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Method and System is Disclosed for Alerting/Notifying Users About One Or More Events Which May be of Interest to the One or More Users

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000197723D
Publication Date: 2010-Jul-20
Document File: 3 page(s) / 47K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for alerting/notifying users about one or more events which may be of interest to the one or more users. The method provides a user with an option to join an event for which the user has not received an event invite. Further, the method enables a host of an event to automatically identify one or more participants to an event based on a topic of the event.

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Method and System is Disclosed for Alerting /Notifying Users About One Or More Events Which May be of Interest to the One or More Users

Disclosed is a method and system for alerting/notifying users about one or more events which may be of interest to the one or more users. The method provides a user with an option to join an event for which the user has not received an event invite. Further, the method enables a host of an event to automatically identify one or more participants to an event based on a topic of the event.

The system includes a topic interest registration module (TIRM), a voice monitoring module (VMM), a user adding module (VAM) and a content packaging module (CPM). These modules get executed in conjunction with a calendaring system to meet the objective of the method and system disclosed herein as shown in Fig.1.

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As shown in Fig. 1, users register with the TIRM. As part of registration, a user tags words corresponding to interest areas of the user. Further, the user also associates a set of actions to be performed by the system when these words are found to be associated with one or more events. The actions can be one or more of the following:

If word found and the user is not on conference call, connect the user to call in listen mode only using VOIP on PC and listen via PC speakers
If word found and the user is not on conference call, connect the user to call in listen mode only using call back feature on Plain Old Telephone System (POTS) line
If word found and the user is on conference call, package up the call and email the podcast and text transcript
If word found and user is on conference call via POTs line, connect via PC and allow visual graphic to allow listener to tune in/out of the conversation

Using existing calendaring systems, meetings/events/conference calls may be set-up by one or more hosts. The one or more hosts may send invites to one or more users to

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oin/participate meetings/events/conference calls. Additionally, the VMM also invites/adds one or more users based on a topic of the event. In accordance with the method and system disclosed herein a host of an event may define event rules for allowing users other than participants invited by the host. In an exemplary embodiment, the host may define the following rules:

Allow the event to be monitored by entire corporation, or division, or Internet, or other defined organizational group through the VMM
Allow meeting to be monitored bas...