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See detailOpen-source CAT software: R packages and Concerto
Magis, David ULg

Conference (2014, March 12)

Together with the investigation of new or updated CAT procedures, it is of primary importance to ensure development of appropriate, flexible and useful CAT software. Open-source CAT algorithms have been ... [more ▼]

Together with the investigation of new or updated CAT procedures, it is of primary importance to ensure development of appropriate, flexible and useful CAT software. Open-source CAT algorithms have been recently proposed and are offering very promising tools for future practical CAT implementations, though yet under development. After a brief overview of available (commercial) software, I will present and compare the characteristics of some open-source R packages as CAT solutions: catR (Magis, & Raîche, 2012), catIrt (Nydick, 2013) and MAT (Choi, 2011), as well as the R-based software Firestar (Choi, 2009). A more complete description of catR will be given and (depending on time and computer constraints) a short illustrative session will be proposed. Finally, the web platform Concerto (Kosinski & Rust, 2011) will be shortly introduced. References: Choi, S. W. (2009). Firestar: Computerized adaptive testing simulation program for polytomous item response theory models. Applied Psychological Measurement, 33, 644-645. Choi, S. W. (2011). MAT: Multidimensional Adaptive Testing (MAT). R package version 0.1-3. Kosinski, M., & Rust, J. (2011). The development of Concerto: An open source online adaptive testing platform. Paper presented at the International Association for Computerized Adaptive Testing, Pacific Grove, CA. Magis, D., & Raîche, G. (2012). Random generation of response patterns under computerized adaptive testing with the R package catR. Journal of Statistical Software, 48 (8), 1-31. Nydick, S. W. (2013). catIrt: An R package for simulating IRT-based computerized adaptive tests. R package version 0.4-1. [less ▲]

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See detailDe openbare financiering van de erediensten en (of?) de levensbeschouwingen
Husson, Jean-François ULg

Scientific conference (2012, October 30)

This lecture was about the relations between worldviews (religions and philosophical communities) and public authorities in Belgium. It covers the theoretical bases, a description and an analysis of the ... [more ▼]

This lecture was about the relations between worldviews (religions and philosophical communities) and public authorities in Belgium. It covers the theoretical bases, a description and an analysis of the current system and ends with some concluding remarks. [less ▲]

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See detailOpening lecture : The potential of Agroecology for the ecological transition of agricultures
Stassart, Pierre M ULg

in Stassart, Pierre M (Ed.) Proceeding of the International Conference "The potential of Agroecology to contribute to the ecological transitions in agriculture (2010)

Abstract: Aroecology is promising for the ecological transitions towards sustainable agriculture. Considering agroecology as a concept of scientific action and a driving force that mobilise social change ... [more ▼]

Abstract: Aroecology is promising for the ecological transitions towards sustainable agriculture. Considering agroecology as a concept of scientific action and a driving force that mobilise social change, we shall explore the emerging varieties of agroecology in Europe, (although mindful that they are more important in the USA and Brazil). The interdisciplinary workshop will explore the followings topics: (1) EU mapping of agroecology, (2) transition & lock-in dynamic), (3) systemic/holistic approach, (4) “publics”, and (5) the research - teaching link. Key words ; Paradigm Shift - Science & Public Concern – Interdisciplinary Studies -Sustainable Agrifood Systems - Rural Development [less ▲]

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See detailOpening Participation through Participatory Technology Assessment: The Case of Nanotechnologies for Tomorrow's Society
Van Oudheusden, Michiel ULg

Doctoral thesis (2012)

This dissertation examines how participants in a Flemish participatory technology assessment (pTA) on nanotechnologies defined and negotiated the meaning of participation in (nano)science and technology ... [more ▼]

This dissertation examines how participants in a Flemish participatory technology assessment (pTA) on nanotechnologies defined and negotiated the meaning of participation in (nano)science and technology in the course of their engagements. It focuses explicitly on the initiating role that social scientists played in the project and how they performed participation. The dissertation proposes a critical reappraisal of the way in which participation in pTA is planned and implemented, which is explicitly political in character. [less ▲]

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See detailOpening the archaeal box in a oligotrophic freshwater environment
Llirós, M; Garcia-Armisen, T; Crowe, SA et al

Poster (2012, August 19)

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See detailOpening the black box : agencies as socio-technical networks
Fallon, Catherine ULg; Thoreau, François ULg; Joris, Geoffrey ULg

Conference (2010, September 09)

Agencies have historically developed in Belgium, endorsing public activities not only at the federal level, but also at the level of decentralised governments (regions and communities). The current ... [more ▼]

Agencies have historically developed in Belgium, endorsing public activities not only at the federal level, but also at the level of decentralised governments (regions and communities). The current landscape in the Southern part of the county is more and more taking the form of a mosaic with very little efforts in terms of cooperation : this is particularly true when the agencies addressing similar target groups in a given sector are responding to different levels of governments with very little interaction, the coordination being organised by the users' themselves, according to their own strategies. At the same time, some agencies are taking more of a centre stage position : they not only provide services and support to their target group, they also fruitfully contribute to their status and identity building. Using a cultural approach may help study the "art of the state" in its diversity (Hood, 1998). We propose to concentrate the analysis on the emergence of two Agencies whose mission is to support professionals working in the public sector. Based on a recent field work on the transformation of the sector of public research, we will analyse how the FNRS (an agency funding public research) succeeded to survive as an independent agency through since 1928 (Halleux & Xhayet, 2008), adapting to the transforming socio-political context: it emerged as an industry based project and transformed into a "mertonian" institution of knowledge contributing to unify the scientific community at the level of the country, while bypassing the historical divisions of the three worlds of universities in the country (Fallon, 2009). A diachronic analysis helps underline how socially constructed is such an institution, and how the configuration of networks are continuously reshaping themselves to better be embedded in a specific historic society (Laborier, 2003). The FNRS is currently struggling to define new forms of cooperation with the universities (and their researchers) which are themselves embarked in the current stream of transformations introducing techniques derived from New Public Management in research organisations (de Boer, Enders, Schimank, 2007). In quite a different sector, another field work using the same methodological approach analysed the emergence of a very recent agency, EASI-WAL, serving the regional administration in order to encourage administrative simplicity (OCDE, 2003, 2005) and reported the shortcomings of this organisation in organising avenues for professional change with the civil servants (Thoreau, Fallon, Joris,2009). The two field work research were organised as case study analysis, with document analysis, face to face interviews and in situ observation, using research tools derived from the sociology of science (Actor-Network Theory in Callon,1986). The paper will present the outcomes of the analysis of the dynamics of the cooperation between the agency and its target groups (FNRS & researchers; EASI-WAL & civil servants) and their outcomes in terms of innovation and organisational learning. We observe the implementation of two institutions both designed to support the emergence of some common goal within their target collectives (elitist -research; administrative simplicity): they autonomously gave shape to their internal procedures of categorisation and hierarchisation, with identification processes contributing to the definition of institutional boundaries defining a specific field while ensuring its inscription in the network through a specific legitimating strategy (Douglas, 1986). This analysis will unveil some of the mechanisms of cooperation of the different stakeholders supporting the institution, and also the struggle between stakeholders for the definition of settings of participation and administrative and political control. [less ▲]

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See detailOpening the door is not sufficient : each child has rights to take part in the everyday life of an ECEC service
Camus, Pascale ULg

Conference (2011, December 01)

Despite the fact that Belgium has ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1992, few children with special needs are taken care of in mainstream services. When they have access to a ... [more ▼]

Despite the fact that Belgium has ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1992, few children with special needs are taken care of in mainstream services. When they have access to a service, everything is focused on their deficiency. Professionals think they have to be trained to give what is considered as the “right” treatment to make the child « catch the others up ». There is an alternative way of thinking that focuses on each child’s competences. Adopting this way of thinking means to consider that what matters is every little thing a child can bring to the group, whatever his characteristics may be, and how he can benefit from daily life with other children and adults. The workshop has been focused on conditions that can help increase quality provisions : Who is welcomed everyday? How does an ECEC service welcome each family? Are there children and families who don’t come to ECEC services? Why don’t they come? Are they sufficiently informed on the inclusive approach of ECEC services, Etc The conference has referred to some testimonies collected by professionals from the French Community of Belgium. [less ▲]

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See detailOpening the politics in participatory technology assessment: On power and ethics
Van Oudheusden, Michiel ULg

Scientific conference (2013, April 20)

In participatory technology assessment (pTA), technical and nontechnical communities convene to share their views on a sociotechnical challenge, in an attempt to render technology research and development ... [more ▼]

In participatory technology assessment (pTA), technical and nontechnical communities convene to share their views on a sociotechnical challenge, in an attempt to render technology research and development more socially robust. Taking these commitments to transdisciplinary collaboration and co-construction of technology as entry points, this paper describes key tensions that emerged in a Flemish pTA project on nanotechnologies, entitled ‘Nanotechnologies for Tomorrow’s Society’ (NanoSoc). The tensions pertain to how the terms of participation were enacted, the potentially conflicting aims embedded in the project’s mission and methods, the various roles initiating pTA researchers (social scientists) assumed throughout the project’s duration, and the deliberative-democratic rationale that sustains pTA frameworks at large. The paper is a response to a pressing question posed to the author by pTA professionals, project participants, and policymakers who ask publics to partake in science and technology decision making: Now that NanoSoc is terminated, what can we learn from it? [less ▲]

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See detailOpera latina : le nouveau site Internet du LASLA
Denooz, Joseph ULg

in Citti, Francesco; dell Vecchio, Tommaso (Eds.) Proceedings of the Colloquium (2007)

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See detailOpera latina : une base de données sur internet
Denooz, Joseph ULg

in Euphrosyne (2004), 32

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See detailOpera Latina, le CD-ROM de textes latins classiques du LASLA
Purnelle, Gérald ULg

in Le Médiéviste et l’Ordinateur (1996), 33(printemps), 21-25

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See detailOpera Latina : la banque de données de textes latins du L.A.S.L.A. sur CD-ROM
Purnelle, Gérald ULg

in Revue. Informatique et Statistique dans les Sciences Humaines (1995)

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See detailOperate or wait and see after complete response of CRT
COIMBRA MARQUES, Carla ULg

Conference (2013, June 20)

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See detailOperating in the fog: security management under uncertainty
Panciatici, Patrick; Bareux, Gabriel; Wehenkel, Louis ULg

in IEEE Power & Energy Magazine (2012)

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See detailOpération "Bear 97". L'armée belge en mutation
Dumoulin, André ULg

Book published by GRIP (1994)

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See detailL’opération de régularisation des sans-papiers de 2000 en Belgique : vers une nouvelle politique d’immigration ?
Martiniello, Marco ULg

in Leveau, R.; Wihtol de Wenden, Catherine; Mohsen-Finan, K. (Eds.) Nouvelles Citoyennetés : réfugiés et sans-papiers dans l’esapce européen (2001)

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See detailL'opération RESSAC : diagnostic métacognitif avant la période de 'bloque'
Leclercq, Dieudonné ULg; Detroz, Pascal ULg; Dupont, Chantal ULg et al

in Actes du 16ème colloque international de l'ADMEE-Europe, 4-6 septembre 2003 (2003)

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