Towards a Platform for Online Mediation

Pablo Noriega, Carlos López
2009 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law  
In this paper we describe a prototype for a generic platform to support actual on-line mediation. The immediate purpose of the prototype is to provide working examples of the computer artifacts that may be implemented to support current and foreseeable mediation practices. The ultimate objective, however, is to facilitate the deployment of appropriate ODR environments. The proposal is motivated by the production of the White Book on Mediation in Catalonia commissioned by the Catalan Government.
more » ... This paper illustrates how different ODR processes-such as negotiation protocols of different types, arbitration or non-intrusive mediation-plus the preparatory and ancillary sub processes-like convening the parties, caucuses, anonymous proposal registration, mediator selection-may be specified and then assembled into more or less elaborate mediation support systems tailored to the needs and preferences of each mediation provider. This proposal is based on the notion of electronic institution and is being implemented using the IIIA's EIDE platform.
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