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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