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Fittingly for the tenth anniversary of PDF’ becoming an ISO standard, standardization will play a significant role this year. The focus will be on recent developments, with an eye on the future. The agenda also includes PDF market analyses, next-generation PDF for mobile devices, universally accessible PDF files and the industry-supported veraPDF validator initiative.

You will visit the No. 1 PDF event – the PDF Days Europe 2018 in Berlin? Great! Here are some hotel recommendations and sightseeing tips near the event location (SI Hotel).

Richard Cohn, Principal Scientist at Adobe, one of the two co-authors of the original PDF specification in the era of Acrobat 1.0 gives the keynote on 25 years of PDF during the PDF Europe 2018.

Liaisons

The PDF Association cooperates with international associations concerned with document management, enterprise content management, long-term archiving and accessibility.

Accessibility focus

Access for All

The Swiss foundation «Access for all» is a non-profit sponsor of assistive technology development including support for accessible PDF documents.
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DVBS e.V.

The DVBS e.V.- German Association of Blind and Partially Sighted Students and Professionals works with the “BIT inklusiv” project to promote new employment opportunities through accessible information technology.
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Industry association

3D PDF Consortium

The 3D PDF Consortium is a global initiative dedicated to the promotion, development and adoption of 3D PDF.
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BITMi

The BITMi is the only professional IT association that represents middle-class interests exclusively.
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FeRD

FeRD, Forum elektronische Rechnung Deutschland is the German Forum for Electronic Invoicing.
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NIRMA

The Nuclear Information Management Industry Association (NIRMA) develops standards and guidance for the nuclear industry worldwide.
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TWAIN Working Group

The TWAIN Working Group, established in 1992, is a not-for-profit association whose purpose is to provide and foster a universal public standard which links applications and image acquisition devices.
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VOI

VOI – Verband Organisations- und Informationssysteme e. V. is the German Trade Association for providers and users of ECM systems.
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Xplor International

Xplor International is a not-for-profit association for technology users and suppliers in the digital document industry.
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Memory institution focus

Finnish Business Archive Association

Liikearkistoyhdistys is the Finnish Business Archive Association (FBAA), a professional body in organizational information management.
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Library of Congress

The Library of Congress (LOC) is the research library that officially serves the United States Congress and is the de facto national library of the United States.
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National Archives and Records Administration

NARA is an independent agency of the United States government charged with preserving and documenting government and historical records and with increasing public access to those documents, which comprise the National Archives. (read more)

nestor

The German competence network for digital preservation.  – Kompetenznetzwerk Langzeitarchivierung
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Open Preservation Foundation

The Open Preservation Foundation sustains technology and knowledge for the long-term management of digital cultural heritage.
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Open Source

Apache PDFBox

The Apache PDFBox™ library is an Open Source Java tool released under the Apache License v2.0.
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Dante e.V.

DANTE, Deutschsprachige Anwendervereinigung TeX e.V., has been founded on April 14, 1989 in Heidelberg, Germany.
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Professional association

AIIM

AIIM, represents the global community of information professionals. As the secretariat to ISO’s TC 171, AIIM is the accredited standards development organization (SDO) for PDF, PDF/A, PDF/E and PDF/UA.
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TAGA Italia

TAGA Italia – is the Italian Association of Graphic Arts Technicians.
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Vigc

Vigc – is the Flemish Innovation Center for Graphic Communication.
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