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Bring order to online social networks

Ruichuan Chen, Eng Keong Lua, Zhuhua Cai
2011 2011 Proceedings IEEE INFOCOM  
exploit the inherent friend relationships to perform reliable social enhancements of vote history extension and efficient reputation estimation.  ...  Our social reputation model provides strong incentives for user cooperation, and moreover, our model can handle practical problems of inactive users, unpopular content and Sybil attacks effectively and  ...  provider, so that the service provider has the complete capacity of knowing all users' vote histories including, for instance, "which users have voted a specific item?"  ... 
doi:10.1109/infcom.2011.5935222 dblp:conf/infocom/ChenLC11 fatcat:73ln3vrxtrcctnlf4pjkpmutle

Report of the Chairman of the Best Practice Principles Group Developing the Best Practice Principles for Shareholder Voting Research & Analysis

Dirk A. Zetzsche
2014 Social Science Research Network  
Some service providers have such a house voting policy, while others act on client specifications, i.e. custom voting policies.  ...  They said the Principles should address the particularities of vote agency services because: There is a conflict-of-interest risk for service providers when they act as a voting agent; ESMA's work focused  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2436066 fatcat:nytse7ptpzc23fzurfs3hu4hly

QSL: A Specification Language for E-Questionnaire, E-Testing, and E-Voting Systems

Yuan ZHOU, Yuichi GOTO, Jingde CHENG
2019 IEICE transactions on information and systems  
A general-purpose specification language to provide a unified description way for specifying various e-questionnaire, e-testing, and e-voting systems can solve the problems such that the stakeholders can  ...  real applications using QSL in case of e-questionnaire, e-testing, and e-voting systems, and shows various QSL applications for providing convenient QSL services to stakeholders.  ...  These three kinds of services should provide common questionnaire structure, which is a question sheet on a form to express a choice preference, usually called ballot in e-voting.  ... 
doi:10.1587/transinf.2018edp7333 fatcat:mczuzygeqzbgfexfshieo7qgou

Buying votes versus supplying public services: Political incentives to under-invest in pro-poor policies

Stuti Khemani
2015 Journal of Development Economics  
The data reveal a significant, robust negative correlation between vote buying and the delivery of primary health services.  ...  of weak service delivery performance, a higher percentage of children are severely under-weight.  ...  Results This section reports a significant negative correlation between vote buying and health services that is robust to a vast array of different specifications of the type in (2) and (3) .  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jdeveco.2015.07.002 fatcat:r4glhfgl75bu5podzam2cet3u4

Engineering a Distributed e-Voting System Architecture: Meeting Critical Requirements [chapter]

J. Paul Gibson, Eric Lallet, Jean-Luc Raffy
2010 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Voting is a critical component of any democratic process; and electronic voting systems should be developed following best practices for critical system development.  ...  Firstly, we report on network quality-of-service issues that are analyzed through simulation models.  ...  not provide an acceptable quality of service (to the voter) when the underlying communication network was open to denial-of-service attacks during voting.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-13556-9_6 fatcat:4nlkk2iwjvc6xfrdjfbbpibdye

Designing an e-democracy framework to enhance the Egyptian e-government

M. El-Sayed Wahed, Mahmoud El Arabawy, Esam M. El Gohary
2011 INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY  
E-democracy concept can enhance Egyptian participation in rule and it can move e-the Egyptian government to a new era.  ...  A Service runs as a separate entity and has specific functionality in the form of requests and responses. The underlying complexity of each service is not visible to the other services.  ...  Fig(2) how services interact Services have following essential features Visibility A Service Consumer should have prior knowledge of the access specifications to access a consumer.  ... 
doi:10.24297/ijct.v10i5.4145 fatcat:5yee5d7qvzdnfb3uvtldyq2d3e

Procedural security analysis of electronic voting

Alexandros Xenakis, Ann Macintosh
2004 Proceedings of the 6th international conference on Electronic commerce - ICEC '04  
We examine security in the context of the increased complexity of multiple-channel voting, provided by a multiplicity of agents involved in the administration of eelections.  ...  Security is among the most important constraints in the implementation of electronic voting because, to date, commercially available technology does not provide a completely secure e-transaction environment  ...  In effect what used to be a government-owned process, provided by the internal co-operation of a small number of PA departments, became an external commercially provided service demanding the contribution  ... 
doi:10.1145/1052220.1052288 dblp:conf/ACMicec/XenakisM04 fatcat:sslnzt4qirbw3mj6i7sn5wrnke

An electronic voting service to support decision-making in local government

C Bouras, N Katris, V Triantafillou
2003 Telematics and informatics  
This paper presents details of a web-based, database-oriented "electronic voting service".  ...  The service provides the capability to create a questionnaire/poll, view the subject and participate in the voting procedure.  ...  In Section 3 there is a short description of the specific characteristics of our service.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0736-5853(03)00017-0 fatcat:gim6i3hqnne3bjradhbkhd5gny

Electoral Security and the Provision of Constituency Service

Kyle Dropp, Zachary Peskowitz
2012 Journal of Politics  
Using fictitious constituent requests soliciting information on voter registration and a government program, we analyze the relationship between legislators' previous vote share and the probability of  ...  In contrast with previous empirical studies, we find that legislators' response rates to constituent requests decreases in their electoral security across a wide range of model specifications that control  ...  Shomer, Paul Sniderman, Jonathan Wand, and seminar participants at the Stanford American Politics Workshop and Political Psychology Research Group for helpful comments and suggestions over the course of  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0022381611001216 fatcat:ehiuram2hvgxvf3jq2kqlhtnei

Voting against the separation of powers between legislature and administration

David Stadelmann, Reiner Eichenberger, Marco Portmann
2014 Constitutional Political Economy  
We analyze whether the strength of individual ties to the public service affect the probability of voting for the initiative, holding constituents' preferences constant.  ...  We compare the votes of parliamentary representatives and their constituents on a popular initiative that directly aimed at weakening the separation of powers in 1922 in Switzerland.  ...  Having a profession in the public service increases the probability of voting yes in specification (5) by approximately 15.9 percentage points and in specification (6) by 20.9 percentage points, which  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10602-014-9162-2 fatcat:ptl3otwfgbaedcrkuwxs6qa4eq

Securing e-Government and e-Voting with an open cloud computing architecture

Dimitrios Zissis, Dimitrios Lekkas
2011 Government Information Quarterly  
This paper explores increasing participation and sophistication of electronic government services, through implementing a cloud computing architecture.  ...  Taking a step further, this paper proposes a high level electronic governance and electronic voting solution, supported by cloud computing architecture and cryptographic technologies, additionally identifying  ...  Specific antivirus tools can be provided as an additional cloud service to enhance end users' security coverage.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.giq.2010.05.010 fatcat:7s7bumeycjbfnppjnnvu3jdloi

Page 109 of Spectrum Vol. 15, Issue 5 [page]

1942 Spectrum  
Voting by Men in Service Legislation Providing for Absentee Voting by Armed Forces Discussed by Special Committee N A democratic nation at war against totali- I tarian ideas, the ways and means by which  ...  Mississippi's new absentee voting law provides also that service men may vote without payment of the poll tax, and the new South Carolina pro- visions extend to those employed in war produc- tion agencies  ... 

Funding Decisions for Newborn Screening: A Comparative Review of 22 Decision Processes in Europe

Katharina Fischer, Wolf Rogowski
2014 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health  
The aim of this study was to describe key characteristics of decisions for funding new NBS programmes in Europe. We analysed past decisions using a conceptual framework.  ...  Stakeholder participation was diverse focusing on information provision or voting. Often, decisions were not fully transparent.  ...  Furthermore, the authors would like to express their gratitude to the members of the HIScreenDiag project consortium for providing valuable comments for discussion of the study results.  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijerph110505403 pmid:24852389 pmcid:PMC4053875 fatcat:gwvfgtzxqngc5f46fqtbn6gyvi

Enabling the Voter Participation of Canadians with Disabilities: Reforming Canada's Electoral Systems

Michael J. Prince
2014 Canadian Journal of Disability Studies  
voting.  ...  Electoral arrangements in Canada incorporate three distinct models of disability: an individualistic-biomedical approach to disability, a functional model of disability, and a social model of disability  ...  In Northwest Territories, providing the picture of candidates on a ballot is also one of the forms of assistance provide to electors.  ... 
doi:10.15353/cjds.v3i2.158 fatcat:h5vmfjof4zbctbkovg7vlad4tm

Is the median voter decisive? Evidence from referenda voting patterns

Eric J. Brunner, Stephen L. Ross
2010 Journal of Public Economics  
Previous tests have relied on cross-sectional data while we make use of a pair of California referenda to estimate a first difference specification.  ...  We find that voters rationally consider future public service decisions when deciding how to vote on voting rules, but the empirical evidence strongly suggests that an income percentile below the median  ...  Referenda models of this sort clearly imply that heterogeneity in preferences within a jurisdiction will reduce electoral support for both referenda's that authorize spending on public services, as well  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jpubeco.2010.09.009 fatcat:wy2gezrdcffodoap5wxvd6xyda
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