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IAVoSS Workshop On Trustworthy Elections (WOTE 2007)

University of Ottawa
Ottawa, CANADA

June 20 - June 21, 2007

Held in conjunction with
7th Workshop on Privacy Enhancing Technologies
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
June 20 - June 22, 2007

Call for Papers

Topics include but are not limited to:
  • Election integrity
  • Ballot integrity
  • Ballot secrecy
  • Voter anonymity
  • Voter authentication
  • Receipts and coercion resistance
  • Anonymous channels
  • Secure bulletin boards
  • Threat models
  • Formal security analysis
  • Registration systems
  • Electoral systems
  • Performance evaluation and rating
  • Case studies of electronic voting experiments
  • Usability of voting systems
  • Accessibility of voting
  • Effects of voting technology on voter behavior
  • Privacy, verifiability, and transparency in e-voting
  • The role of e-voting within e-democracy
  • The relation between e-voting and models of democracy
  • Philosophical, ethical, and legal aspects
  • E-voting, human rights, and the digital divide
  • History of voting technology
  • Public acceptability


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.

Student stipends

It is hoped that there will be some funding available for student stipends. If you would like to apply for a stipend please contact the Josh Benaloh with a brief justification If you are or know of a potential sponsor, please contact Josh Benaloh.

System Demos

We intend to provide an opportunity to demo systems and prototypes during the Workshop. Please apply to Josh Benaloh at

Invited Speakers



WOTE 2007 will not have formal proceedings. Acceptance of an extended abstract for presentation at WOTE does not preclude publication elsewhere. Negotiations with a major academic publsher are underway to compile a volume of select extended abstracts from WOTE 2007 and prior WOTE meetings.

Submissions must be anonymous, with no author names, affiliations, acknowledgments, or obvious references. Contributions from WOTE 2007 Program Committee members are welcomed. To contribute a presentation, please submit an extended abstract summarizing a technical contribution or a position paper summarizing your research to Contributions will be selected by the expected interest in the topic and the potential for stimulating exchange of ideas among the participants.

A submission must be a PDF file of at most 8 pages, in letter-or A4-format, using at least 11pt fonts and no non-standard character sets. Authors are encouraged to follow the U.S. National Science Foundation's guidelines for preparing PDF documents (

All submissions must be received by 11:59pm GMT on 9 April, 2007, and notification of acceptance will be sent by 7 May, 2007.

Potential Sponsors

Please contact

WOTE Chairs

WOTE 2007 Program/General Chair

Proceedings Editor

Program Committee