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Post-Quantum Cryptography: Digital Signature Schemes

Call for Proposals

Authority: This work is being initiated pursuant to NIST’s responsibilities under the
Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) of 2002, Public Law 107–347.
Call for Additional Digital Signature Schemes for the
Post-Quantum Cryptography Standardization Process
 
(PDF)

 

Submission packages must be received by NIST by June 1, 2023. Submission packages must be received by NIST by June 1, 2023. Submission packages received before March 1, 2023, will be reviewed for completeness by NIST; the submitters will be notified of any deficiencies by March 31, 2023, allowing time for deficient packages to be amended by the submission deadline. No amendments to packages will be permitted after the submission deadline, except at specified times during the evaluation phase (see Section 5).

Due to the specific requirements of the intellectual property statements as specified in Section 2.D, e-mail submissions will not be accepted for these statements. The statements specified in Section 2.D must be mailed to Dustin Moody, Information Technology Laboratory, Attention: Post-Quantum Cryptographic Algorithm Submissions, 100 Bureau Drive – Stop 8930, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8930. The remainder of the submission package can either be mailed with the intellectual property statements or sent as email to: pqc-submissions@nist.gov.

“Complete and proper” submission packages will be posted at http://www.nist.gov/projects/pqc-dig-sig. To be considered as a “complete” submission, packages must contain the following:

Full requirements are in the Call for Additional Digital Signature Schemes for the Post-Quantum Cryptography Standardization Process (PDF)

To be considered as a “proper” submission, packages must meet the minimum acceptability requirements 1-4, as specified in Section 3. 

Created August 29, 2022, Updated September 06, 2022