The PDF Associations PDF Days Europe event gets bigger and better every year.
In 2016 it's four tracks over two days. Attendees will be able to choose from almost 50 presentation, seminars and other sessions in both English and German.
As with previous PDF Days Europe events the sessions vary from case studies and best practices to wide-ranging discussions about the ISO standards for PDF, and where PDF is going from here. In 2016, the event's scale allows us to address several distinct areas of interest in detail.
The internal complexity required to realize PDFs flexibility, power and cross-platform functionality in a self-contained package creates challenges for any software developer. This is especially true when the fact (or lack) of reliable interoperability between various PDF software is at the heart of the format's value proposition.
Responding to a PDF Days Europe 2016 will include a wide range of sessions, both presentational and discussion-oriented, considering the issues raised by the subject of file format validation. In addition to debating the utility and significance of the open source veraPDF project for PDF/A validation, other sessions tackle the PDF/UA specification and the upcoming PDF/R (raster) standard.
Web-based technologies are spawning more and more uses for PDF as applications for transactional records, customized marketing content and more continue to grow. This year, PDF Days Europe includes a focus on the ever-changing world of document production and delivery, including several sessions focusing on digital signatures.
In the second day the focus shifts to where PDF is going and how it's going to get there. Sessions range from a discussion on OpenType (emoji are big these days) to complex semantic substructures to the "PDFcore" concept and insights from the Drupa show floor.
Day 1 in the German tracks focus on uses of PDF/A (archival), and PDF/UA (accessibility) standards for PDF technology. A major focus of the PDF/A discussions will be the recent German specification for electronic invoicing, ZUGFeRD, will be discussed in practical terms as well as a session detailing the implementation of ZUGFeRD in SAP workflows. For PDF/UA the German sessions will focus on practical experience of creating and validating PDF/UA-conforming documents.
On day 2 German sessions divide into a practical track, with best-practice advice for PDF implementers and customers, and a PDF/A-3-oriented track that provides a comprehensive understanding of the potential of PDF/A-3, with sessions ranging from case studies to detailed discussions of PDF/A-3's features.
The PDF Association is the meeting-place of the PDF industry. The staff of the PDF Association are dedicated to delivering the information, services and value the members have come to expect. Staff members of the PDF Association include: Duff Johnson (Executive Director) Thomas Zellmann (Managing Director) Matthias Wagner (Operations Director) Alexandra Oettler (Editor) Nicole Gauger (Editor)