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Project Description

This is "The Multimedia Signal Processing and Security Lab", short WaveLab, website. We are a research group at the Computer Sciences Department of the University of Salzburg headed by Andreas Uhl. The short name "WaveLab" already indicates that wavelets are among our favorite tools - we have 15 years of experience in this area. Our research is focused on Multimedia Security including Watermarking, Image and Video Compression, Medical Image Classification, and Biometrics.

Biometric fingerprints of trees: log tracing from forest to sawmill and early estimation of wood quality (TreeTrace)


Project Description:

TreeTrace (FWF project I 3653) is an international project with three French and two Austrian partners. On the Austrian side, this is a joint project with the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences (School of Forest Products Technology), where we have the role of a national research partner. The project considers two application cases for log cross-section imaging as follows: The first application case is the question of tracing tree logs from the forest harvesting site to the sawmill by using biometrics related tree log recognition techniques based on image processing of cross - section data only. This approach of course assumes the additional availability of imaging sensors in the forest. Since there is a trend for installing CT imaging devices at sawmills, which are of course not available in the forest, the challenging issue of cross modality matching arises. The second application case is the determination of wood quality from cross - section imagery, applicable already in the forest, and/or at the sawmill.


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  • Feb 2018 - Jan 2021


  1. [Schraml21a   ] Physical Object Identification and Authentication Applications Rudolf Schraml PhD thesis, Department of Computer Sciences, University of Salzburg, AUSTRIA, March 2021
  2. [Schraml20a  ] Matching Score Models for Hyperspectral Range Analysis to Improve Wood Log Traceability by Fingerprint Methods Rudolf Schraml, Karl Entacher, Alexander Petutschnigg, Timothy Young, Andreas Uhl Mathematics 8:7, pp. 10, 2020
  3. [Decelle20a  ] Neural Networks for Cross-Section Segmentation in Raw Images of Log Ends (Best Session Paper Award) Remi Decelle, Ehsaneddin Jalilian In Proceedings of 4th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, Applications and Systems (IPAS 2020), pp. 1-6, Genova, Italy, December 9 - December 11