Final Programme EVOTE2014

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: Verifiability, Auditing and Certification
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!

EVOTE2014: how to get to Castle Hofen in Lochau near Bregenz / Austria?

Travel Information Schloss Hofen, the prominent red Renaissance castle of the Earls of Raitenau, has been home to the international Center for Science andContinuing Education since 1981. It is situated at the shore of Lake Constance in Lochau, which is right next to the region’s capital Bregenz. Castle Hofen Center for Science and Continuing Education Hoferstraße 26, A-6911 Lochau/Bregenz Phone: +43 5574 4930-0 Fax: -22 /   How to get there By Car The address for gps-navigation is: SchlossHofen, Hoferstrasse 26, 6911 Lochau, Austria

  • From Austria /Switzerland: Take the highway A14 through the “Pfändertunnel” and exit at Lochau-Hörbranz. Take a left into Lochau. After 700 meters turn left again at the OMV gas station. You will arrive at Castle Hofen on your right after 550 meters.
  • From Germany: Take highway E43 and exit after the former customs office “Hörbranz Zollamt”. From there, proceed as described aboveafter the exit at Lochau-Hörbranz.

  By Public Transportation Take the train to Bregenz and then please take a taxi. Please do not go to Lochau by train or bus as there are no taxis available in Lochau.   By Plane Bregenz does not have an airport. There are several international airports nearby: Friedrichshafen (FDH, 30min by taxi) and Munich (MUC, 3h by train to Lindau and then 20min taxi) in Germany, Zurich Airport (ZRH, 1h train to Bregenz + 15min traxi) in Switzerland.   Download our guide  here

Submissions closed

Last week, the submissions for EVOTE2014 have been closed. We received some 33 submissions which already have been sent to the programme committee for review. We are looking forward to the results and a very interesting programme. We will announce the accepted papers mid July.

We will also open the registration system for the conference around the same time. Participation is based on first come, first serve!

Now we have also issued the call for papers for the PhD colloquium. Read more here.

For more information on the themes of the conference, read the call for papers here.

EVOTE2014 PhD Colloquium

Call for Contributions for the 12th International

E-Voting PhD Colloquium
A Prequel to the EVOTE2014 Conference

October 28, 2014
Lochau/Bregenz, Austria

This PhD colloquium continues the tradition of PhD workshops on e-voting that started in 2006 and took place in various locations in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Luxembourg . As this time it is part of the well-established EVOTE conference taking place in the renaissance castle Hofen in Bregenz in Vorarlberg, the western-most part of Austria, it is explicitly internationally oriented, and knowledge of German is therefore not necessary.

The goal of the colloquium is to foster understanding and collaboration between Ph.D 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.

Target Audience

– PhD students in e-voting (computer scientists, mathematicians, logicians, legal experts, public administration, political science, social scientists, cryptographers, etc.);
– PhD students in related areas, where privacy, authentication, integrity and trust play a role, and for whom e-voting constitutes and interesting application domain;
– Master students in e-voting and related areas are welcome to participate. Proposals for presentations will be considered if possible.


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 provided at The PhD chairs will facilitate feedback which will be available ahead of the event in order to improve the submission before presentation.


The conference will be held in the beautiful Renaissance castle of Hofen at Lochau/Bregenz on the shores of Lake Constance in Austria.
The colloquium will begin at 9:00 on October 28 and last until 17:00 which should give ample room for presentation and discussion of the contributions. In general the presentations should be of some 15-20min length

Key Dates

– 05 September 2014: Deadline for submitting research proposals
– 15 September 2014: Notification of acceptance


Participation in the colloquium will cost 120 eur. If the colloquium is attended together with the conference a reduced fee of 90 eur applies. This fee includes lunch and drinks during the colloquium as well as participation in the EVOTE welcome reception in the evening of that day (see also for more information).

PhD Colloquium Chairs

Jordi Barrat i Esteve, EVOL2 – eVoting Legal Lab / University of Catalonia – URV (Spain)
Reto Koenig, Bern University of Applied Sciences (Switzerland)

Conference Chairs

Robert Krimmer, Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia)
Melanie Volkamer, Technical University of Darmstadt (Germany)

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EVOTE2014 Conference Secretariat

Mrs. Gisela Traxler

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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]

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EVOTE2014 Conference Secretariat

Mrs. Gisela Traxler

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