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JST-DST Strategic Cooperative Program

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Security Evaluation and Design of Components and Cryptographic Primitives for RFID and Sensor Networks

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In a large number of Information Communications Technologies (ICT) scenarios, the information security should be implemented in heavily restrictive settings and with minimization of the security related overheads including hardware and additional power consumption.

The main motivation for this project is aggregation of certain expert powers between Japan and India in order to cope with the challenges of information security when only low complexity cryptographic techniques can be implemented with a particular focus towards RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) and sensor networks/systems.

The project goals include security evaluation and design of dedicated cryptographic components and primitives within the specified scenarios.

Accordingly, the project main research directions are the following ones.

  1. security evaluation of a number of approaches related to coding theory and combinatorial designs as a background for developing low complexity stream ciphers and authentication protocols as well as to provide more insights into certain existing schemes;
  2. design of certain components and particularly dedicated Boolean functions for certain low complexity cryptographic primitives;
  3. developing of low-complexity stream ciphers and authentication protocols for RFID and sensor networks;
  4. developing schemes for keys pre-distribution in sensor networks;
  5. developing architectural elements for privacy protection in RFID and sensor networks employing low-complexity cryptographic primitives.