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See detailWeighted Banzhaf power and interaction indexes through weighted approximations of games
Marichal, Jean-Luc; Mathonet, Pierre ULg

in European Journal of Operational Research (2011), 211

The Banzhaf power index was introduced in cooperative game theory to measure the real power of players in a game. The Banzhaf interaction index was then proposed to measure the interaction degree inside ... [more ▼]

The Banzhaf power index was introduced in cooperative game theory to measure the real power of players in a game. The Banzhaf interaction index was then proposed to measure the interaction degree inside coalitions of players. It was shown that the power and interaction indexes can be obtained as solutions of a standard least squares approximation problem for pseudo-Boolean functions. Considering certain weighted versions of this approximation problem, we define a class of weighted interaction indexes that generalize the Banzhaf interaction index. We show that these indexes define a subclass of the family of probabilistic interaction indexes and study their most important properties. Finally, we give an interpretation of the Banzhaf and Shapley interaction indexes as centers of mass of this subclass of interaction indexes. [less ▲]

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See detailSentiment d’altérité dans la correspondance de Rousseau en 1762
Biquet, Stéphanie ULg

in Turekova, Andrea (Ed.) Conférence internationale Autre - Autrui - Altérité (2011)

Jean-Jacques Rousseau est né avec la conscience de son altérité : fils d’horloger, citoyen de Genève, il se sent dès son plus jeune âge différent du monde qui l’entoure. Par sa « réforme » au début des ... [more ▼]

Jean-Jacques Rousseau est né avec la conscience de son altérité : fils d’horloger, citoyen de Genève, il se sent dès son plus jeune âge différent du monde qui l’entoure. Par sa « réforme » au début des années 1750, il transformera officiellement cette altérité en faire-valoir. Pourtant, quand résonne le glas de la condamnation de ses œuvres (Émile et le Contrat social) en 1762, l’homme jusque-là différent, se sent étranger, incompris, seul contre tous, comme en témoigne sa correspondance. Cet article se donne pour objectif d’étudier ce sentiment d’altérité et d’étrangeté à travers la correspondance personnelle de Jean-Jacques Rousseau de 1762 à 1765 (soit de la condamnation de l’Émile et du Contrat social jusqu'au départ pour l’Angleterre chez David Hume). [less ▲]

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See detailLong-expected! - First record of demosponge-type spicules in a Devonian stromatoporoid (Frasnian, Belgium).
Da Silva, Anne-Christine ULg; Kershaw, Stephen; Boulvain, Frédéric ULg et al

in Kölner Forum für Geologie und Paläontologie (2011), 19

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See detailLe modèle de croissance katangais face à la crise financière mondiale : enjeux en termes d'emploi
Lapeyre, Frédéric; Lebailly, Philippe ULg; Musewa M'Bayo, Laki et al

Book published by Bureau International du Travail (2011)

La crise financière mondiale qui a éclaté en 2008 et les effets désastreux qu’elle a occasionnés sur le secteur minier en RDC (qui avait été placé au centre des politiques de croissance et de lutte contre ... [more ▼]

La crise financière mondiale qui a éclaté en 2008 et les effets désastreux qu’elle a occasionnés sur le secteur minier en RDC (qui avait été placé au centre des politiques de croissance et de lutte contre la pauvreté) posent avec encore plus d’acuité la question de la diversification de la structure économique dans une province comme le Katanga. Au problème de la vulnérabilité d’un tel modèle de croissance s’ajoute le constat qui est fait dans cette étude du manque d’effet d’entrainement de l’activité des grands groupes miniers sur le reste de l’économie locale, en termes de développement des capacités productives et de création d’emplois. [less ▲]

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See detailCamel Trekking for non motile bacteria
Rigali, Sébastien ULg

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See detailDynamics of skin barrier repair following preconditioning by a biotechnology-driven extract from samphire (Crithmum maritimum) stem cells.
CAUCANAS, Marie ULg; Montastier, Christiane; Pierard, Gérald ULg et al

in Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology (2011), 10(4), 288-93

Background With aging, the barrier repair kinetics following any weakening of the epidermal permeability barrier function is commonly slowed down. Objective To assess the recovery rate of the epidermal ... [more ▼]

Background With aging, the barrier repair kinetics following any weakening of the epidermal permeability barrier function is commonly slowed down. Objective To assess the recovery rate of the epidermal permeability barrier function following controlled stripping and applications of samphire and control formulations. Method In 12 healthy subjects older than 50 years, controlled stratum corneum (SC) strippings were used to increase the transepidermal water loss (TEWL) just above 15 g/m(2) /h. This procedure followed a 14-day skin preconditioning by daily applications of formulations enriched or not with a samphire (Crithmum maritimum) biomass. An untreated skin site served as control. The epidermal permeability repair kinetics was assessed for 14 days by daily measurements of both TEWL and the colorimetric value a*. Results A rapid (96 h) recovery to lower TEWL values was obtained at each of the samphire-preconditioned sites (0.1% serum, 0.05% cream, the serum-cream association, and 0.5% silicone oil). This process was significantly (P < 0.001) faster than that on both the placebo-preconditioned (silicone oil) and the untreated sites. No adverse inflammatory and sensory reactions were recorded. At the sites preconditioned by samphire formulations, the SC moisture (capacitance) was higher at completion of the study compared to inclusion. Conclusions The present experimental pilot study brings some clues supporting a beneficial boosting effect of samphire cell biomass on the kinetics of epidermal permeability barrier repair. [less ▲]

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See detailCharacterization of hemicellulosic fractions from spelt hull extracted by different methods
Escarnot, Emmanuelle; Aguedo, Mario ULg; Paquot, Michel ULg

in Carbohydrate Polymers (2011), 85

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See detailPhysico-chemical and morphological properties of current particulated biomaterials used in alveolar bone augmentations: a review.
LAMBERT, France ULg; Layrolle, Pierre; ROMPEN, Eric ULg et al

in Journal of Osteology and Biomaterials (2011), 2

The efficacy of grafting materials for alveolar bone regeneration procedures has been repeatedly corroborated by clinical and scientific evidence. Although an ever growing number of biomaterials are ... [more ▼]

The efficacy of grafting materials for alveolar bone regeneration procedures has been repeatedly corroborated by clinical and scientific evidence. Although an ever growing number of biomaterials are available on the market, the origins, material characteristics, bioactivity and osteoconductive properties of these products are not always known by clinicians, hence often hampering an adequate product selection. The purpose of this contribution was to provide an overview of five different types of osteoconductive grafting materials frequently used in dentistry (Bio-Oss®, Cerasorb M™, Bone Ceramic®, Natix®, Genos®) and to summarize their physico-chemical and morphological characteristics at the macro- and micro-scale. Furthermore, the influence of these properties on the in vivo behaviour of these biomaterials is discussed. The results of this study are presented as data sheets, which may prove helpful for clinicians in the design of their treatment strategies. [less ▲]

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See detailLa répression du négationnisme en Belgique : de la réussite législative au blocage politique
Grandjean, Geoffrey ULg

in Droit et Société (2011), 1(77), 137-160

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See detailTropfenpopulationsbilanzen zur Auslegung von Extraktionskolonnen
Adinata, Donni; Ayesteran, José M.; Buchbender, Florian et al

in Chemie Ingenieur Technik (2011), 83(7), 952964

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See detailLes Codes La Charte. Droit international conventionnel et Droit administratif
Bourgeois, Marc ULg; Behrendt, Christian ULg; Lewalle, Paul ULg et al

Book published by La Charte (2011)

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See detailReciprocal interactions between wakefulness and sleep influence global and regional brain activity
Muto, Vincenzo ULg; Mascetti, Laura ULg; Matarazzo, Luca et al

in Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry (2011), 11(19), 2403-13

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See detailInfluence of zirconia framework thickness on residual stress profile in veneering ceramic: Measurement by hole-drilling.
MAINJOT, Amélie ULg; Schajer, G. S.; Vanheusden, Alain ULg et al

in Dental Materials (2011)

OBJECTIVES: Framework design is reported to influence chipping in zirconia-based restorations, which is an important cause of failure of such restorations. Residual stress profile in the veneering ceramic ... [more ▼]

OBJECTIVES: Framework design is reported to influence chipping in zirconia-based restorations, which is an important cause of failure of such restorations. Residual stress profile in the veneering ceramic after the manufacturing process is an important predictive factor of the mechanical behavior of the material. The objective of this study is to investigate the influence of framework thickness on the stress profile measured in zirconia-based structures. METHODS: The stress profile was measured with the hole-drilling method in bilayered disc samples of 20mm diameter with a 1.5mm thick veneering ceramic layer. Six different framework thicknesses from 0.5mm to 3mm were studied. Two different cooling procedures were also investigated. RESULTS: Compressive stresses were observed in the surface, and tensile stresses in the depth of most of the samples. The slow cooling procedure was found to promote the development of interior tensile stresses, except for the sample with a 3mm thick framework. With the tempering procedure, samples with a 1.5mm thick framework exhibited the most favorable stress profile, while thicker and thinner frameworks exhibited respectively in surface or interior tensile stresses. Significance: The measurements performed highlight the importance of framework thickness, which determine the nature of stresses and can explain clinical failures encountered, especially with thin frameworks. The adequate ratio between veneering ceramic and zirconia is hard to define, restricting the range of indications of zirconia-based restorations until a better understanding of such a delicate veneering process is achieved. [less ▲]

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See detailField trip 3: Uppermost Devonian and Lower Carboniferous of Southern Belgium
Poty, Edouard ULg; Aretz, Markus; Denayer, Julien ULg

in Kölner Forum für Geologie und Paläontologie (2011), 20

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See detailExposition
Desvallées, André; Schärer, Martin; Drouguet, Noémie ULg

in Mairesse, François; Desvallées, André (Eds.) Dictionnaire encyclopédique de muséologie (2011)

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See detailMitotic spindle: focus on the function of huntingtin
Godin, Juliette ULg; Humbert, Sandrine

in International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology (2011), 43(6), 852-856

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See detailMotives to begin physical education studies. Comparative analysis in Algeria and Wallonia
Kerfes, Nabil; Alem, Jaouad; Cloes, Marc ULg

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There are many reasons explaining why students choose one professional project and/or an academic programme. Usually, they consider higher education according to various aspects focusing on the content of ... [more ▼]

There are many reasons explaining why students choose one professional project and/or an academic programme. Usually, they consider higher education according to various aspects focusing on the content of the programme as well as on professions to which the latter leads. This study is in the field on comparative education. It offers a comprehensive reading of two education systems in a spirit of openness and expansion of knowledge. With inspiration from two studies conducted in the education of physical educators in very different cultural contexts (Research Group MJS, 1993, for Algeria – Groupe de recherche interuniversitaire, 2003, for French-speaking Belgium), we have assumed that the students’ motives for registering in studies in physical education should differ considerably. The purpose of this research has therefore been to determine the reasons motivating students to begin a physical education programme at the university or at a non university context. Our research was based, firstly, on the analysis of official texts concerning the organization of higher education in the field of physical education and, secondly, on data collected from the actions involved in four educational institutions, two in the Algiers region and two in the Liege region. In both cultural contexts, one institution belonged to one university and the other one was organized in a non university context. Our results relate to a total sample of 290 subjects (40 members of teaching staffs, 108 students and 142 graduates). The staff members were interviewed while the subjects of two other groups have responded to questionnaires. The Arabic version of each instrument was translated from an original French version. One expert has assured the validity check. In this paper, we are focusing our attention on the analysis of the responses provided by the three types of actors to a question aiming to identify, through four levels Lickert scales, the degree of importance accorded by subject to nine reasons of registration for studies in physical education. Answer were encoded in a computer database and processed using the Statistica software (Stat Soft, 2006). No significant difference was identified when comparing the answers of respondents. However, we noticed that the love of sport and the desire to do sport belonged to the most important reasons for the registration of the new students for training programs in physical education. Cultural context does not seem to affect the opinions of the subjects. [less ▲]

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