Draft Call for Multi-Party Threshold Schemes: NIST IR 8214C ipd Available for Public Comment

 NIST requests public comments on NIST IR 8214C ipd (initial public
NIST First Call for Multi-Party Threshold Schemes,
for primitives organized into two categories:

  1. Cat1: selected NIST-specified
  2. Cat2: other primitives not
    specified by NIST

The report specifies the various categories, subcategories, and
requirements for a successful submission, including security characterization,
technical description, open-source implementation, and performance evaluation.
The process intends to help the NIST cryptographic technology group collect
reference material to promote a public analysis of the viability of threshold
schemes and related primitives. This will support the NIST multi-party
threshold cryptography and privacy-enhancing cryptography projects in
developing future recommendations.

Threshold schemes should NOT be submitted until the final version
of this report is published. However, using the present draft as a baseline,
potential submitters are encouraged to prepare early for future submissions.

The public comment period is open through April 10, 2023. See
the publication
for a copy of the initial public draft and instructions for
submitting comments.

NOTE: A call for patent claims is included on page iii of this
draft. For additional information, see the 
Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) Patent Policy –
Inclusion of Patents in ITL Publications