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Resolving Calendaring Requests with Static and Dynamic Agents

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000115395D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-30
Document File: 2 page(s) / 29K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Harrison, CG: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method in which computerized agents within an advanced PCS (Personal Communication Service) can represent the calendaring desires of their user to negotiate mutually acceptable times for meetings, working with similar agents of other such users.

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Resolving Calendaring Requests with Static and Dynamic Agents

      Disclosed is a method in which computerized agents within an
advanced PCS (Personal Communication Service) can represent the
calendaring desires of their user to negotiate mutually acceptable
times for meetings, working with similar agents of other such users.

      In order to avoid the traditional, error-prone, manual process
of exchanging proposed meeting dates and checking them against
existing constraints, users of personal communications services need
methods to assist in setting up  meetings.

      The presently disclosed method allows computerized agents
representing the users to propose potential meeting times, based on
the mutual desires of the users, simplifying the process of
scheduling a meeting.  With this method, a set of static agents
embodies the desires of the individual meeting participants, while a
dynamic agent traverses the collection of static agents, carrying a
list of possible meeting times.  A set of rules is provided for
marking and extending the list, and, during negotiations, another set
of rules is used for either reaching consensus or declaring a failure
to do so.