White Papers

At a recent workshop hosted by Microsoft Research in Redmond WA on July 13-14 2017, participants in the standardization effort began the writing of three white papers on homomorphic encryption standards for APIs, security and applications.

These white papers are still in draft, but are posted for public release and comment.

  • APIs: This white paper discusses the design of API standards for homomorphic encryption.
  • Security: This white paper discusses the security standards for homomorphic encryption.
  • Applications:┬áThis white discusses the motivating applications for homomorphic encryption.

We have created the following BibTeX entries for the white papers for easy referencing:

@techreport{HomomorphicEncryptionAPIStandard,
 author = {Michael Brenner and Wei Dai and Shai Halevi and Kyoohyung Han and Amir Jalali and Miran Kim and Kim Laine and Alex Malozemoff and Pascal Paillier and Yuriy Polyakov and Kurt Rohloff and Erkay Sava\c{s} and Berk Sunar},
 title = {A Standard API for RLWE-based Homomorphic Encryption},
 series = {Draft Homomorphic Encryption Standard},
 institution= {HomomorphicEncryption.org},
 publisher = {HomomorphicEncryption.org},
 address = {Redmond WA},
 year = {2017},
 month = {July}
 }

@techreport{HomomorphicEncryptionSecurityStandard,
 author = {Melissa Chase and Hao Chen and Jintai Ding and Shafi Goldwasser and Sergey Gorbunov and Jeffrey Hoffstein and Kristin Lauter and Satya Lokam and Dustin Moody and Travis Morrison and Amit Sahai and Vinod Vaikuntanathan},
 title = {Security of Homomorphic Encryption},
 series = {Draft Homomorphic Encryption Standard},
 institution= {HomomorphicEncryption.org},
 publisher = {HomomorphicEncryption.org},
 address = {Redmond WA},
 year = {2017},
 month = {July}
 }

@techreport{HomomorphicEncryptionApplicationStandard,
 author = {David Archer and Lily Chen and Jung Hee Cheon and Ran Gilad-Bachrach and Roger A. Hallman and Zhicong Huang and Xiaoqian Jiang and Ranjit Kumaresan and Bradley A. Malin and Heidi Sofia and Yongsoo Song and Shuang Wang},
 title = {Applications of Homomorphic Encryption},
 series = {Draft Homomorphic Encryption Standard},
 institution= {HomomorphicEncryption.org},
 publisher = {HomomorphicEncryption.org},
 address = {Redmond WA},
 year = {2017},
 month = {July}
 }