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Industry Working Groups

The original PDF/A Competence Center was founded with the goal of establishing a common interpretation of ISO 19005.

Since becoming the PDF Association in 2011 our working groups are now organized around technical, marketing and liaison functions. They have grown to include a variety of objectives, including:

  • Promoting exchange between developers focusing in various subdomains
  • Oversight and policies for industry-accepted validation software such as veraPDF
  • Research and development of new PDF extensions and use cases
  • Development of industry standards, best practices, test suites and other aides to interoperability
  • Developing informational resources for PDF developers and users


PDF TWG

The PDF  Technical Working Group (TWG) is dedicated to supporting developers with publications and other resources to assist in creating software to comply with ISO 32000, the International Standard for …

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PDF/A TWG

The PDF/A Technical Working Group (TWG) is a collaborative organization of developers sharing their knowledge and experience of PDF/A technology in a vendor-neutral space.

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PDF/UA TWG

The PDF/UA Technical Working Group provides resources for developers, marketers and policy makers who need to understand ISO 14289, the International Standard for universally accessible PDF, first published in August …

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PDF/E TWG

Welcome to the homepage of the PDF/E Working Group. PDF/E was created to meet the needs of organizations who need to reliably create, exchange and review engineering documentation. PDF/E-1 does …

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PDF/VT TWG

An International Standard for Personalized Print In August 2010, following 3 years of global collaboration by industry leaders, the International Standards Organization published PDF/VT, a.k.a. ISO 16612-2. PDF/VT is built …

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PDF/R TWG

In collaboration with the TWAIN Working Group the PDF/raster TWG wrote the PDF/raster industry standard. Although development on a possible ISO specification has been turned over to ISO TC 171 …

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PDF Validation TWG

The PDF Validation TWG reviews validation questions raised by TWG members and provides guidance to developers supporting implementations of PDF/A.

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ResponsivePDF TWG

The Next-Generation PDF Technical Working Group explores new frontiers in PDF technology development. Any PDF Association member may bring a proposal for new uses of PDF for discussion. A vendor-neutral …

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PDF Digital Signatures TWG

The PDF Digital Signature TWG is intended to meet the needs software companies who create or rely on PDF signing or signature validation software.

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Accessibility Service Bureau WG

A vendors-only forum in which service providers discuss and establish best practices in regards to content authoring and PDF remediation.

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PDF Forms TWG

The PDF Forms Technical Working Group (TWG) is where PDF Association members are beginning the process of evaluating the forms technologies specified in ISO 32000 today and setting a path …

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Print Product Metadata LWG

Consisting of both member and non-member organizations, this LWG’s purpose is to develop application notes supporting implementation of ISO 21812. Under the terms of LWG operations, the scope of the …

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PDF Accessibility LWG

The PDF Accessibility Liaison Working Group (LWG) was originally formed to continue the work started at the PDF Techniques Accessibility Summit over December, 2018; the production of example PDF files …

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PDF/UA MWG

The PDF/UA Marketing Working Group (MWG) provides resources for software publishers and service providers marketing solutions related to ISO 14289, the International Standard for universally accessible PDF. A vendor-neutral space, …

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US TAG

The U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for ISO TC171 SC2 is the U.S. national committee dedicated to representing the U.S. industry at international meetings and providing the U.S. votes on …

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TC171 SC2 US WG5 Archival

The ISO TC171 SC2 WG5 committee is the US committee dedicated to supporting file format specifications oriented towards long-term preservation, in particular the ISO 19005 (PDF/A) family of standards and …

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TC171 SC2 US WG7 Engineering

The ISO TC171 SC2 WG7 committee is the US committee responsible for engineering file format standards including: ISO 24517 (PDF/E)  ISO 14739 ( (PRC) WG 7 is actively engaged in …

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TC171 SC2 US WG8 PDF

The ISO TC171 SC2 WG8 committee is the US committee dedicated to the support of PDF specifications, in particular the ISO 32000 (PDF) family of standards and the related technical …

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TC171 SC2 US WG9 Accessibility

The ISO TC17 SC2 WG9 committee is the US committee dedicated to supporting the accessibility of PDF files, in particular the ISO 14289 family of standards. This WG includes experts …

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TC171 SC2 US WG10 File formats

The ISO TC171 SC2 WG10 committee is the US committee dedicated to providing guidance on the selection criteria to use to determine the appropriate file formats for the storage of …

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TC171 SC2 US WG11 Trusted system

The ISO TC171 SC2 WG11 committee is the US committee dedicated to supporting trusted ECM related technology and storage systems standards, in particular, ISO 18759 and ISO/TR 22957 for trusted …

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TC171 SC2 US WG12 Metadata

The ISO TC171 SC2 WG12, Metadata committee is the US committee dedicated to supporting the development of specifications oriented toward metadata related to PDF, in particular, the ISO 16684 (XMP). …

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ECM WG

The ECM community is the US community dedicated to the development of industry standards, technical reports, best practices, and procedures for the overall management of electronically stored information.  In particular, …

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StratML WG

The Strategy Markup Language (StratML) committee is the US committee dedicated to promoting awareness and usage as well as developing the Strategy Markup Language (StratML) specification. The vision of StratML …

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