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Meeting Scheduler and Synchronization utilizing Multi-touch technologies

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000169384D
Original Publication Date: 2008-Apr-14
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2008-Apr-14
Document File: 2 page(s) / 24K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a method that manages meetings for users on a multi-touch interactive device. The user goes through a process to identify themselves to the device. Once this has been completed, meeting details can be handled on the part of the user.

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Meeting Scheduler and Synchronization utilizing Multi -touch technologies

A multi-touch interactive device provides a way for many users to concurrently interact with the device. Currently, there is no mention of the Surface used to schedule meetings for users based on a particular user presence at the table. In addition, this product does not yet support location-aware user data being utilized to add or synchronize meeting information on a calendar when multiple users may be surrounding the multi-touch interactive device.

IMPLEMENTATION

1. Multiple users register to the Surface via identification and authentication methods.
2. The Surface is being used for a conference meeting which is ending.

Setting up a follow-on meeting
3. A follow-on meeting is needed for more than one user at the table.
4. Parse voice commands or traditional input means to set up meeting details.
5. Add the event to the calendars of those specific users who must be in attendance at follow-on meeting.
6. Allow option to link documents referenced or created (e.g. agenda, meeting minutes, etc.) during a current meeting to be linked with its corresponding calendar entry.
7. Allow the option to synchronize with personal devices detectable by the Surface or with any scheduling or calendar program.
8. Notification is sent to users at the table about upcoming appointments along with meeting details (e.g. meeting location, information updates, etc.).
9. Users can specify directly on the Surface through gestures whether their participation in the new meeting is necessary.
10. Calendar information such as participant availability is reflected on the Surface directly to show best meeting times.

Determine Participant Current Calendar Information
1. As a meeting is drawing to a close, sometimes participants will allow it to run over without knowing whether others may have meetings immediately afterwards.
2. During the last few minutes of a meeting, the Surface table could show who has to go to another meeting by checking the calendar data for each participant and reflecting that information onto the table.
3. If a participant on the table has another...