Organized a symposium titled "Cooperative automated radio telemetry systems in avian research". Originally, being a co-converner, the symposium was merged with other one but myself stayed as an orginizer. Symposium description: "Telemetry has played a fundamental role in avian research and conservation for over 50 years. Recent advances in automation, miniaturization, communication through satellites and mobile phone networks and coordination of monitoring effort, have revolutionized the field. It is now possible to simultaneously track larger numbers of individuals at broader scales than previously possible. We highlight the recent insights provided by advances in automated radio-telemetry research and application of gps/accelerometry/gsm loggers to the ecology, behavior, and physiology of migratory species and their use of and movements through habitats and landscapes. This symposium will gather a diversity of researchers who are using state of the art automated radio-telemetry techniques as well as telemetry loggers linking avian research to conservation with a focus on future collaborative developments and integration with other complimentary methods. Topics will include studies of behaviour, migratory connectivity, habitat use, physiology, or conservation, conducted at multiple spatial scales (local, regional and continental), across life cycle stages and continents. The symposium will especially spotlight how these approaches are revolutionising our understanding of the migration ecology of small birds in North America and Europe, and enhancing our relatively poor knowledge of birds utilizing flyways in continental East Asia."