First International Joint Conference on Electronic Voting – formerly known as EVOTE and VoteID
18–21 October 2016, Bregenz, Austria
This conference aims – in continuation of the tradition established by the EVOTE and VoteID conferences – to become a leading international event for electronic voting experts from all over the world. E-VOTE-ID is an annual meeting formed by merging EVOTE and VoteID. The conference will take place the first time in the new format in October 2016.
One of its major objectives is to provide a forum for interdisciplinary and open discussion of all issues relating to electronic voting. Cumulatively, since 2004 more than 750 experts from 35+ countries in six continents have attended this conference to discuss electronic voting and related topics.
The aim of the conference is to bring together electronic voting specialists working in academia, politics, government and industry in order to discuss various aspects of all forms of electronic voting (including, but not limited, to polling stations, kiosks, ballot scanners and remote voting by electronic means) in three conference tracks and a PhD colloquium.
Conference Tracks and PhD Colloquium
Track on Security, Usability, and Technical Issues
Design, analysis, formal modeling or research implementation of:
- Electronic voting protocols and systems;
- Voter identification and authentication;
- Ballot secrecy, receipt-freeness and coercion resistance;
- Election verification including end-to-end verifiability and risk limiting audits;
- Human aspects of verifiable elections;
- Evaluation and certification, including international security standards, e.g. Common Criteria or ITSEC;
- Or any other security issues relevant to electronic voting.
Track on Administrative, Legal, Political, and Social Issues
- Discuss legal, political and social issues of electronic voting implementations, ideally employing case study methodology;
- Analyze the interrelationship with, and the effects of electronic voting on democratic institutions and processes;
- Assess the cultural impact of electronic voting on institutions, behaviours and attitudes of the Digital Era;
- Discuss the administrative, legal, political and social risks of electronic voting;
- How to draft electronic voting legislations;
- Public administrations and the implementation of electronic voting;
- Understandability, transparency, and trust issues in electronic voting;
- Data protection issues;
- Public interests vs. PPP (public private partnerships).
Track on Election and Practical Experiences
- Review developments in the area of applied electronic voting;
- Report on experiences with electronic voting or the preparation thereof (including project progress reports, case law, court decisions, legislative steps, public and political debates, election outcomes, etc.);
Experience reports need not contain original research, but must be an accurate, complete and, where applicable, evidence-based account of the deployment. Submissions will be judged on quality of the system or of the analysis, and the applicability of the results to other democracies.
The colloquium continues the tradition of PhD workshops on e-voting. Since 2006 the PhD seminars have focused on various aspects of e-voting including technical aspects, legal challenges, identity management, verifiability of the vote, etc. The workshops took place in various locations in Austria, Catalonia, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Luxembourg, and Switzerland.
The goal of the colloquium is to foster understanding and collaboration between PhD students from various disciplines working on e-voting. To this end, the program allows plenty of space for discussion and initiating collaboration based on presentations by attendees.
What makes this colloquium special is that it is truly interdisciplinary, where PhD students from legal backgrounds are joined by PhD students with computer science and cryptography backgrounds and by social scientists. Master students in e-voting and related areas are also welcome to participate.
Each interested participant should submit his/her research proposal (or alternatively ideas for papers, open problems, or other issues where feedback from colleagues would be helpful etc.) of some two pages length using the conference platform.
E-Voting System Demonstration Session
We also invite demonstrations of electronic voting systems, to be presented in an open session on Tuesday 18 October during the welcome reception. Participation is open to all conference participants, but we request a one-page summary by 30 September to email@example.com describing the system’s requirements and properties, such as:
– whether the system is intended for use in controlled (i.e. in polling stations) or uncontrolled environments (i.e. remotely via the Internet or in kiosks);
– which types of elections it accommodates;
– whether it addresses the needs of voters with disabilities;
– what sort of verifiability it provides;
– the extent to which it guarantees vote privacy;
– whether it has been deployed in a real election;
– where to go for more information.