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Incorporating Fairness into Development of an Integrated Multi-agent Online Dispute Resolution Environment

Abrahams, Brooke and Bellucci, Emilia and Zeleznikow, John (2012) Incorporating Fairness into Development of an Integrated Multi-agent Online Dispute Resolution Environment. Group Decision and Negotiation, 21 (1). pp. 3-28. ISSN 1572-9907

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The paper describes the development of an integrated multi-agent online dispute resolution environment called IMODRE that was designed to assist parties involved in Australian family law disputes achieve legally fairer negotiated outcomes. The system extends our previouswork in developing negotiation support systems Family_ Winner and AssetDivider. In this environment one agent uses a Bayesian Belief Network expertly modeled with knowledge of the Australian Family Law domain to advise disputants of their Best Alternatives to Negotiated Agreements. Another agent incorporates the percentage split of marital property into an integrative bargaining process and applies heuristics and game theory to equitably distribute marital property assets and facilitate further trade-offs. We use this system to add greater fairness to Family property law negotiations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID25792, ResPubID20879. BATNAs, Bayesian belief networks, integrative negotiation, multi-agent systems, negotiation supports systems, online dispute resolution
Subjects: FOR Classification > 0806 Information Systems
FOR Classification > 1801 Law
SEO Classification > 9404 Justice and the Law
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL)
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2012 03:47
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2014 23:13
DOI: 10.1007/s10726-010-9189-3
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