Forensic Marks Search


FORMS develops a fast, innovative method for (semi-)automatic search and retrieval of similar tool marks in criminal offenses. New data and data from unsolved crimes are brought together in a database structure and made available for query. This allows to utilise the hitherto hardly used, but enormous potential of tool marks for the investigation of crimes to be finally realised.



Computer Vision Lab, TU Vienna



  • Austrian Ministry of the Interior
  • CogVis GmbH
  • Vienna Centre for Societal Security


The Project is co-funded by the Austrian Security Research Programme KIRAS , an initiative of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology.