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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.

Structure-Preserving State-of-The-Art Video Watermarking (StructWM)


Project Description:

StructWM (FFG Bridge project 834165) is a project on developing techniques for robust watermarking, specifically focused to the two coding options in H.264, i.e. CABAC and CAVLC, where the aim is to mostly preserve size and file structure of the cover medium. This project is conducted in cooperation with SONY DADC Austria.





  • Sept 2011 - Sep 2012


  1. [Stuetz14a ] Non-blind structure-preserving substitution watermarking of H.264/CAVLC inter-frames Thomas Stütz, Florent Autrusseau, Andreas Uhl IEEE Transactions on Multimedia 16:5, pp. 1337-1349, 2014
  2. [DeCock14a   ] An Industry-Level Blu-ray Watermarking Framework Jan De Cock, Heinz Hofbauer, Thomas Stütz, Andreas Uhl, Andreas Unterweger Multimedia Tools and Applications 74:18, pp. 8079–8101, Springer US, 2014
  3. [Stuetz13a ] Inter-Frame H.264/CAVLC Structure-Preserving Substitution Watermarking Thomas Stütz, Florent Autrusseau, Andreas Uhl Deptartment of Computer Sciences, University of SalzburgSalzburg, Austria, Technical Report 2013-02, 2013, Available at http://www.cosy.sbg.ac.at/tr.