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See detailA Framework for Simulation Bases Design of Ship Structures
Rigo, Philippe ULg; Karr, D.; Na, S. S. et al

in Ship Production Symposium’2001, SNAME: Ypsilanti, Michigan ,USA, Paper #9, June 2001 (2001, June)

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See detailA framework for the complexity of high-multiplicity scheduling problems
Brauner, Nadia; Crama, Yves ULg; Grigoriev, Alexander et al

in Journal of Combinatorial Optimization (2005), 9(3), 313-323

The purpose of this note is to propose a complexity framework for the analysis of high multiplicity scheduling problems. Part of this framework relies on earlier work aiming at the definition of output ... [more ▼]

The purpose of this note is to propose a complexity framework for the analysis of high multiplicity scheduling problems. Part of this framework relies on earlier work aiming at the definition of output-sensitive complexity measures for the analysis of algorithms which produce "large" outputs. However, different classes emerge according as we look at schedules as sets of starting times, or as related single-valued mappings. [less ▲]

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See detailFramework for the Integration of Genomics, Epigenomics and Transcriptomics in Complex Diseases.
Pineda, Silvia; Gomez-Rubio, Paulina; Picornell, Antonio et al

in Human Heredity (2015), 79(3-4), 124-36

OBJECTIVES: Different types of '-omics' data are becoming available in the post-genome era; still a single -omics assessment provides limited insights to understand the biological mechanism of complex ... [more ▼]

OBJECTIVES: Different types of '-omics' data are becoming available in the post-genome era; still a single -omics assessment provides limited insights to understand the biological mechanism of complex diseases. Genomics, epigenomics and transcriptomics data provide insight into the molecular dysregulation of neoplastic diseases, among them urothelial bladder cancer (UBC). Here, we propose a detailed analytical framework necessary to achieve an adequate integration of the three sets of -omics data to ultimately identify previously hidden genetic mechanisms in UBC. METHODS: We built a multi-staged framework to study possible pair-wise combinations and integrated the data in three-way relationships. SNP genotypes, CpG methylation levels and gene expression levels were determined for a total of 70 individuals with UBC and with fresh tumour tissue available. RESULTS: We suggest two main hypothesis-based scenarios for gene regulation based on the -omics integration analysis, where DNA methylation affects gene expression and genetic variants co-regulate gene expression and DNA methylation. We identified several three-way trans-association 'hotspots' that are found at the molecular level and that deserve further studies. CONCLUSIONS: The proposed integrative framework allowed us to identify relationships at the whole-genome level providing some new biological insights and highlighting the importance of integrating -omics data. [less ▲]

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See detailFramework for the integration of genomics, epigenomics, and transcriptomics in complex diseases
Pineda San Juan, Silvia ULg; Gómez-Rubio, Paulina; Antoni, Picornell et al

in Human Heredity (2015)

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See detailA Framework for the Simultaneous Clearing of Multiple Markets within a Common Transmission System
Marinakis, Adamantios ULg; Rosehart, William; Van Cutsem, Thierry ULg

in Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE PES Power Tech conference (2009, July)

The possibility for market participants to place their bids in all the markets of an interconnection irrespective of where they are physically connected is investigated in this paper. A mechanism is ... [more ▼]

The possibility for market participants to place their bids in all the markets of an interconnection irrespective of where they are physically connected is investigated in this paper. A mechanism is proposed for managing the resulting congestion. It consists in iteratively sharing the transmission line capacities between the different market operators based each time on their present schedules. The algorithm is applied on a small test system. The results are assessed in terms of their property of being Nash equilibria and of their distance of the set of Pareto optimal operating points. [less ▲]

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See detailA Framework for the Taxonomy of Synthesis and Analysis Activities in Distributed System Design
Dubuis, Eric; Gotzhein; Hansson, Hans et al

in Speth, R. (Ed.) Research into Networks and Distributed Applications (1988, April)

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See detailA framework for the use of decision-support tools at various spatial scales for the management of irrigated agriculture in West-Africa
Wellens, Joost ULg; Traore, Farid; Diallo, Mamadou et al

in Agricultural Sciences (2013), 4 (8A)

The Kou watershed in south-western Burkina Faso has suffered from poor water management for several decades. Covering 1,800 km², this small watershed is the site of the second largest city in Burkina Faso ... [more ▼]

The Kou watershed in south-western Burkina Faso has suffered from poor water management for several decades. Covering 1,800 km², this small watershed is the site of the second largest city in Burkina Faso (Bobo-Dioulasso), a former State-run irrigated rice scheme and several informal agricultural zones. Notwithstanding the abundance of water resources, most water users regularly face water shortages due to a population increase and low irrigation inefficiency. Local stakeholders therefore need low-cost, easy-to-use decision-support tools to enable them to monitor and exploit the water resources to best advantage at different spatial and user levels. A top to bottom series of adapted water management tools has been successfully installed to address current problems, from watershed level (top) to individual field level (bottom), and including the 1,200 ha irrigated rice scheme. Remote sensing techniques have been developed to map the agricultural lands. Combined with data from a network of hydrologic gauging stations, regional water-use maps have been compiled. SIMIS software is being used for the public-private management of the irrigated rice scheme. A simple field-crop-water balance model, AquaCrop, is being used by extension workers to draft optimal irrigation charts. Day to day water use on irrigated plots was monitored by soil humidity and crop canopy measurements. Each water management tool is applied independently, requiring only limited data, but their combined results are contributing to improved integrated water management. [less ▲]

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See detailFramework for Threat Based Failure Rates in Transmission System Operation
Perkin, Samuel; Bjornsson, Gudjon; Baldursdottir, Iris et al

in Framework for Threat Based Failure Rates in Transmission System Operation (2016, February)

Reliability of electrical transmission systems isvpresently managed by applying the deterministic N-1 criterion, or some variant thereof. This means that transmission systems are designed with at least ... [more ▼]

Reliability of electrical transmission systems isvpresently managed by applying the deterministic N-1 criterion, or some variant thereof. This means that transmission systems are designed with at least one level of redundancy, regardless of the cost of doing so, or the severity of the risks they mitigate. In an operational context, the N-1 criterion provides a reliability target but it fails to accurately capture the dynamic nature of short-term threats to transmission systems. Ongoing research aims to overcome this shortcoming by proposing new probabilistic reliability criteria. Such new criteria are anticipated to rely heavily on component failure rate calculations. This paper provides a threat modelling framework, using the Icelandic transmission system as an example, highlighting the need for improved data collection and failure rate modelling. The feasibility of using threat credibility indicators to achieve spatio-temporal failure rates, given minimal data, is explored in a case study of the Icelandic transmission system. The paper closes with a discussion on the assumptions and simplifications that are implicitly made in the formulation, and the additional work required for such an approach to be included in existing practices. Specifically, this paper is concerned only with short term and real-time management of electrical transmission systems. [less ▲]

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See detailA framework for using decision-support tools at various spatial scales for the management of irrigated agriculture in semi-arid West-Africa
Wellens, Joost ULg

Doctoral thesis (2014)

The Kou watershed, situated in the Southwestern part of Burkina Faso, has succumbed since a couple of decades to a typical theater play of anarchistic water management. With its 1.800 km², this small ... [more ▼]

The Kou watershed, situated in the Southwestern part of Burkina Faso, has succumbed since a couple of decades to a typical theater play of anarchistic water management. With its 1.800 km², this small watershed includes the second largest city of Burkina Faso (Bobo-Dioulasso), a former state run irrigated rice scheme and several informal agricultural zones. Despite the abundance of water resources, most water users find themselves regularly faced with shortages due to an increase in population and low irrigation efficiencies. Local stakeholders are hence in need of easy to use and low-cost decision support tools for the monitoring and exploitation of the water resources at different spatial and user levels. A top-to-bottom string of adapted water management tools has successfully been installed to tackle the problems: from watershed (top) to field level (bottom), not to mention the 1200 ha irrigation scheme. Land use maps have been derived from satellite and aerial images. Combined with data from a network of hydrologic gauging stations, regional water use maps were established. Hot spots in inefficient water use could be geographically identified and more detailed actions undertaken. Scheme Information Management Information System (SIMIS) was put in place for the management of the regions irrigated rice scheme. A more equitable distribution for the ever diminishing available water resources could be elaborated. A public-private partnership was installed to guarantee its sustainability. Day to day water use on irrigated plots was monitored by soil humidity and crop canopy measurements. A simple field-crop-water balance model AquaCrop was calibrated and validated, and is used by extension workers to draft optimal irrigation charts. Each tool is applied independently, requiring only limited data; but their combined results contribute to an improved integrated water management. [less ▲]

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See detailA framework to identify housing location patterns using profile Hidden Markov Models
Saadi, Ismaïl ULg; Liu, Feng; El Saeid Mustafa, Ahmed Mohamed ULg et al

in Advanced Science Letters (2016), 22(9), 2117-2121

The determination of comprehensive activity-travel patterns is important in the context of agent-based micro-simulation modelling. This paper presents an improved method based on profile Hidden Markov ... [more ▼]

The determination of comprehensive activity-travel patterns is important in the context of agent-based micro-simulation modelling. This paper presents an improved method based on profile Hidden Markov Models (pHMMs) able to include information related to the agents’ residential locations. As proposed in the framework of Liu et al. (2015), pHMMs only characterize activity-travel patterns from the activity sequences perspective. In this context, information related to the primary activity locations (e.g. home, work) is not available and, as a result, it cannot be extracted from the pHMMs themselves. With respect to this limitation, we propose to apply the framework of Liu et al. (2015) with an extension to include characterization of residential locations. Following the established guidelines, the activity sequences and their related residential locations are extracted from the activity-travel diaries in order to estimate the regularity of the activities as well as their sequential order. Subsequently, within each residential activity, we include a categorization at an aggregate level (provinces). The methodology is powerful as it characterizes any length of sequence, allowing the generation of unlimited agent plans with information about residential location. Regarding data collection, the activity-travel diaries are provided by the Belgian Household Daily Travel Survey (2010). The results obtained after the simulations indicate a good match between the predicted and observed residential locations at both the national and provincial levels. [less ▲]

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See detailFraming and Political Discourse Analysis: Bush's Trip to Europe in 2005
Azpíroz Manero, María Luisa ULg

in Observatorio (OBS*) (2014), 8(3), 075-96

Framing empirical research analyzes the construction (frame building) and influence (frame effects) of the frames with which different social agents interpret and communicate reality. Based on Entman’s ... [more ▼]

Framing empirical research analyzes the construction (frame building) and influence (frame effects) of the frames with which different social agents interpret and communicate reality. Based on Entman’s (2004; 2008) and Kuypers’ (2008; 2009) contributions, this paper proposes and applies a qualitative methodology for the analysis of frame building in political discourse. It is located, therefore, on the strategic and methodological lines of framing research in political communication (Bartolomé; Rodríguez & Sádaba, 2012). As Kinder and Sanders state, frames are “invented and employed by political elites, often with an eye on advancing their own interests or ideologies, and intended to make favorable interpretations prevail” (Kinder & Sanders, 1990, p. 74). The paper includes a theoretical framework that reviews the evolution of framing literature in Communication, focusing especially on empirical studies. The contributions adopted for the elaboration of the methodology and the application process are explained in detail. The context of the case study, Bush’s discourse about the War on Terror on his trip to Europe in February 2005, is revised. Finally, the results obtained and the conclusions are detailed. [less ▲]

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See detailFraming as a Tool for Mediatic Diplomacy Analysis: Study of George W. Bush's Political Discourse in the "War on Terror"
Azpíroz Manero, María Luisa ULg

in Communication and Society/Comunicación y Sociedad (2013), XXVI(2), 176-197

Public diplomacy is an international political communication activity to which States and other organizations resort in order to achieve political objectives abroad and to establish positive relations ... [more ▼]

Public diplomacy is an international political communication activity to which States and other organizations resort in order to achieve political objectives abroad and to establish positive relations with foreign publics. It is an activity that has evolved to adapt to the new global context, adding new characteristics and giving place to the so-called “new public diplomacy”. One of the different variants of public diplomacy is mediatic diplomacy, whose end is to get the public diplomacy’s message transmitted by institutional media or to get a positive coverage by foreign media. This article proposes a specific process to apply the framing theory as a tool for political discourse analysis, an essential element of mediatic diplomacy. The process is applied to George W. Bush’s political discourse during the first months of the “War on Terror”. [less ▲]

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See detailFraming the "Clash of Civilizations" in Europe: Interaction between Political and Media Frames
La Porte, María Teresa; Azpíroz Manero, María Luisa ULg

in Journal of Media and Communication Studies (2009), 1(1), 011-022

The present study reviews the foci, symbols and interpretations that the European media use to formulate and spread the political message about the “clash of civilizations”. This means observing how this ... [more ▼]

The present study reviews the foci, symbols and interpretations that the European media use to formulate and spread the political message about the “clash of civilizations”. This means observing how this cultural clash is articulated in political discourse and how this is then reflected in the leading European media. To carry out this study, we compared the frames found in several significant political discourses (Bush, Ahmadinejad, Sarkozy, Gül) and those encountered in the coverage of these same discourses in the following European newspapers: The Guardian, Le Monde, Frankfürter Allemaigne. Through this specific case, the research also explores what is the process of the frame elaboration and which conditions make political discourse more effective and attractive for the media to assimilate them. [less ▲]

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See detailFraming the Concept of Citizenship in a Contested Nation-State: Reflections on Kosovo
Mazur Kumric, Nives ULg

in Pécs Journal of International and European Law (2015), (II), 70-88

Since the inception of the Republic of Kosovo in February 2008, the contouring of its statehood has been predominantly affected by four interwoven factors: the partial recognition of its sovereignty ... [more ▼]

Since the inception of the Republic of Kosovo in February 2008, the contouring of its statehood has been predominantly affected by four interwoven factors: the partial recognition of its sovereignty, perplexed inter-ethnic relations, profound international interference and parallel jurisdictions with the Republic of Serbia. The efforts put forth to conceptualise the meaning and scope of Kosovo citizenship in such a sensitive socio-political environment have proved particularly challenging. This paper aims to provide an analytical framework for determining essential elements of Kosovo citizenship, with particular emphasis on its practical and ideological implications for the multicultural, yet ethnically divided society. This is done through an assessment of the key nation-constituting legal norms as well as the deep-rooted ethnic tensions sparked by conflicting perceptions of Kosovo's statehood by the majority (Kosovo Albanian) and minority (Kosovo Serbian) population. By formal definition, Kosovo is an indivisible state of all citizens, however, polarised majority-minority interests have impinged the constitutionally guaranteed civic spirit of the entity, thereby threatening not only national, but also wider international security and integrity. With the purpose of determining and delineating labyrinthine intersections of a contested nation-state, citizenship, 'communities' and security, the paper offers a comprehensive theoretical analysis of the respective quadrilateral nexus. [less ▲]

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See detailFraming the future of antifungals in atopic dermatitis.
Nikkels, Arjen ULg; Pierard, Gérald ULg

in Dermatology : International Journal for Clinical & Investigative Dermatology (2003), 206(4), 398-400

Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a frequent chronic inflammatory skin disease. Some fungal colonization or infection of the skin may exacerbate AD severity, particularly the so-called head and neck variant. In ... [more ▼]

Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a frequent chronic inflammatory skin disease. Some fungal colonization or infection of the skin may exacerbate AD severity, particularly the so-called head and neck variant. In addition, excessive intestinal colonization by Candida albicans may represent an additional triggering factor. Hence, there is a rationale to use antifungals in selected AD patients. Early trials with topical ketoconazole in head and neck AD showed a decrease in Malassezia colonization, but no significant improvement was observed in the clinical severity. In contrast, clinical improvement and decreased serum IgE were obtained in patients with positive Malassezia radioallergosorbent tests (RASTs) who were treated by oral ketoconazole. Some preliminary data suggested that oral itraconazole treatment in AD patients reduced the need for topical corticosteroids, provided clinical improvement particularly in head and neck AD, reduced the cutaneous and intestinal fungal colonization that may trigger AD, reduced the percentage of positive Malassezia cultures and demonstrated a decrease in C. albicans and Malassezia RAST values. Furthermore, beside its antifungal action, itraconazole in part relieves pruritus and inflammation. In conclusion, oral itraconazole treatment can alleviate AD severity in selected patients. Fluconazole is also effective. Further research is warranted to identify whether the load in skin surface fungal agents, the fungal RAST values and specific prick testing should be assessed in order to optimize the antifungal management in AD patients. [less ▲]

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See detailFrammenti d'Italia: Le forme narrative della non-fiction 1990-2005
Ricciardi, Stefania ULg; Bovo-Romoeuf, Martine

Book published by Franco Cesati Editore (2006)

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See detailFrammenti per Filippo Secchieri
Curreri, Luciano ULg

in Dolfi, Anna; Prandi, Stefano (Eds.) "La breccia dell'impensabile" : Studi sul fantastico in memoria di Filippo Secchieri (2012)

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See detailLe français à l'université
Defays, Jean-Marc ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (1997)

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