voteChain: Community Based Scalable Internet Voting Framework

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Abstract

Most democratic countries still use the traditional systems of paper ballots and voting boxes. As technology develops, new electronic voting systems have been proposed to modernize and facilitate the voting process. Most e-voting systems are based on centralizing models, i.e. client-server structures, which have been proved to be unreliable and prone to be affected by the same problems of any centralized computer system: Denial of Service attacks, server hacking, etc. The advent of cryptocurrencies in recent years has shed light on their underlying technology – blockchain – as a powerful decentralizing technological paradigm that keeps finding new areas of application outside this implementation, such as electronic voting. In this paper, we present a proposal for a voting framework based on blockchain technology and analyze its potential to improve current voting systems as well as the implementation drawbacks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnological Innovation for Industry and Service Systems - 10th IFIP WG 5.5/SOCOLNET Advanced Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2019, Proceedings
EditorsLuis M. Camarinha-Matos, Ricardo Almeida, José Oliveira
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages70-80
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-17771-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-17770-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2019
Event10th IFIP WG 5.5/SOCOLNET Advanced Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2019 - Costa de Caparica, Portugal
Duration: 8 May 201910 May 2019

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
PublisherSpringer
Volume553
ISSN (Print)1868-4238
ISSN (Electronic)1868-422X

Conference

Conference10th IFIP WG 5.5/SOCOLNET Advanced Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2019
CountryPortugal
CityCosta de Caparica
Period8/05/1910/05/19

Keywords

  • Blockchain
  • Collaborative networks
  • Communities
  • Cryptography
  • Electronic voting
  • Ethereum
  • Smart contracts

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