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MEETING MAKER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026664D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Feb-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 58K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A system to schedule meetings in a network driven environment that correlates schedules of individuals to create mutually acceptable calendars is proposed. The system accounts for the fact that a large portion of time consumed scheduling meetings revolves around diEculties coordinating the schedules of all the meeting's participants as well as the location the meeting is to take place.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

MEETING MAKER

Proposed Douglas A. Ross Classification

U.S. C1.364/400 Int. CI. G06f 15/20

A system to schedule meetings in a network driven environment that correlates schedules of individuals to create mutually acceptable calendars is proposed. The system accounts for the fact that a large portion of time consumed scheduling meetings revolves around diEculties coordinating the schedules of all the meeting's participants as well as the location the meeting is to take place.

The proposed system allows a group of users, for example on a computer network, with a scheduling need to view a list of times that accommodate the calendars of each user in the group. The calendars used in scheduling would be held confidential by only showing the times that other users have other appointments and not who they have them with. If a situation arises where no one time accommodates all users, a list of individuals in the group that have a minimal number conflicts is provided. The list includes any rescheduling that is required to accommodate individual conflicts. In contrast with current scheduling techniques, the proposed system coordinates individual schedules and the locations where each meeting is to take place with greater ease and efficiency.

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