Following the success of our previous interop workshops in Cambridge, England and Boston, Massachusetts, the 3rd PDF 2.0 Interop Workshop takes place on May 16, 2018 as part of the post-conference program immediately following this year’s PDF Days Euro …Post-Conference of PDF Days Europe 2018
On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, directly following PDF Days Europe, the PDF Days Post-Conference offers a variety of workshops on PDF 2.0 Interop or PDF/UA.PDF Days Europe 2018 – schedule of sessions
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.Hotel Recommendations and Sightseeing Tips for PDF Days Europe 2018 in Berlin
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).A double anniversary for PDF Days Europe 2018
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.
The 20th anniversary of the release of the PDF file-format was a busy year for the PDF Association!
While PDF standards development itself took several steps forward, demand for information about ISO standards for PDF technology is also clearly on the rise. Governments are clearly increasingly interested in standards-based technologies; were also seeing increased interest in finance and other sectors as well.
To help meet the need the PDF Association in 2013 conducted a number of activities to enhance understanding of PDF technology among customers and implementers alike.
Building on the first books success with PDF/A-1, PDF/A in a Nutshell 2.0 now covers the whole PDF/A family including PDF/A-2 and PDF/A-3. The book provides numerous examples and perspective from eight years of experience implementing PDF/A-1.
A new publication, PDF/UA in a Nutshell provides an authoritative background, technical introduction and practical overview of the new ISO standard for accessible PDF technology.
Both Nutshell books are available in English and German.
To celebrate 20 years of PDF technology, the PDF Association hosted two Technical Conferences in 2013; the first in Germanys Rhineland and the second in Seattle, in the USA.
These popular events provided an excellent opportunity for PDF developers to learn about the latest developments in PDF standards development, discuss technical questions and concerns and exchange ideas with experts from all over the world.
While many PDF Association members either presented or attended the conferences, the presentations and videos were made available to PDF Association members who could not attend.
ISOs TC 171 SC2 WG8, the Committee for ISO 32000, is hard at work on ISO 32000-2. Earlier this month the ISO Committee spent two days in New York City processing hundreds of comments and numerous ad hoc committee reports. Publication of PDF 2.0 is expected sometime in 2015.
Responding to these developments the PDF Association has started the PDF Technical Working Group, chaired by Levigos François Fernandès. This Group is actively discussing technical questions and approaches to ISO 32000, members comments about the PDF 2.0 Committee Draft, the increasingly popular subject of file-format validation, and more.
As one of the first use cases, PDF/A-3 was implemented in Germanys ZUGFeRD electronic invoicing standard. This data model for electronic invoice exchange between suppliers and customers uses PDF/A-3 as the transmission format to deliver an archive-ready image of an invoice together with corresponding machine-readable data.
As government and business increase the depth of their commitment to electronic records-management systems we expect to see many more such applications in which the power and flexibility of self-contained content is leveraged to deliver solutions for enterprise content applications.
The PDF Association continues to support education about PDF/A via seminars, webinars, publications and by other means.
First published in 2012, this new PDF Standard is attracting interest because it provides definitive specifications for creating accessible electronic documents, including conformance with WCAG 2.0. Several PDF Association members already support PDF/UA; many others are working on it.
To promote adoption of PDF/UA, in 2013 the PDF Associations PDF/UA Competence Center published the Matterhorn Protocol, a comprehensive algorithm to aide developers considering or implementing PDF/UA conformance options in their software.
The PDF Association has continued to support and promote diverse projects furthering uptake of PDF/UA including the NVDA goes PDF/UA project and Access for Alls PDF Accessibility Checker PAC 2.0. With new, and ambiguous, government regulations coming into effect over the next few years, many members are utilizing PDF Association publications and education to help their customers understand that PDF can be just as accessible as HTML.
The PDF Association now boasts a wide range of informational leaflets about PDF, PDF/A, PDF/UA, the PDF Association and more in both English and German. These are available (in reasonable quantity) to PDF Association members at no charge for distribution to customers, at trade-shows and in other venues.
The PDF Associations leadership is frequently solicited for input by government agencies around the world on the development of new regulations and best practices for information management and document archiving. Weve been working hard to promote understanding of PDFs value, awareness of PDFs features and implementation of PDF-based electronic document applications throughout industry and government worldwide.
In some cases we help ensure technical accuracy in documents were asked to review. In others weve supplied impartial advice to help agencies or their vendors understand various aspects of PDF and ISO standards for PDF. Weve lead seminars and participated in webinars and other educational events hosted by PDF Association members. Get in touch with any of the Board members to learn more.
We expect 2014 to be just as busy as 2013, and probably, busier! The PDF Association has welcomed a new Assistant to the Board, Matthias Wagner, who will be working to help members get the most from the PDF Association. Were working on an events schedule now, with some exciting possibilities under discussion in both the United States and Europe. Stay tuned!
The PDF Association is geared towards developers of PDF solutions; companies that work with PDF in document management systems (DMS) and electronic content management (ECM), interested individuals, and users who want to implement PDF technology in their organizations. Although the Associations original members were predominantly from German-speaking countries, the PDF Association now boasts members from over 20 countries worldwide.
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