Patent Number: 8,577,006

Title: User-defined system-enforced session termination in a unified telephony environment

Abstract: Enforcing user-defined real-time communication session terminations can begin with a termination enforcement handler identifying termination conditions applicable to a real-time communication session hosted by a unified telephony system. The termination conditions can define a limit for an operational variable for the unified telephony system or the real-time communication session. The identified termination conditions can be evaluated. If a termination condition is satisfied, it can be determined which participants are to be disconnected from the real-time communication session based upon handling rules for the termination conditions and/or termination preferences associated with the real-time communication session. The termination preferences can be defined by an initiating entity of the real-time communication session. The participants can be notified that their connection to the real-time communication session will be terminated in a predefined time limit. If the predefined time limit is reached, the participants' connection to the real-time communication session can be automatically terminated.

Inventors: Callanan; Sean (Dublin, IE), Lyle; Ruthie D. (Durhan, NC), O'Sullivan; Patrick J. (Dublin, IE), Raguillat; Fred (Dunboyne, IE), Zimmet; Carol S. (Boxborough, MA)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: H04M 3/42 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017