As part of the ICEGOV2019: 12th International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance to be held in Melbourne, Australia, April 3-5, 2019, by Pol Valletbó-Montfort, researcher specializing in Blockchain and Security at Scytl, will present a document entitled “Bringing Transparency and Trust to Elections: Using Blockchains for Transmission and Tabulation of Results” (Using Transparency and Confidence in Elections: Using Blockchains for Transmission and Publication of results), co-written with Jordi Cucurull and Adrià Rodríguez-Pérez.
The transmission and publication of results are essential steps in the electoral process. Therefore, the rapid and transparent transmission of results can build confidence in the overall management of elections. Scytl explored the potential of Blockchain technology to improve counting and publication procedures during the elections, and argued that Blockchain technology meets the requirements for electronic transmission and consolidation of election results. To do this, the Scytl team implemented a feasibility demonstration with a smart contract running on a Blockchain Ethereum.
The International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV), founded in 2007, is organized once a year and coordinated by the United Nations University Operational Unit on Policy – Directed Governance ( UNU-EGOV). Over the years, ICEGOV has established itself as a major conference in the field of eGovernance (EGOV), due to its unique association between academics and practitioners.