IIITM-K Projects

The institute has undertaken several funded projects , namely, Karshaka Information Systems, Services And Networking (KISSAN), ITRA, ILCI, CITI, Inter-disciplinary centre for MI, Web-GIS LRIS for KERALA. These are:

1. ITRA – Micro Net Project (Media Lab Asia, DeitY, GoI),

Mobile Infrastructure for Coastal Region Offshore Communications & Networks-To design -Consortia project with Amrita, IIST and IIITM-K – To design low cost communication device for fisherman when they are in deep sea for communication – Role of IIITM-K is to design algorithms for information management and data classification and analysis

2. Indian Language Machine Translation (ILMT Project, DeitY, GoI) –

IL-ILMT system is a consortia project headed by IIIT Hyderabad and 11 institutions, IIITM-K is in the role of Malayalam -Tamil Machine Translation

3. Indian Language Consortia Initiative (ILCI Project,DeitY, GoI)-

ILCI is a consortia project headed by JNU New Delhi under TDIL of DeitY, GOI to build a common language platform by creating a parallel annotated corpora in 17 Indian languages with Hindi as the source language. IIITM-K is in the role of Hindi-Malayalam Translation

4. Virtual Resource Centre for Language Technology (VRCLC, Planning Board, GoK)

To to promote language computing research and development to bridge the digital divide and leverage the power of Information Technology

5. Research on Localization and Open Standards -eGovernance 

To adopt open standards and localization process by following W3C guideline to ensure interoperability between storage, display and access to service. Creating Technical Directory for Electronics and Communication and IT disciplines of Engineering in Malayalam

6. Centre for Innovation and Technology Incubation (CITI)

IIITM-K has been set up to promote innovation and entrepreneurship by converting and translating innovative and creative ideas of young minds in various disciplines of science and engineering to achieve excellence in research, products, processes and services to maximize its impact on industry and society.

1. Biometric Embedded System & Internet of Embedded Thing

The project aims to setup a facility for research and training in the area of intelligent embedded systems/Internet of Things(IoT). Under this project two laboratory facilities namely Data Engineering Lab and IoT lab is being setup at IIITM-K. These labs currently cater to Two PhD students and Six master level students. The lab has developed an intelligent embedded hardware prototype for flow control in irrigation systems. Three specialized workshops/out reach programs were also conducted under this project. The project is funded by Planning Board.

2. Inter Disciplinary Centre for Excellence in MI

The project aims to setup an Inter-disciplinary Center for Excellence in Applied Machine Intelligence and Pattern Analysis. The center will provide training and research services in the area of Machine Intelligence and Pattern Analysis. In this direction, the centre has already conducted four specialized workshops/outreach programs and has produced five publications in internationally recognized journals/conferences.

Project 1: Design and Development of Open Access Web GIS applications as part of the project titled “Redesigning the farmer extension agricultural research/education Continuum in India”, A consortium project under National Agriculture Innovation Project (NAIP) component – 1, Funded by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), 2009-2010

The Open Web GIS is a new technology framework whereby dynamic geographic information from multiple sources are integrated on cohesive platform, and disseminated over the web browser. For the first time in the Country, a Web GIS application was developed to facilitate the dynamic web based visualization and analysis of spatially referenced Soil Health Information for Dharwad District of Karnataka. In a Web GIS application access and interaction with the dynamic geo-information is made possible over the Web. The Web GIS provides thematic information of Dharward District in a most user-friendly digital, context-sensitive map interface. The map navigation and information extraction is extremely easy by using mouse clicks. The themes used in the application are Soil health information (such as Boron, Zinc, Sulphur, Electrical Conductivity, pH, Potassium, Olsons Phosphorus, Organic Carbon), topography, satellite image.

Project 2: Establish an Advanced Center For Development and Promotion of Free and Open Source Software for GIS (Foss4gis), funded by Government of Kerala (2011-2016)

The importance of open source arises from the need to share and reuse applications and data in order to decrease costs, the need to choose the best tool for the job, and the need for more people with less training to benefit from using data in more applications. At the same time FOSS based Geospatial Information Management is at its infant stage in the State.

Project.3: Establishing an R&D facility for Geographic Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery for integrated spatial planning for Kerala, funded by Government of Kerala (2012-2013)

The project aims at applying Data mining and Knowledge Discovery principles to investigate and extract hidden and meaningful spatial patterns with thematic associations. This results in new information set for addressing lot many Geographical problems that are otherwise difficult to study using conventional superficial spatial querying.

Project 4: Web GIS application for Integrated Watershed Management Programme, funded by Kerala State Land Use Board, 2013-2014

The Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP) is planned with an aim of integrated sustainable eco-friendly development of the rural areas of the country. The objective of the Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP) is to attach locally available natural resources in an optimum manner to achieve the overall goal of sustainable development in the area. These objectives can be realized by conserving, protecting and restoring the ecological balance by developing natural resources and by preventing soil erosion, degradation of top soil cover, regeneration of natural vegetation, rain water harvesting and recharging of the ground water table. The programme also gives specific importance to the productivity enhancement of agriculture/horticulture/animal husbandry activities and innovative sustainable livelihood development of the community. The activities for resource development and usage is planned to promote farming and allied activities and also to promote local livelihoods while ensuring resource conservation and regeneration.

Project 5: Design, Development and implementation of an Enterprise Geographical Information system for Kerala, funded by Kerala State Land Use Board, 2014-2015

The Project funded by Kerala State Land Use Board, aims to set up a spatial database of Legislative Assembly Constituencies and design and develop a Web GIS application to access the spatial information interactively. The geographical boundaries of the Legislative Assembly Constituencies of Kerala have been changed after delimitation. To take up developmental activities and infrastructure improvement, current status of database is inevitable.

Project.6: Design, Development and implementation of Web GIS based Land Resources Information system for Kerala (http://www.kslublris.com) (2011-Ongoing)

Project funded by Kerala State Land Use Board, aims at developing an Open Access, Interactive Web GIS application developed with Open Source Technology, in order to make the spatial data accessible to Local level planning. The application features Spatial Querying and Overlays of various themes, Report Generation etc. The project is ongoing Since 2011 and is released district-wise. Completed Palakkad, Eranakulam, Kannur, Kottayam, Wayanad. Over 300 Panchayaths’ thematic data is covered under the project. Over 20 thematic layers, Local Self Goverments used to contact Kerala Land Use board for thematic data for formulating plans. The number of requests has been drastically reduced as LSGIs use Web based solution.

Project. 7: Web GIS Based Disease Mapping for Animal Husbandry Department (2014-Ongoing)

An interactive Web GIS application for monitoring the livestock diseases at the Hospital level. This involves Design and development of proto-type application for capturing, managing Farmer level. This will involve the mapping of all the farmers in a selected Panchayath. Eventually a Spatial Decision Support System for disease modeling will be developed and deployed

Project 8: Developing customizable mobile application using Open Source Technology for spatial data collection funded by Kerala State Land Use Board (2016)

Several Departments and agencies in the State are engaged in massive spatial data collection from the field. Some of the examples are coconut palm location mapping, health mapping, etc. When data to be collected from locations spread over entire State, the cost of data collection becomes enormous. Several hundreds of GPS equipments need to be purchased involving huge cost and after the exercise, the equipments become useless. Developing customizable mobile applications using Open Source Technology can be extremely cost-effective as they are cost-effective and are customizable and reusable

Project. 9: Web GIS for soil fertility mapping and fertilizer recommendation system for rubber growing regions (Collaborative project between RRII and IIITMK) (2016 – Ongoing)

Site-specific nutrient management (considering spatial variability in soil nutrient status) is more efficient to prevent over, under or imbalanced manuring than the conventional approach of general fertilizer recommendation ignoring the spatial variability. Fertilizers are expensive and their indiscriminate use can damage soil health. Most of the fertilizers used in agriculture are non-renewable. Their judicious use is very important for obvious economic and environmental reasons. The project aims at developing an intuitive spatial platform for generating dynamic and site specific fertilizer recommendation for Rubber cultivators.

Project. 10: Design and Development of Mobile application for fertilizer recommendation and local language incorporation to RubSIS Web Application (Collaborative project between RRII and IIITMK) (2017 – Ongoing)

Rubsis is an interactive and intuitive Web based Geographical Information System, developed by IIITMK to provide (Geo)location specific soil property\nutrient status and fertilizer recommendation by means of a navigable digital map interface. In order to faciliatate the rubber growers to access the RubSIS easily,it is envisaged to Design and develop a mobile application for fertilizer recommendation system and incorporating three south Indian local languages (Malayalam, Tamil and Kannada) to the earlier developed RubSIS Web GIS application.

Project. 11: Mobile Computing for Geospatial Applications, funded by Government of Kerala (2015 – Ongoing)

Mobile Applications will be designed and developed that can collect spatial data from the field, including GPS coordinates, photograph, other descriptive observations. Thus after capturing these data from the field, it will be submitted and uploaded to the web server using the mobile networks. This would enable administrators to get the real-time data of particular area and the relevant spatial information with visualized mapping technologies to make better decisions and management.

  1. AEPD- SPB Coconut Research Project
  2. AEZ Data Base Generation Project
  3. ATMA Project
  4. Estab Centre for Agri Infor and Agri Business Mgt
  5. ICT Pest Survelliance System
  6. KASMOS-VDP Project
  7. Kissan Project
  8. Leads Project
  9. M-Governance Project
  10. Plan Space Project
  11. SFNM-AES (Phase II) Project
  12. SNIS for Cofee Project
  14. WBIS for SFNM Project
  15. WCT Coconut Bar Coded Tracability System Project

1. Capacity Building and Development of online Courses on Cyber Security, Malware Detection and Penetration Testing

It is funded by State Planning Board. The broad objectives of the project are to train security officers, auditors, security professionals, systems administrators, faculty members working with various departments/organizations to acquire international certification; to get exposed to the current issues of cyber security and to enhance the effectiveness of e-Governance programmes by integrating state-of the-art technologies and management.

Under the project, institute has developed a cyber security lab with 35 nodes. The lab is extensively used by the delegates of training program and students of Master of Science in Computer Science and Information Security.

2. Information Security Education and Awareness [ISEA] – Phase II

It is funded by Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India. It’s a consortia project consisting of three Information Security Research and Development Centres [ISRDC], six Resource Centers [RC], forty Participating Institutions and sixteen Implementing Agencies. IIITM-K is the Participating Institution.

These participating Institutions would be conducting faculty development training programmes for the engineering colleges and other colleges in their region. These colleges can then in turn introduce Information Security curriculum in their B.Tech. and MTech Courses. This would yield large no. of B Tech / M Tech students and faculty getting trained in Information Security area. This would also provide the opportunity to the affiliated engineering colleges to have access/exposure to the research aspects which are obtaining in the ISRDCs/RCs.