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Journal of Property Research: Special Issue on Automated Valuation Services
Posted: 9/05/2019

Journal of Property Research

Call for papers for special issue on Automated valuation services

Automated valuation services (AVSs) are used by web-based marketing platforms, tax authorities, banks, and rating agencies to predict values of individual residential properties based on a fitted statistical model and a property’s characteristics. A timely AVS requires continuous access to high-quality transaction data, flexible statistical models, and a technical implementation that keeps the service cost-effective and makes it easy to use.

The special issue Automated valuation services should bring together papers that discuss the development, implementation, and operation of AVSs. We invite therefore papers from scholars and real estate professionals who are or have been involved in the development and implementation of an AVS. Practical aspects should feature prominently and papers should cover topics such as:

  • data preparation and quality assurance
  • model selection
  • interface design and user experience
  • performance assessment and back-testing

The above list of topics is not exhaustive. Interested potential authors in doubt are encouraged to contact the guest editors.

Closing date for submissions is the 15th January 2020. Please submit papers directly via the web site of the Journal of Property Research (JPR)

and indicate clearly that the paper should be considered for the special issue. Please take note of the following requirements:

  • the content of the paper must conform to the terms of reference of the JPR
  • all papers will be subject to the normal double blind refereeing process undertaken by the JPR
  • submitted papers must not be under review by any other journal
  • papers must be analytic and rigorous, and not merely descriptive

Guest editors of the special issue

Rainer Schulz and Martin Wersing

University of Aberdeen Business School, Edward Wright Building

Aberdeen AB24 3QY, Scotland, UK

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