1st Workshop on Advances in Secure Electronic Voting


A Workshop Associated with Financial Crypto 2016
February 26, 2016
Accra Beach Hotel & Spa

Call for Papers

Secure voting protocols, in particular so-called end-to-end verifiable schemes, have been a hot topic of research for the last decade or so. This research has spawned several workshops and the founding of a new journal: JETS. Voting poses many challenges: the precise characterization of very subtle properties including verifiability and coercion resistance, and the design and analysis of schemes providing these properties. The field requires a deep understanding of modern crypto but is also highly interdisciplinary, requiring understanding of the role of humans, procedures etc.

Papers should contain original research in any area related to electronic voting technologies, verifiable elections, and related concerns. Example topics include but are not limited to:

  • In-person voting systems
  • Remote/Internet voting systems
  • Voter registration and authentication systems
  • Procedures for ballot and election auditing
  • Cryptographic (or non-cryptographic) verifiable election schemes
  • Attacks on existing systems
  • Trust models
  • Resilience and robustness of voting systems
  • Designs of new systems
  • Experiences deploying voting systems or conducting elections
  • Experiences detecting and recovering from election problems
  • Formal or informal security or requirements analysis
  • Examination of usability and accessibility issues
  • Research on relevant regulations, standards, or laws

Important Dates

Submissions deadline23:59 UTC, November 8, 2015
Notification of acceptanceNovember 30, 2015


Submissions will be judged on originality, relevance, correctness, and clarity.

Submissions must not substantially overlap with works that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. Submissions should follow the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science format and should be no more than 15 pages including references and well-marked appendices. Accepted papers will appear in the proceedings published by Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Authors who wish to publish a full version of their paper later may opt-out by publishing a 1-2 page extended abstract only.

All submissions will be reviewed double-blind, and as such, must be anonymous, with no author names, affiliations, acknowledgements, or obvious references.

Submission website: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=votingn16

Program Chairs

Peter Y. A. RyanUniversity of Luxembourg
Dan WallachRice University

Program Committee

Michael Alvarez California Institute of Technology, USA
Roberto Araujo Universidade Federal do Pará
Jeremy Clark Concordia University
Veronique Cortier LORIA, CNRS
Jeremy Epstein SRI
Aleksander Essex Western University
Kristian Gjøsteen Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology
Rajeev Gore The Australian National University
Jeroen van de Graaf Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Rolf Haenni Bern University of Applied Sciences
Reto König Bern University of Applied Sciences
Steve Kremer INRIA Nancy
Robert Krimmer Tallinn University of Technology
Olivier Pereira Universite catholique de Louvain
Ron Rivest MIT
Alon Rosen IDC Herzliya
Mark Ryan Birmingham
Steve Schneider University of Surrey
Berry Schoenmakers Eindhoven University of Technology
Carsten Schuermann IT University of Copenhagen
Philip Stark University of California, Berkeley
Vanessa Teague The University of Melbourne
Melanie Volkamer TU Darmstadt
Poorvi Vora The George Washington University