Call for Papers
1st International Workshop on Election Infrastructure Security (EIS 2022)
September 30, 2022


In conjunction with the 27th European Symposium on Research in
Computer Security (ESORICS 2022) 
September 26-30, 2022, 
Copenhagen, Denmark

Fair and secure elections are the bedrock of democracy. In today’s
world, voting and elections rely on a complex infrastructure
comprising voter registration databases, several types of electronic
devices (voting machines, optical scanners, etc.), protocols to
securely transmit data from polling places to central processing
facilities, various software applications to count, tabulate and
analyze votes, and physical facilities to securely store ballots and
voting equipment. People’s confidence in the result of elections is
heavily dependent on a nation’s ability to secure such complex
infrastructure and guarantee the integrity and confidentiality of the

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Administration (CISA), a
United States agency charged with securing the nation’s cyber and
physical infrastructure, classifies election infrastructure as
“critical infrastructure”. In fact, election infrastructure and
processes are subject to attack by malicious actors just like any
other critical infrastructure (e.g., energy systems, transportation
systems, and financial systems). Recent events have shown how attacks
against voting systems and election infrastructure, disinformation and
misinformation campaigns, and claims of election fraud, whether
founded or not, can affect people’s confidence in the integrity of the
system and alienate voters. As threats evolve and become more
sophisticated, the research community is called to find novel
approaches and techniques to ensure the security of voting systems and
election infrastructure and the confidentiality and integrity of the

This workshop aims at providing researchers and practitioners in
different areas of security (network security, cryptography, etc.),
networking, hardware architectures, software engineering, system
engineering, machine learning, and natural language processing with an
interdisciplinary forum to present, discuss, and exchange ideas that
address the challenges of current and next-generation Election
Infrastructure systems. The workshop seeks submissions from academia,
government, and industry presenting novel research results in all
practical and theoretical aspects of Election Infrastructure Security.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  *   Voter registration databases
  *   Voting machines
  *   Vote counting machines
  *   Electronic poll books
  *   Physical security of voting equipment
  *   Access control
  *   Security standards
  *   Disinformation & misinformation campaigns

Important Dates

Paper submission due: June 30, 2022
Notification to authors: July 30, 2022
Camera ready due: August 10, 2022
Program Committee Chairs

  *   Massimiliano Albanese, George Mason University, USA
  *   Jack Davidson, University of Virginia, USA

Steering Committee

  *   Massimiliano Albanese, George Mason University, USA
  *   Josh Benaloh, Microsoft Research, USA
  *   Jack Davidson, University of Virginia, USA
  *   Karen Hoyt-Stewart, Virginia Department of Elections, USA
  *   Chris Krebs, Krebs Stamos Group

Proceedings Chair

  *   Vincenzo Moscato, University of Naples, Italy

Publicity Chair

  *   Giancarlo Sperlì, University of Naples, Italy

Technical Program Committee

  *   Josh Benaloh, Microsoft Research, USA
  *   Matt Bernhard, VotingWorks, USA
  *   Aleks Essex, Western University, Canada
  *   Oksana Kulyk, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  *   Daniel P. Lopresti, Lehigh University, USA
  *   Peter Ryan, University of Luxemburg, Luxemburg
  *   Carsten Schürmann, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  *   Philip B. Stark, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  *   Vanessa Teague, Australian National University, USA
  *   Melanie Volkamer, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany


Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have
been published or simultaneously submitted to a journal or a
conference with proceedings. Contributions are not required to be
anonymized, and are to be made to the submission web site at<>. Only
PDF files will be accepted.

The workshop proceedings will be published by Springer in the Lecture
Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. Submissions must be prepared
in LaTeX (recommended) or Microsoft Word using the LNCS
template<>. Full
papers must be between 12 and 16 pages in length, and and short papers
must be between 6 and 11 pages. Authors are encouraged to include
their ORCIDs<>.

Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without
consideration of their merits. Papers must be received by the deadline
of June 30, 2022 to be considered. Notification of acceptance or
rejection will be sent to authors by July 30, 2022. Camera ready
papers must be submitted by August 10, 2022. Authors of accepted
papers must guarantee that one of the authors will register and
present the paper at the workshop.

Massimiliano Albanese, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Information Sciences and Technology
Associate Director, Center for Secure Information Systems
George Mason University