Participation Status On Computer Calendar Systems
Original Publication Date: 1989-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29
Consider a computer calendar system which allows the entry of calendar events. Prior art allowed the classification of an event as "tentative", "confirmed", or "cancelled." These distinctions allowed events to be registered to a participant's calendar as "tentative" so that it would show in a display of printing of the calendar, while allowing later confirmation. These distinctions, however, are not sufficient. They do not indicate the participant's commitment to attend the event. An event may be "confirmed," but the participant may only tentatively plan to attend. For example, a kick-off meeting will certainly take place the morning of the 6th, say. Sam, who was invited to attend, may not, depending on other factors.