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Event-Based Method for Calendar Entry Posting

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000104307D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 2 page(s) / 58K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Jackson, BK: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Often, a user plans to attend a particular event based upon external events only. Current calendar systems require users to individually add calendar events. However, users may wish to attend an additional event based on an associated event becoming scheduled. In addition, users may want the additional events scheduled if and only if the number of events within a particular time range is acceptable. Users may not want a new event added if the event will cause a constricted schedule. Often, within the office, users are privy that a particular event will occur, even if the event is not currently scheduled. Users desire a method by which they can schedule known events, yet have these events automatically added if new events occur.

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Event-Based Method for Calendar Entry Posting

      Often, a user plans to attend a particular event based upon
external events only.  Current calendar systems require users to
individually add calendar events.  However, users may wish to attend
an additional event based on an associated event becoming scheduled.
In addition, users may want the additional events scheduled if and
only if the number of events within a particular time range is
acceptable.  Users may not want a new event added if the event will
cause a constricted schedule.  Often, within the office, users are
privy that a particular event will occur, even if the event is not
currently scheduled.  Users desire a method by which they can
schedule known events, yet have these events automatically added if
new events occur.

      This article describes a method by which calendar entries can
automatically be added based on new events scheduled to the calendar.
A Registration Service allows users to register events with the
calendar service.  These registered events need not be currently
scheduled on the calendar.  Each event has an identifier that
uniquely distinguishes the event within the calendar network.  Users
can then define scheduled events that should be associated with other
events.  Optionally, users can define time ranges for which addition
of the event should occur based on the time and/or number of events
within a particular time range.  For example, add the "C++" class if
the "Advan...