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See detailEffet de la lumière sur les fonctions cognitives non-visuelles
Vandewalle, Gilles ULg

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See detailA new and greener Common Agricultural Policy for 2015-2020 and its implementation in Wallonia
Burny, Philippe ULg

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In order to implement the new Common Agricultural Policy agreed upon in 2013. the Walloon government had to make some choices, left to the Member States or the regions within them, which is the case in ... [more ▼]

In order to implement the new Common Agricultural Policy agreed upon in 2013. the Walloon government had to make some choices, left to the Member States or the regions within them, which is the case in Belgium. In July 2014, it was decided to implement the green payment (which is compulsory) proportionally to the basic payments), the payment for young farmers (compulsory) at a high level (1.8% of the total envelope for direct payments), an additional payment for the first 30 hectares (payment which is left to the choice of the Member State/region), coupled payments (as much as 21.3 % of the total amount of direct payments), and the basic payment (compulsory, representing 29.9 % of the total regional envelope for direct payments only in Wallonia). [less ▲]

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See detailConsumer acceptance of insect-based products
Caparros Megido, Rudy ULg; Gierts, Chloé; Blecker, Christophe ULg et al

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In this study, sociocultural and food formulation aspects related to edible insects were investigated on Belgian consumers. Hedonic tests were realized to assess the acceptability of insect-based burgers ... [more ▼]

In this study, sociocultural and food formulation aspects related to edible insects were investigated on Belgian consumers. Hedonic tests were realized to assess the acceptability of insect-based burgers and insect-based breads. In the first experiment, four burgers (beef, lentil, beef/insect and lentil/insect) were presented to the participants. In the second experiment, entire mealworms, mealworm bread and mealworm crepes were presented to the participants. No difference of appreciations was noticed between a beef and a beef/insect burger and between a lentil and a lentil/insect burger. Crepes made of mealworm flour were slightly preferred in comparison with mealworm bread and entire mealworms. These results confirm that shape and appearance but also popularization and information spreading are key conditions in the acceptation of insect products in western countries and that insects will preferentially be consumed, in the future, if they are presented in an invisible way and associated with familiar flavors. [less ▲]

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See detail"Synthèse des travaux"
Delruelle, Edouard ULg

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See detailTransparent electrodes composed of silver nanowire networks: physical properties and potential applications
Langley, Daniel ULg; Lagrange, Mélanie; Munoz-Rojas, David et al

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See detailPerformance et expérience esthétique : le régime contemporain (Rancière)
Hagelstein, Maud ULg

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Le cadre de ce colloque repose sur le constat de la perte d’intensité de l’ancien système des Beaux-Arts ou en tout cas sur l’idée de sa réévaluation contemporaine – opérée à partir d’une attention accrue ... [more ▼]

Le cadre de ce colloque repose sur le constat de la perte d’intensité de l’ancien système des Beaux-Arts ou en tout cas sur l’idée de sa réévaluation contemporaine – opérée à partir d’une attention accrue à l’hétérogénéité des pratiques artistiques. Pourquoi mobiliser ici la figure de Rancière ? Pour la raison suivante : c’est l’un des philosophes actuels qui s’est encore donné la peine d’essayer de théoriser de manière inédite (et non moderniste ) la fin du régime traditionnel des Beaux-Arts (2ème régime). Les trois grands régimes de l’art sont chez Rancière des régimes de perception, d’identification et d’interprétation de l’art – c’est-à-dire des ensembles déterminés (culturellement et même historiquement déterminés – semble-t-il ) d’habitudes perceptives, de moyens pratiques et d’outils théoriques permettant de délimiter le champ des objets et/ou expériences artistiques. Le régime qui a contribué à engager une rupture irréversible avec le système traditionnel des Beaux-Arts (à savoir : le régime esthétique de l’art – qui affecte a priori les expériences artistiques contemporaines) se caractérise essentiellement chez Rancière par deux mouvements : (1) effacement des spécificités des arts (au profit d’une expérience sensible commune à tous les arts – qu’il faudra définir) ; (2) effacement des frontières qui séparent l’art de l’expérience ordinaire. [less ▲]

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See detailUltrasonic Spray Pyrolysis: an innovative fabrication method for electrochromic glazing
Maho, Anthony ULg; Domercq, Benoit; Denayer, Jessica et al

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See detailEpigenetic effects of omega-3 FA on the immune response of broiler breeder offspring
Koppenol, A.; Everaert, Nadia ULg; Franssens, L. et al

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See detailShould I Access or Should I Own? Perceived Risks as Barriers to Collaborative Consumption
Hazee, Simon ULg; Delcourt, Cécile ULg; Van Vaerenbergh, Yves

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See detailInnover dans le contexte de l’enseignement supérieur : une rencontre entre recherche et pratique enseignante
Poumay, Marianne ULg

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Après avoir rappelé quelques-uns des défis qui se posent aujourd’hui à l’enseignement supérieur –et plus particulièrement à ses enseignants –et défini ce qui est entendu par «innovation pédagogique » ... [more ▼]

Après avoir rappelé quelques-uns des défis qui se posent aujourd’hui à l’enseignement supérieur –et plus particulièrement à ses enseignants –et défini ce qui est entendu par «innovation pédagogique », cette communication explore six portes d’entrée dans le changement. Elle épingle ensuite, en les illustrant, quelques grandes tendances innovantes en lien avec les technologies Internet et les lie systématiquement tant à la recherche qu’à l’enseignement. Les liens avec la recherche sont explorés pour chaque type d'innovation. [less ▲]

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See detailLe règlement des litiges immobiliers sous les auspices du CEPANI
Kohl, Benoît ULg

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See detailMetallic nanowire networks for energy applications: experimental and modelling approaches
Langley, Daniel ULg; Lagrange, Mélanie; Munoz-Rojas, David et al

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Research is increasingly being dedicated towards finding emerging materials aiming at playing a prominent role in energy issues. Transparent electrodes are a key component of devices such as solar cells ... [more ▼]

Research is increasingly being dedicated towards finding emerging materials aiming at playing a prominent role in energy issues. Transparent electrodes are a key component of devices such as solar cells or efficient lighting (such as OLED). Among emerging transparent conductive materials, metallic nanowire networks appear to be a very promising solution. This work aims at designing and optimizing metallic nanowire networks based on both experimental and modelling approaches. The influence on the networks physical properties of several key parameters such as the metal/alloy used, thermal annealing, network density, device size, etc. are explored. These percolating networks exhibit excellent properties (sheet resistances and optical transparency of about 10 Ω/ sq and 90%, respectively) fulfilling the requirements for solar or efficient opto-electronic applications. This makes them very appropriate for future uses involving large area and flexible photovoltaics or efficient lighting display technologies. A comprehensive understanding of the design and main physical properties of these promising nanostructured networks will be presented [less ▲]

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See detailOrigin and evolution of the early land plants in Argentina and South America through the palynological record
Rubinstein, C.V.; Garcia Muro, V.J.; Steemans, Philippe ULg

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See detailConsumer acceptance of insect-based meat substitutes
Caparros Megido, Rudy ULg; Gierts, Chloé; Blecker, Christophe ULg et al

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Meat plays an important role in the consumption pattern of most European and North American consumers. Meat production is responsible for a well known environmental pressure due to the inefficient ... [more ▼]

Meat plays an important role in the consumption pattern of most European and North American consumers. Meat production is responsible for a well known environmental pressure due to the inefficient conversion of plant protein to meat protein and alternatives sources, such as insects or algae, will be rapidly required. In a recent theorical study, de Boer et al. (2013) show that consumers prefer to eat a hybrid meat product (i.e. a mix of meat and its substitute) rather than a pure meat substitute [3]. Based on these preliminary results, hedonic tests were realized to assess the acceptability of insect-based burgers in a target population composed of people from 15 to 25 years old, considered as the future insect consumers. Isolated in a tasting booth, each participant was invited to taste four burger samples containing a ratio of 20 gr of protein by 100 gr of burger. The first burger was prepared with 95% of grounded beef (1), the second with 95% of green lentil (2), the third with 45% of green lentil and 50% of mealworms (Tenebrio molitor L.; Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae) and the fourth with 45% of grounded beef burger and 50% of mealworms. The last 5% of each burger consists of an aromatization portion containing onions, carrots, tomato paste and garlic. Participants were asked to rate each sample on a 9-point hedonic scale, where extreme sides were noted from “extremely dislike” (left) to “extremely like” (right). Tukey post-hoc comparisons on the appreciation results showed that beef-based products (with or without mealworms) were relatively preferred to lentil-based products (with or without mealworms), probably because hybrid meat burgers seem more familiar to the consumers than vegetable burgers, and that no liking differences were noticed between the two beef-based burgers and between the two insect-based burgers. These results confirm that shape and appearance are key criteria in the acceptation of meat substitute by non-vegetarian consumers and that insects will preferentially be consumed, in the future, if they are presented in an invisible way and associated with familiar flavors. [less ▲]

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See detailA constructive heuristic for the three dimensional Bin Packing Problem with transportation constraints
Paquay, Célia ULg; Schyns, Michael ULg; Limbourg, Sabine ULg

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The aim of this work is to propose a Relax-And-Fix heuristic to build a good initial solution to the 3D BPP. First, a mathematical formulation has been developed taking into account several types of ... [more ▼]

The aim of this work is to propose a Relax-And-Fix heuristic to build a good initial solution to the 3D BPP. First, a mathematical formulation has been developed taking into account several types of constraints such as the stability and fragility of the boxes to pack, their possibility to rotate, the weight distribution inside the bins and their special shapes. Since this model contains a lot of integer variables, we have decided to apply the Relax-and-Fix method. We have selected several sets of variables to be the branching variables and carried out some tests. [less ▲]

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See detailFirst palynological record of the Silurian/Devonian boundary in the San Juan Precordillera, Argentina
Garcia Muro, V.J.; Rubinstein, C.V.; Steemans, Philippe ULg

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See detailThe age of river-transported carbon: new data from African catchments and a global perspective
Marwick, TR; Tamooh, F; Teodoru, CR et al

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See detailThe arbitrability of disputes
Kohl, Benoît ULg

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See detailEvaluating functional data for the European Middle Palaeolithic
Rots, Veerle ULg

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See detailInnovative Electrodes for Dye Sensitized Solar Cells
Langley, Daniel ULg; Giusti, Gael; Zhang, Shanting et al

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See detailLes enfants négligés : le regard d'enseignants de classes maternelles et primaires
Noirhomme-Renard, Florence ULg; Lafalize, Aurélie; Gosset, Christiane ULg

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Introduction La négligence infantile est fréquente et peut avoir un impact important sur le développement de l’enfant. L’enseignant est en première ligne pour la repérer. Cette étude vise à investiguer ... [more ▼]

Introduction La négligence infantile est fréquente et peut avoir un impact important sur le développement de l’enfant. L’enseignant est en première ligne pour la repérer. Cette étude vise à investiguer les repré-sentations et l’expérience d’enseignants de la région liégeoise face à cette problématique. Méthode Des entretiens semi-dirigés ont été menés auprès de 19 enseignants de 1ère maternelle à 2ème primai-re d’écoles à indice socio-économique faible, ayant une expérience professionnelle d’au moins 10 ans. Résultats La négligence est perçue comme un phénomène très fréquent caractérisé par des manquements de la part des parents et dont les conséquences multiples sont potentiellement graves pour l’enfant. Le repérage est important, et les signes évocateurs nombreux mais les enseignants se sentent démunis et limités dans leur champ d’action. Des freins au repérage peuvent être identifiés à différents ni-veaux (enfant, parents, enseignant, école, système d’aide). La plupart des enseignants pallient d’abord eux-mêmes aux besoins de l’enfant avant d’éventuellement rencontrer les parents. Certains discutent avec les collègues et/ou la direction qui interpelle parfois les services extérieurs. Dans tous les cas, les démarches s’arrêtent au fait d’informer la direction. Les rôles des services médico-psycho-sociaux gravitant autour de l’école ne sont pas bien connus, et les enseignants semblent avoir peu de contacts avec eux. L’école a un rôle de prévention important mais les besoins et attentes des enseignants sont nombreux : formation, clarification des rôles des différents intervenants. Conclusions Le besoin de soutien des enseignants face à la négligence des enfants est une évidence. [less ▲]

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See detailLe goût amer du chocolat européen
Lebailly, Philippe ULg

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La Directive 73/241 du 24 juillet 1973 avait été adoptée dans le cadre du droit communautaire alimentaire afin d'établir des règles communes pour la composition, les caractéristiques de fabrication,le ... [more ▼]

La Directive 73/241 du 24 juillet 1973 avait été adoptée dans le cadre du droit communautaire alimentaire afin d'établir des règles communes pour la composition, les caractéristiques de fabrication,le conditionnement et l'étiquetage des produits de cacao et de chocolat. Lors des discussions de la Directive, la possibilité d'une adjonction de matières grasses végétales (MGV) autres que celles contenues naturellement dans le cacao n'avait pas pu faire l'objet d'une entente entre les neuf états qui composaient alors la Communauté européenne. Avec l'arrivée de nouveaux Etats, le rapport de force s'est modifié et les négociations pour une révision de la Directive de 1973 ont été relancées en 1996. L'argument principal pour une harmonisation des législations faisait référence à la libre circulation des marchandises avec le Marché unique en faisant valoir que le maintien de normes différentes créait des obstacles aux échanges, cloisonnant le marché du chocolat dans l'Union Européenne. La question qui restait posée était d'autoriser ou pas les matières grasses végétales (MGV). Les plaidoyers en faveur du respect de la tradition et de la qualité et les intérêts des producteurs de cacao n'ont pas réussi à convaincre et la nouvelle réglementation communautaire du chocolat fait à l'évidence le bonheur des multinationales du secteur pour lesquelles son adoption a été une victoire : depuis le 23 juin 2000, la Directive 2000 / 36 abroge la directive de 1973 et permet d'utiliser d'autres MGV, moins chères que le beurre de cacao pour la fabrication du chocolat, dans la limite de 5 % du poids total du produit fini. En théorie, sont considérés comme MGV: l'illipé, l'huile de palme, le sal, le beurre de karité, le kogum gurgi et les noyaux de mangue. Dans les faits, c'est l'huile de palme qui est le produit de substitution. Dix ans après avoir autorisé l'incorporation d'huile de palme dans le chocolat, le consommateur européen découvre les méfaits de celle-ci sur la santé et l'environnement ! Un bien triste constat et ce d'autant que l'adoption de la Directive a privé les planteurs africains (l'offre de fèves de cacao est pour 70% d'origine africaine) d'un revenu bien nécessaire pour lutter contre la pauvreté en zone rurale. [less ▲]

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See detailClimatological influences on inland waterway transport capacity
Cools, Mario ULg; Limbourg, Sabine ULg

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Climate change may affect inland waterway transport through disturbances in waterway hydrology: longer periods with strong water swells and drops. To allow fully loaded barges, the water level must be ... [more ▼]

Climate change may affect inland waterway transport through disturbances in waterway hydrology: longer periods with strong water swells and drops. To allow fully loaded barges, the water level must be neither too high (limited air draught) nor too low (limited draught). Therefore, the water level impacts the load factor of barges and thus the transportation costs. Moreover, in winter, ice jams can paralyze inland waterway traffic on the river. In this paper, the effect of various climatological changes on the capacity of inland waterway in terms of barge transport is examined. The paper focusses on the development of a methodology for assessing the sensitivity of inland waterway systems to climatological changes and takes into account an experts' opinion survey that provides insight into the perceived likelihood of the different scenarios that are investigated. The analysis focusses on the inland waterway systems in Belgium, which has the second highest density of European inland waterways. It enables the integration of inland waterway transport in the intermodal supply chain. The results are related to investment planning and management in inland waterways transport. They are intended to be interesting to researchers and to inland waterways actors developing intermodal transport as well. [less ▲]

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See detailLa contribution des lobes frontaux au fonctionnement exécutif
Collette, Fabienne ULg

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See detailEffect of viscosity on the robustness of the element deletion method for crack propagation modelling
Canales Cardenas, Cristian ULg; Ponthot, Jean-Philippe ULg

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The numerical simulation of crack propagation in solids is of main importance in fracture mechanics and has been extensively studied over the years. Several approaches have been developed in order to ... [more ▼]

The numerical simulation of crack propagation in solids is of main importance in fracture mechanics and has been extensively studied over the years. Several approaches have been developed in order to describe the evolving geometry of a crack [1{6], but despite the research e orts some challenges are still present. A commonly used technique in Finite Element codes is the element deletion method due to the simplicity of its numerical implementation and possible extension to 3D. Furthermore, it is possible to couple this method with any failure criterion or damage model without additional considerations. This advantages are extremely desirable for numerical approaches involving high computational costs, e.g. the multi-scale computational homogenization [7, 8], where the element deletion method can be used at the micro-scale to simulate the nucleation, growth and coalescence of micro-voids [9]. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Discoid techno-complex (MIS 3) at Ormesson and across the Paris sedimentary Basin: consistency and flexibility of a singular technical choice with relation to the lithological context
Leroyer, Mathieu; Bodu, Pierre; Salomon, Hélène ULg et al

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During the last decade new excavations and reexaminations of old collection have refreshed our vision of the end of the Middle Palaeolithic. Among those advances, the identification of a "Discoid techno ... [more ▼]

During the last decade new excavations and reexaminations of old collection have refreshed our vision of the end of the Middle Palaeolithic. Among those advances, the identification of a "Discoid techno-complex” during the MIS 3 Interpleniglacial event, which differs deeply with other sub-contemporaneous technological practices, reinforce the idea that this period witnessed distinct stone knapping traditions. However, such claims must be established within different geographical and lithological context, in order to invalidate more parsimonious explanations of technical variability. The newly excavated open-air camp site in Ormesson has provided multiple well preserved archaeological layers. The older is dominated by Discoid flaking method and dates to the MIS 3. These occupations took place in a geographical context where flint is not present in situ but was easily available from different sources within the “daily range” of the site. For instance Gravettian and Châtelperronian have preferentially used Campanian flint available 5 km from the site along the Loing River. So far the lithic chaînes opératoires in the Discoid Mousterian layer are characterised by a more limited technical involvement both in term of flint procurement (lower flint quality) and knapping gesture. At the same time, the Neandertal occupants invested considerable effort to extract, import and select the raw ochreous material, whose numerous remains have been found associated with stone tool in the Layer 4. The fact that they did not take advantage of the same trips not only for ochre but also for better flint supply seems problematic. Another characteristic of Ormesson Discoid assemblage is, for the moment, the scarcity of retouched implements, in particular of notches and denticulates which frequently characterize the techno-complex in South-western France. Are such characteristics representative of a state of progress in the excavations? Are they relevant of local techno-economic tactics, or subtle cultural specificities? In addition to ongoing excavation progress at Ormesson, a complementary way to solve these questions will be to enlarge the scope of the analysis to the whole Paris Basin. In that space, Discoidal assemblages have been now studied from very contrasting geographical and lithological contexts. For instance, Arcy-sur-Cure cave sites, on one side, Beauvais and Mennecy open-air sites on the other side, are respectively located at the very margin and near the center of the limestone dominated basin. As a consequence we observe great variations of flint availability from these different contexts. The preliminary comparison of the datas available confirms the existence of similar knapping methods and goals during a limited period, broadly centered on the MIS 3. But it also suggests some intrinsic adaptability of the Discoid typo-technological system to raw material nature and availability. When replaced in that perspective, the different characteristics of stone tool production currently recognized at Ormesson don’t appear, so far, to underline any cultural peculiarity on that site and fit with a coherent vision of the Discoid techno-complex also in Northern part of France. In return, the singular preservation of Ochre at Ormesson, offers a punctual opportunity to integrate what we increasingly know about these knapping habits with more obscure but anyway complementary aspects of a cultural system. [less ▲]

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See detailOn the numerical simulation of sheet metal blanking process
Canales Cardenas, Cristian ULg; Bussetta, Philippe ULg; Habraken, Anne ULg et al

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One of the most widely used cutting techniques in sheet metal forming processes for mass production is the blanking process. In this process, a metallic sheet is placed between a die and a blankholder ... [more ▼]

One of the most widely used cutting techniques in sheet metal forming processes for mass production is the blanking process. In this process, a metallic sheet is placed between a die and a blankholder, and is then cut by the action of a punch which moves downward. The quality of the final product is directly linked to the resulting shape of the cut edge. Due to the complexity of the separation step, the set-up of the blanking process in practice is often driven by empirical knowledge. Thus, an accurate numerical tool is extremely desirable to optimize the setting parameters of this technique and will lead to a better understanding of the entire process. The numerical approach must be able to deal with three main issues involved in blanking: large and localized deformation, friction and contact, and ductile fracture. Furthermore, due to requirements of mass production the punch velocity is normally high and the effects of the strain rate must also be considered. Several approaches have been developed in order to model this cutting process but its accuracy still presents some numerical challenges. [less ▲]

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See detailLa Brigade d'intervention de la MONUSCO et le peacebuilding
Baenda Fimbo, Zacharie ULg

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See detailNeonatal Nutrition
SENTERRE, Thibault ULg

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See detailOptimal nutrition of the very low birth weight infant
SENTERRE, Thibault ULg

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See detailStick Percolation: Models for Real Systems
Langley, Daniel ULg; Lagrange, Mélanie; Nguyen, Ngoc Duy ULg et al

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See detailNO3- Reduction is Fe-Dependent in a Ferruginous Chemocline
Michiels, C.; Darchambeau, François ULg; Roland, Fleur ULg et al

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See detailPrior light history impacts on higher order cognitive brain function
Chellappa, Sarah Laxhmi ULg; Ly, Julien; Meyer, Christelle ULg et al

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See detailSleep loss changes executive brain responses in the wake maintenance zone
Jaspar, Mathieu ULg; Meyer, Christelle ULg; Muto, Vincenzo ULg et al

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Objectives:Brain mechanisms underlying executive processes are regulated by circadian and sleep homeostatic processes. Furthermore, during sleep deprivation (SD), cognitive performance and neural ... [more ▼]

Objectives:Brain mechanisms underlying executive processes are regulated by circadian and sleep homeostatic processes. Furthermore, during sleep deprivation (SD), cognitive performance and neural responses are differentially modulated by a clock gene PERIOD3 polymorphism. Here, we investigated interindividual differences on executive brain responses under SD. Critically, we focused on the circadian evening wake maintenance zone (WMZ), a key time-point for sleep-wake regulation. Methods:Thirty healthy young volunteers, genotyped for the PER3 polymorphism (10 PER3 5/5;20 PER3 4/4 homozygotes), underwent42-h SD under constant routine conditions. They performed a 3-back working memorytask in 13successivefMRI sessions. To compare neural activity in the WMZ before and during SD, sessions were realigned according to individual dim light melatonin onset. Results:We tested for a group (PER3 5/5>PER3 4/4) by session effect (WMZ before vs. during SD). From the first evening WMZ(i.e. during a normal waking day) to the second (i.e. following 40h of continuous waking), PER3 5/5 individuals relative toPER3 4/4 showed significantly larger increase in responsesin the left mid-cingulate, bilateral precuneus and thalamus. Interestingly, these regions are involved in executive processes and arousal regulation (thalamus). Conclusions:These results show that the strong circadian wake-maintenance signal depends on sleep pressure, in a PER3-genotype dependent manner. Interestingly, pronounced genotype differences wereobserved in the thalamus, an area that compensates potential lower cortical activity under SD. [less ▲]

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See detailEst-il possible de sécuriser l’après-restructuration ? Exploration des « cellules de reconversion » belges
Dervaux, Amélie ULg; Pichault, François ULg; Lorquet, Nadège ULg

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Colloque -Les « cellules de reconversion » belges sont gérées par le service public de l’emploi et ont été créées li y a quelques années à la demande spécifique des syndicats afin de favoriser la ... [more ▼]

Colloque -Les « cellules de reconversion » belges sont gérées par le service public de l’emploi et ont été créées li y a quelques années à la demande spécifique des syndicats afin de favoriser la réinsertion des travailleurs licenciés sur le marché de l’emploi. Comment les travailleurs sont-ils accompagnés dans la période de transition professionnelle post-licenciement ? Ces cellules à vocation sécurisante le sont-elles effectivement ? [less ▲]

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See detailDéfinir rigoureusement des trajectoires de développement pour chacune des compétences à la base de la formation
Tardif, Jacques; Poumay, Marianne ULg; Georges, François ULg

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But de l'atelier: Présenter une démarche de conception et d’élaboration de trajectoires de développement de compétences inscrite dans une logique de professionnalisation graduelle de l’étudiant.

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See detailTransgenerational and long-term effects induced by reduced protein availability by albumen removal during embryonic development in laying hens
Willems, E.; Koppenol, A.; Franssens, L. et al

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See detailStudy of the potentiality of insect breeding system for human food in Cambodia (Ratanakiri province)
Caparros Megido, Rudy ULg; Alabi, Taofic ULg; Nieus, Clément et al

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The main purpose of this work was to optimize a cheap cricket breeding production for local farmers based on unused wild resources. Cricket development (Teleogryllus testaceus (Walker)) was compared ... [more ▼]

The main purpose of this work was to optimize a cheap cricket breeding production for local farmers based on unused wild resources. Cricket development (Teleogryllus testaceus (Walker)) was compared according to seven diets composed of different ratio of aerial parts of taro, young cassava leaves, young cashew leaves, brown rice flour (with or without banana slices) and between the traditionally used chicken feed diet. Cricket mortality was low on all diets (<10 %) excepted on the two cashew-based diets (>90 %). Mean adult body mass was significantly higher on chicken feed diet and on the two cassava-based diet than on the other. Moreover, protein percentage in cassava-feed crickets was similar with this of wild crickets. As each villager grows cassava for their tubers without using the leaves, this free available resource could be used to rear crickets in order to contribute to the reduction of protein deficiency and create new source of incomes for local farmers. [less ▲]

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See detailThe nutritional management of the late preterm infants
SENTERRE, Thibault ULg

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Kohl, Benoît ULg

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See detailThe territories of deliverance: sociotemporal reconfigurations of the Congolese revival
Demart, Sarah ULg

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From research led for years within pentecostal Congolese circles (France, Belgium, Canada, Kinshasa) this paper explores the religious transformations of diasporic churches. The migratory reorientation ... [more ▼]

From research led for years within pentecostal Congolese circles (France, Belgium, Canada, Kinshasa) this paper explores the religious transformations of diasporic churches. The migratory reorientation, from RDC to Europe and from Europe to Canada, shows a reformulation of “deliverance”, leitmotiv of churches discourses, that informs the historical depth of the religious formation. Considering the continuity of this theology of Salvation with the prophecies of precolonial and colonial periods and the globalization in which Congolese revival is inserted, I look at how spatial mobility influence the colonial memory of theses diasporic groups. [less ▲]

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See detailHighly Diffuse Fluorine-doped SnO2 Thin Films for Photovoltaic Applications
Giusti, Gael; Consonni, Vincent; Langley, Daniel ULg et al

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In the last decades, polycrystalline fluorine-doped SnO2 (FTO) thin films have received increasing interest due to their promising application in a wide variety of devices such as gas sensors, coatings ... [more ▼]

In the last decades, polycrystalline fluorine-doped SnO2 (FTO) thin films have received increasing interest due to their promising application in a wide variety of devices such as gas sensors, coatings and electrodes for solar cells. FTO thin films exhibit good electro-optical properties and other important physical properties such as a high work function, good thermal stability… FTO thin films have already been shown to act as an efficient transparent electrode in solar cells. In this work, FTO thin films were grown by ultrasonic spray pyrolysis on glass and flexible polymer substrates. The structural, electronic and optical properties of these FTO layers were thoroughly investigated. Our work focuses on a better understanding of their electro-optical properties, in terms for instance of electron scattering. We show that FTO layers (when combined with ZnO nanoparticles) exhibit haze factor as high as 60%, whilst maintaining very good electro-optical properties. The integration into solar cells is also presented. [less ▲]

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See detailThermal properties of silver nanowire networks
Sorel, Sophie; Lagrange, Mélanie; Langley, Daniel ULg et al

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Silver nanowire (AgNW) networks have recently been the focus of intense research due to their potential use as transparent electrodes in solar cells, flat panel displays or transparent heaters. Metallic ... [more ▼]

Silver nanowire (AgNW) networks have recently been the focus of intense research due to their potential use as transparent electrodes in solar cells, flat panel displays or transparent heaters. Metallic nanowire networks can be deposited using low-cost and scalable deposition techniques on flexible substrates. For improving the transport properties (thermal and electrical) and optical transmittance in the visible range, an optimum nanowire density should be considered. In the present contribution we investigate the thermal behaviour of AgNW networks based on two aspects. The first one shows that a thermal annealing can drastically improve transport properties. The second approach investigates the physical properties of the network when used to generate heat. Experimental observation shows that AgNW networks exhibit the properties of a very efficient transparent heater, making them appropriate for future uses compatible with large area and flexible display technology. A comprehensive understanding of the thermal properties of this promising transparent nanostructured network will be presented. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Belgian Congolese Relation. Reading the postcolonial malus
Demart, Sarah ULg

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The integration of immigrants and their offspring is one of the major challenges facing Belgian society. Like other societies in the northern hemisphere, Belgian society is now characterised by ‘super ... [more ▼]

The integration of immigrants and their offspring is one of the major challenges facing Belgian society. Like other societies in the northern hemisphere, Belgian society is now characterised by ‘super-diversity’ (Vertovec 2007). In comparison with other OECD countries, Belgium seems to face particular difficulties with regards to the integration of its immigrants and their offspring in the fields of access to employment, private housing and education. Stemed from discriminatory practices (Economic and Social Council 2006) these problems constitute however the blind spot of the academy. In this paper, I would like to consider the “postcolonial bonus” hypothesis (Oostindie, 2011) with regards to the Congolese community in Belgium. Belgian’s colonial migration history presents differences with regards to the British, French or Dutch configurations. Nowadays, three generations of Congolese Belgians make up a community that shows a paradoxical socioeconomic integration pattern, combining on average the highest level of education with the highest level of unemployment in Belgian society (Schoonvaere, X). Despite an intense involvment of Congolese Belgians in the academic, associative, political or artistic spheres, several variables point towards a particular post-colonial racialization process. The absence of a public debate on the colonial history of Belgium suggests a link between the marginalization of this group and the colonial legacy of the society that will be developped from a comprehensive sociology and ten years of immersion within the Congolese circles. [less ▲]

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See detailInterplay between defects in metallic nanowire networks and their physical properties: a modeling and experimental approach
Lagrange, Mélanie; Langley, Daniel ULg; Munos-Rojas et al

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The use of random metallic nanowire networks as transparent conductive materials (TCMs) is increasing rapidly. These materials can be used in flexible/stretchable electronics, flexible displays, touch ... [more ▼]

The use of random metallic nanowire networks as transparent conductive materials (TCMs) is increasing rapidly. These materials can be used in flexible/stretchable electronics, flexible displays, touch screens, photovoltaics or as transparent heaters. Metallic nanowire networks can be deposited by using low-cost and scalable deposition techniques and exhibit very interesting electrical, optical, thermal and mechanical properties. In addition to usual material defects (such as grain-boundaries) any deviation from a “perfect” infinite network (i.e. nanowire length distributions, finite device size or nanowire curvature for instance) play a prominent role in the physical properties of the resulting percolating network. Using Monte Carlo simulations, and based on experimental available wires the effects of these defects are explored. Experimental work is focused on the influence of nanowire density as well as defects within the nanostructured network such as the inhomogeneity of the network, the grain-boundary along a nanowire, the morphological nanowire instabilities… The influence of these defects on the physical properties of this promising nanostructured network will be presented [less ▲]

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See detailImplementing agricultural land-use in the CARAIB dynamic vegetation model
François, Louis ULg; Jacquemin, Ingrid ULg; Fontaine, Corentin et al

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CARAIB (Dury et al., iForest - Biogeosciences and Forestry, 4:82-99, 2011) is a state-of-the-art dynamic vegetation model with various modules dealing with (i) soil hydrology, (ii) photosynthesis/stomatal ... [more ▼]

CARAIB (Dury et al., iForest - Biogeosciences and Forestry, 4:82-99, 2011) is a state-of-the-art dynamic vegetation model with various modules dealing with (i) soil hydrology, (ii) photosynthesis/stomatal regulation, (iii) carbon allocation and biomass growth, (iv) litter/soil carbon dynamics, (v) vegetation cover dynamics, (vi) seed dispersal, and (vii) vegetation fires. Climate and atmospheric CO2 are the primary inputs. The model calculates all major water and CO2/carbon fluxes and pools. It can be run with plant functional types or species (up to 100 different species) at various spatial scales, from the municipality to country or continental levels. Within the VOTES project (Fontaine et al., Journal of Land Use Science, 2013, DOI:10.1080/1747423X.2013.786150), the model has been improved to include crops and meadows, and some modules have been written to translate model outputs into quantitative indicators of ecosystem services (e.g., evaluate crop yield from net primary productivity or calculate soil erosion from runoff, slope, grown species and various soil attributes). The model was run over an area covering four municipalities in central Belgium, where land-use is dominated by crops, meadows, housing and some forests and was introduced in the model at the land parcel level. Simulations were also performed for the future. In these simulations, CARAIB was combined with the Aporia Agent-Based Model, to project land-use changes up to 2050. This approach is currently extended within the MASC project (funded by Belgian Science Policy, BELSPO) to the whole Belgian territory (at 1 km2) and to Western Europe (at 20 km x 20 km). [less ▲]

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Jidovtseff, Boris ULg

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See detailCan systems using hyper specialized breeds be considered as localized agrifood systems? The example of the Belgian Texel breed
Lauvie, Anne; Stassart, Pierre M ULg

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The Belgian Texel sheep breed is a meat purpose breed, the Belgian form of the Dutch Texel breed, with muscular hypertrophy. Comparing the situation of this breed to others hyper specialized breeds in ... [more ▼]

The Belgian Texel sheep breed is a meat purpose breed, the Belgian form of the Dutch Texel breed, with muscular hypertrophy. Comparing the situation of this breed to others hyper specialized breeds in Belgium raise the question of the existence of a Belgian breeding model. We interviewed 11 stakeholders concerned by the Texel breed (breeders, scientists, veterinary, extension service technician, and butcher). Those interviews have allowed us to discuss three dimensions of the Texel breed management: ‐ The breed is actually a breeding animals propose breed. Sheep meat is few consumed in Belgium and butchers seem to prefer crossbreed meat than pure Texel meat. As a consequence the main aim for breeding Texel is breeding animals selling. The breeders consider the selection activity as their activity, and underline that it is more interesting for them from an economical point of view to sell breeding animals abroad (United Kingdom). ‐ The breed management follows a Belgian model and is as a consequence localized! The Blanc Bleu Belge cattle breed is clearly a model for the Texel breeders and several of them mention the “Belgian eye of the breeder”. Producing meat in quantity is the core motivation in this breeding model (a breeding model that echoes an engineering culture where performance is a core motivation). Among the organization of breeding in Belgium, the breeding shows contests are important places where this model is shared by breeders, even among deferent species. ‐ The breed is very well adapted to its breeding situation but what about it adaptive capacities? The breed is mentioned as adapted to grazing (good quality grassland) and it is as well adapted to socio-territorial conditions of belgium (small area). The breed is easy to breed (except during the lambing period very time consuming which means that flocks are often small flocks). It’s considered as well adapted to breeding animal production for crossbreeding. However, most of the interviewed persons have mentioned failures in adaptation to changes in breeding conditions (bigger flocks, breeding in hot climate area for instance). Thanks to this case study, we discuss the fact that qualifying an agrifood system as “localized” is not enough and that it is crucial to understand and analyze the anchorages in local as dynamics and in their dynamics. [less ▲]

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See detailMeteorological variation in travel behaviour
Creemers, Lieve; Wets, Geert; Cools, Mario ULg

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Weather causes a variety of impacts on the transportation system. This paper contributes to the weather-related transport literature by investigating the meteorological variation in revealed preference ... [more ▼]

Weather causes a variety of impacts on the transportation system. This paper contributes to the weather-related transport literature by investigating the meteorological variation in revealed preference travel data. The main objective of this paper is to investigate the impact of weather conditions on revealed activity participation (trip motives) and revealed modal choices in the Netherlands. To this end, data from the Dutch national travel household survey 2008 was matched to hourly weather data provided by the Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute. Two GEE-MNL models are constructed, namely one for modelling the impact of weather conditions on trip motive and one to assess the effect on modal choice. The parameter estimates of the weather variables indicate that, depending on which travel attribute one focuses, other factors might play a role. Nonetheless, fog, sunshine duration and temperature have a significant impact in both models. Unexpected is the fact that snow and ice cover do not play a role at all. Nonetheless, this finding can be accounted for by the relative low occurrence of these weather types in the study area. It is important to integrate these identified impacts of weather in travel demand modelling frameworks, since this will help to achieve a higher accuracy and more realistic traffic forecasts. This allows policy makers to make better long-term and short-term decisions to achieve various political goals, such as the development towards a sustainable transportation system. Further research in this regard, should emphasize on the role of weather conditions and activity-scheduling attributes. [less ▲]

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See detailCapacity of microorganisms to decompose organic carbon affected by an increasing content of reactive mineral phases in a podzolic soil chronosequence.
Vermeire, Marie-Liesse; Doetterl, Sebastian; Bode, Samuel et al

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See detailDesign, modelling, performance optimization and experimentation of a reversible HP/ORC prototype.
Dumont, Olivier ULg; Quoilin, Sylvain ULg; Lemort, Vincent ULg

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This paper presents an innovative system comprising a water/water heat pump connected to a solar roof and a geothermal heat exchanger. This unit is able to invert its cycle and operate as an Organic ... [more ▼]

This paper presents an innovative system comprising a water/water heat pump connected to a solar roof and a geothermal heat exchanger. This unit is able to invert its cycle and operate as an Organic Rankine Cycle. The solar roof is producing a large amount of heat throughout the year. This allows covering the building annual heating needs and furthermore, electricity is produced thanks to the surplus of heat in a so-called HP/ORC reversible unit. This paper is focusing on these three main points: modeling, design and experimentation of the prototype. This paper demonstrates the feasibility of such a prototype with encouraging performance in ORC and HP modes. First simulations of the HP/ORC system, with components optimally sized, indicate that, in ORC mode, for the weather conditions of Copenhagen, the electrical energy produced over one year reaches 4030 kWh and the nominal efficiency of the cycle is 7.6%. The nominal COP of the heat pump is 4.2 (condenser exhaust temperature of 60°C and evaporator supply temperature of 15°C). Experimentally, a COP of 4.21 (condensation temperature of 61°C and evaporation temperature of 21°C). is achieved in heat pump mode and a global ORC efficiency of 5.7% is obtained in ORC mode (condenser exhaust temperature of 25°C and evaporator supply temperature of 88°C). [less ▲]

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See detailDIMENSIONNEMENT ET EXPÉRIMENTATION D’UNE UNITÉ POMPE À CHALEUR / ORC RÉVERSIBLE
Dumont, Olivier ULg; Quoilin, Sylvain ULg; Lemort, Vincent ULg

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L’union européenne doit réduire les émissions de gaz à effet de serre de 80% par rapport au niveau des années 90 d’ici 2020. Les ménages représentent 27% de la consommation finale. Dans ce cadre, les ... [more ▼]

L’union européenne doit réduire les émissions de gaz à effet de serre de 80% par rapport au niveau des années 90 d’ici 2020. Les ménages représentent 27% de la consommation finale. Dans ce cadre, les bâtiments dont la consommation d’énergie est quasi nulle (NZEB – Nearly Zero Energy Building) sont d’une importance considérable. A partir de 2019, tous les nouveaux bâtiments devront présenter une production d’énergie renouvelable supérieure à la consommation d’énergie primaire. C’est dans ce cadre que le concept de PAC/ORC prend tout son sens. Ce système innovant comprend une pompe à chaleur eau/eau (PAC) reliée à un toit solaire et à un échangeur de chaleur géothermique. Cette pompe à chaleur est également capable d'inverser son cycle et de fonctionner comme un Cycle Organique de Rankine (ORC). En utilisant le toit solaire comme source de chaleur, une grande quantité de chaleur est générée tout au long de l'année. Cette chaleur est utilisée en priorité pour couvrir les besoins de chauffage annuels et le surplus de chaleur généré au cours de l'été est utilisée pour produire de l'électricité dans l’unité PAC / ORC. L’article s’articule en 4 parties. Tout d’abord, l’introduction présente les trois modes de fonctionnement. Ensuite, les modèles des composants et l’évaluation des performances au point nominal de conception sont décrits. Par après, le dimensionnement et le choix des composants sont réalisés sur bases de simulations annuelles avec un pas de temps d’une heure. Enfin, les premiers résultats expérimentaux sont présentés. Un rendement de 5,7% est atteint en mode ORC (avec une température de condensation de 25°C et une température d’évaporation de 88°C) alors qu’un COP de 4,2 est obtenu en mode pompe à chaleur (avec une température de condensation de 61°C et une température d’évaporation de 21°C). [less ▲]

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See detailA bi-objective optimization model for a bimodal network of oil transportation
Belaid, Emna ULg; Saadi, Ismaïl ULg; Rigo, Philippe ULg et al

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Transportation of oil requires attention for a variety of reasons, the most important being the external costs caused by adverse events. These adverse events affect not only the environment costs but also ... [more ▼]

Transportation of oil requires attention for a variety of reasons, the most important being the external costs caused by adverse events. These adverse events affect not only the environment costs but also the societal costs. In this paper, a bi-objective optimization model for a bimodal network of oil transportation is presented. The paper discusses a mathematical model that takes into account two main decision criteria, namely cost and safety. A linear programming model is presented, in which the focus is laid on the different elements that affect the performance of the bi-modal transportation chain of oil. The disturbing elements that are considered include technical failures, road conditions and vandalism acts. Thus, in this study, it is investigated how the bimodal network must be designed to avoid adverse effects caused by these disturbing elements. The goal of the approach is to maximize safety and minimize costs. Data from a real life example (i.e. the Tunisian national oil company) will be used to calibrate the model. [less ▲]

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See detailHypothalamic AMPKalpha1 and neuropeptides are involved in neonatal performance of broiler chicks hatched at different times
Wang, Y.; Koppenol, A.; Lesuisse, J. et al

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See detailNPM Under Pressure: An Inquiry in Theory
Esposito, Giovanni ULg

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This theoretical inquiry is undertaken on the basis of the problematization methodology proposed by Alvesson et Sandberg (2011) and deriving from a critical approach to management studies. In this paper ... [more ▼]

This theoretical inquiry is undertaken on the basis of the problematization methodology proposed by Alvesson et Sandberg (2011) and deriving from a critical approach to management studies. In this paper, problematization is adopted not only to question the fundamental assumptions of New Public Management (NPM) theory, but also to develop alternative assumptions to be explored in order to highlight a new way of approaching the managerial practices of public organizations. Starting from the in-house level of assumptions, NPM theoretical body has been gradually deconstructed by progressively increasing the level of abstraction and reaching the field level of assumption. The assumption’s content at each level of abstraction has been determined thanks to a continuum comparison between NPM and the Public Value Theory (PVT) school of thought. Because of its status of challenging theory, PVT has played the role of a theoretical reagent added to NPM system of thought in order to bring about a theoretical reaction enabling to spotlight problematic assumptions and generate further research questions. Such a “theoretical reaction” has shown that NPM is a functionalist theory based on a rationalistic approach to public organizations which are conceived as machines whose proper functioning depends on efficiency improvements to be achieved by means of a planning mode of management. [less ▲]

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See detailExperimental investigation of an ORC system for a micro-solar power plant
Dickes, Rémi ULg; Dumont, Olivier ULg; Declaye, Sébastien ULg et al

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Because of the depletion of fossil fuels and global warming issues, the world energy sector is undergoing various changes towards increased sustainability. Among the different technologies being developed ... [more ▼]

Because of the depletion of fossil fuels and global warming issues, the world energy sector is undergoing various changes towards increased sustainability. Among the different technologies being developed, solar energy, and more specifically CSP (Concentrated Solar Power) systems are expected to play a key role to supply centralized loads and off-grid areas in the medium-term. Major performance improvements can be achieved by implementing advanced control strategies accounting for the transient and random nature of the solar heat source. In this context, a lab-scale solar power plant has been designed and is under construction for experimental purposes and dynamic analysis. The test rig includes an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) unit, a field of parabolic trough collectors and a thermal energy storage system. This paper presents the results of an experimental campaign conducted on the ORC module alone. This power unit, designed for a 2.8 kW net electrical output, consists of two scroll expanders in series, an air-cooled condenser, a recuperator, a volumetric pump and an oil-heated evaporator. The ORC engine is constructed using standard mass manufactured components from the HVAC industry, this practice reducing considerably the system cost. The overall unit performance and components effectiveness are presented in different operating conditions and relevant empirical correlations are derived to be implemented in a steady state model of the ORC unit. [less ▲]

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See detailPrior light history impacts on cognitive brain function
Chellappa, Sarah Laxhmi ULg; Ly, Julien; Meyer, Christelle ULg et al

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See detailThe determinations of household agricultural land use strategies in Red River Delta, Vietnam
Nguyen Thi, Dien; Vu Dinh, Ton; Lebailly, Philippe ULg et al

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This research presents the determinations of household land use strategy in the context of the rapid rural changes due to the industrialization and urbanization in Vietnam. The mechanism that turns land ... [more ▼]

This research presents the determinations of household land use strategy in the context of the rapid rural changes due to the industrialization and urbanization in Vietnam. The mechanism that turns land to livelihood from both productive and non-productive processes is investigated to understand the different land use strategies of smallholders in Red River Delta region. Based on the presence of migrating members, the total selected 191 households in Hai Duong province were divided into 3 different groups to do the surveys. The research results show that local land use strategies are various in which 79.06% of surveyed households maintain the allocated land for agricultural production while 65.97% of households leave land idly at least once a year. The factors from productive process such as small landholding, high production cost and overall downward income from agricultural production meantime the greater opportunities from non-farm jobs are the main socio-economical determinations of agricultural land abandonment or less effective use. The security questions of shifting livelihood between farming and non – farming sectors, the inter-household arrangements, the social supports and the institutional constraints are non-productive elements that make the exchange and other forms of commercializing agricultural land are less prominent. The complexity of household land use strategy and its determinations not only reflects the dynamism and flexibility of peasant’s livelihood adaptation but also explain why the land concentration does not proceed faster in Red River Delta region of Vietnam. [less ▲]

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See detailANALYSE DES DETERMINANTS DE L'ACCES AU CREDIT DES EXPLOITATIONS AGRICOLES AU BENIN
Sossou, Comlan ULg; Dogot, Thomas ULg; Lebailly, Philippe ULg et al

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Cet article analyse les facteurs structurels, comportementaux et de performance qui déterminent l’accès au crédit des exploitations agricoles au Bénin. Les données ont été collectées auprès de 475 ... [more ▼]

Cet article analyse les facteurs structurels, comportementaux et de performance qui déterminent l’accès au crédit des exploitations agricoles au Bénin. Les données ont été collectées auprès de 475 exploitations agricoles. Un modèle logit binomial a été utilisé au cours de l’analyse. Les résultats ont montré que la taille des ménages, la proximité des IMF, l’appartenance à un groupement de solidarité financière et le revenu issu de la principale culture sont les facteurs qui influencent l’accès au crédit. L’analyse des effets marginaux a indiqué que l’amélioration de la proximité des IMF et l’appartenance à un groupement de solidarité financière sont susceptibles d’augmenter significativement l’accès au crédit. Ainsi, nous recommandons l’amélioration du taux de couverture des IMF présentes au Bénin et la sensibilisation des exploitants agricoles à la formation et/ou l’adhésion à des groupements de solidarité financière. [less ▲]

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See detailRestoring order: Inheritance disputes and shifting legal consciousness in Cotonou
Andreetta, Sophie ULg

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For the purpose of this paper, I will focus on the litigants’ discourses on the law and the State in inheritance cases in Cotonou. As a matter of fact, over the last few years, the number of inheritance ... [more ▼]

For the purpose of this paper, I will focus on the litigants’ discourses on the law and the State in inheritance cases in Cotonou. As a matter of fact, over the last few years, the number of inheritance disputes handled by the Beninese state courts has drastically increased. In Cotonou, State of Persons courtrooms (Chambres Etat des Personnes) – competent with regards to family matters – are so crowded that people even have to queue outside during registration. Litigants often mention that they “referred to the state” in order to “restore order” within their families. The question is: does the legal system actually manage to meet their expectations? In order to answer that question, I will focus on the legal consciousness of Beninese families and how this shifts throughout the litigation process. How do people understand and utilize state law in inheritance cases? Why do they go to court, and what do they expect from the judiciary? How does their understanding and perception of law adjust as they experience state courts? Finally, how do the aftermath of legal proceedings and the implementation process amend their legal consciousness? Within that framework, Beninese plaintiffs often go from trusting that the state would “restore order” into their family to believing that the judiciary somehow made things even worse. While scholars have investigated how race , gender, or social status influence “the ways people understand and use the law” (Merry, 1990:5), there is however little reflection on the way legal consciousness develops throughout the litigation process. There is also a point to be made about the relationship between the law and the state. In Benin, people “refer to the State” when bringing a case to court and, through the judge, “the State” is the one solving their problems. Within that context, the way people think about and experience legal proceedings in Cotonou is as much about legal consciousness as it is about state consciousness. It is about the legitimacy and efficacy of the state in delivering public service; about governance and power. [less ▲]

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See detailDeterminants of fat mass percentage and absolute fat-free mass in preterm infants at the time of hospital discharge
Simon, Laure; Frondas-Chauty, Anne; SENTERRE, Thibault ULg et al

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