Quotation Maier, Gunther, Martens, Bob. 2017. ERES Evolution and Development of Topical Areas. European Real Estate Society, 24th European Conference, Delft, Niederlande, 28.06.-01.07.




On the occasion of the present annual conference in Delft as well as the preceding 23 meetings, a wealth of contributions has been continually produced. ERES is aiming to deliver contributions to the health and quality of European real estate research. However, changes over time have gradually taken place. Already 2003 Alistair Adair took stock of the first ERES-decade and his survey both identified/quantified the following areas: • Education and Research • IT and Real Estate • International Markets and Application of Technique • Environment and Buildings • CRE/Use and Occupation • Planning, Development and Regeneration • Valuation • Housing Policy and Economics • Market Analysis • Finance and Investment In the meanwhile, another decade has been completed and since 2012 the submission and handling of entries to the annual conference was handled via the “confvienna” tool as ERES experienced a significant degree of growth. Conference hosts are facing a growing number of submissions and are in need for a digital support to group/assemble these into meaningful sessions. This activity is preceded by the ongoing identification of topical areas. In the end, up to eight parallel tracks are offered, and this with a complimentary composition arrangement regarding the content. Nonetheless, any participant will be able to attend only a fraction of the whole offer. For this reason the ERES Digital Library was set-up and maintained, allowing to browse all previously recorded submissions. This contribution will examine the submission data (over 2000 entries!) from the past six years. We will use text mining techniques to extract thematic areas and to cluster the submissions by these area. Over the years we expect to find changes in the weights of the areas. Beside the display of novel areas also trends will be illustrated, aiming to crystallize emerging research topics.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium
Language English
Title ERES Evolution and Development of Topical Areas
Event European Real Estate Society, 24th European Conference
Year 2017
Date 28.06.-01.07.
Country Netherlands
Location Delft


Maier, Gunther (Details)
Martens, Bob (TU Wien, Austria)
Institute for Multi-Level Governance and Development IN (Details)
Research Institute for Spatial and Real Estate Economics FI (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
1807 Economic geography (Details)
5329 Economics of location (Details)
5330 Site selection (Details)
5332 Transport economics (Details)
5606 Spatial research (Details)
5611 Urban and regional analysis (Details)
5612 Economics of location (Details)
5618 Regional economy (Details)
5702 Population statistics (Details)
5915 Economic geography (Details)
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