Standard Specifications for Public-Key Cryptography:
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
(The call for submissions to P1363a has expired. Visit the P1363 home page
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Contributions are requested for the IEEE P1363a project, "Standard
Specifications for Public-Key Cryptography: Additional Techniques."
IEEE P1363a is a supplement to the IEEE P1363 standard, "Standard
Specifications for Public-Key Cryptography," which is currently in
development. IEEE P1363 covers relatively established techniques for key
agreement, encryption, and signature schemes and related mathematical
primitives from three families (elliptic curve, discrete logarithm, and
integer factorization). The purpose of IEEE P1363a is to cover additional
techniques in these and related areas.
Submissions are requested in the following areas:
The present P1363 document gives examples of
techniques in most of these
- key agreement schemes
- public-key encryption schemes
- signature schemes
- identification schemes
- cryptographic primitives underlying such schemes
- supporting techniques such as message encoding methods for the
schemes and key derivation functions
- related number-theoretic algorithms
A submission should consist of the following sections:
- Description of the cryptographic technique. While references are
encouraged for background, the description should be understandable without
- Claimed attributes and advantages of the technique. Advantages may be
stated in comparison to related techniques in the literature or in other
standards, or to the IEEE P1363 document.
- Security assessment and considerations.
- Known limitations and disadvantages.
- Intellectual property issues. Any patents or patent applications relating
to the technique should be identified. If the submission is accepted as part
of the addendum, a letter of assurance of "reasonable and
non-discriminatory" patent licensing will be required, per IEEE policy. A
copyright transfer to IEEE may also be required, if text from the submission
is incorporated into the standard.
WHERE TO SEND SUBMISSIONS
Submissions should be sent electronically to the IEEE P1363 Web site.
Instructions can be found
Submissions received will become part of the IEEE P1363 working group's
public record and, if in electronic form, will be posted on the working
group's Web page.
Presentation of the submissions to the IEEE P1363 working group is
encouraged but not required. Time for such presentations may be set aside
at the working group meetings.
If you would like to schedule a presentation, please
contact the working group's chair.
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