Answering Queries Using Pairings

Wednesday, 18th April 2012, 10:30 am (PDCC Meeting Room)
Speaker: Prof. Alberto Trombetta (Insubria University, Italy)
Title: Answering Queries Using Pairings

Suppose that the access to a confidential database is protected by an access policy like "Alice may access the name of customers having income equal to 50k$ and age equal to 40." In this talk, we will show preliminary results on defining an efficient cryptographic, attribute-based scheme that enforces policies generalizing the one stated above. Along the way, we will give a brief introduction to the hidden vector encryption scheme, on which our work relies.


Alberto Trombetta is assistant professor at the Department of Theoretical and Applied Sciences, Insubria University, Italy. His main research activities are about security issues of in the management of large quantities of data in distributed environments. He is member of ACM, EATCS, and IFIP working group 11.10 Protection of Critical Infrastructures.