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Paper 2023/1163

Evaluating KpqC Algorithm Submissions: Balanced and Clean Benchmarking Approach

Hyeokdong Kwon, Hansung University
Minjoo Sim, Hansung University
Gyeongju Song, Hansung University
Minwoo Lee, Hansung University
Hwajeong Seo, Hansung University

In 2022, a Korean domestic Post Quantum Cryptography contest called KpqC held, and the standard for Post Quantum Cryptography is set to be selected in 2024. In Round 1 of this competition, 16 algorithms have advanced and are competing. Algorithms submitted to KpqC introduce their performance, but direct performance comparison is difficult because all algorithms were measured in different environments. In this paper, we present the benchmark results of all KpqC algorithms in a single environment. To benchmark the algorithms, we removed the external library dependency of each algorithm. By removing dependencies, performance deviations due to external libraries can be eliminated, and source codes that can conveniently operate the KpqC algorithm can be provided to users who have difficulty setting up the environment.

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BenchmarkCryptography ImplementationKpqCPost Quantum CryptographyStandardization
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minjoos9797 @ gmail com
thdrudwn98 @ gmail com
minunejip @ gmail com
hwajeong84 @ gmail com
2023-07-30: approved
2023-07-28: received
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      author = {Hyeokdong Kwon and Minjoo Sim and Gyeongju Song and Minwoo Lee and Hwajeong Seo},
      title = {Evaluating KpqC Algorithm Submissions: Balanced and Clean Benchmarking Approach},
      howpublished = {Cryptology ePrint Archive, Paper 2023/1163},
      year = {2023},
      note = {\url{https://eprint.iacr.org/2023/1163}},
      url = {https://eprint.iacr.org/2023/1163}
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