The Fourth IASTED International Conference on
Law and Technology
LawTech 2006

October 9 – 11, 2006
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA


Enhanced Dispute Resolution through the use of Information Technology

Prof. John Zeleznikow
Victoria University, Australia







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John Zeleznikow is a full professor of Information systems at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia and is currently a visiting fellow at the Center for Information Technology and Dispute Resolution at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
He has conducted research and taught in Australia, France, Israel, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, and USA. He has written two books (for Kluwer and Springer) on Information Technology and Law, supervised seventeen PHD students and three postdoctoral fellows, received over $US 5 million in research grants and published over 170 refereed articles. His major research interests are in managing negotiation knowledge, legal decision support, and argumentation. Professor Zeleznikow was the general chairman of both the sixth and ninth International Conferences on Artificial Intelligence and Law. He currently leads a research team of twelve people working on issues of fairness and justice for constructing negotiation support systems.
Professor Zeleznikow's Family_Winner system recently won an ABC TV (Australia) award on the New Inventors show. In 2005-6, his research was featured in the Economist, Boston Globe, Times of London, and BBC radio as well as numerous Australian TV, radio, and newspaper outlets. In 2005, Dr. Lodder and Professor Zeleznikow published a landmark paper, "Developing an Online Dispute Resolution Environment: Dialogue Tools and Negotiation Systems in a Three Step Model", The Harvard Negotiation Law Review. Vol. 10:287-338. In March 2007, Professor Zeleznikow gave a series of lectures and workshops on using Information Technology to enhance access to justice, at the invitation of the New Zealand Ministry of Justice.