The Eighteenth Annual Midyear Auditing Section Conference that will be held on January 12–14, 2012 at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront. A Doctoral Consortium will be held on January 12, and we will also be offering another Excellence in Audit Education workshop as part of the conference. The remainder of the conference will consist of keynote speakers, panel discussions, and concurrent sessions dealing with a wide variety of contemporary topics related to audit, attestation and assurance practices, education, and research.
You are encouraged to contribute to the program through submissions of auditing/attestation/assurance research and education papers (including instructional cases). In addition, the section will rely on your help in planning and conducting the conference by providing suggestions for session topics, panels, and/or workshops.
An award will be given for the Best PhD Student paper submitted to the conference. Authors must indicate that they would like to be considered for the Best PhD paper award at the time of submission. The paper can be co-authored with a faculty member; however, if selected for the award it will be expected that the PhD student will present the paper.
In addition to the Best Ph.D. Student paper, the section will also recognize the best paper submitted for the conference. All papers submitted to the conference will be considered for this award.
Research papers should follow the style and submission guidelines of Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, including the requirement to submit separate electronic files containing the cover page and the paper itself. Instructional cases should be in a format similar to that used in Issues in Accounting Education. Submissions are not eligible for consideration if they: 1) have been published or accepted for publication, 2) were presented at the 2011 AAA Annual Meeting, or 3) were presented at more than one AAA regional meeting or other academic conference. Papers presented at the Research Forum of the AAA Annual Meeting are eligible for consideration. It should be noted that papers accepted for presentation at the 2012 Midyear Auditing Section Conference may also be submitted for presentation at the AAA Annual Meeting scheduled for August 2012.
SUBMISSION PROCEDURE AND DEADLINE
Submissions must be made through the AAA Auditing Section Submission and Peer Review System (SPRS).
Submissions must be completed by August 31, 2011.
To submit a paper:
- Prepare two separate documents, one for your paper, one for your abstract.
- Do not include any author name(s) or contact information in either document.
- Both documents should be double-spaced, in 12-point font, with 1" margins.
Log into the AAA Auditing Section SPRS. Click "Create Program Submission", and follow the instructions within the submission form.
We are also requesting submissions of panel discussion ideas, and workshop proposals for the conference. Panel idea submissions can be directed to Joe Brazel (North Carolina State University) or Keith Jones (George Mason University), along with any questions, at email@example.com. Early submission is highly encouraged.
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERSator. Volunteers are essential for a successful meeting. To volunteer, please follow the following steps.
Please consider volunteering to participate as a reviewer, discussant, and/or moder
- Go to the AAA Auditing Section SPRS.
- Once you are logged into your account, click "Modify Profile/Volunteer Information."
- Scroll down the profile page until you see the Volunteer Information drop down lists. In the drop down list for "Conference Role(s) Interested In," select those roles in which you would like to serve for the Auditing Section Midyear Meeting. The meeting coordinators will search for you based upon your selections in this drop down list.
- So that the coordinators can assign you to submissions that best fit your expertise, please make selections within the "Research Area" and "Area(s) in which you research" drop down lists as well.