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Mechanism for Restrictive Viewing of Meeting Notices

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000105085D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 2 page(s) / 57K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Salahshour, A: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Often within an electronic calendaring system, users receive meeting notices that they wish to conceal from other users within an enterprise. Current calendaring systems allow users to specify if their calendar can be viewed by other users. Often, users merely wish to conceal particular items from their calendars. More specifically, Blind Copy recipients of meeting notices desire to post calendar meetings, yet not reveal their notifications. Current calendaring systems require the user to manually set up affinity relationships to conceal meeting notices.

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Mechanism for Restrictive Viewing of Meeting Notices

      Often within an electronic calendaring system, users receive
meeting notices that they wish to conceal from other users within an
enterprise.  Current calendaring systems allow users to specify if
their calendar can be viewed by other users.  Often, users merely
wish to conceal particular items from their calendars.  More
specifically, Blind Copy recipients of meeting notices desire to post
calendar meetings, yet not reveal their notifications.  Current
calendaring systems require the user to manually set up affinity
relationships to conceal meeting notices.

      It is desirable to provide a method by which requestors of a
meeting can specify that attendees have special viewing privileges
based on recipient's attributes.  For example, all attendees may view
your calendar and see the event, but all other users see the event as
a blocked-off time period.  Another example is a Blind Copy recipient
may be concealed from all users except the originator of the notice.
Note: This requirement differs from merely specifying an event as not
viewable, e.g., PROF's CONF: prefix.

      This article describes a methodology for which a recipient of a
calendar event can subjugate particular viewing authority to
attendees and other users to the calendar event.  Upon a request to
add the meeting notice, the recipient attributes are analyzed.  The
recipient attributes of the meeting notice are compared against a
recipient's user profile.  The recipient user profile allows the user
to specify the...