Guide to Pairing-Based Cryptography

Nadia El Mrabet, Marc Joye

December 8, 2016 by Chapman and Hall/CRC
Reference - 410 Pages - 100 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498729505 - CAT# K25973
Series: Chapman & Hall/CRC Cryptography and Network Security Series

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• Covers the necessary mathematical background to allow readers to get to grips with the topic

• Provides a dictionary and explanations of the tools and methods for pairing-based cryptography

• Teaches readers how to implement a protocol

• Includes both software and hardware implementation

• Provides a one-stop shop for algorithms given an electronic target

• Companion website contains updates on parameters necessary for computation of pairings


This book is devoted to efficient pairing computations and implementations, useful tools for cryptographers working on topics like identity-based cryptography and the simplification of existing protocols like signature schemes.

As well as exploring the basic mathematical background of finite fields and elliptic curves, Guide to Pairing-Based Cryptography offers an overview of the most recent developments in optimizations for pairing implementation. Each chapter includes a presentation of the problem it discusses, the mathematical formulation, a discussion of implementation issues, solutions accompanied by code or pseudocode, several numerical results, and references to further reading and notes.

Intended as a self-contained handbook, this book is an invaluable resource for computer scientists, applied mathematicians and security professionals interested in cryptography.