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Criteria-Based Profile Lead Time for Automatic Action Due Dates

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110973D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 43K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Salahshour, A: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Prior methods allow for users to specify the conditions for which a distribution should be added as a reminder to their calendar based on the attributes of the distribution. These methods take the action due date in its original form and do not allow for a lead time that user's typically desire upon receiving a reminder. More importantly, users desire differing lead times depending on the location and other attributes of a meeting notice. Office users desire a method by which the correct lead time (e.g., notify me 5 minutes ahead of time for meetings within my building, notify me 10 minutes ahead of time for meetings in adjacent buildings and notify me 2 days ahead of time for meetings in a different city) can be specified for reminder notices based on the attributes of a distribution.

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Criteria-Based Profile Lead Time for Automatic Action Due Dates

      Prior methods allow for users to specify the conditions for
which a distribution should be added as a reminder to their calendar
based on the attributes of the distribution.  These methods take the
action due date in its original form and do not allow for a lead time
that user's typically desire upon receiving a reminder.  More
importantly, users desire differing lead times depending on the
location and other attributes of a meeting notice.  Office users
desire a method by which the correct lead time (e.g., notify me 5
minutes ahead of time for meetings within my building, notify me 10
minutes ahead of time for meetings in adjacent buildings and notify
me 2 days ahead of time for meetings in a different city) can be
specified for reminder notices based on the attributes of a
distribution.

      This article describes a mechanism by which office users can
enhance automatic reminder facilities based on user criteria.  A
Registration service allows users to specify distribution attributes,
e.g., originator, arrival time, importance, action due date, grade of
delivery, etc.  The user is then permitted to associate a lead time
with the attribute and value of the attribute.  Those skilled in the
art recognize that a plurality of attributes and Boolean conditions
can be specified, e.g., 10 minutes lead time when I'm the presenter
AND the meeting location is within my building.

      After reg...