NIST Workshop on Multi-party Threshold Schemes (MPTS) 2023, September 26th–28th (Virtual)
- What: MPTS 2023 (Virtual): NIST Workshop on Multi-Party Threshold Schemes
- Date & time: 2023-September-26–28, 10:00–15:00 (Eastern Time)
- Featured topics: The NIST First Call for Multi-Party Threshold Schemes (NISTIR 8214C)
- Featured topics: Threshold cryptography; threshold schemes; multi-party computation (MPC); fully-homomorphic encryption (FHE); zero-knowledge proofs (ZKP); attribute-based encryption (ABE); MPC/FHE/ZKP-friendly primitives; useful gadgets.
- Presentations: There is a call for presentation abstracts (deadline 2023-September-05)
- Workshop format: Three days of webinars for feedback about the Threshold Call and Process
- Detailed info: https://csrc.nist.gov/events/2023/mpts2023
- Contacts about the workshop: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Free registration (via Webex): https://nist-secure.webex.com/webappng/sites/nist-secure/webinar/webinarSeries/register/ceb61702e61047a7ad27c00f11fbaa94
- Tweet: https://twitter.com/NISTcyber/status/1691816957128200595
- Host: Multi-Party Threshold Cryptography (MPTC) and Privacy-Enhancing Cryptography (PEC) projects @ NIST Cryptographic Technology Group (CTG)
- Public-Forums: For future related announcements, join the “MPTC-Forum” and the “PEC-forum” mailing lists.
MPTS 2023: The NIST workshop on Multi-Party Threshold Schemes 2023 will gather diverse public feedback about the process envisioned in the NIST First Call for Multi-Party Threshold Schemes [NISTIR 8214C ipd (2023)] (the “Threshold Call”). The process includes an exploration of threshold schemes for diverse cryptographic primitives standardized by NIST, and of other primitives (such as those related to FHE, ZKP and ABE) and assumptions not present in current NIST standards. The success of the envisioned process (collecting reference material, performing public analysis, devising recommendations) hinges on active involvement of the international cryptography community. To that effect, expert stakeholders are encouraged to submit abstracts of short talks (5–15 min) to present at MPTS 2023. Attendance is open to the wider community of stakeholders and people interested in the topic. Live attendance is free but requires registration.