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Calendar Management by Several Dimensions

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111974D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 53K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Manthuruthil, GC: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This article proposes a new calendar capability allowing to display/schedule events based on several dimensions. These dimensions can include time, location, project id, etc.

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Calendar Management by Several Dimensions

      This article proposes a new calendar capability allowing to
display/schedule events based on several dimensions.  These
dimensions can include time, location, project id, etc.

      Presently calendar scheduling is strictly based on time.  The
scheduling, display mechanisms, etc.  are all based on time.  For
example, we can display the calendar for certain hours, or for a day,
or for a week, etc.  This mechanism based on time dimension satisfies
a majority of the calendar users needs, but there are situations
where the user wants to get calendar information based on a dimension
other than time.  A good example is based on location.  For example,
while in New York, a user wants to meet with Mr. X, or the user may
want to add a recurring event (like meeting Mr.  X, or visiting xxx
shop) every time s/he is in New York.  The user may also want to
display the events scheduled when s/he is in New York next time.
This capability is very useful for travelling users such as sales
people.  Another example is based on project/person, etc.  A user may
want to see all the activities scheduled for a certain project.

      At installation time the calendar user can be allowed to add
the other dimensions s/he likes to use to display/schedule events,
other than time.  This can also be done by providing a list of
supported dimensions at installation time.  For example, a list
similar to the following can be provided t...