A dimensions lattice is an additive discrete subgroup of . A basis of is a linearly independent set of vectors such that every elements of a lattice is represented as a linear combination of elements in . We say
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Hard Lattice Problems
Finding short vectors
PROBLEM. – The Shortest Vector Problem
Given a basis of a lattice
Goal. Find the shortest vector in
such that .
PROBLEM. – The Approximate Shortest Vector Problem
Given a basis of a lattice
Goal. Find the shortest vector in
such that .
Finding close vectors
PROBLEM. The Closest Vector Problem
Given a basis of a lattice , a target vector .
Goal. Find the closest vector in such that .
PROBLEM. The Approximate Closest Vector Problem
Given a basis of a lattice , a target vector .
Goal. Find the closest vector in such that .
Finding short sets of vectors
Latticebased cryptography
LWE – Learning With Error and its variants
1. Classical LWE
A Learning With Error instance is a pair of with is a prime and
 ,
 ,
 , for some error distribution over .
There are two basic problems in LWE:
PROBLEM. Search  LWE Problem
Goal. Find the secret given access to many independent samples LWE .
PROBLEM. Decisional  LWE Problem
Goal. Distinguish between an unifomrly instance and a sample from LWE oracle .
2. RLWE – Ring Learning With Error^{[RLWE 1]}
Learning with Error over Ring (RLWE) is an invariant of LWE. Let be a number field, be a ring of integers and be a integer. For any fractional ideal in , we let denoted and . A ringLWE instance is a pair of , where
 , uniformly at random.
 .
 , for some error distribution over .
PROBLEM. Search  RLWE Problem
Let be a damily of distribution over .
Goal. Find the secret given access to many independent samples where and .
PROBLEM. Decisional  RLWE Problem
Let be a family of distribution over .
Goal. The averagecase decision version of the ringLWE problem is to distinguish with nonnegligible advantage between arbitrarily many independent samples from for a random choice of , and the same number of uniformly random and independent samples from .
3. MLWE – Module LWE
The Module Learning With Error problem was first introduced in ^{[MLWE 1]} as General Learning with Errors problem. Let be a security parameter and be an integer dimension, let where is a power of , let be a prime integer, let and , and be a distribution over . The MLWE instance is a pair of where uniformly.
PROBLEM. Search  MLWE Problem
Let be a family of distribution over
Goal. Find the secret given access to many independent samples where and .
PROBLEM. Decisional  MLWE Problem
Let be a family of distribution over
Goal. Distinguish the following two distributions: in the first distribution, one samples from MLWE oracle; in the second distribution, one samples uniformly a pair of .
4. Poly LWE
The Polynomial Learning With Error problem ^{[PLWE 1]} is a polynomial version of LWE. Let be a security parameter and be an integer dimension, let where , let be a prime integer, let and , and be a distribution over the ring . The PLWE instance is a pair of where uniformly.
PROBLEM. Decisional  PLWE Problem
Goal. The decision version of the PLWE problem is to distinguish the following two distributions: in the first distribution, one samples from PLWE oracle; in the second distribution, one samples uniformly a pair of .
SIS – Small Integer Solutions
PROBLEM. SIS – Small Integer Solutions
Given a modulus , a set that contains or , a matrix , and a column vector in
Goal. Find a nonzero vector in such that .
PROBLEM. Ring SIS 
Let and , where is a power of and . Given a uniformaly random matrix .
Goal. Find a nonzero vector such that and .
PROBLEM. MSIS –
Let and . Given a uniformaly random matrix .
Goal. Find a nonzero vector such that and .
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