The free pre-conference workshops will run before the main conference, on the afternoon of Tuesday 17th and the morning of Wednesday 18th of April.


Main conference

The conference will be held in the Bennett Building (route from Leicester train station on Google Maps) of the main campus of the University of Leicester. The plenary sessions will be held in Lecture Theatre 1 [LT1] (Ground Floor, with access from Lower Ground Floor), and parallel session will also run in Lecture Theatre 3 [LT3] (Lower Ground Floor) and Lecture Theatre 8 [LT8] (Lower Ground Floor), as detailed below. The poster session will be held in Lecture Theatre 5 [LT5] (Lower Ground Floor), and the mapathon in Computer Room F75B (First Floor).

SessionWednesdayApril 18, 2018
12:00 - 13:00Arrival and registration
10013:00 - 13:30Welcome [LT1]Professor Paul Boyle, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leicester
11013:30 - 14:30Keynote [LT1]
May YuanRethink GIS Research
12014:30 - 16:00Paper sessions
121 Urban analytics [LT1]
Davies, Whyatt, Huck, Dixon, Hocking, Jarman, Sturgeon, and BryanCombining T-communities and GPS tracking to assess the impact of segregation on mobility in Belfast
Huck, Whyatt, Hocking, Sturgeon, Davies, Dixon, Jarman, and BryanA Bayesian Approach to ‘Community Belonging’ and Segregation in a Divided City
Rae and HamiltonWhat’s in a region? An algorithmic approach to regional delineation
Saraiva and BarrosDynamic segregation in London
122 Modelling crime and safety [LT3]
Adepeju and EvansA dynamic microsimulation framework for generating synthetic spatiotemporal crime patterns
Fry and OrfordChange in alcohol outlet density and the associations with violent crim
Hannah, Spasic, and CorcoranModelling Pedestrian Safety with respect to Road Traffic Crashes by Estimating the Safety of Paths
Kozatsani, Shiode, Shiode, and RidleySpatial analysis of crime displacement and diffusion of crime control benefits in central London’s Lower Super Output Areas
123 CDRC data challenge [LT8]
O’BrienIntroduction to the CDRC/GISRUK Data Challenge
Abel, Bailey, Baker, Belyakov, et al.Rapid change in ethnic composition - part of a wider Brexit picture?
Klemmer, Porto de Albuquerque, Sonea, Tkachenko, and WesterholtSpaCular - Disclosure of spatial peculiarities of the Brexit
WolfTension Points: A Theory & Evidence on Migration in Brexit
Zhang and KingInvestigation of the impact of changes in ethnic mix on the EU referendum result
16:00 - 16:30Afternoon break
13016:30 - 17:30Keynote [LT1]
Dorothea KleineGlobally engaged digital research
17:30 onwardsDrinks reception
ThursdayApril 19, 2018
2109:00 - 10:45Paper sessions
211 Spatial data infrastructure [LT1]
Bhattacharya and PainhoEnabling Spatial Intelligence Integrating Architectures of SDI and Sensor Web
Gilbert, Barr, James, and MorleyA prototype system for integrating geospatial and BIM electricity network models and simulating the flow of electrical power
Harwood, Lovett, Sunnenberg, and TaigelAssessing regional green infrastructure provision
Ji, Barr, James, and FairbairnGraph database implementation of fine spatial scale urban infrastructure networks
Robson, Barr, Pregnolato, JiA spatiotemporal database framework for infrastructure systems analytics and modelling
212 Health [LT3]
Cherrie, Pearce, Best, Haw, Haseen, Currie, Ozakinci, and WilsonHas the introduction of point-of-sale legislation led to a reduction in exposure to tobacco retailing? A longitudinal study
Cherrie, Pearce, Shortt, Deary, and ThompsonTransitions in Frailty Status in older adults: Associations with neighbourhood parks over the lifecourse
Mizen, Rodgers, and FryImproving the accuracy of GIS generated environmental exposures for children’s routes to school
Ogneva-HimmelbergerSpatio-temporal analysis of adverse birth outcomes using space-time cube
Saeed, Long, Marshall, and FengIndividual and area level factors influencing colorectal cancer survival in Scotland
213 Archaeology and Sustainability [LT8]
LewisThe Suitability of Using Least Cost Path Analysis in the Prediction of Roman Roads in the Highland and Lowland Zones of Roman Britain
Nakanishi, Suenaga, Manley, and WiseStorm Surge Evacuation Modelling and the Visualisation of Evacuation Behaviour: A Case of Takamatsu, Japan
Smith, Berry, and ClarkeGoogle Earth as a visualisation tool for stakeholder engagement in natural flood management
Sucharyna ThomasMesolithic Settlement Prediction and Emergent Movement Dynamics: A Predictive Study of Mobility across a Complex Orcadian Landscape
Wei, Clarke, Magee, Dimitrova, and CohnAn Integrated Web-based Decision Support System for Inter-Asset Streetworks Management
10:45 - 11:15Morning break
22011:15 - 13:00Paper sessions
221 GeoComputation [LT1]
Buyuklieva and DennettQuick and Easy Recipes for Healthy Migration Research
de RoisteConceptualising Support for Young Geospatial Professionals in New Zealand
HollowaySpatial Simulation to Project Dynamic Movement of Species
Page, Langford, and HiggsBarriers to reproducible research in GIS; a practical example using a national index of multiple deprivation
Williams, Higgs, Langford, Banks, and EdwardsTranslating networked based accessibility measures into an open source environment; challenges and opportunities
222 Mobility and transportation [LT3]
Feng and DibbenThe effect of cycle paths and lanes on cycling to work: a case study of Edinburgh
Lovelace and MorganUsing Geocomputation to explore the active travel impacts of new roads and railways
Sari Aslam, Cheng, and CheshireBehavioural Analysis of Smart Card Data
Sila-NowickaAnalysis of actual versus permitted driving speed: a case study from Glasgow, Scotland
Timoney, Siqueira Do Amaral, Pham Thi, and WinstanleyA continuation on the data analysis for the Dublin Bike rental scheme
223 Volunteered geographic information [LT8]
Bahrehdar, Aliakbarian, Purves, Huang, and Weibel<Whitehall; road; protest>: Linking descriptive tags to georeferenced objects
Gardner, Mooney, Dowthwaite, and FoodyGender differences in OpenStreetMap contributor activity, editing and tagging behaviour
Macaulay, Bartie, and MackanessAvoiding Point Data Aggregation Issues When Defining Vernacular Regions From Flickr Data
Murcia Galeano, Chipofya, Jan, Schultz, Karamesouti, and SchweringPractical Sketch Recognition for Land Tenure Mapping
WebsterThe Geography of Twitter Topics relating to the UK EU Referendum 2016
13:00 - 14:00Lunch break
Exhibitor talks
23014:00 - 15:00Keynote [LT1]
Alexander ZipfOperationalising Volunteered Geographic Information
24015:00 - 16:30Paper sessions
241 GeoVisualisation [LT1]
Harris, Charlton, and BrunsdonUsing hexograms to map areal data
Mitchell and TzelepisAutomated equal area cartograms - algorithm-led generation of equal area cartograms for anywhere, any period and any scale
Stehle and KitchinVisual Indicators of Real-Timeness in City Dashboards
Zhou and SimmonsBuilding Orientations Using Angle Clustering
242 Environmental GIS and remote sensing [LT3]
Balzter and RobertsDisruptions to global temperature patterns detected by multi-scale sample entropy
Chien, Comber, and Carver“Does wilderness correlate with scenicness?” – A quantitative case study in Wales
Dennis and LindleyIntegrated Landscape Map (ILM): a novel landscape-based approach to incorporating land-use and land-cover in the mapping of human-dominated systems
Murray, Gullick, Blackburn, Whyatt, and EdwardsResolving the Broccoli Problem: Identifying Optimal Computational Algorithms for the Accuracy Assessment of Tree Delineations from Remotely-sensed Data
243 Consumer and retail data [LT8]
Cooper, Harvey, and OrfordTesting the ability of Multivariate Hybrid Spatial Network Analysis to Predict the Effect of a Major Urban Redevelopment on Pedestrian Flows
Jones, Orford, Newing, and BurnsUnderstanding town centre performance in Wales: Using GIS to developing a typology for benchmarking
Rains and LongleyDetecting outliers and incompleteness in store network patronage
Trasberg, Cheshire, and LongleyIntegrating New Measures of Retail Unit Attractiveness into Spatial Interaction Models
16:30 - 17:00Afternoon break
25017:00 - 18:30Pre-evening events
251 Poster session [LT5]
252 Mapathon [F75B]
19:00 onwardsConference dinner
FridayApril 20, 2018
3109:00 - 10:45Paper sessions
311 Spatial statistics [LT1]
Charlton, Brunsdon, Harris, and ComberSpatial Prediction with Categorical Response Variables
Comber, Atkinson, and HarrisThe Impact of Varying Semantics in Spatial Statistics
Gong, Tao, Ma, and KanExploratory Analysis of Inter-City Human Activity Interactions for Shrinking Cities in Northeast China with flowAMOEBA
Richardson and Hudson-SmithEstimating the Active Population of an Urban Outdoor Space in London from a Sample of Mobile Data Traces
WolfSpatially-Encouraged Spectral Clustering: A Critical Revision of Spatially-Constrained Spectral Clustering
312 GeoDemographics [LT3]
Gunawan, Aldridge, Holmes, McManus, and PurdyMapping Great Britain’s Workforce
Hood, Evans, Gould, and Paul NormanDifferentiating UKIP support using an area-based classification of electoral wards
Lansley, Li, and LongleyModelling Small Area Level Population Change from Administrative and Consumer Data
Olner and PryceMaking a spatially and temporally consistent country of birth dataset for Great Britain
Xiang, Stillwell, Burns, Heppenstall, and NormanAn education-related geodemographic classification of sub-districts in Central Beijing and its implications for access to compulsory education
313 New forms of data in GIScience [LT8]
Charlton, Brunsdon, Cromby, and ComberExploring Prescribing – do Lofepramine, Moclobemide, Sertraline and Mirtazapine have geographies?
Cockings and MartinUsing new and emerging forms of data to produce enhanced spatiotemporal population estimates
da Silva Brum Bastos, Long , and DemšarInvestigating the Effect of Wind on Human Movement Behaviour using Multichannel Sequence Analysis
Dawkins, Dennett, and Hudson-SmithLiving with a Digital Twin: Operational management and engagement using IoT and Mixed Realities at UCL’s Here East Campus on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Gullick, Whyatt, and RichardsonEliciting fuzzy location data from social media posts with Natural Language Processing
10:45 - 11:15Morning break
32011:15 - 12:15Keynote [LT1]
Alex SingletonWhy Open Data are not Enough
33012:15 - 13:15Concluding remarks, GISRUK awards, and Goodbye