Zero-Knowledge Proof for the Independent Set Problem

Pino CABALLERO-GIL  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E88-A   No.5   pp.1301-1302
Publication Date: 2005/05/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Section on Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications)
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Keyword: 
cryptography,  computational complexity,  algorithms,  discrete mathematics,  

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Summary: 
An efficient computational Zero-Knowledge Proof of Knowledge whose security relies on the NP-completeness of the Independent Set Problem is presented here. The proposed algorithm is constructed from a bit commitment scheme based on the hardness of the Discrete Logarithm Problem, which guarantees the fulfillment of soundness, completeness and computational zero-knowledge properties, and allows avoiding the use of the Graph Isomorphism Problem, which is present in every known Zero-Knowledge Proofs for the Independent Set Problem.