Dynamic Conference Call Participation
Original Publication Date: 1985-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19
This invention relates to a method for forming and amending conference call participation among asynchronous communicating program-controlled nodes. The method steps comprise (a) forming and amending a subset of node participants in a conference call embedded within a set of participants in a logical communicating ring of nodes, and (b) copying a representation of the subset as amended to all nodes named therein through a logical ring or other communication control structure to ensure consistency. A preferred communication structure is a logical ring. Such a structure assumes that a node receives information from a given single node and transmits information to a given single node. Reference to this can be made in Fig. 1. Information is transmitted in the form of a packet.