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Automatic Cancelling of Electronic Calendar Events

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000104026D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-18
Document File: 1 page(s) / 53K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Weber, OW: AUTHOR

Abstract

There is currently no way to automatically cancel events that have been posted to the electronic calendar, in a user-oriented calendar environment. The user needs a way to automatically cancel meetings, with a method as simple as adding meetings, without having to locate and delete the calendar event manually. The concept of this idea is most easily illustrated with the following example: Suppose on October 15, John sends out a meeting notice from his electronic calendar, scheduling a meeting for Monday, November 1, at 1:00 PM. Bob receives the meeting notice, views it, and opts to have it posted automatically to his own calendar by pressing the appropriate PF Key. When Bob views his calendar for November 1, the 1:00 PM meeting appears.

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Automatic Cancelling of Electronic Calendar Events

      There is currently no way to automatically cancel events that
have been posted to the electronic calendar, in a user-oriented
calendar environment.  The user needs a way to automatically cancel
meetings, with a method as simple as adding meetings, without having
to locate and delete the calendar event manually.
     The concept of this idea is most easily illustrated with the
following example:  Suppose on October 15, John sends out a meeting
notice from his electronic calendar, scheduling a meeting for Monday,
November 1, at 1:00 PM.  Bob receives the meeting notice, views it,
and opts to have it posted automatically to his own calendar by
pressing the appropriate PF Key.  When Bob views his calendar for
November 1, the 1:00 PM meeting appears.  Then later, on October 22,
John realizes that the meeting is no longer necessary, and he opts to
cancel it.  Since there is no automatic canceling feature on the
electronic calendar, he sends a note to the recipient of the original
note explaining that the meeting has been canceled, and he manually
deletes the meeting from his calendar.  Meanwhile, Bob receives the
note, discards it, and manually deletes the meeting from his
calendar.
     This idea allows users to be able to automatically cancel
meetings on their calendars.  Using the above example, assume that on
October 15, John has scheduled the 1:00 Monday meeting, and Bob has
posted it to his calenda...