NIST just published a Draft Call for Multi-Party Threshold Schemes: NIST IR 8214C ipd Available for Public Comment
NIST requests public comments on NIST IR 8214C ipd (initial public draft), NIST First Call for Multi-Party Threshold Schemes, for primitives organized into two categories:1. Cat1: selected NIST-specified primitives2. Cat2: other primitives not specified by NISTThe report specifies the various categories, subcategories, and requirements for a successful submission, including security characterization, technical description, open-source implementation, and performance evaluation. The process intends to help the NIST cryptographic technology group collect reference material to promote a public analysis of the viability of threshold schemes and related primitives. This will support the NIST multi-party threshold cryptography and privacy-enhancing cryptography projects in developing future recommendations.Threshold schemes should NOT be submitted until the final version of this report is published. However, using the present draft as a baseline, potential submitters are encouraged to prepare early for future submissions.
The public comment period is open through April 10, 2023. See the publication details https://csrc.nist.gov/publications/detail/nistir/8214c/draft for a copy of the initial public draft and instructions for submitting comments.