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Pretty Understandable Democracy 2.0

Neumann, Stephan and Feier, Christian and Sahin, Perihan and Fach, Sebastian (2014):
Pretty Understandable Democracy 2.0.
In: 6th International Conference on Electronic Voting (EVOTE), TUT Press, Lochau, [Conference or Workshop Item]

Abstract

The technological advance is entering almost all aspects of our everyday life. One interesting aspect is the possibility to conduct elections over the Internet. However, many proposed Internet voting schemes and systems build on unrealistic assumptions about the trustworthiness of the voting environment and other voter-side assumptions. Code voting -- first introduced by Chaum [Cha01] -- is one approach that minimizes the voter-side assumptions. The voting scheme Pretty UnderstandableDemocracy [BNOV13] builds on the idea of code voting while it ensures on the server-side an arguably practical security model based on a strict separation of duty, i.e. all security requirements are ensured if any two components do not collaborate in order to violate the corresponding requirement. As code voting and strict separation of duty realizations come along with some challenges (e.g. pre-auditing phase, usability issues, clearAPIs), the goal of our research was to implement Pretty UnderstandableDemocracy and run a trial election. This paper reports about necessary refinements of the original scheme, the implementation process, and atrial election among the different development teams (each team being responsible for one component).

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2014
Creators: Neumann, Stephan and Feier, Christian and Sahin, Perihan and Fach, Sebastian
Title: Pretty Understandable Democracy 2.0
Language: English
Abstract:

The technological advance is entering almost all aspects of our everyday life. One interesting aspect is the possibility to conduct elections over the Internet. However, many proposed Internet voting schemes and systems build on unrealistic assumptions about the trustworthiness of the voting environment and other voter-side assumptions. Code voting -- first introduced by Chaum [Cha01] -- is one approach that minimizes the voter-side assumptions. The voting scheme Pretty UnderstandableDemocracy [BNOV13] builds on the idea of code voting while it ensures on the server-side an arguably practical security model based on a strict separation of duty, i.e. all security requirements are ensured if any two components do not collaborate in order to violate the corresponding requirement. As code voting and strict separation of duty realizations come along with some challenges (e.g. pre-auditing phase, usability issues, clearAPIs), the goal of our research was to implement Pretty UnderstandableDemocracy and run a trial election. This paper reports about necessary refinements of the original scheme, the implementation process, and atrial election among the different development teams (each team being responsible for one component).

Title of Book: 6th International Conference on Electronic Voting (EVOTE)
Publisher: TUT Press
Uncontrolled Keywords: Security, Usability and Society;Secure Data
Divisions: LOEWE > LOEWE-Zentren > CASED – Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt
20 Department of Computer Science > SECUSO - Security, Usability and Society
20 Department of Computer Science > Theoretical Computer Science - Cryptography and Computer Algebra
Profile Areas > Cybersecurity (CYSEC)
LOEWE > LOEWE-Zentren
20 Department of Computer Science
Profile Areas
LOEWE
Event Location: Lochau
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2016 18:35
Identification Number: TUD-CS-2014-0927
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