Apple’s Rendezvous technology will be among the topics discussed at the O’Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, which will be held February 9-12, 2004, in San Diego, Calif. The third annual event will take place at the Westin Horton Plaza, and it’s being sponsored by book publisher O’Reilly & Associates.
Rendezvous is a zero configuration networking technology that brings together Internet IP standards and LAN networks. Using Rendezvous, devices such as printers can be seen on a network with no setup from the end user. It will be examined as part of the O’Reilly Emerging Technology Conference’s look at “the untethered world of ad hoc networking” made possible by wireless technologies like WiFi, Bluetooth, and cellular.
Mobility will be one of the primary technological directions for this year’s conference, according to Rael Dornfest, program chair and O’Reilly editor. The event will also explore such ideas as post-browser interfaces for data and services; social software, from Hiptop Nation to weblogs; geolocation, sensors, and RFID.