NESSIE (New European Schemes for Signature, Integrity, and Encryption) is a project within the Information Societies Technology (IST) Programme of the European Commission. It is a 3-year project, which started on 1st January 2000. Further information about NESSIE is available at http://cryptonessie.org.
The main objective of the project is to put forward a portfolio of strong cryptographic primitives for a number of different platforms. These primitives will be obtained after an open call and evaluated using a transparent and open process. They should be the building blocks of the future standard protocols for the information society.
The deadline for the submission of primitives will be 29th September 2000. A workshop will be organised for submitters to present their primitives.
The NESSIE project is seeking submissions of strong cryptographic primitives in the categories given below. The NESSIE project is particularly interested in receiving submissions in categories that have not received much standardisation effort.
Detailed Selection Criteria, Security Requirements, Evaluation Criteria, and Formal Submission Requirements are available from http://cryptonessie.org/call
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