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Homomorphic Signature Schemes

A Survey


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Computer Science book series (BRIEFSCOMPUTER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Giulia Traverso, Denise Demirel, Johannes Buchmann
    Pages 1-10
  3. Giulia Traverso, Denise Demirel, Johannes Buchmann
    Pages 11-21
  4. Giulia Traverso, Denise Demirel, Johannes Buchmann
    Pages 23-33
  5. Giulia Traverso, Denise Demirel, Johannes Buchmann
    Pages 35-51
  6. Giulia Traverso, Denise Demirel, Johannes Buchmann
    Pages 53-58
  7. Giulia Traverso, Denise Demirel, Johannes Buchmann
    Pages 59-60
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 61-64

About this book


Homomorphic signature schemes are an important primitive for many applications and since their introduction numerous solutions have been presented. Thus, in this work we provide the first exhaustive, complete, and up-to-date survey about the state of the art of homomorphic signature schemes. First, the general framework where homomorphic signatures are defined is described and it is shown how the currently available types of homomorphic signatures can then be derived from such a framework. In addition, this work also presents a description of each of the schemes presented so far together with the properties it provides. Furthermore, three use cases, electronic voting, smart grids, and electronic health records, where homomorphic signature schemes can be employed are described. For each of these applications the requirements that a homomorphic signature scheme should fulfill are defined and the suitable schemes already available are listed. This also highlights the shortcomings of current solutions. Thus, this work concludes with several ideas for future research in the direction of homomorphic signature schemes.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Theoretische InformatikTechnische Universitat DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany
  2. 2.Theoretische InformatikTechnische Universitat DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany
  3. 3.Theoretische InformatikTechnische Universitat DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Homomorphic Signature Schemes
  • Book Subtitle A Survey
  • Authors Giulia Traverso
    Denise Demirel
    Johannes Buchmann
  • Series Title SpringerBriefs in Computer Science
  • Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs Computer Sci.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-32114-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-32115-8
  • Series ISSN 2191-5768
  • Series E-ISSN 2191-5776
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 64
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Data Structures and Information Theory
    Discrete Mathematics
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