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Method and System for Scheduling Meetings with User Specific Rules and Criteria’s and An Option of Including Connections from Social Skill Networks

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000227971D
Publication Date: 2013-May-30
Document File: 1 page(s) / 22K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for scheduling meetings based on user specified rules and criteria’s such as "Schedule a meeting with my group of people sometime before Thursday 12:00". The method and systems also allows for inclusion of social networks in event of idea/brain storming.

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Method and System for Scheduling Meetings with User Specific Rules and Criteria's and An Option of Including Connections from Social Skill Networks

Usually, scheduled meetings are very inefficient. Far too often multiple meetings spread out throughout the day such that there is no block of open time which is more than an hour for remainder of a workday. If these meetings could have been grouped together, preferably at the start or end of the day, this could have yielded a significant block of open time for undertaking other tasks for the workday.

Existing scheduling systems already have ability to look at a group's individual calendars and mark times when most or all participants would be available. However, these systems are rigid and promote a wide distribution of meeting times leading to hardship

The system and method disclosed herein schedules meetings based on rules and criteria specified by users rather than time.

In an exemplary implementation, a scheduler tracks calendars dynamically and uses rules and criteria to determine when a meeting should take place. The rules specified could include meetings to occur weekly, to occur before another meeting, and also include factors such as user illness, last minute travel plans, etc.

Additionally, the users can set criteria and priorities for meetings such that a less important meeting would be postponed for a more important one (Meeting A supersedes Meeting B). Also, the users can set criteria such as Max. N hou...