EuSpRIG is the premier spreadsheet risk management conference that brings you the most up-to-date research, experience, tools and technologies available in the industry today.
Directors, Managers and Professionals 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. 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 evidence based scientific 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 on all aspects of the management, development and use of spreadsheets but especially concerning:
- development, testing and quality assurance of key & critical spreadsheet assets;
- corporate governance, best practice, risk management & regulatory compliance;
- agile approaches to the management of spreadsheet assets;
- improving the productivity of workflow impeded by inefficient methods;
- continuing education, skills training and certification;
- audit, management, version, configuration & control tools;
- enhancement, migration & replacement strategies;
- re-integration of scattered spreadsheet data;
- the dynamics of large systems of spreadsheets: discovery, dependencies, usage monitoring, version lineage, process mining;
- ongoing maintenance and user support for continued safe use;
- understanding, documenting & remediating existing spreadsheets;
- reverse engineering of spreadsheet logic, data flow, links, and patterns of use;
- process management including the management of spreadsheet control projects;
- effective methods and tools for validation and testing;
- technologies to support process improvement;
- case studies of usage, enhancement, migration & replacement strategies;
- organisational experiences with enterprise policies, risk & responsibility and best practices;
- human & psychological factors including change management, assumptions, abstraction, interpretation, denial, overconfidence, culture, behaviour, attitudes, fraud & human resource management;
- extension technologies - PowerPivot, VBA, ADO, Excel Services, BI and Web-enabling;
We are seeking the following types of submission:
Full academic papers (up to 5000 words),
Practitioner reports (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 theme. The conference proceedings will be published by EuSpRIG.
It is expected that academics and students will contribute full papers which will be double-blind refereed by members of the programme committee. Practitioner reports 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 and the management of risks associated with spreadsheet use. Such summaries will be reviewed by two referees.
Submissions to EuSpRIG 2013 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.
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.
To submit a paper, please read the author guidelines and email a Microsoft Word / RTF compatible paper, complying with those guidelines to Dr Simon Thorne: sthorne @ cardiffmet.ac.uk
- Submission deadline for papers and practitioner reports: 28th February 2013
- Acceptance notice: 31st March 2013
- Final camera-ready copy: 1st May 2013
Click here for Author Guidelines
Click here for Details of the David Chadwick Student Prize
If you would like to sponsor the conference, contact
Patrick O'Beirne at