In regards to NIST's Post-Quantum Cryptography:


...can I assume that the public calling is for a post quantum proof public key exchange algorithm (ex. Diffie Hellman), or for an actual encryption algorithm?

If sounds like from here:


...(see points 13 and 14) , that NIST is looking for a replacement to something like Diffie Hellman rather than a replacement for something like AES.

I only ask as I've been working on an encryption algorithm for more than a year that I thought might work nicely with something like Regev and Peikert's Learning With Errors.

That said, I require LWE to securely exchange my private key.

Can I assume that NIST wouldn't be interested in my algorithm unless it was something like LWE?