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Method of Automatically Updating Teleconference Lists with New Participants of an Active Call

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111116D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 41K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Johnson, WJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

When a teleconference call is placed using a teleconference call distribution list, there may be more people in the room than there were on the teleconference list. A method is needed for automatically updating the teleconference list to include those attendees not already on it.

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Method of Automatically Updating Teleconference Lists with New Participants
of an Active Call

      When a teleconference call is placed using a teleconference
call distribution list, there may be more people in the room than
there were on the teleconference list.  A method is needed for
automatically updating the teleconference list to include those
attendees not already on it.

      This system provides a method by which a teleconference list is
automatically updated during the call, based upon the attendees
present.  This is accomplished during the introduction at the
beginning of an active teleconference call which was initiated with a
teleconference call list from a workstation interface connected to
the phone system.  As soon as the connection is made, all attendees
take turns introducing themselves, stating their name and their phone
number.  As each attendee says his/her phone number, the voiced
string is converted to text and compared to the telephone call list
of numbers.  If the number is not found in the list, it is used as
search criteria in an address book search, where the prefix of the
phone number is used to determine the appropriate Address book to
search.  The entire address book record corresponding to the phone
number is returned and placed into a list on the connected
workstation for initiator commitment for adding to the active
teleconference call list.  If no match is found for a particular
phone number, the system marks this number,...