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Collaborative Agendas

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000029191D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Jun-17
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Jun-17
Document File: 1 page(s) / 51K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is software for collaborative agendas. Dynamic environments require flexible meeting agendas. Collaborative agenda allows users to update electronic agendas subject to rules.

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Collaborative Agendas

Disclosed is software for collaborative agendas. Dynamic environments require flexible meeting agendas. Collaborative agenda allows users to update electronic agendas subject to rules.

Traditional electronic agendas are static. This is, once they are distributed to meeting participants, they cannot be updated. Collaborative agenda directly addresses this shortcoming. Collaborative agendas can be modified prior to, and even during a meeting subject to rules. Examples of such modifications include adding/deleting agenda items, changing agenda item duration, adding/deleting owners to/from agenda items, adding/deleting status/questions/answers/comments/todos to/from agenda items.

Each collaborative agenda has a set of rules. The rules may be integrated into the agenda itself, or linked from an external rule base or repository. The rules specify when certain users can perform certain agenda functions. There are two types of users: leaders and participants. In addition, the rules define the behavior of the agenda. For example, the rules may allow any meeting participant to update the agenda up until three days prior to the meeting. In another example, the rules may allow agenda updates to be performed silently to the agenda already in participants' calendars up until two days prior to the meeting. In yet another example, the rules may cause the participants to be warned via dialog box for each agenda change. In yet another example, the rules may cause the participants to vote via dialog box for each agenda change. If any participant votes "no",...