Technology is playing an increasing role in our elections, leading to the emergence of new threats and challenges to our democracy. These challenges exist at multiple levels: from manipulation of voter sentiment to cyberespionage of candidates and campaigns to cyberthreats to the registration, casting, counting, and reporting infrastructure itself.
Election science is a uniquely interdisciplinary area of research that seeks to protect and advance the systems and processes supporting our democratic way of life. It is both theoretical and practical. It is both technical and deeply human. It draws on many fields of expertise, including policy and law, usable and inclusive design, political and social science, and technology, engineering, and math.
The Workshop on Election Science and Technology (WEST) welcomes submissions from the best new ideas in election science and election technology. Papers should contain novel research in any area related to elections.
Submissions will be judged on originality, relevance, correctness, and clarity. Experience reports or case studies are welcome, as long as they contain sufficient scientific rigour and original analysis to constitute scientific research.
Submissions must not substantially overlap with works that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings.
Submissions should follow the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science format and should be no more than 15 pages including references and well-marked appendices.
All submissions will be reviewed double-blind, and as such, must be anonymous, with no author names, affiliations, acknowledgements, or obvious references.
Paper submission website: https://easychair.org/conferences/XXXX