In November 2019, LSTS Postdoctoral Researcher Marco Giacalone, along with his co-authors Alessandra Amato, Flora Amato, Giovanni Cozzolino and Fransesco Romeo, received a Best Paper Award for the paper 'Design of a Cloud-Oriented Web Application for Legal Conflict Resolution Through Equitative Algorithms', at the 14th International Conference on P2P, Parallel, Grid, Cloud and Internet Computing (3PGCIC-2019), which took place in the University of Antwerp from November 7 to November 9, 2019.
The paper's abstract can be found below: With the terms “Cloud Computing” we mean a model in which computation, software and storage resources do not require knowledge of the physical location and configuration of the system that provides the service in question by the end user. Thanks to the widespread use of the Internet, applications can now be used as services on the network. Many interesting areas of application are enjoying of these benefits, such as legal domain: the use of systems for conflict resolution can help lawyers, mediators and judges with the objective to reach an agreement between the parties. In this paper we introduce the architecture of a cloud-oriented web application, developed within the European project CREA (Conflict Resolution with Equitative Algorithms). Its objective is the application of algorithms to solve civil matters, into the allocation of goods, leading the parties to a friendly solution before or during the trial comparison.