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System and method to decompose an calendar invite based on users contextual interest

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000240941D
Publication Date: 2015-Mar-12
Document File: 2 page(s) / 41K

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There is proposed a system and a method that would decompose an existing meeting invite into multiple segments as per the meeting agenda or chairperson's selections. Invitee's interests and other contextual properties will then be matched with the meeting agenda to only accept few segmenets out of the entire meeting.

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System and method to decompose an calendar invite based on users contextual interest

A lot of time is spent in attending meetings which may or may not hold too much significance to the user attending the same.

Also at times user is interested only specific portions of the meeting which are relevant to him/her.

In addition the calendar appears cluttered and looks more busy then it needs to be because there is no way to accept specific decomposed portions of the meeting. So a purpose is also to free up the invitees busy time.

Currently there is no way for moderator (meeting initiator) to logically separate parts of the meeting.

The solution below tries to solve the above mentioned problem.

Proposal is as follows:

Chair person sets up a meeting along with an agenda. After the agenda is set he/she would define various keywords which describe various sections in the agenda. He could link the same with either a presentation or another artifact (like blog, wiki etc). In addition he could assign a ball park time estimate per agenda section. This duration would be used to decompose the calendar invite later on.

Once the chair person sends the invite, the attendees have the option of accepting it fully or decomposing the invite. If they choose to decompose, the implementation presents two options to the user

     1) Moderator defined decomposition: This uses the keywords set up by the moderator to help the attendee understand the context of the section of the invite. The attendee they can accept the section they choose

     2) Attendee defined decomposition: If the keywords don't match the attendees understanding, they can enter a new keyword(s) that the system will use to map and find contextually matching sections of the invite


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The presenter defines a list of words from a domain specific glossary to specify various aspects of the content to be presented. These words become a part of the meta-data which is setup prior to the meeting. Interested participants can
1) Sign-up for any of these keywords
2) Define their own which link to the presenters selected glossary or ones whic...