AVISONA 2019 will provide hands on training on the use of various bird recording equipments; guide generation and handling of database; carry out sonic data analysis and interpret the results.

Nilambur town (11°15'17.46"N, 76°10'54.66"E), on the banks of the Chaliyar river, is close to the Nilgiris range of the Western Ghats. The place is home to teak in India and hosts the first teak museum in the world. Connolly’s plot plantation, Kovilakom (house of erstwhile royalties) and few waterfalls are the other places of interest. The workshop venue (Sattva) is very close to Koyippara Waterfalls. The rail route from Shornur to Nilambur is one of the finest stretches in India(https://twitter.com/PiyushGoyal/status/1075355823562469376)

After the successful completion of the workshop the participants will be able to:
1. Independently record bird calls using sonic recorders.
2. Create database for the sonic data recorded.
3. Analyse the acoustic data (R statistical tool)
4. Interpret the results based on analysis.

Indian Institute of Information Techonology and Management-Kerala(IIITM-K), Thiruvananthapuram.

Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management Kerala IIITMK is an autonomous premier educational institution established by Government of Kerala in the year 2000. IIITMK is a multidisciplinary premier postgraduate institute conforming to the needs of building capacity at advanced levels of Computer Science and IT by realizing the dreams of students for higher knowledge with great emphasis in Science and Technology. Located in the majestic Technopark Campus in Trivandrum, IIITMK has an enviable academic ambience. The institute offers, post-graduate programmes such as MSc Computer Science with various specialisations, MPhil, Ph.D and PG Diploma in E-Governance.

Autonomous institute under IT Department, Government of Kerala.

Affiliated to Cochin University of Science and Technology and offers M.Sc., M.Phil. and Ph.D programmes

Implementing agency for various e-governance initiatives for Government of Kerala & also at National level. Offers PG Diploma in E-governance.

Workshop Registration

Registration is mandatory for the participation in the workshop and you are requested to upload a payment confirmation receipt. So, please make the payment prior to registration. Interested candidates can register for the workshop online through the registration link provided.

Registration fees cover workshop kit, local conveyance from Nilambur, food and accommodation during the workshop.

For more details contact: Mobile :9747615409, 9605920457


All payments towards the registration fee shall be remitted through online bank transfer or demand draft in favour of The Director, IIITMK payable at Thiruvananthapuram. The registration fees may be remitted online through direct bank transfer/NEFT to the below mentioned Account numbers. Please attach a copy of the bank receipt in the registration form during registration. In absence of online remittance option, registration fees may also be sent by Registered Post/ Speed Post (no courier) through bank Demand Draft drawn in favour of The Director, IIITMK payable at Thiruvananthapuram to the address: The Director, IIITMK, IIITMK Building, Technopark, Kariyavattom PO, Trivandrum 695581.

Registration Fee : Rs. 5900/- (Including GST)

Account Details :

1. Account Name: Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management Kerala
Bank Name: Canara Bank
Account Number: 2762101003488
Type of Account: Savings A/c
Name of Branch: Kazhakootam Br, Trivandrum 695582
NEFT/ IFSC Code: CNRB0002762
9 Digit MICR Code: 695015016
Branch Code: 2762

2. Account Name: Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management Kerala
Bank Name: SBI Bank
Account Number: 10043095749
Type of Account: Savings A/c
Name of Branch: Technopark Br, Kariyavattom P.O, Trivandrum 695581
NEFT/ IFSC Code: SBIN0007617
9 Digit MICR Code: 695002017
Branch Code: 7617

Resource Persons

Mr. Sharad Apte D

Bird Call info, Mumbai

Sajeev C Rajan

Researcher, IIITM-K

Dr. R Jaishanker

Professor,IIITM-K, Coordinator

Prof. Somasekheran Pillai M

University College

Er. Harikumar Madhavan Nair

Sound Engineer

Topics Included

1. Acoustic ecology from a physical perspective [Dr. R. Jaishanker]
2. The fundamental premise of acoustic ecology. [Dr. R. Jaishanker]
3. Sampling: theory and strategy in acoustic ecological research. [Prof. M.Somasekheran Pillai]
4. Live sounds and recording using stereosonic and short shotgun microphone. [Er. Harikumar Madhavan Nair]
5. Sound Engineering [Er. Harikumar Madhavan Nair]
6. Bird Vocalization and acoustic recording (Parabolic Microphone) [Mr. Sharad Apte]
7. Sonic data handling and database creation [Mr. Sajeev.C. Rajan]
8. Sonic data processing (introduction to R statistics: R package for sonic data analysis)
   [Mr. Sajeev.C. Rajan/Prof. M.Somasekheran Pillai and Ms. Lijimol Dominic]
9. Interpreting the analytical results [Mr. Sajeev.C. Rajan/ Ms. Athira K and Ms. Lijimol Dominic]

Hands-on experience and training to be imparted with individual attention to all participantsduring the workshop.