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Fast-Path Multiple Meeting Cancellation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000103481D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-18
Document File: 1 page(s) / 42K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Griffin, DL: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This article describes a technique for fast-path cancelling of multiple calendar events. Very often, a personal or business emergency arises which causes a person to miss part of or all of a day. Using current calendar applications, the user must access each meeting on their calendar and revoke their confirmation of attendance at the meeting. However, in emergency situations, a user does not have the time to notify all meeting requesters/ attendees of the crisis at hand. Often, meeting attendees delay the meeting while waiting for the individual to arrive, only to receive an explanation of the absence at a later date.

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Fast-Path Multiple Meeting Cancellation

      This article describes a technique for fast-path cancelling of
multiple calendar events.  Very often, a personal or business
emergency arises which causes a person to miss part of or all of a
day.  Using current calendar applications, the user must access each
meeting on their calendar and revoke their confirmation of attendance
at the meeting. However, in emergency situations, a user does not
have the time to notify all meeting requesters/ attendees of the
crisis at hand.  Often, meeting attendees delay the meeting while
waiting for the individual to arrive, only to receive an explanation
of the absence at a later date.  Fast-path multiple meeting
cancellation provides a way for the user to cancel multiple meetings
by indicating the time period for which he/she will be absent and a
brief description of the reason for cancellation.

      Using this technique, the user chooses the item "Cancel
Interval" from a menu.  The user is presented with a dialog allowing
them to specify (either graphically or by typing the times) the
interval of his/her absence.  In addition, the user may type a brief
message explaining his/her absence.  The user also selects a radio
button indicating whether only the meeting requester or all the
meeting invitees should receive notification of the cancellation. The
user may also choose whether notices are sent for those meetings
actually cancelled (the user is a required attendee) or for al...