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Selection of Meeting Time

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000042389D
Original Publication Date: 1984-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-03
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

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IBM

Related People

Curtis, DE: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Providing a meeting scheduling application program with a regular meeting function reduces meeting scheduling and keying time. In the area of software applications for computerized calendaring, it is desirable to schedule a regular meeting between two or more persons whose calendars are controlled by the application. The application searches the calendars for time blocks which match the meeting requirements, and presents the time blocks to the organizer for selection. When one of these time blocks is selected, the organizer provides additional information about the meeting, where it is to be held, the agenda, special requirements, etc., and a meeting notice is sent to the attendees.

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Selection of Meeting Time

Providing a meeting scheduling application program with a regular meeting function reduces meeting scheduling and keying time. In the area of software applications for computerized calendaring, it is desirable to schedule a regular meeting between two or more persons whose calendars are controlled by the application. The application searches the calendars for time blocks which match the meeting requirements, and presents the time blocks to the organizer for selection. When one of these time blocks is selected, the organizer provides additional information about the meeting, where it is to be held, the agenda, special requirements, etc., and a meeting notice is sent to the attendees. To schedule a regular meeting would generally require that the organizer of the meeting request a date range, a minimum time period, and the names of the desired attendees for each instance of the meeting. In order to schedule a regular meeting, for example, Monday afternoon, having the same duration and desired attendees, application processing proceeds as described above, to the point the meeting notice is sent. A programmable key is provided which, instead of returning to the point where meeting requirements are to be entered, causes a re-display of the list of possible times. As such, the date range, duration, and desired attendees do not need to be re-entered.

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