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Mission Statement: To promote Open Standards-based electronic document implementations using PDF technology through education, expertise and shared experience for stakeholders worldwide.
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Have we passed ‘peak PDF’?

How do we gain insight into how users’ views of documents are shifting? Google Trends is an increasingly interesting source of high-level marketplace data. By aggregating Google’s search data over time, reporting a term’s popularity as compared with all other searches.

Participating in the PDF Techniques Accessibility Summit

The PDF Techniques Accessibility Summit’s objective is to establish a broad-based understanding of how PDF files should be tagged for accessibilty. It’s an opportunity to focus on establishing a common set of examples of accessible PDF content, and identify best-practice when tagging difficult cases.

Members supporting PDF features!

The typical adoption curve for PDF technologies until approximately 2007 tended to track with that of the original PDF developer. Since then the marketplace has shifted; it’s no longer clear that Adobe drivesPDF feature support worldwide. Accordingly, we are happy to report that adoption of PDF 2.0 continues apace, with new vendors announcing their support every month.

Modernizing PDF Techniques for Accessibility

The PDF Techniques Accessibility Summit will identify best-practices in tagging various cases in PDF documents. Questions to be addressed will likely include: the legal ways to tag a nested list, the correct way to caption multiple images, the appropriate way to organize content within headings.

Refried PDF

My hospital emailed me a medical records release form as a PDF. They told me to print it, fill it, sign it, scan it and return it to the medical records department, in that order. In 2018? To get the form via email (i.e., electronically), yet be asked to print it? Did the last 20 years just… not mean anything! So I thought I’d be clever. I’d fill it first, THEN print it. Or better yet, never print it, but sign it anyhow, and return it along with a note making the case for improving their workflow. The story continues…

PDF Days Europe 2017 – schedule of sessions

With over 35 informative sessions across a wide range of topics, including the next-generation PDF project, this year’s PDF Days event is especially relevant as we look forward into the future of PDF technology.

Monday, May 15, 2017
10:00 WELCOME: Matt Kuznicki, Thomas Zellmann, PDF Association
10:30 KEYNOTE: Introducing Next-Generation PDF,
Matt Kuznicki, Datalogics and Leonard Rosenthol, Adobe
11:15 Coffee break and networking
 Tracks User Track
Moderator: Thomas Zellmann
Special Topics
Moderator: Dietrich von Seggern
Next-generation PDF
Moderator: 
Matt Kuznicki
11:45 PDF as a Service
Michael Karbe, actino GmbH
The Future of PDF/A and Validation
Dietrich von Seggern, callas software GmbH
Core concepts and use cases
Duff Johnson, PDF Association
12:30 Lunch
13:30 REST API for cloud-based PDF processing
Marco Grossi, iLovePDF & Christoph Burkhalter, PDF Tools AG
PDF 2.0-based PDF/X Standards for Print Workflows
Dov Isaacs, Adobe
Understanding the derivation algorithm
Roman Toda, Normex
14:15 PDF/A Services als Cloudlösung
Sascha Weber, inovoo
PDF/X-ready Online Tools
Stephan Jaeggi, PrePress-Consulting
The Accessibility Gamechanger?
Adam Spencer, Accessibil-IT
15:00 Coffee break and networking
15:30 PDF in a new era of collaboration
Wim Temmerman, Foxit Europe
Print 4.0
Jochen Günther, Color Training
PDF in Web browsers
Jozef Baranec, PDFix
16:15 Central platform for business-wide, standardized conversion of documents to PDF and PDF/A
Carsten Heiermann, Foxit Europe
Translating PDF features to user benefits
Vel Genov, Datalogics
How HTML responsiveness translates to PDF
Samuel Huylebroeck – iText Software
17:00 Review and summary of what we learned today (for all attendees)
Evening event

 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
9:00 KEYNOTE: PDF 2.0
Duff Johnson and Peter Wyatt, ISO 32000 Project Leaders
9:45 5 Minutes with a PDF Solution
PDF vendors show off their products in a race against the clock!
10:30 Coffee break and networking
 Tracks User Track
Moderator: Thomas Zellmann
Special Topics
Moderator: Klaas Posselt
Next-generation PDF
Moderator: 
Matt Kuznicki
11:00 PDF/raster
Jon Harju, TWAIN
PDF/UA in der Office-Welt
Dirk Frölich, PC & EDV Support Köln
PWP, EPUB and next-generation PDF
Leonard Rosenthol, Adobe
11:45 Die TR Resican in der Praxis am Beispiel des Luftfahrtbundesamtes und der Bezirksregierung Detmold

H.-J. Hübner, SRZ Berlin

PDF/UA Real Life Check
Markus Erle, axes4
Server-side applications
Bruno Lowagie, iText
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Conversion PDF/A-2
Dr. Uwe Wächter, SEAL Systems AG
Organization-wide creation of accessible PDF/UA documents  – The shortest route to 100% PDF/UA
Klaas Posselt, einmanncombo

Olaf Drümmer, axaio software GmbH
Best practices in creation
Matt Kuznicki, Datalogics
14:15 PDF/A-3 – ein Überblick
Dr. Bernd Wild, intarsys
Barrierefreie PDF aus Word erstellen – am Beispiel von Tabellen und Diagrammen
Markus Erle, axes4
15:00 Coffee break and networking
15:30 Elektronische Verkündung von Gesetzen mit PDF
Wernfried Lengert, EITCO GmbH
The Business Value of PDF: Enhancing Your Unstructured Content
Scott Mackey, Adlib
Panel discussion
Several PDF experts involved in next-generation PDF development take audience questions
16:15 What the PDF Association does and what the future holds
 Matt Kuznicki, Chair of the PDF Association
17:00 Member Meeting

The Post-Conference offers all-day sessions; all at the same location!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 – Post-Conference Workshops
9:30 – 17:00
Next-generation PDF Hackathon

PDFix, Normex
This hackathon will allow attendees to actually put their hands on first prototypes of tools that support next-generation PDF: Play around with examples, or build your own!
9:00 – 17:00
PDF Accessibility Best Practices

axes4
Entscheiderwissen und Praxis-Tipps zum effizienten Prüfen, Erstellen und Korrigieren barrierefreier PDF-Dokumente gemäß DIN-/ISO-Standard PDF/UA.
9:30 – 17:00
Erstellung barrierefreier PDF-Dateien mit InDesign

axaio software
PDF/UA-konforme Dokumente und Formulare mit InDesign und axaio MadeToTag erstellen
9:00 – 12:30
Die perfekte digitale Mieterakte
SRZ, Foxit Europe
Überblick über das Thema Digitale Mieterakte, PDF/A und Kompression mit dem PDF Compressor, Wege zur Digitalen Mieterakte, Anwender-Vortrag: eingeladen
Lunch
Next-generation PDF Hackathon

continued from morning –

PDF Accessibility Best Practices

– Fortsetzung vom Vormittag –
Erstellung barrierefreier PDF-Dateien mit InDesign

– Fortsetzung vom Vormittag –
13:30 – 17:00
Foxit User Group

Foxit Europe
Erstes Treffen von Foxit und LuraTech Kunden und Interessenten mit aktuellen Informationen rund um die Foxit-PDF-Lösungen
End of workshops

More details:
https://www.pdfa.org/post-conference-of-the-pdf-days-europe-2017


Direct link for registration:

https://en.xing-events.com/pdf-days-europe-2017

Hotel recommendations and sightseeing tips:

https://www.pdfa.org/hotel-recommendations-and-sightseeing-tips-for-pdf-days-europe-2017-in-berlin/


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