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Individualized Times Within the Group Meeting Agenda

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000132101D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Dec-01
Document File: 4 page(s) / 43K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Oftentimes, a meeting will be scheduled for groups or individuals where folks must be in attendance at an allotted time, but not for the entire meeting. Current calendaring functions limit the ability of a user to schedule only partially required attendance times within the fully scheduled time. It would be helpful to be able to identify not only the entire meeting schedule, but to identify these particular time slots that are required and to allow flexibility of other scheduling to occur.

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Individualized Times Within the Group Meeting Agenda

Our idea provides an additional option to current calendar applications that enable you to select and identify specific timeslots that you or others are required to attend out of a larger timeslot. You will also be able to accept the entire calendar entry or select specific timeslots and add them to your calendar. You can also choose to overlap time slots, if necessary.

The first two flowcharts illustrate the procedure for creating a time slot:

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ST ART

Schedule a meeting

Create calendar entry (time [start, end, tot mtg], date, attendees, location, subject)

No

END

Specify time slots?

Yes

Select "C reate individual or group time slots" checkbox

Yes

Specify minutes for each slot or number of slots

C reate time slots of equal length?

No

No

Overlaps?

No

Yes

Customize time slots?

S pecify # of slots: start and end for each time slot

Yes

To: Select beg/end

To specify names and subjects

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START

Schedule a meeting

Create calendar entry (time [start, end, tot mtg], date, attendees, location, subject)

No

Specify time slots?

END

Yes

Select "C reate individual or group time slots" checkbox

Yes

C reate time slots of equal length?

Specify minutes for each slot or number of slots

No

No

Overlaps?

No

Yes

Customize time slots?

Specify # of slots: start and end for each time slot

Yes

To: Select beg/end

3

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