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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Letter from the President

Hello all,

I am looking forward to serving as your president this year. I want to start by thanking my predecessors, Rob Pinsker and Tina Loraas, for their excellent service and commitment to our section. I also want to thank all the new volunteers for the 2017-2018 academic year. I greatly appreciate your willingness to serve and move the AIS section forward.

In the upcoming year, I plan to continue Rob’s work regarding our commitment as a section to mentoring AIS Ph.D. students. I would like to start by taking this opportunity to highlight several important initiatives that I believe will be valuable resources to our new AIS scholars. First, our newly created websites for AIS Research Proposals and Dissertation Committee Support have been launched. AIS researchers looking to improve their research can submit one-page proposals to get early feedback from senior AIS researchers. AIS doctoral candidates who need dissertation committee support can request help from senior AIS researchers at other institutions via our new website. We hope making these important connections available will encourage more Ph.D. students to join our AIS community and continue to improve our body of research. 


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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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