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Anonymous voting by two-round public discussion

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Feng Hao, Professor Peter Ryan



In 2006, Hao and Zieliński proposed a two-round anonymous veto protocol (called AV-net), which provided exceptional efficiency compared to related techniques. In this study, the authors add a self-tallying function to the AV-net, making it a general-purpose voting protocol. The new protocol works in the same setting as the AV-net: it requires no trusted third parties or private channels, and participants execute the protocol by sending two-round public messages. Compared with related voting protocols in past work, this is significantly more efficient in terms of the number of rounds, computational cost and bandwidth usage.

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Author(s): Hao F, Ryan PYA, Zieliński P

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: IET Information Security

Year: 2010

Volume: 4

Issue: 2

Pages: 62-67

Print publication date: 21/06/2010

Date deposited: 13/01/2011

ISSN (print): 1751-8709

ISSN (electronic): 1751-8717

Publisher: Institution of Engineering and Technology


DOI: 10.1049/iet-ifs.2008.0127


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