* ICSE 2018 *
Sun 27 May - Sun 3 June 2018 Gothenburg, Sweden
Thu 31 May 2018 12:00 - 12:20 at R2 - Meeting other sciences Chair(s): Amel Bennaceur

Citizens envision the transition from the representative democracy to the online direct democracy. Inspired by the ancient Athenians’ direct democracy, we propose an initial version of the framework Digital Ecclesia. We model the Digital Ecclesia as a social network that offers dynamic and large-scale reachability of citizens. Citizens are dynamically notified to participate and vote on discussion topics of new working groups. To address scalability and privacy challenges, the architecture of the Digital Ecclesia is distributed, i.e. each node runs a local program with its own storage that executes the voting procedure in parallel with other nodes. Nodes communicate to each other via exchanging encrypted messages in a scalable manner. We model the voting procedure as a non-cooperative game and we specify an algorithm for employing the voting game in a distributed fashion. Finally, we conduct the preliminary evaluation of the algorithm on a corpus of real-world votes.

Thu 31 May

11:00 - 12:30: SEIS - Software Engineering in Society - Meeting other sciences at R2
Chair(s): Amel BennaceurThe Open University
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Balbir BarnMiddlesex University, UK, Ravinder Barn
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Zhendong Wang, Yi WangRochester Institute of Technology, David Redmiles
DOI Pre-print
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Dionysis AthanasopoulosVictoria University of Wellington
DOI Pre-print File Attached
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