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Type of publication:Inproceedings
Entered by:chita
TitleA Trust-Centered Approach for Building E-Voting Systems
Bibtex cite IDRACTI-RU1-2007-86
Booktitle EGOV 2007
Series Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Year published 2007
Month August
Volume 4656/2007
Pages 366-377
Publisher Springer Berlin / Heidelberg
Note EGOV 2007
DOI 10.1007/978-3-540-74444-3
Keywords Tools and Technologies for eParticipation and eVoting,Trust and Security: provisions and instruments,eDemocracy and eParticipation Challenges,Risk Assessment,Cryptographic Protocol,Security Architecture
eVoting is a challenging approach for increasing eParticipation. However, lack of citizens˘ trust seems to be a main obstacle that hinders its successful realization. In this paper we propose a trust-centered engineering approach for building eVoting systems that people can trust, based on transparent design and implementation phases. The approach is based on three components: the decomposition of eVoting systems into “layers of trust” for reducing the complexity of managing trust issues in smaller manageable layers, the application of a risk analysis methodology able to identify and document security critical aspects of the eVoting system, and a cryptographically secure eVoting protocol. Our approach is pragmatic rather than theoretical in the sense that it sidesteps the controversy that besets the nature of trust in information systems and starts with a working definition of trust as people˘s positive attitude towards a system that performs its operations transparently.
Antoniou, Athanasios
Korakas, C
Manolopoulos, C
Panagiotaki, A
Sofotassios, D
Spirakis, Paul
Stamatiou, Yannis
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