e-Democracy uses computing and information technology in order to facilitate and improve democratic processes. A wealth of applications already exist to date: electronic petitions and consultations, online pools, wiki legislation, deliberation and voting platforms. Although these applications all show how computing can play a key role in rethinking democratic processes, we still lack a systematic understanding of how e-Democracy systems can be developed in a principled manner. The purpose of this workshop is to make our first steps in that directio, by bringing together researchers working on the theoretical foundations of e-Democracy. The workshop is part of the event series organized by the reading group on e-Democracy of the University of Toulouse.

Organized by Umberto Grandi (University of Toulouse) and Davide Grossi (University of Liverpool).


Open Space, Building Q, Manufacture des Tabacs
Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, Toulouse.


The workshop is open to everybody with no admission fee. Please register here for organisational reasons.


09:30 - 10:30 Davide Grossi(University of Liverpool) - Liquid Democracy: An Analysis in Binary Aggregation and Diffusion (slides)
Coffee break
11:00 - 12:00 Markus Brill (TU Berlin)- Approval Voting, Representation, and Liquid Democracy (slides)
12:00 - 13:00 Group discussion and short presentations by the audience
Lunch (not provided)
14:30 - 15:30 Sylvain Bouveret (Ensimag, Grenoble-INP) - Whale, a platform for collective decision-making (slides)
15:30 - 16:30 Paolo Turrini (Imperial College London) - Personalised Rating (slides)