E-Voting PhD Days

November 14–15, 2013

Schloss Münchenwiler, Switzerland


This workshop continues the tradition of PhD workshops on e-voting that started in German-speaking countries. This edition is explicitly internationally oriented, and knowledge of German is therefore not necessary.

The goal of the workshop is to foster understanding and collaboration between the various disciplines working on e-voting. To this end, the program allows ample space for discussion and initiating collaboration, in addition to the presentations by attendees.

What makes this workshop series special, is that it is truly interdisciplinary, where PhD students from legal backgrounds are joined by PhD students with computer science and cryptography backgrounds and by social scientists.

Target Audience

  • PhD students in e-voting (computer scientists, mathematicians, logicians, legal experts, social scientists, cryptographers, ...)
  • PhD students in related areas, where privacy, authentication, integrity and trust play a role, and for whom e-voting constitutes and interesting application domain

Note that the workshop is open to young researchers not working on a PhD right now. People who have just finished a PhD or who are planning to do a PhD are welcome to particiapate. Proposals for presentations will be considered if possible.



The Schloss Münchenwiler (Schloss = castle) is a beautiful conference hotel near the Medieval town of Murten, which is close to Berne. Murten can be reached by train in two hours from the airports in Zürich, Basel, or Geneva. From the Murten train station, Münchenwiler can be reached in 5 minutes by taxi (20 minutes walk).


The workshop starts on Thursday at 14:00. This should allow some of you to travel to Münchenwiler on Thursday morning (at Zürich airport, you must be able to catch the 11:43 train). See timetable of the Swiss Railway.


Größere Kartenansicht



The workshop is free of charge.


For the accomodation, we arranged a special deal with the Hotel. And we also sponsor the event  to offer you a very affordable price (Switzerland is one of the most expensive in the world...).


In the following prices, everything is included: the workshop, the hotel room, the food, the coffee breaks:

  • 1 night stay: 100 sfr
  • 2 nights stay (Thursday/Friday): 200 sfr
  • 3 nights stay (Wednesday/Thursday/Friday): 300 sfr

If you can't affort the trip, you can request an additional sponsoring from the Swiss E-Voting Competence Center (max. 2-3 participants).



Workshop Program
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Jan Camenisch
Information Privacy
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Arnis Parsovs
Recent Developments in Estonian i-Voting
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Philipp Locher
Verifiable Mixing
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Sandra Guasch & Alex Ribas
Return Codes: Challenges and New Approaches
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David Bernhard
From Voting to Surveys
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Jordi Cucurull
Bulletin Board - From Theory to Practice
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Rui Joaquim
Verifying Complex Ballots With a Single (Constant Size) Verification Code
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Jürg Ritter & Philémon von Bergen
MobiVote - Decentralized E-Voting on Android Devices
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Reto E. Koenig
Random Thoughts: Bringing Ephemerality to the Deterministic World
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Stephan Neumann & Oksana Kulyk
An Android Application Implementing Distributed Cryptography to Support
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Jurlind Budurushi
A Systematic Approach for Identifying All Possibilities for Casting a Valid/Invalid Vote and Discrepancies Between Printout and QR-Code in EasyVote
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Christoph Galliker
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March 2nd, 2023

OpenCHVote v1.3 released on 

July 11th, 2023

Paper on"An Alternative Group for Applications of ElGamal in Cryptographic Protocols" accepted for publication at E-Vote-ID 2023.

February 9th, 2023

Paper on"Private Internet Voting on Untrusted Voting Devices" accepted for publication at the Voting'23 workshop.