Section: Overall Objectives
As described in the name of our project, we aim at providing robust primitives for asymmetric cryptography. In recent years, we have made several attempts at coming closer to another part of cryptology, by applying our knowledge to real life protocols. This has led TANC to recruit two postdocs, one in the framework of ERCIM, and another one from INRIA. The idea was to hire two specialists on signature schemes in which elliptic curves have a decisive impact, since they provide shorter signatures than traditional ones. We are currently trying to promote their use in environments where this could be useful, namely ad hoc networks.