4th JPEG Workshop on Media Blockchain Announcement (Brussels)
April 19, 2019

JPEG calls for industry/academic participation to its 4th workshop on media blockchain. This free public workshop will be held in Brussels on Tuesday the 16th of July 2019 in conjunction with the 84th 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.

Presentations from the 1st (Vancouver), 2nd (Lisbon) and 3rd (Geneva) workshops are available here:

Practical information and registration

  • Date and time: 14:00-18:00, Tuesday 16th of July 2019.
  • Venue: Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Building D, Promotiezaal D.2.01, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels.
  • Registration: attendance to the workshop is open and free of charge. Registration is required via this form.


  • 14:00-14:15 Overview of JPEG Activities (Fernando Pereira, IST-IT)
  • 14:15-14:30 JPEG Systems: Privacy and Security (Frederik Temmermans, imec-VUB)
  • 14:30-15:00 Blockchain & Privacy: Two cases from the government field (Kristof Verslype, Smals)
  • 15:00-15:30 Trusted Archives of Digital Public Documents, (John Collomosse, University of Surrey, CVSSP)
  • 15:30-16:00 break
  • 16:00-16:30 Blockchain for content licensing (Robert Learney, Digital Catapult)
  • 16:30-17:00 Blockchain Application Domains & Use Cases for Media & Entertainment (Jérôme Pons, Music won’t stop)
  • 17:00-18:00 Panel Discussion & Closing (Moderator: Fernando Pereira), panellists:
    • Deepayan Bhowmik
    • John Collomosse
    • Robert Learney
    • Jérôme Pons
    • Frederik Temmermans
    • Kristof Verslype

Organizing committee

  • Deepayan Bhowmik
  • Touradj Ebrahimi
  • Takaaki Ishikawa
  • Changjin Koo
  • Fernando Pereira
  • 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.