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ONLINE MEETING MERGING

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000221582D
Publication Date: 2012-Sep-12
Document File: 4 page(s) / 911K

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Jian Ma: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

An online meeting merge process is provided that does not require attendees to leave their existing online meeting.

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ONLINE MEETING MERGING

AUTHORS:

Jian Ma

Jerry Fang

Baojun Luan

James Zhou

CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.

ABSTRACT

    An online meeting merge process is provided that does not require attendees to leave their existing online meeting.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

    Online meetings are used extensively in business enterprises to allow for collaboration among remotely located persons. When two or more online meetings are being held at the same time and the hosts from the meetings want to merge their meeting into one meeting, the merging process heretofore known is very inconvenient.

See FIGs. 1-3 below.

FIG. 1 illustrates two meetings, meeting A hosted by host A and meeting B hosted

by host B. An online meeting merge process is presented herein. This process is described with respect to an example in which two online meetings are being held at the same time, and the hosts from the two meetings want to merge their meetings into one online meeting.

    FIG. 2 shows that host B sends a merge meeting request to host A. Host A can accept or deny this request. If host A accepts this request, his/her meeting will be merged into meeting A. Host A will continue as host in meeting A and all the attendees from meeting B, including host B, will be merged into meeting A without leaving current meeting and rejoining. Any meeting host can set the merge meeting feature on/off in a meeting settings function.

Copyright 2012 Cisco Systems, Inc. 1


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    The merge meeting operation happens between the hosts...