Final Call for Papers: Conference "Managing Spreadsheets in the light of Sarbanes-Oxley"

February 24, 2005 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News

EuSpRIG is issuing a Call for Papers for the 2005 conference on "Managing Spreadsheets in the light of Sarbanes-Oxley". The programme will concentrate on all aspects of the management of spreadsheets including:

- assessing current spreadsheet use
- risk and other classification systems
- proving effectiveness
- available controls techniques
- planning which kind of techniques fit which risks
- maintaining integrity and compliance

We are seeking the following types of submission:

Full academic papers (up to 5000 words),
Management summaries (up to 2000 words).

We invite original papers from both new and established researchers within the academic and practitioner communities that present material related to the conference themes. The conference proceedings will be published by EuSpRIG.

Submissions to EuSpRIG 2005 may not have (already) been published in a journal or conference proceedings, nor presented at another conference. Moreover, they may not be currently under consideration for publication or presentation elsewhere. Only papers that are accepted and presented in person will be published.

It is expected that academics and students will contribute to the full papers which will be double-blind refereed by members of the programme committee. Management summaries are predominantly expected from business people and practising professionals such as spreadsheet users, developers, auditors and accountants - all who can contribute to the prevention, detection and correction of errors in spreadsheet models and applications. Such summaries will be reviewed by two referees.

Students please note: EuSpRIG in association with ISACA (Northern England Chapter) has arranged for the creation of an annual prize to be awarded for the best EuSpRIG conference paper submitted by an undergraduate or masters postgraduate student.

Important dates:
Submission deadline: 11 March 2005
Acceptance notice: 15 April 2005
Final camera-ready copy: 27 May 2005
Conference dates: 7/8 July 2005

Submission of papers
See our Author Guidelines for submission instructions, details of formatting, and handling of illustrations. Please address questions to Pat Cleary at pmcleary at . Draft papers and abstracts (in English) may be submitted in Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format to Pat Cleary at the above email address or by ordinary mail to:

Pat Cleary
Business School
University of Wales Institute Cardiff
Colchester Avenue
Cardiff CF23 9XR

Programme Committee 2005
Pat Cleary (Chair), University of Wales Institute Cardiff
Roland Mittermeir, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
Markus Clermont, University of Limerick, Ireland
Grenville Croll, Frontline Systems, UK
Patrick O'Beirne, Systems Modelling Ltd, Ireland
Barry Pettifor, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, London
David Ward, KPMG, London
David Chadwick, University of Greenwich, UK
Ray Butler, Highways Agency, UK

EuSpRIG welcomes papers and management summaries from academics, accountants, IT professionals, auditors and interested business parties.

Provisional Timetable
The timetable, showing keynote speakers, sessions and session chairs, titles of papers and authors will be available at when finalised. The organisers reserve the right to make alterations to the timetable at short notice.