We are happy to announce the next edition of the electronic voting conference series, the first time under the new name of E-Vote-ID 2016. This is due to the merger of EVOTE and Vote-ID conferences. It will take place again from 18 until 21 October 2016. Read below our first call for papers.


Call for Papers

International Joint Conference on Electronic Voting

E-VOTE-ID 2016

Formerly known as EVOTE and VoteID

18 – 21 October 2016

Bregenz, Austria

held under the auspices of the
Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland

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;
– Requirements;
– 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 technologies employed at voter identification/authentication, vote casting, and/or ballot processing;
– 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.

PhD Colloquium

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.


Format of the Conference

The format of the main conference is a three-day meeting. The PhD colloquium takes places on the day before the main conference begins. No parallel sessions will be held, and sufficient space will be given for informal communication.


Paper Submission

Paper submissions can be in two formats – either as a full paper or an abstract.

– Full paper submissions (up to max 16 pages, including abstract, figures, bibliography);
– Abstract submissions (2 pages, roughly 1,200 words).

LNCS style has to be used (see the Springer guidelines at http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0).

All submissions will be subject to double-blind review. Submissions must not substantially duplicate work that any of the authors has published elsewhere or has submitted in parallel to any other conference or workshop with proceedings.

Submissions should be anonymous, with no author names, affiliations, acknowledgement or obvious references. Each submission should have a contact author who should provide full contact information. At least one author of each accepted paper will be required to present the work at the conference.

Submissions are to be made using the Easychair conference system at  https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=evoteid2016, which serves as the online system for the review process. During submission, please select the appropriate track or the PhD colloquium. Track chairs reserve the right to re-assign papers to other tracks in case of better fit based on reviewer feedback, and in coordination with other track chairs.

If you think that one or more of the programme committee members could have a conflict of interest with your submission, please indicate this during the paper submission process in the EasyChair system. In addition, programme committee members will be required to indicate potential conflict of interest with papers during reviewing phase/paper bidding.


Key Dates

Deadline for submission of papers and abstracts: 27 May 2016 (hard deadline, no extension)
Review Deadline: 1 July 2016
Deadline for PhD Colloquium submissions: 1 July 2016
Notification of acceptance for all tracks: 11 July 2016
Deadline for resubmission of conditionally accepted papers: 12 August 2016
Deadline for camera-ready paper submissions: 26 August 2016
Deadline for system description for demonstration session: 30 September 2016



The conference proceedings will be available at the time of the conference. Full papers accepted for the tracks on technical as well as administrative, legal, political and social issues will be published in Springer LNCS.

All other accepted publications, including full papers in the election experience track, accepted abstracts in any of the tracks, and those from PhD colloquium submissions will be published in proceedings with TUT press. The proceedings will also be made available under open access on the E-Vote-ID non-commercial archival repository, and authors will be required to provide their copies of accepted papers for this purpose.



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 18 October a welcome reception for all conference participants will be organized in castle Hofen, where also the conference dinner on 20 October will take place and feature the traditional “cheese road”.


Voting System Demonstrations

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 1 October 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.



General Chairs

Krimmer, Robert (Tallinn University of Technology, Ragnar Nurkse School, Estonia)
Volkamer, Melanie (Karlstad University, Sweden & Technische Universität Darmstadt,  Germany)

Conference Chairs

Barrat, Jordi (EVOL2 – ­eVoting Research Lab, Spain)
Benaloh, Josh (Microsoft Research, USA)
Goodman, Nicole (University of Toronto, Canada)
Ryan, Peter Y A (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg)
Schuster, Ronald (Tallinn University of Technology, Ragnar Nurkse School, Estonia)
Spycher, Oliver (Federal Chancellery, Switzerland)
Teague, Vanessa (University of Melbourne, Australia)
Wenda, Gregor (Federal Ministry of the Interior, Austria)

Programme Committee

Track on Security, Usability, and Technical Issues

Track Chairs

Benaloh, Josh (Microsoft Research, USA)
Ryan, Peter Y A (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg)
Teague, Vanessa (University of Melbourne, Australia)

Track Programme Committee

Araujo, Roberto (Universidade Federal do Pará, Brazil)
Beznosov, Konstantin (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Cortier, Veronique (CNRS, France)
Dubuis, Eric (Bern University of Applied Science, Switzerland)
Gibson, Paul (Telecom SudParis, France)
Gjosteen, Kristian (NTNU Trondheim, Norway)
Gore, Rajeev (Australian National University, Australia)
Grimm, Ruediger (University of Koblenz, Germany)
Haenni, Rolf (Bern University of Applied Science, Switzerland)
Kiayias, Aggelos (University of Athens, Greece)
Kremer, Steven (LORIA, France)
Kuesters, Ralf (University of Trier, Germany)
Koenig, Reto (Bern University of Applied Science, Switzerland)
Prandini, Marco (DISI, Universita’ di Bologna, Italy)
Pereira, Oliver (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
Rivest, Ron (MIT, USA)
Ryan, Mark (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom)
Schneider, Steve (University of Surrey, United Kingdom)
Schuermann, Carsten (IT University, Denmark)
Schoenmakers, Berry (TU Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Stark, Philip B. (UC Berkely, USA)
Wikström, Douglas (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
Zagorski, Filip (University of Wroclaw, Poland)
Zissis, Dimitris (University of the Agean, Greece)

Track on Administrative, Legal, Political, and Social Issues

Track Chairs

Barrat, Jordi (EVOL2 – ­eVoting Research Lab, Spain)
Goodman, Nicole (University of Toronto, Canada)

Track Programme Committee

Bannister, Frank (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
Besselar, Peter van den (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Braun Binder, Nadja (German Research Institute for Public Administration Speyer, Germany)
Dittakavi, Chakrapani (CIPS, India)
Drechsler, Wolfgang (Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia)
Gronke, Paul (Reed College, USA)
Hall, Thad (University of Utah, USA)
Kalvet, Tarmo (Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia)
Kersting, Norbert (University of Muenster, Germany)
Kim, Shin Dong (Hallym University, South Korea)
Mecinas, Juan Manuel (CIDE, Mexico)
Nurmi, Hannu (University of Turku, Finland)
Pammett, Jon (University of Carleton, Canada)
Pomares, Julia (CIPPEC, Argentina)
Reniu, Josep Maria (University of Barcelona, Spain)
Serduelt, Uwe (ZDA, University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Tokaji, Dan (Ohio State, USA)
Trechsel, Alexander (EUI, Florence, Italy)

Track on Election and Practical Experiences

Track Chairs

Spycher, Oliver (Federal Chancellery, Switzerland)
Wenda, Gregor (Federal Ministry of the Interior, Austria)

Track Programme Committee

Aaltonen, Jussi (Ministry of Justice, Finland)
Arni-Bloch, Nicolas (State Chancellery of Geneva, Switzerland)
Buchsbaum, Thomas (Ministry for European and International Affairs, Austria)
Bismark, David (Votato, Sweden)
Bull, Christian (Telenor, Norway)
Burton, Craig (Victorian Electoral Commission, Australia)
Caarls, Susanne (Federal Ministry of the Interior, Netherlands)
Catozzi, Gianpiero (EC-UNDP, Belgium)
DeGregorio, Paul (A-Web, USA)
Driza Maurer, Ardita (electoralpractice.ch, Switzerland)
Martin, Steven (OSCE/ODIHR, Poland)
McDermott, Ronan (Switzerland)
Stein, Robert (Federal Ministry of the Interior, Austria)
Vinkel, Priit (National Electoral Commission, Estonia)
Vollan, Kåre (Quality AS, Norway)
Wolf, Peter (International IDEA, Stockholm)

PhD Colloquium

Colloquium Chairs

Barrat, Jordi (EVOL2 – ­eVoting Research Lab, Spain)
Schuster, Ronald (Tallinn University of Technology, Ragnar Nurkse School, Estonia)

The conference and track chairs will form the PhD colloquium programme committee.

Jointly organized by

– Tallinn University of Technology, Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance
– Karlstad University, Privacy and Security Research Group
– Technische Universität Darmstadt, Security – Usability – Society (SECUSO Research Group)
– Gesellschaft für Informatik Working Group E-Commerce and E-Government
– E-Voting.CC GmbH, Competence Center for Electronic Voting and Participation

Steering Committee for E-Vote-ID Conference Series

Barrat, Jordi (EVOL2 – ­eVoting Research Lab, Spain)
Benaloh, Josh (Microsoft Research, USA)
Goodman, Nicole (University of Toronto, Canada)
Krimmer, Robert (Tallinn University of Technology, Ragnar Nurkse School, Estonia)
Ryan, Peter Y A (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg)
Spycher, Oliver (Federal Chancellery, Switzerland)
Teague, Vanessa (University of Melbourne, Australia)
Volkamer, Melanie (Karlstad University, Sweden & Technische Universität Darmstadt,  Germany)
Wenda, Gregor (Federal Ministry of the Interior, Austria)

General Enquiries

E-Vote-ID 2016 Conference Secretariat
Mrs. Gisela Traxler
Mr. Dirk-Hinnerk Fischer
Mrs. Crystal LaGrone
Phone: +43 699 10570558