E-Vote-ID 2019

E-Vote-ID 2019

Fourth International Joint Conference on Electronic Voting 1 – 4 October 2019 ·

Bregenz, Austria
E-Vote-ID 2019

General Chairs: Krimmer, Robert (Tallinn University of Technology, Ragnar Nurkse School, Estonia), Volkamer, Melanie (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)

Outreach Chairs: Rønne, Peter (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg), Krivonosova, Iuliia (Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia)

Deadline for Submissions: 15 May 2019

This is the fourth time one of the leading international events for e-voting experts from all over the world has convened, and the 15th anniversary of the first e-voting conference taking place in Bregenz (Austria).

The conference will take place in October 2019, and one of its major objectives will be to provide a forum for interdisciplinary and open discussion of all issues relating to electronic voting. The first 3 times the conference was held, visitors numbered a total of more than 300 participants, discussing 95 presentations. On the occasion of the 15th anniversary, papers focusing on a review of conference archives will be especially welcome.

The aim of the conference is to bring e-voting specialists working in academia, politics,government and industry together, 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 four following tracks below, and in a PhD colloquium:

Track on Security, Usability and Technical Issues

Chairs: Cortier, Véronique (CNRS, France), Beckert, Bernhard (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany), Küsters, Ralf (University of Stuttgart, Germany)

List of Accepted Papers:

  • Auditing Indian Elections, Vishal Mohanty, Chris Culnane, Philip Stark and Vanessa Teague;
  • The Danish Party Endorsement System, Carsten Schuermann and Alessandro Bruni;
  • Improvements in Everlasting Privacy: Efficient and Secure Zero Knowledge Proofs, Thomas Haines and Clementine Gritti;
  • On practical aspects of coercion-resistant voting systems, Jan Willemson and Kristjan Krips;
  • Risk-Limiting Tallies, Wojciech Jamroga, Peter Roenne, P. Y. A. Ryan and Philip B Stark;
  • Election Manipulation 200, Michelle Blom, Peter Stuckey and Vanessa Teague;
  • Online Voting in Ontario Municipal Elections: A Conflict of Legal Principles and Technology?, Anthony Cardillo, Nicholas Akinyokun and Aleksander Essex;
  • Election Integrity and Electronic Voting Machines in 2018 Georgia, Kellie Ottoboni and Philip Stark;
  • UnclearBallot: Automated Ballot Image Manipulation, Matthew Bernhard, Jeremy Wink, Kartikeya Kandula and J. Alex Halderman;
  • Modeling Requirements Conflicts in Secret Ballot Elections, Aaron Wilson;
  • Security models for everlasting privacy, Panagiotis Grontas, Aris Pagourtzis and Alexandros Zacharakis;
  • VAULT: Verifiable Audits Using Limited Transparency, Josh Benaloh, Philip Stark and Vanessa Teague;
  • User Experience Design for E-Voting: How mental models align with security mechanisms, Marie-Laure Zollinger, Verena Distler, Peter Roenne, P. Y. A. Ryan, Carine Lallemand and Vincent Koenig.
Track on Administrative, Legal, Political and Social Issues

Chairs: Serdült, Uwe (Ritsumeikan University, Japan / Univer­sity of Zurich, Switzerland), Duenas-Cid, David (Tallinn Uni­versity of Technology, Estonia / Kozminski University, Poland)

List of Accepted Papers:

  • The Swiss Postal Voting Process and its System and Security Analysis, Christian Killer and Burkhard Stiller;
  • How Do the Swiss Perceive Electronic Voting? Social Insights from a Qualitative Field Survey, Emmanuel Fragniere, Sandra Grèzes and Randolf Ramseyer;
  • Online Voting in a First Nation in Canada: Implications for Participation and Governance, Brian Budd, Chelsea Gabel and Nicole Goodman;
  • The Swiss Post/Scytl transparency exercise and its possible impact on internet voting regulation, Ardita Driza Maurer;
  • How increasing use of Internet voting impacts the Estonian election management, Iuliia Krivonosova, Robert Krimmer, David Duenas-Cid and Radu Antonio Serrano Iova;
  • The curse of knowledge?, Mihkel Solvak and Robert Krimmer.
Track on Elections and Practical Experiences

Chairs: Helbach, Jörg (Rheinische Fachhochschule Köln, Germany), Spycher, Oliver (Swiss Federal Chancellery, Switzerland)

List of Accepted Papers:

  • GI Elections with POLYAS: a Road to End-to-End Verifiable Elections, Ralf Kuesters, Tomasz Truderung and Melanie Volkamer;
  • Cybersecurity and Electoral Integrity: The Case of Ukraine, 2014-present, Beata Martin-Rozumilowicz and Thomas Chanussot;
  • Pakistan's Internet Voting Experiment, Hina Binte Haq, Ronan McDermott and Syed Taha Ali;
  • Implementing a public security scrutiny of an online voting system: the Swiss experience, Jordi Puiggalí.
Track on Posters and E-Voting System Demo 

Chair: Rønne, Peter (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg)

We invite demonstrations of electronic voting systems and related software, and posters on e-voting topics in general, to be presented in an open session on Tuesday 1 October before the welcoming reception. Participation is open to all participants at the conference, but we request a Short Paper (two pages) by 15 September submitted via Easychair describing system requirements and properties, e.g.:

  • 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 needs of voters with disabilities;
  • What sort of verifiability it provides;
  • The extent to which it guarantees voter privacy;
  • Whether it has been deployed in a real election;
  • How to obtain more information.

This year we also invite presentation of posters of preliminary or finished work on the topics mentioned in the other tracks above.  Poster presentations will give you a chance to present your work and get feedback from other attendees. To join the session it is necessary to prepare a Short Paper of maximum two pages or the poster itself, and submit this by 15 September via Easychair. The participants will have to print and bring the posters themselves, and these will not appear in the proceedings.

PhD Colloquium

Chairs: Koenig, Reto (Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland), Driza Maurer, Ardita (Zentrum für Demokratie Aarau ZDA/ University of Zurich, Switzerland)

List of Accepted Papers:

  • Distributed Electronic Voting Recording System Based on Blockchain Technology, Samuel Agbesi;
  • How can Internet Voting be implemented in Portuguese elections? A comparison with Estonia, Marlon Freire;
  • Refining the Methodology for the Assessment of the Administrative Cost of Elections and I-Voting, Radu Antonio Serrano Iova;
  • Voters' Understanding of the Coercion Mitigation Mechanism in Selene, Marie-Laure Zollinger;
  • How elections with Internet voting are administered? The case of the 2019 Parliamentary elections in Estonia, Iuliia Krivonosova;
  • Human Errors and Natural Policies in Voting Protocols, Benjamin Bordais;
  • Modelling Strategic Capabilities in Tamarin: Pros and Cons, Damian Kurpiewski;
  • Internet Voting is secure, and risks are manageable, Kestutis Matuliauskas.

 

Format of the Conference

The format of the conference will be a three-day meeting. The PhD Colloquium and the Demonstration Session take place on the day before the formal conference begins. No parallel sessions will be held, and sufficient room will be provided for informal communication.

Conference fee: 500€ (50% reduction for PhD Students with papers accepted in the PhD Colloquium)

Paper Submission

Paper-based submissions may be in one of two formats-either as a Full Paper or as a Short Paper.

  • Full paper submissions (max 16 pages in LNCS format in total);
  • Short Paper submissions (max 2 pages in LNCS format in total).

All submissions will be subject to double-blind review.

Submissions must be anonymous (with no reference to the authors). Submissions must be made using the conference’s EasyChair system, which serves as the online system for the review process. During submission, please select the appropriate area of interest or the PhD colloquium. The chairs of the fields of interest reserve the right to re-assign papers to other areas, in case of a better fit based on reviewer feedback and in collaboration with other focus of interest chairs. LNCS style must be used (see the Springer guidelines at http://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines, including templates for LaTeX and Microsoft Word).

If you believe that one or more of the program’s committee members may have a conflict of interest with your submission, please inform the general chairs at conference-chairs@e-vote-id.org. In turn, settings in the EasyChair system will be set accordingly, so that the respective member/s is/are not involved in the review process.

 

Key Dates for Submissions

Key Dates For Submissions

Deadline for submission of papers: (Hawaiian time, hard deadline, no extension) 15 May 2019 23:59
Notification of Acceptance: 24 June 2019
Deadline for PhD Colloquium submissions: 28 June 2019
Deadline for Short Papers for E-Voting System Demonstration Session: 15 September 2019

Other Relevant Dates

Deadline for Paper Bids: 20 May 2019
Deadline for Reviews: 15 June 2019
Programme Committee Discussion: 21 June 2019
Deadline for Re-submitting Conditionally Accepted Papers (shepherding process): 12 July 2019
Deadline for Camera-Ready Paper Submissions: 26 July 2019

Publication

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 publications accepted, including full papers in the election experience track, abstracts accepted in any of the tracks, and from the submissions to the PhD colloquium will be published in proceedings with TUT press.

Should your host academic institution requires you to publish your research as open-access only, please contact the respective conference chair for further information on the intended method for making accepted publications accessible.

Venue

The conference will be held in the Renaissance Castle Hofen in Lochau/Bregenz on the shores of Lake Constance in Austria.

A welcoming reception will be organized for all conference participants in Castle Hofen on the evening of 1 October, where the conference dinner will also take place on 3 October and will feature the traditional “cheese road”.

Program Committee

Track on Security, Usability, and Technical Issues Programme Committee

Arapinis, Myrto (The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
Benaloh, Josh (Microsoft Research, USA)
Endriss, Ulle (University of Amsterdam)
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)
Haines, Thomas (Polyas, Denmark)
Kulyk, Oksana (TU Darmstadt, Germany)
Pereira, Olivier (UC Louvain, Belgium)
Rønne, Peter (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg)
Ryan, Mark (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom)
Ryan, Peter Y.A. (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg)
Schneider, Steve (University of Surrey, UK)
Schoenmakers, Berry (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Schürmann, Carsten (IT University Copenhagen, Denmark)
Stark, Philip (University of Berkeley, USA)
Teague, Vanessa (University of Melbourne, Australia)
Truderung, Tomasz (Polyas, Germany)
Warinschi, Bogdan (University of Bristol, United Kingdom)
Wen, Roland (UNSW Sydney, Australia)
Willemson, Jan (Cybernetica, Estonia)

Track on Administrative, Legal, Political and Social Science Programme Committee

Aranyossy, Marta (Corvinus University, Hungary)
Barrat, Jordi (EVOL2 – eVoting Research Lab, Spain)
Braun Binder, Nadja (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Germann, Micha (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Goodman, Nicole (University of Toronto, Canada)
Hall, Thad (University of Utah, USA)
James, Toby (University of East Anglia, United Kingdom)
Kalvet, Tarmo (Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia)
Masso, Anu (Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia)
Mecinas, Juan Manuel (Universidad de las Américas Puebla, Mexico)
Musiał-Karg, Magdalena (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland)
Nemaslaki, András (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary)
Nurmi, Hannu (University of Turku, Finland)
Pammett, Jon (University of Carleton, Canada)
Reniu, Josep Maria (University of Barcelona, Spain)
Sasvari, Peter (National University of Public Service, Hungary)
Vinkel, Priit (National Election Commission, Estonia)

Track on Election and Practical Experience Programme Committee

Bismark, David (Votato, Sweden)
Bull, Christian (Telenor, Norway)
Caarls, Susanne (Independent Expert, Netherlands)
Catozzi, Gianpiero (EC-UNDP, Belgium)
Driza Maurer, Ardita (Independent Expert, Switzerland)
Franklin, Joshua (OutStack, USA)
Loeber, Leontine (Council of State, Netherlands)
Martin-Rozumilowicz, Beata (IFES, Washington)
McDermott, Ronan (Independent Expert, Switzerland)
Petrov, Goran (Independent Expert, Macedonia)
Plante, Stephanie (University of Ottawa, Canada)
Spycher, Oliver (Federal Chancellery, Switzerland)
Vollan, Kåre (Quality AS, Norway)
Wolf, Peter (International IDEA, Stockholm)
Wenda, Gregor (Federal Ministry of the Interior, Austria)
Yard, Mike (IFES, Libya)