Announcement: Upcoming Online Session on “Basics of Modelling in AVM”

20/06 - 20/06 @ 15:00 - 18:00

Neapolis University Pafos is excited to co-organize the upcoming online session titled “Basics of Modelling in AVM.” This event is brought to you in collaboration with the Scientific & Organizing Board, consisting of Peter Ache, Małgorzata Renigier-Biłozor, Artur Janowski, and Thomas Dimopoulos.

Keynote Speaker: Russ Thimgan

We are honored to have Russ Thimgan, a distinguished researcher and modeling analyst from the USA, as our Keynote Speaker. Russ is renowned for his expertise in Behavioral (Social) Economics, integrating these paradigms into his extensive work in real property mass appraisal. With over thirty years of experience, Russ has significantly contributed to various IAAO (International Association of Assessing Officers) textbooks and currently serves on the IAAO Research and Standards Committee. He has been teaching mass valuation courses since 1997 and has consulted for government offices in 42 U.S. states, as well as in Canada, Latvia, and Serbia. His consultancy work involves creating comprehensive mass valuation implementation plans, from data collection policies to modeling techniques and public relations strategies.

Seminar Topics

This seminar will embark on a journey covering:

  1. Linear regression to random forest
  2. Feature engineering
  3. Importance of training and testing
  4. Model performance and effect of features
  5. Mass valuation in the context of mass appraisal
  6. Challenges with data handling

Organized By

  1. FiG Commission 9
  2. University of Warmia and Mazury
  3. Institute of Spatial Management and Geography
  4. Institute of Geodesy and Civil Engineering
  5. Neapolis University Pafos

Session Details

  1. Date: June 20th, 2024
  2. Time: 3 pm CET
  3. Deadline for Registration: June 15th, 2024
  4. Platform: Zoom
    1. Meeting ID: 844 2852 7413
    2. Access Code: 5tuUqZ
    3. Zoom Link: Join Meeting

The seminar is free of charge, but registration is required. To register and obtain further details, please visit the following link: Registration Form.

We hope to see you there.


For any inquiries, please contact:

  1. Peter Ache: [email protected]
  2. Małgorzata Renigier-Biłozor: [email protected]


  • Date: 20/06 - 20/06
  • Time: 15:00 - 18:00