The research discipline of network steganography deals with the hiding of information within network transmissions, e.g. to transfer illicit information in networks with Internet censorship.
last decades of research on network steganography led to more than
hundred techniques for hiding data in network transmissions. However,
previous research has shown that most of these hiding techniques are
either based on the same idea or introduce limited novelty, enabling the
application of existing countermeasures.
In a new paper, Steffen Wendzel and Carolin Palmer provide a link between the field of creativity and
network steganographic research. We propose a framework and a metric to
help evaluating the creativity bound to a given hiding technique. This
way, we support two sides of the scientific peer review process as both
authors and reviewers can use our framework to analyze the novelty and
applicability of hiding techniques. At the same time, we contribute to a
uniform terminology in network steganography.
S. Wendzel, C. Palmer: Creativity in Mind: Evaluating and Maintaining Advances in Network Steganographic Research, in: Journal of Universal Computer Science (J.UCS), Vol. 21, No. 12, pp. 1684--1705, 2015.