An Accounting Information Systems Perspective on Data Analytics and Big Data

Conference Date: October 13 & 14, 2016

The Journal of Information Systems (JIS) will hold the 2nd JIS Research Conference (JISC2016) on October 13 & 14, 2016 at the offices of Workday, Inc., Pleasanton, CA. JIS is the research journal of the Accounting Information Systems (AIS) Section of the American Accounting Association ( JIS is now in its 30th year of publication. The 2014 SNIP ranking is 1.629 on SCOPUS. 

Conference Design

The design of JISC2016 is to provide an opportunity for intense discussion between academics and professionals on research in a targeted area of concern to the broad AIS community. The conference will involve research presentations, round-table discussions, and a keynote presentation; attendance at the conference will be limited to those on the program. Each research paper presentation will have an academic and a professional commentator. Papers presented at JISC2016 will appear in a theme issue of JIS, edited by Dr. A. Faye Borthick of Georgia State University and Dr. Robin Pennington of North Carolina State University. Dr Eileen Taylor of North Carolina State University will be the Chair of the Conference. The conference is sponsored by Workday, Inc. and the AICPA.


The focus of JISC2016 is Data Analytics and Big Data. There is radically enhanced access to significant volumes of data and information both from within organizations and external sources. In the coming years, there will be even greater volumes of data as connected mobile devices and sensors bring vast amounts of data to the enterprise. The tools available to analyze and leverage this data have also substantially improved in recent years. These enhancements in the information environment and toolset have important implications for accounting, including managerial decision making, auditing as well as reporting to those charged with governance and organizational stakeholders. The direction and shape of the consequences of Data Analytics and Big Data for accounting are unknown. Academic research can add knowledge and direction to the debate on the role of Data Analytics and Big Data in accounting.


The deadlines for JISC2016 are:

  • May 1, 2016: Research papers due.
  • October 13 & 14, 2016: JISC2016
  • February 1, 2017: Revised papers due.

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Robert Pinsker


Hello. I hope everyone is having smooth spring term. Before I begin, I want to again thank everyone who is volunteering within the section this academic year. You are the ones who improve the AIS section each year.

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Journal of Information Systems

Journal of Information Systems

The Journal of Information Systems (JIS) is the academic journal of the Accounting Information Systems (AIS) Section of the American Accounting Association. Its goal is to support, promote, and advance Accounting Information Systems knowledge. The primary criterion for publication in JIS is contribution to the accounting information systems (AIS), accounting and auditing domains by the application or understanding of information technology theory and practice.

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