Final Programme

Please find below our detailed programme. In addition you can download it here.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 – Pre-Conference Programme

The pre-conference programme consists of three activities in parallel. Scytl workshop in the afternoon is open to everybody, while the daylong CoE review meeting is upon invitation only, and the PhD colloquium, which is all day long as well, requires a separate registration.

Registration opens 
for CoE review meeting and PhD colloquium

09.30 – 17.30
5th Review Meeting on the Council of Europe Council of Ministers’ Recommendation Rec(2004)11 on legal, operation and technical standards for e-voting by invitation only

09.30 – 17.30
EVOTE2014 PhD Colloquium 
separate registration required

 10.45 – 11.00
Coffee Break for CoE review meeting and PhD colloquium

12.30 – 14.00

 15.45 – 16.00
Coffee Break for CoE review meeting and PhD colloquium

Registration opens for Scytl Workshop

16.30 – 18.30
Scytl Invited Workshop on ‘The 10 pillars of end-to-end online voting verifiability
’ open for all participants

Registration opens for the conference

18.00 – 21.00
Welcome Cocktail Buffet and drinks


Wednesday, 29 October 2014 – Conference Programme 

Registration opens

09.00 – 10.20
Session 1: Opening
Session Chair: Robert Krimmer

Welcome Notes
Robert Krimmer (Tallinn University of Technology)
Melanie Volkamer (TU Darmstadt)
Jordi Puiggali (Scytl)

Keynote: Electoral Technology: Observations across Latin America
Yulimar Quintero Trumbo

10.20 – 10.40
Coffee Break

10.40 – 12.30
Session 2: Experiences with Internet Voting
Session Chair: Gregor Wenda

The Patchwork of Internet Voting in Canada
Nicole Goodman and Jon Pammett

11.20 – Practical Attempt to Overcome Internet Voting – Related Fears
Jonas Udris

Verifiable Internet Voting in Estonia
Sven Heiberg and Jan Willemson

12.30 – 14.00

14.00 – 15.50
Session 3: Experiences with Voting Machines
Session Chair: Jurlind Budurushi

From Piloting to Roll-out: Voting Experience and Trust in the First Full e-election in Argentina
Julia Pomares, Ines Levin, R. Michael Alvarez, Guillermo Lopez Mirau and Teresa Ovejero

E-voting in the Netherlands; Past, Current, Future?
Leontine Loeber

Implementation Project Electronic Voting Azuay – Ecuador 2014
Juan Pozo

15.50 – 16.10
Coffee Break

16.10 – 17.40
Session 4: Practicality of Technical Solutions
Session Chair: David Bismark

Practical Provably Correct Voter Privacy Protecting End to End Voting Employing Multiparty Computations and Split Value Representations of Votes
Michael Rabin and Ronald Rivest – delivered by Douglas Wikström

Pretty Understandable Democracy 2.0
Stephan Neumann, Christian Feier, Perihan Sahin and Sebastian Fach

Discussion – The Role of Open Source Technology in Elections
Peter Wolf

Closing of the Day

Programme Committee Meeting by invitation only

Reception in Bregenz


Thursday, 30 October 2014 – Conference Programme

09.00 – 10.40
Session 5: Trust in Electronic Voting
Session Chair: Melanie Volkamer

Invited Talk: Trust and Verifiability in Australian E-voting
Vanessa Teague (University of Melbourne)

Trust in Internet Election: Observing the Norwegian Decryption and Counting Ceremony
Randi Markussen, Lorena Ronquillo and Carsten Schürmann

10.40 – 11.00
Coffee Break

11.00 – 12.20
Session 6: Auditing and Verifiability
Session Chair: Carsten Schürmann 

Proving the Monotonicity Criterion for a Plurality Vote-counting Program as a Step Towards Verified Vote-counting
Rajeev Gore and Thomas Meumann

Efficiently Auditing Multi-Level Elections
Joshua A. Kroll, J. Alex Haldermann, and Edward W. Felten

Discussion –
 The Role of Certification in Electronic Voting
Kai Reinhard

12.40 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.00
Session 7: International Standards
Session Chair: Nadja Braun Binder 

Ten Years of Rec(2004)11 – The Council of Europe and E-voting
Robert Stein and Gregor Wenda

Ten Years Council of Europe Rec(2004)11: Lessons Learned and Outlook
Ardita Driza Maurer

15.00 – 15.30
Coffee Break

15.30 – 17.30
Session 8: Panel Discussion & Best Paper Award Ceremony
Moderation: Nadja Braun Binder 

15.30 Panel Discussion: International Standards on Electronic Voting: Are (Partially) Outdated Standards Better than Nothing? A Review of Experiences and Challenges with the Council of Europe Recommendation for Electronic Voting Rec(2004)11

Best Paper Award Ceremony & Closing of the Day
followed by reception 

Conference Dinner Cheese Road


Friday, 31 October 2014 – Conference Programme

9.00 – 10.00
Session 9: Internet Voting in Switzerland
Session Chairs: Robert Krimmer and Melanie Volkamer

Invited Talk: Internet Voting in Switzerland – Where We Stand Today
Geo Taglioni and Oliver Spycher

10.00 – 10.10
Coffee Break

10.10 – 11.20
Session 10: Electronic Voting in Polling Stations
Session Chair: Steve Schneider

Implementation and Evaluation of the EasyVote Tallying Component and Ballot
Jurlind Budurushi, Karen Renaud, Melanie Volkamer and Marcel Woide

Pressing the Button for European Elections: Verifiable E-voting and
Public Attitudes Toward Internet Voting in Greece
Alex Delis, Konstantina Gavatha, Aggelos Kiayias, Charalampos Koutalakis, Elias Nikolakopoulos, Mema Roussopoulou, Georgios Sotirellis, Panos Stathopoulos, Lampros Paschos, Pavlos Vasilopoulos, Thomas Zacharias and Bingsheng Zhang

11.20 – 11.30 Coffee Break

11.30 – 13.00
Session 11: Mobile Voting & Closing
Session Chair: Aggelos Kiayias 

Electronic Voting with Fully Distributed Trust and Maximized Flexibility Regarding Ballot Design
Oksana Kulyk, Stephan Neumann, Melanie Volkamer, Christian Feier and Thorben Köster

Scroll, Match & Vote: An E2E Coercion Resistant Mobile Voting System
Carlos Ribeiro, Rui Joaquim and Gonçalo Pereira

Robert Krimmer and Melanie Volkamer

13.00 – 14.00


EVOTE2014 Accommodation

The EVOTE2014 is coming closer and closer and the registration process is in full progress!

We had a few requests about accommodation in Bregenz.

Our partner in the region, Tourism Vorarlberg Convention.CC, provides EVOTE2014 with a separate booking page at where you can book your room.

If you have further wishes or questions regarding accommodation please contact Convention.CC by email or by phone +43 (5574) 43443-21 . The contact person is Sabine Künz, she will assist in finding an appropriate hotel.

We will provide transportation from Bregenz to Castle Hofen and back.

We are looking forward to welcoming you at EVOTE2014!

CfP EVOTE2014: Verifying the Vote

Call for Papers
6th International Conference on Electronic Voting

EVOTE2014: Verifying the Vote
Ten-Year Anniversary Conference

October 29 – 31, 2014
Lochau/Bregenz, Austria

This conference is one of the leading international event for e-voting experts from all over the world. One of its major objectives is provide a forum for interdisciplinary and open discussion of all issues relating to electronic voting. Cumulatively, over the years 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012 more than 450 experts from over 30 countries have attended this conference to discuss electronic voting and related topics. In so doing, they have established Bregenz as a regular forum and point of reference for the scientific community working with e-voting. Since this will be the tenth anniversary of the first conference, we would like to take the opportunity to look back and see what has been accomplished since 2004.

  • Discuss all forms of electronic voting (including, but not limited, to polling stations, kiosks and remote voting by electronic means);
  • Review developments in the area of electronic voting over the past ten years;
  • Analyze the theoretical and practical aspects of end-to-end verification of the use of electronic voting in elections;
  • Identify the interdisciplinary issues (in technology, law, politics, public administration and society) that arise in the design and implementation of an e-voting system;
  • Propose new ways of achieving the voting ideal of unambiguous identification of the voter and full anonymity of the vote as well as vote verifiability and voting system certification;
  • Discuss types of security requirements and testing needed to be in accordance with international security standards i.e., Common Criteria or ITSEC;
  • Report on implementations, their legal, organizational and technical frameworks, lessons learned and future plans;
  • Analyze the interrelationship with, and the effects of e-voting on, democratic institutions and processes as well as voter behavior;
  • Human aspects of verifiable elections;
  • Conduct social and political analyses of the impacts of electronic voting;
  • Discuss the risks, particularly the political and technical risks, of electronic voting.

The format of the conference is a three-day meeting that deals with the topics from a both a theoretical perspective and a practical one. Practical papers should use case studies. No parallel sessions will be held, and sufficient space will be given for informal communication.

[box title=”PhD Colloquium” centered_title=”false” with_bg=”false”]Prior to the main conference, a one-day PhD colloquium is planned to take place on October 28. The call can be found here. [/box]

[box title=”Paper Submission” centered_title=”false” with_bg=”false”]Complete paper submissions (3,500-4,500 words excluding abstract, figures and references, i.e., roughly 10 pages, double-spaced) will be subject to a double-blind review. Please submit anonymous submissions (with no reference to the authors). Electronic submissions can be made at, which also serves as an online system for the review process. During submission, please indicate whether your paper is a theoretical or practical one.[/box]

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  • 30 May 2014: Deadline for submission of papers (hard deadline, no extension)
  • 14 July 2014: Notification of acceptance
  • 15 August 2014: Deadline for camera-ready paper submission[/box]

[box title=”Publication” centered_title=”false” with_bg=”false”]The conference proceedings will be available at the time of the conference. In addition to the print publication, electronic copies will also be available.[/box]

[box title=”Venue” centered_title=”false” with_bg=”false”]The conference will be held in the beautiful Renaissance castle of Hofen at Lochau/Bregenz on the shores of Lake Constance in Austria.

On the evening of October 28 a welcome reception for all conference participants will be organized in castle Hofen, where also the conference dinner on October 30 will take place and feature the traditional “cheese road”.[/box]

[box title=”Conference Chairs” centered_title=”false” with_bg=”false”]Krimmer, Robert (Estonia)
Volkamer, Melanie (Germany)[/box]

[box title=”International Programme Committee” centered_title=”false” with_bg=”false”]Alvarez, Michael (USA)
Araujo, Roberto (Brazil)
Bannister, Frank (Ireland)
Barrat, Jordi (Spain)
Benaloh, Josh (USA)
Besselar, Peter van den (Netherlands)
Beznosov, Konstantin (Canada)
Bismark, David (Sweden)
Bock Segaard, Signe (Norway)
Braun Binder, Nadja (Germany)
Buchsbaum, Thomas (Ministry for European and International Affairs, Austria)
Bull, Christian (Norway)
Caarls, Susanne (Netherlands)
DeGregorio, Paul (USA)
Dittakavi, Chakrapani (India)
Drechsler, Wolfgang (Estonia)
Dubuis, Eric (Switzerland)
Gibson, Paul (France)
Gjosteen, Kristian (NTNU Trondheim, Norway)
Grechenig, Thomas (Austria)
Grimm, Ruediger (Germany)
Gronke, Paul (USA)
Haenni, Rolf (Switzerland)
Hall, Joe Lorenzo (USA)
Hall, Thad (USA)
Imamura, Catsumi (Brazil)
Kalvet, Tarmo (Estonia)
Kersting, Norbert (Germany)
Kim, Shin Dong (South Korea)
Kuesters, Ralf (University of Trier, Germany)
Koenig, Reto (Switzerland)
Nurmi, Hanno (Finland)
Prandini, Marco (Italy)
Pereira, Oliver (Belgium)
Pomares, Julia (Argentina)
Reniu, Josep Maria (Spain)
Rios, David (Spain)
Ruggeri, Fabrizio (CNR IMATI, Italy)
Ryan, Mark (United Kingdom)
Ryan, Peter Y A (Luxembourg)
Schneider, Steve (United Kingdom)
Schuermann, Carsten (Denmark)
Schoenmakers, Berry (Netherlands)
Serduelt, Uwe (Switzerland)
Stein, Robert (Austria)
Teague, Vanessa (Australia)
Tokaji, Dan (USA)
Trechsel, Alexander (Italy)
Wenda, Gregor (Austria)
Wikström, Douglas (Sweden)
Zagorski, Filip (Poland)
Zissis, Dimitris (Greece)[/box]

[box title=”PhD Colloquium Chairs” centered_title=”false” with_bg=”false”]Koenig, Reto (Switzerland)
Barrat, Jordi (Spain)[/box]

[box title=”Organization Committee” centered_title=”false” with_bg=”false”]Budurushi, Jurlind (Germany)
Traxler, Gisela (Austria)[/box]

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Jointly organized by

  • Tallinn University of Technology, Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance
  • Technical University Darmstadt, CASED
  • Gesellschaft für Informatik Working Group E-Commerce and E-Government
  • E-Voting.CC GmbH Competence Center for Electronic Voting and Participation[/box]

[box title=”General Enquiries” centered_title=”false” with_bg=”false”]

EVOTE2014 Conference Secretariat

Mrs. Gisela Traxler

Visit also our Facebook page[/box]