Security Considerations in e-Cognocracy
E-cognocracy [1,2,3] is a cognitive democracy that combines both representative and participative democracy with two main objectives: (i) to overcome some of the problems associated with the traditional democratic system (participation, transparency and control) and (ii) to extract and socially share knowledge related with the scientific resolution of high complexity problems associated with the governance of society. E-cognocracy uses the democratic system as a catalyst for the vital or cognitive process characteristic of living systems, the multicriteria techniques as the methodological aid and the Internet as the communication and participation support. To capture the decision makers’ preferences and to share the knowledge related with the scientific resolution of the public decision making problems, the e-voting process of e-cognocracy has some characteristics that have not been covered by traditional e-voting systems. In this paper, we present the necessary modifications in the classical e-voting methods to deal with one of these properties: the linkage among rounds.
KeywordsVote System Blind Signature Homomorphic Encryption Democratic System Vote Process
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