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PDF/E Competence Center promote awareness of the ISO standard for engineering supporting the secure creation, exchange and use of engineering documents.

Reproduction of a bison of the cave of Altamira

Reproduction of a bison of the cave of Altamira Throughout Time… Humans have put their thoughts to media with the idea of capturing these in time – that is, creating documents – for many millennia. Needless to say, readers’ expectations have changed …


This educational event is designed to help CIOs, document management experts and electronic content policy-makers come to grips with ISO-standardized PDF technology. With special focus on archiving and accessibility, PDF Day Australia is a unique oppor …

Partner Organizations

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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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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The BITMi is the only professional IT association that represents middle-class interests exclusively.
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FeRD, Forum elektronische Rechnung Deutschland is the German Forum for Electronic Invoicing.
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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 – 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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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, 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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APROGED is the French Association des Professionnels du Numérique.
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TAGA Italia

TAGA Italia – is the Italian Association of Graphic Arts Technicians.
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Vigc – is the Flemish Innovation Center for Graphic Communication.
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Next Events
ISO Committees (TC 171 SC 2)

In November the ISO committees for PDF, PDF/A, PDF/UA, PDF/E and XFDF will gather in Sydney, Australia for another full week of meetings. Key subjects on the table include: ISO 32000 (WG 8) This committee will review comments against the final 4th DIS …

Experience Workshop: Improving long-term digital preservation

PREFORMA’s experience workshop in Berlin this coming November will highlight veraPDF for the digital preservation community.

Prepress automation for large format, labels and packaging printing – seminar (Dutch only)

For its Dutch-speaking customers and partners Four Pees is organizing an event about prepress automation for the large format, labels and packaging print market.