ISO Committees (TC 171 SC 2)

ISO LogoIn November the ISO committees for PDF, PDF/A, PDF/UA, PDF/E and XFDF will gather in Sydney, Australia for another full week of meetings.

Key subjects on the table include:

ISO 32000 (WG 8)

This committee will review comments against the final 4th DIS (Draft International Standard) of PDF 2.0. Our objective is to leave Sydney with an FDIS (Final Draft International Standard) in-hand, putting us on-track for publication in the first half of 2017!

ISO 14289 (WG 9)

The PDF/UA committee will meet following the re-launch of PDF/UA-2. We plan to leave Sydney with an approved New Work Item.

Highlights of PDF/UA-2 include:

  • Based on ISO 32000-2, and therefore leveraging the PDF 2.0-defined structure elements, namespaces, structured destinations and other advanced accessibility features in PDF 2.0.
  • A tight focus on PDF technology, in other words, on ensuring that a PDF’s content is represented in an accessible fashion
  •  Eliminating content-specific requirements to improve integration with accessibility standards that regulate content such as WCAG 2.0.

ISO 19005 (WG 5)

The PDF/A committee will discuss a new Part for ISO 19005. Likely changes in the next version of PDF/A include:

  • Based on ISO 32000-2, and therefore leveraging PDF 2.0’s definitions and features
  • Elimination of conformance-levels

ISO 24517 (PDF/E)

Part 2 of PDF/E is essentially complete, and only awaits publication of PDF 2.0

PDF/E represents the state-of-the-art in terms of distributing and archiving engineering content, including 3D content using the PRC format.

Attending the meetings

PDF Association logoPDF Association members who wish to attend should contact the Chairman (Olaf Drümmer) or Executive Director (Duff Johnson) directly for accreditation via the PDF Association’s liaison with ISO TC 171 SC 2.

AIIM, the global community of information professionals logo.For those who participate via their respective country’s TC 171 member body organization, you need to be accredited and entered into ISO’s Global Database prior to attending. Contact Betsy Fanning at AIIM (secretariat for ISO TC 171) for more information.


From: November 28, 2016
To: December 2, 2016

Standards Australia
Level 1, The Exchange Centre
2 Bridge Street
Sydney NSW 21

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