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PDF Days Europe 2022 - Working Together!

PDF Days Europe 2022: Call for Presentations

Members and non-members alike are welcome to submit proposals to present at the world’s premiere PDF technology event this September!
About the author: The PDF Association staff delivers a vendor-neutral platform for PDF’s stakeholders, facilitating the development of open specifications and ISO standards for PDF technology. Staff members include: Alexandra Oettler (Editor), Betsy Fanning … Read more

Educate, demonstrate and lead

Presenting at PDF Days Europe 2022 this coming September (save the date!) is a unique opportunity to educate, demonstrate expertise and gain exposure. All presentations will be made in-person in Berlin at the Novotel Berlin Am Tiergarten and live streamed to a global audience. Sessions will be grouped into six topic areas based on the presentations selected by the Program Committee.

Proposal submission deadline: Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022. Submit your presentation proposal!

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Presentation requirements

PDF Days Europe 2022 - Working Together!PDF Days presentations must reference PDF technology but are otherwise unlimited. Sessions may include (non-product) demonstrations, videos, etc. Topics presented as use cases, best practices, research results and future developments are especially welcomed.

Sessions must be fundamentally educational rather than promotional. Proposals are selected by the Program Committee based on interest and the educational value of the proposed content.

Each session will be 40 minutes; please assume 30 minutes for presentation and leave 10 minutes for questions.

Presentation ideas

Compelling session topics could include (but are NOT limited) to:

Case studies

  • Leveraging cloud processing: how the Acme Corporation pushed its PDF document workflows into the cloud and now works exclusively using a browser.
  • Enabling communication: how 3D PDF helped rapid manufacture of ventilator parts, and what it means for manufacturing in general
  • Applying PDF to e-invoicing
  • Innovative uses of 3D PDF
  • PDF meets fintech, instech, healthcare
  • How PDF helped during the pandemic (e.g, vaccine passports)

Best practice

  • Migrating to PDF 2.0
  • Modeling approaches to reflowing PDF content
  • Error-handling: common mistakes, better recoveries
  • Creating efficient and compact PDF
  • Evaluating and benchmarking PDF
  • Better OCR results for scanned PDFs

Research results

  • Reliable data mining large scale PDF repositories
  • Addressing challenges in digital signature validation
  • Document management; is PDF special?
  • How to make users make better PDFs

The future

  • Can AI create quality Tagged PDF?
  • What’s PDF’s place in an HTML world? …or is it a database world?
  • What’s the next big feature needed in PDF?
  • What’s holding PDF back?
  • PDF and blockchain

Proposals for sessions in English are preferred; however, very compelling topics in German will be considered. A maximum of 1 “commercial” slide mentioning the speaker’s company and/or products is permitted.

The Program Committee (members of the PDF Association’s Staff and Board of Directors) will provide feedback and guidance on accepted proposals.

Learn more, and submit your proposal for PDF Days Europe 2022 today!

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