About GeoComputing.co.uk

This site is run by Andrew Thomas, a Civil Engineer and Scientist working in Birmingham, UK. His interests include geophysics, engineering sustainability, programming, mobile computers, microcontrollers and most things techy. To give you an idea of what he gets up to, below is a list of most of his scientific publications to date:

JOURNAL PAPERS

Thomas, A.M., Evans, C., Moore, P., Shah, H., Sharma, M., Mount, S., Xhafa, F., Pham, H.V., Patel, A., Wilcox, A.J., Chapman, C., Chima, P. (2014) "Smart Care Spaces: Pervasive Sensing Technologies for At-Home Care", International Journal of Ad-Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing, 16(4), 268-282.

Moore, P., Thomas, A.M., Tadros, G., Xhafa, F., Barolli, L. (2013) "Detection of the onset of agitation in patients with dementia: real-time monitoring and the application of big-data solutions", International Journal of Space-Based and Situated Computing, 3(3), 136-154.

Thomas, A.M., Vijay, V.C., Raju, P., Chapman, C., Chima, P., Mathur, A. and Chemaly, A. (2013) "Parametric virtual laboratory development: A hydropower case study with student perspectives", Advances in Engineering Software, 64, 62-70.

Thomas, A.M., Shah, H., Moore, P., Evans, C., Sharma, M., Mount, S., Pham, H.V., Osman, K., Wilcox, A.J., Rayson, P., Chapman, C., Chima, P., Athwal, C. and While, D. (2013) "Challenges and opportunities for the future of icampuses", Computer Science, 14(1), 5-25.

Thomas, A.M., Moore, P., Shah, H., Evans, C., Sharma, M., Xhafa, F., Mount, S., Pham, H.V., Wilcox, A.J., Patel, A., Chapman, C. and Chima, P. (2013) "Smart care spaces: Needs for intelligent at-home care", International Journal of Space-Based and Situated Computing, 3(1), 35-44.

Metje, N., Chapman, D.N., Cheneler, D., Ward, M. and Thomas, A.M. (2011) "Smart Pipes - Instrumented Water Pipes, Can This Be Made a Reality?", Sensors, Vol. 11, 7455-7475.

Thomas, A.M., Chapman, D.N., Rogers, C.D.F., and Metje, N. (2010) "Electromagnetic Properties Of The Ground: Part I - Fine-Grained Soils At The Liquid Limit", Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, Vol. 25, No. 6, 714-722.

Thomas, A.M., Chapman, D.N., Rogers, C.D.F., and Metje, N. (2010) "Electromagnetic Properties Of The Ground: Part II - The Properties Of Two Selected Fine-Grained Soils", Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, Vol. 25, No. 6, 723-730.

Jefferson, I., Gaterell, M., Thomas, A.M. and Serridge, C. (2009) "Emissions Assessment Related to Vibro Stone Columns", Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Ground Improvement, Vol. 163, No. G11, 71-77.

Thomas, A.M., Lombardi, D.R., Hunt, D., Gaterell, M. (2009) "Estimating carbon dioxide emissions for aggregate use", Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Engineering Sustainability, Vol. 162, No. 3, 135-144. Awarded the Institution of Civil Engineers Trevithick Paper Prize 2010.

Rogers, C.D.F., Thomas, A.M., Jefferson, I., Gaterell, M. (2009) "Carbon Dioxide Emissions Due To Highway Subgrade Improvements", Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2104, p80-87.

Thomas, A.M., Chapman, D.N., Rogers, C.D.F., Metje, N., Atkins, P.R. and Lim, H.M. (2008) "Broadband apparent permittivity measurement in dispersive soils using quarter-wavelength analysis", Soil Science Society of America Journal, Vol. 72, No. 5, 1401-1409.

Thomas A.M., Rogers C.D.F., Chapman D.N., Metje N. and Castle, J. (2008) "Stakeholder Needs for Ground Penetrating Radar Utility Location", Journal of Applied Geophysics, Vol. 67, No. 4, 345-351.

Metje, N.,. Atkins, P.R,. Brennan, M.J, Chapman, D.N., Lim, H.M., Machell, J, Muggleton, J.M., Pennock, S., Ratcliffe, J., Redfern, M.,. Rogers, C.D.F, Saul,A.J., Shan, Q., Swingler, S., Thomas, A.M. (2007) "Mapping the Underworld - State-of-the-Art Review", Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, Vol. 22, 568-586.

CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP PAPERS

Thomas, A.M., Parkinson, J., Moore, P. and Goodman, A. (2013) "Nudging through technology: Choice architectures and the mobile information revolution", Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on P2P, Parallel, Grid, Cloud and Internet Computing (3PGCIC), 28-30 October, Compiegne, France, 255-261.

Moore, P., Xhafa, F., Barolli, L. and Thomas, A.M. (2013) "Monitoring and Detection of Agitation in Dementia: Towards Real-Time and Big-Data Solutions", Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on P2P, Parallel, Grid, Cloud and Internet Computing (3PGCIC), 28-30 October, Compiegne, France, 128-135.

Moore, P., Thomas, A.M., Xhafa, F. and Barolli, L. (2013) "Context and the virtual campus", Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems (INCoS), 9-11 September, Xi'an, China, 266-272.

Thomas, A.M., Moore, P.T., Evans, C., Sharma, M., Chima, P., Vijay, V.C. and Abu Rmeileh, S. (2013) "Emotive sensors for intelligent care systems", 3rd International Workshop on Intelligent Context-Aware Systems (ICAS-2013) in Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Complex, Intelligent and Software Intensive Systems (CISIS 2013), 3-5 July, Taichung, Taiwan.

Moore, P.T., Thomas, A.M., Tadros, G. and Pham, H.V. (2013) "Situation awareness for enhanced patient management", 3rd International Workshop on Intelligent Context-Aware Systems (ICAS-2013) in Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Complex, Intelligent and Software Intensive Systems (CISIS 2013), 3-5 July, Taichung, Taiwan.

Thomas, A.M., Evans, C., Moore, P., Sharma, M., Patel, A., Shah, H., Chima, P., Abu Rmeileh, S., Dubb, G. and Bhana, R. (2013) "eMonitoring for eHealth: Research Projects for Assisted Living", International Workshop on Informatics for Intelligent Context-Aware Enterprise Systems (ICAES-2013) in Proceedings of the 27th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA-2013), Barcelona, Spain, March 25-28.

Evans, C., Moore, P., Thomas, A.M. and Pavlemko, O. (2013) "iMAS: An Intelligent Mobile Advertising System: Development and Implementation", International Workshop on Informatics for Intelligent Context-Aware Enterprise Systems (ICAES-2013) in Proceedings of the 27th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA-2013), Barcelona, Spain, March 25-28.

Raju, P., Thomas, A.M. and Chapman, C. (2012) "The Potential of Knowledge-Based Engineering for Space Application Design", 5th NASA/ESA International Workshop on Systems & Concurrent Engineering for Space Applications, Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST), Lisbon, 17-19 October.

Thomas, A.M., Shah, H., Moore, P., Rayson, P., Wilcox, A.J., Osman, K., Evans, C., Chapman, C., Athwal, C., While, D., Pham, H.V. and Mount, S. (2012) "E-education 3.0: Challenges and Opportunities for the Future of iCampuses", Second International Workshop on Intelligent Context-Aware Systems (ICAS 2012), Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems (CISIS 2012), 4-6 July 2012, Palermo, Italy, 953-958.

Evans, C., Moore, P. and Thomas, A. (2012) "An Intelligent Mobile Advertising System (iMAS): Location-Based Advertising to Individuals and Business", Second International Workshop on Intelligent Context-Aware Systems (ICAS 2012), Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems (CISIS 2012), 4-6 July 2012, Palermo, Italy, 959-964.

Rogers, C.D.F., Thomas, A.M. and Grant, S.A. (2010) "Shaping the Future of GPR Soils Research", Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, Lecce, Italy, 21-25 June.

You, Z., Cross, J., Foo, K.Y., Atkins, P.R., Thomas, A.M., Curioni, G. and Islas-Cital, A. (2010) "Disposable Stepped-Frequency GPR and Soil Measurement Devices", Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, Lecce, Italy, 21-25 June.

Thomas, A.M., Curioni, G., Foo, K.Y., Atkins, P.R., Rogers, C.D.F. and Chapman, D.N. (2010) "Improving TDR for use with Fine-grained Soils", Proceedings of the First International Conference on Frontiers in Shallow Subsurface Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, 169-172.

Foo, K.Y., Atkins, P.R., Thomas, A.M. and Rogers, C.D.F. (2010) "Capacitive-coupled electric-field sensing for urban sub-surface mapping: motivations and practical challenges", Proceedings of the First International Conference on Frontiers in Shallow Subsurface Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, 157-160.

Curioni, G., Chapman, D.N., Metje, N., Rogers, C.D.F., Thomas, A.M., Foo, K.Y. and Atkins, P.R. (2010) "Seasonal Variation in Soil Water Content", Third International Symposium on Soil Water Measurement Using Capacitance, Impedance and TDT, Murcia, Spain, April 9.

Curioni, G., Chapman, D.N., Metje, N., Rogers, C.D.F., Hao, T., Thomas, A.M., Foo, K.Y. and Atkins, P.R. (2010) "Investigation of Field Variation of Soil Water Content in Order to Facilitate Shallow Geophysical Surveys", 11th BGA Young Geotechnical Engineers' Symposium, Bristol, July 6-8.

Rogers, C.D.F., Chapman, D.N., Entwisle, D., Jones, L., Kessler, H., Metje, N., Mica, L., Morey, M., Pospsil, P., Price, S., Raclavsky , J., Raines, M., Scott, H., Thomas, A.M. (2009) "Predictive Mapping of Soil Geophysical Properties for GPR Utility Location Surveys" Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar, Granada, Spain, May 27-29, p. 60-67.

Cheneler, D., Thomas, A.M., Chapman, D., Ward, M., Metje, N., Muhammad, H. and Kolonko, A., (2009) "The Smart Pipes Project: Developing a New Generation of Intelligent Water Infrastructure", 128th American Water Works Association's Annual Conference and Exposition, San Diego, August 2009.

Rogers, C.D.F., Thomas, A.M., Jefferson, I., Gaterell, M. (2009) "Factors Affecting Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Highway Subgrade Improvements Involving Stone Capping and Lime Stabilization", Transportation Research Board 88th Annual meeting, Washington D.C., January 11-15.

Metje N, Rogers C D F, Chapman D N, Thomas A M and Parker J M (2008), "Minimizing Streetworks Disruption by Mapping the Underworld", Proceedings of Pipelines 2008, American Society of Civil Engineers, Atlanta, 22nd-25th July.

Rogers, C.D.F., Zembillas, N., Metje, N., Chapman, D.N. and Thomas, A.M. (2008) "Extending GPR Utility Location Performance - The Mapping The Underworld Project", 12th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, Birmingham, UK, June 16-19.

Rogers, C.D.F., Zembillas, N., Thomas, A.M., Metje, N. and Chapman, D.N. (2008) "Mapping the Underworld - Enhancing Subsurface Utility Engineering Performance", Transportation Research Board 87th Annual meeting, Washington D.C., January 13-17.

Thomas, A.M., Yelf, R., Gunn, D.A., Self, S., Chapman, D.N., Rogers, C.D.F. and Metje, N. (2008) "The Role of Geotechnical Engineering for Informed GPR Planning and Interpretation in Fine Soils", 12th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, Birmingham, UK, June 16-19.

Thomas, A.M., Gunn, D.A., Nelder, L.M., Burrows, M.P.N., Metje, N., Rogers, C.D.F. and Chapman, D.N. (2008). "Electromagnetic Characterisation of a Victorian Railway Embankment Fill Material", 3rd International Conference on Site Characterization, Taipee, Taiwan, April 1-4.

Thomas AM, Rogers C.D.F., Metje N. and Chapman D.N. (2007). "A Stakeholder Led Accuracy Assessment System for Utility Location", Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar, Naples, June 27-29, p.272-277.

Gunn, D.A., Reeves, H., Chambers, H., Pearson, J.E., Haslam, E., Raines, M.R., Tragheim, D.G., Lovell, J.M., Tilden Smith, R., Nelder, L.M., Ghataora, G., Burrow, M., Weston, P. and Thomas, A. (2007) "Assessment of embankment condition using combined geophysical and geotechnical surveys", 9th international conference on railway engineering, University of Westminster, London, 20th to 21st June 2007.

Thomas A.M., Rogers C.D.F. Metje N., and Chapman D.N. (2007). "Soil Electromagnetic Mapping for Enhanced GPR Utility Location". Proc. of 25th International No-Dig Conference and Exhibition, Rome, Italy, 9th to 12th September.

Thomas A.M., Lim H.M., Metje N., Rogers C.D.F., Chapman D.N. and Atkins P.R. (2006). "The Complexity of GPR Data Interpretation in Railway Foundation Surveys". Proc. of RailFound 06, 1st International Conference on Railway Foundations, Birmingham, UK, 11th -13th September, p. 48-61.

Thomas A.M., Metje N., Rogers C.D.F. and Chapman D.N. (2006). "Underground utility infrastructure: improving sustainability through improved detectability - the stakeholders' perspective". Proc. of 24th International No-Dig Conference and Exhibition, Brisbane, Australia, 29th October-2nd November.

Thomas A.M., Metje N., Rogers C.D.F. and Chapman D.N. (2006). "Ground Penetrating Radar Interpretation as a Function of Soil Response Complexity in Utility Mapping". Proc. of 11th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, Columbus, Ohio, USA, June 19-22.

RESEARCH ARTICLES

Rogers C.D.F., Thomas A.M., Metje N., Chapman D.N., (2008) "Mapping the Underworld - The UK Tackles a Global Problem", Trenchless Works, Issue 17, January 2008.

Rogers, C.D.F., Royal, A., Chapman, D.N., Hunt, D., Jefferson, I., Lombardi, D., Metje, N. and Thomas, A.M. (2008) "Mapping the Underworld", Trenchless World, Issue 12, 16-18.

Rogers CDF, Thomas AM, Metje N and Chapman DN (2007). "Improved Detection of Underground Infrastructure - the Stakeholders Perspective". Water, Journal of the Australian Water Association, February, p. 50-55.

Rogers, C.D.F., Thomas, A.M., Metje, N. and Chapman, D.N. (2007) "Underground Infrastructure: Assets or Obstacles", Going Underground, Issue 4, 17-19.

Thomas A.M., Metje N., Rogers C.D.F. and Chapman D.N. (2007). "Mapping the Underworld", Going Underground, Issue 4, p17-19.

BOOKS AND TECHNICAL REPORTS

Thomas, A.M. (2010) "Measurement of Electromagnetic Signal Velocities in Saturated Fine-Grained Soils", PhD Thesis, University of Birmingham, UK (http://etheses.bham.ac.uk/877/).

Rogers, C.D.F., Grant, S.A., and Thomas, A.M. (2009) "Shaping the Future of GPR Soils Research: Report on the second workshop on soil spectroscopy research organised by the US Army Corps of Engineers and Mapping the Underworld", Mapping the Underworld, Birmingham, UK.

Chapman D. N., Metje N., Ward M., Thomas A. M. and Cheneler D. (2009) "Smart Sensors for buried utility location and performance monitoring", UKWIR Report Number 09/WM/12/26, UK Water Industry Research Limited, London (ISBN 1840575468).

Rogers, C.D.F., Grant, S.A., Thomas, A.M., Chapman, D.N. and Metje, N. (2008) "Shaping the Future of GPR Soils Research: Report on the first US Army workshop on soil spectroscopy research", Mapping the Underworld, Birmingham, UK.

Atkins P.R., Brennan M.J., Chapman D.N., Lim H.M., Machell J., Metje N., Muggleton J.M., Parker, J., Pennock S., Ratcliffe J., Redfern M., Rogers C.D.F., Saul A.J., Shan Q., Swingler S., and Thomas A.M.." (2008) Mapping the Underworld: Sensor Technologies - Review and Progress", Report 08/WM/12/21, UK Water Industry Research Limited, London (ISBN 1840574771).

Thomas, A.M. (2007) "Outcomes of the ORFEUS Questionnaire", Report 07/WM/12/18, UK Water Industry Research Limited, London (ISBN 1840574526).

POSTER SESSIONS

Patel, A., Evans, C. and Thomas, A.M. (2012) "RFID sensor based mobile e-health system: on Android device", RESCON, Birmingham City University, 18th July, Birmingham, UK.

CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS

"Research and GreenICT", European Programme for Sustainable ICT in Academic Education (EPSIAE) conference, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UK, April 8, 2013.

"eMonitoring for eHealth: Research Projects for Assisted Living", International Workshop on Informatics for Intelligent Context-Aware Enterprise Systems (ICAES-2013) at the 27th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA-2013), Barcelona, Spain, March 26, 2013.

"iMAS: An Intelligent Mobile Advertising System: Development and Implementation", International Workshop on Informatics for Intelligent Context-Aware Enterprise Systems (ICAES-2013) at the 27th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA-2013), Barcelona, Spain, March 26, 2013.

"Improving TDR for use with Fine-grained Soils", First International Conference on Frontiers in Shallow Subsurface Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, January 2010.

Opening and concluding presentations (acting as session chair), 5th International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar, soils workshop session, Granada, Spain, May 2009.

"Investigating the Linkages between Geotechnical and Electromagnetic Data for Fine-Grained Soils", Environmental and Industrial Geophysics Group (EIGG) Postgraduate Symposium, British Geological Survey, Keyworth, UK, August 2008. Awarded joint best presentation.

"GPR Accuracy Issues", ORFEUS User Group Meeting, Pisa, Italy, November 2008.

"The Role of Geotechnical Engineering for Informed GPR Planning and Interpretation in Fine Soils", 12th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, Birmingham, UK, June 2008.

"A Stakeholder Led Accuracy Assessment System for Utility Location", 4th International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar, Naples, Italy, June 2007.

"The Complexity of GPR Data Interpretation in Railway Foundation Surveys", RailFound 06, 1st International Conference on Railway Foundations, Birmingham, UK, September 2006.