Aims and Goals

The seminar will focus on exchanging and discussing current research of PhD students, in particular governance, organisation and technical set-up of both polling station and Internet-based e-voting.

This seminar continues the tradition of PhD workshops on e-voting. Since 2006 the PhD seminars have focused on various aspects of e-voting including technical aspects, legal challenges, identity management, verifiability of the vote, etc. The seminars took place in various locations in Austria, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Luxembourg, and Switzerland. It will be hosted for the first time in Catalonia. The goal of the seminar series is to foster understanding and collaboration between PhD students from various disciplines working on e-voting. To this end, the program allows plenty of space for discussion and starting collaboration based on presentations by attendees.



PhD seminar series Steering Committee

Jointly organized by


Target audience


Each interested participant should submit his/her research proposal (alternatively ideas for papers, open problems, or other issues where feedback from colleagues could be helpful etc.) of up to two-page length using the conference platform provided at:

The deadline for application is March 21, 2016. Notification of acceptance will be given by March 31, 2016.


The registration fee is € 150.00. It includes lunch and drinks during the colloquium.


The conference will take place in "Sala de Juntes" in Catalunya campus of Universitat Rovira i Virgili of Tarragona, Av. Catalunya 35, - 43002 Tarragona.

Draft Program

Monday, April 25th

Tuesday, April 26th