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Caschili, S., Medda, F. R. and Wilson, A. G., 2015. An Interdependent Multi-layer Model: Resiliance of International Networks. Networks and Spatial Economics.

Baudains, P., Zamazalová, S., Altaweel, M., Wilson, A. G., 2015. Modeling Strategic Decisions in the Formation of the Early Neo-Assyrian Empire. Cliodynamics: The Journal of Quantitative History and Cultural Evolution.

Dearden, J., Jones, M. and Wilson, A.G., 2015. DynaMoVis: visualization of dynamic models for urban modeling. The Visual Computer. 31: 1079–1088

Baudains, P., Fry, H. M. , Davies, T. P., Wilson, A. G. and Bishop, S. R., 2015. A dynamic spatial model of conflict escalation.  European Journal of Applied Mathematics.

Wilson, A. G., 2015. New roles for urban models: planning for the long term. Regional Studies, Regionl Science, 3 (1)


Marchione, E.; Johnson, S. and Wison, A. G., 2014. Modelling Maritime Piracy: a spatial approach. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 17 (2): 9

Dennett, A. and Wilson, A. G., 2013. A multi-level spatial interaction modelling framework for estimating interregional migration in Europe. Environment and Planning A, 45: 1491–1507

24 March 2014, Defence Scientific Advisory Council: Triennial Review Report (Communicated by Professor Sir Alan Wilson)

RIBA Think Piece Series – Digital Planning: Ideas to make it happen, 2014.

Birkin, M., Clarke, G., Clarke, M. and Wilson, A. G., 2014. The achievements and future potential of applied quantitative geography: a case study. Geographica Polonica, 87 (2): 179–202

de Martinis V., Pagliara F. and Wilson A., 2014. The evolution and planning of hierarchical transport networksEnvironment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 41(2): 192–210

Davies, T., Fry, H., Wilson, A., Palmisano, A., Altaweel, M. and Radner, K., 2014. Application of an Entropy Maximizing and Dynamics Model for Understanding Settlement Structure: The Khabur Triangle in the Middle Bronze and Iron Ages, Journal of Archaeological Science, 43:141–154


Davies, T. P., Fry, H.M., Wilson, A.G., and Bishop, S. R. 2013. A mathematical model of the London riots and their policing, Nature Scientific Reports 3, Article number: 1303

Bevan, A. and Wilson, A. G., 2013. Models of settlement hierarchy based on partial evidence. Journal of Archaeological Science40 (5): 2415–2427


Wilson, A. G., 2012. Gérard Hégron (eds.) 2012. Urban and Regional Modelling: The Science and Contributions to Planning. La Modélisation des flux au service de l’aménagement urbain, 17–40.

Wilson, A. G., 2012. Geographical modelling for archaeology and history: two case studies. Advances in Complex Systems, 15 (1-2).

Singleton, A.D., Wilson, A.G. and O’Brien, O., 2012. Geodemographics and spatial interaction: an integrated model for higher education. Journal of Geographic Systems, 14: 223–241

Marchione, E.; Johnson, S. and Wison, A. G., 2012. Modelling Maritime Piracy: a spatial approach. In: Modelling social phenomena in spatial context, Geosimulation series at LIT publisher. Editor: Andreas Koch.


Dearden, J. and Wilson, A.G., 2011. The Relationship of Dynamic Entropy Maximising and Agent-Based Approches. In: Heppenstall, A.J., Crooks, A.T., See, L.M., Batty, M. (eds.) Urban Modelling in Agent-Based Models of Geographical Systems. 2011. Berlin: Springer, Chp. 35-, pp. 705-720

Wilson, AG. and Dearden, J (2011) Tracking the evolution of regional DNA: the case of Chicago. In: M. Clarke and J.C.H. Stillwell, eds. Understanding population trends and processes. Berlin: Springer, Chp. 1-: 209–222.

Wilson, AG. and Dearden, J (2011) Phase transitions and path dependence in urban evolution. Journal of Geographical systems, 13, (1), 1–16.

Dearden, J. and Wilson, AG (2011) A framework for exploring urban retail discontinuities. Geographical Analysis, 43 (2): 172–187


Wilson, A.G. (2010) Knowledge power: ambition and reach in a re-invented university. In: R. Munck and Mohrman. K., eds., 2010. Re-inventing the university. Dublin: Glasnevin Publishing, Chapter 3: 29–36.

Wilson, A.G. (2010) Remote sensing as the ‘X-ray crystallography’ for urban DNA. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 31(22),: 5993–6003.

Wilson, A.G. (2010) Entropy in urban and regional modelling: retrospect and prospect. Geographical Analysis, 42: 364–394.

Wilson, A.G. (2010) Urban and regional dynamics from the global to the local: hierarchies, ‘DNA’ and ‘genetic planning’. Environment and Planning, B, 37: 823–837.

Wilson, A.G. (2010) Cities as complex systems: modelling climate change dynamics. Emergence: complexity and organisations, 12: 23–30.

Wilson, A.G. (2010) The general urban model: retrospect and prospect. Papers, Regional Science Association, 89: 27–42.

Wilson, A.G. (2010) Social sciences in the city: think big. Journal of the Foundation for Science and Technology, 20 (2): 22–24.

Pagliara, F. and Wilson, A.G. (2010) The state of the art in building residential location models. In:  F. Pagliara, J. Preston and D. Simmonds, eds. Residential location choice: models and applications. Berlin: Springer, 1–20.


Wilson, A.G. (2009) Universities must step in to reverse atrophy of A-level physics standards. Times Higher Education Supplement 18898: 26–27


Wilson, A.G. (2008) Boltzmann,Lotka and Volterra and spatial structural evolution: an integrated methodology for some dynamical systemsJournal of the Royal Society Interface, 5: 865–871

Wilson, A.G. (2008) Science and the city. Environment and Planning A, 40 (12): 2800–2808


Wilson, A.G. (2007) A generalised representation for a comprehensive urban and regional model.  Computers Environment and Urban Systems, 31 (2): 148–161


Wilson, A.G. (2006) Ecological and urban systems models: some explorations of similarities in the context of complexity theory. Environment and Planning A, 38 (4):  633–646


Berzins, M. and Wilson, A.G. (2003) Spatial interaction models and Fisher information: a new calibration algorithm. Environment and Planning A, 35 (12): 2161–2176


Wilson, A.G. (2002) Complex spatial systems: challenges for modellers. Mathematical and Computer Modelling, 36 (3): 379–387

Wilson, A.G. (2002) A league table of quality and quantity. Financial Times

Wilson, A.G. (2002) Measures of success. The Times Higher Education Supplement

Wilson, A.G. (2002) Complex spatial systems: challenges for modellers. Mathematical and Computational Modelling, 36 (3): 379–387


Wilson, A.G. (2000) The widening access debate: student flows to universities and associated performance indicatorsEnvironment and Planning: A, 32: 2019–2031


Wilson, A.G. (1998) Land use transport interaction models: past and future. Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, 32: 3–26


Wilson, A.G. (1996) Conceptual capability. Capability, 2: 80

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