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    EuSpRIG: The World’s Leading Spreadsheet Risk Management Conference      

EuSpRIG Theme: Spreadsheet Risks and Opportunities in the world of AI, ML, and Big Data problems.

The EuSpRIG annual conference in 2019 marked twenty years since the formation of EuSpRIG as a learned society concerned with spreadsheet risk management. During that time EuSpRIG has published over 150 peer-reviewed scientific papers on different aspects of the spreadsheet error, risk and control issues. We have publicised the significant spreadsheet related failures of key organisations. We have changed the attitude of the main financial regulators to this significant corporate risk. We have influenced the audit behaviour of the large accounting firms and the perception and management of spreadsheet risk within most of the largest corporates. We have provided free-to-view evidence-based guidance on all aspects of our work on This year our theme is to focus on the key remaining unsolved problems, the many opportunities for continued research and innovation and the fascinating new directions that spreadsheet research can take over the next 20 years.

The annual European Spreadsheet Risk Interest Group Conference will be replaced by a series of webinars.

    Call for Papers      

EuSpRIG ( is the premier conference for the latest research, experience, tools and technologies available for managing the power and responsibility held by spreadsheets in commerce, industry and government today..

Directors, Managers, Professionals and Academics in all disciplines will benefit from the world’s only independent, authoritative & comprehensive conference on the current state of the art in spreadsheet risk management. Now in its 20th year, this well-established international event is the forum for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, experiences and concerns in this critical aspect of end-user computing. EuSpRIG features an enviable range of peer-reviewed papers and presentations. There are opportunities to network with colleagues facing the same challenges and to meet practitioners and academics researching this rich subject area.

EuSpRIG invites submissions from both researchers and experienced Excel professionals on all aspects of the management, development and use of spreadsheets including (but not limited to):

  • case studies of development, testing and quality assurance of key & critical spreadsheet assets– successful or otherwise
  • spreadsheet risk management in the private, public and charity sectors
  • securing spreadsheets including cryptographic aspects
  • governance, best practice, risk management & regulatory compliance relating to the widespread use of spreadsheets in regulated large corporations and public utilities;
  • human & psychological factors including change management, assumptions, abstraction, interpretation, denial, overconfidence, reification, culture, behaviour, attitudes, fraud, criminal behaviour, privacy, data leakage and security risks;
  • productivity in frequently-performed or repetitive spreadsheet processes;
  • continuing education, skills training and certification;
  • audit, management, version, configuration & control tools;
  • effective methods and tools for validation and testing;
  • understanding, documenting & remediating existing spreadsheets;
  • enhancement, migration & replacement strategies;
  • re-integration of scattered spreadsheet data;
  • accounting for spreadsheet risk
  • the dynamics of managing large systems of spreadsheets: discovery, dependencies, usage monitoring, version lineage, process mining;
  • ongoing maintenance and user support for continued safe use;
  • reverse engineering of spreadsheet logic, data flow, links, and patterns of use;
  • process management including the management of spreadsheet control projects;
  • technologies to support process improvement;
  • organisational experiences with enterprise policies, risk & responsibility and best practices;
  • extension technologies: PowerPivot, VBA, ADO, Excel Services, BI and Web-enabling

We are seeking the following types of submission:

  • Presentations lasting up to 30 minutes on professional Excel practice which will published on the EuSpRIG website. Case studies in particular are sought.
  • Academic papers, technical, practitioner and management summaries (from 1500 up to 5000 words) which will be published in due course on

Academic papers will be double-blind refereed by established referees co-ordinated through the programme committee chair. Presentations will be reviewed by the EuSpRIG committee.

Submissions to the EuSpRIG conference 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 and presentations that are accepted and presented in person will be published.

To submit a paper, please read the author guidelines and Patrick O’Beirne’s insightful article “How to write a successful EuSpRIG paper” to_write_a_successful_EuSpRIG_paper.pdf

Please have your paper proof read by friends and colleagues and then email a Microsoft Word / RTF compatible paper, complying with the EuSpRIG guidelines as above to sthorne at cardiffmet dot ac dot uk. Most of the full papers previously accepted and presented at EuSpRIG are available on the EuSpRIG website which potential authors are invited to consult for guidance and references.

Click here for Author Guidelines

Click here for “How to write a successful EuSpRIG paper”

If you would like to sponsor or co-sponsor the conference, please contact EuSpRIG chair Patrick O'Beirne <Patrick at Eusprig dot org>

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