Photo: The SMC technology used in the SIMAP project requires that multiple keys are in use simultaneously in order that the calculating engine can process encrypted values.
SIMAP provides general and specific solutions to the fundamental problem of sharing secret knowledge without compromising the secrets. This is done in a close cooperation between three fields of research:
1) Cryptology, which provides the technical foundation,
2) Information economics, which provides a theoretical description of the applications,
3) Programming languages, which ties together cryptology and information economics, thus making it easier to apply cryptographic primitives to realise the desired use in running software – in a secure manner.
The project ranges from basic research to running prototypes and sets new standards for how securely and efficiently secret knowledge can be shared.