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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.

ETSI-compliant Signing of PDF

Bernd-WildDr. Bernd Wild, Chairman of intarsys AG, will be hosting a presentation titled “ETSI-compliant Signing of PDF” at the PDF Days Europe 2018.

Presenter: Dr. Bernd Wild is originally a graduate physicist. After completing his studies, he worked for several years at a computer science research center in the field of artificial intelligence and its possible applications in industrial processes. Upon obtaining his PhD, Dr. Wild was responsible for the organization and management of C/S software development at an IT service provider in the banking sector. Together with some partners, he founded intarsys consulting GmbH in Karlsruhe in 1996. Dr. Wild now concentrates on consulting and providing assistance for complex system integration projects.

Session Description: Founded in 2016 the Cloud Signature Consortium is focussing on the introduction an open specification of interface components enabling trust service providers to deliver the whole spectrum of signing services mentioned in eIDAS to companies and end users including remote signature. The members of the CSC are leading European software companies for electronic signature, trust service providers and Adobe. Being able to add a qualified signature to a PDF document everywhere on every device without using specific hardware like smartcard or card reader forms the motivation of CSC. A major concern is the fully compliance to the eIDAS regulation and thus the referenced ETSI and CEN standards. The presentation gives an overview about the actual status of standardisation i nETSI and CEN as well as the first implementations of the CSC specification in the market. Finally some use cases for qualified remote signing will be described.

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