last modified on October 5 2001

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Call for Cryptographic Techniques in 2001

Call for Cryptographic Techniques in 2001 has been ended.

August 1, 2001
Information-technology Promotion Agency, Japan (IPA)
Telecommunications Advancement Organization of Japan (TAO)

 The Japanese government aims at joining in the most advanced IT nations in the world within the next 5 years as a consequence of executing e-Japan Strategy. We have to ensure the security and reliability of the advanced info-communications networks in Japan for realization of our target. In particular, unbiased evaluation and standardization of cryptographic techniques are required as a basic item for the spread of digital authentication schemes like digital signatures and consequently for the construction of the electronic government, which is the governmental execution of e-Japan Strategy.

 For this reason, following the last year project, we call for submitting cryptographic techniques, scrutinize the submitted cryptographic techniques, evaluate their security and performance and publicize the results as the CRYPTREC report 2001. The CRYPTREC report 2001 is supposed to be employed by Japanese government in many ways for their selection of cryptographic techniques used for constructing the electronic government.

 Information-technology Promotion Agency, Japan and Telecommunications Advancement Organization of Japan organizes the CRYPTREC Evaluation Committee consisting of experts in cryptology and evaluate the submitted cryptographic techniques.

The Categories of Solicited Cryptographic Techniques

(1) Asymmetric Cryptographic Schemes
(a) Confidentiality
(b) Authentication
(c) Signature
(d) Key agreement
(2) Symmetric Ciphers
(a) 64-bit block ciphers
(b) 128-bit block ciphers
(c) Stream ciphers
(3) Hash Functions
(4) Pseudo-random Number Generators

Term for Submissions

 August 1, 2001 - September 27, 2001

Guidance for Submissions in 2001

 For the documents for submission and guidence for submitters, we refer to Guidance for Submissions given below.

(1) Adobe PDF Format ... Guidance for Submissions(104 KB)pdficonsmall.gif (153 bytes)
(2) Rich Text Format ... Guidance for Submissions(354 KB)

(Note) Error in Guidance for Submissions in 2001(modified on 9/13)
P.9, No (2), "Specifications in 2000": "1.Japanese" should be "1.Japanese and English".

Cryptographic Technique Submissions Briefing

It will be held on Oct. 9 (Tue.) and 10 (Wed.), 2001. For more information, we refer to this document.

Cryptographic Techniques Submissions FY2001

List of submissions is here.

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For further information, contact to:

IT Security Center, Information-technology Promotion Agency, Japan
Bunkyo Green Court Center Office,
2-28-8, Honkomagome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-6591, Japan
FAX +81-3-5978-7518

When sending requests or making questions, use e-mail or facsimile (do not telephone).