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Creating Email Recipient List based on Historical Location Data

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000246016D
Publication Date: 2016-Apr-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 26K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a system that automatically filters a list of participants in a meeting based on historical location events. The system uses micro-location technology to identify meeting participants at a specific location and then uses that list to generate a list of recipients for an email.

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Creating Email Recipient List based on Historical Location Data

Bluetooth* Low Energy (BLE) Beacons (or iBeacons*) and Wi-Fi triangulation are amongst the most popular means of providing location data inside venues such as office buildings. These technologies can provide location of devices, such as smart phones, laptops, etc. inside a venue with high precision.

Micro-location technology can be used to provide an easy way to send an email to recipients that were physically present in a meeting.

Disclosed is a system that automatically filters a list of participants in a meeting based on historical location events.

This system can be used with an existing product that, in part, aggregates location and location-related metadata to build context that can be used for analysis and resulting actions.

The implementation steps follow.

1. Before the meeting

A. A venue is outfitted with a system that can aggregate location and location-related metadata

B. A meeting event is made with a specified location and time (e.g., meeting room K208 at 2:00pm)

C. The event takes place, and the system records people who are participating at that location at the specified time (not claiming novelty; leverages prior art)

2. After the meeting

A. A person that was part of the meeting can select an option to "Email Attendees"

B. The system verifies that the location of the event was outfitted with a location identification system

C. The system queries the location identification system to filter all of the people that were invited to the meeting event against those who attended

    D. The system presents the user with a filtere...