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Leuven, Belgium - July 22-23, 2008


Held in conjunction with

8th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium

Leuven, Belgium

July 23 - 25, 2008

WOTE 2008

IAVoSS Workshop On Trustworthy Elections

The Workshop on Trustworthy Elections is organized by IAVoSS, the International Association for Voting Systems Sciences, in association with the 8th 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, FEE 2005, the NeSC Workshop on e-voting and e-democracy, WOTE 2006, WOTE 2007 and FEV 2007.



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 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 understanding of the technological approaches as well as an appreciation of their social, legal, and political impact. The workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry as well policy makers, voting officials, and others 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 goal is to stimulate discourse between the various stakeholders and enhance the understanding of voting technologies and practices.



Format

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.

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