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                    CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

PhD Colloquium, 1 October 2019,  E-Vote-ID 2019

           (Submission Date: 28 June 2019)

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WWW: https://www.e-vote-id.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EVoteID/
Twitter: @evotingcc
Hashtag: #EVoteID2019

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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/Spain, 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: The target audience is
- PhD students directly in the field of e-voting (computer scientists, mathematicians, logicians, usability, governance, legal experts, public administration, political science, social scientists, cryptographers, anthropologists, etc.)
- PhD students in related areas, where privacy, authentication, integrity and trust play a role, and for whom e-voting constitutes an interesting application domain
- Master students in e-voting and related areas are welcome to participate. Proposals for presentations will be considered if possible

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:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=evoteid2019

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Key Dates for Submissions

Deadline for PhD Colloquium submissions: 28 June 2019

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Venue

The conference will be held in the beautiful Renaissance castle of Hofen at Lochau/Bregenz on the shores of Lake Constance in Austria.
The PhD Colloquium will take place on 1 October 2019 and will be followed by the E-Vote-ID conference.

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E-Vote-ID conference:

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)
Design, analysis, formal modeling or researching and 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 (human-computer) issues relevant for electronic voting.

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)
- Discussion of legal, political and social issues of implementing electronic voting, ideally employing case study methodology;
- Analysing the interrelationship with, and the effects of electronic voting on democratic institutions and processes;
- Assessing the cultural impact of electronic voting on institutions, behaviours and attitudes in the Digital Era;
- Discussing the administrative, legal, political and social risks of electronic voting;
- How to draft pieces of electronic voting legislation;
- Public administrations and the implementation of electronic voting;
- Understandability, transparency, and trust issues in electronic voting;
- Data Protection concerns;
- Public interests vs. PPP (public private partnerships).

Track on Elections and Practical Experiences
Chairs: Helbach, Jörg (Rheinische Fachhochschule Köln, Germany)
- Reviewing developments in the area of applied electronic voting;
- Reporting on experiences with electronic voting or the preparation thereof (including reports on development and implementation, case law, court verdicts, legislative steps, public and political debates, election outcomes, etc.);
Contributions to this area will be published in TUT press proceedings only. These experience-based and practical reports need not contain original research, but must be accurate, complete and, where applicable, evidence-based accounts of the technology or system used. Submissions will be judged on the quality of review and level of analysis, and the applicability of the results to other democracies.

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Format of the Conference

The format of the conference is a three-day meeting beginning on Wednesday. On Tuesday, one day before the formal conference, we will hold the PhD colloquium and a poster & demo session for e-voting systems. No parallel sessions will be held, and sufficient space will be given for informal communication.

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Programme Committee

General Chairs
Krimmer, Robert (Tallinn University of Technology, Ragnar Nurkse Department, Estonia)
Volkamer, Melanie (Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Germany)

PhD Colloquium
Koenig, Reto (University of Applied Science Berne, Switzerland)
Driza Maurer, Ardita (Zentrum für Demokratie Aarau ZDA / University of Zurich, Switzerland)

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


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