Digital Color Documents Authentication Using QR Code Based on Digital Watermarking

  • Zinah Mohsin ArkahEmail author
  • Laith Alzubaidi
  • Ammar A. Ali
  • Ahmed Talib Abdulameer
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 940)


With the rapid development of the Internet, many problems regarding the processing of electronic documents have emerged, such as content filtering, information retrieval, security and searching. The security problem of electronic documents mainly focuses on copyright protection, content integrity authentication, monitoring, and other. The digital watermarking as an effective technique for copyright protection, content integrity, and originality authentication has been widely paid attention. The digital documents are different from the printed document where the carrier of it is computer disk, hard disk, or CD magnetic materials, so it is easy to tamper, damaged, deleted and copied. Therefore, there is an urgent need for an effective tool which can verify whether the content of the document has tampered or not. This is because the secure authentication of the document is very important. In this paper, the color document authentication based on QR code and digital watermarking has been implemented with a novel technique. Experimental results show that the designed structure has a good invisibility and ideal capacity. Furthermore, the tampered regions can be precisely detected.


Authentication QR code Digital watermarking Color documents image/Document security 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zinah Mohsin Arkah
    • 1
    Email author
  • Laith Alzubaidi
    • 1
  • Ammar A. Ali
    • 2
  • Ahmed Talib Abdulameer
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Information Technology and CommunicationsBaghdadIraq
  2. 2.College of Islamic ScienceUniversity of BaghdadBaghdadIraq
  3. 3.Technical College of ManagementBaghdadIraq

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