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Paper: Efficient and Provably Secure Trapdoor-free Group Signature Schemes from Bilinear Pairings

Lan Nguyen
Rei Safavi-Naini
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Abstract: Group signature schemes are cryptographic systems that provide revocable anonymity for signers. We propose a group signature scheme with constant-size public key and signature length that does not require trapdoor. So system parameters can be shared by multiple groups belonging to different organizations. The scheme is provably secure in the formal model recently proposed by Bellare, Shi and Zhang (BSZ04), using random oracle model, Decisional Bilinear Diffie-Hellman and Strong Diffie-Hellman assumptions. We give a more efficient variant scheme and prove its security in a formal model which is a modification of BSZ04 model and has a weaker anonymity requirement. Both schemes are very efficient and the sizes of signatures are approximately one half and one third, respectively, of the sizes of the well-known ACJT00 scheme. We will show that the schemes can be used to construct a traceable signature scheme and identity escrow schemes. They can also be extended to provide membership revocation.
  title={Efficient and Provably Secure Trapdoor-free Group Signature Schemes from Bilinear Pairings},
  booktitle={IACR Eprint archive},
  keywords={Group signatures, traceable signatures, identity escrow,identity escrow, privacy and anonymity.},
  note={An extended abstract appears in ASIACRYPT 2004 12904 received 4 May 2004, last revised 1 May 2005},
  author={Lan Nguyen and Rei Safavi-Naini},