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Dynamic Creation of Temporary Contact Lists on Instant Messaging Applications

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000125487D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Jun-03
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jun-03
Document File: 1 page(s) / 28K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

While collaborating on large work groups, it is not uncommon for a single person to interact with several different people in several different organizations. Sometimes the collaboration with a certain group of people is very intense over a small period of time, for instance a solution developer interacting with a marketing team around a product launch. Instant messaging collaboration with the invitees of a meeting is a very powerful tool. The solutions today are: 1. Virtual meetings on the web, where the participants can log on to a web site and engage on instant messaging with other people logged on the same web site 2. Manual addition of the invitees to your local instant messaging list of contacts The drawbacks for "1": - Demand of additional infrastructure (server for virtual meeting) - Lack of integration with the instant messaging client on the local machine: - Instant messaging contact list only available for people who are logged in and while they are logged in. - The obvious drawback for "2" is the manual process of updating the local list of contacts with several names just for the short term purpose of the meeting.

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Dynamic Creation of Temporary Contact Lists on Instant Messaging Applications

While collaborating on large work groups, it is not uncommon for a single person to interact with several different people in several different organizations.

Sometimes the collaboration with a certain group of people is very intense over a small period of time, for instance a solution developer interacting with a marketing team around a product launch.

Instant messaging collaboration with the invitees of a meeting is a very powerful tool. The solutions today are:
1. Virtual meetings on the web, where the participants can log on to a web site and engage on instant messaging with other people logged on the same web site
2. Manual addition of the invitees to your local instant messaging list of contacts

The drawbacks for "1": - Demand of additional infrastructure (server for virtual meeting) - Lack of integration with the instant messaging client on the local machine: - Instant messaging contact list only available for people who are logged in and while they are logged in. - The obvious drawback for "2" is the manual process of updating the local list of contacts with several names just for the short term purpose of the meeting.

The core idea of the invention is to use calendar information about meeting invitations to dynamically create temporary groups of contacts in the local instant messaging client.

The proposed mechanism assumes the presence of the following applications on the end-use...