International Association for Cryptologic Research

Call for presentations: Cryptographic e-voting systems for the IACR

The International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR) is a non-profit scientific organization whose purpose is to further research in cryptology and related fields (see more details at http://www.iacr.org/).

The IACR board is debating a proposal to replace the current mail-based system that is used by the IACR for its internal elections with a cryptographic e-voting system. In connection with this debate, the IACR board is seeking presentations and demos of e-voting systems. For its next meeting in August-17, 2008 (in Santa-Barbara, CA, USA), the IACR board would like to invite presentations and demos of cryptographic e-voting systems that are open source and freely available for all.

The proposals will be evaluated by the board, and will help it decide whether to switch to an e-voting system, and if so which system to choose. The evaluation criteria are not yet determined, but are likely to include the security of the proposed system, the potential for enhancing research in cryptography, and potential effects on public policy issues relating to e-voting in general.

If you would like to present something, please contact Stuart Haber Stuart Haber (at) hp dot com

Presenting a system to the IACR board has no binding effect on the IACR.
 

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