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See detailImprovement of battery life of iPhones Inertial Measurement Unit by using edge computing Application to cattle behavior
Debauche, Olivier ULiege; Mahmoudi, Saïd; Manneback, Pierre et al

Conference (2017, October)

Smartphones, particularly iPhones, can be relevant instruments for researchers widely used around the world in multiple domains of applications such as animal behavior. iPhones are readily available on ... [more ▼]

Smartphones, particularly iPhones, can be relevant instruments for researchers widely used around the world in multiple domains of applications such as animal behavior. iPhones are readily available on the planet, contain many sensors and require no hardware development. They are equipped with high performance inertial measurement units (IMU) and absolute positioning systems analyzing users movements, but they can easily be diverted to analyze likewise the behaviors of domestic animals such as cattle. Using smartphones to study animal behavior requires the improvement of the autonomy to allow the acquisition of many variables at a high frequency over long periods of time on a large number of individuals for their further processing through various models and decision-making tools. Storing, treating data at the iPhone level with an optimal consumption of energy to maximize battery life was achieved by using edge computing on the iPhone. It reduced the size of the raw data by 42% on average by eliminating redundancies. The decrease in sampling frequency, the selection of the most important variables and postponing calculations to the cloud allowed also an increase in battery life by reducing of amount of data to transmit. [less ▲]

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See detailWeb-based animal behavior study service for researchers based on the smartphone inertial central
Debauche, Olivier ULiege; Mahmoudi, Saïd; Manneback, Pierre et al

Scientific conference (2017, March 07)

Smartphones, particularly Iphones, are equipped with high performance inertial units and absolute positioning systems that are traditionally used to measure user behavior. They are also very relevant ... [more ▼]

Smartphones, particularly Iphones, are equipped with high performance inertial units and absolute positioning systems that are traditionally used to measure user behavior. They are also very relevant instruments for researchers in animal behavior. In this work, a lambda cloud architecture and web services are developed to archive and process high-frequency data from the inertial center of an Iphone 4S using behavioral classification algorithms. In addition, a web interface for encoding behavior observed on videos allows to synchronize the observations with the measurements. [less ▲]

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See detailCloud architecture for digital phenotyping and automation
Debauche, Olivier ULiege; Mahmoudi, Saïd; Manneback, Pierre et al

in IEEE Cloud Computing (2017)

Digital phenotyping presents a very important tool for scientists to measure with high accuracy the effects of external phenomena on plant development. Plant phenotyping is mainly based on imaging ... [more ▼]

Digital phenotyping presents a very important tool for scientists to measure with high accuracy the effects of external phenomena on plant development. Plant phenotyping is mainly based on imaging techniques. However, the number of images and parameters used to store and treat these parameters are continuously growing. Consequently, the high-throughput of data and the need of specific treatment in real or near real-time requires a large quantity of resources. Moreover, the increasing amount of particular phenotyping case studies needs the development of specific application. Cloud architectures offers means to store a wide range of numerous data and host a large quantity of specific software to process these data. In this paper, we propose to match digital phenotyping need and cloud possibilities in a lambda cloud architecture in order to store and treat this important amount of data. We also propose a data platform allowing to host applications and access to the stored data within the lambda architecture. The present application platform allows to use several frameworks with a fine-grained resource use of the cluster. We develop then a case study in a controlled environment system (growth chamber) where we grow basil plants. [less ▲]

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See detailWeb-based cattle behavior service for researchers based on the smartphone inertial central
Debauche, Olivier ULiege; Mahmoudi, Saïd; Andriamandroso, Andriamasinoro ULiege et al

in Procedia Computer Science (2017), 110(C), 110-116

Smartphones, particularly iPhones, can be relevant instruments for researchers in animal behavior because they are readily available on the planet, contain many sensors and require no hardware development ... [more ▼]

Smartphones, particularly iPhones, can be relevant instruments for researchers in animal behavior because they are readily available on the planet, contain many sensors and require no hardware development. They are equipped with high performance inertial measurement units (IMU) and absolute positioning systems analyzing users’ movements, but they can easily be diverted to analyze likewise the behaviors of domestic animals such as cattle. The study of animal behavior using smartphones requires the storage of many high frequency variables from a large number of individuals and their processing through various relevant variables combinations for modeling and decision-making. Transferring, storing, treating and sharing such an amount of data is a big challenge. In this paper, a lambda cloud architecture and a scientific sharing platform used to archive and process highfrequency data are proposed. An application to the study of cattle behavior on pasture on the basis of the data recorded with the IMU of iPhones 4S is exemplified. The package comes also with a web interface to encode the actual behavior observed on videos and to synchronize observations with the sensor signals. Finally, the use of fog computing on the iPhone reduced by 42% on average the size of the raw data by eliminating redundancies. [less ▲]

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See detailImpact de l’érosion sur l’envasement des barrages, la recharge des nappes phréatiques côtières et les intrusions marines dans la zone semi-aride méditerranéenne : cas du barrage de Boukourdane (Algérie)
Tadrist, Nassima ULiege; Debauche, Olivier ULiege

in Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement = Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment (2016), 20(4), 453-467

Description of the subject. Water erosion is a particularly important issue, especially in the Mediterranean and semi-arid zone. This zone is characterized by irregular rainfall patterns, which have a ... [more ▼]

Description of the subject. Water erosion is a particularly important issue, especially in the Mediterranean and semi-arid zone. This zone is characterized by irregular rainfall patterns, which have a considerable influence on soil loss. In mountainous areas, water erosion phenomena are accentuated by steep slopes and low ground cover. The dams draining these areas undergound siltation linked to significant erosion. The silting of the dams drastically limits their capacity and thus their operating life. When used for recharging aquifers, the resuspension of fine particles may accumulate in the recharge areas and reduce infiltration capacity by clogging soil porosity. This leads to a significant reduction of groundwater levels. Additionally, groundwater situated in the coastal zone is submitted to intensive pumping. These two phenomena make groundwater particularly sensitive to marine intrusions. Objectives. This article aims, on the one hand to quantify the rate of siltation in the case of the Boukourdane dam (northern Algeria), which is used to recharge groundwater. On the other hand, the article also shows the reduction in permeability in the capturing field with the current management of releases. Method. Solid rates were set in relation to the liquid flow and sediment concentration occasionally taken from the wadi. The relation established made it possible to evaluate the solid contributions to the dam of Boukourdane. The impact of the releases on recharging the well field was evaluated by grouping wells and the well field mushrooms using heuristic k-means. Regressions were applied to the piezometric variations of each group. Results. This dam is fed by a catchment area of 156 km². Sediment transport was estimated from empirical formulas. The specific degradation rate was estimated at 366 t.km-2.year-1 during the 1993 to 2005 period. The increase in the frequency of extreme rainfall resulted in an increase in the soil erosion rate to 446 t.km-2.year-1 during the 1993 to 2013 period. The volume of sediments accumulated in the dam reached 8.104 m³.year-1 and 11.104 m³.year-1 respectively during these two periods. Conclusions. A change in the management of current releases has a positive impact on the partial restoration of the hydraulic conductivity and de facto, on the fight against marine intrusion. [less ▲]

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See detailInternet of Things
Debauche, Olivier ULiege; Mahmoudi, Saïd; Belarbi, Mohammed Amin et al

Conference (2016, January)

Internet of Things is becoming widely present in our daily life. In fact, more and more devices able to interact together have been recently designed and launched in the market.

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See detailModeling using the SWAT model of water flow and transport in suspension in the watershed of the valley of Wadi El-Hachem
Tadrist, Nassima ULiege; DEBAUCHE, OLIVIER ULiege; Degré, Aurore ULiege et al

Poster (2014, May 12)

In the Maghreb, dams regularly suffer from excessive siltation due to erosion problems present in the catchment areas. The origins of this erosion are multiple: land use, deforestation, land affectation ... [more ▼]

In the Maghreb, dams regularly suffer from excessive siltation due to erosion problems present in the catchment areas. The origins of this erosion are multiple: land use, deforestation, land affectation , ... Hydrology coupled with geographic information systems allows using distributed and physically based models to predict the evolution of siltation of dams. The application of these models in Algeria will finally predict the impact of anti-erosion measures, land use patterns on the siltation of dams accurately estimating the amount of sediment produced by erosion runoff and the degree of filling. A methodology based on the map data (digital terrain model, map soil science, geology map and mapping of land use) and daily meteorological data (temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, solar radiation) is being development and testing of the dam Bourkourdane. The SWAT model is used to predict the amount of sediment accumulating in the dam, the water flow rate inbound, outbound, and the volumes of water and sediment stored in the dam. Adequate management of releases, coupled with better management of erosion upstream of the dam will extend the life of dams Algerians. Especially for Boukourdane, improved management of releases is paramount to improve groundwater recharge, fight against the intrusion of marine waters and prevent the accumulation of fine particles that reduce soil permeability. [less ▲]

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See detailLa modélisation à l’aide du modèle SWAT des flux hydriques et du transport en suspension sur le bassin versant de la vallée de l’oued EL-Hachem
Tadrist, Nassima ULiege; Debauche, Olivier ULiege

in Revue des Régions Arides (2014)

Dans le Maghreb, les barrages souffrent régulièrement d’un envasement excessif lié aux problèmes d’érosion présent dans les impluviums situés en amont des barrages. Les origines de cette érosion sont ... [more ▼]

Dans le Maghreb, les barrages souffrent régulièrement d’un envasement excessif lié aux problèmes d’érosion présent dans les impluviums situés en amont des barrages. Les origines de cette érosion sont multiples : aménagement du territoire, déforestation, affectation des terres,… L’hydrologie couplée aux systèmes d’informations géographiques permet à l’aide de modèles distribués et physiquement basés de prédire l’évolution de l’envasement des barrages. L’application de ces modèles en Algérie permettra à terme, de prédire l’impact d’aménagement anti érosifs, de schémas d’aménagement du territoire sur l’envasement des barrages en estimant précisément la quantité de sédiments produit par l’érosion par ruissellement ainsi que le taux de remplissage. Une méthodologie basée sur les données cartographiques (modèle numérique de terrain, carte pédologie, carte géologie et la cartographie d’occupation du sol) ainsi que les données météorologiques journalières (température, humidité relative, vitesse du vent, radiation solaire) est en cours d’élaboration et de test sur le barrage de Bourkourdane. Cette méthodologie utilise le modèles SWAT Le modèle SWAT est utilisé pour prédire la quantité de sédiment s’accumulant dans le barrage, les flux hydriques débit entrants, sortants, ainsi que les volumes d’eau et de sédiments stockés dans le barrage. Une gestion adéquates des lâchers, couplée à une meilleure gestion de l’érosion en amont du barrage permettra d’allonger la durée de vie des barrages Algériens. Plus particulièrement pour le barrage de Boukourdane, une amélioration de la gestion des lâchers est primordiale pour améliorer la recharge de la nappe, lutter contre l’intrusion des eaux marines, et prévenir l’accumulation des particules fines qui réduisent la perméabilité du sol. [less ▲]

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See detailLE TRANSPORT SOLIDE DANS L’OUED EL-HACHEM ET SES EFFETS SUR LA RECHARGE DE LA NAPPE À PARTIR DES LACHERS DU BARRAGE DE BOUKOURDANE (Nord de l’Algérie)
Tadrist, Nassima ULiege; Debauche, Olivier ULiege

Poster (2013, December 18)

L’érosion hydrique et l’envasement des retenues des barrages en Algérie qui atteint des volumes élevés, causée par le transport solide (en suspension et par charriage) dans l'oued El-Hachem.L’étude ... [more ▼]

L’érosion hydrique et l’envasement des retenues des barrages en Algérie qui atteint des volumes élevés, causée par le transport solide (en suspension et par charriage) dans l'oued El-Hachem.L’étude consiste à étudier le transport de sédiments avant et après la réalisation du barrage de Boukourdane de façon à mettre en évidence la gravité de ce processus d’envasement sur la réduction du réservoir du barrage et sur l’hydraulique de l’oued à l’aval de l’ouvrage. Les résultats obtenus, montrent que le transport solide dans l’oued El-Hachem est relativement faible ; par conséquent la vitesse de sédimentation est lente dans la retenue. Cela se répercute sur la concentration dans les lâchers d’eau qui opèrent périodiquement par la vanne de fond du barrage qui devient très faible. Cette dernière n’a pas donc d’effet sur le colmatage du fond alluvionnaire de l’oued. L’étude de la recharge de la nappe à l’aval du barrage par ces lâchers confirme ce résultat. [less ▲]

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See detailClimwat 2.0 & Cropwat 8.0
Debauche, Olivier ULiege; Tadrist, Nassima ULiege

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See detailCiterne d’eau de pluie et effet sur le débit à l’exutoire du bassin versant de l’Orneau dans la région de Gembloux (Belgique
Xanthoulis, Dimitri ULiege; Debauche, Olivier ULiege; Fonder, Nathalie et al

in Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement = Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment [=BASE] (2011), 15(2), 239-249

This study participates to the quantitative balance of rain water domestic use. It aims towards an optimal design of rain barrels volume, the feasibility of soil infiltration techniques with excess of ... [more ▼]

This study participates to the quantitative balance of rain water domestic use. It aims towards an optimal design of rain barrels volume, the feasibility of soil infiltration techniques with excess of water and the impact assessment of rain barrel on the decrease of peak flow in a pilot rural watershed of 9 km², considering the chronology of precipitation events. The parameters that are considered are the roofs area, the number of inhabitants in the house, the average daily rainfall water consumption, and the local pluviometry. In order to design the infiltration structure associated with the rain barrel, the volume of rainfall excess from the rain barrel needs to be evaluated. Afterwards, the infiltration structure may be dimensioned according to the soil infiltration characteristics. We assume that 75 litres, out of the 115 litres daily consumed by each inhabitant, are coming from the rain barrel and the remainder (40 litres) is drawn from the drinking water distribution network. Calculations are carried out for roofs of 100, 135, 170 and 200 m², for a consumption of water ranging between 150 and 1150 L.day-1.house-1 and for rain barrels of 5, 10 and 20 m³. It appears that if correctly designed private rain barrel allow an opportune water use in households, the effect on flood reduction is, however, limited considering the relative low importance of the collecting surface (1.3% of the watershed surface). [less ▲]

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See detailStatistique des extremes dans les bassins faiblement jauges: application d'un modele global pluie-debit a cinq bassins versants en region wallonne (Belgique).
Degre, Aurore ULiege; Dautrebande, Sylvia; Sohier, Catherine ULiege et al

in Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement = Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment [=BASE] (2008), 12(4), 379-391

The RS-PDM© model generates flows in time series on the basis of observed rainfall after self-calibration which is based on short period of observed rainfall and flow. This is done with daily or hourly ... [more ▼]

The RS-PDM© model generates flows in time series on the basis of observed rainfall after self-calibration which is based on short period of observed rainfall and flow. This is done with daily or hourly data. The study highlights the capacity of the RS-PDM© model to simulate extreme flows in poorly gauged basins in Walloon region on the basis of observed rains and of a short period of observed flows. Concerning the time series, it was highlighted an important dispersion of the flows simulated for a given observed flow even for daily or hourly data. The Nash criteria varied between 0.59 and 0.92. However, the flows simulated via RS-PDM© make it possible to adjust a statistical distribution of extremes flows (Gumbel law) close to the statistic obtained with a long period of gauging. So, if the simulations realized by mean of this model present poor to acceptable performances concerning the time series simulations, they permit to obtain rapidly quite good statistics of extremes flows on the basis of a short gauging period. [less ▲]

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See detailStatistics of extremes in poorly gauged basins; contribution of the probability distributed model
Degre, Aurore ULiege; Dautrebande, Sylvia; Sohier, Catherine ULiege et al

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See detailSchéma directeur intégré pour la préservation de la qualité de l’eau et la valorisation écologique des lacs de l’Eau d’Heure dans le cadre du développement touristique et économique du site
Everbecq, Etienne ULiege; Deliège, Jean-François ULiege; Bourouag, Mohamed ULiege et al

Report (2005)

Schéma directeur intégré pour la préservation de la qualité de l’eau et la valorisation écologique des lacs de l’Eau d’Heure dans le cadre du développement touristique et économique du site Les barrages ... [more ▼]

Schéma directeur intégré pour la préservation de la qualité de l’eau et la valorisation écologique des lacs de l’Eau d’Heure dans le cadre du développement touristique et économique du site Les barrages de l'Eau d'Heure (cinq plans d’eau, dont deux principaux liés à la construction des deux grands barrages de la Plate Taille et de l'Eau d'Heure) ont comme but principal de soutenir le débit d’étiage de la Sambre, tout en contribuant à réduire les effets des pollutions urbaines et industrielles résiduelles et à soutenir le débit du canal Charleroi-Bruxelles. Outre ces fonctions, le complexe "Eau d'Heure" représente un attrait touristique indéniable. Des infrastructures touristiques importantes ont été construites, elles constituent un risque pour la qualité de l'eau et de l'environnement. Le niveau de qualité de l'eau est préoccupant pour certains lacs ; aussi, dans l'esprit du « Phasing out » de l'objectif 1, il était urgent d'entreprendre des actions au niveau environnemental pour revaloriser le site des lacs de d'Eau d'Heure, aussi bien au niveau du potentiel touristique que de la qualité environnementale en tant que telle. Le "Schéma directeur intégré pour la préservation de la qualité de l'eau et la valorisation écologique des lacs de l'Eau d'Heure dans le cadre du développement touristique et économique du site" est un projet financé par la Région wallonne et par le fonds européen FEDER. Le programme s’est étalé sur trois ans de 2002 à 2004. Dans une première phase (2 ans), un bilan complet de la qualité des eaux a été dressé : niveau d’eutrophisation, bilan des apports d’eau par le bassin versant (ruissellement, écoulements souterrains ou nappes aquifères), bilan des apports de matières organiques et de nutriments en fonction des activités humaines (notamment agricoles). Le fonctionnement écologique de tout le système a aussi fait l’objet d’études détaillées. Le lien entre tous ces éléments, assuré par une modélisation mathématique, a permis de dégager des actions susceptibles de contrôler l’eutrophisation afin de restaurer les milieux naturels et les biocénoses. Durant la deuxième phase, des recommandations de gestion ont été formulées. Le projet était construit sur un partenariat entre IGRETEC et deux institutions universitaires (FUNDP-URBO/GIREA et ULg-Centre Environnement), en relation avec les communes, les administrations wallonnes (MET, DGRNE, DGATLP, Commissariat au Tourisme …) ainsi qu’avec les gestionnaires (MET, AGLEH). Une "Plaquette" est annexée à cette référence, cf. section 'Adjuvant". Elle a été réalisée par le GIREA (Verniers, G. et Leroy, P.) et le URBO (Sarmento, H.) de la FUNDP, et décrit en synthèse les tâches réalisées au cours de cette étude par l'ensemble des partenaires scientifiques. [less ▲]

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