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Analysis of Electronic Voting Protocol Using Strand Space Model

  • Venkatasamy Sureshkumar
  • Ramalingam Anitha
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 420)

Abstract

In this paper, we studied the electronic voting protocol to formalize and verify its fairness, privacy type properties in the strand space model. Also we established a suitable attacker model, the concept of pair bundles and equivalence of pair bundles which are used to frame the formalization and verification of fairness, privacy type properties in detail using the strand space model. For example, FOO protocol is considered to illustrate the model developed using the strand space theory. The result shows that the fairness, vote privacy properties are satisfied and receipt freeness property is failed for FOO protocol. Finally, an improvement of the FOO protocol is proposed so that it achieves receipt freeness property.

Keywords

Strand space model e-voting protocol pair bundle equivalence of pair bundles 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Venkatasamy Sureshkumar
    • 1
  • Ramalingam Anitha
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Applied Mathematics and Computational SciencesPSG College of TechnologyCoimbatoreIndia

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