Special Issue "Cryptographic Protocols 2020"
A special issue of Cryptography (ISSN 2410-387X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2020).
Interests: cryptographic protocols; privacy; zero-knowledge proofs; homomorphic encryption; threshold cryptography; secure multiparty computation; pairing-based cryptography; PKI; blockchain and cryptocurrencies; multiparty threshold ECDSA for hot and cold wallets
A cryptographic protocol is a distributed algorithm describing precisely the interactions of two or more entities to achieve certain security objectives through a (public/private) network. Cryptographic protocols are designed using cryptographic primitives such as encryption, hashing, signing, threshold cryptography, pairings, homomorphic encryption, commitments and ZK proofs. The security and privacy of a system are generally protected through designing cryptographic protocols such as secure communication, authentication, key management, privacy-preserving protocols,secure multiparty computation, electronic voting, certificate-less public key cryptography, secure outsourcing computations and their applications to wide areas like IoT (e.g., VANET, MANET), Cloud Computing and Blockchain. The goal of this Special Issue is to seek novel cryptographic protocols that advances the challenges of the state-of-the-art, and subject areas suitable for publication are not limited to the range of these topics.
Dr. Mehmet Sabir Kiraz
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