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Why become a member of the SET section?

As a member of the Strategic and Emerging Technologies Section, you are able to receive the following benefits (follow the links for further details on each item):

  • Exchange research ideas and participate in research efforts in artificial intelligence and emerging technologies with many of the key researchers in this domain from all over the world as part of the largest global association devoted to this topic;
  • Keep up to date with educational innovations and AI-based methods and tools and other emerging technologies available for class room instruction;
  • Receive a FREE subscription to the Section's journal - Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting (JETA) that publishes articles on the theory, practice, and education in the areas of SET;
  • Receive our twice yearly members' newsletter keeping you right up to date with all the latest ideas, best practices and news in this area;
  • Join with other members on section committees to engage with particular topics of common interest, produce reports, respond to initiatives etc related to this domain;
  • Present papers and participate in SET sessions during the National AAA meeting;
  • Present papers and participate at the SET Workshop held annual prior to the National AAA meeting and receive feedback on your research;
  • Present papers and participate in SET sessions during the Mid-year Section Meeting (currently held jointly with the Information Systems section);
  • Present papers and participate in section events organised as part of regional meetings; and
  • Interact and work with academics from around the world on SET related topics

Key however, to getting benefit from this section is the effort that you put into the section! We welcome new ideas and initiatives. Do get in touch if there are things you'd like to see the section do for/with you that we don't seem to be doing right now and we'll be excited to explore them with you.

The best way to see what you may be able to gain from joining the section is to see what fellow members get up to! See our members profile section for details of some of our member's interests both in research and teaching.

Do please feel free to contact us with any queries or questions you have about anything you find on these pages - the section's webmanager, Rob Nehmer, can be contacted on

What we do

Strategic and emerging technologies affect how accounting, auditing and taxation are going to be performed in the future. We are a dynamic group that shares a common interest in exploring emerging technologies, reporting on what we find with academic rigor, discussing it with colleagues and teaching it to our students. We make complimentary and synergetic contributions to the other AAA Sections and thereby expand the range of opportunities for researchers and educators.

Members have worked on the following in recent years: text/data analytics, REA, continuous assurance, fraud detection, evidential reasoning, information modeling, genetic programming, neural networks, natural language processing, intelligent databases, intelligent agents, expert systems, object oriented computing, XML, XBRL, applying a variety of research methodologies including design science (DSR).

The graphic below illustrates that an SET Section membership combines well with any other section. We'd very much welcome those sharing similar interests to join.


How to Join or Renew your membership

The Section's By-Laws say that: 'Any member in good standing of the American Accounting Association supporting the objectives of the Section will be enrolled as a regular member upon payment of annual dues to the administrative secretary of the American Accounting Association, or other representative of the Section as authorized.'

This simply means that to be a member of this section you have to join the AAA first - then for a samlll extra fee you can enjoy all the benefits of membership of the section as well.

Dues for SET section membership are currently: US$15 per annum

What do you get for this? See our 'Why become a member page' here!

Want to sign up?

Follow the link below to the AAA website and complete the applications forms there - remembering to check the box for our section when you reach that part of the applications process!

Membership Application

[N.B. if you are a student sign up here (PDF) instead - you get a significant discount!]

We look forward to welcoming you to the section!

Why don't you introduce yourself to us once you have joined? Email some brief details about yourself, your teaching interests and research interest (if an academic) or professional details related to this domain, to our section's webmanger. We will share these details on new members in our half yearly newsletter and on our member profile pages periodically (do tell us if you'd rather we didn't do this).

Want to renew?

If you are already a member of the AAA and/or of our section, just remember to check the section subscription box when you renew your membership (e.g. when signing up to come to the National meeting each year - or directly when AAA HQ emails you to tell you it's time to pay up again!). If you missed the notice - the form you need is here.

Missed adding the section to your membership this year and want to sign up immediately? You can easily add the SET section to your membership account using the form you will find here.