This introduction provides an overview to this special section and reports on the third Journal of Information Systems Conference (JISC 2018) held March 15 and 16, 2018 in Durham, NC. The conference was jointly sponsored by the AAA Accounting Information Systems (AIS) section and the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA). This JIS research will help advance cloud computing research related to the domain of accounting information systems. The conference included seven research papers with related industry discussant feedback, three cloud industry keynote speakers, and three panels of practitioners and researchers to discuss the impact of the emergence and rapid maturing of cloud computing services. This editors' introduction outlines the major research paper topics represented in this special section, briefly introduces each paper, and highlights their main contributions. A comprehensive report on the full JISC 2018 conference is provided in the cloud commentary paper included in this special section.

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