IV Workshop on Electoral Technology (WTE)


Brazil has progressively adopted information technology in its elections since the implementation of electronic ballot boxes in 1996, culminating in the present in which biometrics identification is within reach of being installed in all electronic voting equipment. However, the participation of academics, particularly those dedicated to Information Security, has had meager participation in this initiative.

The IV Workshop on Electoral Technology is a scientific event organized as a satellite event of the XIX Brazilian Symposium on Information and Computer Systems Security (SBSeg 2019). The main goal of this event consists in fomenting research in electoral technology, integrating the Brazilian community of researchers and professionals interested in issues concerning electronic voting.

Topics of Interest

  • Electronic voting systems auditing
  • Security analysis and attacks on current systems
  • Voter authentication and registration
  • Legal aspects and patterns in electronic voting
  • Formal elicitation of requirements and security properties
  • Independent results verification mechanisms
  • Mechanisms for increasing electoral transparency
  • New electronic voting systems projects
  • Protection of electoral secrecy and results integrity
  • Cryptography protocols for electronic voting
  • Cryptography primitives applied in electronic voting
  • Voting systems in production or under development
  • Usability and accessibility in electoral technology
  • Secure voting via physical ballot or via internet

Instructions for Authors

Submitted papers must present research work with original results, even of a preliminary nature. The presentation of the paper must contain a description of the context in which the work is inserted, rigorous detailing of the research per se or relevant case study, and conclusions that are consistent with the results.

Paper submission must be done exclusively through electronic means via SBC’s JEMS system. All papers must be submitted anonymously, in other words, any identifying information in the papers’s header, text, and references which connect the paper to the identity of the authors and their institutions are to be avoided.

Papers must be written in Portuguese or English and submitted exclusively in PDF format. Text formatting must follow SBC’s template available at SBC's site. They must have between 5 and 12 pages, including figures, tables, references and appendices. It is expected that longer papers have more definite results.

All papers will be evaluated by a committee of reviewers, following a double-blind review process (without identifying the authors, reviewers, or their institutions). Accepted papers must be presented at the event by one of the authors, registered in the SBSeg, for it to be published in the event’s proceedings. Presentation duration will be determined in accordance with the number of accepted papers and the depth of each individual contribution.

A committee will select the best papers of all the papers presented in the workshop.

Important Dates

Paper submission and registration deadline: 06/24/2019 (EXTENDED AND FIRM 07/10/2019 07/17/2019)
Notification of decision: 07/22/2019 (EXTENDED AND FIRM 07/31/2019 08/07/2019)
Authors' registration and camera-ready version: 07/29/2019 (EXTENDED AND FIRM 08/05/2019 08/12/2019)

Program Committee

Antônio de Abreu Batista Junior (UFMA)
Diego Kreutz (UNIPAMPA)
Filipe Balestra (PRIDE Security)
Ivan Arial Barrera Oro (KIU System Solutions - Argentina)
Ivo de Carvalho Peixinho (Polícia Federal)
João Henrique Kleinschmidt (UFABC)
Pedro Yóssis Silva Barbosa (Google)
Shirlei Aparecida de Chaves (IFSC)
Thiago Cardoso (Hekima)

Organizing Committee

IV WTE Chairs:
Mario Gazziro (UFABC)
Paulo Matias (UFSCar)
Roberto Araujo (UFPA)
Ruy J. Guerra B. de Queiroz (UFPE)

SBSeg 2019 Chairs:
Routo Terada (IME-USP)
Daniel Macêdo Batista (IME-USP)


SBSeg 2019 is an initiative by the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC).