12th International

E-­Voting PhD Colloquium

A Prequel to the EVOTE2014 Conference


October 28th, 2014

Castle Hofen, Bregenz, Austria



This PhD colloquium continues the tradition of PhD workshops on e-­‐voting that started in 2006 and took place in various locations in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Luxembourg . As this time it is part of the well-­established EVOTE conference taking place in the renaissance castle Hofen in Bregenz in Vorarlberg, the western­‐most part of Austria, it is explicitly internationally oriented, and knowledge of German is therefore not


The goal of the colloquium is to foster understanding and collaboration between Ph.D students from various disciplines working on e-­‐voting. To this end, the program allows plenty of space for discussion and initiating collaboration based on presentations by attendees.
What makes this colloquium 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,  public  administration,  political  science,  social  scientists, cryptographers,  etc.); 
  • PhD  students  in  related  areas,  where  privacy,  authentication,  integrity  and trust  play  a  role, and  for  whom  e-­voting  constitutes  and  interesting application  domain; 
  • Master  students  in  e-voting  and  related  areas  are  welcome  to  participate.
    Proposals  for  presentations  will  be  considered  if  possible.


Each interested participant should submit his/her research proposal (or alternatively ideas for papers, open problems, or other issues where feedback from colleagues would be helpful etc.) of some two pages length using the conference platform provided at The PhD chairs will facilitate feedback which will be available ahead of the event in order to improve the submission before presentation.



The conference will be held in the beautiful Renaissance castle of Hofen at Lochau/Bregenz on the shores of Lake Constance in Austria.
The colloquium will begin at 9:00 on October 28 and last until 17:00 which should give ample room for presentation and discussion of the contributions. In general the presentations should be of some 15-­‐20min length.



Participation in the colloquium will cost 120€.

If the colloquium is attended together with the conference a reduced fee of 90€ applies.


This fee includes lunch and drinks during the colloquium as well as participation in the EVOTE welcome reception in the evening of that day (see also www.e-­ for more information).  

PhD Colloquium Chairs

  • Jordi Barrat i Esteve, EVOL2 -­ eVoting Legal Lab / University of Catalonia -­URV (Spain)
  • Reto Koenig, Bern University of Applied Sciences (Switzerland)


CFC PhD Colloquium
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December 16th, 2016

Paper on "Implementing Broadcast Channels with Memory for Electronic Voting Systems" accepted for publication at JeDEM16.

July 11th, 2016

Paper on "Cast-as-Intended Verification in Electronic Elections Based on Oblivious Transfer" accepted for publication at E-Vote-ID'16.

April 16th, 2016

Paper on "Receipt-Free Remote Electronic Elections with Everlasting Privacy" accepted for publication in Annals of Telecommunication.