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Method for Inbasket Predicate Condition to Post Calendar Events

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000104956D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 2 page(s) / 94K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Jackson, BK: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Often times a user's personal inbasket may have in it a multiplicity of electronic meeting notices. Users may wish to post a meeting notice to their calendar if certain conditions exist for the electronic meeting notice. For example, a user may have 25 electronic meeting notices within his/her inbasket. This user may wish only to attend and post those meetings for which his manager will be attending. Another example is the user may wish to attend only those meetings scheduled a week before the user goes on vacation. Prior art does allow a user to electronically post meeting notices from the inbasket to an electronic calendar system. However, such art typically requires the user to view the 'subject' title within the inbasket and/or the actual content of the meeting notice.

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Method for Inbasket Predicate Condition to Post Calendar Events

      Often times a user's personal inbasket may have in it a
multiplicity of electronic meeting notices.  Users may wish to post a
meeting notice to their calendar if certain conditions exist for the
electronic meeting notice.  For example, a user may have 25
electronic meeting notices within his/her inbasket.  This user may
wish only to attend and post those meetings for which his manager
will be attending.  Another example is the user may wish to attend
only those meetings scheduled a week before the user goes on
vacation.  Prior art does allow a user to electronically post meeting
notices from the inbasket to an electronic calendar system.  However,
such art typically  requires the user to view the 'subject' title
within the inbasket and/or the actual content of the meeting notice.
Such views are necessary for the user to determine the significance
of posting such an entry to their calendar.  Users desire an
expedient method by which they can specify conditions of an
electronic meeting notice that would allow the notice(s) to be
automatically posted to their calendar.  This type of predicate
posting is often desired within an electronic calendar facility.
Prior art does not provide a methodology for predicate posting within
an inbasket that would allow specific meeting notices to be posted to
an electronic calendar system.  It is advantageous to provide a
method and apparatus for allowing predicate posting within an
inbasket for electronic meeting notices.  In addition, users desire
to view and select such inbasket entry notices meeting the predicate
condition before actually posting the notices.

      This article describes a mechanism and methodology for handling
predicate postings of electronic meeting notices.  Upon a user
requesting a posting of a meeting notice within the inbasket, a
Predicate Posting Service performs Boolean search operations on the
inbasket's database.  Conditions for postings can be specified by the
user via typical user interface techniques.  These techniques,
however would allow the user to specify the conditions for which an
event should be posted to the calendar service.  Conditions also can
be specified for which a meeting notice should be excluded from
posting.  In addition, notices specified for posting need not be
specified only on contextual information within the notice.

      Parametric postings are derived based on information outside
the scope of the content itself, for exampl...