News, Newsletter & Events

Dissemination activities are an important concern of ours in order to provide information on the latest developments in the eGovernment sector. Besides publishing current news on our website, we offer the possibility to subscribe to our newsletter where we report at regular intervals on current information, developments and projects in the eGovernment sector. Furthermore, we also offer information events or workshops on current eGovernment topics several times a year.


Secretary of State Muna Duzdar: E-Government Monitor 2016 confirms Austrian leading position

A comparative study between Germany, Austria and Switzerland shows top values in supply, usage and acceptance - further improvements are planned for

Read more about the E-Government Monitoring here.


The International IFIP Summer School on Privacy and Identity Management 2016 from 21-26 August in Karlstad, Vörmland, Sweden. 

Tuesday, 23 August  Felix Hörandner together with Stephan Krenn and Anna E. Schmaus-Klughammer presented CREDENTIAL Project - Cloud-Based Sharing of eHealth Data as part of a workshop.

For more information visit the IFIP Summer School homepage.  

PDF-Over version 4.1. was released.

Changes include:
  • An adaption for SMS delivery when using the A-Trust app
  • Default signature note changed to comply with the Amtssignatur Layout 2.1.0
  • New Bürgerkarte icons
  • Update check now runs in background

It can be downloaded at
Source code is available at
Since 1 July 2016 the major part of the European Union’s (EU) eIDAS regulation applies. The eIDAS regulation is Regulation (EU) N°910/2014 on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market. To support this new regulation in Europe as well as the needs of the international community to provide trust and confidence in electronic transactions, ETSI’s Technical Committee on Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (TC ESI) has published a set of standards for trust services providers (TSP), electronic signatures, electronic seals and electronic time-stamps. The set includes a total of 19 European Standards along with guidance documents and test specifications.

Details are available here.
A new version of PDF-AS 4.0.11 was published.

Project website:
Maven repository:

Changes since the 4.0.10

PDF-AS Library

  • changed default configuration to match Layout Amtssignatur 2.1.0