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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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Save-The-Date: PDF Day France, Toulouse, April 4, 2019

PDF Day France will be the first French-speaking event of the PDF Association, organised by our member ORPALIS. It will take place in Toulouse which is the home ground of Airbus and we are very happy that Airbus will present a case study around its usage of PDF in their document management environment!

Electronic Document Conference: Call for Papers

Prospective presenters at the Electronic Document Conference 2019 are invited to submit high-quality original proposals for 25-minute presentations on subjects of interest to developers and technical product managers concerned with electronic document implementations.

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.

Interview with Dr. Bernd Wild about PDF Days Europe 2017

Who: Dr. Bernd Wild
Company: intarsys AG
Position: CTO

PDF Association: The PDF Days Europe will be held in Berlin again. Do you have any personal relationship with Berlin?

Dr. Bernd Wild: Not directly. But I appreciate Berlin for its locations and events as well as the tourist attractions.

PDF Association: At the PDF Days Europe, you will be hosting a presentation titled “PDF/A-3 – ein Überblick” – what’s that about?

Dr. Bernd Wild: I will give an overview of actual business use cases where PDF/A-3 plays an important role. This includes electronic invoicing, health care applications and digital workflows. Furthermore, the new revisions of standards for electronic signature concerning PDF and PDF/A will be presented. A new concept of PDF/A-3 as a multifunctional container format for long-term archiving, in combination with evidence records for the preservation of authenticity and integrity, is also part of the presentation.

PDF Association: Who is your presentation aimed at?

Dr. Bernd Wild: Business analysts, project managers and customers who are interested in the potential of PDF/A-3 as a hybrid container format in business processes.

PDF Association: What will the people who attend your presentation be able to take away from it?

Dr. Bernd Wild: They will get a complete overview of where PDF/A-3 is in daily usage and why the decision was made to select PDF/A-3 in contrast to other document formats and standards. Especially with the signature part of the presentation, and the concept of a long-term container format, the intention is to give ideas and stimuli for more advanced use cases.

PDF Association: The PDF Days Europe has become the leading PDF event. What makes the PDF Days so unique in your mind?

Dr. Bernd Wild: There’s no other event focusing on the technology and use cases of one document format like PDF. People can get a very broad overview of how and where they can benefit from PDF technology. Besides getting information on real business experiences, there are opportunities to meet most of the world’s best-known PDF experts and ask them about PDF and the standards.

PDF Association: Thank you! We look forward to seeing you at the PDF Days Europe 2017.


Tags: PDF Days Europe 2017, PDF/A-3, digital signature
Categories: All, Event-related, PDF Days Europe 2017, PDF/A