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Method of Automatic Calendar Update and Notification

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111628D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 36K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Johnson, WJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

After an originator of a meeting notice has sent the notice, there sometimes need to be modifications to the notice, such as changing the date, time, or location of the meeting. For example, the originator might schedule the meeting for Friday from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. Several recipients of the meeting notice respond back to the originator with feedback saying that one hour is not enough time to cover all the desired material. The originator has to manually send another meeting notice and send a note informing the attendees that the meeting has changed. The originator needs a method of automating a change to a meeting, as well as the subsequent required notification.

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Method of Automatic Calendar Update and Notification

      After an originator of a meeting notice has sent the notice,
there sometimes need to be modifications to the notice, such as
changing the date, time, or location of the meeting.  For example,
the originator might schedule the meeting for Friday from 1:00 P.M.
to 2:00 P.M.  Several recipients of the meeting notice respond back
to the originator with feedback saying that one hour is not enough
time to cover all the desired material.  The originator has to
manually send another meeting notice and send a note informing the
attendees that the meeting has changed.  The originator needs a
method of automating a change to a meeting, as well as the subsequent
required notification.

      This system allows the user to change a calendar entry on
another user's calendar, and have the system automatically notify
that user of the change made on the calendar.  The originator of a
meeting notice sends the notice, then realizes that the meeting date,
time, and/or place must change.  The originator simply makes the
desired change on the recipient's calendar, and the system will
automatically generate and send a notification to that user, which
details the changes that were made.

Substituted elements for this system include:

o   The auto send function can be restricted to only users with
    appropriate authority.  This may be only the originator of the
    meeting notice and/or it may be a user with registere...