Rahul Singh

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Meetings are an integral part of modern life, regardless of whether they're formally established at the workplace or casual agreements made over the phone. Many factors affect meeting scheduling, some of which are explicit (What existing meetings do I have?), implicit (I prefer to avoid meetings before 10:00 am), or cultural (social events should be scheduled for Friday evenings and weekends, but not Sunday mornings). In addition, humans typically reason about where the meeting will take place, its duration, purpose, and so on. All these factors contribute to making meeting scheduling a difficult problem. However, recent developments in automated preference acquisition, multi-agent negotiation, and reasoning techniques for semantic content on the Web are slowly making automated scheduling a reality. An important factor in automated meeting scheduling is being able t... (more)