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    EuSpRIG 2017: The World’s Leading Spreadsheet Risk Management Conference      
           
   

The European Spreadsheet Risk Interest Group Conference (Eusprig 2017 in association with Imperial Data Science Institute) will be held at Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College London, Prince Consort Road, Building 6, on Thursday July 6th 2017.

     
           
    Call for Papers      
           
   

EuSpRIG (www.eusprig.org) is the premier conference for the latest research, experience, tools and technologies available for managing the power and responsibility held by spreadsheets in commerce and industry 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 18th 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 plenty of 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):

  • 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 & human resource management;
  • productivity in routine 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 http://arxiv.org/find/all/1/all:+eusprig/0/1/0/all/0/1
  • Proposals to contribute one or more Excel or Spreadsheet Audit training sessions of 45 minutes each on the morning of Friday 7th July. Note there is an earlier deadline for this optional feature we are considering.

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 EuSpRIG 2017 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” www.eusprig.org/How 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 grenville croll at g mail dot com (in Dr Simon Thorne’s medical absence). Most of the full papers previously accepted and presented at EuSpRIG are available on the EuSpRIG website http://www.eusprig.org/conference-abstracts.htm which potential authors are invited to consult for guidance and references.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline for training sessions: 28th February 2017
  • Submission deadline for papers and presentations: 30th April 2017
  • Acceptance notice: 30th May 2017
  • Final camera-ready copy: 15th June 2017

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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