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Method and System for Facilitating a Host to Schedule Meeting with One or More Attendees Residing in Multiple Time Zones

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000197785D
Publication Date: 2010-Jul-22
Document File: 2 page(s) / 81K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for facilitating a host to schedule meeting with one or more attendees residing in multiple time zones. As the one or more attendees reside in multiple time zones, it is possible that a schedule for a meeting may be within conventional business hours for few attendees while the schedule may be outside the conventional business hours for other attendees due to the multiple time zones. Therefore, it is important to determine availability of the one or more attendees outside the conventional business hours as well.

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Method and System for Facilitating a Host to Schedule Meeting with One or More Attendees Residing in Multiple Time Zones

Disclosed is a method and system for facilitating a host to schedule meeting with one or more attendees residing in multiple time zones. As the one or more attendees reside in multiple time zones, it is possible that a schedule for a meeting may be within conventional business hours for few attendees while the schedule may be outside the conventional business hours for other attendees due to the multiple time zones. Therefore, it is important to determine availability of the one or more attendees outside the conventional business hours as well.

The method disclosed herein suggests availability of the one or more attendees outside conventional business hours to the host. In order to identify availability of the one or more attendees outside conventional business hours, a scheduling engine collects activities pattern of an attendee outside the conventional business hours. The activities pattern may be collected from one or more of calendar entries, emails, instant messages, and code development forums. For example, the scheduling engine may monitor and collects the activities mentioned in Fig. 1. Further, the scheduling engine periodically re-calculates the activities pattern to reflect any possible changes.

Figure 1

Accordingly, activity pattern for each attendee is stored in an activity log. Based on the duration and frequency of various activi...