The event will take place :

* Sunday May 17, 2-7pm, IDC campus
* Monday May 18, 10-3pm, TAU campus


Recorded Lectures

Day 1

Welcome Day I and Dr. Ben Adida, Harvard University: Voting Security - an Overview
Prof. Avi Rubin, Johns Hopkins University: The state of electronic voting in the U.S.
Mr. Boaz Dolev, Israel Ministry of Finance: Laying the groundwork for electronic elections in Israel
Mr. Amit Ashkenazi, Israel Ministry of Justice: Legislation for computerized elections in Israel
Dr. Rivka Weil, IDC: The Big Brother and the Slippery Slope: On the Challenges of e-Voting
Prof. Peter Ryan, University of Luxemburg: The perils and opportunities of electronic voting
Mr. Michael Eitan, Minister of Government Services voting
Panel: Computerized elections in Israel. Moderator: Dr. Alon Rosen, IDC. Participants: Dr. Ben Adida, Mr. Amit Ashkenazi, Mr. Boaz Dolev, Ms. Tamar Edri (Head of Israeli General Elections Committee), Prof. Avi Rubin, Prof. Peter Ryan.

Day 2

Welcome Day 2 and Dr. Michael Birnhack, Tel-Aviv University: Designing Law into Technology
Prof. Camil Fuchs, Tel-Aviv University, Statistics: If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It
*Prof. Itzchak Gilboa, Tel-Aviv University: An Overview of Voting Theory from the Economics Perspective
Prof. Yechiel Klar, Tel-Aviv University: Does the Voting Procedure Matter? A Social Psychology Perspective
Prof. Peter Ryan, University of Luxembourg: Advances in high assurance voting systems
Dr. Ben Adida, Harvard University: Helios – Real World Open-audit Voting
Panel: Electronic voting: Future aspirations Moderator: Prof. Moni Naor, Department of Computer Science, Weizmann Institute of Science Participants: Dr. Ben Adida, Prof. Itzchak Gilboa, Dr. Yechiel Klar, Prof. Avi Rubin, Prof. Peter Ryan

Advances in information technology bring great potential benefits to our lives and our society. However, along with these benefits comes the danger of greater harm as a result of misuse or malicious behavior.

The introduction of computers to large-scale election systems is a quintessential example of both the potential benefits and the potential dangers in information technology. Indeed, while computerized elections could facilitate the process, making it both more precise and more accessible, they could, if not properly designed, have disastrous effects on our society.

Good design of electronic elections is a truly multi-disciplinary endeavor. It requires expertise in political and social science, economics, law, cognitive psychology, human-computer interface design, computer systems and security, program verification, algorithms and cryptography, along with a philosophical and historical perspective.

The main goal of this two-day workshop is to bring together experts from a variety of disciplines, and to encourage an open debate on the potential risks and benefits of electronic elections. Our hope is that the workshop will serve as a platform for cross fertilization, and will result in a better understanding of what is required in order to deploy a secure and usable electronic voting system.

The workshop will consist of panels discussing various aspects of electronic elections, as well as lectures at a wide range of levels, including surveys intended for a general audience, tutorials on electronic voting and the presentation of concrete electronic voting systems. No prior technical or legal background will be assumed.

Organizers: Ran Canetti, Alon Rosen, Ronitt Rubinfeld and Assaf Jacob