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Andrew Evans Dr Andrew Evans

Contact details

Room 10.16 L.C.Miall Building
School of Geography
University of Leeds
University Road
Leeds LS2 9JT   UK


+44 (0) 113 34 33342

Student hours:
All standard office hours. Students please see Outlook diary.

Research overview

General introduction to research interests :

I'm primarily interested in machine intelligence and data analytical solutions across the social and environmental sciences. However I also work to develop new technologies to aid democracy, and on projects to enhance the public understanding of science.

Current Projects

Research groups :

PhD Supervision

I welcome PhD applications in the following areas:
  • Socio-economic, environmental, and ecological modelling.
  • Spatial analysis using machine learning techniques.
  • Other areas of geocomputation and data visualisation.
I am also happy to be involved in projects on modelling physical systems, particularly glacial systems. 

Research students :

  • 2017 onwards : Annabel Whipp
    PhD: Dynamic Data Assimilation in Agent Based Modelling
  • 2017 onwards : Keiran Suchak
    PhD: Dynamic Data Assimilation in Agent Based Modelling
  • 2015 onwards : Lucia Gomez Alvarez
    PhD: Spatial and ontological analysis of definitions of forestry
  • 2015 onwards : Usman Gulma
    PhD: Community cohesion and crime
  • 2014 onwards : Nick Roxburgh
    PhD: Opportunities and barriers for multi user water systems in rural Nepal.
  • 2014 onwards : Rui Yu
    PhD: Dynamic Data Assimilation and Agent-based modeling of ecosystem structural change in Three-River Headwaters Region of China.
  • 2013 onwards : Nawaf Alotaibi
    PhD: Spatial analysis of crime.
  • 2012 onwards : Nick Addis
    PhD: Modelling burglar behaviour.
    Now a lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University.
  • 2011-2016: Anne Owen
    PhD: Carbon in international production networks.
    Now a Research Fellow, University of Leeds.
  • 2010-2013 : Benjamin Vis
    PhD: Mapping the inhabited urban built environment: the socio-spatial significance of the material presence of boundaries through time.
    Now Eastern ARC Research Fellow, University of Kent.
  • 2010-2013 : Chris Williams
    PhD: Geometric and surface energy balance change affecting Karsaglaciaren, Northern Sweden, over the past century.
    Now a Research Fellow, University of Bristol.
  • 2009-2012 : Kate Staines
    PhD: Modelling rapid landscape change and landscape recovery associated with jökulhlaups at Sólheimajökull, southern Iceland.
    Now a Demographic Analyst at Edge Analytics.
  • 2007 onwards : Dan Olner
    PhD: An agent-based modelling approach to spatial economic theory.
    Now a Research Fellow at the Sheffield Methods Institute.
  • 2010-2011 : Giulia Napolitano
    PhD: An exploration of neural networks for real-time flood forecasting.
    Now an Engineer at SPEA Ingegneria Europe.
  • 2007-2011 : René Jordan
    PhD: Agent-based Modelling of Housing Choice  in the EASEL Regeneration District.
    Now a Lecturer, University of the West Indies.
  • 2006-2010 : Nick Malleson
    PhD: Agent-Based Modelling of Burglary.
    Now a Senior Lecturer, University of Leeds.
  • 2002-2006 : Hazel Parry
    PhD: Effects of land management upon species dynamics at differing landscape scales: an entomological agent-based simulation model.
    Now an Ecological Modeller, Spatial Ecology Team, CSIRO, Australia.
  • 2002-2006 : Charatdao "Tok" Kongmuang
    PhD: Modelling crime: a spatial microsimulation approach.
    Now a Lecturer, Naresuan University, Thailand.
  • 2002-2005 : Bokhwan Kim
    PhD: Modelling new city growth using Cellular Automata.
    Now a Director within the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport, South Korea.
  • 2001-2004 : Alison Heppenstall
    PhD: Price modelling and its applications: an agent-based approach.
    Now a Senior Lecturer, University of Leeds.
  • 2000 onwards (part-time) : Andy Turner
    PhD: Using available geographical data for Great Britain to analyse patterns in recorded incidences of road accidents from the early 1990's.
    Now a Research Officer, University of Leeds.
  • 2000-2001 : Christopher Sleeman
    PhD: Investigating patterns of consumption in the Information Age using cellular automata: a critique of contemporary geodemographics.
    Now working for Education Leeds.

Previous projects

  • 2011-2014: TALISMAN. The project promoted a widespread appreciation of the importance of geography and spatial relationships across the social sciences, amongst both academics and informed stakeholders. It provided training to scientists in spatial analysis, and developed and extended state of the art geospatial methods with new techniques of data analysis and new simulation models. Key data sources included volunteered geographical information, new methods of mining historical data, and new analyses of cross-sectional social data.
  • 2006-2009: Spatially Embedded Complex Systems Engineering. A three-and-a-half year project spanning neuroscience, AI, urban geography, and complex products systems that focuses on the role of the spatial organization of networks and the spatial processes within which they are embedded in the domains of complex networks modelling, neuroscience, and geo-information systems.
  • 2005-2007: Bryophyte Colonisation on a Temperate Glacier; Falljökull, Iceland. A project to look at colonisation of glaciers by plant species in Iceland.
  • 1999-2006: GEES resource website for the National Subject Centre for Geography, Earth and Environmental Science (GEES). This supplies materials for teachers, lecturers and students in these subjects.
  • 2000-2001: Wild Britain. An online democracy project trying to define where the UK's wilderness is, with Steve Carver (warning: this website is in development and may not always work).
  • 1999-2000 : pFOSS. This project also involved Ian Turton, James MacGill, and Oliver Duke-Williams. Its aim was to pilot a scheme for allowing safe and confidential access to 2001 Census data. The project was funded by the The ESRC/JISC Census of Population Programme.
  • 1999 : PC version of The River Level Forecaster with Linda See. The project was funded by the Environment Agency

    Neural Networks are computer programs that can 'learn' complex patterns and the make predictions of data that they have not been shown. We are building an application that allows people to train a network so that it recognises what patterns of river levels and rainfall data upstream of a place combine to cause a flood at that location. This network can then be fed in new upstream data and will predict whether the river is about to flood.

  • 1998-2000 : The cyberdemocracy project was initially funded under the ESRC Virtual Societies? program.
  • Feb 1998 - May 1998 : Leg 178 (Antarctic Peninsula) of the Ocean Drilling Program.

    My interest in the leg was looking at the processes involved in the truncation of a series of potentially subglacial sediments off the Antarctic Peninsula, and the size of the ice masses responsible. The Antarctic Ice Sheet is both a major component of the global climate system (involved in global deep- and bottom-water formation and sea-level change) and a source of ambiguity in the oxygen isotopic record that limits the value of this record to other studies of Cenozoic paleoclimate. The proposal on which this leg was based is one of five linked proposals intended to extract the Cenozoic glacial history of Antarctica from the sediments of its continental margin. Nine sites were drilled on the continental margin of the Antarctic Peninsula. These included a transect of the outer continental shelf and complementary sites on a hemipelagic drift on the continental rise, both extending back 6-10 m.y., as well as shallow holes at two sites on the inner continental shelf that provide an ultrahigh resolution Holocene record.

  • Sept 1997 - Feb 1998 : Developing a statistical measure of the confidentiality of census data with Stan Openshaw, Phil Rees, and Oliver Duke-Williams.

    Because census data must be kept confidential, it is only released as bulk data for various sized areas. The size of the areas for which data is released is broadly determined by the risk of recognising single people within the bulk statistics. For example, if you know there's only one person in an area that has a long term illness, it might also be possible to find out how many hours they work if we have information grouped by those two catagories. This is a particular problem now high powered computers are readily available and can be used to search vast quantities of data. Unfortunately, the size of areas released at present is subjectively decided, usually erring on the side of caution (large areas) and data that appears at risk is often altered, rendering it less useful. The project centres around the testing of a new, quantitative statistical measure of how small areas can get before they pose a problem, so that more accurate information can be released to the public without endangering their confidentiality. Oliver has given a recent paper outlining the results.

  • Oct 1993 - June 1998 : PhD (online).

    The thesis examines how microstructures in glaciogenic sediments reflect the processes forming them, and how these microstructures then affect the conditions around them, through a series of field studies, laboratory tests, models, and statistical analyses. Following literature reviews, a deformational chronology is developed for diamictons at Criccieth, North Wales, and their microstructures are used to indicate the stress, hydraulic, and environmental changes the materials have undergone. Microstructures of the lowest diamict indicate clast lodgement. The processes reflected in the microstructures of this lowest diamict are built into a quantitative model that estimates its residual strength (20 to 50 kPa) and the ice velocity during lodgement (20 to 50 m a-1). The response of sediment to glacial stress is further examined by triaxial testing of diamict from Yorkshire, and the subsequent examination of its micromorphology. Shears in the material are disrupted by clasts, and this may be responsible for work hardening seen during the tests. Fabric compression, and the development of immobilised shears or hydraulic fractures buffer pore fluid pressure to ~470 kPa. The information from previous chapters is then used to analyse other material from the Yorkshire coast. This analysis confirms the presence in the area of meltout tills that have undergone low strain, as well as providing evidence for the decoupling of the ice and sediment in this region, and the nature of drainage systems within and above the diamicts during glaciation. Overall the thesis details the processes forming three 'classic' microstructures found in glacial sediments; omnisepic fabrics, lattisepic fabrics, and melanges, and provides evidence for the processes involved in forming diamict pebbles and skelsepic fabrics. In addition the thesis details how such structures reflect coupling and decoupling processes between glaciers and their beds, and examines the manner in which microstructures affect the response of a subglacial sediment body to stress and hydraulic conditions. The thesis was supervised by Tavi Murray, Mike Kirkby and Alex Maltman (Aberystwyth Institute of Earth Studies).

  • Past research includes work on plate tectonics and bathymetry at the N.E.R.C. Institute of Oceanographic Science (now at Southampton), mostly on the extentional Lau Basin, North of New Zealand. I've also been part of the Regional Research Observatory, working on two projects looking at the interaction of local businesses, higher education and governmental bodies. Finally, I've also worked on a project using ground penetrating radar in the telecommunications industry.


Asterisk denote presenting authors.

Adepeju*, M. and Evans, A.J. (2018) A dynamic microsimulation framework for generating synthetic spatiotemporal crime patterns. GISRUK 2018, Leicester, 17-20 April 2018.

Evans*, A.J. (2018) Recent Advances in Predictive Policing. Invited speaker, University of Maynooth, 15 Feb 2018.

Evans*, A.J. (2017) Predictive Policing. Social Science 6th Form sampler, University of Leeds, 20 June 2017.

Evans*, A.J. (2017) Predictive Policing. Seminar for the Quantitative Criminology Group, University of Leeds, 22 February 2017.

Evans*, A.J. (2016) The Wonders of Britain. Seminar for the "Reading the Fantastic" research group, University of Leeds, 25 October 2016.

Malleson, N.S.*, and Evans, A.J.* (2016). Agent based crime modelling. N8 Policing meeting. 30 September 2016.

Evans*, A.J. (2016) The Ethics of Recruiting Microworkers in Academic Studies. Seminar for the Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied Centre, Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, University of Leeds, 13 January 2015.

Evans*, A.J. (2015) The Ethics of Agent Based Modelling. Seminar for the School of Computing, University of Leeds, 29 May 2015.

Alotaibi*, N., A. Heppenstall, N. Malleson, A.J. Evans (2015) Exploring the Spatial Distribution of Motor Vehicle Theft in Riyadh. GISRUK 2015, Leeds.

Thomas, R., A. Heppenstall, N. Malleson*, A.J. Evans (2015) A relationship in 140 characters: Can Twitter provide an insight into domestic abuse? Paper presented at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL, USA, 21-25 April 2015.

Owen, A.*, Steen-Olsen, K., Barrett, J., and Evans, A.J. (2014) Matrix difference statistics and their use in comparing input-output databases. 22nd International Input-Output Conference.

Addis, N.*, Evans, A.J., Malleson, N., and Karstedt, S. (2014) Agent-Based Modelling of Crime. American Society of Criminology Conference.

Malleson, N.*, Addis, N., Evans, A.J. (2013) The analysis/prediction of burglaries and use of agent based simulation for crime reduction. Presentation to the Operational Research Society Crime and Justice Special Interest Group, Home Office, London, 24th June 2013.

Evans, A.J.* (2013) Playing a god. IGU Applied GIS and Spatial Modelling Conference, 29th May - 2nd June 2013.

Malleson, N.*, Heppenstall, A.J., See, L.M., Evans, A.J. (2013) Optimising an Agent-Based Model to Explore the Behaviour of Simulated Burglars. GISRUK 2013; Liverpool.

Malleson, N., Heppenstall, A.J., See, L.M., Evans, A.J.* (2013) Optimising an Agent-Based Model to Explore the Behaviour of Simulated Burglars. GeoComputation 2013; Wuhan, China.

Malleson, N.*, Evans, A.J.*, Heppenstall, A.J., See, L., and Birkin, M. (2012) 'Understanding and preventing crime: A new generation of simulation models' Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, 23rd April 2012, Leeds.

Evans, A.J.* (2012) 'A sketchbook for ethics in agent-based modelling' Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, 23-26 February 2012, New York.

Evans, A.J.*, Malleson, N., Heppenstall, A.J., See, L., and Birkin, M. (2012) 'Agent-based modelling of burglary' FutureICT CrimeEx meeting, 24-28th January 2012, Rome, Italy.

Evans, A.J.* (2011) 'The Wonders of Britain' Leeds Psychogeography Group, University of Leeds, 8th November 2011.

Heppenstall, A.J., Birkin, M., and Evans, A.J.* (2008) 'Extending spatial interaction models with agents for understanding relationships in a dynamic retail market (powerpoint)' ALIFE XI, Southampton, UK, 5-8 August 2008.

Evans, A.J.* (2008) 'Geography as War and Peace (paper/slides/software)' Workshop on Geographic Ontologies Grounding and Vagueness, Ilkley, UK, 17-18 April 2008.

Evans, A.J.* (2008) 'Psychogeography: the next 50 years' Invited talk at Timecode: Celebrating 50 years since the founding of the Situationist International, National Media Museum, 30th Jan 2008

Heppenstall, A.J., Evans, A.J., and See, L. (2007) 'Potential Sources of non-linear behaviour in geographical systems' Poster at the 9th International Conference on GeoComputation, Maynooth, Eire, 3rd-5th Sept 2007

Porter, P.R., Evans, A.J., Hodson, A.J. and Crabree, M.D. (2007) 'Bryophyte Colonisation on a Temperate Glacier: Falljökull, Iceland' International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics General Assembly XXIV 2007 Perugia, Italy, 02 - 13 July 2007.

Evans, A.J. and Heppenstall, A.J. (2006) 'Creating a Framework for Modelling Complexity on Socio-Economic Networks' European Conference on Complex Systems 2006 (ECCS '06), Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, 25-29 September 2006

Waters, T.* and Evans, A.J. (2006) 'A web based GIS solution to capturing everyday "fuzzy" geography' FOSS4G2006 - Free And Open Source Software for Geoinformatics, Lausanne, Switzerland, 11-15 September 2006.

Heppenstall, A.J.* and Evans, A.J. (2006) 'Complexity Analysis of Geographical Systems' IGU 2006 University of Queensland, 03 - 07 July 2006, Brisbane (Oz).

Heppenstall, A.J.*, Evans, A.J. and Clarke, G.P. (2006) The Potential of Individual-Based Models and Small World Networks in Modelling the Spread of Disease/Epidemics International Conference in Health and GIS, The University of Hong Kong, June 27 - 29 2006.

Evans, A.J. (2006) 'The National Geographical Information Policy of Britain', Proceedings of the GIS International Conference / GIS Korea 2006, Seoul, Korea, 17-19 May 2006, p.275-299.

Parry, H.R.*, Evans, A.J. and Heppenstall, A.J. (2006) Millions of Agents: Parallel Simulations with the RePast Agent-Based Toolkit. 18th European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research, April 18 - 21 2006, Vienna.

Heppenstall, A.J.* and Evans (2006) Constructing a Framework for the Analysis of Complex Geographical Systems. The 2006 Meeting of the AAG, March 7 - 11, Chicago, IL.

Evans, A.J.*, Heppenstall, A.J., and Birkin, M. (2006) 'Constructing a Framework for the Analysis of Complex Geographical Systems' (video coming soon), Spring School in Complexity Science and Symposium on Spatially embedded complex systems and SECSE meeting, 3 April 2006.

Evans, A.J.* (2006) 'A New Computational Geography '(powerpoint; webpages) School Seminar, February 2006.

Carver, S.*, Evans, A.J. and Watson, A. (2005) 'Mapping sense of place and associated wild land values using online GIS and fuzzy methods: some examples from Europe and the USA' 8th World Wilderness Congress, Anchorage, Alaska, 30th September - 6th October 2005.

Heppenstall*, A.J., McFarland, O. and Evans, A.J. (2005), The Application of Multi-Agent Systems and Social Network Theory to Petrol Pricing on UK Motorways. 4th International Central and Eastern European Conference on Multi-Agent Systems. Budapest (Hungary), 15 - 17 September, 2005.

Parry, H.R.*, Evans, A.J. and Morgan, D.E. (2005) 'Millions of insects: pushing the limits of individual-based simulation?' British Ecological Society Annual Meeting, 5th-7th September 2005, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK

Kongmuang, C.*, Clarke, G.P., Evans, A.J. and Ballas, D. (2005) 'Modelling Crime Victimisation at Small-Area Level Using a Spatial Microsimulation Technique', Paper presented at the RSAIBIS 35th Annual Conference, 17th-19th August 2005

Heppenstall, A.J.*, Evans, A.J. and Birkin, M.H. (2005) Optimising a Hybrid Agent-Based System with Application to the Retail Petrol Market8th International Conference on Geocomputation. University of Michigan (US) 1-3 August, 2005.

Evans A.J. and Waters, T.* (2005) 'Mapping the fear of crime: capturing fuzzy 'venacular' geography' RSAIBIS 35th Annual Conference, 17th-19th August 2005

Kongmuang, C.*, Clarke, G.P., Evans, A.J. (2005) 'A Spatial Microsimulation Approach to Modelling Crime' British Society of Criminology Conference 2005, Leeds, UK, 12th-14th July 2005.

Evans, A.J. (2005) 'Capturing and using vernacular geography - obstacles and rewards' Keynote talk, TED Workshop: e-Participation in Environmental Decision Making Helsinki and Conference Boat, Finland, 19-22 May 2005,

Waters, T.* and Evans, A.J. (2005) Mapping the fear of crime: a web based GIS solution to capturing 'fuzzy' geography (abstract) (powerpoint) 3rd National Crime Mapping Conference, Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science, London, April 12-13, 2005

Carver, S.* and Evans, A.J.* (2004) Nuclear waste? ...not in my backyard! Exploring the capabilities of GIS with online tools (web presentation) (powerpoint) 2nd Leeds University Learning & Teaching Conference, December 17, 2004.

Evans, A.J. (2004) Oop'Narf and Up The Junction: Capturing the Vernacular (web presentation) (powerpoint) Geography Department, Nottingham University, October 12, 2004.

Heppenstall, A.J., Evans, A.J., O'Sullivan, D., MacGill, J. and Birkin, M.H.* (2004) 'Using networks of journeys to improve a petrol market model' (Note title change from abstract) Sixth conference of the International Sociological Association Research Committee on Logic and Methodology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, August 16-20, 2004.

Parry, H.*, Evans, A.J., and Morgan, D. (2004) 'Aphid Population Dynamics in Agricultural Landscapes: An Agent-based Simulation Model' The International Environmental Modelling and Software Society Conference: Complexity and Integrated Resources Management, University of Osnabrück, Germany, 14-17 June 2004.

Heppenstall, A.J.*, Evans, A.J., Birkin, M.H., MacGill, J., and O'Sullivan, D. (2004) 'The Use of a Hybrid Agent-Based System to Model Petrol Price Markets.' Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo, Japan, 4 June 2004.

Heppenstall, A.J.*, Evans, A.J. and Birkin, M.H. (2004) 'Experiments with a Hybrid Multi-Agent Model for the Spatial Distribution of Petrol Prices' The Third International Workshop on Agent-based Approaches in Economic and Social Complex Systems, Kyodai-Kaikan, Kyoto University, Japan, 27-29 May 2004.

Heppenstall, A.J.*, Evans, A.J., Birkin, M.H., MacGill, J., and O'Sullivan, D. (2004) 'The Use of Hybrid Agent Based Systems to Model Petrol Markets' GISRUK 2004, UEA, Norwich, April 2004.

Heppenstall, A.J.*, Evans, A.J. and Birkin, M.H. (2004) 'Results from a Hybrid Multi-Agent/Spatial Interaction Model System for Petrol Price Setting' 100th AAG Conference, Philadelphia, USA, 14-19 March 2004.

Kongmuang, C., Clarke, G.P., Evans, A.J. (2003) 'Modelling Social Determinants of Crime in Leeds' The 2nd National Crime Mapping Conference, 9-10 March, 2004

Evans, A.J. (2003) Reconstructing Ice Dynamics from Quaternary Sediments (powerpoint) Biosciences, Hertfordshire University, November 27, 2003.

Heppenstall, A.J.*, Evans, A.J. and Birkin, M.H. (2003) 'A Hybrid Multi-Agent/Spatial Interaction Model System for Petrol Price Setting' Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on GeoComputation, Southampton, 8-10 September 2003.

Waters, T. and Evans, A.J.* (2003) 'Tools for web-based GIS mapping of a 'fuzzy' vernacular geography' 7th International Conference on GeoComputation, Southampton, 8-10 September 2003.

Birkin, M.H.*, Evans, A.J. and Heppenstall, A.J. (2003) 'A Hybrid Multi-Agent/Spatial Interaction Model System for Petrol Price Setting' 13th International Colloquium on Theorectical and Quantitative Geography, Pisa, Italy, 6-10 September 2003.

Heppenstall, A.J.*, Evans, A.J. and Birkin, M.H. (2003) 'Application of a hybrid multi-agent model to petrol prices' Regional Science Association International: British and Irish Section, 33rd Annual Conference, St. Andrews, Scotland, 20-22 August 2003.

Waters,T. and Evans, A.J.* (April 2003) 'Tools for the web-based GIS mapping of "fuzzy" vernacular geography' GISRUK 2003, City University, London, 9-11 April 2003.

Evans, A.J.* and Kingston, R.* (February 2002) 'Web based GIS and Public Participation: recommendations' Local Economy Policy Unit, Southbank University, 6th February 2002.

Evans, A.J.* and MacGill, J. (September 2001) 'The Future of Spatial Applications: GeoComputation and Interoperability', 6th International Conference on GeoComputation, Brisbane, Australia, 24-26 September 2001.

Carver, S.*, Fritz, S. and Evans, A.J. (March 2001) 'Wilderness mapping online' Wilderness Britain?, University of Leeds, 26- 28th March 2001.

Turton, I., Evans, A.J. and Macgill, J.* (August 2000) 'Developing an online confidential spatial statistics output system for the UK 2001 census', 5th International Conference on GeoComputation, Greenwich University, 24 August 2000.

Evans, A.J.* and Turton, I. (June 2000) 'A Pilot Flexible Output Statistics System' MIMAS Open Forum 2000, Manchester University Computer Building, 29th June 2000.

Evans, A.J.*, Carver, S., Kingston, R., Turton, I. (May 2000) 'The impact of new technologies on local democracy' 'The impact of electronic government and e-commerce on local government', Kable and Government Computing Conference, Reading, 14 June 2000.

Carver, S.*, Evans, A.J., Kingston, R., Turton, I. (May 2000) 'The impact of new technologies on local democracy' 'The impact of electronic government and e-commerce on local government', Kable and Government Computing Conference, Sheffield, 17 May 2000.

Turton, I., Evans, A.J.*, Macgill, J.* (April 2000) 'An online GIS for the flexible spatial querying of the 2001 census' GISRUK 2000 University of York, 5-7 April 2000.

Fritz, S.*, Carver, S. and Evans, A.J. (April 2000) 'Mapping and modelling of Britain and Europe's Wilderness Continuum' GISRUK 2000 University of York, 5-7 April 2000.

Kingston, S.*, Carver, S., Evans, A.J. and Turton, I. (April 2000) 'The use of the Internet to facilitate stakeholder dialogue on spatial information' GISRUK 2000 University of York, 5-7 April 2000.

Hatfield, K.*, Evans, A.J., and Harvey, P.K. (April 2000) 'Defining petrophysical units of the Palmer Deep Sites from Leg 178' European Ocean Drilling Programme Workshop, Montpellier, France, 9-11 April 2000.

Evans, A.J.* and Turton, I. (January 2000) 'A pilot flexible census output system (pFoss)' RGS/IBG Annual Conference, Sussex University.

Kingston, R.*, Carver, S., Evans, A.J. and Turton, I. (October 1999) Virtual Decision Making in Spatial Planning: Web-based Geographical Information Systems For Public Participation In Environmental Decision Making Paper presented at the International Conference on Public Participation and Information Technology, Lisbon, Portugal.

Evans, A.J.*, Kingston, R., Carver, S., and Turton, I. (1999) 'Web-based GIS used to enhance public democratic involvement' 4th International Conference on GeoComputation.

Kingston, R.*, Carver, S., Evans, A.J. and Turton, I. (April 1999) 'A GIS For The Public: Enhancing Participation In Local Decision Making' Paper presented at GISRUK'99, Southampton.

Viger, K.*, Evans, A.J., and Harvey, P.K. (1998) 'Defining petrophysical units of the Palmer Deep SItes from Leg 178' Ocean Drilling Forum, Edinburgh University, UK., 19-22 September 1998.

Kingston, R.* and Evans, A.J.* (1998) 'Putting GIS on the web: why, how and for who?' Paper presented at GeoComputation and Business Geographics Seminar

Carver, S.*, Evans, A.J., Kingston, R. and Turton, I. (1998) 'GIS on the WWW: improving public participation in environmental decision making' Paper presented at the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology Conference, Lisbon, Portugal

Openshaw, S.*, Evans, A.J.*, Duke-Williams, O. and Rees, P. (1997) 'A statistical measure of the confidentiality of census data' Paper presented at the 1997 IBG/RGS meeting, University of Surrey

Evans, A.J.* (1996) 'Till deformation with clasts' Paper presented at Workshop on the ice-sediment boundary, Keele University


I am co-organiser of the International GeoComputation Conference series. I also organised the last actual conference, which was held in Leeds.