Catherine Andersz (PDFTron), Richard Cohn (Adobe), Harald Grumser (Compart), Carsten Heiermann (Foxit) and Duff Johnson (PDF Association) present their ideas for the next 25 years of PDF.
Dietrich von Seggern, CEO of callas software, will be hosting a presentation titled “Text and fonts in PDF” at the PDF Days Europe 2018. In this Interview he gives some background information about it.
Joris 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.
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