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See detailÉduCoP case study: the Community of Practice of learners in Educational Sciences at the University of Liège.
Denis, Brigitte ULg; Bomgart, Marie-Laure ULg

in Hodgson; Jones, C; de Laat, J (Eds.) et al Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Networked Learning 2012 (2012, April 03)

The concept of Community of Practice (CoP) takes nowadays a great part in the formal or informal learning domain. In addition, computerised tools are often used to sustain the activities of these ... [more ▼]

The concept of Community of Practice (CoP) takes nowadays a great part in the formal or informal learning domain. In addition, computerised tools are often used to sustain the activities of these communities (Wenger, White & Smith, 2009). The ÉduCoP case study deals with the creation and the animation process of a CoP that was launched in 2010 at the University of Liège. Initiated by a master student in educational sciences, it aims at developing and making durable a community of practice composed of learners in this field and supported by Information and Communication Technologies. This paper presents several actions undertaken to develop this CoP: the analysis of the potential members' needs, stakes and motivations of students to enrol in this project; the choice of useful and usable technological tools to provide them (here, the eGroupWare platform) and the training sessions linked to its efficient uses; the activities conducted to develop the CoP's members identity and to lead them to debate about common topics, to produce and share resources. The CoP's evolution was observed through qualitative and quantitative data collection processes (e.g. interviews about the members' implication and roles, support from animator, obstacles, feeling to belong to a CoP, analysis of the topics presented in the posted documents and messages, uses of the technological tools, frequency of connection...). The results are discussed here and perspectives are evoked for this CoP. If the actions undertaken show encouraging results, neverthless obstacles to the creation and the evolution of such a CoP have been identified (e.g. lack of technological culture among some members, reluctance to share personal productions). Some perspectives are considered to overcome these problems. Since October 2011, this initiative has been recognised at the institutional level: the university is interested in lessons learned in order to implement CoP into other faculties that would be willing to start networking and create communities of learners or of practice. [less ▲]

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See detailLa querelle territoriale entre Samos et Priène : réponse à une invitation au débat
Famerie, Etienne ULg

Scientific conference (2012, April 03)

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See detailStochastic Dimension Reduction Techniques for Uncertainty Quantification of Multiphysics Systems
Phipps, Eric; Arnst, Maarten ULg; Constantine, Paul et al

Conference (2012, April 02)

Uncertainty quantification of multiphysics systems represents numerous mathematical and computational challenges. Indeed, uncertainties that arise in each physics in a fully coupled system must be ... [more ▼]

Uncertainty quantification of multiphysics systems represents numerous mathematical and computational challenges. Indeed, uncertainties that arise in each physics in a fully coupled system must be captured throughout the whole system, the so-called curse of dimensionality. We present techniques for mitigating the curse of dimensionality in network-coupled multiphysics systems by using the structure of the network to transform uncertainty representations as they pass between components. Examples from the simulation of nuclear power plants will be discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailDimension Reduction and Measure Transformation in Stochastic Multiphysics Modeling
Arnst, Maarten ULg; Ghanem, Roger; Phipps, Eric et al

Conference (2012, April 02)

We present a computational framework based on stochastic expansion methods for the efficient propagation of uncertainties through multiphysics models. The framework leverages an adaptation of the Karhunen ... [more ▼]

We present a computational framework based on stochastic expansion methods for the efficient propagation of uncertainties through multiphysics models. The framework leverages an adaptation of the Karhunen-Loeve decomposition to extract a low-dimensional representation of information passed from component to component in a stochastic coupled model. After a measure transformation, the reduced-dimensional interface thus created enables a more efficient solution in a reduced-dimensional space. We demonstrate the proposed approach on an illustration problem from nuclear engineering [less ▲]

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See detailNanotechnologies. Qu'est devenu le principe de précaution?
Thoreau, François ULg; Feltz, Bernard

Article for general public (2012)

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See detailLes dysphasies : sémiologie et hypothèses explicatives
Maillart, Christelle ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2012)

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See detailSimuler la ressource forestière à l'échelle d'un massif : application de SIMMEM et GYMNOS
Ligot, Gauthier ULg; Vallet, Patrick; Perin, Jérôme ULg et al

Conference (2012, April 02)

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See detailInstitutional Change and Legislative Stability: Explicit and Contested Decision-Making in the EU Council (1995-2010)
Van Aken, Wim ULg

E-print/Working paper (2012)

In contrast to general expectations the growth of EU membership as well as European treaty reform has not had any significant impact on the Council’s overall legislative and roll call activity. On the ... [more ▼]

In contrast to general expectations the growth of EU membership as well as European treaty reform has not had any significant impact on the Council’s overall legislative and roll call activity. On the basis of a new dataset representing the total population of public roll calls and recorded votes in the Council this paper explains why the EU Council has been so successful in guaranteeing legislative and roll call stability between 1995 and 2010. The quantitative and qualitative analysis finds that frontloading legislation, changing voting behaviour, reinforcement of existing coalition patterns and the successful adjustment of newer Member States to the EU Council have contributed to the EU Council’s decision-making capacity during the observed 16 years. In explaining the apparent contradiction between institutional change and the Council’s legislative stability this paper contributes to our knowledge of the functioning, the decision-making processes and the geography of contestation in the EU Council. [less ▲]

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See detailQuels modes de gouvernance pour la PMI tunisienne? Les enseignements de la littérature
Ghorbel, Jihene ULg; Van Caillie, Didier ULg

Conference (2012, April 02)

Les Petites et Moyennes Entreprises (PME), et tout particulièrement les Petites et Moyennes Industries (PMI), constituent un des piliers de l’économie tunisienne. Néanmoins, malgré l’abondance des études ... [more ▼]

Les Petites et Moyennes Entreprises (PME), et tout particulièrement les Petites et Moyennes Industries (PMI), constituent un des piliers de l’économie tunisienne. Néanmoins, malgré l’abondance des études consacrées aux PME dans le monde, rares sont les recherches scientifiques qui portent sur les spécificités des PME industrielles dans ce contexte géographique donné. Simultanément, face au phénomène de mondialisation croissante de l'économie et aux crises économiques et financières qui marquent la vie économique mondiale en cette première décennie du nouveau millénaire, un consensus émerge dans la littérature conduisant au constat que les PME et les PMI doivent impérativement renforcer et améliorer à la fois leurs systèmes de contrôle et de gouvernance si elles veulent jouer un rôle majeur dans leur tissu économique respectif et si elles souhaitent consolider leur crédibilité auprès de l'ensemble de leurs partenaires externes (banquiers, Pouvoirs Publics, organes de contrôle externes, ...). Notre contribution se propose dès lors, à partir d’une analyse de la littérature relativement limitée spécifique à l'objet de recherche particulier que constitue la PMI tunisienne, de mettre en évidence les spécificités de la PMI tunisienne et ses conséquences sur le design d'un système de gouvernance qui permettrait d'asseoir leur crédibilité et donc leur assise dans le paysage économique tunisien. [less ▲]

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See detailDamping rates of solar-like oscillations across the HR diagram. Theoretical calculations confronted to CoRoT and Kepler observations
Belkacem, K.; Dupret, Marc-Antoine ULg; Baudin, F. et al

in Astronomy and Astrophysics (2012), 540

The space-borne missions CoRoT and Kepler are providing a rich harvest of high-quality constraints on solar-like pulsators. Among the seismic parameters, mode damping rates remains poorly understood and ... [more ▼]

The space-borne missions CoRoT and Kepler are providing a rich harvest of high-quality constraints on solar-like pulsators. Among the seismic parameters, mode damping rates remains poorly understood and are thus barely used to infer the physical properties of stars. Nevertheless, thanks to the CoRoT and Kepler spacecrafts it is now possible to measure damping rates for hundreds of main-sequence and thousands of red-giant stars with unprecedented precision. By using a non-adiabatic pulsation code including a time-dependent convection treatment, we compute damping rates for stellar models that are representative of solar-like pulsators from the main-sequence to the red-giant phase. This allows us to reproduce the observations of both CoRoT and Kepler, which validates our modeling of mode damping rates and thus the underlying physical mechanisms included in the modeling. By considering the perturbations of turbulent pressure and entropy (including the perturbation of the dissipation rate of turbulent energy into heat) by the oscillation in our computation, we succeed in reproducing the observed relation between damping rates and effective temperature. Moreover, we discuss the physical reasons for mode damping rates to scale with effective temperature, as observationally exhibited. Finally, this opens the way for the use of mode damping rates to probe turbulent convection in solar-like stars. [less ▲]

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See detailThree quasi-stellar objects acting as strong gravitational lenses
Courbin, F.; Faure, C.; Djorgovski, S. G. et al

in Astronomy and Astrophysics (2012), 540

We report the discovery of three new cases of quasi-stellar objects (QSOs) acting as strong gravitational lenses on background emission line galaxies: SDSS J0827+5224 (z[SUB]QSO[/SUB] = 0.293, z[SUB]s ... [more ▼]

We report the discovery of three new cases of quasi-stellar objects (QSOs) acting as strong gravitational lenses on background emission line galaxies: SDSS J0827+5224 (z[SUB]QSO[/SUB] = 0.293, z[SUB]s[/SUB] = 0.412), SDSS J0919+2720 (z[SUB]QSO[/SUB] = 0.209, z[SUB]s[/SUB] = 0.558), SDSS J1005+4016 (z[SUB]QSO[/SUB] = 0.230, z[SUB]s[/SUB] = 0.441). The selection was carried out using a sample of 22,298 SDSS spectra displaying at least four emission lines at a redshift beyond that of the foreground QSO. The lensing nature is confirmed from Keck imaging and spectroscopy, as well as from HST/WFC3 imaging in the F475W and F814W filters. Two of the QSOs have face-on spiral host galaxies and the third is a QSO+galaxy pair. The velocity dispersion of the host galaxies, inferred from simple lens modeling, is between σ = 210 and 285 km s[SUP]-1[/SUP], making these host galaxies comparable in mass with the SLACS sample of early-type strong lenses. Based on data obtained at the W. M. Keck Observatory, which is operated as a scientific partnership among the California Institute of Technology, the University of California and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The Observatory was made possible by the generous financial support of the W. M. Keck Foundation. Also based on observations made with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, obtained at the Space Telescope Science Institute, which is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc., under NASA contract NAS 5-26555. These observations are associated with program #GO12233. [less ▲]

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See detailBarrier towards vortex redistribution in a partially nanopatterned superconductor
Shaw, Gorky ULg

Scientific conference (2012, April 01)

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See detailDes racines au faîte : Hubert Nyssen romancier
Durand, Pascal ULg

in Bon-A-Tirer : Revue Littéraire en Ligne (2012), 156

Aspects esthétiques et politiques de l'imaginaire romanesque d'Hubert Nyssen, par ailleurs fondateur des éditions Actes Sud.

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See detailMilk production of Holsteins under Mediterranean conditions: case of the Tunisian population
Ben Gara, Abderrahmen; Borni, Jemmali; Hammami, Hedi ULg et al

in Rekik, Boulbaba (Ed.) Milk Production (2012)

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