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WICTA 2019 : 6th edition of WICTA, Special Interest Group on ICT for Auditing


When Jun 19, 2019 - Jun 22, 2019
Where Coimbra, Portugal
Submission Deadline Mar 7, 2019
Notification Due Mar 26, 2019
Final Version Due Apr 1, 2019
Categories    computer-assisted audit tools   e-auditing   open source caats   internal controls & automation

Call For Papers

We are pleased to invite the academic and business community to submit their papers to WICTA'2019 (6th edition of Special Interest Group on ICT for Auditing), to be held at Instituto Superior de Contabilidade e Administração de Coimbra, Portugal, between the 19th and 22nd of June 2019.

Authors are encouraged to submit original contributions and papers must comply with the format standard and be written in Portuguese, Spanish or English. Topics of interest include any area related to auditing challenges and ICT on auditing. In particular:

Computer-Assisted Audit Tools (CAATs): Acceptance and Adoption, Use and Impacts
New Trends on Auditing and Challenges on Auditing Profession
Audit, Risk, and Control in Information Systems
Fraud Prevention and Anomalies’ Detection: Data Analytics, Data Mining and Text Mining
Standard Audit Files applied on Reporting Obligation Compliance and Tax Authorities Audits
E-auditing and Tax Administrations
Open Source CAATs and Statistical Techniques and Tools
Continuous Auditing and Embedded Audit Modules in ERPs
Auditing in New Contexts: Big Data, Cloud, Mobile Devices and Social Networks
Models for Evaluation of Financial Instruments
Internal Controls & Automation
Auditing and Performance Management in the Public Sector
Computer-Assisted Audit Tools and Techniques (CAATT) and IT Governance
Data Requirements, Data Quality, and Audit Quality
Monitoring in Real Contexts: Dashboards and other Tools

Paper Submission and Format Guidelines

We invite authors to submit unpublished work that present original scientific result, methodological aspects, concepts and approaches in the field of Auditing Challenges and ICT on Auditing. Submitted work must not be not under revision elsewhere. The submissions will be double-blind reviewed on a rolling basis to ensure a rapid decision. Therefore, authors should not include on submissions names and affiliations during the reviewing phase and should avoid references in the text that can possibly identify them.

Submissions must be of Full Paper (up to 6 pages). Papers must be written in one of the official conference languages (English, Spanish or Portuguese) and must follow the conference format guidelines. The best papers will be selected for publication, as extended versions, in English, in some journals and books (to be announced soon).

Format guidelines ( Although submissions shall be done using PDF file format, camera ready versions of the accepted papers must be delivered in MS Word format also. Submissions must be done using EasyChair choosing “WICTA – Special Interest Group on ICT for Auditing”.


Publications and Indexing

Regardless of the type of submission, WICTA’2019 organizers may suggest papers to be accepted as full-paper (6 pages), short-paper (4 pages) or poster (2 pages). Full papers will be published in the conference proceedings in specific Workshop chapters. Proceedings will be submitted for indexation by ISI Thomson, SCOPUS, INSPEC and Google Scholar. Detailed and up-to-date information may be found at CISTI 2019 website. Published full and short papers will be sent to EI, IEEE XPlore, INSPEC, ISI, SCOPUS and Google Scholar. Poster papers and company papers will be sent to EBSCO and EI. The best papers will be selected for publication, as extended versions, in English, in some journals and books (to be announced soon).

Authors of accepted papers must register for the workshop to have papers published in the proceedings. More information at CISTI 2019 website.


Information Technology on/for Auditing purposes can be defined as the use of technology to support auditing procedures and to achieve the goals of auditing in any area. Commonly, this research topic is defined as Computer-assisted Audit Tools (CAATs) or Computer-assisted Audit Tools and Techniques, CAATTs. It includes tools to produce working papers, data analysis and extraction to support tests, to predict data behaviour (data mining tools) and to do statistical analysis, sampling, stratification or regression. The most known tools are Generalized Audit Software (GAS). The term Computer-assisted Audit Tools and Techniques (CAATTs) refers also to collaborative approaches and data mining techniques.

Studies on CAATTs’ use and acceptance in the workplace reveal that acceptance is higher in data analysis and extraction tools but low if a relevant expertise is needed on statistics, mathematics or computer science to perform some audit procedure. Approaches to mainstream CAATs’ use, propose specific training methods for Audit Tools connected to organizations’ real needs and expectations.

Since the 1st edition of WICTA, in 2014, Barcelona, new topics were included to gather the trends in the area of ICT for auditing. On WICTA 2019, we keep the invitation to colleagues around the world to present and discuss relevant topics to advance the use of ICT in Auditing. Members of Programme Committee include more than 60 researchers from 17 countries. This research collaborative community is being developed upon this Special Interest Group’s topics: this will give researchers the opportunity to promote and present their most recent research results, tools and other developments and facilitate the discussion of ongoing work in this area, potentially uniting all the individual research topics and efforts.


Organizing Committee

Isabel Pedrosa, ISCAC-IPC, PT (Chair) (
Carlos J. Costa, ISEG, Universidade de Lisboa, PT (
Francisco Bolaños-Burgos, Univ. Espirito Santo, EC (
Manuela Aparicio, ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, PT ( )
Márcia Santos, ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, PT (
Raul Laureano, ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, PT (
Rui Pedro Marques, ISCA, Universidade de Aveiro, PT ( )

Program Committee (in alphabetic order)

Aidi Ahmi, Universiti Utara Malaysia, MY
Alexandre Silva, ISCAC-IPC, PT
Ana Zorio Grima, Universidad de Valencia, ES
Ann Svensson, University West, Trollhättan, SE
Arif Onan, Hacettepe University, TR
Bruno Horta Soares,, ISACA Lisbon Chapter, PT
Carlos J. Costa, ISEG, Universidade de Lisboa, PT
Carlos Barros, ISCAC-IPC, PT
Carlos Santos, ISCA, Universidade de Aveiro, PT
Cláudio Pais, ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, PT
Daniel Taborda, Universidade de Coimbra, PT
Deniz Appelbaum, Montclair State University, USA
Dessalegn Mihret, University Australia, AU
Elcelina Silva, Universidade de Cabo Verde, CV
Evelio Hernández Pascual, UAGRM, BO
Enrique Bónson, Universidad de Huelva, ES
Fátima Geada, Instituto Português de Auditoria Interna, PT
Fernanda Alberto, ISCAC-IPC, PT
Filipe Pontes, OBEGEF (Observatório de Economia e Gestão da Fraude), IPAI, PT
Filipe de Sá-Soares, Universidade do Minho, PT
Francisco Bolaños-Burgos, Espirito Santo, EC
Francisco Guimarães, Universidade de Évora, PT
Francisco Lavrador Pires, BetterTech, PT
Francisco Valencia Duque, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, CO
Gonçalo Rodrigues Cadete, ISACA Lisbon Chapter, PT
Halil Yurdugül, Hacettepe Üniversitesi, TR
Helena Inácio, ISCA, Universidade de Aveiro, PT
Heriberto Suarez, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, ES
Hotniar Siringoringo, Gunadarma University, ID
Isabel Pedrosa, ISCAC-IPC, PT
Isabel Pereira, ESECS-IPL, PT
Izabela Maciejewska, University of Lodz, PL
Joana Leite, ISCAC-IPC, PT
Joanna Hernik, West Pomeranian University of Technology, PL
Jorge Bernardino, DEIS-ISEC, IPC, PT
Laura Alcaide Muñoz, University of Granada, ES
Louis Smidt, Tshwane University of Technology, ZA
Luís Montanha Rebelo, ISACA Lisbon Chapter, IPAI - IIA Portuguese Chapter, PT
Makarand Upadhyaya, University of Jazan, ZA
Manuel Pedro Rodríguez Bolívar, Universidad de Granada, ES
Manuela Aparicio, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), PT
María Antonia García Benau, Universidad de Valencia, ES
Maria Georgina Morais, IPAI e ISCAC-IPC, PT
María Hallo, Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Ecuador, EC
Maria do Rosário Veiga, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), PT
María Teresa Fernández Rodríguez, Universidad de Vigo, ES
Marius POPA, Academy of Economic Studies, RO
Márcia Santos, ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, PT
Miguel Mira da Silva, Instituto Superior Técnico, ISACA Lisbon Chapter, PT
Miklos A. Vasarhelyi, Rutgers Business School, USA
Nuno Baptista, WIS4, PT
Nurettin Simsek, Ankara University, TR
Paulo Dias, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), PT
Paulo Gomes, ISACA Lisbon Chapter, PT
Paulo Gomes, IIA Brasil, BR
Philna Coetzee, Tshwane University of Technology, ZA
van der Nest, Tshwane University of Technology, ZA
Raquel Garde Sanchez, University of Granada, ES
Raul Fernandes, ACRC SROC, PT
Raul Laureano, ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, PT
Rúben Pereira, ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, PT
Rui Pedro Marques, ISCA, Universidade de Aveiro, PT
Sérgio Moro, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), PT
Sérgio Pontes, Pontes, Baptista & Associados, SROC, Lda, PT
Sunder Gee, ZAP Consulting Ltd, CA
Susana Jorge, University of Coimbra, PT
Tatiana Antipova, Institute of Certified Specialists, Perm, RU

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