US 9,813,460 B2
Event triggered notifications for collaborative processes
Cynthia E. Barber-Mingo, Westford, MA (US); Arno Denne, Mulhuddart (IE); Liam S. Harpur, Mulhuddart (IE); John Kennedy, Mulhuddart (IE); and Paula Prendergast, Mulhuddart (IE)
Assigned to International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY (US)
Filed by International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY (US)
Filed on Aug. 14, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/826,273.
Application 14/826,273 is a division of application No. 12/507,939, filed on Jul. 23, 2009, abandoned.
Prior Publication US 2016/0026975 A1, Jan. 28, 2016
Int. Cl. H04L 29/06 (2006.01); H04L 12/26 (2006.01); G06Q 10/06 (2012.01); G06Q 10/10 (2012.01)
CPC H04L 65/4015 (2013.01) [G06Q 10/06 (2013.01); G06Q 10/10 (2013.01); G06Q 10/107 (2013.01); G06Q 10/109 (2013.01); H04L 43/045 (2013.01)] 12 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method of tracking a collaborative process and propagating a notification of an occurrence of an event to an originator comprising:
receiving at a collaborative process server computer coupled to a network environment, an indication that a user has initiated, with a first collaborative process application, a computer implemented collaborative process that generates collaborative content associated with the collaborative process, wherein the user defines an originator of the generated collaborative content;
obtaining by the collaborative process server computer, a designation that events associated with the initiated collaborative process are to be tracked;
sharing the generated collaborative content associated with the collaborative process with at least one recipient;
obtaining by the collaborative process server computer, information identifying the occurrence of at least one computer detectable event associated with the shared generated collaborative content other than a communication from any recipient back to the originator;
automatically transforming information associated with the collaborative process in response to at least one detected event associated with the shared generated collaborative content; and
propagating a notification to the originator that informs the originator of the at least one detected event, wherein the notification is generated in response to the at least one detected event and is based upon the transformed information;
wherein:
sharing the generated collaborative content associated with the collaborative process with at least one recipient further comprises:
providing a notice to at least one recipient that events are being tracked to send notifications to the originator, and
providing each recipient that receives the notice with an option to enable sending notifications or disable sending notifications; and
propagating a notification to the originator further comprises:
refraining from propagating the notification when the at least one detected event is associated with a recipient that received the notice and that indicated the option to disable sending notifications.