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Matthias Valvekens

Independent PDF expert and FOSS developer, co-representing the Belgian standards body NBN in ISO/TC 171/SC 2. I’m the current project leader for ISO/TS 32004.

I was employed as a Research Engineer at iText in Ghent between 2020 and 2022. Before that, I spent a few years doing mathematical research at KU Leuven, where I obtained my PhD in mathematics in 2020.

Within the PDF Association, my current principal focus is on the Digital Signatures and PDF TWGs. Other than those, I also take an interest in the Forms TWG and the development of PDF/UA-2.

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Matthias Valvekens

Matthias Valvekens's Publications

Article December 21, 2022
A commentary on the interoperability of encrypting PDF documents with public-key cryptography.
Article December 20, 2022
Identifying the signer’s key in a PDF signature: how does that work?
Article August 5, 2022
Matthias Valvekens explains the difference and respective value of digital signatures vs. MAC-based technology for authenticating PDF files.
Article August 5, 2022
Matthias Valvekens, the ISO project leader who led development of ISO 32004, has written a pair of blog posts to … Read more
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