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E-Vote-ID 2017

Event Date

2017-10-24 ~ 2017-10-27

Submission Date




Bregenz, Austria


E-Vote-ID 2017
Second International Joint Conference on Electronic Voting
Bregenz, Austria, 24–27 October 2017
(Paper Submission Date: 15 May 2017)
Twitter: @evotingcc
Hashtag: #EVoteID2017
This conference is one of the leading international events for e-voting
experts from all over the world. In 2016 the two previously bi-annually held
conferences, EVOTE and VoteID, were merged into the annual E-VOTE-ID
conference. The second joint conference will take place in October 2017.
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 some
1,000 experts from all over the world have attended this conference to discuss
electronic voting and related topics.
The aim of the conference is to bring together e-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 the three following tracks below
and a 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;
- Evaluation and certification, including international security standards,
e.g. Common Criteria or ITSEC;
- Human aspects of security mechanisms in electronic voting and
in particular of verifiability mechanisms;
- Or any other security and HCI 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;
- 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. In
addition to this proposal, participants are asked to fill out a questionnaire about
their PhD project. This questionnaire will be send by email to participants who have
submitted their proposal.
Format of the Conference
The format of the conference is a three-day meeting. The PhD colloquium takes
places on the day before the formal conference begins. No parallel sessions will be
held, and sufficient space will be given for informal communication.
Invited Speakers
This year we have already confirmed two keynote speakers:
David Basin - ETH Zurich
Ralf Küsters - University of Stuttgart
Paper Submission
Paper submissions can be in two formats—either as a full paper or an abstract.
- Full paper submissions (3,500 - 4,500 words excluding abstract,
figures and references, i.e., roughly 10 pages, double-spaced);
- Abstract submissions (max 600 words excluding abstract,
figures and references, i.e. roughly 2 pages, double-spaced).
All submissions will be subject to double-blind reviews.
Submissions must be anonymous (with no reference to the authors).
Submissions are to be made using the EasyChair conference system at, which serves as the online
system for the review process. During submission, please select the appropriate track
or the PhD colloquium. The 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. LNCS style has to be used (see the Springer guidelines at,
including templates for LaTeX and Microsoft Word).
If you think that one or more of the programme committee members could have
a conflict of interest with your submission, please let the general chairs know at In turn, according settings in the EasyChair
system will be set, so that the respective member/s is/are not involved in the review
Key Dates for Submissions
Deadline for submission of papers:
(Hawaiian time, hard deadline, no extension) 15 May 2017 23:59
Paper Bidding Deadline: 21 May 2017
Review Deadline: 21 June 2017
End of Programme Committee Discussion: 30 June 2017
Notification of Acceptance: 3 July 2017
Deadline for PhD Colloquium submissions: 7 July 2017
Deadline for Resubmission of Conditionally Accepted Papers (Shep-herding): 21 July 2017
Deadline for Camera-ready Paper Submissions: 4 August 2017
The conference proceedings will be available at the time of the conference. Full
papers accepted for the tracks on security, usability, and technical issues, respective
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 from the submissions in the PhD
colloquium will be published in proceedings with TUT press.
In case your academic host institution requires you to publish your research as openaccess
only, please contact the conference chairs for further information in which
way it is intended to make accepted publications accessible.
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 24 October a welcome reception for all conference participants
will be organized in castle Hofen, where also the conference dinner on 26 October
will take place and feature the traditional “cheese road”.
E-Voting System Demonstration Session
We also invite demonstrations of electronic voting systems, to be presented in an
open session on Tuesday 24 October during the welcome reception. Participation
is open to all conference participants, but we request a one-page summary by
30 September to 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.
Programme Committee
General Chairs
Krimmer, Robert (Tallinn University of Technology, Ragnar Nurkse School, Estonia)
Volkamer, Melanie (Karlstad University, Sweden & Technische Universität
Darmstadt, Germany)
Track Chairs
Track on Security, Usability, and Technical Issues
Pereira, Olivier (Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
Schuermann, Carsten (IT University, Denmark)
Track on Administrative, Legal, Political, and Social Issues
Braun Binder, Nadja (German Research Institute for Public Administration (Speyer),
Kersting, Norbert (University of Münster, Germany)
Track on Election and Practical Experiences
Driza Maurer, Ardita (Independent Consultant, Switzerland)
Vinkel, Priit (National Electoral Commission, Estonia)
PhD Colloquium
Kulyk, Oksana (Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany)
Weesing-Loeber, Leontine (PhD student at University of East Anglia, Netherlands)
Outreach Chair
Roenne, Peter (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg)
Programme Committee
Araujo, Roberto (Universidade Federal do Pará, Brazil)
Benaloh, Josh (Microsoft Research, USA)
Cortier, Veronique (CNRS, France)
Essex, Aleksander (Western University, Canada)
Galindo, David (University of Birmingham, UK)
Gibson, Paul (Telecom SudParis, France)
Gjosteen, Kristian (NTNU Trondheim, Norway)
Gore, Rajeev (Australian National University, Australia)
Grimm, Rüdiger (University of Koblenz, Germany)
Haenni, Rolf (Bern University of Applied Science, Switzerland)
Kiayias, Aggelos (University of Athens, Greece)
Kuesters, Ralf (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
Prandini, Marco (DISI, Universitá di Bologna, Italy)
Ryan, Mark (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom)
Ryan, Peter Y A (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg)
Schneider, Steve (University of Surrey, UK)
Schoenmakers, Berry (University Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Teague, Vanessa (University of Melbourne, Australia)
Wallach, Dan (Rice University, USA)
Zagorski, Filip (University of Wroclaw, Poland)
Administrative, Legal, Political and Social Science
Bannister, Frank (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
Barrat, Jordi (EVOL2 – eVoting Research Lab, Spain)
Dittakavi, Chakrapani (CIPS, India)
Goodman, Nicole (University of Toronto, Canada)
Gronke, Paul (Reed College, USA)
Kalvet, Tarmo (Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia)
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)
Serdült, Uwe (ZDA, University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Election Experts
Bismark, David (Votato, Sweden)
Bull, Christian (Telenor, Norway)
Caarls, Susanne (Independent Expert, Netherlands)
Catozzi, Gianpiero (EC-UNDP, Belgium)
Martin, Steven (OSCE/ODIHR, Poland)
McDermott, Ronan (Switzerland)
Spycher, Oliver (Federal Chancellery, Switzerland)
Stein, Robert (Federal Ministry of the Interior, Austria)
Vollan, Kåre (Quality AS, Norway)
Wolf, Peter (International IDEA, Stockholm)
Wenda, Gregor (Federal Ministry of the Interior, Austria)