Public-Key Cryptography: State of the Art and Future Directions

E.I.S.S.Workshop Oberwolfach, Germany, July 3–6, 1991 Final Report

  • Editors
  • Thomas Beth
  • Markus Frisch
  • Gustavus J. Simmons

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 578)

About this book


This report on the state of the art and future directions of public-key cryptography is published in accordance with the terms of reference of the European Institute for System Security (EISS). The EISS was founded in 1988 by cabinet resolution of the state government of Baden-W}rttemberg and its basic task is scientific research and knowledge transfer in the field of security in telecommunications and computer and information systems. This report gives the results of an EISS workshop on public-keycryptography and contains seven chapters: an introduction, the scope of the workshop, the topics chosen, classification and description of the most prominent public-key systems, the dependence of public-key cryptography on computational number theory, mistakes and problems with public-key systems, and a projection of needs and requirements for public-key systems. It is addressed to all members of the computer science community: systems developers, researchers, decision makers, standardization committees, patent offices, and users and customers of secure computer systems.


Cryptosytems Endliche Körper Finite Fields Konstruktive Zahlentheorie Kryptosysteme Public-Key Cryptosystems Za computational number theory computer computer science cryptography cryptology cryptosystems information system knowledge transfer

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-55215-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-46780-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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