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                                CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

                        E-Vote-ID PhD Colloquium 2017

Second International Joint Conference on Electronic Voting

                  Bregenz, Austria, 24-27 October 2017


  (PhD Colloquium Abstract Submission Date: 7 July 2017)




Twitter: @evotingcc

Hashtag: #EVoteID2017


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.

The PhD Colloquium will take place on October 24, 2017, before the formal

E-Vote-ID conference begins.


Key Dates for Submissions

Deadline for PhD Colloquium submissions: 7 July 2017

Notification of Acceptance: 17 July 2017

Deadline for Camera-ready Abstracts: 4 August 2017


Abstract Submission

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 PhD colloquium.


This E-Vote-ID 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.



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".


General Chairs

Krimmer, Robert (Tallinn University of Technology, Ragnar Nurkse School, Estonia)

Volkamer, Melanie (Karlstad University, Sweden & Technische Universitšt

Darmstadt, Germany)

PhD Colloquium Chairs

Kulyk, Oksana (Technische Universitšt Darmstadt, Germany)

Weesing-Loeber, Leontine (PhD student at University of East Anglia, Netherlands)

Outreach Chair

Roenne, Peter (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg)

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