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Improving Mediation Processes with Avoiding Parties

  • Davide Carneiro
  • Paulo Novais
  • Francisco Andrade
  • José Neves
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6797)

Abstract

With the advent of the telecommunication technologies, a new form of disputes taking place in virtual environments started to emerge. In order to settle these disputes, Online Dispute Resolution tools appeared. In this paper we present such a tool, aimed at supporting mediation between two or more parties. Specifically, this tool looks at past known mediation processes and tries to guide the process into a successful outcome. Moreover, this tool places an emphasis on providing useful information for the parties before the resolution process actually starting, helping them take more rational decisions. Specifically, in this work we target scenarios in which one or more party exhibits avoiding or uncooperative conflict styles, i.e., the party cannot or is not willing to generate valid proposals for dispute resolution.

Keywords

Case-based Reasoning Multi-agent Systems Online Dispute Resolution Mediation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Davide Carneiro
    • 1
  • Paulo Novais
    • 1
  • Francisco Andrade
    • 2
  • José Neves
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of InformaticsUniversity of MinhoBragaPortugal
  2. 2.Law SchoolUniversity of MinhoBragaPortugal

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