Evolutionary Optimisation of JPEG2000 Part 2 Wavelet Packet Structures for Polar Iris Image Compression

  • Jutta Hämmerle-Uhl
  • Michael Karnutsch
  • Andreas Uhl
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8258)


The impact of using evolutionary optimised wavelet subband stuctures as allowed in JPEG2000 Part 2 in polar iris image compression is investigated. The recognition performance of two different feature extraction schemes applied to correspondingly compressed images is compared to the usage of the dyadic decomposition structure of JPEG2000 Part 1 in the compression stage. Recognition performance is significantly improved, provided that the image set used in evolutionary optimisation and actual application is identical. Generalisation to different settings (individuals, sample acquisition conditions, feature extraction techniques) is found to be low.


Recognition Performance Image Compression Wavelet Packet Evolutionary Optimisation Tournament Selection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jutta Hämmerle-Uhl
    • 1
  • Michael Karnutsch
    • 1
  • Andreas Uhl
    • 1
  1. 1.Multimedia Signal Processing and Security Lab Department of Computer SciencesUniversity of SalzburgAustria

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