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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.

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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.

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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.

Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology for Documents

Joris-SchellekensJoris Schellekens, Software Engineer at iText Software, will be hosting a presentation titled“Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology for Documents” at the PDF Days Europe 2018.

Presenter: Joris is a 29-year old software developer at iText, a global IT firm with a leadership position in pdf creation. Joris’ background is in machine learning, NLP, mathematics, graphs and NP-complete problems. After having worked in the supply-chain industry, he set his sights on document-processing and workflow-automation. At iText he focusses mostly on innovative research projects.

Session Description: Blockchain is a type of DLT in which records are organized in blocks that are appended to a single chain using cryptography and distributed consensus. Each block contains a time stamp and a link to the previous block, ensuring that data in a block can’t be altered retroactively. This makes blockchain a good choice for the recording of events, provenance tracking, and document life-cycle management. Signing a PDF in the blockchain instead of storing a signature in a PDF reduces the complexity of the code for a developer who needs digital signing and verification functionality. The same principle can be used in many other use cases to implement a document workflow, to keep track of the location of a document, and much more.

Check out the detailed programme:
https://www.pdfa.org/pdf-days-europe-2018-schedule-of-sessions/
Direct link for registration:
https://en.xing-events.com/pdf-days-europe-2018.html