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Do-not-disturb Rules For Electronic Meeting Agendas

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000029192D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Jun-17
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Jun-17
Document File: 1 page(s) / 53K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is software for do-not-disturb rules for electronic meeting agendas. Such rules give a meeting leader better control over the flow of the meeting while preventing the distractions and security concerns related to meeting participants entering the meeting space late or at random.

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Do-not-disturb Rules For Electronic Meeting Agendas

Disclosed is software for do-not-disturb rules for electronic meeting agendas. Such rules give a meeting leader better control over the flow of the meeting while preventing the distractions and security concerns related to meeting participants entering the meeting space late or at random.

Each meeting agenda has at least one meeting leader. The meeting leader has control over the meeting agenda's content. Meeting leaders, and meeting participants with the authority to modify agenda items, can place do-not-disturb rules as necessary throughout the meeting agenda.

Do-not-disturb rules may involve agenda items, the entire agenda, and/or meeting participants. Rules can be updated on-demand; even during agenda items the rules are running against. For example, a do-not-disturb rule may specify that no participants may join during a particular agenda item. In another example, a rule may specify that a participant may only join prior to his agenda time slot.

In yet another example, a rule may span more than one agenda item preventing participants from joining during or between said agenda items. This rule could be implemented to cover the entire agenda. If a participant is late for the meeting, they will be unable to join.

In yet another example, a rule may specify a participant may only participate during his agenda time slot. Upon completion of the participant's time slot, the rule will remove him from the meeting spa...