American Accounting Association

2012 Information Systems Section
Midyear Meeting and
AIS New Scholar Consortium

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Call for Submissions:
Information Systems Section

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Strategic and Emerging Technologies Section

The Information Systems Section of the American Accounting Association (AAA) will hold its 2012 Midyear Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, at the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Paradise Valley in Scottsdale, Arizona, from January 5th to January 7th 2012. The meeting will include a plenary speaker, pre-conference workshops, panel discussions, research paper sessions, education paper sessions and workshops, and interactive short papers. The 10th annual AIS New Scholar Consortium will also precede the meeting. This year the IS Section is excited to announce that authors may choose to have their papers considered to be fast-tracked to JIS. This will be considered a first round review and will be fielded with the JIS editor.

For more information about the conference and its events, click the button links above.

Research papers should follow the style and submission guidelines of the Journal of Information Systems (JIS). Likewise, 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, or 2) were presented at the 2011 AAA Annual Meeting, or at more than one AAA regional meeting or other academic conference unless the author(s) indicate the paper is substantially different due to further development. 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 IS Section Conference may not also be submitted for presentation at the AAA Annual Meeting scheduled for August 2012 unless the paper is substantially different due to further development. Furthermore, a submission cannot be submitted at both the IS concurrent sessions and the SET concurrent sessions.

This year, submitters for the 2012 Mid-Year Conference may choose to "fast track" their research papers for consideration to be published in JIS. If you are interested in this option, be sure to choose the submission type "IS Research Paper (JIS Fast Track)" when completing the submission form in the SPRS.

Deadline: All paper submissions should be made no later than September 16, 2011.

To submit a paper:

  1. Prepare two separate documents, one for your paper, one for your abstract.
  2. Do not include any author name(s) or contact information in either document.
  3. Both documents should be double-spaced, in 12-point font, with 1" margins.
    NOTE: The submitter may submit directly for the ISP Session, or may allow the paper to be considered for the ISP Session should it not be accepted for a Concurrent Session. Papers submitted directly for the ISP Session may be works in progress.
  4. Log into the AAA IS Section SPRS (see instructions below), click "Create Program Submission", and follow the instructions within the submission form (more SPRS information, such as the web site, will be available in the near future).

To submit proposals for panels:

  1. Email your proposal directly to the Conference Chair, Marilyn Prosch (

Logging into the AAA IS Section SPRS:

  1. Go to the AAA IS Section SPRS.
  2. An account has been created for you, but if you have not logged into the SPRS previously, you will need to create your own password. To do this click "Unknown/Forgotten Password" at the bottom of the IS Section SPRS Welcome Page to have a temporary password emailed to you, giving you access to your account.
  3. Once you are logged into your account, click "Modify Profile/Password" and change the password to your personal choice.

Call for Volunteers:
If you are interested in reviewing manuscripts and/or being a moderator or discussant, you will need to login to the AAA IS Section SPRS, see above for instructions. Scroll down the profile page until you see the drop down lists. In the drop down list for "Conference Role(s) Interested In," select those roles in which you would like to play a part for the IS 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, make selections for as many of the other drop-down lists as you feel are applicable. Making selections for "Research Method" and "Topic" classifications would be especially helpful.

Contact Information:
If you have any questions about the meeting or suggestions on how to make the meeting more interesting for all attendees, please do not hesitate to email the Conference Chair, Marilyn Prosch (

Other Contacts:
Jackie Reck, Research Paper Chair:
Eileen Taylor, Education Paper Chair:
Robin Pennington, New Scholars Consortium Chair:

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