Thursday, 4 August

9:50 - 10:15 am

Room 501AB

Technical Track

This paper considers collaboration, implementation, and legal issues that arise from using a shared virtual workspace during online arbitration. Based on the concept of the fourth party, the authors developed an interface that influences the process of communication and negotiation, something that adds decision-making value to an arbitrator. The paper begins with a discussion of the legal arbitration issues that will influence our design methodology. We analyze the group dynamics and how a virtual workspace may work toward improving some of the human interactions that take place during an arbitration proceeding. We then describe the design methodology of the shared virtual workspace and consider some implementation results.

Dimitrios Protopsaltou

Université de Genève, MIRALab
dimitris (at)

Nadia Magenat-Thalmann

Université de Genève