Optimizing user preferences while scheduling meetings

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review

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Author(s)

  • Rebecca Y.M. Wong
  • Hon Wai Chun

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Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICEIS 2001 - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems
PublisherICEIS Press
Pages459-465
Volume1
ISBN (Print)9729805024, 9789729805028
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Publication series

Name
Volume1

Conference

Title3rd International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, ICEIS 2001
PlacePortugal
CitySetubal
Period7 - 10 July 2001

Abstract

Meeting scheduling is a routine office task, which is highly time-consuming and tedious. During the scheduling process, we need to consider timing and the participant preferences (such as preference on meeting time, date or day of the week). Being able to model and make use of individual user preferences during scheduling is probably one of the key decisive factors in the acceptance of these automated systems. This paper describes the user preference model we have created and the results of simulating our meeting scheduling algorithms in a set of experiments. Based on software agent architecture, the meeting scheduling is performed through negotiation among a set of software agents. From our experiments, we found that higher quality schedules were generated when knowledge of user preferences are passed to a coordinator and used during the negotiation. The results had higher average preference levels, less deviation from expected schedule and a more even distribution of these deviations among participants.

Research Area(s)

  • Meeting scheduling, Negotiation, Preference modeling and office automation, Software agent

Citation Format(s)

Optimizing user preferences while scheduling meetings. / Wong, Rebecca Y.M.; Chun, Hon Wai.

ICEIS 2001 - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems. Vol. 1 ICEIS Press, 2001. p. 459-465.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review