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ISO TC 171 SC 2 – Spring 2020

The first 2020 PDF Week for ISO TC 171 SC 2 will be held virtually, April 29-May 7, 2020! PDF Association members may attend to help advance PDF, PDF/A, PDF/UA and more.

Registration for this event has not opened.


April 29 - May 7, 2020

All ISO TC171/SC2 Meetings will be virtual.

Attendees must be registered in the ISO database. Members of the PDF Association wishing to attend should contact ISO Liaison Officer Dietrich von Seggern at dietrich.seggern@pdfa.org.

ISO meeting

ISO logoIn early May 2020, the ISO committees for PDF and related standards will gather virtually for several days of meetings.

NOTE: There is no WG 6 at this time.

Working Group 5

ISO 19005 / PDF/A

This WG is not meeting in May 2020 as it awaits the results of the DIS ballot.

Working Group 7

ISO 21757-1 (ECMAScript for PDF)

Review ballot results, comments.

ISO/PDTS 24064 (3D data streams conforming to STEP AP242)

Review ballot results, comments.

ISO/CD 14739-1 (3D use of Product Representation Compact (PRC) format)

Review ballot results, comments.

ISO/PDTS 24654 (Non-Rectangular Links)

Review ballot results, comments.

Discussion group reports

  • PRC errata
  • Non-rectangular links
  • glTF into ISO 32000

Working Group 8

ISO 32000 (PDF)

The “dated revision” of ISO 32000-2 will not be reviewed during the May 2020 virtual meeting as the DIS is out for ballot.

WG8 will, however, discuss new features for future versions of PDF. Proposals from the community are welcome, and should be as technically complete as possible.

ISO/FDIS 23504 (PDF/R)

Review ballot results

Working group reports

  • Technical Specification – Variable Width Stroke
  • White Paper – PDF Extensions
  • Encryption and Digital Signature
  • Potential New 2D Image Formats for PDF

Working Group 9

ISO/CD 14289-2 (PDF/UA)

Continued development of PDF/UA-2, including reports from the following discussion groups:

  • ARIA Roles for Standard Structure Types
  • Semantic Requirements for Rich Text
  • Integration of PDF 2.0’s Annex L
  • Use of PDF 1.7 Namespaces in PDF/UA
  • ISO 14289-2 editing

Technical Specification – PDF 1.7 tags in a PDF 2.0 context

Initial review

Working Group 10

WI: Digital file format selection criteria

Working Group 11

Trusted WORM

Working Group 12

ISO 16684 (XMP)

Review ISO/CD 16684-3 ballot results (JSON-LD serialization of XMP)

Review NP 16684-4 ballot results (Use of XMP for Semantic Units)

Discussion group report

Review of 3D product metadata for PDF files

Attending the meetings

The meetings will be held virtually due to COVID-19. Attendance is available to members of the ISO WG or of the PDF Association at no charge, but registration is required. Teleconference access will also be provided to registered attendees.

PDF Association logoPDF Association members who wish to attend should contact the PDF Association’s Liaison Officer, Dietrich von Seggern, directly for accreditation via the PDF Association’s liaison with ISO TC 171 SC 2. PDF Association members are entitled to review Committee documents prior to the meetings.

For those who participate via their respective country’s TC 171 member body organization, you must be accredited and entered into ISO’s Global Database prior to attending. Contact Betsy Fanning at the PDF Association, Inc. (secretariat for ISO TC 171 SC 2) for more information.

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