CFP EVOTE08 “3rd International Conference on Electronic Voting 2008” from 6th to 9th of August 2008

[From Robert Krimmer]

As said before, I’ve just finished editing the call for papers for next year’s conference. I do expect an increased interest in the conference – hopefully also from here in the US – we desperately need your input in the discussion! I tried to put together a quite international IPC who are from 15 different countries, so expect a truely international discussion.

Download the CFP here

The 3rd International Conference on
Electronic Voting 2008

August, 6th to 9th 2008
Bregenz, Austria at Lake Constance

Organized by
Competence Center for Electronic
Voting and Participation (E-Voting.CC)

This conference is the international meeting point for e-voting experts from all over the world to hold an interdisciplinary and open discussion of all issues electronic voting involves. It is the continuation of the successful 2004 & 2006 E-Voting conferences in the same location. Together 150 experts from 26 countries (and five continents) discussed electronic voting. The conference serves as the academic review conference for the Recommendations on electronic voting of the Council of Europe, and guarantees hereby heightened visibility for presentations and papers.


The aim of this conference is to bring together e-voting specialists working in academia, politics, government and industry in order to

– Discuss all forms of electronic voting (including but not limited to
polling station, kiosk or remote voting by electronic means)
– Formulate the interdisciplinary issues involved (technology, law, politics
and society) in designing and implementing e-voting.
– Present new ways of solving the voting paradigm of unequivocal
identification of the voter and full anonymity of the vote.
– Report on implementations, their legal, organisational and technical framework, the project experience made, and future plans.
– Analyse the interrelationship with and the effects of e-voting on, democratic institutions and processes as well as voter behaviour.
– Conduct a social and political analysis of the effects of electronic voting.
– Report on practical experience in implementing and conducting elections with electronic voting parts.
– Discuss security requirements and testing in accordance to international security standards i.e. Common Criteria or ITSEC.
– Evaluate electronic voting, the effects of it and how to evaluate experiments.

The idea of this conference is to discuss the development in this field in a
3-day conference that deals with the topics from a theoretical view as well as
practical case studies.

Working language

The working language of the conference will be English.


The conference will be held in the beautiful Renaissance castle of Hofen at Lochau/Bregenz on the shores of Lake Constance in Austria. Sufficient space will be given to informal communications. An optional weekend program after the conference will be available including a mountain hiking trip and a visit of “Tosca” on the floating stage of the Bregenz Opera Festival (see

Contributed papers

The full paper submissions (double-spaced, 3500-4500 words excl. abstract, figures, references) will be subject to a double-blind review. Please submit anonymous submissions (with no reference to the authors). Electronic submissions shall be made through the platform provided at, which serves as online-system for the review process.


Draft of the paper………………..February, 29th 2008
Review deadline…………………..March, 28th 2008
Notification of acceptance ………..April, 14th 2008
Receipt of the final paper…………May, 9th 2008


Speakers will be accommodated in the castle itself. For conference participants without papers rooms at hotels in walking distance are reserved.


Regular Conference Fee 300 EUR (incl. VAT)
Late Registration Fee after July, 1st 2008 360 EUR (incl. VAT)

The registration fee covers participation in regular, poster and computer
sessions, one set of proceedings, welcome party, coffee and non-alcoholic
drinks, conference dinner and three lunches.

If a registration is cancelled before July, 1st 2008, 50 percent of the
registration fee will be refunded. No refund will be made after this date.
The proceedings will be sent by mail in any case.


All papers accepted for the conference will appear in the conference proceedings. The conference proceedings are intended to appear as an edition
in the GI Lecture Notes Series.
Best Paper Award

The IPC will award the best contribution presented at the conference.


Limited funding is available to PhD students on application basis. Please
apply by 30th of June to with the following content: title
and a short (1 page) abstract of your phd and why you want to take part in
the conference.

PDF of Last Years Proceedings

For reference purposes you can have a look at the proceedings of last year’s
conferences which are available at

International Programme Committee

M. Alvarez, USA
F. Bannister, Ireland
J. Barrat, Spain
J. Benaloh, USA
N. Braun, Switzerland
T. Buchsbaum, Austria
C. Enguehard, France
S. French, United Kingdom
R. Grimm, Germany
T. Hall, USA
C. Imamura, Brazil
S. Kim, South Korea
N. Kersting, South Africa
R. Krimmer, Austria
L. Monnoyer-Smith, France
H. Nurmi, Finland
W. Polasek, Switzerland
M. Remmert, France
J. Reniu, Spain
F. Ruggeri, Italy
K. Sako, Japan
B. Schoenmakers, Netherlands
R. Stein, Austria
D. Tokaji, USA
A. Trechsel, Italy
M. Volkamer, Germany
D. Wallach, USA
G. Wenda, Austria