Towards Mobile Government: Verification of Electronic Signatures on Smartphones

  • Thomas Zefferer
  • Fabian Golser
  • Thomas Lenz
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8061)


Electronic signatures are a crucial concept for transactional e-government services. Beside the secure creation of electronic signatures, the reliable verification of electronically signed documents is of special importance. Various tools, which allow verification of electronic signatures, have been introduced during the past years. However, most of these tools have been tailored to the requirements of classical end-user devices such as desktop computers or laptops and cannot be conveniently used on smartphones. This is problematic, since smartphones and related mobile end-user devices are gradually replacing classical end-user devices. To overcome this issue, we present a signature-verification solution for smartphones in this paper. The presented solution is based on a platform-agnostic architectural design, which can be applied on arbitrary smartphone platforms such as Google Android or Apple iOS. The practical applicability of the proposed solution has been evaluated by means of a concrete implementation. This implementation shows that the presented solution provides convenient means to verify electronically signed documents on smartphones and hence paves the way for the realization of transactional e-government services on mobile end-user devices.


Electronic signatures Mobile Government Smartphones Signature verification 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Zefferer
    • 1
  • Fabian Golser
    • 1
  • Thomas Lenz
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Applied Information Processing and CommunicationsGraz University of TechnologyGrazAustria

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