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See detailFormes brèves et complexité narrative : l'effet de déjà-vu dans "Southcliffe" (Warp Films, 2013)
Belloi, Livio ULg

Conference (2017, February 02)

Cette communication se penche sur la mini-série anglaise "Southcliffe" (Warp Films, 2013) et s'emploie à dégager en elle divers effets de reprise et de déjà-vu. Ces effets font ensuite l'objet d'une ... [more ▼]

Cette communication se penche sur la mini-série anglaise "Southcliffe" (Warp Films, 2013) et s'emploie à dégager en elle divers effets de reprise et de déjà-vu. Ces effets font ensuite l'objet d'une interrogation touchant à la notion de "complexité narrative" (J. Mittell). [less ▲]

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See detailImproved Blood Glucose Forecasting Models using Changes in Insulin Sensitivity in Intensive Care Patients
Uyttendaele, Vincent ULg; Dickson, Jennifer; Shaw, Geoff et al

Poster (2017, February 01)

Introduction: Hyperglycaemia, hypoglycaemia and glycaemic variability are associated with worsened outcomes and increased mortality in intensive care units. Glycaemic control (GC) using insulin therapy ... [more ▼]

Introduction: Hyperglycaemia, hypoglycaemia and glycaemic variability are associated with worsened outcomes and increased mortality in intensive care units. Glycaemic control (GC) using insulin therapy has shown improved outcomes, but have been proven difficult to repeat or achieve safely. STAR (Stochastic TARgeted) is a model-based glycaemic control protocol using a stochastic model to forecast distributions of likely future changes in insulin sensitivity (SI) based on its current value. This can be used to determine likely future blood glucose (BG) levels for a given intervention, enabling the most optimal dose selection that best overlaps a clinically defined BG target band. This study presents a novel 3D model capable to predict likely future distribution of SI using both current SI and its prior variability (%ΔSI). Methods: Metabolic data from 3 clinical ICU cohorts totalling 819 episodes and 68629 hours of treatment under STAR and SPRINT protocols are used in this study. Data triplets (%ΔSIn, SIn, SIn+1) are created and binned together in a range of %ΔSI = [-100%, 200%] and SIn = [1.0e-7, 2.1e-3] in bin sizes of %ΔSI = 10% and SIn = 0.5e-4. The 5th, 50th, and 95th percentile of SIn+1 are determined for each bin where data density is high enough (>100 triplets) and compared to the previous stochastic model. The predictive power of the two models are compared by computing median [IQR] per-patient percentage prediction of SI within the 5th-95th and 25th-75th percentile ranges of model predictions. Results: Results show the previous model is over-conservative for ~77% of the data, mainly where %ΔSI is within an absolute 25% change. The percentage change in the 90% CI width in this region is reduced by ~25-40%. Conversely, non-conservative regions are also identified, with 90% CI width increased up to ~80%. Predictive power is similar for both model (60.3% [47.8%, 71.5%] vs. 51.2 [42.9%, 59.2%] within 25th-75th and 93.6% [85.7%, 97.3%] vs. 90.7% [84.4%, 94.6%] within 5th-95th range). Conclusions: The new 3D model achieved similar predictive power as the previous model by reducing the 5th-95th percentile prediction range for 77% of the data, predominantly where SI is stable. If the conservatism of the previous model reduces risk of hypoglycaemia, it also inhibits the controller’s ability to reduce BG to the normal range by safely using more aggressive dosing. The 3D new model thus better characterises patient-specific response to insulin, and allows more optimal dosing, increasing performance and safety. [less ▲]

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See detailCellular stress and β-lactamase BlaP induction in Bacillus licheniformis
Dauvin, Marjorie ULg; Joris, Bernard ULg

Poster (2017, February 01)

In presence of β-lactam antibiotic in its environment, B. licheniformis produces the β-lactamase BlaP, an enzyme hydrolyzing β-lactam antibiotic, conferring on the bacteria phenotypic resistance. To ... [more ▼]

In presence of β-lactam antibiotic in its environment, B. licheniformis produces the β-lactamase BlaP, an enzyme hydrolyzing β-lactam antibiotic, conferring on the bacteria phenotypic resistance. To induce BlaP, two conditions must be fulfilled. The first one is the acylation of the membrane receptor BlaR1 by the antibiotic. The second one is a cellular stress due to the presence of the antibiotic which acylate PBP1. The nature of this signal remains unknown. In this study we postulate that the extracytoplasmic function sigma factors (ECFs) σM and σX act together with the stringent response as a secondary and redundant layer of stress upon which the BlaP induction pathway relies. [less ▲]

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See detailMyoferlin, a new autophagy player in pancreatic cancer cells
Rademaker, Gilles ULg; Hennequière, Vincent ULg; Peixoto, Paul et al

Poster (2017, February 01)

Despite intensive research, Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma (PDAC) remains one of the deadliest forms of cancer. Early-stage of the disease is clinically silent and the diagnosis of the disease is mostly ... [more ▼]

Despite intensive research, Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma (PDAC) remains one of the deadliest forms of cancer. Early-stage of the disease is clinically silent and the diagnosis of the disease is mostly made at an advanced stage. This late diagnosis contributes to one of the lowest 5-year survival rates (<5%). Today, PDAC are treated by surgery and/or adjuvant therapy, increasing only slightly the median survival of the patients. There is therefore an urgent need to develop new effective therapies for PDAC patients. PDAC are characterized by a high autophagic activity involved in its chemoresistance. Recently, key regulatory proteins controlling the metabolic reprogramming of PDAC cells were identified. By governing both autophagic flux and lysosomal catabolism, these proteins support the efficient processing of cargo from autophagy, providing PDAC cells with access to critical sources of nutrients. Interestingly, the high autophagy level in PDAC correlates with a poor patient outcome. Myoferlin, a member of the ferlin family overexpressed at protein level in different cancer types including PDAC, is a transmembrane protein able to bound to phospholipids and described to play an important function in membrane fusion. This characteristic invited us to investigate whether myoferlin could participate to autophagy, a process involving membrane fusion. Panc-1 cell line was used as a model of PDAC basal autophagy. Myoferlin expression was silenced using interfering RNA technology. Autophagosome abundance was evaluated by LC3-II western-blot and flow cytometry. Results indicated a significant increase in autophagosome abundance 48 h after myoferlin-silencing. This increase could arise from an increase of autophagy initiation or from an inhibition of autolysosome degradation. Using autophagy inhibitors, autophagic flux was evaluated by LC3-II and p62 western-blot after myoferlin-silencing. Results suggested a blockade in the autophagic process, impairing termination and autophagosome degradation by lysosome activity. Knowing the affinity of myoferlin for phospholipids, we wonder if this protein could interact with the phosphatidylethanolamine-conjugated LC3-II protein. Proximity-ligation assay suggested a close interaction between myoferlin and LC3. These results evoke an unexplored and undescribed role for myoferlin in autophagy. Understanding the involvement of myoferlin in this rediscovered biological process could give new clues in the development of new therapeutic strategy. [less ▲]

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See detailIdentification of proteins discriminating inflammation induced dysplasia from simple inflammation in ulcerative colitis by laser capture microdissection and label free proteomics – a pilot study
Merli, Angela-Maria ULg; QUESADA-CALVO, Florence ULg; MASSOT, Charlotte ULg et al

Poster (2017, February 01)

Chronic colonic inflammation in ulcerative colitis (UC) may induce dysplasia, which can itself progress and transform into neoplasia. Diagnosis of dysplasia in UC remains difficult particularly when ... [more ▼]

Chronic colonic inflammation in ulcerative colitis (UC) may induce dysplasia, which can itself progress and transform into neoplasia. Diagnosis of dysplasia in UC remains difficult particularly when tissue inflammation is present. The aim of this retrospective pilot study was to highlight proteins specifically associated with inflammation induced dysplasia in UC. We performed a pilot experiment on 15 Formalin-Fixed, Paraffin-Embedded (FFPE) samples isolated from 5 cases of UC patients with a Polypoïd Pedunculated dysplasia (UC-PP). We compared the proteomes of the UC-PP, the inflammatory (UC-I) and the normal (UC-NL) tissues of each patient. We performed Laser Capture Microdissection (LCM) in order to collect only epithelial cells, avoiding inflammatory infiltrating ones. Label free proteomic analysis using a 2D-nanoUPLC coupled with a hybrid Quadrupole-Orbitrap was applied, as well as differential analysis on the paired samples. Immunohistochemistry (IHC) characterisation of one of the selected proteins of interest was used for validation. Out of 985 quantified proteins, 7 were found significantly more abundant in UC-PP compared to UC-I tissues, with 6 being only detected in UC-PP using proteomics. One of these is Solute Carrier Family 12 member 2 (SLC12A2), also known as Na-K-2Cl co-transporter 1 (NKCC1), a protein involved in ionic balance, in T-cell migration promotion and in some features involved in cancer development like proliferation, migration or invasion. IHC results obtained were in correlation with proteomic results and showed that SLC12A2 was more abundant in UC-PP tissue than in UC-I and UC-NL tissues, with a signal clearly delimiting the dysplastic region from the surrounding inflammatory tissue. This pilot experiment shows a different proteomic profile in inflammation-associated dysplasia and simple inflammation. This should be replicated using other types of dysplasia in IBD. SLC12A2 could be a potential biomarker of inflammation-associated dysplasia. [less ▲]

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See detailLe droit fiscal à l’épreuve du droit civil: étude positive et prospective de la fiscalisation des revenus de certains acteurs relevant de l’économie sociale
Garroy, Sabine ULg

Conference (2017, February 01)

Présentation en 180 secondes de l'état de la recherche doctorale

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See detailModelling BMP-2 carrier device for bone tissue engineering application
Manhas, Varun ULg; Carlier, Aurelie; Geris, Liesbet ULg

Poster (2017, February 01)

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See detailCrosstalk between VEGF and BMP9 pathway. Implications in HHT disease
Pollenus, Thomas ULg

Poster (2017, February 01)

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See detailUsing unsupervised clustering method and SNP-based information to identify fine-level population structure
Chaichoompu, Kridsadakorn ULg; Yazew, Fentaw Abegaz; Tongsima, Sissades et al

Poster (2017, February 01)

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See detailZinc, manganese and iron interaction within the frd3 Arabidopsis mutant
Scheepers, Maxime ULg; Spielmann, Julien ULg; Goormaghtigh, Erik et al

Poster (2017, February 01)

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See detailA multiscale model of the human cardiovascular system can account for the Frank-Starling effect on vascular filling therapy
Kosta, Sarah ULg; Pironet, Antoine; Negroni, Jorge et al

Poster (2017, February 01)

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See detailCharacterization of the low-mass companion HD 142527 B
Christiaens, Valentin ULg; Casassus, Simon; Absil, Olivier ULg et al

Poster (2017, February)

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See detailImpact of an ultra-marathonof 330km on plasma levels of cardiac biomarkers
Le Goff, Caroline ULg; Kaux, Jean-François ULg; Gergelé, Laurent et al

in British Journal of Sports Medicine (2017, February), 51(4), 347

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See detailIntention, image et singularité selon le premier Sartre : réflexion sur les propriétés et les fonctions de l'acte d'imagination
Recchia, Fabio ULg

in Bulletin d'Analyse Phénoménologique (2017, February)

Partant d’une problématisation de la méthode phénoménologique mise en jeu par "L’Imaginaire", nous proposons de relire les développements de ce texte à partir de la perspective offerte par la théorie de ... [more ▼]

Partant d’une problématisation de la méthode phénoménologique mise en jeu par "L’Imaginaire", nous proposons de relire les développements de ce texte à partir de la perspective offerte par la théorie de l’intentionnalité du premier Sartre. Nous tenterons ainsi de dégager l’unité systématique du projet sartrien d’une « phénoménologie de l’image » en le rapportant aux propositions philosophiques posées de manière décisive par "l’article sur l’intentionnalité". Par ce biais, il s’agira également de fixer les propriétés de la conscience imageante, ainsi que les fonctions jouées par l’acte d’imagination dans l’économie générale de la conscience, en particulier dans l’événement de sa personnalisation. De sorte que nous parcourons les tensions reliant l’imagination de la conscience à son ipséité ; tandis que, du point de vue de l’histoire de la philosophie, nous examinerons certaines des torsions qu’appliqua Sartre sur l’analyse husserlienne de l’image afin d’approfondir celle-ci dans la direction d’une philosophie de la liberté personnelle du sujet. [less ▲]

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See detailNonlinear Robust Control for Satellite Formation Flying via Adaptive Second-Order Sliding Modes
Cho, Hancheol ULg; Kerschen, Gaëtan ULg

in 27th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, San Antonio 5-9 February 2017 (2017, February)

This paper presents a robust adaptive control methodology based on the concept of second-order sliding modes for satellite formation control in the presence of unknown, but bounded uncertainties. By ... [more ▼]

This paper presents a robust adaptive control methodology based on the concept of second-order sliding modes for satellite formation control in the presence of unknown, but bounded uncertainties. By introducing two sliding variables to achieve the concept of second-order sliding modes, a robust controller is designed so that it forces the first sliding variable to converge to a desired error box in a finite time. Then, the second sliding variable is automatically bounded in a much smaller region by sliding mode control theory, thereby considerably improving the control accuracy. The proposed control scheme is of a smooth form and effectively alleviates chattering. An adaptive law that updates the control gain is also presented without a priori knowledge of the uncertainties. Numerical simulations, in which a desired formation configuration is required to be precisely maintained under uncertain mass and external disturbances, are carried out to validate the efficiency and the accuracy of the proposed robust adaptive control scheme developed herein. [less ▲]

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See detailPrendre soin du sauvage. Le devenir de la nature pour métier.
Denayer, Dorothée ULg

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See detailFlutter and limit cycle oscillation suppression using linear and nonlinear tuned vibration absorbers
Verstraelen, Edouard ULg; Kerschen, Gaëtan ULg; Dimitriadis, Grigorios ULg

in Proceedings of the SEM IMAC XXXV (2017, February)

Aircraft are more than ever pushed to their limits for performance reasons. Consequently, they become increasingly nonlinear and they are more prone to undergo aeroelastic limit cycle oscillations ... [more ▼]

Aircraft are more than ever pushed to their limits for performance reasons. Consequently, they become increasingly nonlinear and they are more prone to undergo aeroelastic limit cycle oscillations. Structural nonlinearities affect aircraft such as the F-16, which can undergo store-induced limit cycle oscillations (LCOs). Furthermore, transonic buzz can lead to LCOs because of moving shock waves in transonic flight conditions on many aircraft. This study presents a numerical investigation of passive LCO suppression on a typical aeroelastic system with pitch and plunge degrees of freedom and a hardening stiffness nonlinearity. The absorber used is made of a piezoelectric patch glued to the plunge springs and connected to a resistor and an inductance forming a RLC circuit. A mechanical tuned mass damper absorber of similar configuration is also considered. The piezoelectric absorber features significant advantages in terms of size, weight and tuning convenience. The results show that both types of absorber increase the linear flutter speed of the system in a similar fashion but, when optimal, they lead to a sub-critical bifurcation while a super-critical bifurcation was observed without absorber. Finally, it is shown that the addition of a properly tuned nonlinear spring (mechanical absorber) or capacitor (piezo- electric absorber) can restore the super-criticality of the bifurcation. The tuning of the nonlinearity is carried out using numerical continuation. [less ▲]

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See detailMegaloolithid dinosaur eggs: scrambled parataxonomy and nesting strategies
Jentgen, Benjamin ULg; Stein, Koen; Fischer, Valentin ULg

Poster (2017, February)

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See detailLes commissaires d'Action française
Schmidt, Anne-Catherine ULg

in Audigier, François (Ed.) Histoire des services d'ordre en France du XIXème siècle à nos jours (2017, February)

Les discours et les actes violents des camelots du roi sont bien connus et ont régulièrement été évoqués par l'historiographie. En revanche, l'organisation des commissaires d'Action française, chargés du ... [more ▼]

Les discours et les actes violents des camelots du roi sont bien connus et ont régulièrement été évoqués par l'historiographie. En revanche, l'organisation des commissaires d'Action française, chargés du maintien de l'ordre dans les manifestations, est assez méconnue. Ce papier tente d'y remédier. [less ▲]

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See detailEcological intensification of fish production : Fertilization strategies in Africa fish farms
Mafwila Kinkela, Patrick ULg; Kambashi Mutiaka, Bienvenu ULg; Rollin, Xavier et al

Poster (2017, February)

Ponds fertilization has been found as strategies of intensification fish production for farm in Africa were commercial feeds are not available and ingredients for formulate completed feed are cost ... [more ▼]

Ponds fertilization has been found as strategies of intensification fish production for farm in Africa were commercial feeds are not available and ingredients for formulate completed feed are cost. However, farmers are not safe to any danger because the efficiency of these strategies is not always known owing to the associated risk of eutrophication. An experience was making to assess how various fertilization practices would impact fish growth and physicochemical parameters of water in the pond. [less ▲]

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See detailInflences of biological findings in the field of architectural theory and formal developments in the french landscape of the 1960
Van Rooyen, Xavier ULg

Conference (2017, February)

In 1960, some architects questionned the « Charte d’Athènes » and its principles. They explored the language of architecture in some Congress and took the name of Team X. During their meeting they tried ... [more ▼]

In 1960, some architects questionned the « Charte d’Athènes » and its principles. They explored the language of architecture in some Congress and took the name of Team X. During their meeting they tried to take into account the potential of different finding in sciences. The architects of the Team X group who intervened in France where mostly influenced by structuralist apprach of Levi-Strauss an the biologist François Jacob. In his book la logique du vivant , Jacob introduced some concepts, some vocabulary words which inspired architects. These terms, this architectural grammar is : fabric, cells, DNA, 3d structure. Candilis-Wood-Josic were influenced by Jacob’s book and radio conference at that time and did some projects around theses formal analogies. In our point of view, like Jean Renaudie said, biology findings influenced his vision of the society and contributed to question architecture, its forms, its vocabulary. For us, biological analogies following Jean-Pierre Chupin decription, contributed mostly to the development of the neo avant-garde in the 1960’s in France and the different constructions we can see in the french landscape marked the architectural theory and is widely reused nowadays. Through these conference, we want to demonstrate that hypothesis trhough the work of l’Atelier de Montrouge in which Jean Renaudie worked. [less ▲]

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See detailAn App-based Algorithmic Approach for Harvesting Local and Renewable Energy Using Electric Vehicles
Dubois, Antoine; Wehenkel, Antoine; Fonteneau, Raphaël ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART 2017) (2017, February)

The emergence of electric vehicles (EVs), combined with the rise of renewable energy production capacities, will strongly impact the way electricity is produced, distributed and consumed in the very near ... [more ▼]

The emergence of electric vehicles (EVs), combined with the rise of renewable energy production capacities, will strongly impact the way electricity is produced, distributed and consumed in the very near future. This position paper focuses on the problem of optimizing charging strategies for a fleet of EVs in the context where a significant amount of electricity is generated by (distributed) renewable energy. It exposes how a mobile application may offer an efficient solution for addressing this problem. This app can play two main roles. Firstly, it would incite and help people to play a more active role in the energy sector by allowing photovoltaic (PV) panel owners to sell their electrical production directly to consumers, here the EVs’ agents. Secondly, it would help distribution system operators (DSOs) or transmission system operators (TSOs) to modulate more efficiently the load by allowing them to influence EV charging behaviour in real time. Finally, the present paper advocates for the introduction of a two-sided market-type model between EV drivers and electricity producers. [less ▲]

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See detailA look at Intact Forest Landscapes and their relevance to Central African forest policy
Haurez, Barbara ULg; Daïnou, Kasso ULg; Vermeulen, Cédric ULg et al

Conference (2017, February)

Tropical forests are important providers of natural resources and ecosystem services but their ecological functions are facing increasing human pressure, linked to economic development. The preservation ... [more ▼]

Tropical forests are important providers of natural resources and ecosystem services but their ecological functions are facing increasing human pressure, linked to economic development. The preservation of tropical forest ecosystems is interrelated with effective land use planning and identification of priority areas for conservation. Initially defined by Greenpeace and the World Resources Institute (WRI) in 2000, Intact Forest Landscapes (IFLs) are large areas of forest minimally impacted by human activities. IFLs were identified by mapping industrial activities, road networks and infrastructure using remote sensing. Since 2014, when IFLs were recognized and adopted by the certification scheme Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the IFLs have become integrated into forest management policies. In order to trace the history and evaluate the applicability of IFLs for forest management policy in the Central African context, we searched for documents related to the IFL method, and previous similar concepts. The IFL method is simple and cost-effective and enables the monitoring of forest degradation at a global scale. However, the approach mainly considers forest cover and is imprecise at the local scale. For example, hunting, one of the main threats faced by Central African ecosystems, cannot be detected by satellite imagery and is therefore disregarded in IFL identification processes. In contrast, there are other considered anthropogenic activities, such as reduced-impact selective logging, which may be compatible with forest ecosystem conservation. To better tailor the IFL approach to Central African forests, we recommend (i) the consideration of wildlife communities distribution in the analysis of disturbance, (ii) a thorough evaluation of the impacts of different human activities on forest ecosystems, and (iii) the integration of local stakeholders and governments in the design of land management strategies devised to address social, economic and environmental needs. [less ▲]

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See detailArchitecture and deconstruction: translation as a matter of speculative theory
Bodart, Céline ULg

Conference (2017, February)

If this conference proposes to explore the singular and minor expressions of architectural theory, it could at first seem strange to propose here a paper about the so-called derridean years of ... [more ▼]

If this conference proposes to explore the singular and minor expressions of architectural theory, it could at first seem strange to propose here a paper about the so-called derridean years of architecture. Rather, the vast body of literature produced on this specific episode argues that the encounter of architectural discourses with derridean deconstruction played a major role into the implementation of "the gilded age of theory" (Mallgrave, Goodman, 2011). But such an "age" needs now to be redefined in regard with its own cultural boundaries. What the decon has produced in the Anglo-American field of architectural theory is not what the deconstruction has produced on the French-speaking part of the debate (following the argument of Cusset, 2005). In France, the question of the effects of the Derrida's philosophy on the contemporary architectural discourses and practices still causes a kind of discomfort. "As if" no one could face with what this disciplinary cross-over of the mid-eighties both has produced and has not succeeded in producing; "as if", failure or not, this experimental encounter could had been no effects or consequences on the theories and practices which succeeded it. From one cultural context to another, we have two different versions of a same history. Different but not unrelated. The proposition is here to invest the productive gap between these overlapped versions, in order to question their respective modes of construction but also to re-open their ways of being transmitted. From an original translation of Derrida's Haunt (Wigley, 1993) in French, I would present a methodological approach (Despret, 2001) which attempts to create the conditions of a renewed relation between different versions of what the deconstruction could have produced in architecture. The exercise of the translation is seen as a way to question the co-existence of these different possible versions; a way to slow down the multiple gestures which hastily sweep the hesitations in the shared course of their history. [less ▲]

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See detailApproximate Bayes Optimal Policy Search using Neural Networks
Castronovo, Michaël ULg; François-Lavet, Vincent ULg; Fonteneau, Raphaël ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART 2017) (2017, February)

Bayesian Reinforcement Learning (BRL) agents aim to maximise the expected collected rewards obtained when interacting with an unknown Markov Decision Process (MDP) while using some prior knowledge. State ... [more ▼]

Bayesian Reinforcement Learning (BRL) agents aim to maximise the expected collected rewards obtained when interacting with an unknown Markov Decision Process (MDP) while using some prior knowledge. State-of-the-art BRL agents rely on frequent updates of the belief on the MDP, as new observations of the environment are made. This offers theoretical guarantees to converge to an optimum, but is computationally intractable, even on small-scale problems. In this paper, we present a method that circumvents this issue by training a parametric policy able to recommend an action directly from raw observations. Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) are used to represent this policy, and are trained on the trajectories sampled from the prior. The trained model is then used online, and is able to act on the real MDP at a very low computational cost. Our new algorithm shows strong empirical performance, on a wide range of test problems, and is robust to inaccuracies of the prior distribution. [less ▲]

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See detailNew data on the Mesozoic radiation of chelonioids
Scavezzoni, Isaure ULg; Fischer, Valentin ULg

Poster (2017, February)

"Turtles" (Testudines) form a successful group of reptiles with several terrestrial, marine and fresh-water species. Their peculiar and somewhat constrained morphology (i. e. : carapace incorporating ribs ... [more ▼]

"Turtles" (Testudines) form a successful group of reptiles with several terrestrial, marine and fresh-water species. Their peculiar and somewhat constrained morphology (i. e. : carapace incorporating ribs, curved limbs, anapsid skull exempt of temporal fenestrae) and ecology has often obscured their relationships and, hence, their evolutionary history, notably in marine turtles (chelonioids). Modern chelonioids are divided in two clades (i. e. : shoft-shelled turtles and hard-shelled turtles) supported by distinct morphological and embryological characters. Their origin is traced back up to the Cretaceous, along with a series of extinct forms, many of which being collectively known as Protostegidae. Fossil evidence show that at least five clades of marine turtles were roaming the seas at the end of the Cretaceous. In fact, chelonioids appeared during the first stages of the Early Cretaceous and quickly exploded to reach a high level of disparity at the lowermost part of the late Cretaceous. Therefore, the Mesozoic radiation of chelonioids must have happened during the "middle" Cretaceous (especially the Aptian-Albian interval). However this radiation is poorly understood as the phylogenetic relationships of marine turtles are not resolved yet. Bringing new data may help resolve these issues, and it is the exact reason why the genus Rhinochelys is being investigated. [less ▲]

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See detailDe Barcelone à Amsterdam : l'émergence de la conservation intégrée à travers les colloques internationaux du Conseil de l'Europe et de l'ICOMOS
Houbart, Claudine ULg

Conference (2017, January 31)

En 1975, la notion de conservation intégrée est consacrée par la Charte européenne du Patrimoine architectural, adoptée par le Comité des Ministres du Conseil de l’Europe avant d’être solennellement ... [more ▼]

En 1975, la notion de conservation intégrée est consacrée par la Charte européenne du Patrimoine architectural, adoptée par le Comité des Ministres du Conseil de l’Europe avant d’être solennellement proclamée et développée au Congrès d’Amsterdam (21-25 octobre 1975). Renouvelant fondamentalement les pratiques de rénovation des centres anciens avec l’ambition de créer un dialogue entre aménageurs et conservateurs, cette approche résulte de dix années de réflexions nourries par des échanges entre experts principalement européens, initiés non seulement par le Conseil de l’Europe (Confrontations de Barcelone (1965), Bath (1966), La Haye (1967) et Avignon (1968)), mais également par l’ICOMOS, dès sa fondation en 1965 (Colloques de Cacérès (1965), Tunis (1966), Leningrad et Graz (1969), Lausanne (1973), Rothenburg et Bruges (1975)). Si un regard macroscopique révèle le rôle central joué par Piero Gazzola et Raymond Lemaire, respectivement président et secrétaire général de l’ICOMOS et auteurs, avec François Sorlin, d’une étude de synthèse préalable à la Charte européenne, cette contribution se propose d’augmenter la focale afin de révéler, à travers l’étude des actes des colloques, le rôle des réseaux d’acteurs en présence dans l’élaboration de la nouvelle politique. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Bright and Dark Sides of elliptical galaxies
Biernaux, Judith ULg

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See detailMotor assessment of children at school: Pupils’ opinion about MOBAK-1
Cloes, Marc ULg; Vandermeeren, Benjamin

Conference (2017, January 28)

School is a privileged place for evaluating children’s physical and motor competencies. Tests are often used for educational and/or research purposes. Adults collect the data but do not verify how ... [more ▼]

School is a privileged place for evaluating children’s physical and motor competencies. Tests are often used for educational and/or research purposes. Adults collect the data but do not verify how children experience these evaluations that can be perceived as difficult moments. Even if they are supposed to motivate pupils, they can decrease the self-perception and limit the participation. Several test batteries have been developed in order to measure motor development of young children (M-ABC, KTK, TGMD …). They are based on the assessment of performances. On the other hand, MOBAK-1 has been developed in order to verify if some motor competencies are mastered or not. To our knowledge, no study tried to determine how the pupils passing these tests feel about their experience. This study focused on that original topic. Seven primary school PE teachers administrated the MOBAK-1 tests to their classes (149 1st and 2d grades – 6-8 year-old). After the tests, pupils fulfilled an adapted questionnaire based on pictograms designed to facilitate pupils’ understanding. The most important finding is that 80.5% of the pupils answered that they loved doing the tests. Only 3 pupils expressed a negative opinion. As pointed out by the correlation between the real achievement mean scores and the perceived competence mean score for each test (r= 0.90), pupil’s self-assessment seemed appropriate. The correlation between the perceived competence and appraisal of the tests is lower (r=0.59). The gamelike status of some tests would be more determinant for their appraisal by the pupils than their level of achievement: balancing is definitely the most appreciated test (35.6% of the pupils selected it). In the same way, even if the achievement level is not high, throwing is relatively well appreciated. Trying to touch a target with a ball is funny. On the other hand, jumping and bouncing were ‘less’ appreciated. [less ▲]

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See detailInvolvement of PE teachers in motor testing. A pilot study with the MOBAK-1
Cloes, Marc ULg; Mouton, Alexandre ULg; Jidovtseff, Boris ULg et al

Conference (2017, January 28)

Fundamental motor patterns are prerequisites to specific motor/sports skills and a determinant of the involvement in physical activity. Several tools have been developed in order to measure motor ... [more ▼]

Fundamental motor patterns are prerequisites to specific motor/sports skills and a determinant of the involvement in physical activity. Several tools have been developed in order to measure motor development in children. Each test battery presents its own characteristics. MOBAK-1 focuses on two categories of basic motor competencies in order to record the effects of physical education (PE) at the elementary school level. That tool proposed 8 tests. For each of them, pupils receive point scores (0–2 points) according to the quality of their performance. MOBAK-1 is supposed to be used by PE teachers but there is still a lack of data about this, justifying the present study. We trained 7 PE teachers (4 males) and analysed the way they implemented the tests in their classes (1st and 2d grades – 6-8 year-old pupils). The training comprised a description of the tests with video examples of the expected movements and common errors, and an analysis of the reliability of the teachers evaluating pupils’ performances showed on video (at least 10 trials). A participating observation and a short interview were planned to analyse the evaluation process of each PE teacher. Catching and Rolling reached the reliability requirements within the first 10 trials while 15 to 16 videos were necessary for the six other tests. Two teachers seemed to have more difficulties that could be related to their lack of experience (P1) or a potential lower interest (P7). Before implementing the test with their classes, all teachers read again the guidelines. The majority was really satisfied by the information provided by the researchers (3.86/4) and confident about how to manage the evaluation (3.57/4). Five teachers worked alone and 4 were able to evaluate one class/lesson. All teachers developed specific strategies in order to save time. Several practical recommendations have been proposed. [less ▲]

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See detailChildren’s engagement in physical education could be improved by stories and imagination.
De Sousa Morgado, Liliane ULg; Jidovtseff, Boris ULg

Poster (2017, January 27)

Introduction: The development of fundamental motor skills is essential during childhood and should be a learning outcome in the physical education (PE). With the children between 3 to 6 years old it could ... [more ▼]

Introduction: The development of fundamental motor skills is essential during childhood and should be a learning outcome in the physical education (PE). With the children between 3 to 6 years old it could be sometime difficult to get their attention and motivation during PE lessons. Teachers have to use a very adapted pedagogical approach in order to get all children’s engagement. Experience: The CEReKi is a research center of the University of Liège (Belgium) that has developed adapted activities where preschools children are playing and at the same time developing perceptuals and fundamental motor skills. From our field experience one of the more efficient ways to get children attention and participation is to introduce the activities with stories and imagination. Teachers from CEReKi are using fantasy in order to invite children into a funny world where everything could become possible like the "the never-never land of Peter Pan". The way of telling the story as well as the used characters (like the wolf) must be adapted to the age of the children. Critical analysis: From our experience, using stories and imagination is effective in increasing children‘s engagement during PE as it makes activities more fun and more enjoyable. Even if we don’t have any measurement on its effect, we are convinced that such approach improve children’s motor learning. However using stories and imagination with the children is neither a natural nor an easy thing for inexperienced teachers. The use of fantasy with the children should be introduces in the vocational training. Conclusions: With more than twenty years of experience, we believe that stories and imagination are powerful factors that makes physical activities funny and enjoyable for the children. Such strategy may positively enchase young people’s attitudes towards physical education and ultimately, physical activity participation. [less ▲]

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See detailAll Saved from Drowning? Afghan Refugees in Australia and Words Written in “The Ocean”: A Short Story by Gail Jones
Belleflamme, Valérie-Anne ULg

Conference (2017, January 27)

Gail Jones’s short story “The Ocean” was published in 2013 as part of an anthology edited by Thomas Keneally and Rosie Scott. Entitled A Country Too Far: Writings on Asylum Seekers, this anthology aimed ... [more ▼]

Gail Jones’s short story “The Ocean” was published in 2013 as part of an anthology edited by Thomas Keneally and Rosie Scott. Entitled A Country Too Far: Writings on Asylum Seekers, this anthology aimed to ask “some of [the] most admired Australian writers to bring a different perspective and depth to the public debate on asylum seekers”. With “The Ocean”, Jones takes up the challenge quite successfully and, I may also add, quite literally or meta-discursively. The short story’s two interwoven narratives are articulated following an ebb-and-flow movement that enhances the text’s play with the notions of liquidity and time. This is reminiscent of French philosopher Michel Serres’s view of time as made of counter-currents, undertows and turbulences. These liquid folds allow for originally distant points – with no link whatsoever – to become close, superimposed. This then creates an effect of strangeness which Jones cultivates, as when she claims that, since “we’re always in a forward-backward rhythm, not often fully here in the present moment” and “our present is inflected and intercepted by the past and the future, pleated and folded,” this means that, “if we were to see our contemporary world with the eyes of the future, we might see it suddenly aestheticized and made endearingly strange”. By focusing on Jones’s play with perspectives, her narrativisation of folds, and the intertextual link with Primo Levi’s The Drowned and the Saved, my paper will seek to investigate how Jones’s writing not only claims an ethical and moral dimension but also takes up a political stance: it is by writing from multiple perspectives and thus forging unexpected connections, allowing people of different backgrounds, cultures and religions to interconnect, that Jones voices resistance to the narrow-mindedness of those who are privileged in today’s world-wide migration crisis. [less ▲]

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See detailApplication des principes de la classe inversée aux travaux pratiques de physique
Marique, Pierre-Xavier ULg; Toussaint, Pauline ULg; Van de Poël, Jean-François ULg et al

Conference (2017, January 27)

Une enquête interne au sein du département de Physique de l’Université de Liège (Belgique) a révélé que les assistants en charge des travaux pratiques considéraient importante l’aide qu’ils apportent aux ... [more ▼]

Une enquête interne au sein du département de Physique de l’Université de Liège (Belgique) a révélé que les assistants en charge des travaux pratiques considéraient importante l’aide qu’ils apportent aux étudiants en laboratoire. Malgré cela, les assistants sondés considèrent que les étudiants sont insuffisamment motivés lors de leur arrivée et observent un manque d’investissement dans la tâche au cours de ces laboratoires. En réponse à ces constats, un projet a été développé afin de tenter de faciliter la compréhension de la matière par les étudiants et d’accroître leur motivation à s’investir davantage dans leur formation, et en particulier, lors des travaux pratiques de physique. Basé sur le principe de la classe inversée, ce projet consiste en la réalisation de courtes séquences vidéo introductives aux travaux pratiques. Elles ont notamment pour objectif de présenter la matière sous une autre forme que celle utilisée lors des cours en classe. Concrètement, une première séquence est publiée quelques jours avant le laboratoire. Les concepts de base y sont illustrés et rapidement mis en application. Les étudiants sont alors invités à commenter une application particulière et non expliquée. Quelques jours plus tard, une seconde séquence vidéo est postée. Elle comprend la solution au problème et la présentation du matériel de laboratoire. Ces vidéos ont été conçues en accord avec les standards pédagogiques en la matière au niveau de la durée, de la distribution de la charge cognitive et des principes du multimédia. Une attention particulière a été apportée afin de rendre signifiante la matière enseignée au public particulier auquel elles s’adressent. Enfin, un test formatif composé de QCM permet à l’étudiant de s’auto-évaluer avant le laboratoire. Une analyse portant sur une éventuelle augmentation des notes obtenues aux questions en rapport avec ces deux laboratoires et sur la satisfaction des étudiants et des assistants sera effectuée. [less ▲]

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See detailElaboration of a water familiarization testing battery adapted for young children
Vandermeulen, Mary ULg; Schiettecatte, Delphine; Delvaux, Anne ULg et al

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See detailRenouveler les maquettes ? Pourquoi pas selon une approche-programme au service de la compétence
Georges, François ULg

Conference (2017, January 26)

L’approche par compétences trouve dans l’approche programme un cadre adapté à son opérationnalisation. Dans notre présentation, nous présenterons différentes façons dont des équipes se sont approprié ces ... [more ▼]

L’approche par compétences trouve dans l’approche programme un cadre adapté à son opérationnalisation. Dans notre présentation, nous présenterons différentes façons dont des équipes se sont approprié ces deux approches. Nous nous centrerons sur quelques principes propices à l’édification d’une maquette adaptée au développement de compétences et explorerons quelques pistes utiles à son évaluation qualité. Nous terminerons notre intervention par la présentation des principaux leviers susceptibles de favoriser l’implantation efficace de l’approche programme. [less ▲]

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See detailRhétorique de l’exploit guerrier du manuscrit Gerard du Frattre à l’imprimé Gerard d’Euphrate
Lambert, Adélaïde ULg

Conference (2017, January 26)

Notre communication se centrerait sur les récits de combats singuliers le manuscrit Gerard du Frattre (1525) et dans l'imprimé Gerard d'Euphrate (1549). Alors que Gerard du Frattre est presque ... [more ▼]

Notre communication se centrerait sur les récits de combats singuliers le manuscrit Gerard du Frattre (1525) et dans l'imprimé Gerard d'Euphrate (1549). Alors que Gerard du Frattre est presque exclusivement constitué de scènes de guerre, le texte de 1459 fait se côtoyer aventures guerrières, amoureuses, comiques et merveilleuses. Eu égard à ces divergences structurelles et thématiques, le duel, qui constitue un motif relativement figé et caractéristique du genre épique, se présente comme un lieu d’observation privilégié pour mesurer les particularités stylistiques des deux proses. Malgré son intérêt de premier ordre, la langue littéraire telle qu’elle se développe dans les réécritures du début du XVIe siècle ne retient que rarement l’attention de la critique. Pour lors, nous étudierions les mécanismes linguistiques mis en place pour « faire jouer [...] les stéréotypes d’une tradition littéraire révolue », en nous attachant particulièrement au lexique et aux figures de style des récits d’exploits guerriers dans les deux récits gerardiens. [less ▲]

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See detailRecyclage de questions à choix multiples d’épreuves certificatives de physique en items de tests formatifs en ligne
Marique, Pierre-Xavier ULg; Van de Poël, Jean-François ULg; Hoebeke, Maryse ULg

Conference (2017, January 26)

Depuis septembre 2012, en Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles de Belgique, les étudiants inscrits en première année de bachelier en médecine sont interrogés sous forme de questions à choix multiples lors des ... [more ▼]

Depuis septembre 2012, en Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles de Belgique, les étudiants inscrits en première année de bachelier en médecine sont interrogés sous forme de questions à choix multiples lors des épreuves certificatives des cours scientifiques donnés au premier quadrimestre de leurs études. Au Département de Physique de l’Université de Liège, les questions des examens antérieurs sont répertoriées, et éventuellement améliorées, afin d’être réutilisées dans le cadre d’un outil d’entraînement en ligne, appelé « simulateur d’examens » (Marique, 2015). Cet outil est destiné à améliorer des connaissances directement en lien avec une stimulation constante de la mémoire des étudiants à l’aide de QCM. Les questions sont analysées de 2 façons différentes : d’une part sur base des résultats des étudiants lors de l’examen (indice de facilité P et P’ et indices de discrimination B et D) et d’autre part, par une évaluation effectuée par les membres de l’équipe pédagogique. Ceux-ci attribuent un niveau de difficulté à chaque question en fonction de 4 critères empiriques : abstraction, réflexion, mixité, mathématiques. Chaque évaluateur attribue une note de 1 à 3 à chacun des critères. La somme obtenue indiquera le niveau de difficulté total de la question selon une règle simple. A l’avenir, dans une perspective d’amélioration du classement par niveau des questions disponibles dans le simulateur d’examens, la concordance entre l’indice P’ et le niveau de difficulté qui lui a été attribué par l’équipe pédagogique, sera étudiée. L’impact de ce système sur l’apprentissage des étudiants fait actuellement l’objet d’un suivi particulier et précis. Toutes les tentatives des étudiants et leurs résultats sont enregistrés systématiquement en prévision d’une analyse des effets de ce système. [less ▲]

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See detailL'autoscopie au service de l'autoévaluation pour des futurs enseignants du secondaire
Francois, Nathalie ULg; Noël, Stéphanie ULg

Conference (2017, January 26)

Cette communication exposera le dispositif mis en place dans le cadre d’une formation d’enseignants du secondaire supérieur en psychologie et sciences de l’éducation pour amener les étudiants à ... [more ▼]

Cette communication exposera le dispositif mis en place dans le cadre d’une formation d’enseignants du secondaire supérieur en psychologie et sciences de l’éducation pour amener les étudiants à s’autoévaluer sur la base d’une autoscopie. Ces futurs agrégés effectuent des stages dans l’enseignement général ainsi que dans l’enseignement professionnalisant. Au-delà de la préparation et de la phase active de la pratique enseignante, il est indispensable pour les futurs enseignants (FE) de prendre du recul et d’évaluer leurs pratiques lors d’une phase post active. Afin de les soutenir dans cette démarche exigeante et non intuitive, les formatrices proposent un dispositif aux FE (Inspiré d’un dispositif organisé par l’équipe de Hindryckx MN. dans le cadre de la formation initiale des futurs enseignants du secondaire supérieur en biologie à l’Université de Liège). Celui-ci se décline en plusieurs phases soutenues par différents outils. Lors de deux des trois stages d’enseignement effectués, les futurs enseignants (FE) doivent se filmer en action lors d’une leçon de leur choix (avec l’appui logistique de leur « maitre de stage »). En effet, l’autoscopie, qui correspond à la démarche au cours de laquelle les FE se confrontent aux traces vidéoscopées de leur pratique (Beckers et Leroy, 2011), permet de poursuivre plusieurs objectifs : se (perce) voir en action pour prendre conscience de soi ; analyser et évaluer son propre comportement ; se transformer pour parvenir à une plus grande efficacité et satisfaction de soi (Peraya, 1990). Suite à la leçon filmée, les FE sont invités à procéder à une autoévaluation de leur pratique en plusieurs étapes (« retour à chaud », visionnage de la vidéo et analyse d’un moment de l’action soutenue par une démarche structurée et utilisation d’une grille d’autoévaluation des compétences d’enseignant pour permettre une généralisation). L’ensemble de ce processus individuel sera communiqué aux formatrices par le biais des rapports de stage et fera l’objet d’une évaluation et d’un feedback formatif. [less ▲]

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See detailLa détection des réponses inappropriées dans les examens: une étude de 3 indices corrigés selon la méthode de Snijders
Béland, Sébastien; Raîche, Gilles; Magis, David ULg

Conference (2017, January 25)

Certains étudiants peuvent répondre au hasard ou être inattentifs en situation d’examen. Les indices de détection de patrons de réponses inappropriés (person-fit index) sont prometteurs pour détecter ces ... [more ▼]

Certains étudiants peuvent répondre au hasard ou être inattentifs en situation d’examen. Les indices de détection de patrons de réponses inappropriés (person-fit index) sont prometteurs pour détecter ces types de réponse. Nous allons, dans le cadre de cette communication, nous pencher sur le cas de trois indices de détection populaires qui présentent des caractéristiques permettant d’en faciliter l’interprétation : lz, ZU et ZW. Par contre, des études antérieures ont montré que ces trois indices sont fortement affectés par le fait que l’habileté d’un étudiant est estimée plutôt que réelle (Molenaar et Hoijtink, 1990). Snijders (2001) a proposé une version corrigée de l’indice lz (nommée lz*) afin de tenir compte de cette difficulté. De leur côté, Magis, Béland et Raîche (2014) ont corrigé deux autres indices selon l’approche de Snijders (2001) : U* et W*. Il reste cependant à analyser plus en détails le comportement de la famille des indices corrigés, soit, lz*, U* et W*. Pour ce faire, nous effectuons une étude de simulation et une étude des données du test de classement en anglais, langue seconde (TCALS-II). Les résultats démontrent que les indices corrigés lz* et W* sont les plus intéressants à utiliser. De son côté, U* présente des résultats parfois inappropriés, ce qui relance la réflexion sur la pertinence des indices de détection basés sur les carré-moyens non-pondérés. [less ▲]

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See detailÉvaluation de la réflexivité au travers de portfolio dans trois contextes formatifs de l’enseignement supérieur
Housen, Marie ULg; Lambert, Isabelle ULg; Pirard, Florence ULg

Conference (2017, January 25)

Cette communication est centrée sur l’évaluation de compétences réflexives à partir de l’analyse de portfolios d’étudiants de 1ère année du baccalauréat « Éducateur spécialisé en accompagnement psycho ... [more ▼]

Cette communication est centrée sur l’évaluation de compétences réflexives à partir de l’analyse de portfolios d’étudiants de 1ère année du baccalauréat « Éducateur spécialisé en accompagnement psycho-éducatif », d’étudiants de 1ère année de promotion sociale en esthétique sociale et d’étudiants de 1ère année d’un master en Sciences de l’Éducation. Dans ces trois contextes formatifs de l’enseignement supérieur, nous nous sommes intéressées aux traces écrites permettant de mettre en lumière des indices de réflexivité (Hatton & Smith, 1995) et ce, à l’aide d’une grille de réflexivité (Housen & Pirard, 2016) adaptée à partir des travaux d’Alin et Michaud (2010). Par l’adaptation de cette grille, nous souhaitions créer un outil générique, sans être normatif, permettant d’être adapté à différents contextes formatifs. C’est pourquoi, nous avons choisi de mettre cette grille à l’épreuve de deux nouveaux contextes formatifs. [less ▲]

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See detailAnalyser sans compter ni classer. Approches qualitatives de la recherche en soins en psychiatrie
Lejeune, Christophe ULg

Conference (2017, January 25)

Les recherches dans le champ de la santé s'appuient traditionnellement sur les protocoles standardisés de la recherche expérimentale. Ce type de recherches a montré son efficacité en médecine, en ... [more ▼]

Les recherches dans le champ de la santé s'appuient traditionnellement sur les protocoles standardisés de la recherche expérimentale. Ce type de recherches a montré son efficacité en médecine, en psychologie et en psychiatrie (notamment). Ces méthodes ne suffisent cependant plus lorsqu'il s'agit d'appréhender la situation de soin dans son épaisseur psychologique, interpersonnelle et sociale. La recherche qualitative convient alors mieux pour appréhender (par exemple) les interactions entre les patients et le personnel soignant. Spécifiques, les méthodes qualitatives n'en sont pas moins sérieuses, normées et scientifiques. Combinant rigueur, souplesse et pragmatisme, une recherche qualitative bien menée délivre une connaissance fine et permet en outre d'instruire les pratiques des premiers intéressés [less ▲]

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See detailModélisation de la réponse au hasard dans les questionnaires à choix multiples : une approche par modèles de réponses aux items polytomiques
Magis, David ULg

Conference (2017, January 25)

Lorsque l’on doit évaluer les résultats d’un test à l’aide de questions à choix multiples (QCM), le traitement des réponses au hasard (« guessing ») est un enjeu crucial pour une évaluation fiable et non ... [more ▼]

Lorsque l’on doit évaluer les résultats d’un test à l’aide de questions à choix multiples (QCM), le traitement des réponses au hasard (« guessing ») est un enjeu crucial pour une évaluation fiable et non biaisée de la compétence testée. Divers mécanismes (comme l’application d’une correction pour le guessing) ont été proposées mais ne sont pas exemptes de problèmes méthodologiques. Une approche par modèles de réponses aux items (MRI) est aussi souvent considérée, mais revient à résumer les réponses des QCM en « vrai/faux » et appliquer des modèles dichotomiques (comme le modèle logistique à trois paramètres). Le but de cette présentation est double : (a) mettre en évidence les faiblesses d’une telle approche dichotomique, et (b) présenter une modification d’un modèle de réponses aux items polytomiques qui prend en compte le possible « guessing » des participants. Cette approche a l’avantage de modéliser chaque réponse possible (y compris les distracteurs) tout en autorisant une réponse au hasard pour les participants de compétence plus faibles. Une comparaison des approches dichotomique et polytomique est réalisée au moyen de données simulées selon un modèle de réponse au hasard plausible. Les avantages et inconvénients de l’approche polytomique, tant du point de vue technique que pédagogique, sont discutés. [less ▲]

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See detailLes révolutions de Leonard Cohen et les paradoxes de la modernité
Mus, Francis ULg; Ringuet, Chantal

Conference (2017, January 24)

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Castiglione, Vincent ULg

Conference (2017, January 24)

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See detailDes triangles de Pascal généralisés aux coefficients binomiaux de mots finis
Stipulanti, Manon ULg

Conference (2017, January 23)

We introduce a generalization of Pascal triangle based on binomial coefficients of finite words. These coefficients count the number of times a word appears as a subsequence of another finite word ... [more ▼]

We introduce a generalization of Pascal triangle based on binomial coefficients of finite words. These coefficients count the number of times a word appears as a subsequence of another finite word. Similarly to the Sierpinski gasket that can be built as the limit set, for the Hausdorff distance, of a convergent sequence of normalized compact blocks extracted from Pascal triangle modulo 2, we show the existence of a subset of [0, 1]×[0, 1] associated with this extended Pascal triangle modulo a prime p. [less ▲]

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See detailSous-arbres induits pleinement feuillus : résultats de complexité
Vandomme, Elise ULg

Conference (2017, January 23)

Dans les 30 dernières années, les polyominos ont été l'objet de nombreuses investigations. Un problème central, qui est pourtant toujours ouvert, est de déterminer le nombre de polyominos à n cellules ... [more ▼]

Dans les 30 dernières années, les polyominos ont été l'objet de nombreuses investigations. Un problème central, qui est pourtant toujours ouvert, est de déterminer le nombre de polyominos à n cellules carrées. Une approche possible de ce problème est d'utiliser une description combinatoire. Derrière chaque polyomino se cache un graphe dont les sommets correspondent aux cellules, tel que deux sommets sont adjacents si les cellules ont un côté en commun. Dans ce contexte, on peut étudier les polyominos dont le graphe est acyclique, appelés polyominos-arbres. En 2016, Blondin-Massé et al. ont déterminé le nombre maximal de feuilles que peut posséder un polyomino-arbre à n cellules. Dans cet exposé, nous généralisons ce problème aux graphes en général et nous montrons que le problème est NP-complet. Cependant, le problème devient polynomial lorsqu'on se restreint aux arbres et aux graphes de largeur arborescente constante. [less ▲]

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Marganne, Marie-Hélène ULg

in Nocchi Macedo, Gabriel; Scappaticcio, Marie Chiara (Eds.) Signes dans les textes, textes sur les signes. Érudition, lecture et écriture dans le monde gréco-romain. Actes du colloque international (Liège, 6-7 septembre 2013) (2017, January 20)

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See detailStatistical description of hydrogeological parameters for the main aquifer contexts in Wallonia
Briers, Pierre ULg; Dollé, Fabien ULg; Orban, Philippe ULg et al

Conference (2017, January 20)

The Walloon Region Soil decree proposes a series of guidance documents associated to the procedures for site remediation operations. Among others, one of these documents describes methodologies and tools ... [more ▼]

The Walloon Region Soil decree proposes a series of guidance documents associated to the procedures for site remediation operations. Among others, one of these documents describes methodologies and tools for risk assessment of pollutant leaching from soil to groundwater and for pollutant dispersion through groundwater. These tools require using estimates of hydrogeolocial parameters such as hydraulic conductivity, effective (transport) porosity etc. In this context, an inventory of hydrogeological studies (regional characterization studies, groundwater protection zones…) was performed to identify and collect available field-based measurements for a statistical description and analysis of such data. Complementary to that, a simple geodatabase has been developed to manage and process these data. As expected, these results show contrasted parameter distributions per geological contexts and regions. The objective of the presentation is to describe the methodology followed for the statistical treatment of hydrogeological data and to present the results and associated database. It is believed that such results can be very useful for different hydrogeological studies, in particular as a first referential for groundwater modelling applications and any other studies where statistical descriptions of hydrogeological data are relevant. [less ▲]

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See detailCharacterization of High Altitude Clouds at the Martian Limb and Terminator Using MAVEN IUVS Observations
Deighan; Stiepen, Arnaud ULg; IUVS team

Conference (2017, January 20)

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See detailUse of complementary biophysical approaches to study the interactions of fatty acid hydroperoxides with biomimetic plant plasma membranes
Deboever, Estelle ULg; Nasir, Mehmet Nail ULg; Deleu, Magali ULg et al

Poster (2017, January 20)

In the actual context, biopesticides have emerged as a main alternative to conventional agriculture1. Hence, elicitors are metabolites naturally produced by microorganisms, pathogenic or not, and plants ... [more ▼]

In the actual context, biopesticides have emerged as a main alternative to conventional agriculture1. Hence, elicitors are metabolites naturally produced by microorganisms, pathogenic or not, and plants which are able to induce the natural resistance of plants. Also, they have proved to be excellent candidates for biological control. In this context, the lipoxygenase pathway leads to the formation of fatty acid degradation products, called oxylipins, which appear to be crucial agents in plant defence mechanisms2,3. Moreover, with their broad spectrum of action and their possible inducibility, oxylipins appear to be promising candidates for their use as elicitors4. This work focuses on two hydroperoxy-derived oxylipins, the 13(S)-hydroperoxy-octadecadienoic acid (13-HPOD) and the 13(S)-hydroperoxy-octadecatrienoic acid (13-HPOT). The study of the interaction of such compounds with representative plant plasma membrane lipids is essential to understand plant resistance mechanisms. Several in silico and experimental techniques of biophysics showed that acyl-hydroperoxides have significant adsorption capacity and a strong affinity for model membranes. They may also penetrate biological membrane but no permeabilisation effect was observed in this work. Slight conformational differences seem to have a significant impact on their ability to interact with plant plasma membranes. Based on these results, further investigation of the interactions of fatty acids hydroperoxides, even more on the 9-forms, with plant plasma membranes and eventually in the presence of phytopathogenic species, would allow a better understanding of the innate immunity and, on the longer term, could lead to the development of new elicitors with biological mechanisms potentially independent of membrane protein receptors. [less ▲]

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See detailMars Ozone mapping with MAVEN IUVS
Lefèvre; Stiepen, Arnaud ULg; IUVS team

Conference (2017, January 20)

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See detailGlobal Simulation of UV atmospheric Emissions
Gonzalez-Galindo; Lopez-Valverde; Forget et al

Poster (2017, January 19)

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See detailA persistent meteoric layer in Mars' atmosphere
Crismani; Schneider; Plane et al

Poster (2017, January 18)

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See detailAlexithymie et Ouverture Émotionnelle : effets positifs de la psychothérapie de groupe en hôpital de jour
Triffaux, Jean-Marc ULg; Nasello, Julian ULg; Servais, Catherine et al

Poster (2017, January 18)

À partir d’un échantillon de 192 patients, nous avons évalué l’effet de l’hospitalisation de jour sur l’alexithymie et l’ouverture émotionnelle. Ces deux variables ont été mesurées à travers deux échelles ... [more ▼]

À partir d’un échantillon de 192 patients, nous avons évalué l’effet de l’hospitalisation de jour sur l’alexithymie et l’ouverture émotionnelle. Ces deux variables ont été mesurées à travers deux échelles : la TAS-20 [1] et la DOE-36 [2]. A l’époque de l’« evidence based medicine », ces résultats permettent d’améliorer nos interventions thérapeutiques et d’envisager, de manière clinique et scientifique, la durée de séjour optimale de nos patients. [less ▲]

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See detailL’empathie chez les futurs médecins, innée ou acquise ?
Désert, Jean-Benoit; Nasello, Julian ULg; Cornet, Annie ULg et al

Conference (2017, January 18)

L’empathie est un processus complexe où interagissent de manière dynamique des composantes affectives, cognitives et sociales. Les étudiants en médecine seraient-ils prédisposés à être empathiques ... [more ▼]

L’empathie est un processus complexe où interagissent de manière dynamique des composantes affectives, cognitives et sociales. Les étudiants en médecine seraient-ils prédisposés à être empathiques ? L’empathie varierait-elle au cours de la formation ? Pour répondre à ces questions, nous avons comparé les niveaux d’empathie chez des étudiants en Médecine (groupe expérimental) en comparaison à des étudiants issus des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) n’ayant bénéficié d’aucune formation à la relation de soin (groupe contrôle). [less ▲]

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See detailAnalyses des prédicteurs significatifs de l’alexithymie après une prise en charge en hôpital de jour
Nasello, Julian ULg; Quertemont, Etienne ULg; Blavier, Adelaïde ULg et al

Poster (2017, January 18)

L’alexithymie, souvent considérée comme un trait de personnalité, serait-elle sensible aux traitements psychothérapeutiques dispensés en hôpital de jour ? Quelles en seraient les variables prédictives ... [more ▼]

L’alexithymie, souvent considérée comme un trait de personnalité, serait-elle sensible aux traitements psychothérapeutiques dispensés en hôpital de jour ? Quelles en seraient les variables prédictives ? Notre recherche a porté sur un échantillon de 192 participants hospitalisés, majoritairement représenté par des patients présentant des troubles de l’humeur (64,6%). Plusieurs variables ont été prises en considération : le sexe, l’âge, la durée d’hospitalisation (M séjour = 6 semaines), la médication, les dix échelles cliniques de base du « Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 » (MMPI-2), l’indice de négativité au traitement du MMPI-2 (échelle TRT) et le support social perçu (PSS) mesuré par la « Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support » (MSPSS). Les impacts positifs du support social perçu et les impacts négatifs de la non-adhésion au traitement se sont révélés être des prédicteurs particulièrement significatifs de l’alexithymie. [less ▲]

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See detailThree Types of Aurora observed by MAVEN/IUVS: Implications for Mars’ upper Atmosphere Energy Budget
Connour; Schneider; Jain et al

Poster (2017, January 17)

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See detailIs Büchi's theorem useful for you? (for an audience of logicians)
Rigo, Michel ULg

Conference (2017, January 17)

Almost a century ago, Presburger showed that the first order theory of the natural numbers with addition is decidable. Following the work of B\"uchi in 1960, this result still holds when adding a function ... [more ▼]

Almost a century ago, Presburger showed that the first order theory of the natural numbers with addition is decidable. Following the work of B\"uchi in 1960, this result still holds when adding a function $V_k$ to the structure, where $V_k(n)$ is the largest power of $k\ge 2$ diving $n$. In particular, this leads to a logical characterization of the $k$-automatic sequences. During the last few years, many applications of this result have been considered in combinatorics on words, mostly by J. Shallit and his coauthors. In this talk, we will present this theorem of B\"uchi where decidability relies on finite automata. Then we will review some results about automatic sequences or morphic words that can be proved automatically (i.e., the proof is carried on by an algorithm). Finally, we will sketch the limitation of this technique. With a single line formula, one can prove automatically that the Thue-Morse word has no overlap but, hopefully, not all the combinatorial properties of morphic words can be derived in this way. We will not assume any background in combinatorics on words from the audience. [less ▲]

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See detailGlobal UV Imaging by MAVEN/IUVS: Diurnal Cloud Formation, Dust Storms and Atmospheric Scattering.
Schneider; Deighan; Jain et al

Conference (2017, January 17)

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See detailNO Nightglow studies status
Stiepen, Arnaud ULg; Jain; Deighan et al

Conference (2017, January 16)

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See detailBreaking Bad News: the TAKE five program
VAN CAUWENBERGE, Isabelle ULg; GILLET, Aline ULg; Bragard, Isabelle ULg et al

Conference (2017, January 14)

Introduction For years, bad news delivery’s impact on patients or their relatives, as well as physicians’ stress has been a major concern. Based on studies claiming the efficacy of training courses to ... [more ▼]

Introduction For years, bad news delivery’s impact on patients or their relatives, as well as physicians’ stress has been a major concern. Based on studies claiming the efficacy of training courses to help physicians delivering such news, many protocols, like SPIKES, BREAKS or SHARE, have emerged worldwide. However, training to such protocol might be time-consuming and not suitable with junior doctors or trainees’ turnover. We hypothesised that a standardized 5-hours training program could improve bad news delivery practice. Participants and methods This preliminary study was conducted in the ED of a tertiary care academic hospital accounting for 90000 ED census per year, 16 attending physicians, 10 junior residents, and 5 trainees per month. Data were collected between November 2015 and April 2016. The study included 3 phases over 4 weeks. Video recorded single role-playing sessions happened the 1st (T1) and the 4th (T3) weeks. A 3-hour theory lesson happened the second week (T2), introducing the basics of therapeutic communication and delivering bad news. Each role-playing session lasted almost 1 hour (10 minutes briefing and medical case reading, 10 minutes role-plays and 40 minutes group debriefing). Bad news delivery performance was evaluated by a 14-points retrospective assessment tool (1). We collected data about the status and impact of a stressful event at 3-days using the French version of the IES-R scale (2). We applied Student t-tests for statistical analysis. Results 14 volunteers (10 trainees and 4 junior emergency physicians) were included in the study. On average, bad-news delivery process took 9’45’’ at T1 and 10’20’’ at T3. From T1 to T3, bad-news delivery performance increased significantly for both junior emergency physicians and trainees (p=0.0003 and p=0.0006, respectively). Further analysis revealed that most relevant increases involved the “situation” (p<0.001), “presentation” (p=0.009), “knowledge” (p=0.037), “emotions” (p=0.01) and “summary” (p=0.001) steps. We also found a significant decrease of the impact of bad-news delivery on trainee physicians’ stress (p=0.006). Discussion and conclusion These preliminary results indicate some potential for this new standardized course of bad news delivery. Apart from allowing physicians increase their communications skills, we believe that this simple 5-hour simulation-training program could alleviate physicians’ stress when they happen to break bad news. References 1. Brunet, A. et al. (2003). Validation of a French version of the Impact of Event Scale-Revised. Can J Psychiatry, 48(1), 56-61. 2. Park, I. et al. (2010). Breaking bad news education for emergency medicine residents: A novel training module using simulation with the SPIKES protocol. J Emerg Trauma Shock, 3(4), 385-388. [less ▲]

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See detailThe added value of plasma or urinary NGAL concentrations in clinical practice
Gregoire, Emilien ULg; Claisse, Guillaume; GUIOT, Julien ULg et al

Poster (2017, January 13)

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See detailTracking the Subtle Mutations Thriving Host Sensing by the Plant Pathogen Streptomyces scabies
Deflandre, Benoit ULg; Jourdan, Samuel ULg; Francis, Isolde Maria et al

Poster (2017, January 12)

Le modèle de la pathogénicité végétale chez les Streptomyces, S. scabies est responsable de la maladie de la galle commune. La thaxtomine est la phytotoxine qui cause cette maladie. Il y a peu, la voie de ... [more ▼]

Le modèle de la pathogénicité végétale chez les Streptomyces, S. scabies est responsable de la maladie de la galle commune. La thaxtomine est la phytotoxine qui cause cette maladie. Il y a peu, la voie de production de la toxine a été découverte : celle-ci met en oeuvre un double mécanisme de régulation génétique. Cependant, certains aspects de la perception de son hôte par le pathogène sont toujours inconnus. Dans ce poster, nous proposons plusieurs hypothèses pour expliquer comment quelques éléments subtiles peuvent être à l'origine de ce mécanisme de pathogénicité. [less ▲]

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See detailIron, zinc and manganese interaction within the frd3 Arabidopsis mutant
Scheepers, Maxime ULg; Spielmann, Julien ULg; Goormaghtigh, Erik et al

Poster (2017, January 12)

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See detailGeneralized Pascal triangles for binomial coefficients of words: a short introduction
Stipulanti, Manon ULg

Conference (2017, January 09)

We introduce a generalization of Pascal triangle based on binomial coefficients of finite words. These coefficients count the number of times a finite word appears as a subsequence of another finite word ... [more ▼]

We introduce a generalization of Pascal triangle based on binomial coefficients of finite words. These coefficients count the number of times a finite word appears as a subsequence of another finite word. Similarly to the Sierpiński gasket that can be built as the limit set, for the Hausdorff distance, of a convergent sequence of normalized compact blocks extracted from Pascal triangle modulo 2, we describe and study the first properties of the subset of [0, 1] × [0, 1] associated with this extended Pascal triangle modulo a prime p. [less ▲]

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See detailMacroevolutionary patterns in sea breams, emperors and allies (Sparoidea, Acanthomorpha)
Santini, Francesco; Olivier, Damien ULg; Frederich, Bruno ULg

Poster (2017, January 07)

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See detailPatterns of body size and shape diversification in marine angelfishes (Pomacanthidae)
Frederich, Bruno ULg; Santini, Francesco; Konow, Nicolai et al

Conference (2017, January 06)

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See detailImpact of Serious Games on Health and Well-being of Elderly: A Systematic Review
Nguyen, Thi Thanh Hai; Ishmatova, Diana; Tapanainen, Tommi ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 50th Hawaiian International Conference on Systems Sciences (2017, January 06)

Besides their entertainment value, serious games can have beneficial therapeutic effects for elderly people that improve their health and well-being. Games are likely to be accepted by elderly persons who ... [more ▼]

Besides their entertainment value, serious games can have beneficial therapeutic effects for elderly people that improve their health and well-being. Games are likely to be accepted by elderly persons who have enjoyed games their lives, and because there are more and more of such elderly, it is important to investigate games as a therapeutic device. This research reviewed the literature focusing on the effects of games on elderly persons in three main types of effects: physical, cognitive, and social effects. The majority of reviewed papers focused on physical and cognitive effects, and were published in recent years, which emphasizes the relative novelty of this topic and suggests that future research will need to address social impact as well. In addition, while many papers claimed positive impacts as a result of using games, our review found that more attention should be given to research designs. [less ▲]

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See detailSomatic mosaicism is implicated in the etiology of XLAG syndrome
Rostomyan, Liliya ULg; Daly, Adrian ULg; Yuan, Bo et al

in Abstract book : Symposium "Perspectives in Endocrinology" (2017, January)

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