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Method and System for Initiating a Conference Call during Non-availability of a Moderator of the Conference call

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000202108D
Publication Date: 2010-Dec-03
Document File: 2 page(s) / 20K

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Abstract

A method and system for initiating a conference call during non-availability of a moderator of the conference call. The moderator allows one or more participants of a conference call to initiate the call securely without revealing the pass-code.

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Method and System for Initiating a Conference Call during Non -availability of a

Moderator of the Conference call

Disclosed is a method and system for authorizing one or more participants of a conference call to initiate the conference call. A conference call is generally initiated by a moderator using a pass-code. There may be instances when the moderator may not be available to attend the conference call. In such an instance, the one or more participants of the conference call have to wait until the moderator is available to initiate the conference call, and the call may never happen. Alternatively, the moderator may provide the pass code to the one or more participants. This enables the one or more participants to initiate the conference call even in the absence of the moderator. However, this is not effective in cases when the pass-code has expired or in cases when the one or more participants lose the pass-code. Also, there is a possible security issue with issuing the pass-code to the one or more participants (e.g., they may use it to initiate other conference calls). Therefore there is a need for a method and system for enabling the one or more participants to initiate the conference call without knowledge of the pass-code.

The method and system disclosed herein authorizes the one or more participants to initiate the conference call without knowledge of the pass-code used by the moderator. When the moderator schedules the conference call using a calendar entry in an application such as, an em...