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Computer Notification of a Meeting

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000041447D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Vincent, JP Weidmann, ME [+details]

Abstract

Flexibility in computer meeting scheduling is provided by using a computer note and allowing attendees to manage their own computer calendaring. A useful function of a computer calendaring application is scheduling meetings of two or more individuals. Utilization of this function is by prompting a meeting organizer for the names of the desired attendees, the amount of time required, and a date range within which the event is to take place. Based on information retrieved in response to keying to the prompt, the organizer selects from the possible times and the computer schedules the events on the attendees' schedules. One problem encountered with the above approach is that many individuals consider their schedules to be very personal, and also restrict the entry of events to their calendars to a trusted few.