KU XBRL Conference

Sixth University of Kansas International Conference on XBRL and Information Systems:

Transparency, Assurance and Analysis

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Section II Papers

Section IV Papers

Section VI Papers

Section VII Papers

Some Potential Topics

  • Assurance on XBRL documents: issues, problems, techniques, and tools
  • Business applications and objectives beyond using XBRL as a reporting tool (e.g., decision support, business process tracking, business collaboration)
  • Corporate social responsibility reporting and XBRL
  • Continuous audit and audit data standard
  • Data analytics, data quality, and risk assessment in XBRL environment (tools, techniques, applications, benefits)
  • Disclosures and transparency in business information
  • Emerging global taxonomy architectures
  • Financial analysis and continuous monitoring with XBRL
  • Relationship between XBRL and business intelligence
  • Reliability, accuracy, usability, and validity of XBRL documents (instances) and usages
  • Socio-technical aspects of XBRL use and adoption
  • Use of XBRL on the financial audit.
  • XBRL and big data
  • XBRL and other semantic technologies
  • XBRL in the public sector


The main objective of the conference is to provide an environment to share knowledge and best practices and stimulate collaborations and discussions to assist the realization of the full potential of XBRL and the related technologies on how they interact and may impact business information from various perspectives. In addition, the conference activities are intended to challenge the participants, including academics, practitioners, regulators, software developers, and analysts, to think beyond the status quo to better benefit from XBRL in the digital economy. To stimulate the thought process, in addition to traditional paper presentations, there will be three panels.

Panel I: Revisiting the Business Supply Chain: Roles, Goals, and Influences of XBRL Stakeholders”
Panel II: “Using XBRL Tagged Data to Perform Analysis: Current Status and Future Potentials”
Panel III: “Evolution and Future Trend for XBRL Development”

We are planning to have a three-hour pre-conference training session on Thursday afternoon (April 25, 2013) from 2:30-5:30 pm on “Analyze XBRL Today” given by Eric Cohen, Father of XBRL GL

Abstract of Training Session: It is April 2013 - and that means that the majority of US GAAP filers have now provided a detailed-tagged 10-K to the SEC. With the wealth of detail now available for analytics at the Securities and Exchange Commission's EDGAR system, as well as a wide variety of international filings as well, it's time to learn about - and being to master - the variety of analytic tools available, especially for academics. In this session, you will learn:

  • The basics and state of XBRL
  • Tools for analytics
  • Demonstration and hands-on learning
  • Information quality - where are we? Where can we go?

Conference Information

Submissions of articles/abstracts are encouraged by academics, practitioners, regulators, analysts, and other interested parties. Academic presenters will be reimbursed for their expenses including travel, food and accommodation up to a maximum of $1,000, one academic author per paper.
Deadline for Submission extended
January 31, 2013. Please submit your paper to Dr. Rajendra Srivastava, Ernst & Young Professor, via email: rsrivastava@ku.edu.
Acceptance Notification extended
February 25, 2013
Who Should Attend
  • Stakeholders interested in the on-going advancements in XBRL technology, and emerging technology complementary to XBRL.
  • Members of academia interested in XBRL and Information systems research and education.
How to Attend
Registration will be required given limited seating capacity. Register with this form.
Friday, April 26th and Saturday, April 27th, 2013
Springhill Suites by Marriott Lawrence, 1 Riverfront, Lawrence, KS 66044. Fly to Kansas City (MCI) airport. Either take a taxi to Lawrence or rent a car and drive to Lawrence.
Hotel Accommodations
Springhill Suites by Marriott Lawrence, 1 Riverfront, Lawrence, KS 66044, Phone: 785-841-2700. A block of rooms under the name "E&Y CARAT Meeting" is reserved at a special rate of $119.00/per night, single/Double. Reservations may be made through the hotel by calling the local number no later than March 26, 2013. The rate includes complimentary breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and free parking.
The Program will cover three hours of pre-conference training session on Thursday afternoon from 2:30-5:30 pm on "Analyze XBRL Today", and a full day on Friday and a half-day on Saturday of panel sessions and paper presentations; a total of 15 hours of CPE. Eric Cohen of PwC, Father of XBRL GL, will conduct the training session. The specifics are currently under development and will be posted shortly on the website.
Who Will Be Presenting
An assortment of Industry and Academic experts
Dr. Rajendra Srivastava, Ernst & Young Professor, email: rsrivastava@ku.edu.

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