An Overview of Cryptographic Accumulators

Ilker Ozcelik, Ilker Ozcelik, Sai Medury, Sai Medury, Justin Broaddus, Justin Broaddus, Anthony Skjellum, Anthony Skjellum

Abstract

This paper contributes a primer on cryptographic accumulators and how to apply them practically. A cryptographic accumulator is a space- and time-efficient data structure used for set membership tests. Since it is possible to represent any computational problem where the answer is yes or no as a set-membership problem, cryptographic accumulators are invaluable data structures in computer science and engineering. But, to the best of our knowledge, there is neither a concise survey comparing and contrasting various types of accumulators nor a guide for how to apply the most appropriate one for a given application. Therefore, we address that gap by describing cryptographic accumulators while presenting their fundamental and so-called optional properties. We discuss the effects of each property on the given accumulator’s performance in terms of space and time complexity, as well as communication overhead.

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Ozcelik I., Medury S., Broaddus J. and Skjellum A. (2021). An Overview of Cryptographic Accumulators.In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy - Volume 1: ICISSP, ISBN 978-989-758-491-6, pages 661-669. DOI: 10.5220/0010337806610669


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@conference{icissp21,
author={Ilker Ozcelik and Sai Medury and Justin Broaddus and Anthony Skjellum},
title={An Overview of Cryptographic Accumulators},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy - Volume 1: ICISSP,},
year={2021},
pages={661-669},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010337806610669},
isbn={978-989-758-491-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy - Volume 1: ICISSP,
TI - An Overview of Cryptographic Accumulators
SN - 978-989-758-491-6
AU - Ozcelik I.
AU - Medury S.
AU - Broaddus J.
AU - Skjellum A.
PY - 2021
SP - 661
EP - 669
DO - 10.5220/0010337806610669