55th World Continuous Auditing & Reporting Symposium (WCARS)

55 World Continuous Auditing & Reporting Symposium
Indian Institute of Management Visakhapatnam
January 9th-10th, 2023



The 55 World Continuous Auditing & Reporting Symposium (WCARS) will be held at the Indian Institute of Management Visakhapatnam (IIMV), AP, India. The WCARS is a leading forum for exchanging ideas about applying technology in accounting and auditing. The conference aims to provide a forum for all stakeholders, be it accounting and auditing researchers, regulators, or the Big-4 and non-Big4 accounting firms, to share their research, best practices, and application of emerging technologies in accounting & auditing.

The conference is open to any innovative idea relating to the data analytics enabled auditing and reporting, including, but not limited to:

  • Intelligent Decision System in accounting & auditing
  • Fraud Detection
  • Continuous Auditing
  • Text and voice mining in accounting & auditing
  • Blockchain
  • ESG Reporting
  • Corporate Governance
  • XBRL
  • Supervised and non-Supervised Machine Learning Methods
  • Smart Contracts
  • Tax Analytics
  • Accounting information system

You can submit extended abstract/full papers at wcars2023@iimv.ac.in by November 15, 2022. Please write to the conference chair for queries related to paper submission.


About IIM Visakhapatnam

IIM Visakhapatnam is located in beautiful city of Visakhapatnam. Visakhapatnam is a picturesque port-city on the east coast of India. It is easily accessible by air, sea, rail and road connections. It ranks among the cleanest cities of the country. It is cosmopolitan and is a popular tourist destination with a beautiful beach on one side and a majestic mountain-range on the other. It’s a vibrant city well known for its safety and security; heritage and hospitality; culture and cuisine; art and architecture; tradition and talent; trade and technology; innovation and industry; entrepreneurship and enterprise. Visakhapatnam is base to several large, medium and small companies (public and private) in the core sector, energy, financial services, infrastructure, IT, Pharma etc. The Eastern Naval Command of the Indian Navy is head-quartered at Visakhapatnam. In short, Visakhapatnam is one of the most preferred destinations in India to live, learn, yearn and earn.


Prof. Miklos Vasarhelyi

Professor Miklos A. Vasarhelyi is the KPMG Distinguished Professor of Accounting Information Systems and serves as Director of the Rutgers Accounting Research Center (RARC) & Continuous Auditing & Reporting Lab (CAR Lab). He is credited with developing the original continuous audit application and is the leading researcher in this field. He is the editor of the Artificial Intelligence in Accounting and Auditing series and the Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting. At Rutgers Business School, Professor Vasarhelyi heads the Continuous Auditing and Reporting Laboratory, which works on projects for such leading companies as Siemens, KPMG, Procter & Gamble, AICPA, CA Technologies and Brazil’s Itau-Unibanco. Also, he leads the RADAR (Rutgers AICPA Data Analytics Research Initiative) project supported by the 8 leading CPA firms, AICPA, and CPA Canada.

Prof. Suresh Govindarajan

Professor Suresh Govindaraj is a professor at the Accounting and Information Systems Department. Dr. Govindaraj received his M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees from the Graduate School of Business, Columbia University. He received a Master’s degree from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He has an MBA and Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from IIT, India. He is a two-time Paul Nadler Teaching Excellence award winner and was named one of the top 15 Forensic Accounting Professors in the U.S. by ForensicsCollege.com.

Prof. Rajendra P. Srivastava

Dr. Rajendra P. Srivastava is Professor Emeritus of Accounting & Information Systems in the School of Business, University of Kansas, Lawrence, USA. He has been the EY Professor in the School of Business, University of Kansas, for 24 years and also served as the Director of EY Centre for Auditing Research and Advanced Technology during 1995 – 2015. He pioneered the application of Dempster-Shafer Theory of Belief Functions to audit judgment and was elected to serve on the Board of the Belief Function Application Society (BFAS) from 2010-2014.

Prof. Michael Alles

Dr. Michael Alles is a professor at the Department of Accounting and Information Systems at Rutgers Business School. Prior to Rutgers, he taught at the University of Texas at Austin, New York University and Southern Methodist University. His specialties are the design of strategic control systems, continuous auditing, management accounting and corporate governance.


Conference Chairs:

Prof. Prince Doliya
Indian Institute of Management Visakhapatnam
AU Campus, Visakhapatnam, A.P-550003
T: +91- 891 – 2824496 | M: +91 9720514765
Email: princedoliya@iimv.ac.in

Prof. Michael Alles
Department of Accounting & Information
SystemsOne Washington Park, Room 928 (973)
Newark NJ
Email: alles@business.rutgers.edu

Conference Registration Fee*:

PhD Scholars & Students:                                                            ₹ 1,500
Faculty:                                                                                         ₹ 3,000
General Participant/Presenters/Corporate:                                  ₹ 5,000
Foreign Participants:                                                                     $ 80

*The registration fee includes the symposium material, lunch, and dinner.


Key Dates and Information:

Call for paper                                                    : Aug 1, 2022
Last date of paper submission                         : Nov 15, 2022
Registration Last Date                                     : Dec 1, 2022
Conference Dates                                            : Jan 9-10, 2023


Publication Opportunities:

Journal of Emerging Technology in Accounting


Conference Website: