IAVOSS

Frontiers of Electronic Voting (FEV 2007)

Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany

July 29 - August 3, 2007

Background

Democracy and voting systems have received considerable attention of late, with the validity of many elections around the world being called into question. The US experience demonstrates that simply deploying technological "solutions" does not solve the problem and can easily exacerbate it. Nevertheless many other countries are either deploying e-voting and e-counting systems or planning to do it.

The aim of the seminar is to present and discuss promising technologies, schemes, and cryptographic protocols to achieve high assurance of accuracy and privacy in the casting and counting of votes. Special attention will be given to attacks and dangers that emerge for electronic voting systems.

The challenge is highly socio-technical in nature: requires an excellent understanding of the potentialities and dangers of technological approaches as well as an appreciation of the social, legal and political impact. The seminar thus aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry, whose work relates to electronic voting systems, to evaluate the state of the art, to share practical experiences, and to look for possible enhancements. The overall aim then is to stimulate discourse between the various stakeholders and enhance the understanding of voting technologies and practices.

Classification

  • security / cryptography
  • interdisciplinary with non-informatics-topic standardization
  • legal and social problems
  • political sciences

Keywords

  • electronic voting
  • voting machines
  • encryption
  • anonymous channel
  • privacy protection
  • verifiability
  • authentication
  • integrity
  • digital receipts
  • coercion resistance
  • cryptanalysis
  • thread models
  • formal security analysis
  • voting protocols
  • commercial voting systems
  • standardization
  • legal models
  • e-democracy
  • usability and social effects

Invited Speakers

TBD

Program Committee

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