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Notification of Specific Attendees' Presence in Teleconference or Emeeting

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000219453D
Publication Date: 2012-Jul-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 25K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a system and method for notification of specific attendees' presence in a teleconference or emeeting. This solution can be implemented in any scenario where meeting attendance is tracked.

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Notification of Specific Attendees' Presence in Teleconference or Emeeting

When there is a meeting with multiple attendees, an invitee might want to know who else is attending (e.g., managers, team members, etc.) before they respond to the invitation. For example, if User A receives an invitation to a meeting for which it is mandatory that at least one person from their team attends, they want to ensure at least one person attends, but perhaps not all. In the opposite condition, it is desirable to attend when certain people have not yet attended. For example, if a manager is required but cannot attend the meeting, they will want to ensure that they send a representative.

Currently, the only way for an invitee to access this type of information is to make the effort to communicate with other invitees or attend the meeting to see who else is there.

Although there is some prior art pertaining to user notification when people accept a meeting invitation, the disclosed invention is different in that it is not based on the calendar/invitation response, which reflects the expected attendance. Instead, the invention is based upon actual attendance at the time of the meeting. Another solution utilizes voice recognition to provide alerts to users ( http://www.google.com/patents/US20070263805?dq=alert+conference+call+participants &ei=_h3hTuuFJIrK2AXwqLWCBQ), but the disclosed invention is different in that it does not require a user to be requested by name or attend to be alerted.

Disclosed is a system and method for notification of specific attendees' presence in a teleconference or emeeting. This solution can be implemented in any scenario where meeting attendance is tracked. For example:


• Teleconferences where people register their attendance or explicitly log in


• Teleconferences where the attendees' phone numbers identify them and can be recorded


• Emeetings where people log in to the meeting


• Meetings where attendees "push the button" to track their attendance

Implementation:


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