IAVoSS Workshop On Trustworthy Elections (WOTE 2006)
Robinson College, Cambridge, United Kingdom
June 29 - June 30, 2006
Call for Participation
Please fill out the WOTE 2006 registration form
The program will be available soon here. See preliminary program for now.
The workshop is organized by IAVoSS,
the International Association for Voting Systems Sciences, in association with
the 6th Workshop on Privacy Enhancing Technologies.
It follows in the tradition of the series of workshops devoted to cryptographic voting methods,
such as WOTE '01, the
DIMACS Workshop 2004,
and the NeSC Workshop on e-voting and e-democracy.
Scope and Objectives
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. The aim of the workshop is to present and discuss promising technologies
and schemes to achieve high assurance of accuracy and privacy in the casting and
counting of votes.
The challenge is highly socio-technical in nature and 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 workshop thus aims to bring together researchers
and practitioners from academia and industry as well policy makers, voting officials,
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.
Topics include but are not limited to:
- Election integrity
- Ballot secrecy
- Voter anonymity
- Voter authentication
- Receipts and coercion resistance
- Anonymous channels
- Secure bulletin boards
- Threat models
- Formal security analysis
- Registration systems
- Electoral systems
- Public acceptability
- Case studies of electronic voting experiments
- Usability of voting systems
- Accessibility of voting
- Effects of voting technology on voter behavior
- Privacy, verifiability and transparency in e-voting
- The role of e-voting within e-democracy
- The relation between e-voting and models of democracy
- Philosophical, ethical and legal aspects
- E-voting, human rights and the digital divide
- History of voting technology
The workshop will consist of invited keynote presentations and contributed presentations.
Panel discussions are also anticipated and submissions of suitable topics, with or without
a moderator or example participants are welcome. Accepted papers, abstracts and panel
proposals will appear online.
A separate category of presentations, Informal Communications, encourages preliminary
ideas or status updates and requires only a short summary be submitted that may even
relate to submissions to other conferences.
Our intention is to publish a special edition of selected papers in a major security journal.
Acceptance of an extended abstract does not preclude publication elsewhere.
Submissions from PC members are welcomed.
There will be some funding available for student stipends. If you would like
to apply for a stipend please contact the General Chair with a brief justification
There will also be an opportunity to demo systems and prototypes the evening
of Wednesday the 28th. Please apply to the General Chair firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please contact the General Chair at email@example.com.
- Peter Ryan (University of Newcastle, UK)
- David Chaum (Votegrity, USA)
- Ron Rivest (MIT, USA)
- Ben Adida (MIT, USA)
- Josh Benaloh (Microsoft Research, USA)
- Michael Clarkson (Cornell, USA)
- David Dill (Stanford, USA)
- Stuart Harrington (Department of Constitutional Affairs, UK)
- Roy Hill (Opt2Vote, UK)
- Hideki Imai (University of Tokyo, Japan)
- Markus Jakobsson (Indiana University, USA)
- Robert Krimmer (Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Austria)
- Mirek Kutylowski (Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland)
- Jeroen van der Graaf (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil)
- Steve Kremer (LSV, ENS Cachan, France)
- Rebecca Mercuri (Notable Software, Inc., USA)
- Andy Neff (VoteHere, USA)
- Hannu Nurmi (Academy of Finland, Finland)
- Jordi Puiggali (Scytl, Spain)
- Jean-Jacques Quisquater (UCL, Belgium)
- Mark Ryan (University of Birmingham, UK)
- Kazue Sako (NEC, Japan)
- Berry Schoenmakers (Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands)
- Michael Shamos (CMU, USA)
- Jacques Traoré (France Telecom R&D, France)
- Poorvi Vora (George Washington University, USA)
Last updated Tuesday, 27-Feb-2007 18:09:31 CET by Berry Schoenmakers.