V Workshop on Electoral Technology (WTE)

Brazil has progressively adopted information technology in its elections since the implementation of electronic ballot boxes in 1996, culminating in the present in which biometrics identification is within reach of being installed in all electronic voting equipment. However, the participation of academics, particularly those dedicated to Information Security, has had meager participation in this initiative.

The V Workshop on Electoral Technology is a scientific event organized as a satellite event of the XXI Brazilian Symposium on Information and Computer Systems Security (SBSeg 2021). The main goal of this event consists in fomenting research in electoral technology, integrating the Brazilian community of researchers and professionals interested in issues concerning electronic voting.

Topics of Interest

  • Electronic voting systems auditing
  • Security analysis and attacks on current systems
  • Voter authentication and registration
  • Legal aspects and patterns in electronic voting
  • Formal elicitation of requirements and security properties
  • Independent results verification mechanisms
  • Mechanisms for increasing electoral transparency
  • New electronic voting systems projects
  • Protection of electoral secrecy and results integrity
  • Cryptography protocols for electronic voting
  • Cryptography primitives applied in electronic voting
  • Voting systems in production or under development
  • Usability and accessibility in electoral technology
  • Secure voting via physical ballot or via internet

Instructions to Authors

In this edition of WTE, we will accept proposals for short talks. Proposals must be submitted as an abstract in PDF format or plain text via the SBC's JEMS system. The organising committee will select talks based on the evaluation of the abstracts submitted. There are no formatting requirements for the abstracts, as they will not be published in the conference proceedings.

Full papers should be submitted to the SBSeg main track, not to the WTE. However, if you are working in election technology, we encourage you to submit both a paper to the main track and a proposed talk to the WTE.

Important Dates

  • Short talk registration and submission: August 30, 2021

  • Author Notification: September 19, 2021

Organizing Committee

Coordination of the V WTE
Paulo Matias (UFSCAR)
Jeroen van de Graaf (UFMG)

General Coordination of SBSeg 2021
Roberto Samarone Araujo (UFPA)
Antônio Abelém (UFPA)

CESeg Coordination
Michele Nogueira (UFMG)
Igor Moraes (UFF)

SBSeg 2021 is an initiative of Brazilian Computer Society (SBC).