Call for Papers
IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security: Special Issue
on Electronic Voting

Following the discovery of a wide variety of flaws in electronic
voting technology used in the US and other parts of the world, there
has recently been a spurt of research activity related to electronic
voting. The activity has been broad, ranging from the design of voting
systems that specify what information is collected from voters and how
it is used to determine one or many winners, through the development
of cryptographic vote counting systems and the experimental security
analysis of deployed voting systems, the experimental study of the
usability of voting systems, to the development of methods for
identifying election fraud. Most of the work has of necessity been
interdisciplinary, involving contributions from experts in the areas
of cryptography, computer security, information theory, political
science, statistics, usability, game theory, mathematical modeling,

This special issue aims to provide an overview of the research area of
electronic voting, with a focus on original results. The scope
includes both remote and polling-place voting, and the areas of
interest include - but are not limited to - the following:

-- Voting theory, including voting models
-- Cryptographic voting systems
-- Formal security analysis of voting systems
-- Experimental security analysis of voting systems
-- Evaluations and ratings of voting systems
-- Usability and accessibility of voting systems
-- History of voting technology
-- Components building-blocks of voting systems, such as anonymous
   voting channels and secure bulletin boards
-- Fraud/anomaly detection in elections
-- Political districting and the allocation of voting technology 

Information about the style of submitted manuscripts, including
maximum page length, can be found at
Manuscripts should be clearly marked for the special issue. Papers
must not have appeared elsewhere, and must not be in review
elsewhere. All papers will be reviewed in accordance with the
procedures of the IEEE Transactions.

1.	Submission deadline: 15 February 2009 
2.	First Review: 18 May 2009
3.	Final Decision: 22 September 2009
4.	Final manuscript due: 22 October 2009 
5.	Tentative publication date: 1 December 2009

Ronald L. Rivest, MIT, Cambridge, MA (Lead Guest Editor)
David Chaum, Voting Systems Institute
Bart Preneel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Aviel D. Rubin, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Donald G. Saari, University of California, Irvine, CA
Poorvi L. Vora, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.