Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing

Evaluation of Electronic Voting

Requirements and Evaluation Procedures to Support Responsible Election Authorities

Authors: Volkamer, Melanie

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Electronic voting has a young and attractive history, both in the design of basic cryptographic methods and protocols and in the application by communities who are in the vanguard of technologies. The crucial aspect of security for electronic voting systems is subject to research by computer scientists as well as by legal, social and political scientists. The essential question is how to provide a trustworthy base for secure electronic voting, and hence how to prevent accidental or malicious abuse of electronic voting in elections.

To address this problem, Volkamer structured her work into four parts: "Fundamentals" provides an introduction to the relevant issues of electronic voting. "Requirements" contributes a standardized, consistent, and exhaustive list of requirements for e-voting systems. "Evaluation" presents the proposal and discussion of a standardized evaluation methodology and certification procedure called a core Protection Profile. Finally, "Application" describes the evaluation of two available remote electronic voting systems according to the core Protection Profile.

The results presented are based on theoretical considerations as well as on practical experience. In accordance with the German Society of Computer Scientists, Volkamer succeeded in specifying a "Protection Profile for a Basic Set of Security Requirements for Online Voting Products," which has been certified by the German Federal Office for Security in Information Technology. Her book is of interest not only to developers of security-critical systems, but also to lawyers, security officers, and politicians involved in the introduction or certification of electronic voting systems.

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"Electronic voting (e-voting) is an instrument of democracy in an information society … . There aren’t many titles on e-voting available, especially on the evaluation of working systems; this book is a valuable contribution to the literature. I recommend it to readers who are interested in an electoral process based on information and communication technology, and students in the fields of sociology and policy. Information systems professionals may also find it to be a helpful resource on the electoral process and e-voting systems." (F. J. Ruzic, ACM Computing Reviews, October, 2009)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Evaluation of Electronic Voting
Book Subtitle
Requirements and Evaluation Procedures to Support Responsible Election Authorities
Authors
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing
Series Volume
30
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-01662-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-01662-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-01661-5
Series ISSN
1865-1348
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 248
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