On the Efficient Implementation of Pairing-Based Protocols
Source: Dublin City University
The advent of Pairing-based protocols has had a major impact on the applicability of cryptography to the solution of more complex real-world problems. However, there has always been a question mark over the performance of such protocols. In response much work has been done to optimize pairing implementation, and now it is generally accepted that being pairing-based does not preclude a protocol from consideration as a practical proposition. However, although a lot of effort has gone into the optimization of the stand-alone pairing, in many protocols the pairing calculation appears in a particular context within which further optimizations may be possible.