Hadamard Matrices, Designs and Their Secret-Sharing Schemes

  • Christos Koukouvinos
  • Dimitris E. Simos
  • Zlatko Varbanov
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6742)


In this paper, we give some methods to generate new secret-sharing schemes from Hadamard matrices derived through orthogonal 3-designs. A close connection of Hadamard designs and secret-sharing schemes is shown. In addition, we survey some of the most prolific construction methods for Hadamard matrices thus providing the necessary structures to describe a two-part secret-sharing scheme based on Hadamard designs. Furthermore, we exhibit how some algebraic aspects of secret-sharing cryptography are interpreted in terms of combinatorial design theory, such as the access structure and the security of the secret-sharing schemes.


Hadamard matrices Hadamard designs construction secret–sharing schemes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christos Koukouvinos
    • 1
  • Dimitris E. Simos
    • 1
  • Zlatko Varbanov
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsNational Technical University of AthensAthensGreece
  2. 2.Department of Information TechnologiesUniversity of Veliko TarnovoBulgaria

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