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Event-Based Method for Calendar-Entry Deletion

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000104745D
Original Publication Date: 1993-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 1 page(s) / 61K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Jackson, BK: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Often the availability of a user to attend a particular event depends on external events. For example, a user may plan to attend a meeting if another scheduled meeting on the following day does not occur. Current calendar systems inform users only when there is an actual conflict in time between events. However, users may not wish to attend particular events based on the number of events that may be scheduled in a particular time range. Users may not want to attend an event based on the significance of the event with relation to other events that may be occurring. Often office users are privy that a specified non-scheduled event will occur.

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Event-Based Method for Calendar-Entry Deletion

      Often the availability of a user to attend a particular event
depends on external events.  For example, a user may plan to attend a
meeting if another scheduled meeting on the following day does not
occur.  Current calendar systems inform users only when there is an
actual conflict in time between events.  However, users may not wish
to attend particular events based on the number of events that may be
scheduled in a particular time range.  Users may not want to attend
an event based on the significance of the event with relation to
other events that may be occurring.  Often office users are privy
that a specified non-scheduled event will occur.  Users desire a
method by which they can schedule known events, yet have these events
automatically deleted if a specified newly scheduled event occurs,
even if the new event lacks a time conflict with previous events.

      This article describes a method by which calendar entries can
automatically be deleted based on new events added to the calendar.
The invention allows for deletion even in situations where the new
event does not conflict with the scheduled event.  A Registration
Service allows users to register events with the calendar service.
These registered events do not need time slots defined.  Each event
has an identifier that uniquely distinguishes the event with the
calendar network.  Users can define scheduled events that should be
deleted upon subsequent scheduling of a registered e...