Voting Operating System (VOS) Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Voting Operating System (VOS)

Creator

  • Author: Venkatadusumelli, Kiran
    Creator Type: Personal

Contributor

  • Chair: Jacob, Roy T.
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor

Publisher

  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas

Date

  • Creation: 2004-12
  • Digitized: 2007-12-07

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: The electronic voting machine (EVM) plays a very important role in a country where government officials are elected into office. Throughout the world, a specific operating system that tends to the specific requirement of the EVM does not exist. Existing EVM technology depends upon the various operating systems currently available, thus ignoring the basic needs of the system. There is a compromise over the basic requirements in order to develop the systems on the basis on an already available operating system, thus having a lot of scope for error. It is necessary to know the specific details of the particular device for which the operating system is being developed. In this document, I evaluate existing EVMs and identify flaws and shortcomings. I propose a solution for a new operating system that meets the specific requirements of the EVM, calling it Voting Operating System (VOS, pronounced 'voice'). The identification technique can be simplified by using the fingerprint technology that determines the identity of a person based on two fingerprints. I also discuss the various parts of the operating system that have to be implemented that can tend to all the basic requirements of an EVM, including implementation of the memory manager, process manager and file system of the proposed operating system.

Subject

  • Keyword: electronic voting
  • Keyword: fingerprint technology
  • Keyword: operating system
  • Keyword: voting machines

Collection

  • Name: UNT Student Graduate Works
    Code: UNTGW

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT

Rights

  • Rights Access: unt
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Holder: Venkatadusumelli, Kiran
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc4648

Degree

  • Degree Name: Master of Science
  • Degree Level: Master's
  • Degree Discipline: Computer Science
  • Academic Department: Department of Computer Science and Engineering
  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas

Note

  • Display Note: Problem in Lieu of Thesis