Special Interest Group for Accounting Information Systems (SIG-ASYS)

A Special Interest Group of the Association for Information Systems

1st Annual Pre-ICIS Workshop on Accounting Information Systems

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A.





SIGASYS cordially invites both academics and practitioners from all over the world to present their original research and/or to organize a panel discussion in the field of Accounting Information Systems.


The workshop will focus on a wide range of topics at the intersection of accounting and information systems. The SIG ASYS Workshop takes over the role as the AIS-oriented pre-ICIS conference formerly filled by the International Research Symposium on Accounting Information Systems (IRSAIS). The SIG ASYS Workshop encourages interested researchers to get together and discuss Accounting Information Systems research in Phoenix, Arizona, USA just before the start of ICIS.


The workshop is particularly interested in papers that link information and communication technology with accounting or auditing using theories and perspectives from those fields or from fields like psychology, sociology, cognitive science, political science, behavioral science, and economics. High-quality, insightful, and theoretically sound studies of any type (quantitative studies, qualitative studies, action research, survey studies, archival analysis, behavioral/experimental, design science, case studies, surveys, theory development, etc.) are equally encouraged.


Accounting Information Systems (AIS) provide the mechanisms required to capture and store transactions, to ensure the accuracy, timeliness, and validity of those transactions, to satisfy the organization's legal and regulatory requirements, and to inform all the stakeholders of the economic status of the organization. AIS provide the vast majority of the data required for operational, tactical, and strategic decision making. AIS also provide the basis for interorganizational information sharing, for innovative and strategic data initiatives, and for external reporting to various stakeholder groups. Suggested topics include (but are not limited to): Systems integration, IT governance, risk assessment and management, value of information systems, information assurance, global AIS, continuous auditing, auditing end user systems, internal audit, COSO, CobiT, AS5, forensic auditing, data mining & business intelligence, querying, ebXML, XBRL, AIS use, data ambiguity, data quality, AIS design, AIS models, the Resource-Event-Agent (REA) model, AIS data models, and enterprise systems.


All submissions must represent original work that has not already been published in a journal or conference proceedings (in complete form - abstract publication is permissible). At least one author for every accepted paper must register for the workshop and be prepared to present his or her paper in person.


The workshop will be held as an all-day meeting on Tuesday, December 15th, in Phoenix, Arizona, prior to the start of ICIS 2009. Participants should plan on arriving the day before for an early start to the meeting and to attend the customary networking dinner that will take place on Monday night (December 14th). There will be a single track to maximize interaction and participation. Workshop participants will be charged a registration fee. All submissions must be in English and will be blind reviewed by at least two peers.




One best paper award will be announced at the workshop, and this paper, after meeting the required revisions, will be published in the International Journal of Accounting Information Systems (IJAIS) at the author's prerogative.  Authors of selected workshop papers will be invited to submit their papers for fast tracking in IJAIS.




Submission Deadline: September 6, 2009
Notification to Authors: October 18, 2009
Final Papers: November 15, 2009
Networking dinner: Monday, December 14, 2009
Workshop: Tuesday, December 15, 2009




Submitted papers should be carefully blinded, limited to 7,000 words (approximately 25 pages in length), and use the same format as that listed for the Journal of the Association for Information Systems (span>http://aisel.aisnet.org/jais/JAIS_Style.pdf). Panel proposals should include at least a one-page description of the topic and the list of potential panelists (including their name, affiliation, email, and a one-paragraph bio). Additional information regarding the workshop will be found at http://sigasys.aisnet.org




Paper submissions and panel proposals should be sent to:


Carlos Ferran, Pennsylvania State University: cferran@psu.edu


Please include "SIGASYS Pre-ICIS Workshop" in the subject header of the email.