International eVoting PhD Workshop 2011 in Krems/Vienna (Austria)
in Cooperation with E-Voting.CC
May 7th and 8th of 2011
We would like to invite PhD students researching on electronic voting to submit a short application and then to join this workshop. The evoting PhD workshop will be held for the tenth time in 2011 but with a slightly different setting as the language in past was German. The workshop was organized in small groups with very fruitful fiscussions. We welcome PhD students from different multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches and disciplines including (but not limited to): law & legal studies, social sciences, computer sciences, political sciences, psychology, sociology, applied computing, democratic theory, media and communication science. The workshop will be accompanied by one senior scientist and maybe one or two additional post docs.
- Researchers in the field of e-voting (computer scientists, mathematicians, lawyers, social scientists, ...)
- Researchers from related fields, where as privacy, authentication, integrity and trust and security issues play a role for e-voting is an interesting application
- Senior scientist: Prof. T. Hall (University of Utah, USA ,e-voting researcher)
If you are interested in sponsoring this event to reduce the fee for the participants, please contact Manuel Kripp.
The workshop takes place after the Conference for E-Democracy & Open Government (CEDEM 2011) at the same location. A reduced registration fee for participants of the PhD workshop is available (EUR 145). The paper deadline is December first.
Report by Richard Frankland
From our perspective, as a research group within eVoting, the 2011
eVoting PhD Workshop was an interesting experience. The workshop took
place in Krems, and was spread over two days. We each presented our
current ideas and heard those of the other attendees. It was good for us
to meet the other PhD students, who were all involved with eVoting in
some capacity, and came from many different backgrounds. The discussions
we had, and the feedback on each of our presentations was useful, and it
was very interesting to hear other perspectives on the same topics. In
particular, we felt it was very important to see how our work might fit
into the bigger picture of eVoting, and also how it would fit into the
development of eDemocracy, especially how legal requirements for
elections should be taken into account for the development of eVoting
systems. We also enjoyed the chance to get to know the other students
and go sightseeing around the town, experiencing local food and drink.
All in all, we found that the workshop allowed us to exchange and
develop ideas in a pleasant environment, and as such was a good experience.
The next workshop is planned to take
place in Luxembourg. Further information will be given in the near future.