Conference theme

5th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance

Tallinn, Estonia

26 - 28 September 2011



Submitted papers (127) and published papers (73). 

Ring chart of submitted vs accepted papers (ICEGOV2011).

Acceptance rate (57%) and rejection rate (43%). 

Ring chart of acceptance vs rejection rate (ICEGOV2011).


Elsa Estevez and Marijn Janssen (Eds.). 2011. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV2011). ACM Press, New York, USA. (ISBN: 978-1-4503-0746-8)

Proceedings cover ICEGOV2011.

Accepted Papers

;  Melanie Volkamer, Oliver Spycher, Eric Dubuis

Technical research has achieved strong advances in addressing security concerns in internet voting, yet the solutions are complicated and difficult to explain to the public. Accordingly, internet voting commonly faces opposition despite the benefits voters and authorities may expect. It appears that security features are only one premise underlying a system’s acceptance among the electorate. The other challenge is to exploit these features at establishing the required trust among the public. In this paper we introduce a number of measures meant to help at gaining trust. We hereby emphasize the importance of taking the exposition of a system's security features and the remaining risks as the foundation of any strategy. After describing the proposed measures and discussing both their advantages and pitfalls, we relate them to four commonly known applied internet voting systems.

e-Voting; elections; trust; internet; privacy; verifiability; transparency; evaluation; standards; acceptance
Melanie Volkamer, Oliver Spycher, Eric Dubuis


  • Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Republic of Estonia


Co-organized by
  • e-Governance Academy, Estonia
  • Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany, State University of New York, USA
  • Center for Electronic Governance, United Nations University International Institute for Software Technology