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**2023/483**

**Title:**

Unbounded Predicate Inner Product Functional Encryption from Pairings

**Authors:**
Uddipana Dowerah, Subhranil Dutta, Aikaterini Mitrokotsa, Sayantan Mukherjee, Tapas Pal

**Abstract:**

Predicate inner product functional encryption (P-IPFE) is essentially attribute-based IPFE (AB-IPFE) which additionally hides attributes associated to ciphertexts. In a P-IPFE, a message x is encrypted under an attribute w and a secret key is generated for a pair (y, v) such that recovery of ⟨x, y⟩ requires the vectors w, v to satisfy a linear relation. We call a P-IPFE unbounded if it can encrypt unbounded length attributes and message vectors.

• zero predicate IPFE. We construct the first unbounded zero predicate IPFE (UZP-IPFE) which recovers ⟨x,y⟩ if ⟨w,v⟩ = 0. This construction is inspired by the unbounded IPFE of Tomida and Takashima (ASIACRYPT 2018) and the unbounded zero inner product encryption of Okamoto and Takashima (ASIACRYPT 2012). The UZP-IPFE stands secure against general attackers capable of decrypting the challenge ciphertext. Concretely, it provides full attribute-hiding security in the indistinguishability-based semi-adaptive model under the standard symmetric external Diffie-Hellman assumption.

• non-zero predicate IPFE. We present the first unbounded non-zero predicate IPFE (UNP-IPFE) that successfully recovers ⟨x, y⟩ if ⟨w, v⟩ ≠ 0. We generically transform an unbounded quadratic FE (UQFE) scheme to weak attribute-hiding UNP-IPFE in both public and secret key settings. Interestingly, our secret key simulation secure UNP-IPFE has succinct secret keys and is constructed from a novel succinct UQFE that we build in the random oracle model. We leave the problem of constructing a succinct public key UNP-IPFE or UQFE in the standard model as an important open problem.

**ePrint:**
https://eprint.iacr.org/2023/483

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