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See detailLandscape Quality Assessment: from place to utopia
Vanderheyden, Vincent ULg; Schmitz, Serge ULg

in Changing European Landscapes. Landscape ecology, local to global. Proceedings. (2013, September 11)

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See detailGeophysical characterisation of a former waste disposal site in the context of landfill mining
Dumont, Gaël ULg; Robert, Tanguy ULg; Pilawski, Tamara et al

in EarthDoc - Near Surface Geoscience 2013 – 19th European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics (2013, September 11)

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See detailA MODEL FOR CELL/MATRIX GROWTH ON 3D SURFACES: A COUPLING OF LEVEL SET METHOD AND BRINKMAN EQUATION
Guyot, Yann ULg; Papantoniou, Ioannis; Chai, Yoke Chin et al

Conference (2013, September 11)

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See detailImpacts of a recent Streptococcus outbreak in a commensal population of long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis) in Bali, Indonesia
Brotcorne, Fany ULg; Wandia, I. Nengah; Beudels-Jamar, Roseline et al

Conference (2013, September 11)

The quest for coexistence between humans and primates requires an extensive analysis of the impacts of the growing commensalism phenomenon. In South-east Asia, the long-tailed macaque adapts successfully ... [more ▼]

The quest for coexistence between humans and primates requires an extensive analysis of the impacts of the growing commensalism phenomenon. In South-east Asia, the long-tailed macaque adapts successfully to anthropogenic habitats. The low predation pressure in zones of human-macaque interface and the inclusion of human food in macaques’ diet can lead to local overpopulation. On the other hand, the risk of epidemic disease simultaneously increases with high primate density and proximity with human vectors. Data presented here represent 25 years-population dynamics of a commensal-living population of macaques in Ubud Monkey Forest (Indonesia). Over this period, the population experienced a dramatic growth with an average 11% annual increase rate. In June 2012, we counted 615 individuals divided in 5 groups with a very high density of 61 macaques per hectare. However, two Streptococcus outbreaks have also been reported over the same period, temporarily limiting the steep positive demographic trend of this population. The first epidemic episode appeared in 1994 and the second in July 2012, the last one resulting in 14% mortality in 3 out of 5 groups of the population (563 macaques in October 2012). The comparison between the pre- and post-outbreak periods in 2011-2012 shows changes in macaques’ ranging and behaviour. After the outbreak, the affected groups used smaller and more peripheral home ranges, while the non-affected groups centred their home ranges on the human provisioning places. Besides anthropic factors promoting population growth, epidemic diseases play a significant role in shaping the dynamics and behaviour of this synanthropic population and could have important implications in the future both in terms of management and local conservation status. [less ▲]

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See detailComment gérer la nutrition artificielle chez un patient diabétique ?
PAQUOT, Nicolas ULg; DE FLINES, Jenny ULg; Preiser, Jean-Charles

in Journée de développement professionnel continu de la SFNEP (2013, September 11)

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See detail3D ERT Monitoring of the Reactivation of Waste Biodegradation with Fresh Leachate Injection
Robert, Tanguy ULg; Dumont, Gaël ULg; Pilawski, Tamara ULg et al

in EarthDoc - Near Surface Geoscience 2013 – 19th European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics (2013, September 11)

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See detailTo heal or not to heal: modeling the influence of oxygen during fracture healing.
Carlier, Aurélie ULg; Geris, Liesbet ULg; Van Oosterwyck, Hans

Conference (2013, September 11)

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See detailA water-soluble salt of curcumin (NDS27) inhibits myeloperoxidase and NADPH oxidase activities, two major enzymes of neutrophils.
Derochette, Sandrine ULg; Mouithys-Mickalad, Ange ULg; Deby-Dupont, Ginette et al

Poster (2013, September 11)

Neutrophils (PMNs) produce reactive oxygen species (ROS) to kill pathogenic agents. After appropriate stimulation, leading to the activation of protein kinase C (PKC), the cytosolic subunits of the NADPH ... [more ▼]

Neutrophils (PMNs) produce reactive oxygen species (ROS) to kill pathogenic agents. After appropriate stimulation, leading to the activation of protein kinase C (PKC), the cytosolic subunits of the NADPH oxidase (Nox2) are phosphorylated and translocated to the membrane flavocytochrome b558, forming the active enzyme which produces superoxide anion (O2●-). From O2●- derives H2O2 used by the PMNs myeloperoxidase (MPO) to form strong oxidant species. Many human and animal pathologies with fatal issue are associated with uncontrolled activation of PMNs. The modulation of enzymes implied in ROS production is thus a primary target to manage excessive inflammatory events. For this purpose, we evaluated the effects of NDS27, a water-soluble salt of curcumin combined with hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin, on the activities of PKC, Nox2 and MPO. PKC activation was determined by western blotting with specific antibodies against phosphorylated PKC in extracts from PMNs after their incubation or not with NDS27. A cell-free assay was used to evaluate the effect of NDS27 before or after the assembly of Nox2 subunits. MPO activity was tested by the SIEFED technique in which NDS27 was pre-incubated with the enzyme and discarded before its activity measurement. An inhibition of PKC phosphorylation and Nox2 activity were observed at respectively 10-4 and 10-5 M of NDS27. The Nox2 inhibition was more pronounced when NDS27 was added before the assembly stimulation, suggesting a direct action of NDS27 on the subunits translocation. NDS27 also dose-dependently decreased the activity of MPO (21 % at 10-5 M), indicating an interaction with the enzyme structure. Our results demonstrated that NDS27 is a potent inhibitor of the two major enzymes responsible for ROS production in PMNs, and also acts on the activation cascade of Nox2. The modulatory effect of NDS27 towards the oxidant activity of PMNs opens therapeutic perspectives to control pathologies with excessive inflammatory reactions. [less ▲]

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See detailDifferent phases of water transfer during rock drying
Prime, Noémie ULg; Housni, Zakarya; Fraikin, Laurent ULg et al

Conference (2013, September 10)

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See detailThe Ganymede auroral footprint: implications of the spots’ multiplicity
Bonfond, Bertrand ULg; Hess, Sébastien; Bagenal, Fran et al

Conference (2013, September 10)

We report here the finding of a secondary spot for the Ganymede auroral footprint on Jupiter. Moreover, we characterize the evolution of the Ganymede footprint morphology with longitude and time. Finally ... [more ▼]

We report here the finding of a secondary spot for the Ganymede auroral footprint on Jupiter. Moreover, we characterize the evolution of the Ganymede footprint morphology with longitude and time. Finally, we discuss the implications of these results with respect to the morphology of the other satellite footprints. [less ▲]

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See detailMars thermospheric temperatures retrieved from SPICAM dayglow measurements
Stiepen, Arnaud ULg; Gérard, Jean-Claude ULg; Bougher, S et al

Conference (2013, September 10)

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See detailPrevalence and Richness of Gastrointestinal Parasites of Capuchins (Cebus albifrons) Interacting with humans in the Ecuadorian Amazon
Ramirez, William; Martin, Sarah ULg; Carrillo Bilbao, Gabriel Alberto et al

Poster (2013, September 10)

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See detailFirst evidence of a volatile sex pheromone in the invasive Harmonia axyridis (Pallas) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)
Fassotte, Bérénice ULg; Fischer, Christophe ULg; Durieux, Delphine ULg et al

Conference (2013, September 10)

Until now, volatile sex pheromone have not been identified in the Coccinellidae, although various studies have suggested the existence of such molecules. In this work, we have sampled volatile organic ... [more ▼]

Until now, volatile sex pheromone have not been identified in the Coccinellidae, although various studies have suggested the existence of such molecules. In this work, we have sampled volatile organic compounds released in the headspace of virgin females of the multicolored Asian ladybeetle, Harmonia axyridis (Pallas), that were either allowed or not to feed on pea aphids (Acyrthosiphon pisum Harris). When fed on aphids, virgin females showed a stereotypical “calling behavior”, commonly associated with the emission of a sex pheromone in several Coleoptera species. Behavioral assays conducted with calling females in a four-arm olfactometer demonstrated that the blend of released volatile compounds was attractive for males, but not for other females. The headspace of virgin females that were not previously fed with aphids was not attractive for either sex. GC-MS analyses revealed the presence of five compounds in the volatile blend: (–)-β-caryophyllene, β elemene, methyl-eugenol, α-humulene and α-bulnesene. Subsequently, we have collected and quantified the constituents from the blend over a period of 9 days after exposure to aphids. All five compounds were produced exclusively after feeding virgin females with aphids, and their quantity significantly increased during the whole period of collection. (–)-β-caryophyllene was found to be the major constituent, representing between 80 and 89 % of the total blend. These results could promote the development of more specific and efficient management methods to manipulate the movements of this invasive ladybeetle and to reduce its negative impacts on biodiversity. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Multicoloured Asian Ladybird, invasive or not in agroecosystems ?
Vandereycken, Axel ULg; Durieux, Delphine ULg; Fassotte, Bérénice ULg et al

Poster (2013, September 10)

The Multicoloured Asian Ladybird, Harmonia axyridis Pallas (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) is known to thrive principally in shrubby and arboreal habitats. Its occurrence in agroecosystems remains poorly ... [more ▼]

The Multicoloured Asian Ladybird, Harmonia axyridis Pallas (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) is known to thrive principally in shrubby and arboreal habitats. Its occurrence in agroecosystems remains poorly documented. This study focuses on the occurrence of this exotic species and its seasonal abundance in various field crops. The abundance of adults and larvae of H. axyridis was evaluated over a four-year period, from 2009 to 2012, in four important agronomical crops (wheat, corn, broad bean and potato) in Belgium. A total of 28 aphid predator species were observed including 14 coccinellid species, 13 hoverfly species and one lacewing species. H. axyridis is present and reproduces in all of the four crops studied, with the largest numbers recorded in corn and broad bean crops. In corn, H. axyridis numbers were found to increase over the four inventoried year, reaching 86% of the aphid predators in 2012, while it represented only 15% in 2009. H. axyridis was not always recorded where aphids were abundant, e.g. aphids were abundant on wheat where no H. axyridis were recorded. H. axyridis starts reproducing after the peak in aphid population, suggesting that H. axyridis is able to complete its development by feeding on alternative prey such as larvae and pupae of the same and other species of ladybird and other aphidophagous species. H. axyridis is often considered to be bivoltine but it only completes one generation per year in field crops. The second generation generally develops late in the season in other habitats. Harmonia axyridis is an invasive and an intraguild predator present in high quantities in some specific crops. In these crops, H. axyridis could negatively impact on population of native species due to IGP observed in several other studies. [less ▲]

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See detailClassification of riparian forest species (individual tree level) using UAV-based Canopy Height Model and multi-temporal orthophotos (Vielsalm, Eastern Belgium)
Michez, Adrien ULg; Lisein, Jonathan ULg; Toromanoff, François ULg et al

Poster (2013, September 09)

Introduction : Despite their relatively low area coverage, riparian forests are central landscape features providing several ecosystem services. Nevertheless, they are critically endangered in European ... [more ▼]

Introduction : Despite their relatively low area coverage, riparian forests are central landscape features providing several ecosystem services. Nevertheless, they are critically endangered in European countries by human pressures (livestock grazing, land use conflicts, canalizations, waste water, ...) andalso by natural hazards such as the recent black alder (Alnus glutinosa) extensive decline caused by Phytophthora alni. In this study UAV is used to improve the characterization of riparian areas. Riparian forest species are identified at the individual tree level. The health condition of black alder is assessed. For this purpose a computer based approach has been developped, with low needs of specific operator ability or training. Methods : We used the Gatewing X100 to acquire 16 aerial photographs datasets (7 in classic RGB and 9 in RG NIR) during 5 days (form Augustus to October 2012). We processed a CHM in ArcGIS by combining a national Digital Terrain Model with a photogrammetric DSM generated from a single flight photographs dataset with the "MicMac" opensource platform. The 16 orthophotos were computed with Agisoft Photoscan. Based on the CHM and some basic vegetation index (mean NDVI), a classification/segmentation process was developped in eCognition allowing tree crown extraction. An amount of 113 metrics were computed in eCognition for every tree crown object. The metrics were both derived from the CHM raster and spectral information. Metrics were computed by band (object spectral mean and CHM mean, Harralick entropy, Skewness) but also with band combination (Green NDVI and NDVI). A reference dataset was also acquired through a field survey of 624 individual tree positions accurately localized. The health condition of the black alder was recorded during the field survey. A supervised classification algorithm was developed in R (Random Forest package). Results : Several classification trees were assessed trough global accuracy using the Out Of Bag (OOB) error. The best global accuracy (82%) was obtained when distinguishing the black alder (with no regards for health condition during field survey) from the rest of riparian forest objects. The global accuracy tended to decline when other species were added. When separating healthy black alders from those with symptoms, the global accuracy is 77%. Conclusions : Our study highlights the potential of UAV-based multitemporal orthophotos to identify riparian forest species and health conditions at the tree level. Future studies will focus on quick radiometrics corrections. This could improve global accuracy by reducing the variability caused by illumination conditions [less ▲]

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See detailÀ propos de la régulation des établissements scolaires : analyse de deux dispositifs endogènes de traitement du décrochage et de la violence scolaires
Dethier, Baptiste ULg

Conference (2013, September 09)

Cette contribution présente les résultats de deux études de cas réalisées dans deux établissements d’enseignement secondaire situés en Belgique francophone. Ces deux écoles ont chacune mis en place un ... [more ▼]

Cette contribution présente les résultats de deux études de cas réalisées dans deux établissements d’enseignement secondaire situés en Belgique francophone. Ces deux écoles ont chacune mis en place un dispositif d’accrochage scolaire endogène dans le but de lutter plus efficacement contre le décrochage et la violence scolaires et d’offrir une alternative à l’exclusion provisoire ou définitive. Ces innovations locales proposent, de manière partielle ou totale, d’accueillir des élèves « en difficulté » et de leur fournir un accompagnement à la fois éducatif et pédagogique, tout en soulageant les enseignants et les autres élèves. La présence de ces jeunes au sein de dispositifs endogènes se veut provisoire et a donc comme objectif leur réintégration en classe, dans « les meilleures conditions possibles ». Il s’agira de décrire ces solutions concrètes visant à lutter contre des problèmes concrets tels que le décrochage, la violence ou encore l’absentéisme. À partir d’une démarche qualitative s’inscrivant dans la sociologie de l’action organisée (Friedberg, 1993), nous rendrons compte des acteurs impliqués dans ces projets, de leurs pratiques et des interactions à travers lesquelles ils les font fonctionner. Cette analyse nous permettra d’étudier, sous ce prisme particulier, la régulation organisationnelle locale. [less ▲]

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See detailMorphology and electrical conductivity of poly(propylene)/multi-walled carbon nanotubes nanocomposites foams compatibilized by poly(propylene) -graft-maleic anhydride (PP-g-MA)
Tran, Minh Phuong ULg; Detrembleur, Christophe ULg; Alexandre, Michaël et al

Poster (2013, September 09)

The agglomerate of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in poly(propylene) (PP) matrix often results in low electrical conductivity and poor mechanical properties. In order to improve the dispersion of CNTs, different ... [more ▼]

The agglomerate of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in poly(propylene) (PP) matrix often results in low electrical conductivity and poor mechanical properties. In order to improve the dispersion of CNTs, different amounts of compatibilizer based on poly(propylene-graft-maleic anhydride) (PP-g-MA) were added in the PP matrix. Carbon nanotubes materbatches pre-dispersed at a high loading in the compatibilizer were used to create the samples used in this study. The nanocomposites of PP/PP-g-MA/CNTs were then foamed in supercritical carbon diozide (scCO2) followed by analysis of the foam morphology and the electrical conductivity. The presence of PPgMA did not significantly change the foam morphology, which exhibits good homogeneity and highly uniform closed-cells with penta-heptagonal cell-form. The expansion volume of the foams is not adversely affected by the addition of the compatibilizer; very high expansion volume (around 15 - 25 times) was achieved. The most interesting point is that the PP-PPgMA - 4wt%CNTs foams show a significantly higher electrical conductivity than the uncompatibilized PP-4wt%CNTs at the same volume percent content of CNTs [less ▲]

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See detailMicrostructure and Thermomechanical Behaviour of Magnesium – C nanotubes Composites produced by Friction Stir Processing
Mertens, Anne ULg; Simar, Aude; Garray, Didier et al

Conference (2013, September 09)

Due to their exceptional mechanical and thermal characteristics, C nanotubes (CNTs) are attracting an ever increasing interest in view of tailoring the properties of metal matrix composites (MMCs) e.g ... [more ▼]

Due to their exceptional mechanical and thermal characteristics, C nanotubes (CNTs) are attracting an ever increasing interest in view of tailoring the properties of metal matrix composites (MMCs) e.g. for applications at high service temperature or in thermal management… However, the poor wettability of CNTs by molten metals and their strong tendency to agglomerate are major obstacles to the large-scale production of CNTs-MMCs by classical ‘liquid-state’ processing routes such as squeeze casting. As an innovative ‘solid state’ process, Friction Stir Processing (FSP) hence appears as a very promising alternative for the production of CNTs-MMCs [1], although the method for inserting the reinforcing phase - in grooves or holes machined in the matrix material - remains time-consuming and labour-intensive. More recently, Mertens et al. [2] proposed a new and easier technique for the insertion of C fibres in FSPed Mg-matrix composites i.e. FSP of a C fabric stacked between two metal sheets. In the present work, the feasibility of extending this latter method to the production of CNTs-MMCs has been assessed. “Bucky papers” – made from agglomerated CNTs, thus ensuring for their safe handling – were stacked between two sheets of Mg alloy AZ31B, and the resulting sandwich was FSPed. The effect of FSP experimental parameters such as the rotational and advancing speeds, and the number of FSP passes, on the microstructure of the composites and particularly on the distribution of the CNTs in the Mg matrix has been carefully studied. Moreover, a particular attention has been given to the characterization of the thermomechanical behaviour of the FSPed AZ31B-CNTs composites. [less ▲]

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See detailImplementation of the Multifractal Formalism on Snu Spaces
Kleyntssens, Thomas ULg; Nicolay, Samuel ULg

Conference (2013, September 09)

A multifractal formalism is a formula, numerically computable, which approximate the spectrum of singularities of a function. The first multifractal formalism (Frisch and Parisi, 1985) has the main ... [more ▼]

A multifractal formalism is a formula, numerically computable, which approximate the spectrum of singularities of a function. The first multifractal formalism (Frisch and Parisi, 1985) has the main default is that it always leads to a concave spectrum. In 2004, Stéphane Jaffard has introduced a new multifractal formalism, based on the Snu spaces, which can detect non concave spectra. In practice, one has to avoid the concept of limit and to deal with finite size effects. In this talk, I present the first results of an implementation of the multifractal formalism on Snu spaces on several theoretical functions. [less ▲]

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See detailGeneric results in Denjoy-Carleman classes
Esser, Céline ULg

Poster (2013, September 09)

Denjoy-Carleman classes are spaces of smooth functions which satisfy growth conditions on their derivatives. We distinguish the class of ultradi fferentiable functions of Roumieu type and the class of ... [more ▼]

Denjoy-Carleman classes are spaces of smooth functions which satisfy growth conditions on their derivatives. We distinguish the class of ultradi fferentiable functions of Roumieu type and the class of ultradi fferentiable functions of Beurling typ. Endowed with its natural topology, the Beurling class is a Fr échet space. In the poster, we give a condition to have the strict inclusion of a Roumieu class into aBeurling class. We obtain then generic results about the set of functions of a Beurling class which are nowhere in a Roumieu class. Those generic results are obtained from three di fferent points of view: using the Baire category theorem, the notion of prevalence and the notion of lineability. We also study the particular case of Gevrey classes. [less ▲]

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See detailDerivation of high resolution TSM data by merging geostationary and polar-orbiting satellite data in the North Sea.
Alvera Azcarate, Aïda ULg; Barth, Alexander ULg; Vanhellemont, Quinten et al

Conference (2013, September 09)

There is a need for high resolution ocean colour data, both in space and time, for a better assessment of the variability of these data and their influence in the environment, specially at shallow areas ... [more ▼]

There is a need for high resolution ocean colour data, both in space and time, for a better assessment of the variability of these data and their influence in the environment, specially at shallow areas where factors as tides and wind play a role in their dynamics. High spatial resolution is achieved by polar-orbiting satellites, but at a low temporal resolution. The opposite is true for geostationary satellites. In order to exploit the complementary nature of geostationary and polar data, a merging methodology has been developed to obtain a unique estimate of the North Sea Total Suspended Matter (TSM). The largest difficulty in developing a merging methodology is the correct estimation of the error covariance matrix, which can be specially complex for variables like TSM. In this work, the error covariance is not parametrized a priori using an analytical expression, but expressed using a truncated spatial EOF basis calculated by analysing MODIS data using DINEOF (Data INterpolating Empirical Orthogonal Functions). This EOF basis represents more realistically the complex variability of the TSM data sets than the parametric covariance used in most optimal interpolation applications. This EOF basis is subsequently used to merge MODIS and SEVIRI TSM data using an optimal interpolation approach. Results for the North Sea 2009 TSM will be shown, demonstrating the possibilities of this technique. The influence of including variables like winds or tides in the analysis, through multivariate approaches, will be assessed. [less ▲]

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See detailLinear formulation of identifying cdes in graphs
Vandomme, Elise ULg; Gravier, Sylvain; Parreau, Aline ULg

Poster (2013, September 09)

Identifying codes were introduced by Karpovsky, Chakrabarty and Levitin in 1998 and can be applied to locate fire in a building using sensors. Buildings are modelled by graphs with rooms as vertices. The ... [more ▼]

Identifying codes were introduced by Karpovsky, Chakrabarty and Levitin in 1998 and can be applied to locate fire in a building using sensors. Buildings are modelled by graphs with rooms as vertices. The placement of sensors in the rooms corresponds to choosing a subset of vertices. Finding a sensor-placement such that the location of a fire in one room can be precisely determined is equivalent to constructing an identifying code in the graph. These are dominating sets of vertices for which the closed neighbourhood of each vertex (i.e., the vertex and its neighbours) has a unique intersection with the set. The problem of finding an identifying code has been widely studied. Yet its formulation as an integer linear problem hasn't been much considered. Let G be a graph with vertex set V, to an identifying code $C\subseteq V$ of $G$ correspond weights x_u (x_u is 1 if u belongs to C, otherwise x_u is 0) satisfying the following : for all vertices u,v * the sum of the x_w for w in the closed neighbourhood of u is at least 1 * the sum of the x_w for w in the symmetric difference of the closed neighbourhoods of u and v is at least 1. Of course, it is interesting to find an identifying code with the smallest possible cardinality. But in general this is a NP-hard problem. A way to obtain bounds on the minimal cardinality is to consider the associated linear problem where the weights x_u are fractional. In the case of vertex-transitive graphs, the minimal cardinality for the fractional case can only take two values which depend on the number of vertices, the degree of the graph and the smallest symmetric difference between any two closed neighbourhoods. We show that for an infinite family of graphs the bound is tight and for another another the bound is far too be reached. [less ▲]

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See detailSocial Scientist On Board In Long-Term Management Of High Level And/Or Long-Lived Radioactive Waste In Belgium
Parotte, Céline ULg

Conference (2013, September 09)

In Belgium, the long-term management of radioactive waste is under the exclusive competence of the Belgian Agency for Radioactive Waste and Enriched Fissile Materials (knew as ONDRAF/NIRAS). Unlike low ... [more ▼]

In Belgium, the long-term management of radioactive waste is under the exclusive competence of the Belgian Agency for Radioactive Waste and Enriched Fissile Materials (knew as ONDRAF/NIRAS). Unlike low-level waste, no institutional policy has yet been formally approved for the long-term management of high level and/or long-lived radioactive waste (knew as B&C waste). In this context, ONDRAF/NIRAS considers the public and stakeholders’ participation as an essential factor in the formulation of an effective and legitimate policy. This is why it has decided to integrate them in different ways during the elaboration of the Waste Plan (ONDRAF/NIRAS-document containing guidelines to make a principled policy decision about nuclear waste management). To do so, social scientists have been regularly mobilized either as external evaluators, follow-up committee members, or participatory observants. Hence, the Waste Plan is only the first step in a long decision-making process. <br />For a PhD student under contract with ONDRAF/NIRAS, this mandate consists of thinking out a way to construct an inter-organizational innovative communication system that would be participative, transparent and embedded in a long- term perspective, thus integrating all the further legal steps to take throughout the decision-making process. In this regard, two paradoxical constraints must be taken into account: on the one hand, my own influence on the legal decision-making process should remain limited, because of a series of constraints, lock-ins and previous decisions which have to be <br />respected; on the other hand, ONDRAF/NIRAS expects the research conclusions to be policy relevant and useful. <br />In this paper, the purpose is twofold. Firstly, the issues raised by this policy mandate is an opportunity to question the performative dimensions of the social scientist in the decision- making process and, more specifically, to have a reflexive view on our position as PhD Student. Secondly, assuming the role of “embarked” social scientist, numerous of answers will discuss to face the different dilemmas of the researcher “in action”. Those reflections follow on, among others, those from previous papers discussed in Quimper in April 2013 [1] and in Leuven in June 2013 [2]. [less ▲]

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See detail'Where are my Marc records?' - Librarians' perception of discovery tools
Renaville, François ULg; Richelle, Laurence ULg; Thirion, Paul ULg

Conference (2013, September 08)

In February 2013, the ULg Library launched a new portal where the new library website and Primo were closely integrated. Three months before the official launch to the public, Primo FE was shown to ... [more ▼]

In February 2013, the ULg Library launched a new portal where the new library website and Primo were closely integrated. Three months before the official launch to the public, Primo FE was shown to library colleagues to get the first professional feedback. Several training sessions were organized for the library staff to focus on the differences between discovery tools and traditional opacs and to explain how our Primo would function (local data vs PCI, pipe process, normalization rules, deduplication, FRBRization...) Then, a survey was organized among the library staff to get their feelings and perceptions about discovery tools in general, and the impacts that such tools have, according to them on the users' habits and searches. Our presentation will explain how our library colleagues (directors, service heads, cataloguers, trainers, circulation staff, e-librarians, secretaries...) felt apprehensive and/or enthusiastic about switching to a discovery tool in general (not specifically Primo). [less ▲]

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See detailTumours in the donor: what is the risk?
DETRY, Olivier ULg

Conference (2013, September 08)

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See detailPolymer based intraocular lens adsorbome: a bottom up proteomics study
Bertrand, Virginie ULg; Huang, Yi-Shiang ULg; Mazzucchelli, Gabriel ULg et al

Conference (2013, September 08)

In the present work an optimized sample preparation protocol to identify and quantify the “adsorbomes” of hydrophilic and hydrophobic materials for IOLs known to have a higher or a lower incidence of PCO ... [more ▼]

In the present work an optimized sample preparation protocol to identify and quantify the “adsorbomes” of hydrophilic and hydrophobic materials for IOLs known to have a higher or a lower incidence of PCO, respectively was obtained. [less ▲]

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See detailPolitical competition of collective memories at school: the Holocaust case
Grandjean, Geoffrey ULg

Conference (2013, September 07)

The school is an agent of socialisation in which coexists a plurality of collective memories. The curriculum ensures the transmission of official memory. However, alternative collective memories might ... [more ▼]

The school is an agent of socialisation in which coexists a plurality of collective memories. The curriculum ensures the transmission of official memory. However, alternative collective memories might also be discussed by students and teachers. This leads to a competition of memories. More specifically, this observation may be made regarding the transmission of the Holocaust in Belgium. This emotional historical fact, classically taught according to the official curriculum, is nevertheless sometimes questioned. This is for example the case for non-Belgian students, who consider other possible memories and want to discuss about these. In order to analyze this possible competition between collective memories, we explored the speeches of young from multiple national origins in relation to the topic of the Holocaust. Two focus groups, differing on the basis of the national origin of the participants, were conducted with young students aged form sixteen to eighteen. The discourse analysis aimed at showing (1) if there is a competition between different collective memories, and (2) to what extent political arguments are mobilized by the students. [less ▲]

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See detailWorkshop "Non-compliance to the rules and disobedience towards the law"
Lejeune, Aude ULg; García Villegas, Mauricio

Conference (2013, September 06)

Acts of disobedience are increasing today. Dissident behaviors express new types of political commitment and mobilization. Madrid indignant protesters, Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street are some ... [more ▼]

Acts of disobedience are increasing today. Dissident behaviors express new types of political commitment and mobilization. Madrid indignant protesters, Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street are some manifestations of this phenomenon. Beside collective movements, other conducts of disobedience are less visible, but equally important; for instance, when a citizen refuses to pay taxes or do not comply with traffic rules or refuses to participate in the election when vote is compulsory. These ordinary conducts are also part of the contestation of social norms and order. In non-democratic or in transition to democracy countries, scholarly works have highlighted how complex the phenomenon of non-compliance with rules is. They have showed the existence of a culture of non-compliance, linked not only to the problem of national State legitimacy but similarly to the influence of other normative orders, such as tradition or religion. Disobedient citizens experience a tension between, on the one side, what they consider as the moral norms or customary rules, and, on the other side, the current legal norms. How these plural normative orders are connected one to each other and how they affect the rule of law and the democratic regimes? Through this workshop, we want to examine how citizens experience the law and the rules in different social and political settings. Crossing different approaches – Sociology, Political science, Law, and Anthropology – allows us to analyze both organized and collective behaviors of disobedience, such as destroying GMO crops or commercial billboards, as well as ordinary and individual conducts of non-compliance to the rules, such as cheating during an exam or breaking the traffic laws. These different forms of disobedience and non-compliance invite us to think about the articulation between individual and collective behaviors (to the extent that each conduct of non-compliance is embedded in a larger social context and contributes, in return, to shape it) and between political and self-interested acts of resistance. The phenomenon of non-compliance to the rules can be analyzed from two perspectives: one, from the point of view of the actor (individual or collective) who are involved; the other from the purposes of action (interest-oriented or value-oriented). By crossing these two focuses, four practices of disobedience can be distinguished: (1) the non-compliance by an individual, as a selfish and interested practice, for example when a driver jumps the lights or when a citizen does not pay taxes; (2) the non-compliance by an individual who thinks the norm is unjust or immoral, for example when a physician does not follow the law in the case of abortion; (3) the non-compliance by a group in order to fulfill its interests, for example the gas smuggling practices on the border between two countries and; (4) the non-compliance by a group on behalf of shared values, for example indignant protesters. These different forms of disobedience and non-compliance to the norms allow us to analyze dissident legal mobilizations and highlight activities which differ from conventional political protestation. Through these questions, we suggest more broadly to examine how ordinary citizens experience the law and the legality and which cultures of legality are constructed in different social and political contexts. In short, the comparative analysis of disobedience practices allows us to think about the relationship between legality and legitimacy and between the law and other normative orders. [less ▲]

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See detailCity pattern as a factor influencing the impact of urbanization on ecosystems - A diachronic analysis of the dynamic of two cities: Kisangani and Lubumbashi (Democratic Republic of Congo)
Andre, Marie ULg; Mahy, Grégory ULg; Lejeune, Philippe ULg et al

in Nunes Silva, Carlos (Ed.) Colonial and postcolonial urban planning in Africa (2013, September 06)

The patterns and dynamics of two cities between two years (2002 and 2010 for Kisangani; 2002 and 2008 for Lubumbashi, both part of the Democratic Republic of Congo) have been examined in order to estimate ... [more ▼]

The patterns and dynamics of two cities between two years (2002 and 2010 for Kisangani; 2002 and 2008 for Lubumbashi, both part of the Democratic Republic of Congo) have been examined in order to estimate how they influence the impact of extension and/or of densification on urban internal and peripheral ecosystems. For each city two SPOT 5 images were classified with a oriented-object supervised approach; then composition landscape metrics (built area proportion index, anthropized surface proportion index, equitability index of area proportion of classes, dominant class index, dominant class proportion index) have been evaluated in order to 1) identify the extend of each area (urban, suburban, rural) within the urban-rural gradient, 2) quantify the most commonly cited morphological characteristics to describe these different areas and 3) quantify the dynamic of the different areas during this decade. Landscape ecology assumes that the landscape pattern description is important because, according to the central hypothesis called “pattern-process paradigm”, the ecological processes influence landscape structure and vice versa. Composition metrics, which are commonly used in landscape ecology, describe the pattern among other things in quantifying the presence and the number of patches from the various classes within the landscape. This study singularizes itself from the subjective ones by its quantified and objective approach. The similarities and differences between these cities, relevance and gaps in the method have then been identified and discussed. The results of this study are aimed to be used by urban planners for the evaluation of the potential resistance of internal and peripheral natural ecosystems to the extension and/or the densification of a given city, taking into account its pattern and dynamic. It might help them in their choice between different planning alternatives. [less ▲]

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See detailThe spatial footprint of the non-ferrous mining industry of Lubumbashi
Vranken, Isabelle ULg; Munyemba, François K.; Amisi, Mwana Y.

Conference (2013, September 06)

In the south-eastern part of the Katanga Province (Democratic Republic of the Congo), high concentrations of copper and cobalt are found in the soils of the well-known “Copper Belt”. Industrial mining and ... [more ▼]

In the south-eastern part of the Katanga Province (Democratic Republic of the Congo), high concentrations of copper and cobalt are found in the soils of the well-known “Copper Belt”. Industrial mining and smelting plants were installed under Belgian colonialism in the area and numerous other international companies have settled there since the end of the 1990s. Due to dominant south-eastern winds, the metallurgic industry in Lubumbashi has been the source of spatially concentrated atmospheric deposits of non ferrous metal particles and associated substances in a cone-shaped zone, situated north-west of the original metal processing site. Though an empiric effect on vegetation had been noticed for decades, it had not been highlighted yet until recently that this was due to the metallurgic activity. The metal processing plant has dramatically reduced its activity after the independence, in 1960, but the results of the colonial period and current activity are still visible today. The existence of this pollution cone has then been evidenced using two different techniques. Firstly, landscape metric comparisons of the vegetation and bare soil patterns in two study areas, one inside the pollution cone and one outside, have been applied on basis of a classified Quickbird satellite image (2005). Secondly, the city perception theory developed by Kevin Lynch has been used and adapted to the pollution issue and the context of developing countries, using trained experts and interviewed citizens. The first method highlighted a higher fragmentation and lower vegetation presence inside the pollution cone, reflecting the negative impact of the atmospheric deposits. Those differences were higher for sites closer to the emission source. Lynch’s approach outlined the negative impact of diverse industrial plants on the perception by the local population. Six pollution districts and several contaminated paths, limits, nodes and polluting landmarks were identified. Those included the recently installed plants to the north and east of the city. Citizens even recognize them as part of the collective image of the city. This has important outcomes, as the demographic pressure in Lubumbashi extended the city limits so that the metal processing plant is now fully included in the urban matrix. Therefore, a part of the local population lives within the pollution cone and faces contamination. Moreover, the rivers flowing near the plant, Kafubu and Lubumbashi, as well as the roads and railways linking different industrial sites are contaminated and represent contamination paths potentially spreading toxic substances all over the area. Sanitary evidences of this contamination have already been found in the area and particularly the pollution cone. Moreover, the recently installed plants, outside of the city, could face the same problems due to urban sprawl in the forthcoming years. This should be taken into account for the urban planning in Lubumbashi. Evidencing the ecological footprint of the non-ferrous mining industry is considered crucial to confront local decision makers with the negative impact of metallurgic industry within an urban context. [less ▲]

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See detailHow nurses support students' reflective learning in clinical placements?
Dury, Cécile ULg

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See detailgender stereotypes and problematic behaviors amongst teenagers
Gavray, Claire ULg

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les stéréotypes sexués jouent sur les comportements des filles et des garçons à l'adolescence. La théorie du genre aide à comprendre ce qui se joue à ce niveau

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See detailCity pattern as a factor influencing the impact of urbanization on ecosystems - A diachronic analysis of the dynamic of two cities: Kisangani and Lubumbashi (Democratic Republic of Congo)
Andre, Marie ULg; Mahy, Grégory ULg; Lejeune, Philippe ULg et al

Conference (2013, September 06)

The patterns and dynamics of two cities between two years (2002 and 2010 for Kisangani; 2002 and 2008 for Lubumbashi, both part of the Democratic Republic of Congo) have been examined in order to estimate ... [more ▼]

The patterns and dynamics of two cities between two years (2002 and 2010 for Kisangani; 2002 and 2008 for Lubumbashi, both part of the Democratic Republic of Congo) have been examined in order to estimate how they influence the impact of extension and/or of densification on urban internal and peripheral ecosystems. For each city two SPOT 5 images were classified with a oriented-object supervised approach; then composition landscape metrics (built area proportion index, anthropized surface proportion index, equitability index of area proportion of classes, dominant class index, dominant class proportion index) have been evaluated in order to 1) identify the extend of each area (urban, suburban, rural) within the urban-rural gradient, 2) quantify the most commonly cited morphological characteristics to describe these different areas and 3) quantify the dynamic of the different areas during this decade. Landscape ecology assumes that the landscape pattern description is important because, according to the central hypothesis called “pattern-process paradigm”, the ecological processes influence landscape structure and vice versa. Composition metrics, which are commonly used in landscape ecology, describe the pattern among other things in quantifying the presence and the number of patches from the various classes within the landscape. This study singularizes itself from the subjective ones by its quantified and objective approach. The similarities and differences between these cities, relevance and gaps in the method have then been identified and discussed. The results of this study are aimed to be used by urban planners for the evaluation of the potential resistance of internal and peripheral natural ecosystems to the extension and/or the densification of a given city, taking into account its pattern and dynamic. It might help them in their choice between different planning alternatives. [less ▲]

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See detailUsing the Pic-Nic Game in a qualitative research about divorced families.
Bullens, Quentin ULg

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See detailSensitivity of the CaCO3 content of marine sediments to the kinetic expression of CaCO3 dissolution
Schneider, Birgit; Munhoven, Guy ULg; Regenberg, Anke

Poster (2013, September 05)

The preservation of calcite in marine sediments depends on the CaCO3 saturation state of the ambient pore waters and - to a lesser degree - of overlying seawater. A simple sensitivity analysis shows that ... [more ▼]

The preservation of calcite in marine sediments depends on the CaCO3 saturation state of the ambient pore waters and - to a lesser degree - of overlying seawater. A simple sensitivity analysis shows that the two common expressions to quantify the saturation of seawater with respect to CaCO3 (ΔCO3 =[CO3 ]-[CO3 ]sat , Ω = [CO3 ]/[CO3 ]sat ), when used for the calculation of the time dependent rate of CaCO3 dissolution either in the water column or in the sediments, yield very different rates of CaCO3 dissolution. With the help of an ocean biogeochemical model it was found that different kinetic expressions for pelagic CaCO3 dissolution in an ocean acidification scenario result in a wide range of surface to mid-depth calcite fluxes in the open ocean, which has strong implications for particle ballasting, the flux of calcite to the sediments and finally the global carbon cycle. In the present study we employ a marine sediment model that is fed by calcite and other biogeochemical fluxes from the ocean biogeochemical model using different realizations of calcite dissolution kinetics under (1) preindustrial and (2) last glacial maximum background climate conditions to assess the model-data agreement of the calcite content of deep sea sediments. A better understanding of the mechanisms driving calcite dissolution in the ocean is important to assess the time scale of calcite compensation, for example during glacial-interglacial cycles, but also in future greenhouse scenarios. [less ▲]

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See detailA probabilistic characterization, propagation, and sensitivity analysis of uncertainties in a metal forming application
Arnst, Maarten ULg; Ponthot, Jean-Philippe ULg

Conference (2013, September 05)

In metal forming processes, after leaving the tooling, formed pieces of metal have a tendency to partially return to their original shape because of their elastic recovery. This phenomenon, referred to as ... [more ▼]

In metal forming processes, after leaving the tooling, formed pieces of metal have a tendency to partially return to their original shape because of their elastic recovery. This phenomenon, referred to as the springback, is quite complex and depends not only on material properties such as Young's modulus and yield stress but also on many process parameters such as sheet thickness and bending angles. The springback is difficult to predict and is a major quality concern in forming processes because when the springback is smaller or larger than expected, it can cause serious problems to subsequent assembly processes due to geometry mismatches. In this communication, we present a probabilistic analysis of a metal forming application. We consider the bending of a metal sheet with uncertain elastoplastic material properties. First, we use methods from mathematical statistics to obtain a probabilistic characterization of the elastoplastic material properties from data. Next, we map this probabilistic representation of the elastoplastic material properties into a probabilistic representation of the deformed shape of the metal sheet through a mechanical model implemented using the Metafor software. Finally, we conduct a stochastic sensitivity analysis to determine which elastoplastic material properties are most influential in driving uncertainty in the deformed shape after the springback. Our probabilistic analysis involves so called nonintrusive methods, that is, methods that can be implemented as wrappers around the Metafor software without requiring modification of its source code. Further, it includes recent methods for the propagation and sensitivity analysis of uncertainties characterized by arbitrary probability distributions that may exhibit statistical dependence. [less ▲]

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See detailCareer Patterns in Multi-level Systems. A Survival Analysis of Political Careers in Catalonia, Quebec, Scotland, and Wallonia.
Dodeigne, Jérémy ULg

Conference (2013, September 05)

With the process of regionalisation in formerly unitary democracies, there is a renewed interest for conceptual and empirical studies on political careers. Not only in new federal political systems, but ... [more ▼]

With the process of regionalisation in formerly unitary democracies, there is a renewed interest for conceptual and empirical studies on political careers. Not only in new federal political systems, but also in established federations. Yet, critical questions remain unsolved on both methodological and empirical aspects. This proposal seeks to provide original answers based on a comparative analysis of four regions from established and new federal systems: Catalonia in Spain, Quebec in Canada, Scotland in the UK and Wallonia in Belgium. The paper proceeds in two stages. From a methodological view, even though current research analyse individual trajectories, they do not take individual careers but predominantly inter-territorial movements as the unit of analysis. This paper demonstrates that an individual approach – following every single trajectory over time and across territories – is a better unit of analysis to uncover all career patterns. Based on a “survival analysis” of 2.443 careers, a quantitative analysis tests several hypotheses to explain the variations in career patterns across regions. Two covariates of interest are more particularly tested: the effect of former regional/national experience on political career; the differences of survival rates at the regional and national levels between regionalist and national parties. [less ▲]

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See detailStructural characterization of disulfide-bridged-peptides by a combined use of ETD, CID and Ion-Mobility mass spectrometry
Massonnet, Philippe ULg; Upert, Gregory; Pastor, Alexandra et al

Conference (2013, September 05)

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See detailRenewal of Walloon suburban neighbourhoods
Marique, Anne-Françoise ULg

Conference (2013, September 05)

This paper addresses the challenges, transformations and conditions of a sustainable suburban transition in Wallonia (Belgium). Two powerful levers are used: (1) urban form, which is considered in ... [more ▼]

This paper addresses the challenges, transformations and conditions of a sustainable suburban transition in Wallonia (Belgium). Two powerful levers are used: (1) urban form, which is considered in addition to the individual building scale, and (2) mobility, because sprawl spatially separates activities, resulting in an increase in travel distances and energy used in transportation. Three scenarios focused on the evolution of the existing building stock are modelled and assessed (the retrofitting of existing neighbourhoods, an increase in the built density and demolition / reconstruction) to answer two main questions: "how to intervene in suburban areas?" and" where to intervene? ". [less ▲]

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See detailTowards a (New) Mode of Organizational Regulation in Belgian Schools? Some Empirical Accounts of Mediation Practices and Devices
Dubois, Christophe ULg; Dethier, Baptiste ULg

Conference (2013, September 04)

Considering mediation in general as a new mode of social regulation (Bonafé-Schmitt, 1996 ; Volckrick, 2005), we can consequently conceive school mediation as a new mode of organizational regulation ... [more ▼]

Considering mediation in general as a new mode of social regulation (Bonafé-Schmitt, 1996 ; Volckrick, 2005), we can consequently conceive school mediation as a new mode of organizational regulation (Reynaud, 1988; Friedberg, 1993). Nevertheless, it is necessary to account for the concrete practices and devices through which school mediation becomes visible and recovers a concrete social form (Simmel, 1999). In doing so, we will consider mediation as a set of concrete solutions designed to solve local problems. With this in mind, this presentation will precisely aim at reporting and depicting concrete school mediation situations, through a double movement of decomposition and re-composition (Latour, 2010) settled in an experimental research method. This study takes place in a doctoral research program introduced in 2011 (Kuty et al., 2012). It is based on fifty semi-directive individual interviews and sixteen collective interviews, led within six secondary schools in French-Speaking Belgium. [less ▲]

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See detailThe experience of chronic illness and psychoptathology across life stories : the case of haemophilic boys and depressive hospitalized adolescents
Jadin, Aurore ULg; Gauthier, Jean-Marie ULg; Boulard, Aurore ULg

Poster (2013, September 04)

The aim of this study is to examine and compare how hemophilic adolescents and depressive hospitalized adolescents tell their own stories, how they build their identities in spite of the treatment ... [more ▼]

The aim of this study is to examine and compare how hemophilic adolescents and depressive hospitalized adolescents tell their own stories, how they build their identities in spite of the treatment constraints and how they involve themselves in different relationships. During an individual semi-structured interview, based on Mc Adams’ works, each teenager’s narrative was collected. Various measurements were taken. The discursive analysis and software were used to analyze the data base. First results show hemophilic boys speak about their disease spontaneously but they don’t identify only to it while depressive hospitalized adolescents define themselves exclusively by their mental disorder. Another report is that, opposed to depressive hospitalized adolescents, hemophilic boys invest hobbies, relationships with peers’ as much as non depressive adolescents even if those can feel different and sometimes restrained. [less ▲]

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See detailThe development of children's and preadolescent's narratives
Boulard, Aurore ULg; Poudat, Céline; Gauthier, Jean-Marie ULg

Conference (2013, September 04)

The aim of this study is to explore the development of children’s narratives in three different contexts that are favorable to the production of (self-)narratives: (i) at home with parent(s), (ii) at ... [more ▼]

The aim of this study is to explore the development of children’s narratives in three different contexts that are favorable to the production of (self-)narratives: (i) at home with parent(s), (ii) at school with peers and (iii) with a researcher in psychology. 136 children aged from 3 to 13 have been recorded 50 minutes in each situation. Once transcribed, the data were morphosyntactically annotated and processed using multivariate exploratory techniques, including Correspondence Analysis, Principal Component and Classification Analysis. The results we obtained first demonstrated that contextual indicators were more significant than age in narrative production: conversations with parents were significantly more interactive whereas interactions between children turned out to be more regressive (i.e. simplified vocabulary, demonstrative pronouns). The situation with the psychologist was the one leading to the more elaborate narratives, as children seem to show greater language control with unfamiliar adults. However, age naturally impacts the linguistic complexity of narratives, both on the lexical and morphosyntactic levels. The results we obtained enabled us to observe a gradation in the complexity of textual productions, setting the roots of the future self-narratives the subjects will be able to develop later, during adolescence. Thus, the findings show different and significant aspects of the development of narratives and self-narratives in children’s speech, considering age and context. Last but not least, they also suggest the relevance of the application of text statistics methods to clinical psychology. [less ▲]

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See detailVIRTUAL LEODIUM: FROM AN HISTORICAL 3D CITY SCALE MODEL TO AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM
Pfeiffer, Michelle ULg; Carré, Cyril ULg; Delfosse, Vincent ULg et al

in Grussenmeyer (Ed.) ISPRS Annals – Volume II-5/W1, 2013 (2013, September 03)

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See detailPrison Governors as Middle-Managers and Policy Makers. Sociology of a Profession at the Heart of Prison Policy and Organisations
Dubois, Christophe ULg

Conference (2013, September 03)

Today, in the Belgian context, prison governors are working in organisations characterized by legislative and managerial reforms which are based on new discourses (NPM, Human Rights, Restorative justice ... [more ▼]

Today, in the Belgian context, prison governors are working in organisations characterized by legislative and managerial reforms which are based on new discourses (NPM, Human Rights, Restorative justice, Sustainable development, Risk management, etc.), new laws (2005 and 2007 prison acts) and new tools (KPI, Management plans, Balanced scoreboard, etc.). Rarely studied, prison governors can be seen as intermediary actors occupying both the highest hierarchical position at the organisational level and a subordinate one vis-à-vis the central administration (the Prison Service and its federal and regional directions). They also fulfil a role that makes them responsible for more than 11,000 inmates and 9,000 employees. While some experts write that prison policies are rare or non-existent (and Lascoumes Artières, 2004; Mary, 2006), how can we account for prison governance, emerging and largely informal, allowing Belgian prisons to run despite the internal and external tensions and pressures, coming from inmates, guards, civil and political society? This presentation is based on 60 semi-structured interviews conducted with prison governors (N=30) and various prison professionals (N=30). It aims at depicting governors’ concrete practices and interactions in order to account for their work as middle managers and policy makers. [less ▲]

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See detailInfluence of dipole-dipole interactions on superradiance
Damanet, François ULg; Martin, John ULg

Poster (2013, September 02)

Superradiance, known as the cooperative spontaneous emission of a directional light pulse by excited atoms placed in vacuum, has recently regained attention in the context of photon localization [1] and ... [more ▼]

Superradiance, known as the cooperative spontaneous emission of a directional light pulse by excited atoms placed in vacuum, has recently regained attention in the context of photon localization [1] and single photon cooperative emission [2]. The dissipative dynamics of the atoms is known to depend dramatically on the ratio between the typical inter- atomic distance and the atomic transition wavelength, notably because of dipole-dipole interactions [3]. In this work, we study the effects of these interactions on superradiance as in [4] by solving numerically the corresponding master equation. In particular, by averaging over many realizations of the randomly distributed atomic positions, we show that the decay of the radiated energy pulse height with the intensity of the dipolar coupling follows a power law. [1] E. Ackermans, A. Gero & R. Kaiser, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 103602 (2008). [2] R. Friedberg & J. T. Manassah, J. Phys. B 43, 035501 (2010). [3] M. Gross & S. Haroche, Physics reports 93, 301-396 (1982). [4] B. Coffey & R. Friedberg, Phys. Rev. A 17, 1033 (1978). [less ▲]

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See detailHighly non-classical symmetric states of an N-qubit system
Baguette, Dorian ULg; Martin, John ULg

Poster (2013, September 02)

In this work, we consider two measures of non-classicality for pure symmetric N-qubit states : Wehrl entropy (S) and Wehrl participation ratio (R). Measures of non-classicality help to the understanding ... [more ▼]

In this work, we consider two measures of non-classicality for pure symmetric N-qubit states : Wehrl entropy (S) and Wehrl participation ratio (R). Measures of non-classicality help to the understanding of the mechanisms responsible for the transition from quantum to classical physics and are usefull in the context of information processing and quantum-enhanced measurements. [less ▲]

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See detailOn the way to hybrid organizations? When worlds collide through collective entrepreneurship
Dufays, Frédéric ULg; Huybrechts, Benjamin ULg

Conference (2013, September 02)

This communication presents a model of collective entrepreneurship process, drawing on institutional theory (institutional logics) and on the sociology of social networks (structural hole). It argues that ... [more ▼]

This communication presents a model of collective entrepreneurship process, drawing on institutional theory (institutional logics) and on the sociology of social networks (structural hole). It argues that entrepreneurship might result from the association of bridge-builders, both in terms of structural hole bridging and in terms of institutional logics bridging. Individual as well as structural factors will influence the entrepreneurial outcome, in particular in the way the new organisation deals with the distinct logics. [less ▲]

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See detailConnecting the dots for social value: A review on social networks and social entrepreneurship
Dufays, Frédéric ULg; Huybrechts, Benjamin ULg

Conference (2013, September 02)

The emergence of social entrepreneurship has been explained at the macro-level (socioeconomic drivers), at the meso-level (concepts such as opportunity), and at the micro-level (motivations and intentions ... [more ▼]

The emergence of social entrepreneurship has been explained at the macro-level (socioeconomic drivers), at the meso-level (concepts such as opportunity), and at the micro-level (motivations and intentions of social entrepreneurs). In this conceptual article, we argue that the sociology of social networks may contribute to explain how and why social entrepreneurship arises by bridging micro- and macro-levels of analysis. We identify four different usages of the social network concept in the social entrepreneurship literature: embeddedness of social entrepreneurship, collective social entrepreneurship, networking as a critical skill or activity of social entrepreneurship, and finally networking and the creation of social capital as a goal of social entrepreneurship. Theoretical frameworks explaining the emergence of conventional entrepreneurship with a social network lens are identified. These are evaluated with regard to social entrepreneurship and suggested to constitute an important source of inspiration for future research. [less ▲]

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See detail"Product-oriented engineering" applied to the development of porous scaffolds for tissue engineering.
de Bien, Charlotte ULg; Ounally, Thameur ULg; Collard, Valérie ULg et al

in Procedia Engineering (2013, September 02)

This work applies a “product-oriented engineering” approach to the development of porous scaffolds for tissue engineering. Polylactic acid scaffolds were obtained by a freeze-drying process. Their 2D/3D ... [more ▼]

This work applies a “product-oriented engineering” approach to the development of porous scaffolds for tissue engineering. Polylactic acid scaffolds were obtained by a freeze-drying process. Their 2D/3D microstructure was characterized by X-ray microtomography and related to the operating conditions used. Two types of scaffold end-use properties were characterized in relation to their microstructure: the mechanical and the transport properties. Scaffold young's modulus was computed from data measured on tension-compression devices. To evaluate the permeability, Darcy’s experiments were carried out. The obtained results allowed highlighting the quantitative relationships existing between elaboration conditions, microstructure and end use properties of the fabricated PLA scaffolds. [less ▲]

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See detailMagnetic fields in beta Cep, SPB, and Be stars
Schoeller, M.; Hubrig, S.; Briquet, Maryline ULg et al

in Proceedings of the Conference: "Putting A Stars into Context: Evolution, Environment, and Related Stars" (2013, September 01)

Recent observational and theoretical results emphasize the potential significance of magnetic fields for structure, evolution, and environment of massive stars. Depending on their spectral and photometric ... [more ▼]

Recent observational and theoretical results emphasize the potential significance of magnetic fields for structure, evolution, and environment of massive stars. Depending on their spectral and photometric behavior, the upper main-sequence B-type stars are assigned to different groups, such as beta Cep stars and slowly pulsating B (SPB) stars, He-rich and He-deficient Bp stars, Be stars, BpSi stars, HgMn stars, or normal B-type stars. All these groups are characterized by different magnetic field geometry and strength, from fields below the detection limit of a few Gauss up to tens of kG. Our collaboration was the first to systematically study the magnetic fields in representative samples of different types of main-sequence B stars. In this article, we give an overview about what we have learned during the last years about magnetic fields in beta Cep, SPB, and Be stars. [less ▲]

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See detailCattle methane fluxes measurement over an intensively grazed grassland using eddy covariance
Dumortier, Pierre ULg; Aubinet, Marc ULg; Beckers, Yves ULg et al

Poster (2013, September)

Methane emissions account for 8% of the EU-15 GHG emissions and livestock generates approximately half of these emissions (European Commission, 2009). Recent technological advances in spectroscopy now ... [more ▼]

Methane emissions account for 8% of the EU-15 GHG emissions and livestock generates approximately half of these emissions (European Commission, 2009). Recent technological advances in spectroscopy now permit methane flux measurement using eddy covariance. This method has numerous strengths. It can measure fluxes in situ, continuously and across broad areas. This provides information about meadow and cattle emission behaviour throughout the year and across a broad range of climatic conditions. We will present here a one year monitoring of methane exchange between an intensively grazed meadow and the atmosphere obtained using the eddy-covariance method. Methane fluxes exchanged by a grazed meadow were measured continuously since June 2012 at the Dorinne Terrestrial Observatory (50˚ 18’ 44” N; 4˚ 58’ 07” E; 248 m asl.) in Belgium. The site is an intensively pastured meadow of 4.2 ha managed according to the regional common practices where up to 30 Belgian Blue cows are grazing simultaneously. Flux measurements were made with the eddy covariance technique, using a fast CH4 analyzer (Picarro G2311-f) and a sonic anemometer (Campbell Csat3). Carbon dioxide fluxes and various micro-meteorological and soil variables, biomass growth and stocking rate evolution were also measured at the site. Turbulent fluxes were calculated according to standard eddy covariance computation schemes and were filtered for non-stationarity and for low friction velocity (u*) events. During grazing periods, fluxes are dominated by the enteric fermentation source and average 111 nmol m-2 s-1. They are highly variable, probably due to cow movements in and out the measurement footprint and cow digestion rhythm. Despite this spread, a daily emission rhythm is observed with higher emissions during the afternoon. When fluxes are integrated over large periods, methane emissions were found strongly related to cattle stocking rate with a slope of 7.34±0.78 mol CH4 day-1 LSU-1. Further developments are ongoing in order to improve cattle geo-localization through infra-red cameras and individual home-made GPS devices. The two systems will be compared in terms of cost, efficiency and ease of use. During cow-free periods, the methane flux averages 10.5 nmol m-2 s-1 and is highly variable with some production peaks above 100 nmol m-2 s-1. No relation was found between methane fluxes and soil temperature while a weak negative relation was found between methane fluxes and soil humidity. No soil methane absorption has been observed. European Commission. Fifth National Communication from the European Community Under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Technical Report - 2009 – 038 (2009). [less ▲]

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Gérard, Jean-Claude ULg; Shematovich, Valery; Bisikalo, Dmitry et al

Poster (2013, September)

In this Report we present the Monte Carlo model for calculation of oxygen UV and IR emissions due to the electron precipitation in the Ganymede polar regions. These techniques will provide column ... [more ▼]

In this Report we present the Monte Carlo model for calculation of oxygen UV and IR emissions due to the electron precipitation in the Ganymede polar regions. These techniques will provide column densities of atmospheric species at better than or equal to 1 km spatial resolution, and will constrain the amount of some specific compounds from limb scans and during stellar occultation. This investigation also needs characterization of the vertical temperature profile from ground up to about 400 km altitude with ~5 km vertical resolution as well as mapping of water vapour concentration. This can be performed by multiple water line observations in the 200-600 μm wavelength range. It shall be complemented by ion and neutral mass spectrometry of plasma particles, radio occultations to measure structures of the neutral atmosphere and ionosphere, and plasma wave measurements to constrain plasma density and temperature of the ionosphere. [less ▲]

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See detailEVOLUTION RECENTE DES EXTREMES PLUVIOMETRIQUES ET DES TEMPERATURES A DJIBOUTI
Mahamoud, Ayan; Laminou Manzo, Ousmane; Ozer, Pierre ULg

in Boko, Michel; Vissin, Expédit W.; Afouda, Fulgence (Eds.) CLIMAT, AGRICULTURE & RESSOURCES EN EAU d'hier à demain (2013, September)

A dataset of 19 derived indicators has been compiled to clarify whether the frequency and / or the severity of rainfall and temperature extremes changed over the last decades in the city of Djibouti in ... [more ▼]

A dataset of 19 derived indicators has been compiled to clarify whether the frequency and / or the severity of rainfall and temperature extremes changed over the last decades in the city of Djibouti in East Africa. This study uses the only current available coverage of homogenous daily series which can be used for calculating any significant change in rainfall and temperature in recent years. It covers the 1980–2011 period for precipitation and the 1966–2011 period for what regards maximum, minimum and mean temperature. Results show that the annual total precipitation, the annual total of wet days and the frequency of intense rainfall have strongly declined over the last 32 years. Yet, since 2007, mean yearly rainfall meets a 73% deficit when compared to the 30-year average, a situation that is much worse than what was observed in the early 1980s. For what regards temperatures, the average increase recorded during the 1966–2011 period is of +0.28°C per decade, a far higher value than the global rising temperature. Heatwaves characterized by daily maximum temperatures ≥45°C (that is the 99th percentile) have become 15 times more frequent than in the past (comparing the 1966–75 and 2002–2011 periods) while extremely cool nights (<18.7°C, that is the 1st percentile in minimum temperature) have almost disappeared. Although the database should be extended to improve the global picture of recent climate changes in Djibouti, it seems very likely that rainfall shortages and increasing temperature extremes have already impacted the people of the Republic of Djibouti, especially the water availability and health sectors. [less ▲]

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See detailIntérêt des ondes de choc dans le traitement des fasciites plantaires
Fromm, Aurélien; Vanderthommen, Marc ULg; LAURENT, Jean-Marie ULg et al

in European Journal of Sports Medicine (2013, September), 1(Supplement 1), 276-277

Introduction : Over the past ten years, radial shock wave therapy usage has grown tremendously. Prescribed for chronic tendinopathy, its real benefit has yet to be demonstrated. Objective : Demonstrate ... [more ▼]

Introduction : Over the past ten years, radial shock wave therapy usage has grown tremendously. Prescribed for chronic tendinopathy, its real benefit has yet to be demonstrated. Objective : Demonstrate radial shock wave therapy benefits in plantar fasciitis treatment. Materials and methods : Our experimentation is a study over twelve weeks divided in 2 periods: the control phase (week 0 to week 6) and treatment phase (week 6 to week 11). It includes 3 evaluations (T1, T2 and T3) respectively at 0, 6 and 11 weeks. A standard evaluation consists of one VAS pain, an algo-functional backwash survey about the ankle (modified FFI), algometer test and dynamic analysis of the foot on strength platform. The radial shock wave therapy has been performed thanks to Swiss DolorClast machine (Electro Medical Systems) Results : Statistical analysis show radial shock wave therapy induces a highly significant improvement (p<0,0001) on EVA results (50%), ankle algo-functional backwash (62.6%) and pain sensitivity threshold (49.6%). Therefore, a significant correlation can be observed during T2- T3 period between pain sensitivity threshold improvement and patients age (p=0,012). The statistical results show a time increase trend for foot-ground contact over time. It is not significant though. Conclusion : The use of radial shock wave therapy in plantar fasciitis treatment helps decrease pain and improve step. However, additional studies performed on bigger samples have to be completed to confirm these results. [less ▲]

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See detailEquivalent static wind loads for structures with non-proportional damping
Blaise, Nicolas ULg; Canor, Thomas ULg; Denoël, Vincent ULg

in Zingoni, A (Ed.) Fifth International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics & Computation (2013, September)

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See detailPyovagina caused by pyometra and a persistent hymen in a 9-year-old bitch
Van Den Berghe, Femke ULg; Ponthier, Jérôme ULg; Parrilla Hernandez, Sonia ULg et al

in Reproduction in Domestic Animals (2013, September), 48(suppl1), 114

Pyovagina with a persistent hymen is very uncommon in a 9-year-old intact bitch. Blood discharge during prooestrus phases of previous cycles and the recent purulent vulvar discharge indicate an -at least ... [more ▼]

Pyovagina with a persistent hymen is very uncommon in a 9-year-old intact bitch. Blood discharge during prooestrus phases of previous cycles and the recent purulent vulvar discharge indicate an -at least partially- perforated hymen. For an unknown cause the hymen must have re-sealed after uterine contamination explaining a pyovagina that was bulging in the perineal area [less ▲]

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See detailDecorating a Domus during the Second Triumvirate. Iconographical Program of the Dwarfs’ Oecus at Ostia Antica.
Machowski, Mélanie ULg; Morard, Thomas ULg

in Context and Meaning. Actes du XII Colloque international de l'AIPMA (Athènes, 16-20 septembre 2013) (2013, September)

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See detailProduction of anionic extracellular polysaccharide by Enterobacter A47 using cheese whey as feedstock
Antunes, S; Alves, V.D.; Grandfils, Christian ULg et al

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See detailEffects of omeprazole on the canine cerebrospinal fluid composition
Girod, Maud ULg; Allerton, Fergus; Gommeren, Kris ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 23rd ECVIM-CA CONGRESS (2013, September)

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See detailPIXE Analysis for the pigment identification in the Nizet manucript (18th century)
Machowski, Mélanie ULg; Calvo Del Castillo, Helena ULg; Oger, Cécile ULg et al

Poster (2013, September)

Written in 1740, the Nizet Manuscript is a heraldry book compiling the genealogy of the Nizet family (Verviers, Belgium). It presents a large number of hand-painted heraldries in traditional heraldic ... [more ▼]

Written in 1740, the Nizet Manuscript is a heraldry book compiling the genealogy of the Nizet family (Verviers, Belgium). It presents a large number of hand-painted heraldries in traditional heraldic colours; the gold- and silver-like colours have undergone alteration and induced the degradation of the paper. The first inspection of the book with a binocular lens and UV-visible spectroscopy has led to the selection of representative points to be studied by PIXE analysis for the different groups of pigments. The PIXE measurements have been conducted with the cyclotron of the Institute of Nuclear and Atomic Physics and of Spectrometry of the University of Liege. Some pigments have been clearly identified, such as vermillion, umber or brass, while the presence of some others needs to be confirmed, for example azurite or lapis-lazuli. In the case of the green pigments and the organic ones (red, pink and black colours), the PIXE results must be completed by a molecular analysis. In order to exactly identify all the pigments, Raman analyses will be done to complete the pigment identification of the Nizet Manuscript. [less ▲]

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See detailNegative effect of milk production level on reproduction performances. Not a fatality.
Hanzen, Christian ULg; Glorieux, Géry; Chapaux, Philippe

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See detailEurabian Nights: From Narrative Identities to Imagined Communities
Claisse, Frédéric ULg

Conference (2013, September)

Though the themes of ‘counter-jihad’ and ‘islamofascism’ contributed to somehow renew the far right discourse, it is arguable that the core structure of the underlying political narrative remained ... [more ▼]

Though the themes of ‘counter-jihad’ and ‘islamofascism’ contributed to somehow renew the far right discourse, it is arguable that the core structure of the underlying political narrative remained unchanged – ‘Muslims’ merely taking the place of Jews in the role of ‘enemies from within’, while Islam superseded communism as the major totalitarian threat to the Western world. Taken as a globalised narrative, counter-jihad discourse displays striking differences between its North American and European versions, the former emphasizing Islam as a rather external, terrorist threat, whereas the latter denounces it as a cultural peril, resulting from an alleged failure of multiculturalism both as a policy and as an ideology. The ‘Eurabia’ conspiracy theory often serves as the bedrock of these narratives: a deliberate, albeit covert policy framework set by European and Arab leaders in order to gradually establish a Muslim majority in Europe. Still, the question remains whether these new discursive entities function as pure ‘identity markers’ or reveal original, unprecedented forms of ‘imagined communities’ (B. Anderson). In this respect, the Eurabian scenario contrasts sharply with the traditional far right rhetoric of decline: as it sets a seemingly inescapable, dystopian horizon, it paradoxically presupposes the existence of an organized political community actually able to do something to prevent that dark future from happening. Through ‘heuristics of fear’ (H. Jonas), Eurabia aims at creating a community of politically aware individuals and empowering them for current and future struggles. In our paper, we propose to analyse such ‘imaginary institution’ of a counter-jihad society. Using controversy mapping tools to show the relation between actors of the movement, we will particularly focus on the blogging community and its notably prominent role in the spreading and structuring of the Eurabian dystopia. [less ▲]

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See detailFrom zero-energy building to zero-energy neighbourhood : urban form and mobility matter.
Marique, Anne-Françoise ULg; Penders, Marine ULg; Reiter, Sigrid ULg

in Proceedings PLEA 2013 (2013, September)

Zero-Energy” Building (ZEB) is arousing more and more interest internationally, both in policies aiming at a more sustainable built environment (such as the European Directive PEB that will require, for ... [more ▼]

Zero-Energy” Building (ZEB) is arousing more and more interest internationally, both in policies aiming at a more sustainable built environment (such as the European Directive PEB that will require, for example, all new buildings to be “nearly Zero-Energy” Buildings (nZEB) by 2020) and in the scientific literature. Although Zero-Energy can be considered at different scales, this approach only adopts the perspective of the individual building and neglects phenomena linked to larger scales. Therefore, this paper aims at investigating the “Zero-Energy Neighbourhood” concept. It proposes a calculation method that takes into account three main topics: the energy consumption of buildings, the impact of the location on the energy consumption for daily mobility and the use of renewable energies. An application of this calculation method to two representative case studies (one urban neighbourhood and one suburban neighbourhood) is proposed. Main parameters that act upon the energy balance are highlighted and combined to propose concrete results to improve our built environment and move towards more sustainability. Hourly and monthly balances, the potential of “energy mutualisation” and smart grids are keys challenges that are of crucial importance in the scope of a Zero-Energy objective at the neighbourhood scale. [less ▲]

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See detailRelation between indoor thermal environment and renovation in Liege residential buildings
Singh, Manoj Kumar ULg; Mahapatra, Sadhan; Teller, Jacques ULg

in Matijašević, Sunčana; Ban, Marko (Eds.) Conference Digital proceedings (2013, September)

Indoor thermal environment monitoring has been done in 20 residential buildings of Liege city followed by questionnaire based comfort survey amongst the occupants of 85 houses in order to record their ... [more ▼]

Indoor thermal environment monitoring has been done in 20 residential buildings of Liege city followed by questionnaire based comfort survey amongst the occupants of 85 houses in order to record their preference and expectations about indoor thermal environment in winter and spring season. It is found from the analysis that change of glazing has a minimum or even sometimes an adverse effect on the existing indoor environment due to the absence of proper insulation of the rest of the building envelope. It is observed that in winter there is a sudden drop in indoor temperature and also overheating in summer. This is due to unplanned installation of glazing which actually increases the fenestration area ratio leading to higher indoor temperature fluctuation and causes discomfort. It is also important that the occupant’s preference and expectations as well as overall assessment of indoor environment needs to be consider towards energy efficiency improvement. [less ▲]

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See detailLa procédure européenne de règlement des petits litiges. Règlement n°861/2007
Berthe, Aude ULg

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See detailHypercalcémie réfractaire et sécrétion ectopique de calcitonine dans un cancer neuroendocrine du pancréas : Effets hypocalcémiants du Cinacalcet
VALDES SOCIN, Hernan Gonzalo ULg; LOLY, Jean-Philippe ULg; BETEA, Daniela ULg et al

in Annales d'Endocrinologie (2013, September), 74(4), 235-462

Introduction: Paraneoplastic hypercalcemia is a sign of poor prognosis, as it is particularly resistant to the usual hypocalcemic treatments. Observation: In 2009, a well differentiated pancreatic ... [more ▼]

Introduction: Paraneoplastic hypercalcemia is a sign of poor prognosis, as it is particularly resistant to the usual hypocalcemic treatments. Observation: In 2009, a well differentiated pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (Ki-67= 2%) is diagnosed in a 52-year-old diabetic man. The tumor is revealed with a splenic and hepatic carcinomatosis. Plasmatic calcium was: 3.54 mmol/L (2.15 - 2.6). Biology showed hypophosphatemia, PTH < 4 ng/ml, high 1-25 OH VitD, calcitonin: 1016 ng/ml (< 12 ng/ml). He had hypercalciuria and hypophosphaturia. He received for two years several cycles of Streptozotocin-ADRIAMYCIN and FOLFOX, with partial control of the tumor mass and calcium levels. In 2012, calcitonin levels are 29 ng/ml whereas calcemia is 3.17 mmol/L. Hypercalcemia is refractory to hyperhydration, diuretics, corticosteroids, and bisphosphonates therapy. Cinacalcet (Mimpara) is prescribed up to 120 mg/day (PO). Calcemia decreases gradually from 3 to 2.87 and then 2.76 mmol/L. PTH and calcitonin-the tumor mass remain unchanged. After two months of Cinacalcet treatment, Sunitinib (Sutent) 37.5 mg per day was added. During the third month, calcium levels dropped to 2.09 mmol/L and PTH raised to 78 pg/ml, requiring discontinuation of Mimpara. Calcitonin normalized, with a further improvement over pancreatic and metastatic lesions. Conclusion: Cinacalcet is a Calcium Sensing Receptor oral agonist. Cinacalcet hypocalcemic effects have not been previously documented in pancreatic paraneoplastic hypercalcemia. In our patient, Cinacalcet has significantly improved cancer prognosis: this drug could be a new alternative in paraneoplastic hypercalcemia. [less ▲]

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See detailExperimental performance characterization of a new single room ventilation device with heat recovery
Gendebien, Samuel ULg; Georges, Emeline ULg; Prieels, Luc et al

in Proceedings of the 34th AIVC conference (2013, September)

Nowadays, important efforts are made to reduce the residential building energy consumption. In this context, a growing interest for heat recovery ventilation has been observed during the last decades. The ... [more ▼]

Nowadays, important efforts are made to reduce the residential building energy consumption. In this context, a growing interest for heat recovery ventilation has been observed during the last decades. The present paper focuses on a new single room ventilation with heat recovery. Double flow ventilation is achieved through the integration of the unit into windows ledges. The developed device is particularly suitable compared to traditional centralized heat recovery ventilation units for retrofitted houses due to the absence of air extracting and air pulsing ducts through the house. The first part of the paper consists in describing the characteristics and properties of the developed device (volume, components, flow configuration, advantages and drawbacks). In the second part of the paper, an experimental approach is presented to characterize the unit. The criteria of performance are based on: - Thermal effectiveness of the unit (testing of a recovery heat exchanger), - Hydraulic aspects (flows delivered by the unit vs energy supplied to the unit), - Acoustic aspects. The overall performance of the unit can be established based on the experimental results described here above. Cartography of performance (ratio between the recovered heat and the supply electrical power) can be drawn, depending on the flow rates delivered by the unit and the indoor/outdoor temperature difference. The last part of the paper compares the new system with natural, simple exhaust ventilation and traditional centralized systems in terms of primary energy, consumer price and carbon dioxide emissions. Results show that the presented device seems more competitive than natural and simple exhaust ventilation for the Belgian climate. The single room ventilation investigated in this paper also shows better performance than most of the centralized ventilation systems tested on site. [less ▲]

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See detailImportance du déficit en vitamine D chez les femmes françaises ostéoporotiques et ostéopéniques âgées de plus de 80 ans
Bruyère, Olivier ULg; Slomian, Justine ULg; Beaudart, Charlotte ULg et al

in Cahiers de l'Année Gérontologique (Les) (2013, September), 5(1-2), 75

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See detailAssigned value determination on soil materials throughout the whole analytical field introducing bias correction from reference materials
Planchon, Viviane; Renneson, Malorie ULg; Goffaux, Marie-Julie et al

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See detailCaractéristiques cliniques des sujets répondeurs à la vibrotonie corporelle totale
Beaudart, Charlotte ULg; Buckinx, Fanny ULg; Maquet, Didier ULg et al

in Cahiers de l'Année Gérontologique (Les) (2013, September), 5(1-2), 118-119

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See detailRunning races: study of the stress and cardiac biomarkers
LE GOFF, Caroline ULg; Kaux, Jean-François ULg; MELON, Pierre ULg et al

in European Journal of Sports Medicine (2013, September), 1(Supplement 1), 212

Background: Cardiac troponins (cTn) are considered as the best biomarkers for detection of myocardial cell injury and NT-proBNP as the best for the cardiac insufficiency. In this study, cTnT was measured ... [more ▼]

Background: Cardiac troponins (cTn) are considered as the best biomarkers for detection of myocardial cell injury and NT-proBNP as the best for the cardiac insufficiency. In this study, cTnT was measured by new commercially available high-sensitive methods in subjects undergoing a marathon and an ultra-trail. Our aim was to compare cTnT and NT-proBNP levels before and after the stress tests, in sportive subjects. Materials and Methods: Twenty eight subjects (26 men, 42.5 ± 11 yo) ran the Maasmarathon (42.195 kilometers) between Visé (Belgium) and Maastricht (The Netherlands) and 33 subjects (33 men, 45.7±9.3yo) ran the Ultratour of Liège (Belgium ; 67 km). We took blood sample before (T0), just after (T1) and 3 hours after the race (T3). In all the patients, cTnT concentrations were measured by high sensitive methods (hsTnT, Roche Diagnostics) on heparin plasma. The NT-proBNP was also determined with the kit Roche on heparin plasma. The protocol was approved by the Ethics Committee of the University of Liège (Belgium). All subjects gave their informed consent. All statistical analyses were performed using Medcalc version 8.1 for Windows. p-value <0.01 was regarded as statistically significant. Results and discussion: A significant difference between hsTnT concentrations at T0 and T1 (p<0.0001), and between T0 and T3 (p<0.001) for NT-proBNP have been observed, but not between T1 and T3. This observation appeared only after a strenuous exercise. However, up to now this type of exercise is not reproducible easily in a laboratory. Moreover, nobody knows if these observations would have cardiac consequences at long terms. Conclusions: Measurement of cardiac troponins by high sensitive methods allows detecting significant release of biomarkers from the heart during exercise. The value of NT-proBNP are also significant but less than TnThs. We think that the TnThs could be an interesting tool in the future to help sport medicine to detect risk of developing a cardiac problem in the future or a sudden death. [less ▲]

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See detailTheoretical and experimental investigation of the GeSn bandgap
Shimura, Yosuke; Wang, Wei; Gencarelli, Federica et al

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See detailMeasurements of non-Rutherford cross sections for 4-15 MeV alpha particles on light elements from C to Si
Chene, Grégoire ULg; Mathis, François ULg; Fleury-Frenette, Karl ULg et al

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These last years Ion Beam Analysis users show an interest in High Energy Alpha beams[1]. These beams can be used for on-site analysis by means of radioactive sources e.g. for space application but they ... [more ▼]

These last years Ion Beam Analysis users show an interest in High Energy Alpha beams[1]. These beams can be used for on-site analysis by means of radioactive sources e.g. for space application but they also offer a powerful combination of properties for the analysis of thick layers (about 10 to 20 µm). This kind of layers is often met in cultural heritage applications but can be also present on new materials. Contrary to this kind of materials where the principal information needed is the in-depth profiles as the sample are of known composition, for cultural heritage materials the combination of elemental analysis and their in-depth distribution is essential as the nature of the material is a-priori not known. In this perspective high energy alpha beams can produce really interesting results as their PIXE cross-sections increase from 6 MeV while the lower penetration of the beam (comparing to classical protons beams) allows to limit the analysis to the layer of interest. For the elemental in depth distribution we take advantage of the good mass separation of the alpha particles and the non-Rutherford phenomena allow the analysis even of light elements which are of great interest in cultural heritage problematic as far as the cross section are well tabulated. Using two IBA facilities (AGLAE in Paris and the HE-HR beam line of the cyclotron in Liège University[2]) we explored the backscattering cross section of numerous light elements (from C to Si) from 4 to 15 MeV in order to check the lack in the literature, to verify the deviation from Rutherford law and compare it to the existing theoretical models. We begin to measure the needed cross sections using thick target in case of smooth cross section and thin layers for exploring important variation of the cross section. [less ▲]

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See detailRéaction inflammatoire exubérante suite à une infiltration de PRP
Kaux, Jean-François ULg; Croisier, Jean-Louis ULg; LEONARD, Philippe ULg et al

in European Journal of Sports Medicine (2013, September), 1(Supplement 1), 278-279

Background: PRP, obtained from centrifuged autologous blood, contains a large quantity of growth factors, which may enhance the tissue healing processes. Local infiltration of PRP represents a relatively ... [more ▼]

Background: PRP, obtained from centrifuged autologous blood, contains a large quantity of growth factors, which may enhance the tissue healing processes. Local infiltration of PRP represents a relatively new treatment for tendinopathies. To date, no side effects have been reported after infiltration of PRP to treat tendinopathy. Case report: A 35-year-old patient had a right upper patellar tendinopathy which was resistant to all conservative treatments for more than 6 months. The patient was a type 1 diabetic (well controlled). He had an intratendinous infiltration of 6 mL of PRP (8.105 platelets/mm3, almost no red or white blood cells) after disinfection but without local anaesthetic. Immediately following the infiltration, local cryotherapy was performed for 15 minutes. NSAIDs were avoided, but class-1 or -2 pain-killers were authorised if necessary. A standardised sub-maximal eccentric rehabilitation should have been started 1 week after. However, the patient experienced local swelling with erythema, increased heating and pain which appeared just underneath the patella, but without biological inflammatory syndrome. A great Doppler signal in a thicker patellar tendon was observed by US, but there was no sign of local infectious disease demonstrated by either CT or MRI. However, the local inflammation did not decrease after a progressive 3-week treatment of local cryotherapy, local and oral NSAIDs and colchicine 1 mg. Thus, an insidious infection was suspected, even though there was neither evidence of biological inflammatory syndrome nor sign of infectious lesion on imagery examination. An antibiotic therapy (rifampicine 600 mg + minocycline 100 mg) was initiated for 3 months. Finally, a 3-phase bone scintigraphy suggested the presence of a complex regional pain syndrome type 1 treated by a classical physical therapy and concomitant class-2 pain killers. The evolution was favourable after 6 months of symptomatic treatment, and the pain decreased to a level similar to that before the infiltration of PRP. Discussion/Conclusions: This case report draws attention to potential side effects that are linked to this new therapy by infiltration of platelet rich plasma in case of tendinopathy, in particular when used in patients with type 1 diabetes. Thus, the balance between benefits and risks must be carefully evaluated before using this treatment in patients with type 1 diabetes. [less ▲]

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See detailHow can long-term experimental plots can help us to understand the sustainability of different phosphorus inputs ?
Renneson, Malorie ULg; Dufey, Joseph; Roisin, Christian et al

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See detailReliability of ERT-derived Temperature - Insights from Laboratory Measurements
Robert, Tanguy ULg; Hermans, Thomas ULg; Dumont, Gaël ULg et al

in EarthDoc - Near Surface Geosciences 2013 - 19th European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics (2013, September)

We performed laboratory measurements on fully saturated sand samples in the context of deriving reliable temperature from time-lapse electrical resistivity tomography (ERT). The experiment consisted in ... [more ▼]

We performed laboratory measurements on fully saturated sand samples in the context of deriving reliable temperature from time-lapse electrical resistivity tomography (ERT). The experiment consisted in monitoring an increase of temperature in sand samples with electrical resistivity measurements. We neglected the effect of surface conductivity since experiments showed two orders of magnitude between surface and fluid conductivities. We show that using simple linear relationship between fluid electrical conductivity and temperature alone does not allow reliable temperature estimates. Indeed, chemical analyses highlight the importance of accounting chemical reactions occurring when temperature changes, including dissolution/precipitation processes. We performed two experiments based on typical in-situ conditions. We first simulated the injection of a less conductive tap water and second, the injection of heated formation water. In the second case, minerals solubility decreases and precipitation occurs, leading to an increase of bulk resistivity. This mechanism competes with dissolution of minerals when tap water is injected, since tap water is not in equilibrium with the medium. In any case, further research is needed to fully understand the mechanisms and to develop a fully integrated law to derive better temperature estimates. [less ▲]

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See detailÉVOLUTION CLIMATIQUE, PERCEPTION ET ADAPTATION DES COMMUNAUTES RURALES DU PLATEAU D’ABOMEY (BENIN)
Ozer, Pierre ULg; Hountondji, Yvon-Carmen; Ahomadegbe, Mathias et al

in Boko, Michel; Vissin, Expédit W.; Afouda, Fulgence (Eds.) CLIMAT, AGRICULTURE & RESSOURCES EN EAU d'hier à demain (2013, September)

West Africa is extremely vulnerable to climate change. This paper first analyses recent trends in extreme rainfall and temperatures recorded at six synoptic stations in Benin. Results show that rainfall ... [more ▼]

West Africa is extremely vulnerable to climate change. This paper first analyses recent trends in extreme rainfall and temperatures recorded at six synoptic stations in Benin. Results show that rainfall is declining while temperatures are increasing significantly. Cold nights (1st TMin percentile) are decreasing very significantly while hot days (99th TMax percentile) are increasing very significantly. No trend is observed in the frequency of extreme rainfall events. Then, rural populations of the plateau of Abomey were interviewed about their perception of climatic risks. They highlighted that major risks are spatiotemporal rain variability and rainfall shortage / excess (drought / flood), strong winds, and excessive temperature. Confronted with these hazards, local farmers are developing on their own endogenous strategies, which are mostly not rational and far from solving climatic hazards in a sustainable way. More detailed studies are needed in order to identify together with these communities pragmatic and sustainable adaptive options. [less ▲]

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See detailCritères de retour sur le terrain après plastie LCA chez le footballeur professionnel
Croisier, Jean-Louis ULg; Rochcongar, Pierre; Bruyère, Olivier ULg et al

in European Journal of Sports Medicine (2013, September), 1(1),

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See detailA fundamental study of the inception of motion of coarse sediments
Duma, Diana ULg; Erpicum, Sébastien ULg; Archambeau, Pierre ULg et al

in Proceedings of 2013 IAHR World Congress (2013, September)

This research aims to provide new knowledge about the inception of motion in rivers with coarse sediments and, possibly, macro-roughness flow regime, for which, so far, civil and environmental engineers ... [more ▼]

This research aims to provide new knowledge about the inception of motion in rivers with coarse sediments and, possibly, macro-roughness flow regime, for which, so far, civil and environmental engineers face much uncertainty in the determination of threshold hydraulic conditions for sediment transport. The threshold conditions have to be clearly defined, at the theoretical level, and well identified, in experimental tests. Therefore, a specific program of laboratory experiments has been designed. It relies on two complementary laboratory flumes of, respectively, 6m and 20m in length (discharge up to 100 l/s, slope between 0 and 4%). Three different thresholds have been defined to distinguish between the following four states: no motion, vibration of stone, local motion, and large scale motion. Based on experimental tests conducted so far in the smaller flume, velocity profile and turbulence intensity measured in quasi-uniform and non-uniform flow conditions have been correlated with the inception of motion. Flow velocity was measured using UVP transducers. In this paper, the results of a first phase of the study are presented, with the aim of validating the experimental setup, procedure and instrumentation. They focus particularly on the feasibility of collecting the relevant flow variables (shear velocity, turbulence) from a limited number of pointwise velocity measurements. [less ▲]

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See detailPhysiological interpretation of the slope during an isokinetic fatigue test of the knee
Bosquet, L.; Gouadec, K.; Berryman, N. et al

in European Journal of Sports Medicine (2013, September), 1(1), 151

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See detailMultifractality of quantum wave functions
Dubertrand, Rémy; Garcia-Mata, Ignacio; Georgeot, Bertrand et al

Poster (2013, September)

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See detailHydraulic modelling of the river Meuse
Dewals, Benjamin ULg

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See detailHedges and woody strips browsing by cattle on pasture in Wallonia, Belgium
Vandermeulen, Sophie ULg; Pascal, Mathilde; Marche, Christian et al

in Michalk, David L.; Millar, Geoffrey D.; Badgery, Warwick B. (Eds.) et al Revitalising Grasslands to Sustain our Communities: Proceedings 22nd International Grassland Congress, Sydney 15-19 september 2013 (2013, September)

Agri-environmental measures promote woody hedges along meadows in Wallonia, raising the interest in tree and shrub as forage in intensive mixed dairy temperate production systems. This study aimed at (1 ... [more ▼]

Agri-environmental measures promote woody hedges along meadows in Wallonia, raising the interest in tree and shrub as forage in intensive mixed dairy temperate production systems. This study aimed at (1) determining the influence of an access to hedges on the grazing behavior of young cattle and (2) assessing the fermentation characteristics of woody species promoted in Wallonia. Twelve heifers, divided in two groups, were set to graze a ryegrass and white clover-based pasture in May 2012. The first group had access to a hedge composed of 12 temperate tree and shrub species, and the second group grazed the pasture only. The grazing and browsing behavior of the animals was recorded for 4 weeks along with pasture biomass availability, using the hand-plucking method. Samples of the 12 tree species were fermented using rumen fluid in an automated gas pressure monitoring system and gas production kinetics compared to ryegrass and white clover. Results suggest that the feeding behavior was influenced by the hedge. Grazing time of the control group was higher than heifers that could browse woody foliage (P<0.05). Browsing was especially noticeable when grass availability on pasture was lowest. In vitro ruminal fermentation kinetics differed among species (P<0.01) with Populus nigra and Fraxinus excelsior showing a potential of fermentation similar to herbaceous forages. It can be concluded that due to the browsing by cattle some woody species could be interesting as complementary feeding. Besides their attributes regarding the agricultural landscape, their feeding qualities should be considered when planting the hedges. [less ▲]

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See detailTon d'instit ? Variation prosodique en invariant situationnel chez une institutrice de maternelle
Lambeau, Céline ULg

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L'article rend compte d'une étude macro-prosodique à visée exploratoire, menée sur des échantillons de parole adressée d'une institutrice. L'analyse se fonde sur quatre séquences enregistrées dans une ... [more ▼]

L'article rend compte d'une étude macro-prosodique à visée exploratoire, menée sur des échantillons de parole adressée d'une institutrice. L'analyse se fonde sur quatre séquences enregistrées dans une classe de 1e-2e maternelle et indique une correspondance partielle entre le ton de l'institutrice et le phénomène de l'infant-directed-speech, et des variations légères de certains paramètres prosodiques selon le type d'activité menée. [less ▲]

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See detailAtypical myopathy: epidemiology and aetiopathogenesis
Votion, Dominique ULg

in In proceedings: 51th British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) Congress (2013, September)

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See detailManaging acute myopathies
Votion, Dominique ULg

in In proceedings: 51th British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) Congress (2013, September)

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