Permutation Network with Arbitrary Number of Inputs and Its Application to Mix-Net

Koutarou SUZUKI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E85-A   No.1   pp.194-197
Publication Date: 2002/01/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Section on Cryptography and Information Security)
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Keyword: 
permutation network,  Mix-net,  electronic voting,  

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Summary: 
An efficient construction of a permutation network has been proposed by Waksman. However, his construction is only for permutation networks with 2k inputs. This paper provides a construction of permutation networks with arbitrary number of inputs that is an extension of Waksman's construction. By applying our construction to Abe's Mix-net, we can improve the efficiency of the Mix-net.