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Tenth Algorithmic Number Theory Symposium ANTS-X
University of California, San Diego
July 9 – 13, 2012

Tenth Algorithmic Number Theory Symposium (ANTS-X)
July 9 – 13, 2012

Finding ECM-friendly curves through a study of Galois properties

Răzvan Bărbulescu, Joppe W. Bos, Cyril Bouvier, Thorsten Kleinjung, and Peter L. Montgomery

Abstract: In this paper we prove some divisibility properties of the cardi- nality of elliptic curve groups modulo primes. These proofs explain the good behavior of certain parameters when using Montgomery or Edwards curves in the setting of the elliptic curve method (ECM) for integer factorization. The ideas behind the proofs help us to find new infinite families of elliptic curves with good division properties increasing the success probability of ECM.

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