A Promenade through the New Cryptography of Bilinear Pairings

By Xavier Boyen.

In Proceedings of the IEEE Information Theory Workshop (ITW 2006), pages 19-23, IEEE Press, 2006.

Invited paper. Presented in Punta del Este, Uruguay, March 2006.


This paper gives an introductory account of the origin, nature, and uses of bilinear pairings, arguably the newest and hottest toy in a cryptographer's toolbox. A handful of cryptosystems built on pairings are briefly surveyed, including a couple of realizations of the famously elusive identity-based encryption primitive.


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  author = {Xavier Boyen},
  title = {A Promenade through the New Cryptography of Bilinear Pairings},
  booktitle = {IEEE Information Theory Workshop---ITW 2006},
  pages = {19--23},
  publisher = {IEEE Press},
  year = {2006},
  note = {Available at \url{http://www.cs.stanford.edu/~xb/itw06/}}

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