University Voting Systems Competition and Conference

From: Arthur Keller <voting_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Wed Jun 20 2007 - 07:37:42 CDT

VoComp 2007
University Voting Systems Competition and Conference

July 16-18, 2007, Portland Oregon

Call for Papers and Technology Demonstrations

Innovative election systems and technology, and original papers on
these topics, are solicited for VoComp 2007. VoComp will stimulate
innovation and advancement of election technology, and encourage
participation and interactions among students, researchers, and
election officials.

Sponsors. National Science Foundation, Election Systems and
Software, Hewlett Packard.

Eligibility. Anyone may attend the conference or submit to it.

Topics. Election systems, election technology components (including
partial election systems), metrics for evaluating voting systems, and
descriptions or analyzes of the competition systems. Any aspect of
election technology, including by not limited to voting algorithms,
user interfaces, accessibility, ballot casting, vote verification,
outcome verification, policies and procedures, threat analyses,
tabulation, voter registration, Internet voting, absentee voting.
Papers on election technology components must be accompanied by
working demonstration implementations.

Prizes. VoComp Conference: Best election technology component, best
critique of a competition system, best paper on metrics for
evaluating voting systems, best presentation. VoComp Competition:
$10,000 grand prize (courtesy of ES&S).

Important Dates. Submissions Due: 11pm EST, June 30 (no late
submissions accepted).
Program Announced: July 3.

Instructions. Submit on-line from Indicate type of
submission: formal submission for inclusion in the on-line
proceedings, or informal submission that will not be included in the
on-line proceedings. Submission of previously published material, or
simultaneous submission to any other conference, is not allowed.
Papers accepted for the on-line proceedings may not be published in
other conference proceedings in essentially the same form.

Conference Registration. Register from Registration is free.

Hotel. Days Inn City Center, 1414 SW 6th Avenue, Portland, OR 97201
USA. Phone: 503-221-1611, Fax: 503-226-0447. Ask for VoComp Rates:
$64 single, $69 double (if reserved by July 8, 2007).

VoComp Officials. Organizer: Alan T. Sherman (UMBC),
Judges: Josh Benaloh (Microsoft), Douglas Jones (Univ. of Iowa), John
Kelsey (NIST), Eric Lazarus (Brennan Center), Ronald Rivest (MIT),
Michael Shamos (CMU), Election officials - TBA
Program Committee: Josh Benaloh (Microsoft)-Chair, Ben Adida
(Harvard), Matt Bishop (UC Davis), Lillie Conie (EPIC), David Dill
(Stanford), Paul Herrnson (UMCP), Douglas Jones (Univ. of Iowa),
Arthur Keller (UC Santa Cruz), John Kelsey (NIST), Ronald Rivest
(MIT), Peter Ryan (Newcastle), Ted Selker (MIT), Michael Shamos
(CMU), Poorvi Vora (GWU), Election officials -- TBA

Arthur M. Keller, Ph.D., 3881 Corina Way, Palo Alto, CA  94303-4507
tel +1(650)424-0202, fax +1(650)424-0424

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