesday 22nd of January 2019
  • Venue: Instituto Superior Técnico (Universidade de Lisboa) – Instituto de Telecomunicações, Av. Rovisco Pais, Lisbon, Portugal. Room: Amphitheater Abreu Faro at Interdisciplinary Complex (26 on the map).

  • Registration: attendance to the workshop is open and free of charge. However, for logistic reasons, registration is required via this form.


  • 16:00-16:15 JPEG in a Nutshell (Touradj Ebrahimi)
  • 16:15-16:30 JPEG Privacy and Security Activities (Frederik Temmermans)
  • 16:30-17:00 Media Blockchain Usecases (Stephen Swift)
  • 17:00-17:30 Blockchain, Distributed Trust and Privacy (Zekeriya Erkin)
  • 17:30-18:00 An overview of ISO/TC 307 - Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (Carlos Serrão)
  • 18:00-18:30 Panel Discussion & Closing (Moderator: Fernando Pereira), panellists:
    • Touraj Ebrahimi
    • Zekeriya Erkin
    • Carlos Serrão
    • Stephen Swift
    • Frederik Temmermans

More information

JPEG issued a white paper entitled “Towards a Standardized Framework for Media Blockchain” that elaborates on the initiative, exploring relevant standardization activities, industrial needs and use cases.

To keep informed and get involved in the discussion, interested parties are invited to register to the ad hoc group’s mailing list.