7th Annual Pre-ICIS Workshop on Accounting Information Systems
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Fort Worth Convention Center,
Fort Worth, TX, USA

SIG ASYS cordially invites both academics and practitioners from all over the world to present their original research and/or to organize a panel discussion in the field of Accounting Information Systems (AIS). The workshop will focus on a wide range of topics at the intersection of accounting and information systems. The SIG ASYS Workshop will be held in Fort Worth, Texas before the start of ICIS 2015.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • AIS integration
  • AIS modelling
  • AIS and governance
  • Big data
  • Continuous auditing
  • Cultural influences on AIS
  • Data mining and business intelligence
  • Design and implementation issues of
  • Evaluation, assessment and business value of AIS
  • Forensic auditing
  • Global AIS
  • Information security management
  • Information technology (IT) governance
  • IT auditing
  • Internal control and fraud
  • Management control and AIS
  • Resource-Event-Agent (REA) model
  • Risk assessment and enterprise risk
  • Social media
  • eXtensible Business
    Reporting Language


All submissions must represent original work that has not already been published in a journal or conference proceedings (in complete form – abstract publication is permissible). At least one author of the accepted paper must register for the workshop and be prepared to present the paper in person. Submissions must be in the form of: a completed research paper, a research-in-progress paper or a panel proposal. All completed research papers and research-in-progress papers must be in English and be carefully blinded. Submissions will be blind reviewed by at least two peers. Note that accepted papers will not be published in workshop proceedings.

Completed research papers
Completed research papers should conform to the International Journal of Accounting Information Systems (IJAIS) format, which is consistent with American Accounting Association and other Elsevier accounting journals. For more details, please see the IJAIS guide for authors at the following URL:

Research-in-progress papers
Submission of promising research, in its early stage, should take the form of a research-in-progress paper and be presented as an extended abstract. This abstract should include the following sections: research objectives and questions; theoretical foundations of the study; research methodology being used; current status of the project, and a description of what the authors propose to present at the workshop. Note that complete analysis of results is not required. Research-in-progress papers should be limited to approximately 4000 words.

Panel proposals
Panel proposals should be at least one-page in length and include: a general description of the topic; details of all potential panelists (including their name, affiliation, email, and a one paragraph bio); a statement to the effect that if the panel proposal is accepted, all panelists have made a commitment to serve on the panel; and a brief description of each panelists background, expertise and views on the proposed topic. The workshop will be held as an all-day meeting on Saturday, December 12, 2015, in Fort Worth, Texas just before the start of ICIS 2015. Participants should plan on arriving the day before for an early start at the workshop. The customary networking dinner will take place after the workshop on Saturday night (December 12). There will be a single track to maximise interaction and participation. Workshop participants, including presenters and panelists, must pay the registration fee.

Two best paper awards will be announced at the workshop. One for completed research paper and one for research-in-progress paper. After meeting the required revisions, these two papers will be published in the IJAIS at the author’s prerogative.

Submission Deadline: August 27, 2015
Notification to Authors: October 5, 2015
Final Papers: November 1, 2015
Workshop: December 12, 2015
Networking Dinner: December 12, 2015

The workshop chair is Cheryl Dunn (Grand Valley State University) and the program chair is Tawei (David) Wang (University of Hawaii at Manoa).


SIG ASYS Submissions (Pre-ICIS Workshop Only) 2015
Paper enquires, submissions, and panel proposals should be sent to and please indicate whether the submission is completed research, research-in-progress, or a panel proposal.

SIG ASYS and IJAIS (Dual Consideration) Submissions 2015
At the authors’ prerogative, submitted papers can also be considered for publication in the International Journal of Accounting Information Systems (IJAIS). These papers should constitute original research that is not currently being considered for publication or has not been previously published elsewhere. For concurrent consideration at both the SIG ASYS workshop and IJAIS, authors should submit their manuscripts using the IJAIS online submission system at and e-mail your complete manuscript to Please clearly specify in your cover letters to IJAIS and SIG ASYS that your submission is a dual submission and is intended for presentation at SIG ASYS 2015.