The Auditors Report

Call for Papers – ISAR 2011
17th Annual International Symposium on Audit Research
Québec City, Canada | 13 and 14 June, 2011

About the Symposium

The 17th annual International Symposium on Audit Research (ISAR) will be hosted by Université Laval and held on June 13 and 14, 2011 in Québec City, Canada. ISAR is jointly organized by the University of Southern California (USA), Maastricht University (Netherlands), the University of New South Wales (Australia) and Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). The symposium will be held at the Château Laurier, Québec City.

Scope of Topics

The scope of ISAR is intended to be broad and includes research papers and panels that deal with economic and behavioral aspects of auditing, attestation and assurance. Papers that utilize any of a broad range of research methodologies will be considered. General topics of interest include research relevant to practice issues such as providing assurance services, litigation, regulation and international matters. Judgment and decision making topics can include any aspect relating to auditor behavior, such as financial and social incentives, cross-national differences in audit judgments, risk-based audit planning, decision aids, alternative models of evidential reasoning and expertise. Economic-based topics can include national and international issues relating to regulation of audit and assurance services markets, audit quality, auditor choice, and auditor service production.

Submission of Papers

To be eligible for presentation, manuscripts must follow the style guidelines of a major audit research journal such as Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory. Please pay particular attention to the length requirements – most journals restrict the body of the manuscripts to 20-25 double-spaced pages. Please submit a single document which includes a title page listing author(s) affiliation(s) and the contact author's email address. Accepted papers will not be published in formal proceedings and thus may be submitted to any appropriate journal for publication. Papers that have been accepted for publication should not be submitted.

Paper Submission deadline and Requirements

Papers should be submitted electronically in Adobe Acrobat or Word formats. Papers and, where appropriate, related research instruments must be received no later than 31 January 2011, and should be sent to:

Further Information

If you have questions about paper submission please email to For questions about the symposium please contact Jean Bédard at or Ted Mock at Further information is also posted at the ISAR website at where you can also register for email updates on ISAR 2011.