Welcome to 2019 KAA and AAAs

Welcome to 2019 KAA and AAAs


Dear Colleagues,


We are delighted to invite you to the combined events of 2019 Korean Accounting Association Annual Conference and Asian Accounting Associations (AAAs) Conference to be held in the city of Gyeongju, Republic of Korea, from 21st to 22nd June 2019. The conference is organized by the Korean Accounting Association (KAA) and will take place at the conference facilities of the K-Hotel Gyeongju. The New Faculty Workshop for Korean scholars sponsored by KAA will also take place in the same venue on the 20th June 2019.


The theme of the 2019 KAA Annual Meeting is “The Role of Accounting in the Fourth Industrial Revolution Era.” Particular emphasis is placed on trying to understand and envision the roles of accounting in the dynamic changes shaping our future. A key agenda concerns how accounting academia will be capable of contributing to the advancement of information technology, globalized world, and toward the common cause of future society. The conference aims to provide a forum where diverse ideas and thoughts meet together, striving to demonstrate how accounting may play a role in creating smarter and more closely connected world.


The 2019 Asian Accounting Associations Annual Conference will mark the first occasion to be held outside of Taiwan, where the conference was launched by Taiwan Accounting Association in Taipei in 2017, co-sponsored by three allied national accounting associations of Taiwan Accounting Association, Japan Accounting Association, and Korean Accounting Association. The three associations look forward to expanding the scope of collaborations and expect to invite other national accounting associations based in Asia to participate in this promising international academic community.


Gyeongju is a city of unparalleled beauty, rich in history and culture. Gyeongju was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Silla (57 BC – 935 AD), which ruled about two-thirds of the Korean peninsula at its height between the 7th and 9th centuries, for close to one thousand years. Later Silla was a prosperous and wealthy country, and its metropolitan capital of Gyeongju was the fourth largest city in the world. A vast number of archeological sites and cultural properties from this period remain in the city. Gyeongju is often referred to as “the museum without walls”. Among such historical treasures, Seokguram grotto, Bulkuksa temple, Gyeongju Historic Areas and Yangdong Folk Village are designated as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. The city has 31 National Treasures, and Gyeongju National Museum houses 16,333 artifacts. There are 35 royal tombs and 155 tumuli in central Gyeongju, and 421 tumuli in the outskirts of the city. The many major historical sites have helped Gyeongju become one of the most popular tourist destinations in Korea.


It is thus with a great pleasure that we invite you to the combined 2019 AAAs and KAA Annual Conference. Visit Gyeongju, South Korea, and complement the rich intellectual experience of the Conference with the opportunity to enjoy the 1000 years of Silla heritage, as well as one of Korea’s most renowned contemporary tourism paradises. The Korean Accounting Association will love the opportunity to be your host and extends a whole-hearted welcome to academics and practitioners from around the world.


On behalf of the Korean Accounting Association,


Seong-Pyo CHO, President of KAA

Jong-Seo CHOI, Chair of Organizing/Scientific Committee of AAAs 2019

Important Dates
  • 1 February 2019
    Application submission starts
  • 30 March 2019
    Paper submission deadline
  • 29 April 2019
    Notification to participants about papers’ acceptance
  • 6 May 2019
    Early registration
  • 21 June 2019
    Onsite registration