2nd International Conference on Enterprise Systems and Accounting 2005 (2nd ICESAcc 2005)

Venue: Electra Palace Hotel

Location: Thessaloniki, Greece

Event Date/Time: Jul 11, 2005 End Date/Time: Jul 12, 2005
Early Registration Date: Jun 14, 2005
Paper Submission Date: Apr 04, 2005
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The ICESAcc'05 Organizing Committee cordially invites contributors from academia, industry and research to submit their original research and/or a proposal to organize a workshop or a panel discussion in the area of Enterprise Systems and Accounting. The theme of the conference is “Enterprise Systems, Accounting and Education: Achieving excellence in business performance”. The conference seeks to investigate thoroughly how Enterprise Systems, Accounting and Education or the interaction between all of the above can enhance organizational effectiveness and business performance of the contemporary enterprise. As was the case with the previous conference, presenters and attendees are expected to come from both the MIS and the Accounting /Business fields. To facilitate program cohesion and organization, submissions will fall into the following areas: ES, Accounting and Business Performance, ES and Accounting, Education related to ES/Accounting.

Topics of interest fall into the following 4 areas:
Topics into each area may include the following (list not exhaustive):
o ES selection / adoption
o ES and competitive advantage
o ERP Management
o ERP implementation approaches
o Extended ERP: SCM / CRM / DSS / web-based ERP / ASP models
o ERP and Industry Solutions such as Hospital Information Systems
o The future of ES
o The market of ERP: International vendors strategies / local ERP vendors' strategies / ERP software solutions
o ES users: Organizational change / Leadership / Training and learning at work / Job redesign and new technology / User information satisfaction
o Contemporary accounting issues for the modern enterprise
o Activity Based Costing (ABC) and Activity Based Management (ABM)
o Financial and non-financial evaluation of business performance
o Balanced scorecards, IT and the accounting discipline
o Wide view of accounting as a discipline
o Accounting and the virtual enterprise
o Business process integration
o Accounting Applications Outsourcing
o Accounting Information Systems (AIS)
o ES and Enterprise Risk Management
o Auditing and security issues of ES
o Management accounting techniques for ES appraisal
o Financial and non-financial assessment of ES performance
o Assessing the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) of ES
o ROI (Return on Investment) and ES
o Analyzing the Financial, Controlling, Materials Management and Logistics modules of ES
o Database accounting and the REA accounting model
o ERP and Activity Based Costing
o ERP impact on Financial Accounting and Controlling
o ERP impact on Logistics and Supply Chain Management
o ERP impact on Management Accounting and Management Accountants
o XML, XBRL and financial reporting over the Internet

o Case studies of Enterprise Applications and Education
o Communication Technologies and Information Systems Education
o Curricula and course outlines design, teaching methods, student assessments, and instructional materials concerning ES or/and Accounting
o Introducing ES into graduate and postgraduate education
o Is ERP education any different from IS education?
o Skills required to be a competent ERP consultant
o Virtual Classroom and ES or/and Accounting
o Which is the best way to teach ERP systems and other enterprise applications to undergraduate students of business schools?

Important dates
Full paper submission deadline: April 4, 2005
Workshop/Panel sessions proposals: April 4, 2005
Reviewed papers acceptance/rejection notification: May 3, 2005
Revised paper submission-Camera ready copy: May 30, 2005
Early bird registration: May 30, 2005
Early bird registration: May 30, 2005
ICESAcc '05: July 11-12, 2005
Please note:
Pre-conference Welcome Reception (included in the fees) July 10, 2005
Post-conference activities (optional): 4-day seaside vacations July 13-16, 2005

Submission Instructions
Submitted papers (3000-5000 words) must not have been previously published anywhere. Workshops and panel discussion proposals should be between 1000-1500 words. Submissions received by the deadline will be double blind reviewed by international referees. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, providing that at least one author registers and attends the conference. Panels should include 3-5 panelists and will last between one and one and half hours.
Papers, workshops and panel discussion proposals should be submitted by e-mail to the conference's secretariat: icesacc@icesacc.org

Upon receipt of your submission, you will receive a notification by e-mail within 48 hours. Should you not receive such a notification, please contact the conference's secretariat.
Manuscript style
Please submit your manuscript electronically as an e-mail attachment to conference's secretariat in Word for Windows document (.doc) format. Manuscripts should be typewritten in English using Arial 12 size fonts and including 1'' margin on all four sides. The first page of each submission should include the following: 1.paper title, 2.author name(s), 3.affiliation(s), 4.address(es), 5.telephone / fax number(s) and 6.e-mail address(es). The main body of the paper should include the title, the abstract and 3-5 keywords, but no author identification.
All references in the text must be included in the reference section and vice versa. References in text should be of the following format: (Zeon and Dark, 2004; Paul, et al. 2003; Bartol, 1999). You should use “et al.” for reference to more than two authors. In the references section, entries should be ordered alphabetically and must be complete including the last name and initials of all authors. For journal articles, the author(s)' name(s) should be followed by date of publication in parentheses, journal title in italics, volume, number, month and pages. For references to books, include author(s) name(s), date of publication in parentheses, book title, publisher, city, country, year and page.

Keynote Speakers
We are honoured to announce the following distinguished academics as plenary speakers for ICESAcc 2005:
Prof. William E. McCarthy, Michigan State University, USA
Prof. Guy Fitzgerald, Brunel University, UK
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Assoc. Prof. Pernille Kræmmergaard, Aarhus School of Business, Denmark
Workshop title: "ERP Management"
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Best Paper Award
A best paper award, based on the decision of a committee of distinguished academics, will be awarded at the conference.

Sponsoring Journals
We are very pleased to announce that the best papers of the conference will be considered for publication in forthcoming issues of the following journals:
• Business Process Management Journal (Editor: Prof. Majed Al-Mashari)
• Journal of Enterprise Information Management (Editor: Prof. Zahir Irani)
• International Journal of Accounting Information Systems (Editor: Prof. Steve G. Sutton)

Registration Information
Registration procedure
The registration fee can be paid by using a credit card or by depositing the required amount into a bank account. Details will be announced in due time.
Registration fee:
Academics /Practitioners: 370 Euro
Students /PhD candidates: 300 Euro
Late registration (after June 14, 2005):
Academics /Practitioners: 420 Euro
Students /PhD candidates: 350 Euro
The registration fee includes the following:
• Conference Proceedings (CD-ROM)
• Welcome Reception
• Lunch and Coffee breaks
• Conference Dinner

Conference Co-Chairs
• Vicky Arnold, University of Connecticut, USA
• Constantinos J. Stefanou, Technological Educational Institution of Thessaloniki, Greece
• Steve G. Sutton, University of Connecticut, USA

Organizing Committee
• Theodore Giouris, TEI of Thessaloniki, Greece
• Pantelis Kyrmizoglou, TEI of Thessaloniki, Greece
• Andreas Revanoglou, TEI of Thessaloniki, Greece
• Constantinos J. Stefanou, TEI of Thessaloniki, Greece
• Kalliopi Tigka, TEI of Thessaloniki and City College, Greece
Programme Committee
• Frederic Adam, University College Cork, Ireland
• Henk Akkermans, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
• Majed Al-Mashari, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
• Vicky Arnold, University of Connecticut, USA
• Georgios Doukidis, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
• Dimitris Dranidis, TEI of Thessaloniki and City College, Greece
• Cheryl Dunn, Florida State University, USA
• Leonor Ferreira, Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestao, Portugal
• Guy Fitzgerald, Brunel University, UK
• Patrick Furu, Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration, Finland
• Guido Geerts, University of Delaware, USA
• Severin Grabski, Michigan State University, USA
• Trevor Hopper, University of Manchester, UK
• Stefan Koch, University of Economics and BA, Vienna, Austria
• Pernille Kræmmergaard, Aarhus School of Business, Denmark
• Stewart A. Leech, University of Melbourne, Australia
• William E. McCarthy, Michigan State University , USA
• Fiona Fui-Hoon Nah, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
• Andreas I. Nicolaou, Bowling Green State University, USA
• Geert Poels, Ghent University, Belgium
• Angeliki Poulymenakou, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
• Paolo Quattrone, Said Business School, Oxford, UK
• Edson Luiz Riccio, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
• Michael Rosemann, Queensland University of Technology , Australia
• Jose L. Salmeron, University Pablo de Olavide at Seville, Spain
• David B. Smith, Iowa State University, USA
• Charalambos Spathis, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece
• Constantinos J. Stefanou, TEI of Thessalonki, Greece
• Steve G. Sutton, University of Connecticut, USA
• Anders Tallberg, Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration, Finland
• Marinos Themistocleous, Brunel University, UK
• Jacques Verville, Texas A&M International University, USA
• Bernhard Wieder, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
• Robert Winter, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
• Theodore P. Vurdubakis, Lancaster University, UK
• Constantin Zopounidis, Technical University of Crete, Greece