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Round 1 Submissions

Official comments on the First Round Candidate Algorithms should be submitted using the "Submit Comment" link for the appropriate algorithm. Comments from the pqc-forum Google group subscribers will also be forwarded to the pqc-forum Google group list. We will periodically post and update the comments received to the appropriate algorithm.

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History of Updates
 * denotes algorithm has been withdrawn
 

Algorithm Algorithm Information
KAT files are included in 
zip file unless they were
too large
Submitters Comments
BIG QUAKE

Zip File (4MB)
IP Statements

Website

Alain Couvreur
Magali Bardet
Elise Barelli
Olivier Blazy
Rodolfo Canto-Torres
Philippe Gaborit
Ayoub Otmani
Nicolas Sendrier
Jean-Pierre Tillich

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BIKE

Zip File (10MB)
IP Statements

Website

Nicolas Aragon
Paulo Barreto
Slim Bettaieb
Loic Bidoux
Olivier Blazy
Jean-Christophe Deneuville
Phillipe Gaborit
Shay Gueron
Tim Guneysu
Carlos Aguilar Melchor
Rafael Misoczki
Edoardo Persichetti
Nicolas Sendrier
Jean-Pierre Tillich
Gilles Zemor

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CFPKM Zip File (<1MB)
IP Statements

Website
O. Chakraborty
J.-C. Faugere
L. Perret

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Classic McEliece

Zip File (<1MB)
KAT Files (26MB)
IP Statements

Website

Daniel J. Bernstein
Tung Chou
Tanja Lange
Ingo von Maurich
Rafael Misoczki
Ruben Niederhagen
Edoardo Persichetti
Christiane Peters
Peter Schwabe
Nicolas Sendrier
Jakub Szefer
Wen Wang

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Compact LWE Zip File (1MB)
IP Statements

Website
Dongxi Liu
Nan Li
Jongkil Kim
Surya Nepal

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CRYSTALS-DILITHIUM Zip File (6MB)
IP Statements

Website
Vadim Lyubashevsky
Leo Ducas
Eike Kiltz
Tancrede Lepoint
Peter Schwabe
Gregor Seiler
Damien Stehle

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CRYSTALS-KYBER Zip File (2MB)
IP Statements

Website

Peter Schwabe
Roberto Avanzi
Joppe Bos
Leo Ducas
Eike Kiltz
Tancrede Lepoint
Vadim Lyubashevsky
John M. Schanck
Gregor Seiler
Damien Stehle

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DAGS Zip File (1MB)
KAT Files (18MB)
IP Statements

Website
Gustavo Banegas
Paolo S. L. M. Barreto
Brice Odilon Boidje
Pierre-Louis Cayrel
Gilbert Ndollane Dione
Kris Gaj
Cheikh Thiecoumba Gueye
Richard Haeussler
Jean Belo Klamti
Ousmane N'diaye
Duc Tri Nguyen
Edoardo Persichetti
Jefferson E. Ricardini

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Ding Key Exchange Zip File (1MB)
IP Statements

Website
Jintai Ding
Tsuyoshi Takagi
Xinwei Gao
Yuntao Wang

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DME Zip File (1MB)
IP Statements

Website
Ignacio Luengo
Martin Avendano
Michael Marco

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DRS Zip File (4MB)
IP Statements

Website
Thomas Plantard
Arnaud Sipasseuth
Cedric Dumondelle
Willy Susilo

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DualModeMS

Zip File (1MB)
KAT Files (20MB)
IP Statements

Website

J.-C. Faugere
L. Perret
J. Ryckeghem

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*Edon-K Zip File (16MB)
IP Statements

Website
Danilo Gligoroski
Kristian Gjosteen

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EMBLEM and R.EMBLEM Zip File (2MB)
IP Statements

Website
Minhye Seo
Jong Hwan Park
Dong Hoon Lee
Suhri Kim
Seung-Joon Lee

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FALCON Zip File (55MB)
IP Statements

Website
Thomas Prest
Pierre-Alain Fouque
Jeffrey Hoffstein
Paul Kirchner
Vadim Lyubashevsky
Thomas Pornin
Thomas Ricosset
Gregor Seiler
William Whyte
Zhenfei Zhang

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FrodoKEM Zip File (15MB)
IP Statements

Website
Michael Naehrig
Erdem Alkim
Joppe Bos
Leo Ducas
Karen Easterbrook
Brian LaMacchia
Patrick Longa
Ilya Mironov
Valeria Nikolaenko
Christopher Peikert
Ananth Raghunathan
Douglas Stebila

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GeMSS Zip File (2MB)
KAT Files (54MB)
IP Statements

Website
A. Casanova
J.-C. Faugere
G. Macario-Rat
J. Patarin
L. Perret
J. Ryckeghem

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Giophantus Zip File (8MB)
IP Statements

Website
Koichiro Akiyama
Yasuhiro Goto
Shinya Okumura
Tsuyoshi Takagi
Koji Nuida
Goichiro Hanaoka
Hideo Shimizu
Yasuhiko Ikematsu

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Gravity-SPHINCS Zip File (8MB)
KAT Files (36MB)
IP Statements

Website
Jean-Phillippe Aumasson
Guillaume Endignoux

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Guess Again Zip File (11MB)
KAT Files (42MB)
IP Statements

Website
Vladimir Shpilrain
Mariya Bessonov
Alexey Gribov
Dima Grigoriev

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Gui Zip File (2MB)
KAT Files (48MB)
IP Statements

Website
Jintai Ding
Ming-Shen Chen
Albrecht Petzoldt
Dieter Schmidt
Bo-Yin Yang

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HILA5 Zip File (1MB)
IP Statements

Website
Markku-Juhani O. Saarinen

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Round5
(possible merger
of HILA5 & Round 2)

HiMQ-3 Zip File (1MB)
KAT FIles (29MB)
IP Statements

Website
Kyung-Ah Shim
Cheol-Min Park
Aeyoung Kim

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*HK17

Zip File (2MB)
IP Statements

Website

Juan Pedro Hecht
Jorge Alejandro Kamlofsky

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HQC Zip File (11MB)
KAT Files (19MB)
IP Statements

Website

Carlos Aguilar Melchor
Nicolas Aragon
Slim Bettaieb
Loïc Bidoux
Olivier Blazy
Jean-Christophe Deneuville
Philippe Gaborit
Edoardo Persichetti
Gilles Zémor

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KCL (pka OKCN/AKCN/CNKE) Zip File (12MB)
IP Statements

Website
Yunlei Zhao
Zhengzhong jin
Boru Gong
Guangye Sui

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KINDI Zip File (12MB)
IP Statements

Website
Rachid El Bansarkhani

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LAC Zip File (8MB)
IP Statements

Website
Xianhui Lu
Yamin Liu
Dingding Jia
Haiyang Xue
Jingnan He
Zhenfei Zhang

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LAKE Zip File (2MB)
IP Statements

Website
Nicolas Aragon
Olivier Blazy
Jean-Christophe Deneuville
Philippe Gaborit
Adrien Hauteville
Olivier Ruatta
Jean-Pierre Tillich
Gilles Zemor

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LEDAkem Zip File (17MB)
IP Statements

Website
Marco Baldi
Alessandro Barenghi
Franco Chiaraluce
Gerardo Pelosi
Paolo Santini

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LEDApkc Zip File (21 MB)
IP Statements

Website
Marco Baldi
Alessandro Barenghi
Franco Chiaraluce
Gerardo Pelosi
Paolo Santini

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Lepton Zip File (11MB)
IP Statements

Website
Yu Yu
Jiang Zhang

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LIMA Zip File (<1MB)
KAT Files (54MB)
IP Statements

Website
Nigel P. Smart
Martin R. Albrecht
Yehuda Lindell
Emmanuela Orsini
Valery Osheter
Kenny Paterson
Guy Peer

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Lizard Zip File (1MB)
KAT Files (38MB)
IP Statements

Website
Jung Hee Cheon
Sangjoon Park
Joohee Lee
Duhyeong Kim
Yongsoo Song
Seungwan Hong
Dongwoo Kim
Jinsu Kim
Seong-Min Hong
Aaram Yun
Jeongsu Kim
Haeryong Park
Eunyoung Choi
Kimoon kim
Jun-Sub Kim
Jieun Lee

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LOCKER Zip File (7MB)
IP Statements

Website
Nicolas Aragon
Olivier Blazy
Jean-Christophe Deneuville
Philippe Gaborit
Adrien Hauteville
Olivier Ruatta
Jean-Pierre Tillich
Gilles Zemor

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LOTUS Zip File (3MB)
KAT Files (81MB)
IP Statements

Website
Le Trieu Phong
Takuya Hayashi
Yoshinori Aono
Shiho Moriai

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LUOV Zip File (7MB)
KAT Files (97MB)
IP Statements

Website
Ward Beullens
Bart Preneel
Alan Szepieniec
Frederik Vercauteren

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McNie Zip File (11MB)
IP Statements

Website
Lucky Galvez
Jon-Lark Kim
Myeong Jae Kim
Young-Sik Kim
Nari Lee

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Mersenne-756839

Zip File (2MB)
KAT Files (38MB)
IP Statements

Website

Divesh Aggarwal
Antoine Joux
Anupam Prakash
Mikos Santha

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MQDSS Zip File (13MB)
IP Statements

Website
Simona Samardjiska
Ming-Shing Chen
Andreas Hulsing
Joost Rijneveld
Peter Schwabe

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NewHope Zip File (7MB)
IP Statements

Website
Thomas Poppelmann
Erdem Alkim
Roberto Avanzi
Joppe Bos
Leo Ducas
Antonio de la Piedra
Peter Schwabe
Douglas Stebila

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NTRUEncrypt Zip File (5MB)
IP Statements

Website
Zhenfei Zhang
Cong Chen
Jeffrey Hoffstein
William Whyte

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pqNTRUSign Zip File (5MB)
IP Statements

Website
Zhenfei Zhang
Cong Chen
Jeffrey Hoffstein
William Whyte

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NTRU-HRSS-KEM Zip File (1MB)
IP Statements

Website
John M. Schanck
Andreas Hulsing
Joost Rijneveld
Peter Schwabe

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NTRU Prime Zip File (1MB)
IP Statements

Website
Daniel J. Bernstein
Chitchanok Chuengsatiansup
Tanja Lange
Christine van Vredendaal

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NTS-KEM Zip File (2MB)
KAT Files (38MB)
IP Statements

Website
Martin Albrecht
Carlos Cid
Kenneth G. Paterson
Cen Jung Tjhai
Martin Tomlinson

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Odd Manhattan Zip File (1MB)
IP Statements

Website
Thomas Plantard

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Ouroboros-R Zip File (5MB)
IP Statements

Website
Carlos Aguilar Melchor
Nicolas Aragon
Slim Bettaieb
Loic Bidoux
Olivier Blazy
Jean-Christophe Deneuville
Phillipe Gaborit
Adrien Hauteville
Gilles Zemor

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Picnic Zip File (19MB)
KAT Files (71MB)
IP Statements

Website
Greg Zaverucha
Melissa Chase
David Derler
Steven Goldfeder
Claudio Orlandi
Sebastian Ramacher
Christian Rechberger
Daniel Slamanig

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Post-quantum RSA-Encryption Zip File (4MB)
IP Statements

Website
Daniel J. Bernstein
Josh Fried
Nadia Heninger
Paul Lou
Luke Valenta

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Post-quantum RSA-Signature Zip File (2MB)
IP Statements

Website
Daniel J. Bernstein
Josh Fried
Nadia Heninger
Paul Lou
Luke Valenta

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pqsigRM

Zip File (<1MB)
KAT Files (15MB)
IP Statements

Website

Wijik Lee
Young-Sik Kim
Yong-Woo Lee
Jong-Seon No

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QC-MDPC KEM Zip File (2MB)
IP Statements

Website
Atsushi Yamada
Edward Eaton
Kassem Kalach
Philip Lafrance
Alex Parent

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qTESLA Zip File (7MB)
IP Statements

Website
Nina Bindel
Sedat Akleylek
Erdem Alkim
Paulo S. L. M. Barreto
Johannes Buchmann
Edward Eaton
Gus Gutoski
Juliane Kramer
Patrick Longa
Harun Polat
Jefferson E. Ricardini
Gustavo Zanon

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RaCoSS Zip File (<1MB)
IP Statements

Website
Kazuhide Fukushima
Partha Sarathi Roy
Rui Xu
Shinsaku Kiyomoto
Kirill Morozov
Tsuyoshi Takagi

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Rainbow Zip File (1MB)
KAT Files (80MB)
IP Statements

Website
Jintai Ding
Ming-Shing Chen
Albrecht Petzoldt
Dieter Schmidt
Bo-Yin Yang

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Ramstake Zip File (28MB)
IP Statements

Website
Alan Szepieniec

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*RankSign Zip File (8MB)
KAT Files (57MB)
IP Statements

Website
Nicolas Aragon
Phillipe Gaborit
Adrien Hautevillle
Olivier Ruatta
Gilles Zemor

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RLCE-KEM Zip File (1MB)
KAT Files (81MB)
IP Statements

Website
 
Yongge Wang

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Round2 Zip File (31MB)
KAT Files (52MB)
IP Statements

Website

Oscar Garcia-Morchon
Zhenfei Zhang
Sauvik Bhattacharya
Ronald Rietman
Ludo Tolhuizen
Jose-Luis Torre-Arce
Hayo Baan

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Round5
(possible merger of
HILA5 & Round 2)

RQC Zip File (8MB)
IP Statements

Website
Carlos Aguilar Melchor
Nicolas Aragon
Slim Bettaieb
Loic Bidoux
Olivier Blazy
Jean-Christophe Deneuville
Phillippe Gaborit
Gilles Zemor

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*RVB Zip File (5MB)
IP Statements

Website
C. B. Roellgen
G. Brands

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SABER Zip File (2MB)
IP Statements

Website
Jan-Pieter D'Anvers
Angshuman Karmakar
Sujoy Sinha Roy
Frederik Vercauteren

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SIKE Zip File (2MB)
IP Statements

Website
David Jao
Reza Azarderakhsh
Matthew Campagna
Craig Costello
Luca De Feo
Basil Hess

Amir Jalali
Brian Koziel
Brian LaMacchia
Patrick Longa
Michael Naehrig
Joost Renes
Vladimir Soukharev
David Urbanik

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SPHINCS+ Zip File (2MB)
KAT Files (61MB)
IP Statements

Website
Andreas Hulsing
Daniel J. Bernstein
Christoph Dobraunig
Maria Eichlseder
Scott Fluhrer
Stefan-Lukas Gazdag
Panos Kampanakis
Stefan Kolbl
Tanja Lange
Martin M Lauridsen
Florian Mendel
Ruben Niederhagen
Christian Rechberger
Joost Rijneveld
Peter Schwabe

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*SRTPI Zip File (2MB)
KAT Files (100MB)
IP Statements

Website
Yossi (Joseph) Peretz
Nerya Granot

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Three Bears Zip File (3MB)
IP Statements

Website
Mike Hamburg

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Titanium

Zip File (3MB)
KAT Files (34MB)
IP Statements


Website

Ron Steinfeld
Amin Sakzad
Raymond K. Zhao

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WalnutDSA

Zip File (9MB)
IP Statements

Website

 

Derek Atkins
Iris Anshel
Dorian Goldfeld
Paul E Gunnells

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 * denotes algorithm has been withdrawn

Created January 03, 2017, Updated August 07, 2018