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See detailLe contrôle du respect des droits fondamentaux de ses condamnés par la Cour pénale internationale : théorie et pratique naissante
Deprez, Christophe ULiege

Conference (2017, June 23)

Cette présentation PowerPoint a servi de support à une communication orale dans le cadre de l'édition 2017 de la Conférence des Assistants en droit de Belgique (ACCA), organisée le 23 juin 2017 par l ... [more ▼]

Cette présentation PowerPoint a servi de support à une communication orale dans le cadre de l'édition 2017 de la Conférence des Assistants en droit de Belgique (ACCA), organisée le 23 juin 2017 par l'Université de Liège. [less ▲]

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See detailQuatre années d'un chantier au XVIe siècle : la façade méridionale de la collégiale Saint-Martin de Liège
Joly, Emmanuel ULiege

Conference (2017, June 23)

Bien que peu étudiée jusqu'ici, la reconstruction de la collégiale Saint-Martin est une des entreprises monumentales majeures du XVIe siècle à Liège. Le bâti et les archives conservées permettent d ... [more ▼]

Bien que peu étudiée jusqu'ici, la reconstruction de la collégiale Saint-Martin est une des entreprises monumentales majeures du XVIe siècle à Liège. Le bâti et les archives conservées permettent d'appréhender, parfois avec précision, la chronologie et les modalités de la reconstruction de cette église. Ainsi, au chantier du chœur, dont la première pierre est posée en 1511, succède le chantier du transept et de la nef, qui fait l'objet d'un contrat signé en 1539 entre le chapitre et le maître maçon Paul de Richelle. Dans cette communication, nous proposons un focus sur les quatre premières années du chantier de la nef et du transept. La période située entre 1539 et 1543 constitue en effet un moment riche en événements clefs. En mars 1540, le chapitre de la collégiale demande explicitement à ce que la façade sud de l'église soit construite en priorité. En plus de nous fournir les motivations esthétiques et pratiques de ce choix, la décision prise par les chanoines nous permet de circonscrire avec précision les travaux qui sont entamés dans un premier temps, et ainsi de pouvoir les analyser finement. De plus, cette première phase est marquée par le décès tragique de Paul de Richelle en 1541, ainsi que par l'implication dans le chantier d'une des personnalités majeures du milieu de la construction en vallée mosane. Cette communication aura donc pour but de mettre en lumière le déroulement du chantier, d'en présenter les acteurs majeurs et de mettre au jour les nombreux changements qui se sont produits dans l'intervalle de ces quatre années. En mettant en relation les données archivistiques, dont la plupart sont inédites, avec les données acquises grâce à l'étude du bâti, nous analyserons l'impact de l'ensemble de ces éléments, tant sur l'organisation du chantier que sur les choix formels et esthétiques. [less ▲]

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See detailLatest results with LBTI's Vortex coronagraph: real-time tip/tilt sensing, new data reduction algorithms, and YSO observations
Defrere, Denis ULiege; Hinz, Philip; Absil, Olivier ULiege

Conference (2017, June 23)

Vortex coronagraphs are among the most promising solutions to perform high contrast imaging at small angular separations from bright stars. They enhance the dynamic range at very small inner working angle ... [more ▼]

Vortex coronagraphs are among the most promising solutions to perform high contrast imaging at small angular separations from bright stars. They enhance the dynamic range at very small inner working angle (down to the diffraction limit of the telescope) and provide a clear 360 degree discovery space for high-contrast direct imaging of exoplanets. In 2013, we installed and commissioned an L-band coronagraph in LBTI/LMIRCam and obtained outstanding images of the four planets around HR8799 during the first hours on sky. In this presentation, we will present the results of the latest data reduction performed with the VIP software that is developed at the University of Liège and that features state-of-the-art image processing algorithms inherited from the field of background subtraction in computer vision (including machine learning algorithms and low rank modeling algorithms). We will also present the results obtained with the second L- and M-band coronagraph that was recently installed in LMIRCam to enable binocular Vortex observations. During the first observations (October 2016), we tested and validated a new real-time post-coronagraphic tip-tilt sensing technique (called QACITS) to quickly align each beam on the center of their respective Vortex coronagraph and obtained observations of a young star showing disk features near the resolution limit of each aperture. Finally, we will present some exciting prospects for the Vortex coronagraph that will be installed on VISIR and ELT/METIS. [less ▲]

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See detailLes rouleaux littéraires coptes de papyrus (fin du IIIe - VIIe siècle)
Carlig, Nathan ULiege

Conference (2017, June 23)

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See detailLa comparaison en Belgique
Delville, Michel ULiege

Conference (2017, June 22)

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See detailUHPLC-ESI-MS/MS quantitation of natural estrogens in aqueous matrices as pyridine-3-sulfonyl derivatives
Glineur, Alex ULiege; Ronkart, Sébastien; Nott, Kathérine et al

Conference (2017, June 22)

Natural estrogens (estrone: E1, 17-β-estradiol : E2, estriol : E3) and synthetic estrogen (17-α-ethinylestradiol: EE2) are powerful endocrine disruptors. They may have deleterious effects on aquatic ... [more ▼]

Natural estrogens (estrone: E1, 17-β-estradiol : E2, estriol : E3) and synthetic estrogen (17-α-ethinylestradiol: EE2) are powerful endocrine disruptors. They may have deleterious effects on aquatic wildlife and also humans even at extremely low concentrations. For this reason, these molecules have been included in a watch list from the European Commission regarding emerging aquatic pollutants. The maximum detection limits are set at 0.035 and 0.40 ng/L for EE2 and E1, E2 respectively. Reaching such low levels of concentration of estrogenic compounds is a challenge, even using state-of-the-art analytical methods. In this study, we developed a UHPLC-ESI-MS/MS method allowing the quantification of E1, E2, E3 and EE2 residues in aqueous matrices. Studies commonly used ESI in negative mode albeit the poor ionization efficiency of native estrogenic compounds in this mode. In this study, the molecules were derivatised using a sulfonyl chloride reagent (pyridine-3-sulfonyl, P-3-S). The resulting response in the positive mode was significantly enhanced. Similarly to other dansyl derivatives, the product ion spectra of the P-3-S derivatives indicate ions originating from the derivatization reagent moiety. Moreover, several other ions were included in the product ion spectra of the P-3-S derivatives. Their specificity was assessed by a qualitative approach implying the analysis of different types of water samples (groundwater, surface water). Some product ions were found to be noticeably better for quantification and confirmation of the analytes. The developed analytical method was validated according to the NF T90-210 norm which is suitable to assess the performances of a method in the water quality field. The limits of quantification were 0.04, 0.05, 0.10 and 0.02 ng/L in groundwater and 0.89, 0.79,4.42 and 0.29 ng/L in surface water for E1, E2, E3 and EE2 respectively. [less ▲]

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See detailSeasonal Transport in Mars’ Mesosphere revealed by Nitric Oxide Nightglow
Stiepen, Arnaud ULiege

Conference (2017, June 21)

We analyze the ultraviolet nightglow in the atmosphere of Mars through Nitric Oxide (NO) δ and γ bands emissions. On the dayside thermosphere of Mars, solar extreme ultraviolet radiation partly ... [more ▼]

We analyze the ultraviolet nightglow in the atmosphere of Mars through Nitric Oxide (NO) δ and γ bands emissions. On the dayside thermosphere of Mars, solar extreme ultraviolet radiation partly dissociates CO2 and N2 molecules. O(3P) and N(4S) atoms are carried by the day-to-night hemispheric transport. They preferentially descend in the nightside mesosphere in the winter hemisphere, where they can radiatively recombine to form NO(C2Π). The excited molecules promptly relax by emitting photons in the UV δ bands and in the γ bands through cascades via the A2Σ, v’ = 0 state. These emissions are thus indicators of the N and O atom fluxes transported from the dayside to Mars’ nightside and the winter descending circulation pattern from the nightside thermosphere to the mesosphere (e.g. Bertaux et al., 2005 ; Bougher et al., 1990 ; Cox et al., 2008 ; Gagné et al., 2013 ; Gérard et al., 2008 ; Stiepen et al., 2015, 2017). Observations of these emissions have been accumulated on a large dataset of nightside disk images and vertical profiles obtained at the limb by the Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph (IUVS, McClintock et al., 2015) instrument when the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft is at its apoapsis and its periapsis phases along its orbit, respectively. We present discussion on the variability in the brightness and altitude and of the emission with season, geographical position and local time and possible interpretation for local and global changes in the mesosphere dynamics. IUVS images and limb scans reveal unexpected complex structure of the emission. The brightest emission is observed close to the winter pole. The emission is also surprisingly more intense in some longitude, revealing possible impact of tides and waves in Mars’ nightside mesosphere. Observations also reveal spots and streaks, indicating irregularities in the wind circulation pattern. The disk images and limb profiles are compared to the LMD-MGCM model (Gonzàlez-Galindo et al., 2009 ; Lopez-Valverde et al., 2011) to focus on the seasonal, local time and geographical influences on the NO Nightglow emission. We will also provide a statistical study of the regions of enhanced brightness (i.e. splotches and streaks) and discuss possible interpretation from the comparison to the GCM. [less ▲]

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See detailL’art de gouverner les régions par les finances publiques
Piron, Damien ULiege

Conference (2017, June 21)

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See detailConclusions of the 6th European Drying Conference
Léonard, Angélique ULiege

Conference (2017, June 21)

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See detailImpact of conditioning on sludge internal structure evolution during drying
Fraikin, Laurent ULiege; Pambou, Yvon Bert; Salmon, Thierry ULiege et al

Conference (2017, June 20)

This paper investigated the influence of dual conditioning of waste water treatment sludge on the evolution of sludge internal structure during convective drying. Results showed clearly an impact of ... [more ▼]

This paper investigated the influence of dual conditioning of waste water treatment sludge on the evolution of sludge internal structure during convective drying. Results showed clearly an impact of chemical conditioners on the evolution of the created porosity. For sludge flocculated by single conditioning, a centered porosity delimiting by external crust was shown, while for dual conditioning, a porosity structured in lamellae, was identified. [less ▲]

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See detailOptimization of an electrophoretic approach for the screening and the development of new antithrombotic drugs
Farcas, Elena ULiege; Bouckaert, Charlotte; Servais, Anne-Catherine ULiege et al

Conference (2017, June 20)

The discovery of lead compounds that can modulate the activity of a biological target is essential to provide efficient pharmacological tools and to serve as starting points for new drug generations ... [more ▼]

The discovery of lead compounds that can modulate the activity of a biological target is essential to provide efficient pharmacological tools and to serve as starting points for new drug generations. Fragment-based drug discovery (FBDD) approach is an attractive tool for the identification of new selective inhibitors of a target of interest, but its success largely depends on the ability to develop screening bioassays capable to detect and gauge weak affinity binders. To achieve this goal, we investigated capillary electrophoresis (CE) for identifying and ranking fragments from an initial library. Indeed, due to its ability to evaluate weak interactions, CE seems to be promising for fragment-based screening. This technique is a powerful analytical tool with a unique separation mechanism, speed, efficiency and versatility. Its main advantages are low protein consumption, higher throughput compared to NMR and X-ray crystallography and the fact that screening can be carried out using native protein in physiological solution without the need of immobilization. We developed a proof of concept study on thrombin, a serine protease implicated in the coagulation cascade using affinity capillary electrophoresis (ACE) for ranking fragments from an initial library. For this study, we followed a probe ligand, benzamidine, and we investigated interactions with the target by monitoring the changes of its electrophoretic mobility upon binding. The first step of this study consisted in the optimization of the experimental conditions suitable for the CE method (target and probe ligand concentrations, separation buffer composition, voltage, separation effective length, target partial filling…). Then, numerous thrombin inhibitors with a wide range of inhibitory potency (i.e. Ki 200 µM – 5 nM) were tested to validate our system demonstrating the possibility to fish binders in the optimized conditions. We also checked the absence of non-specific binding with the target using the inactivated enzyme at the binding site. It is noteworthy that in this operating system (ACE assay), binding occurs in free solution using physiological buffers, thus preventing artifacts that may result from target immobilization, which is a requirement for some techniques such as SPR. [less ▲]

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See detailCharacterisation of Luvisol compaction under two different tillage systems and field traffic zones by assessing soil mechanical properties
Taguem Ngoualadjio, Eric Martial ULiege; Destain, Marie-France ULiege; ROISIN, Christian et al

Conference (2017, June 20)

Compaction of arable soils is a consequence of tillage systems and agricultural machinery traffic year after year. Its negative effects on crop production and on the environment have been put into ... [more ▼]

Compaction of arable soils is a consequence of tillage systems and agricultural machinery traffic year after year. Its negative effects on crop production and on the environment have been put into evidence by several studies. However, soil compaction is a complex phenomenon and the understanding of the involved mechanisms related to agricultural practices still remains limited. This contribution aims to study the influence of the interaction between traffic intensity and tillage system on soil compaction. Soil samples were taken from topsoil (0.07-0.25 m), plough pan (0.30-0.35 m) and subsoil (0.35 – 0.52 m), on plots under long-term reduced tillage (RT) and conventional tillage (CT). For each tillage system, intensive traffic zones (IT) and non-intensive traffic zones (NT) were considered. Swelling index (Cs), compression index (Cc), precompression stress (Pc) obtained by oedometer test, porosity (n) and water content obtained by gravimetric determination were chosen to characterise the soil mechanical properties. An analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) was performed to study the effect of the depth, the tillage and the traffic intensity on the variables measured, with the water content as covariable. The results show that, after ten years of reconversion from CT to RT, the plough pan is still present in RT and its compaction appears as important as in CT ( nRT-30cm = 36.9% , nCT-30cm = 38.0%, p-value = 0.098). In subsoil, the compression index was high in CT, as well as in RT (CcRT = 0.150 kPa-1, CcCT = 0.148 kPa-1, p-value = 0.617), involving that this layer remains susceptible to compaction under heavy loads. Moreover, the mean value of the precompression stress (meanPc = 92±34 kPa) remains lower than stresses induced by heavy machines such as beet harvesters. The results also show that the presence of two traffic zones induces a spatial heterogeneity in the field (CcIT = 0.138 kPa-1; CcNT = 0.154 kPa-1, p-value = 0.031). These main results could be used in computational modelling to develop decision support systems to mitigate the effects of soil compaction. [less ▲]

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See detailDiametral dimension(s) and prominent bounded sets
Demeulenaere, Loïc ULiege

Conference (2017, June 20)

The classical diametral dimension (Bessaga, Mityagin, Pelczynski, Rolewicz), denoted by "Delta", is a topological invariant which can be used to characterize Schwartz and nuclear locally convex spaces ... [more ▼]

The classical diametral dimension (Bessaga, Mityagin, Pelczynski, Rolewicz), denoted by "Delta", is a topological invariant which can be used to characterize Schwartz and nuclear locally convex spaces. Mityagin also introduced a variant of this diametral dimension, denoted by "Delta_b", using bounded sets in its definition, contrary to "Delta". In this talk, we present some conditions assuring the equality of these two diametral dimensions for Fréchet spaces. Among these conditions, there is the notion of existence of prominent bounded sets, due to Terzioglu. In fact, it appears that the existence of prominent sets is implied by the property "Omega Bar" of Vogt and Wagner. Finally, we describe a construction which gives Schwartz and nuclear non-Fréchet spaces E verifying "Delta_b(E) = \Delta(E)". [less ▲]

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See detailGeneralized Pascal triangles for binomial coefficients of finite words
Stipulanti, Manon ULiege

Conference (2017, June 19)

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. Then we create a new sequence from this extended Pascal triangle that counts, on each row of this triangle, the number of positive binomial coefficients. We show that this sequence is 2-regular. To extend our work, we construct a Pascal triangle using the Fibonacci representations of all the nonnegative integers and we define the corresponding sequence of which we study the regularity. This regularity is an extension of the classical k-regularity of sequences. [less ▲]

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See detailChromatographic analysis of alkaloids in Aconitum pollen : towards new insights in plant protection mechanisms
Vanderplanck, Maryse ULiege; Glauser, Gaëtan; Tyteca, Eva ULiege et al

Conference (2017, June 19)

Alkaloids are a class of naturally occurring organic nitrogen-containing bases that are found primarily in plants. They display a huge diversity with more than 3,000 different types already identified ... [more ▼]

Alkaloids are a class of naturally occurring organic nitrogen-containing bases that are found primarily in plants. They display a huge diversity with more than 3,000 different types already identified. Next to their different pharmacological and therapeutic effects, alkaloids can have a deleterious impact on organisms as they are known to be neurotoxic and cardiotoxic for mammals and insects. In the current context of worldwide bee decline, occurrence of such compounds in floral production, i.e. nectar and pollen, raises major concerns. They could be beneficial to bees by protecting them against disease and pathogens but they could also cause toxicity. Until now alkaloids, and their effect on human health, are mainly studied in vegetative parts of plants. More recently the natural occurrence of alkaloids in nectar was also studied to investigate their effect on bee health. Whereas nectar chemicals can relatively easily and quickly be analyzed by chromatography, extracting chemicals from low pollen amount remains a challenge because of pollen structure and complexity. However, characterization of pollen chemicals can lead to valuable insight in their impact on pollinators allowing the development of mitigation strategies. In this study, we used a UHPLC-(ESI)-Q-ToF/MS method allowing the identification and quantification of alkaloids in pollen matrices from four Aconitum species; A. lycoctonum, A. napellus compactum, A. napellus neomontanum and A. variegatum. Alkaloid extraction was performed using bead-beating disruption of the pollen sample and chromatographic analysis was carried out on an Acquity UPLC system interfaced with a Synapt G2 QTOF. The separation was achieved in gradient mode on an Acquity UPLC BEH C18 column and detection was performed in electrospray positive ionization mode (ES+). Alkaloid concentrations were measured as aconitine equivalents by using a pure aconitine standard as reference compound. The total amount of alkaloids in Aconitum pollen ranged from 0.75 to 1.20 mg/g with 859 different compounds detected, some of them being pollen-specific. Statistical analyses were conducted on the global dataset to assess both quantitative and qualitative interspecific differences. One-way analysis of variance was performed on the total alkaloid content while a permutational test of multivatiate analysis of variance was used to compare the alkaloid profiles among the four Aconitum species. Results are briefly discussed in an ecological context. [less ▲]

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See detailConvective drying : experimental campaign and numerical modelling
Hubert, Julien ULiege; Plougonven, Erwan ULiege; Léonard, Angélique ULiege et al

Conference (2017, June 19)

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See detailENMG du pied (atelier)
WANG, François-Charles ULiege

Conference (2017, June 17)

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See detailGeneralized Pascal triangles for binomial coefficients of finite words
Stipulanti, Manon ULiege

Conference (2017, June 16)

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. Then we create a new sequence from this extended Pascal triangle that counts, on each row of this triangle, the number of positive binomial coefficients. We show that this sequence is 2-regular. To extend our work, we construct a Pascal triangle using the Fibonacci representations of all the nonnegative integers and we define the corresponding sequence of which we study the regularity. This regularity is an extension of the classical k-regularity of sequences. [less ▲]

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See detailLe cartoon. Réflexions sur la culture populaire aux États-Unis
Moreau, Timothée ULiege

Conference (2017, June 16)

The aim of this paper is to propose an analysis of the cartoon and its place in popular culture from two different yet connected angles: the idea of "pop culture", linked to mass culture and its critique ... [more ▼]

The aim of this paper is to propose an analysis of the cartoon and its place in popular culture from two different yet connected angles: the idea of "pop culture", linked to mass culture and its critique/analysis by Adorno & Horkheimer and Benjamin ; and the idea of "folk culture", linked to the notion of grotesque as it is developped by Bakhtin. The main idea is that those two paths of analysis are connected through the notion of ambivalence and their link to political conceptions of a particular society and the culture that emerges from it. [less ▲]

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See detailNCA independence in the context of EU Regulation 1/2003: time to take incongruent accountability realities (more) seriously?
Van Cleynenbreugel, Pieter ULiege

Conference (2017, June 16)

This paper argues that the Commission’s reform suggestions aimed at streamlining NCAs into independent administrative agencies appear to neglect this variety of accountability mechanisms underlying ... [more ▼]

This paper argues that the Commission’s reform suggestions aimed at streamlining NCAs into independent administrative agencies appear to neglect this variety of accountability mechanisms underlying current NCA institutional organisation and functioning. Given that those mechanisms each harbour incongruent expectations regarding the organisation and functioning of independent NCAs, failure to acknowledge such incongruence may in practice lead to less effective competition law enforcement. The purpose of this paper is therefore to uncover the different NCA independence perspectives underlying those accountability mechanisms and to look for legally sound ways to make them converge when designing or upgrading NCA independence in the context of the Regulation 1/2003 reform. [less ▲]

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See detailFirst Characterization of the Volatile Organic Compounds Emitted by Banana Plants (Musa sp.)
Berhal, Chadi ULiege; De Clerck, Caroline ULiege; LEVICEK, Carolina et al

Conference (2017, June 16)

Banana fruit (Musa sp.) ranks fourth in developing world's production, and has economical and nutritional key values. The popular and most dominant variety of the dessert banana group is the Cavendish ... [more ▼]

Banana fruit (Musa sp.) ranks fourth in developing world's production, and has economical and nutritional key values. The popular and most dominant variety of the dessert banana group is the Cavendish variety, and Plantain represents that status for the cooking banana group. Despite the importance of the Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), which are secondary metabolites with a high vapour pressure, in their utility in the plant protection and communication processes, they were never documented for the plant itself. Thus, the aim of this PHD thesis is to study the VOCs emitted by the plant, rather than their fruits or flowers. A protocol was optimized for the extraction of the banana plant's VOCs. The results of the first analysis showed 11 VOCs for the Cavendish, mainly (E,E)-α-farnesene (87.90 ± 11.28 ng/µl), methyl salicylate (33.82 ± 14.29) and 6-methyl-5-hepten-2-one (29.60 ± 11.66), and 14 VOCs for the Pacific Plantain cultivars, mainly (Z,E)-α-farnesene (799.64 ± 503.15),(E,E)-α-farnesene (571.24 ± 381.70) and (E) β ocimene (241.76 ± 158.49). Most of these compounds belong to the terpenes group (8 for Cavendish, 10 for Pacific Plantain). The other compounds detected were ketones, esters and aldehydes. Eight compounds were common between the two varieties (myrcene, Z and E β-ocimene, 6-methyl-5-hepten-2 one, 6-methyl-3,5-hepadien-2-one, a-farnesene, methyl salicylate and β-ionone). This exploratory study paves the way for an in-depth characterisation of VOCs emitted by Musa plants. [less ▲]

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See detailRelevance of early stretching in overhead athletes
Schwartz, Cédric ULiege; Tubez, François ULiege; Croisier, Jean-Louis ULiege et al

Conference (2017, June 16)

Overhead athletes often develop, over time, a tightness of the posterior structures of the shoulder, which may be associated with injuries. Ten symptomatic (with pain) and ten asymptomatic players with a ... [more ▼]

Overhead athletes often develop, over time, a tightness of the posterior structures of the shoulder, which may be associated with injuries. Ten symptomatic (with pain) and ten asymptomatic players with a tight shoulder were compared and the effect of a self-applied stretching program was evaluated. Before and after the stretching program, pain and stiffness of the shoulder were evaluated. Our results demonstrate that risk factors for shoulder pain such as glenohumeral internal rotation deficit and total range of motion deficit may only be limited in symptomatic athletes. The mobility of the shoulder was significantly improved after the stretching program for both groups. Pain was reduced when present. Because of the limited differences between the symptomatic and asymptomatic athletes, clinicians may find it advantageous to initiate early prevention or rehabilitation programs. [less ▲]

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See detailFrammenti d’intonaci di I stile a Ostia Antica. Un lotto inedito proveniente dagli strati preparatori di un mosaico tardo-repubblicano (Domus dei Bucrani - Camera dei Nani)
Morard, Thomas ULiege; Motta, Lucie ULiege

Conference (2017, June 16)

Les fouilles entreprises durant les années 2002-2010 sur le site de la Schola del Traiano (IV, IV, 15) à Ostia Antica ont révélé l’existence d’une domus tardo-républicaine - la Domus aux Bucranes (60-20 ... [more ▼]

Les fouilles entreprises durant les années 2002-2010 sur le site de la Schola del Traiano (IV, IV, 15) à Ostia Antica ont révélé l’existence d’une domus tardo-républicaine - la Domus aux Bucranes (60-20 av. J.-C.) - dont le système décoratif de IIe style (pavements, enduits peints et reliefs de stuc, plafonds) est apparu exceptionnellement bien conservé dans les couches les plus profondes de la parcelle urbaine concernée. Ce système décoratif - actuellement en cours de publication - a déjà été présenté à la communauté scientifique lors de différents colloques et journées d’études internationales. Il n’est pas question d’y revenir dans le cadre de la prochaine rencontre de l’AIRPA. En revanche, nous souhaiterions y présenter un lot d’enduits peints de Ier style jetés pêle-mêle dans les couches de préparation du tapis de mosaïque de la Chambre des Nains - un oecus aménagé durant les années 40-30 au sein de cette même domus tardo-républicaine. Restés inédits jusqu’à ce jour, ces fragments comptent parmi les plus anciens jamais découverts à Ostia Antica et leur position stratigraphique - scellée entre deux pavements bien datés - offre à n’en pas douter matière à réflexion. L’ensemble de ces fragments a fait l’objet d’une documentation systématique et des analyses archéométriques ont été portées sur les mortiers et les pigments des éléments les plus significatifs. Ce sont les résultats de cette entreprise scientifique que nous souhaiterions présenter lors du colloque de l'Aquileia afin de pouvoir intégrer cet ensemble décoratif de Ier style dans un corpus plus large - une mise en relation étroite avec le matériel contemporain découvert dans le Latium. [less ▲]

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See detailElaboration of an aqueous sol-gel method for the synthesis of g-Al2O3 supports
Lambert, Stéphanie ULiege

Conference (2017, June 16)

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See detailAntifungigrammes: méthodologies et interprétation
Hayette, Marie-Pierre ULiege

Conference (2017, June 15)

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See detailInfluence of the laboratory context and the size of the markers set on the tennis serve evaluation
Tubez, François ULiege; Forthomme, Bénédicte ULiege; Croisier, Jean-Louis ULiege et al

Conference (2017, June 15)

The purpose of this study was to identify the influence on the tennis serve evaluation of 1/ the test environment and 2/ the number of the markers placed of the player. Two different studies were ... [more ▼]

The purpose of this study was to identify the influence on the tennis serve evaluation of 1/ the test environment and 2/ the number of the markers placed of the player. Two different studies were performed. The first compared a 4 vs. 28 marker set in a laboratory the same day. The second compared a 4 markers test in a laboratory with a 4 markers test on an official tennis court one week apart. We observed similar results between the different tests of both studies. [less ▲]

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See detailImpact of 3’-sialyllactose and Bifidobacterium crudilactis on infant feces microbial composition and virulence modulation of Escherichia coli O157:H7, using the SHIME® gastrointestinal model
Bondue, Pauline ULiege

Conference (2017, June 15)

Bifidobacterium crudilactis, a bacterial species from bovine origin, growths on bovine milk oligosaccharides (BMO). Cell free spent media (CFSM) from B. crudilactis and 3’-sialyllactose (3’SL), a major ... [more ▼]

Bifidobacterium crudilactis, a bacterial species from bovine origin, growths on bovine milk oligosaccharides (BMO). Cell free spent media (CFSM) from B. crudilactis and 3’-sialyllactose (3’SL), a major BMO, modulated Escherichia coli O157:H7 virulence gene expressiona. In this study, the SHIME® gastrointestinal model was inoculated with 4 different treatments: 3’SL (ttm1), B. crudilactis (ttm2), 3’SL and B. crudilactis (ttm3) and CFSM from 3’SL and B. crudilactis culture (ttm4). In each section of the colon, samples were collected and analysed for short chain fatty acid (SCFA) concentration using HPLC, microbial populations using 16S rDNA metagenetic analysis and correlated with E. coli O157:H7 virulence gene expression. The results showed that SCFA levels were stable during the experiments. Metagenetic analysis showed a microbial diversity in transverse (TC) and descending colon (DC) close to feces, dominated by Bacteroides, Prevotella and Fusobacterium, while the ascending colon (AC) showed a different microbial diversity dominated by Veillonella. Ttm4 and ttm2 induced mainly a down-regulation of virulence genes: fliC in DC with ttm4, and luxS, stx1, qseA in AC, DC or TC with ttm2. Ttm1 also showed a down-regulation of fliC in DC, similar to the one observed with ttm4, but this was associated with an up-regulation of fliC and stx1 in AC or TC. Finally, ttm3 showed slight upregulation of ler, fliC and qseA in AC. These results show that ttm4 and ttm2 might have a positive effect against virulence expression of E. coli O157:H7. However, this trend has to be validated with the further replicates on the SHIME® system. [less ▲]

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See detailProbing single molecules with the AFM: Force, motion, dynamics, and function
Duwez, Anne-Sophie ULiege

Conference (2017, June 14)

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See detailPFEM-FEM coupling for fluid-structure interaction problems involving free surfaces and large solid deformations
Cerquaglia, Marco Lucio ULiege; Boman, Romain ULiege; Deliège, Geoffrey ULiege et al

Conference (2017, June 14)

The present work focuses on the solution of fluid-structure interaction problems involving free surfaces and deformable structures. Free-surface flows are often encountered in reality, but the numerical ... [more ▼]

The present work focuses on the solution of fluid-structure interaction problems involving free surfaces and deformable structures. Free-surface flows are often encountered in reality, but the numerical solution of such problems remains a challenge, especially when the flow interacts with some flexible structure. The Particle Finite Element Method (PFEM) is nowadays a well-established Lagrangian method for the study of free-surface flows. The key feature of this method is the continuous remeshing of the computational domain through an efficient Delaunay triangulation, based on which the equations are solved using classical Finite Elements. In this work, the PFEM is coupled to Metafor, an in-house non-linear Finite Element solver, through an original partitioned strategy, based on block Gauss-Seidel iterations with dynamic relaxation. The main advantages of using a partitioned approach are that independent formulations can be employed for the fluid and the solid domains, and that the capabilities of already existing codes can be exploited at their best. In particular, in the problems proposed in this work, the solid structures can undergo very large deformations, and complex material laws, including plasticity for instance, can be easily taken into account. The techniques developed in this work are assessed through many examples, ranging from civil engineering problems, such as a dam break against a deformable obstacle, to aerospace applications, such a bird strike. Results are compared to those available in the literature, whenever possible. [less ▲]

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See detailLegal presumptions of fault in the wake of the transposition of Directive 2014/104/EU
Van Cleynenbreugel, Pieter ULiege

Conference (2017, June 14)

This paper looks at the role played by legal presumptions in the transposition of the directive on damages and whether this differs from the use of legal presumptions in other contexts of EU competition ... [more ▼]

This paper looks at the role played by legal presumptions in the transposition of the directive on damages and whether this differs from the use of legal presumptions in other contexts of EU competition law enforcement. [less ▲]

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See detailCohesive Band Model: a triaxiality-dependent cohesive model inside an implicit non-local damage to crack transition framework
Leclerc, Julien ULiege; Wu, Ling ULiege; Nguyen, Van Dung ULiege et al

Conference (2017, June 14)

Accurate numerical prediction of the whole ductile failure process is still a challenge. The adequate numerical scheme has to concord with the physical reality composed of an initial diffuse damage step ... [more ▼]

Accurate numerical prediction of the whole ductile failure process is still a challenge. The adequate numerical scheme has to concord with the physical reality composed of an initial diffuse damage step followed by ultimate localised crack initiation and propagation. Currently, two main modelling philosophies exist. On the one hand, continuous approaches, described by damage models, are suited for diffuse damage, but are unable to represent physical discontinuities. On the other hand, discontinuous approaches are suitable to describe crack propagation behaviour and other localised processes, but fail in diffuse damage prediction of ductile materials. Moreover, they do not usually capture triaxiality effects or in other words, in-plane stretch effects, which are mandatory for accurate ductile failure simulations. To describe the ductile failure process, the numerical scheme proposed here combines both approaches and by this way, their respective advantages: an implicit non-local damage model combined with an extrinsic cohesive law in a discontinuous Galerkin finite element framework [1]. An application example of this scheme is shown on the attached figure with a comparison of the experimental force-displacement curve [2]. An implicit non-local model [3] is involved to model the initial diffuse damage stage. Upon damage to crack transition, a cohesive band [4] is used as cohesive law in order to introduce in-plane stretch effects during the crack propagation. This model is based on the assumption that all the damaging process occurs inside a band of small but finite thickness ahead of the crack surface. The strains inside this band is obtained from the neighbouring strains and from the cohesive jump. Then, the stress-state inside the band and the cohesive traction forces on the crack lips are deduced from the underlying continuum damage model. The band thickness is not a new material parameter but it is computed to ensure the energetic consistency of the numerical scheme [5]. [1] Wu L, Becker G, Noels L. Elastic damage to crack transition in a coupled non-local implicit discontinuous Galerkin/extrinsic cohesive law framework. Comput. Methods Appl. Mech. Eng. 279 (2014): 379–409 [2] Geers M., de Borst R., Brekelmans W., Peerlings R. Validation and internal length scale determination for a gradient damage model: application to short glass-fibre-reinforced polypropylene. Int. J. of Sol. and Struct. 36 (1999): 2557‑2583. [3] Peerlings R., de Borst R., Brekelmans W., Ayyapureddi S. Gradient-enhanced damage for quasi-brittle materials, Int. J. for Num. Methods in Eng. 39 (1996): 3391-3403 [4] Remmers J. J. C., de Borst R., Verhoosel C. V., Needleman A. The cohesive band model: a cohesive surface formulation with stress triaxiality. Int. J. Fract. 181 (2013): 177–18 [5] Leclerc J., Wu L., Nguyen V.D., Noels L. Cohesive band model: a cohesive model with triaxiality for crack transition in a coupled non-local implicit discontinuous Galerkin/extrinsic cohesive law framework. Int. J. for Num. Methods in Eng. (2017): In preparation. [less ▲]

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See detailAcute renal failure: definition and detection
DELANAYE, Pierre ULiege

Conference (2017, June 13)

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See detailLa révolution du roman-feuilleton
Durand, Pascal ULiege

Conference (2017, June 13)

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See detailGFR and drug dosage adaptation: are we still in the mist?
DELANAYE, Pierre ULiege

Conference (2017, June 13)

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See detailMacro-Kinematic Approach for Shear Behaviour of Short Coupling Beams with Conventional Reinforcement
Mihaylov, Boyan ULiege; Franssen, Renaud ULiege

Conference (2017, June 13)

Short coupling beams in wall structures work predominantly in shear and develop complex deformation patterns. For this reason they cannot be modelled based on the classical plane-sections-remain-plane ... [more ▼]

Short coupling beams in wall structures work predominantly in shear and develop complex deformation patterns. For this reason they cannot be modelled based on the classical plane-sections-remain-plane hypothesis, and are typically designed with strut-and-tie models. However, because strut-and-tie models are inherently conservative, they can result in very large amounts of shear reinforcement (stirrups), and therefore significant construction difficulties. In addition, strut-and-tie models do not provide information about the deformation capacity of coupling beams, which is important for performance-based seismic design. To address these challenges, this paper discusses a three-parameter kinematic theory (3PKT) for the shear strength and deformation patterns of short coupling beams. The 3PKT approach is situated between simple and conservative strut-and-tie models and complex non-linear finite element (FE) models. While FE models use a large number of degrees of freedom (DOFs) to describe the deformation patterns in coupling beams, the 3PKT method is based on a kinematic model with only three DOFs. The paper presents the formulation of the model and its validation with tests. [less ▲]

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See detailRemittances: a Loan Funds for Rural Economy? Illustration from the Kayes Area (Western Mali)
Yao Namé, Juste Michel ULiege; Lebailly, Philippe ULiege

Conference (2017, June 12)

In addition to have a direct and positive impact on reducing of food insecurity and poverty gaps in more vulnerable countries to shocks on the rainfall, the remittances received by the migrants families ... [more ▼]

In addition to have a direct and positive impact on reducing of food insecurity and poverty gaps in more vulnerable countries to shocks on the rainfall, the remittances received by the migrants families also allow them to have saving. This is what reveals the self-managed village banks of Kayes’ region, the most important emigration basin of Mali and located in strong climate variations area. However, this saving contributes less at agricultural sector finance. [less ▲]

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See detailLegal rare books @ the Graulich Library, University of Liège
Desseilles, François ULiege

Conference (2017, June 12)

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See detailTowards Mixed-Type Modelling of Structures with Slender and Deep Beam Elements
Liu, Jian ULiege; Mihaylov, Boyan ULiege

Conference (2017, June 12)

Concrete frame structures often include both slender and deep beams. Deep beams possess a large shear capacity, and thus are typically used as transfer girders to carry heavy loads over large spans. The ... [more ▼]

Concrete frame structures often include both slender and deep beams. Deep beams possess a large shear capacity, and thus are typically used as transfer girders to carry heavy loads over large spans. The overloading of such members due to extreme events such as earthquakes may result in the collapse of the entire structure. To evaluate the resilience of large frame structures under extreme loading, it is necessary to model the interaction between the deep girders and the rest of the structure in an accurate and computationally effective manner. To address this issue, this paper proposes a mixed-type modelling framework by formulating an innovative 1D macro deep-beam element and coupling it with 1D slender elements. The new macro element aims to combine the accuracy of 2D micro finite elements with the simplicity of 1D macro elements. The paper summarizes the formulations of this element, based on the three-parameter kinematic theory, and integrates it into an existing global nonlinear analysis procedure to create a mixed-type modeling framework. The verification study, including a frame structure with a deep transfer girder, has shown that this approach captures the response of the frame with an accuracy similar to that of 2D micro finite elements, while requiring approx. 20% of the analysis time. [less ▲]

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DELANAYE, Pierre ULiege

Conference (2017, June 10)

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See detailDe Rome à la Grèce et retour : langue, pouvoir et identité sous l'Empire romain
Rochette, Bruno ULiege

Conference (2017, June 10)

Une des conséquences majeures de la conquête romaine fut la diffusion du latin et de la culture romaine dans les pays soumis. Plusieurs textes de l’époque impériale pourraient faire croire que le latin ... [more ▼]

Une des conséquences majeures de la conquête romaine fut la diffusion du latin et de la culture romaine dans les pays soumis. Plusieurs textes de l’époque impériale pourraient faire croire que le latin est devenu une langue universelle utilisée à travers tout l’Empire romain : Pline l’Ancien, Plutarque, Pline le Jeune, Martial, saint Augustin. Qu’en est-il en réalité ? Rome n’a pas développé de politique linguistique. Son attitude à l’égard des problèmes sociolinguistiques fut souple et adaptée aux exigences réelles de chaque situation. Sous la République, on constate en effet une grande souplesse dans l’utilisation des langues par les magistrats romains lorsqu’ils sont en contact avec la Grèce. Même si le bilinguisme est fréquent chez les Romains de la République, dans la sphère publique, le latin conserve un rôle de langue de prestige, langue de la domination de Rome. Malgré cette souplesse, une concurrence naturelle s’est instaurée entre la langue des dominants et celle des dominés. En Occident, le latin devint l’unique langue de communication, orale comme écrite, tandis qu’en Orient, on assiste à une situation paradoxale : l’hellénisation des Romains, due au statut culturellement élevé du grec. Cette situation dichotomique n’implique toutefois pas un fractionnement en deux camps imperméables aux influences linguistiques et culturelles réciproques : ni l’Orient ni l’Occident ne sont deux domaines complètement fermés. [less ▲]

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See detailHeavy or not ? Analysing drum placements in hard rock music
Pirenne, Christophe ULiege

Conference (2017, June 09)

The aim of this study is to verify—thanks to computer musical analysis—if downbeats and backbeats placements are different when a drummer plays in a hard rock or in a funk style. In other words, does beat ... [more ▼]

The aim of this study is to verify—thanks to computer musical analysis—if downbeats and backbeats placements are different when a drummer plays in a hard rock or in a funk style. In other words, does beat placements contribute to the heaviness of hard rock? In the field of popular music, many authors admit that there are three ways of placing the bass drum and snare drum beats with respect to metronomic time: either an anticipation, a perfect coincidence, or a slight delay. While the repertoires where the notes coincide with the metronomic time are often described as mechanical and a little cold, the anticipated notes would have a more propitious character to the dance and the delayed notes, would produce a music with a heavy character. These impressions were very often mentioned by those working on heavy metal (Waltzer, Brennan), but they have not been scientifically proven to the extent that these variations are counted in milliseconds. Two new IRCAM software, Audiosculpt and OpenMusic, now make it possible to measure very precisely these smallest variations. Thanks to this software, I will analyze the snare and bass drum hits in a few funk and hard rock songs released in 1970: James Brown's Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine and Super Bad (with "Jabo" Starks on drums) (which were already analyzed in Danielsen’s Presence and Pleasure, 2006). These songs will be compared with Black Night by Deep Purple (Ian Paice on drums), Uriah Heep's Gypsy (Alex Napier on drums) and Led Zepplin's Immigrant Song (John Bonham on drums). With this small sample, I will of course not be able to draw conclusions for hard rock as a whole, but if differences appear, it will be necessary to work on metadata to know if delaying the beats is a representative practice or simply a clean playing style for some drummers. [less ▲]

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See detailLa caricature par la manière : la technique des images selon les Goncourt
Stienon, Valérie ULiege

Conference (2017, June 09)

Retraçant le parcours de Gavarni, évoquant leur amitié avec Rops, commentant les gravures destinées à illustrer leurs propres ouvrages, les Goncourt ne tiennent pas seulement un discours sur l’esthétique ... [more ▼]

Retraçant le parcours de Gavarni, évoquant leur amitié avec Rops, commentant les gravures destinées à illustrer leurs propres ouvrages, les Goncourt ne tiennent pas seulement un discours sur l’esthétique de l’image, ils disent aussi la médiation technique qui est à son origine. Gravure, lithographie, eau-forte ont leur place dans ce discours certes discret, mais précis et récurrent, qui conduit à s’interroger sur un savoir technique de la caricature propre aux Goncourt. La communication vise d’abord à mettre en évidence la nature et la portée de leurs propos sur les étapes matérielles intervenant dans la fabrique des images caricaturales, que ce savoir émane des sociabilités artistiques et culturelles (société des aquafortistes à laquelle est lié Rops, notamment) ou d’une expérience de participation à la presse. Il s’agit ensuite de déceler, dans l’essai, la fiction romanesque et le journal, les prises de positions manifestées à travers les valeurs, les avantages et les critiques que les Goncourt attribuent à ces techniques, à une époque où la caricature oscille entre les possibles de la gravure sur bois et les visées industrielles de la lithographie. [less ▲]

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See detailThe roles of competition law in a regulated digital market environment: lessons (not) to learn from related fields of EU regulation
Van Cleynenbreugel, Pieter ULiege

Conference (2017, June 09)

Within the framework of its Digital Single Market (DSM) agenda, the European Union proposes the adoption of new legislative proposals aimed at removing remaining obstacles to digital transactions ... [more ▼]

Within the framework of its Digital Single Market (DSM) agenda, the European Union proposes the adoption of new legislative proposals aimed at removing remaining obstacles to digital transactions. Proposals relate to the abolition of geo-blocking as well as data and copyright portability. Complementing competition law provisions, those initiatives would seek to create the conditions for a competitive e-commerce environment within the EU internal market. In doing so, the Commission implicitly but clearly seeks to replicate a regulatory and policy approach it had taken already from the 1990s onwards when liberalising the energy and electronic communication sectors. It can be submitted that the European Commission, in proposing its DSM regulation strategy and in setting the terms of its e-commerce sector inquiry, has paid insufficient attention so far to the various and complementary roles competition law can play in a more strictly regulated market environment. In an attempt to clarify the scope and role of EU competition law and its enforcement in a digital single market environment and to guarantee its coherent application with the proposed DSM regulations, this paper will reflect on the roles competition law can our should still play in this context. Proceeding in three parts, the first part of the paper will chart the interaction between competition law and market regulation proposals in the EU’s DSM context. Using examples from the geo-blocking, data portability and copyright proposals made, this part highlights how the EU institutions perceive the interaction between competition law provisions and market regulation in this context. On the basis of that analysis, the second part will frame the interaction between competition law and market regulation as perceived in the DSM strategy, by comparing it with earlier examples in the realm of energy and electronic communications. In doing so, this part will identify two important similarities (breaking up barriers to trade and facilitating cross-border competition) as well as two fundamental differences (absence of natural monopolies and of intensely state regulated sectors). Acknowledging those similarities and differences, it will be submitted, allows better to conceptualise the role of competition law in the particular DSM context. To that extent, the third part will present and analyse the tenability of three possible roles competition law can still play against this background. Assessing the advantages and limits of each approach, that part will invite the Commission to take a clearer stance regarding the choice of one of them. [less ▲]

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See detailLa place de l’éthique dans la clinique du lien social
Englebert, Jérôme ULiege; Gesché, Michèle; Kalonji, Johan

Conference (2017, June 09)

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See detailRetours d’expérience d’un partenariat Université - Agences de l'Eau pour une gestion de la qualité des eaux de surface
Deliège, Jean-François ULiege; Everbecq, Etienne ULiege; MAGERMANS, POL ULiege et al

Conference (2017, June 08)

Un partenariat innovant a été établi entre une équipe de recherche universitaire (unité R&D de l’Aquapôle, Université de Liège) et des pouvoirs publics ayant dans leurs attributions la protection des ... [more ▼]

Un partenariat innovant a été établi entre une équipe de recherche universitaire (unité R&D de l’Aquapôle, Université de Liège) et des pouvoirs publics ayant dans leurs attributions la protection des ressources en eau et des milieux aquatiques (Agences de l’Eau françaises, Administrations wallonne et flamande). L’objectif principal de ce partenariat est la gestion des ressources par les Agences et Administrations en les dotant d’un outil innovant et opérationnel d’aide à la décision leur permettant de remplir leurs missions régionales (programmes d’intervention, SDAGE, …), nationales et internationales (DCE, rapportage européen, …). Pour atteindre cet objectif, le partenariat se base sur le développement d’une suite logicielle répondant aux attentes des opérateurs. Cette stratégie de développement, basée sur les besoins des partenaires, est au bénéfice direct de la restauration de la qualité des milieux aquatiques. [less ▲]

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See detailFatigue resistant designs using stress-based topology optimization
Collet, Maxime ULiege; Bauduin, Simon ULiege; Fernandez Sanchez, Eduardo Felipe ULiege et al

Conference (2017, June 08)

Stress based topology optimization has received great interest since almost 20 years because of the innovative designs that can be achieved to answer strength requirements. Fatigue is an important mode of ... [more ▼]

Stress based topology optimization has received great interest since almost 20 years because of the innovative designs that can be achieved to answer strength requirements. Fatigue is an important mode of failure in mechanical engineering and accounting for it as soon as the early stage of design using topology optimization sounds primordial. Literature reports many good results for shape optimization [Mrzyglod & Zielinsky(2006)] whereas in the field of topology optimization several authors have shown that considering fatigue in an optimization framework leads to more relevant solutions where fluctuating loads are involved [Holmberg E.(2015), Collet et al(2016), Svärd(2015)]. In order to check the good behavior of the implementation, we first investigate the implementation of an advanced fatigue criterion, i.e. the multiaxial Dang Van criterion [Dang Van et al(1989)], in the framework of a density-based topology optimization problem. The choice of this fatigue criterion is justifed by its good applicability in automotive or aeronautic industry as well as its relevancy with respect to experimental results. We present the sensitivity analysis with stress constraints and present some classical benchmarks to illustrate the behavior of the optimized solution. In a second time, we introduce the fatigue resistance in the well-known microstructural design [Sigmund (1999)]. The new additive manufacturing techniques allow to fabricate components exhibiting architectured materials. In this perspective, ensuring the fatigue resistance of the cellular material will by extension ensure the structural integrity of the overall structure itself. Both types of optimization framework are evaluated in term of their numerical performances and are compared to classical results generated by a regular stress-based topology optimization. Finally, the results are 3D-printed to assess for their manufacturability. [less ▲]

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See detailExemples tirés de la pratique: les phanères
Hayette, Marie-Pierre ULiege

Conference (2017, June 08)

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See detailDiametral dimension and property Omega Bar for spaces Snu
Demeulenaere, Loïc ULiege

Conference (2017, June 08)

Spaces Snu are metrizable sequence spaces defined by Jaffard in the context of multifractal analysis and signal treatment. From a functional analysis point of view, the study of these spaces points out ... [more ▼]

Spaces Snu are metrizable sequence spaces defined by Jaffard in the context of multifractal analysis and signal treatment. From a functional analysis point of view, the study of these spaces points out some topological properties, such as the facts they are locally pseudoconvex in general and locally p-convex in certain cases, Schwartz, and non-nuclear. In this talk, we focus on two topological invariants, namely the diametral dimension (Bessaga, Mityagin, Pelczynski, Rolewicz) and the property "Omega Bar" (Vogt, Wagner). Firstly, we revisit a result of Aubry and Bastin giving the diametral dimension of locally p-convex spaces Snu and extend it to some non-locally p-convex spaces Snu. Secondly, we explain how these developments can be used to prove that a subclass of spaces Snu (among which the locally p-convex ones) verifes the condition Omega Bar. [less ▲]

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See detailUps and downs for SoTL development in a collective project targeting feedback practice enhancement
Verpoorten, Dominique ULiege; Detroz, Pascal ULiege; Mohr, Audrey ULiege et al

Conference (2017, June 08)

The “Feedback First-Year Project” (FFYP) was designed by IFRES (Institute for Training and Research in Higher Education) and the Study Guidance Service at the University of Liège (Belgium) to support ... [more ▼]

The “Feedback First-Year Project” (FFYP) was designed by IFRES (Institute for Training and Research in Higher Education) and the Study Guidance Service at the University of Liège (Belgium) to support First-Year professors’ efforts to think and act upon their current teaching and assessment practice, and possible improvements. Amongst lessons learnt, the presentation pinpoints three major risks that a collective project like FFYP might encounter. Recommendations likely to mitigate these risks are proposed, in case others would like to replicate the experience. [less ▲]

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See detailProbing Single Molecules with the AFM: Force, Motion, Dynamics, and Function
Duwez, Anne-Sophie ULiege

Conference (2017, June 07)

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See detailTopology optimization of mechanical components fabricated by additive manufacturing for a Shell Eco Marathon vehicle
Alarcon Soto, Pablo ULiege; Collet, Maxime ULiege; Bauduin, Simon ULiege et al

Conference (2017, June 07)

Since 2004, a team of students and researchers of University of Liege takes part to the Shell Eco Marathon race with a lightweight electric vehicle. The goal of this pedagogical project is to design ... [more ▼]

Since 2004, a team of students and researchers of University of Liege takes part to the Shell Eco Marathon race with a lightweight electric vehicle. The goal of this pedagogical project is to design, fabricate and operate a vehicle exhibiting the least energy consumption. A key factor to reduce the energy consumption is to minimize the vehicle mass. Besides the body structure made of CRFP, engineers have also to focus on the weight reduction of any mechanical parts of the powertrain, transmission and of rolling gear. The combination of topology optimization with additive manufacturing techniques allows to propose innovative designs exhibiting a high performance to weight ratio. Topology optimized designs are often characterized by a high geometrical complexity that is not possible to manufacture without 3D printing. This work presents the CAE design methodology that was developed to combine topology and shape optimization with 3d printing manufacturing. Novel developments both in shape and topology optimization have also been realized for the specific character of these components. The design methodology is illustrated with several applications of components of our new Eco Marathon prototype. They include a support for electric traction motors and different torque arms of the steering mechanism to be implemented in the new 2017 vehicle. The presentation is going to show the different design steps from the specifications and the formulation of the design problem to the 3D-printing of the parts: the topology optimization, interpretation and CAD reconstruction, shape optimization and detailed finite element verification of the solution. The optimization is performed thanks to the commercial software NX-TOPOL and the final CAD design is reconstructed in the CATIA environment software after a smoothing procedure in the NX-CAD environment. We show that the final design can be 3D-printed and a comparison with a design produced using traditional design approach is provided. [less ▲]

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See detailTesting linguistic purity myth with field surveys
Baiwir, Esther ULiege

Conference (2017, June 07)

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See detailLes Nodo/Paranodopathies
MILANTS, Christophe ULiege

Conference (2017, June 06)

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See detailIncremental-secant mean-field-homogenization method for elasto-visco-plastic materials systems
Wu, Ling ULiege; Bidaine, Benoît; Adam, Laurent et al

Conference (2017, June 05)

With the increasing use of engineered and/or heterogeneous materials, there is a need to develop multi-scale methods in order to predict with accuracy structural behaviors. One computationally efficient ... [more ▼]

With the increasing use of engineered and/or heterogeneous materials, there is a need to develop multi-scale methods in order to predict with accuracy structural behaviors. One computationally efficient multi-scale method is the mean-field homogenization (MFH) one, which considers as homogenized strain and stress fields the volume average of their respective counterparts in the different composite material phases. Although originally developed for elastic materials, MFH methods have been extended to non-linear behaviors by considering a linear comparison composite (LCC). To define this LCC, the authors have developed an incremental-secant mean-field homogenization formulation, for which the residual stress and strain states reached in the phases upon a fictitious elastic unloading are considered as starting point to apply the secant method [1, 2]. The mean stress fields in the phases are then computed using isotropic secant tensors, which are naturally used to define the LCC. The incremental-secant formulation has several advantages: it can handle non-radial loading conditions, it avoids the isotropisation step required by other incremental methods, and it can handle softening behaviors in an accurate way. In this work, we present an extension of the incremental-secant mean-field homogenization to elasto-visco-plastic composite materials. The formulation can account for both first and second statistical moment estimates during the evaluation of the visco-plastic flow. The method predictions are compared to finite element (FE), to Fast-Fourier-Transform (FFT), and to experimental results, to demonstrate the accuracy of the method. References [1] Wu, L., Noels, L., Adam, L., & Doghri, I. (2013). A combined incremental-secant mean-field homogenization scheme with per-phase residual strains for elasto-plastic composites. International Journal of Plasticity, 51, 80-102 [2] Wu, L., Noels, L., Adam, L., & Doghri, I. (2013). An implicit-gradient-enhanced incremental-secant mean- field homogenization scheme for elasto-plastic composites with damage. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 50(24), 3843–3860 [less ▲]

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See detailStochastic multiscale method applied to thermo-elasticity of polycrystalline micro-structures
Wu, Ling ULiege; Lucas, Vincent; Golinval, Jean-Claude ULiege et al

Conference (2017, June 05)

A stochastic 3-scale approach is developed in order to predict the probabilistic behavior of micro-resonators made of polycrystalline materials. In this method, stochastic volume elements (SVEs) [1] are ... [more ▼]

A stochastic 3-scale approach is developed in order to predict the probabilistic behavior of micro-resonators made of polycrystalline materials. In this method, stochastic volume elements (SVEs) [1] are defined from Voronoï tessellations using experimental measurements of the grain size, orientation, and surface roughness [2]. For each SVE realization, the mesoscopic apparent thermo-elastic properties such as elasticity tensor, thermal conductivity tensor, and thermal dilatation tensor are extracted using a coupled homogenization theory [3, 4]. A stochastic model is then built from the homogenized properties extracted from Voronoï tessellations using a moving window technique in order to generate spatially correlated meso-scale random fields. These random fields are then used as input for stochastic finite element simulations. As a result, the probabilistic distribution of micro-resonator properties can be extracted. The applications are two-fold: either a stochastic thermo-elastic homogenization is coupled to thermo-elastic 3D models of the micro-resonator in order to extract the probabilistic distribution of the Quality factor of the micro-resonators [5], or a stochastic second-order mechanical homogenization is coupled to a plate model of the micro-resonator in order to extract the effect of the uncertainties related to the surface roughness of the polycrystalline structures [1]. References [1] Lucas, V., Golinval, J.-C., Voicu, R., Danila, M., Gravila, R., Muller, R., Dinescu, A., Noels, L., & Wu, L. (in press). Propagation of material and surface profile uncertainties on MEMS micro-resonators using a stochastic second-order computational multi-scale approach. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering. [2] Ostoja-Starzewski, M., Wang, X. (1999) Stochastic finite elements as a bridge between random material microstructure and global response, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 168, 35-49, 1999 [3] Temizer, I., Wriggers, P. (2011) Homogenization in finite thermoelasticity, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 59 (2), 344-372 [4] Nguyen, V. D., Wu, L., Noels, L. (in press). Unified treatment of boundary conditions and efficient algorithms for estimating tangent operators of the homogenized behavior in the computational homogenization method. Computational Mechanics. [5] Wu, L., Lucas, V., Nguyen, V. D., Golinval, J.-C., Paquay, S., & Noels, L. (2016) A Stochastic Multi-Scale Approach for the Modeling of Thermo-Elastic Damping in Micro-Resonators. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics & Engineering, 310, 802-839. [less ▲]

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See detailTransitive structures with generic/indefinite O-arguments in English: An emergent antipassive construction?
Lambert, Céline ULiege; Plumat, Coraline ULiege; Van linden, An ULiege

Conference (2017, June 03)

This corpus study focuses on transitive structures that contain generic/indefinite O-arguments in Present-day English, cf. (1) featuring things and (2) featuring folks, and investigates to what extent ... [more ▼]

This corpus study focuses on transitive structures that contain generic/indefinite O-arguments in Present-day English, cf. (1) featuring things and (2) featuring folks, and investigates to what extent these show reduced transitivity and backgrounded discourse status in the sense of Hopper and Thompson (1980). As can be observed in (1) and (2), the constructions studied show a high degree of transitivity on most of the transitivity parameters proposed in Hopper and Thompson (1980), apart from the individuation of the O-argument. For example, (1) and (2), score high in terms of kinesis, volitionality, agency and affirmation, but their O-arguments have generic reference. In addition, the constructions examined generally form part of backgrounded discourse. In (1) and (2), rather than pushing the story-line further, the structures render descriptions of a person’s character and behaviour that make them eligible for a specific task or job. (1) Iyad Allawi is strong and tough with a hard edge. He’ll make things better. (USnews) (2) The fact that he cut such a handsome figure tended to make folks forget that he didn’t know it all. He looked and acted like a man destined for great things, and most people tend to be swayed by a man’s opinion of himself. (USbooks) More generally, the data suggest that in the constructions studied, the noun phrases coding O-participants merely function as filler elements, used to satisfy the argument-structure requirements imposed by the verb. In view of them realizing non-individuated O-arguments in backgrounded stretches of discourse, we propose that the structures focused on could be analysed as emergent (Hopper 1991) antipassive constructions, which won’t necessarily develop into canonical antipassive constructions over time. In fact, there is a good chance that they will never shed overt expression of the (original) O-argument. In addition to things and folks, this study examines the nouns people, stuff and shit(s) in the role of O-participant, thus factoring in an animacy variable (animate people, folks versus inanimate things, stuff and shit(s)), as well as a register variable (neutral people, things versus informal to slang folks, stuff, and shit(s)). Specifically, the queries used allowed for up to two intervening words between any verb form and the noun studied; for each noun 250 relevant examples were analysed, drawn from random samples from the US subcorpora of WordBanksOnline. References Hopper, P. 1991. On some principles of grammaticization. In Traugott & Heine (eds), Approaches to Grammaticalization, vol. 1: Focus on Theoretical and Methodological Issues, 17-35. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. Hopper, P. & S.A. Thompson. 1980. Transitivity in grammar and discourse. Language 56 (2): 251-299. [less ▲]

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See detailAccessibilité/disposition au traitement et processus de désistance : articulation des principes théoriques du Good Lives Model à la réalité clinique
Devillers, Bérengère ULiege; Henrard, Noémie ULiege; Corneille, Serge ULiege

Conference (2017, June 02)

Le Good Lives Model (GLM) s’attèle au développement et à l’amélioration du bien-être et d’une identité personnelle positive en tenant compte des caractéristiques de l’environne- ment. Il s’agit notamment ... [more ▼]

Le Good Lives Model (GLM) s’attèle au développement et à l’amélioration du bien-être et d’une identité personnelle positive en tenant compte des caractéristiques de l’environne- ment. Il s’agit notamment de guider l'individu dans l’élaboration d’un plan de vie en prenant en compte ses besoins humains fondamentaux ainsi que les ressources et compétences nécessaires pour y arriver. Le G.L.M. va donc inciter l’acquisition de ressources et la réduc- tion de la récidive, en tant que celle-ci constitue un obstacle au bien-être et à l’accomplisse- ment personnel. Plus spécifiquement, le G.L.M. est efficace pour surmonter certaines limites inhé- rentes aux approches traditionnelles grâce, notamment, au soutien du processus de désis- tance, fruit d’interactions complexes entre des facteurs subjectifs, environnementaux et sociaux, et à l’amélioration de la disposition/accessibilité au traitement qui renvoie à la présence de caractéristiques (états et dispositions) dans le chef de l’usager, mais aussi de la situation thérapeutique. Il est donc de la responsabilité des intervenants d’adapter leurs traitements aux besoins des usagers plutôt que d’exiger des usagers qu’ils adaptent leurs besoins aux compétences limitées des intervenants. Lors de cette communication, nous souhaitons, d’une part, articuler ces différents repères théoriques à un suivi thérapeutique, d’un auteur d’infractions à caractère sexuel, réalisé en milieu pénitentiaire et, d’autre part, interroger et souligner les effets potentiels de la posture professionnelle sur les facteurs subjectifs impliqués dans la désistance. [less ▲]

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See detailWhat do Comics do to Graphic Novels? Remediating Old Comics
Crucifix, Benoît ULiege

Conference (2017, June 02)

A widely debated object, the graphic novel has catalyzed anxieties about changes within the comics world, postulating something of a radical break with its past. Albeit with great nuance, Jan Baetens and ... [more ▼]

A widely debated object, the graphic novel has catalyzed anxieties about changes within the comics world, postulating something of a radical break with its past. Albeit with great nuance, Jan Baetens and Hugo Frey put forward the bold argument that graphic novels constitute not only a “special type of comics” or a genre, but perhaps even a new medium. At the same time, they also repeatedly hint at how graphic novels are traversed by references to the past of comics, at times lapsing into a constraining retromania. This talk seeks out to dig into these questions by focusing on the remediation of the comic strip within two recent American graphic novels: Daniel Clowes’s "Ice Haven" and Cole Closser’s "Little Tommy Lost". Both works recuperate the medial body of the comic strip within their structure, demonstrating a self-reflexive historical awareness that redraws ‘old’ comics into its cultural make-up. Considering the remediation of the comic strip within the graphic novel, this talk analyzes how remediation might work ‘within’ a medium, reinvigorating the concept in a historical but medium-specific perspective that accounts for the dynamically changing identities of a medium. [less ▲]

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See detailSexting : pratiques adolescentaires à risque de violences ?
Glowacz, Fabienne ULiege

Conference (2017, June 02)

La violence cybernétique dans les couples d’adolescents est une forme de violence recourant aux nouvelles technologies pouvant comprendre deux versants, l’un d’agression (impliquant par exemple des ... [more ▼]

La violence cybernétique dans les couples d’adolescents est une forme de violence recourant aux nouvelles technologies pouvant comprendre deux versants, l’un d’agression (impliquant par exemple des insultes, humiliations et menaces en ligne vis-à-vis du partenaire) et l’autre de contrôle (impliquant la surveillance en ligne des activités en ligne et hors-ligne du partenaire). Dans le cadre de cette communication, c’est la pratique de sexting, les dynamiques relationnelles et les risques s’y rapportant qui seront abordés à partir d’une part des données d’une enquête menée auprès d’une population d’adolescents et d’autre part, de présentations de vignettes cliniques. La pratique de sexting lors de l’adolescence et le début de l’âge adulte jouerait un rôle dans l’expression de la sexualité et le recours aux textos et sextos serait relativement répandu tant chez les garçons que chez les filles. Il peut dès lors s’inscrire en tant que modalités d’interactions relationnelles et sexuelles négociées passant par la voie de l’image mettant en lumière l’ambiguité de « la proximité et de l’intimité à distance ». Il a cependant été montré que le sexting peut être associé à des conduites à risques et du harcèlement sexuel. Au terme de la présentation, nous envisagerons comment construire la prévention et les interventions par rapport à ces nouvelles formes de dynamiques relationnelles et de violences sexuelles. [less ▲]

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See detailIntérêt de la cryothérapie chez le sportif
Kaux, Jean-François ULiege

Conference (2017, June 02)

La thérapie par le froid est couramment utilisée comme une procédure pour soulager les symptômes douloureux, particulièrement dans les maladies inflammatoires. La cryothérapie corps entier consiste en une ... [more ▼]

La thérapie par le froid est couramment utilisée comme une procédure pour soulager les symptômes douloureux, particulièrement dans les maladies inflammatoires. La cryothérapie corps entier consiste en une exposition à l’air très froid (maintenue entre -110 °C et -140 °C) en cryochambre spéciale, généralement pendant 2 minutes. En médecine sportive, la cryothérapie corps entier a gagné en popularité comme méthode améliorant la récupération ou accélérant la guérison des blessures. Malheureusement, il n’y a peu de documents relatifs à l’application de ce traitement chez les athlètes. [less ▲]

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See detailThe diachrony of polysemy networks. Cognitive and cultural motivations for the semantic extension of time-related lexemes in Ancient Greek and Ancient Egyptian – Coptic
Georgakopoulos, Athanasios ULiege; Polis, Stéphane ULiege

Conference (2017, June 02)

This paper aims at contrasting the semantic extension of time-related lexemes in Ancient Greek and Ancient Egyptian – Coptic in order to identify shared cognitive motivations and to assess the potential ... [more ▼]

This paper aims at contrasting the semantic extension of time-related lexemes in Ancient Greek and Ancient Egyptian – Coptic in order to identify shared cognitive motivations and to assess the potential impact of cultural factors on the evolution of this lexical field in both languages. In doing so we first take as a point of departure semantic networks inferred from synchronic polysemy data in large language samples, such as Youn et al. (2016) and CLICS (List et al., 2014). In a second step, we identify the lexemes that lexicalize meanings associated with DAY/DAYTIME/TIME in Ancient Greek (8th – 1st c. BC) and Ancient Egyptian (26th c. BC – 10th c. AD), two languages with significant diachronic material. The data are extracted from dictionaries, grammars, and from the Perseus digital library (http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/) for Ancient Greek, and from the Thesaurus Linguae Aegyptiae (http://aaew.bbaw.de/tla/), the Ramses corpus (http://ramses.ulg.ac.be), and Coptic etymological dictionaries for Ancient Egyptian. Based on this diachronic material we describe the semantic extensions of time-related lexemes and map them onto the synchronic polysemy networks. In a final step, our results are checked against The Catalogue of Semantic Shifts in the Languages of the World (http://semshifts.iling-ran.ru/). Fig. 1 exemplifies how meaning extension may be added to polysemy networks. A diachronic analysis reveals that, for the Ancient Greek lexical unit hṓra, the meaning ‘time’ is historically prior to the meaning ‘hour.’ Accordingly, we may add a directed arrow representing the directionality of change from ‘time’ to ‘hour.’ Similarly, Ancient Egyptian data points to an extension of the polysemy network of the lexical unit tr – originally meaning ‘time,’ ‘moment in time’ – to ‘season’ (cf. Coptic ⲧⲏ tê ‘time, season’). One can then describe the cognitive motivations (e.g., metaphor, metonymy, etc.) for meaning extensions and analyze the cultural factors underlying the observed evolutions. In the case of the Greek word hṓra, for instance, a metonymic motivation between TIME and HOUR could be established. Finally, the analysis can be refined by searching in the corpus bridging contexts that allow such extensions of the polysemy networks of content items. The approach adopted here is closely connected to the semantic map method, which has recently shifted its focus from the study of the polysemic patterns of grammatical morphemes (in this respect, see, e.g., Haspelmath, 2003) to the study of lexical items (e.g., François, 2008, Perrin, 2010, Wälchli and Cysouw 2012, and Georgakopoulos et al., 2016). As such, our paper has also a methodological bearing on the semantic map model, both because of its focus on content words and on diachrony (see van der Auwera, 2008; Narrog, 2010; Luraghi, 2014; Juvonen and Koptjevskaja-Tamm, 2016). All things considered, this diachronic take on the polysemic networks of lexemes belonging to a particular semantic domain offers a new perspective on dealing with the question of the directionality of meaning change. [less ▲]

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See detailCellwise robust regularized discriminant analysis
Aerts, Stéphanie ULiege; Wilms, Ines

Conference (2017, June 02)

Quadratic and Linear Discriminant Analysis (QDA/LDA) are the most often applied classification rules under normality. In QDA, a separate covariance matrix is estimated for each group. If there are more ... [more ▼]

Quadratic and Linear Discriminant Analysis (QDA/LDA) are the most often applied classification rules under normality. In QDA, a separate covariance matrix is estimated for each group. If there are more variables than observations in the groups, the usual estimates are singular and cannot be used anymore. Assuming homoscedasticity, as in LDA, reduces the number of parameters to estimate. This rather strong assumption is however rarely verified in practice. Regularized discriminant techniques that are computable in high-dimension and cover the path between the two extremes QDA and LDA have been proposed in the literature. However, these procedures rely on sample covariance matrices. As such, they become inappropriate in presence of cellwise outliers, a type of outliers that is very likely to occur in high-dimensional datasets. We propose cellwise robust counterparts of these regularized discriminant techniques by inserting cellwise robust covariancematrices. Ourmethodologyresultsinafamilyofdiscriminantmethods that are robust against outlying cells, cover the gap between LDA and QDA and are computable in high-dimension. [less ▲]

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See detailViolences sexuelles dans les relations amoureuses des adolescents : quelles perspectives de prévention et d’intervention ?
Courtain, Audrey ULiege; Glowacz, Fabienne ULiege

Conference (2017, June 02)

La présente communication a pour objectif de faire un état des lieux des violences sexuelles (VS) que les adolescents et jeunes adultes peuvent agir ou subir dans leurs relations amoureuses, de mettre ... [more ▼]

La présente communication a pour objectif de faire un état des lieux des violences sexuelles (VS) que les adolescents et jeunes adultes peuvent agir ou subir dans leurs relations amoureuses, de mettre cette VS en perspective avec les attitudes que les jeunes ont vis-à-vis de celle-ci, et de questionner les manifestations traumatiques. Un questionnaire a été administré en passation groupale à des étudiants (N>1000, 15-25 ans) en Belgique francophone reprenant trois outils : le CADRI (Conflict in Adolescent Dating Relationships Inventory ; Wolfe et al., 2001), l’ATDVS (Attitudes Toward Dating Violence Scale ; Price & Byers, 1999) et l’échelle d’Horowitz sur l’impact des événements traumatisants (Horowitz et al, 1979 ; Brunet et al., 2003). Après un descriptif des prévalences de VS agies et subies, ainsi que des attitudes des participants, et des manifestations traumatiques, nous traiterons des liens entre les VS et les attitudes afférentes, en termes de perpétration et de victimisation. Aussi, nous questionnons les liens entre les attitudes relatives aux VS et les manifestations traumatiques. Tout au long de nos analyses, les différences de genre seront considérées. Les résultats permettront d’envisager de nouvelles perspectives préventives et cliniques ajoutant à l’approche des violences psychologiques et physiques celle des violences sexuelles dans les relations amoureuses des adolescentes analysées sous le prisme des attitudes et du trauma [less ▲]

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See detailPRP & arthrose
Kaux, Jean-François ULiege

Conference (2017, June 02)

Les injections de Plasma Riche en Plaquettes (PRP) dans le traitement de diverses pathologies arthrosiques semblent se développer comme un nouveau traitement de pointe. Sur base de ce constat, nous avons ... [more ▼]

Les injections de Plasma Riche en Plaquettes (PRP) dans le traitement de diverses pathologies arthrosiques semblent se développer comme un nouveau traitement de pointe. Sur base de ce constat, nous avons relevé dans la littérature, les conditions de protocoles d’optimisation du traitement du PRP dans les lésions cartilagineuses. [less ▲]

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See detailViolence entre partenaires : Quel est le fonctionnement psychologique de l’homme auteur de violence sexuelle par rapport aux autres types de violence conjugale ?
Di Piazza, Laetitia ULiege; Blavier, Adelaïde ULiege

Conference (2017, June 02)

À l’heure actuelle, en dépit de nombreuses recherches entreprises à un niveau international, le rôle de plusieurs facteurs intervenant dans la violence conjugale demeure toujours mal compris. L’objectif ... [more ▼]

À l’heure actuelle, en dépit de nombreuses recherches entreprises à un niveau international, le rôle de plusieurs facteurs intervenant dans la violence conjugale demeure toujours mal compris. L’objectif principal de cette recherche est d’apprécier la présence ou l’absence, de caractéristiques psychologiques spécifiques ainsi que leurs liens afin de voir s’il existe une particularité qui différencierait les hommes auteurs de violence sexuelle par rapport aux autres types de passage à l’acte violent au sein du couple (psychologique et physique). Notre méthodologie repose sur l’administration de questionnaires d’auto-évaluation et du test de Rorschach auprès de 56 hommes auteurs de violence sur leur partenaire, et ce avant leur entrée dans un programme thérapeutique de groupe. L’alexithymie, ou difficulté à décrire et/ou à exprimer ses émotions, a été évaluée par la Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20). Le niveau de dépression a, quant à lui, été mesuré par le Beck Depression Inventory (BDI). Enfin, la Barratt Impulsivity Scale (BIS-11) a été utilisée pour estimer l’impulsivité. Comparés à la population générale, nous observons une augmentation des troubles alexithymique et dépressif chez les participants. En outre, il existe des corrélations significatives entre les différentes caractéristiques psychologiques étudiées. Ces premiers constats confirment l’existence d’un lien entre le trouble alexithymique et la violence conjugale tel que démontré dans une étude similaire. Notre discussion approfondira l’analyse précise des cas liés à de la violence sexuelle ainsi que les implications cliniques. [less ▲]

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See detailThéories implicites de personnalité et mécanismes de désengagement moral : Analyse différentielle des cognitions d’auteurs présumés selon la culpabilité auto-révélée et la qualification judiciaire des faits d’infractions sexuelles sur mineurs
Garcet, Serge ULiege

Conference (2017, June 02)

Les unités cognitivo-affectives qui sous-tendent l’adaptation à l’environnement, et particulièrement les mécanismes d’évaluation, de réflexion et de régulation des comportements et de leurs conséquences ... [more ▼]

Les unités cognitivo-affectives qui sous-tendent l’adaptation à l’environnement, et particulièrement les mécanismes d’évaluation, de réflexion et de régulation des comportements et de leurs conséquences, sont des variables à prendre en compte lorsque l’on aborde le passage à l’acte et la réitération des comportements d’agression sexuelle. Une meilleure compréhension de ces processus et de leurs contenus (catégorisations, théories implicites de personnalité, scripts, schémas) affine l’approche des comportements d’agression sexuelle. Elle améliore également l’intervention judiciaire, par une meilleure prise en compte des risques potentiels, et l’action thérapeutique par l’identification de leviers susceptibles d’initier le changement. Parmi ces mécanismes autorégulateurs, les processus de justification et de reconstruction cognitive qui inhibent les comportements perçus comme immoraux (Sykes et Matza ; Bandura & al. ; Barriga et Gibbs ), et regroupés sous le label de « mécanismes de neutralisation morale » sont particulièrement intéressants puisqu’ils ont pour fonction d’atténuer la dissonance cognitive chez l’auteur et rendre acceptable voire légitimer les comportements d’agressions sexuelles. Ces mécanismes de désengagement peuvent être identifiés au travers des théories implicites de personnalité (TIP) observables dans les discours des auteurs à l’égard de leurs victimes. La présente étude a consisté à analyser un ensemble de 470 corpus de justifications recueillis lors des premières auditions policières de 60 auteurs présumés d’infractions à caractère sexuel sur mineurs, en aveu ou non, afin d’identifier les différentes représentations (TIP) auxquelles ils ont eu recours dans le but d’envisager comment ces représentations implicites alimentent par leurs contenus les processus cognitifs de désengagement moral. La qualification présumée des faits et le moment judiciaire (information ou instruction) durant lequel se déroule l’audition ont aussi été pris en compte afin de mesurer l’éventuelle incidence de ces variables sur les modes préférentiels de justification et de neutralisation. Chacune des auditions a été analysée au moyen d’une grille d’interprétation construite sur la base des théories implicites de la personnalité consacrées aux agresseurs sexuels de Ward & Keenan (1999). 470 corpus ont été identifiés et regroupés selon les différentes théories implicites de personnalité du modèle de Ward & Keenan. Les différents corpus ont également été croisés avec les échelles des cognitions d’Abel & al. (1989) et les formes du déni (Facets of Sexual Offender Denial - FoSOD) de Schneider et Wright (2001). Dans un second temps, les différents contenus implicites associés aux corpus ont été mis en perspective avec les mécanismes de neutralisation morale mais aussi avec la nature des faits reprochés, le moment judiciaire et la présence d’aveu ou non afin de dégager d’éventuels modes préférentiels de désengagement. Les résultats obtenus mettent en évidence l’existence de différents processus de justification qui sont autant d’illustration des processus de désengagement moral des auteurs d’infraction à caractère sexuel que ce soit dans une perspective d’atténuation de la culpabilité face au système judiciaire ou de réduction de la dissonance cognitive. Il existe également des profils différentiels de théories implicites de personnalité et de processus de neutralisation morale entre les sujets selon qu’ils soient en aveux ou non et selon la qualification des faits incriminés. Le moment de la procédure durant lequel le sujet a été auditionné n’a par contre pas d’impact. L’étude contribue ainsi au développement d’outils psychométriques susceptibles de rendre compte de la façon dont les auteurs d’infractions sexuelles se représentent et justifient leurs comportements à l’égard des victimes mais elle ouvre également des perspectives par rapport à l’analyse que nous pouvons faire du discours de l’auteur, de son éventuelle crédibilité par la prise en compte des mécanismes préférentiels de désengagement de sa responsabilité. [less ▲]

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See detailLa reconnaissance de la maladie mentale en psychopathologie légale
Englebert, Jérôme ULiege

Conference (2017, June 01)

De nombreux programmes thérapeutiques recommandent d’orienter la thérapie sur la reconnaissance du trouble ou de la maladie. Nous évoquerons cette problématique dans le cadre de la psychiatrie légale ... [more ▼]

De nombreux programmes thérapeutiques recommandent d’orienter la thérapie sur la reconnaissance du trouble ou de la maladie. Nous évoquerons cette problématique dans le cadre de la psychiatrie légale (particulièrement avec des patients présentant un diagnostic de schizophrénie et ayant commis des faits de délinquance sexuelle). Avoir pour objectif de réduire l’anosognosie pose la question des représentations du trouble et de la connaissance de ces phénomènes complexes. La distinction des perspectives en première et troisième personnes est un apport récent et décisif de la phénoménologie à la psychologie clinique et à la psychopathologie (Parnas, Sass & Zahavi, 2012). La perspective en troisième personne consiste en l’attribution, depuis une position externe, de signes cliniques repérés indépendamment du ressenti exprimé par le patient. L’exemple typique de ces signes est le délire et l’hallucination du schizophrène. Ces symptômes cristallisent précisément les difficultés qu’éprouve le sujet à se reconnaitre affecté du trouble. La perspective en première personne concentre, quant à elle, son attention sur l’expérience subjective exprimée par le patient. Si l’on reprend le cas de la schizophrénie, ce sont la « perte de l’évidence naturelle » des choses ou un « sentiment de diminution du soi » qui sont verbalisés. Ce pas de côté de la vision omnisciente du médical, assumant une remise en cause du pouvoir de domination qu’entraine la perspective en troisième personne, se révèle être un outil psychothérapeutique pertinent. Il désacralise le problème de l’anosognosie et ouvre la voie à une perspective intersubjective, à une « co-reconnaissance ». [less ▲]

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See detailSuperconducting weak links created by electromigration
Silhanek, Alejandro ULiege

Conference (2017, June 01)

In this presentation, we explore in-situ controlled electromigration to fabricate superconducting weak links. We show evidence that in Al a transition from thermally assisted phase slips (TAPS) to quantum ... [more ▼]

In this presentation, we explore in-situ controlled electromigration to fabricate superconducting weak links. We show evidence that in Al a transition from thermally assisted phase slips (TAPS) to quantum phase slips may takes place when the effective cross section becomes smaller than ~150 nm^2. In the regime dominated by quantum phase slips the nanowire loses completely its capacity to carry current without dissipation, even at the lowest possible temperature. We also discuss the origin of negative magnetoresistance at low magnetic fields in the bow-tie shaped constrictions. Strikingly, the detrimental effect caused by the repeated electromigration can be healed by simply inverting the current direction. These findings reveal perspectives of the proposed fabrication method for exploring various fascinating superconducting phenomena in atomic size constrictions. [less ▲]

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See detailQuand l'enfant révèle un abus sexuel : le vécu du couple, ses fonctions et conséquences
Gallo, Alicia ULiege; Wertz, Céline ULiege; Blavier, Adelaïde ULiege

Conference (2017, June 01)

Cet exposé relate les difficultés du couple à l’annonce d’un abus sexuel d’un enfant. Ce vécu mérite d’être investigué car nous savons combien la souffrance des parents influence celle des enfants et peut ... [more ▼]

Cet exposé relate les difficultés du couple à l’annonce d’un abus sexuel d’un enfant. Ce vécu mérite d’être investigué car nous savons combien la souffrance des parents influence celle des enfants et peut alimenter voire maintenir leurs symptômes. Notre échantillon comprend 6 couples dont l’enfant a été victime. Nous avons réalisé un entretien semi-structuré récoltant les informations sur les circonstances de l’abus. De plus, nous avons administré 5 questionnaires évaluant une dimension spécifique du couple. Les résultats obtenus soulignent une détresse chez chaque couple. Cependant, celle-ci s’exprime différemment, aussi bien entre les couples qu’entre les partenaires conjugaux. Néanmoins, pour chacun d’eux, la dimension de la parentalité semble être une ressource permettant un investissement auprès de leur enfant par une focalisation ayant pour conséquence l’effacement du couple conjugal. Si certains couples manifestent néanmoins un rapprochement, celui-ci se fait autour de l’enfant et du problème. Cette capacité à faire équipe nous laisse penser que ces couples disposent de ressources pour faire face à l’abus. L’intérêt porté à la détresse conjugale et parentale semble primordial car si les parents tentent dans un premier temps de mettre en place des mécanismes assurant l’homéostasie et la sécurité, ceux-ci ne sont pas toujours adaptatifs à long terme (secret de famille, surprotection, étiolement du couple). Ainsi, il nous semble impératif de soutenir et contenir la conjugalité. D’autres études sont nécessaires pour approfondir les difficultés vécues par ces couples. [less ▲]

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See detailA novel approach towards manipulation of vortex matter in a superconductor with micromagnetic structures
Shaw, Gorky ULiege

Conference (2017, June 01)

Though Superconductor/Ferromagnet hybrids is a widely studied system, application of hard magnetic materials as sources of vortex pinning remains relatively unexplored. They offer a number of advantages ... [more ▼]

Though Superconductor/Ferromagnet hybrids is a widely studied system, application of hard magnetic materials as sources of vortex pinning remains relatively unexplored. They offer a number of advantages over softer magnetic materials, like greater stability and larger magnetic field amplitudes. Recently, a promising technique, thermomagnetic patterning (TMP), has been developed to prepare micromagnets, which serve as micro flux sources to produce magnetic fields spatially modulated at the micron scale. Permanent magnetic structures prepared using TMP present an interesting and so far unexplored option for controlled artificial pinning. We have investigated the vortex matter in superconductor/TMP micromagnet heterostructures (Nb-NdFeB) using quantitative Magneto-Optical Imaging (MOI). Comprehensive protocols have been developed for calibrating and converting Faraday rotation data acquired by MOI to magnetic field maps. These protocols reveal the comparatively weaker magnetic response of the superconductor from the background of larger fields associated with the magnetic layer in its vicinity. Further, TMP micromagnet structures have been imprinted in a permalloy (Py) layer following a protocol reported earlier to obtain flexible magnetic landscapes for flux guidance in a Nb layer below it. Both smooth flux penetration and vortex avalanches in Nb are observed to be strongly influenced by the micromagnetic patterns. Our study offers new insights into the peculiarities of the vortex state in these superconductor-micromagnet heterostructures. [less ▲]

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See detailDe l'errance individuelle à la reconnaissance collective: Récits de patients et de proches impliqués dans des associations de maladies rares en Belgique
Duysens, Fanny ULiege

Conference (2017, June 01)

Les maladies dites rares affectent moins d’une personne sur 2000 selon les chiffres de l'Union Européenne. Outre ce faible taux de prévalence, elles sont définies comme faisant généralement l'objet d'une ... [more ▼]

Les maladies dites rares affectent moins d’une personne sur 2000 selon les chiffres de l'Union Européenne. Outre ce faible taux de prévalence, elles sont définies comme faisant généralement l'objet d'une insuffisance de connaissance et de reconnaissance, qui conduit souvent à des situations d'errance diagnostique et thérapeutique pour les patients et leurs proches. Ainsi, ceux-ci sont nombreux à se regrouper dans des associations qui visent à guider quelque peu les personnes concernées dans leurs parcours et à améliorer leur qualité de vie. S'inscrivant dans le champ des sciences sociales, et plus particulièrement des Science & Technology Studies et de l'anthropologie de la santé et de la maladie, cette recherche doctorale (en cours) explore les activités d’associations de patients et de proches formées autour de maladies rares en Belgique. Elle se base sur une ethnographie multi-site qui implique notamment des entretiens biographiques avec des personnes engagées. Ce sont des récits de parcours et d'expériences, dans lesquels les personnes ont raconté les manières dont elles se sont trouvées concernées par certaines maladies, les raisons qui les ont conduit à fonder ou à rejoindre une association, ainsi que les enjeux de cet engagement tant sur les plans individuels que collectifs. L'étude des récits des patients et des proches engagés montre qu'ils constituent en eux-mêmes de véritables ressources mobilisées dans les activités des associations de maladies rares. De fait, celles-ci apparaissent comme des espaces de production et de mise en circulation de certains types de récits qui visent entre autres à caractériser la "rareté" d'une maladie et à construire une catégorie univoque de "maladie rare". Les associations travaillent à identifier des problématiques communes, puis élaborer des missions susceptibles de bénéficier à tous au-delà de la multiplicité des personnes, des situations, des conceptions et des expériences vécues. Dans une approche comparative des récits des parcours et des expériences individuelles de représentants de différentes associations, cette communication visait à étudier le fond et la forme de ces récits en vue de comprendre les logiques de leur mobilisation collective pour une catégorisation de la "maladie rare". Plus particulièrement, il s'agissait d'interroger l'articulation entre la singularité des récits et la certaine logique collective qu'ils reflètent. Comment les expériences sont-elles échangées au sein des associations ? Comment sont-elles alignées les unes par rapport aux autres pour en faire des ressources mobilisables collectivement ? Comment est ainsi construite la catégorie de "maladie rare" ? Quels sont les éléments qui font sens et qu’est-ce qui, à l’inverse, se perd dans ce passage de l’individuel au collectif ? Par ailleurs, quels sont les rapports entre les récits des patients et des proches engagés et les contextes sociaux, politiques et médicaux plus larges dans lesquels ils s'inscrivent ? [less ▲]

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See detailFATIGUE CRACK PROPAGATION IN HSS S690QL WELDED CONNECTIONS IN BRIDGES
Bouffioux, Chantal ULiege; Canales Cardenas, Cristian ULiege; Duchene, Laurent ULiege et al

Conference (2017, June)

The fatigue and crack study of HSS S690QL steel welded pieces is first experimentally analyzed by fatigue tests on small samples of Base Material (BM), Heat Affected Zone (HAZ) and Weld Metal (WM ... [more ▼]

The fatigue and crack study of HSS S690QL steel welded pieces is first experimentally analyzed by fatigue tests on small samples of Base Material (BM), Heat Affected Zone (HAZ) and Weld Metal (WM) separately for several stress ratios, stress levels, on smooth and notched samples. The Lemaître-Chaboche fatigue model combined with the stress gradient method and the three sets of parameters are found to accurately describe the behavior of each material. Another experimental campaign with larger pieces (closer to the scale of the bridge connections) called "small scale samples", with/without welded stiffeners, with several geometries and with/without post-treatment has shown each effect separately: the scale and machining effects, residual stresses due to the welding, geometrical and post-treatments effects. Numerical simulations of these experiments are used to improve and validate the material data, with a study in real context and size. Then, the characterized fatigue damage model is coupled with the element deletion method to model the propagation of cracks along the welded samples and the numerical predictions are compared with experimental results in order to validate the approach. [less ▲]

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See detailShallow water model with anisotropic porosity for flood modelling on Cartesian grids
Bruwier, Martin ULiege; Archambeau, Pierre ULiege; Erpicum, Sébastien ULiege et al

Conference (2017, June)

Detailed topographic data have become widely available for inundation mapping. While the use of such high-resolution data enables the computation of flow variables at a fine scale, the computation time ... [more ▼]

Detailed topographic data have become widely available for inundation mapping. While the use of such high-resolution data enables the computation of flow variables at a fine scale, the computation time remains too high for many practical applications. In contrast, models solving the shallow-water equations with porosity provide a useful tool to improve the computational efficiency, while preserving to some extent the detailed topographic information through porosity parameters. In this study, we present a new model solving the fully dynamic shallow water equations with anisotropic porosity based on Cartesian grids. Using a Cartesian grid leads to specific challenges, particularly as regards the definition of the conveyance porosities at the cell edges. Moreover, the presented model is further improved by a merging method so as to increase the computational efficiency without affecting the overall accuracy. The performance of the model has been evaluated based on a wide range of test cases, which confirm the validity of the model and the benefits of such a modelling framework. [less ▲]

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See detailQuantification of roots by the use of NIR hyperspectral imaging and chemometrics
Eylenbosch, Damien ULiege; Baeten, Vincent; Bodson, Bernard ULiege et al

Conference (2017, June)

Estimation of root system development is often based on the soil coring method which allows repeated measurements during the growing season in the field as well as in different soil horizons. However ... [more ▼]

Estimation of root system development is often based on the soil coring method which allows repeated measurements during the growing season in the field as well as in different soil horizons. However, this method is limited due to the time needed to extract roots from soil cores and to manually sort them from crop residues before quantification. To avoid this tedious sorting step and remove operator subjectivity, a procedure based on NIR Hyperspectral Imaging (NIR-HSI) has been developed. [less ▲]

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See detailEnhancing the sweetener erythritol productivity in Yarrowia lipolytica using metabolic engineering
Carly, Frédéric; Vandermies, Marie ULiege; Nicaud, Jean-Marc et al

Conference (2017, June)

Erythritol (1,2,3,4-butanetetrol) is a four-carbon sugar alcohol used as sweeteners in food and beverage industry. It is most commonly generated from glucose via fermentation using osmophilic yeasts ... [more ▼]

Erythritol (1,2,3,4-butanetetrol) is a four-carbon sugar alcohol used as sweeteners in food and beverage industry. It is most commonly generated from glucose via fermentation using osmophilic yeasts. Yarrowia lipolytica is highly proficient at producing erythritol and can use raw glycerol instead of glucose as its main carbon source. Raw glycerol is a byproduct of the biodiesel industry, and it is a cheaper and more efficient carbon source than glucose when it comes to producing erythritol. To date, most studies seeking to improve erythritol production have used wild type strains or randomly generated mutants and have focused on optimizing the culture medium or culturing conditions. In this study, we demonstrated that metabolic engineering can be used to enhance the production of erythritol from glycerol. To this end, we constructed a set of eleven strains that overexpressed genes encoding key enzymes of either glycerol catabolism and erythritol synthesis pathway. For the best of our engineered strains, erythritol productivity in bioreactor was increased 78% relative to the wild type strain and maximum concentrations were obtained in 40% less time. [less ▲]

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See detailMindfulness in Cyber-Security: The Case of a Government Agency
Tapanainen, Tommi ULiege; Lisein, Olivier ULiege

Conference (2017, June)

Cyber-security requires not only technical preparations but also organizational practices that reduce the likelihood and severity of damage to the organization. Although user compliance to security ... [more ▼]

Cyber-security requires not only technical preparations but also organizational practices that reduce the likelihood and severity of damage to the organization. Although user compliance to security policies has been examined in prior literature, user behaviour is only one facet of an organization’s cyber-security; the actions of the IT staff, crisis team, and the management are just as critical. Consequently, organizational practices in cyber-security are not understood very well. To address this gap, this research applied the concept of mindfulness, which has recently received attention also in the IT field. We collected data from a revelatory case – that of a government agency that was targeted by a large-scale cyber-attack – and applied the concept of mindfulness in analyzing the data. Our analysis uncovered a number of mindful practices related to cyber-security. These practices can serve as a building block to theorize on the activities to be taken by IT workers in promoting cyber-security. Our paper also suggests avenues for further research in the emerging topic, for instance, through the concept of cyber-security capability. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Delivery of Bad News to Customers in Service Encounters: An Employee Perspective
Delcourt, Cécile ULiege; Gremler, Dwayne; Greer, Dominique

Conference (2017, June)

During service encounters, customer contact employees often need to deliver bad news: unexpected information contrary to the customer’s wellbeing. For example, technicians regularly tell customers that ... [more ▼]

During service encounters, customer contact employees often need to deliver bad news: unexpected information contrary to the customer’s wellbeing. For example, technicians regularly tell customers that none of the data on their computer hard drive can be retrieved, veterinarians often inform owners that a beloved pet has cancer and cannot be cured, and airline staff regularly tell travelers that their flights have been cancelled due to bad weather. For some customer-contact employees, delivering bad news is an unavoidable, delicate, and emotionally-charged task that occurs regularly. Disclosing bad news can be highly stressful and perhaps detrimental for (1) customers, (2) customer- contact employees, and (3) service firms in general. Accordingly, it is crucial for service organizations to better understand bad news encounters (i.e., situations during which customer contact employees must deliver negative information) to better equip their managers and employees to deliver such news to customers. The topic of how to best deliver bad news has been broached in various disciplines, including the medical literature (e.g., Baile et al. 2000, 2002; Rosenbaum et al. 2004), the management literature (e.g., Bies 2013; Kothari, Shu, and Wysocki 2009), and the sociology literature (e.g., Clark and LaBeff 1986). These literatures have (1) examined the attitudes and emotions of the discloser of extreme bad news in very specific contexts, (2) identified the tactics used by disclosers, and (3) developed protocols for delivering extremely negative information. Surprisingly, studies of bad news delivered by contact employees are scarce in service research. Service failure and service recovery have received much attention, but this literature has two major gaps when it comes to understanding the delivery of negative information. First, service recovery research generally skips over the initial part of the process where employees first communicate bad news to customers, and instead focuses primarily on the process involved to resolve the situation. Second, there are many situations in which employees must deliver negative information to customers where it is clear that a service failure has not occurred (e.g., informing a customer that his 30-year old dishwasher is beyond repair). We use the critical incident technique (CIT) (Flanagan 1954; Gremler 2004) to analyze 200 incidents where service employees from a wide range of service sectors had to deliver bad news to a customer. [less ▲]

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See detailGelfand duality for compact pospaces
De Rudder, Laurent ULiege

Conference (2017, June)

It is well known that the category of compact Hausdorff spaces is dually equivalent to the category of commutative C^\star-algebras. More generally, this duality can be seen as a part of a square of ... [more ▼]

It is well known that the category of compact Hausdorff spaces is dually equivalent to the category of commutative C^\star-algebras. More generally, this duality can be seen as a part of a square of dualities between compact Hausdorff spaces, C^\star-algebras, compact regular frames and de Vries algebras. Three of these dualities have been extended to dualities between compact pospaces, stably compact frames and proximity frames, the fourth part of the square being lacking. We propose the category of bounded Archimedean l-semi-algebra to complete what will be the outside square of dualities and to extend to category of C^\star-algebras. [less ▲]

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See detailVariable selection in proportional hazards cure model with time-varying covariates, application to bank failures
Beretta, Alessandro ULiege; Heuchenne, Cédric ULiege

Conference (2017, June)

In the last three decades, as a consequence of failures and corporate actions, the number of commercial banks in the United States has shrunk by two thirds. Empirical evidence in the analysis of bank ... [more ▼]

In the last three decades, as a consequence of failures and corporate actions, the number of commercial banks in the United States has shrunk by two thirds. Empirical evidence in the analysis of bank failures suggests the existence of banks which are not susceptible to default. For this reason, we use a semi-parametric proportional hazards cure model with time-varying covariates to study their effects either on the probability that a bank is susceptible to default and on the survival time of failed institutions. We propose a penalized maximum likelihood method for the selection of the most significant variables, using a Smoothly Clipped Absolute Deviation (SCAD) penalty. A simulation study shows that this procedure performs reasonably well. We apply this methodology to a quite large sample of United States commercial banks insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and with more than 50 million dollars of total assets during the last quarter of 2002. More in detail, we use bank-specific covariates observed on a quarterly basis until the end of 2015, that we use as proxies for capital adequacy, asset quality, earnings, management efficiency, liquidity, cost structure and size. [less ▲]

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See detailUnderstanding the Economic Determinants of the Severity of Operational Losses: A regularized Generalized Pareto Regression Approach,
Hambuckers, julien ULiege

Conference (2017, June)

We investigate a novel database of 10,217 extreme operational losses from the Italian bank UniCredit, covering a period of 10 years and 7 di erent event types. Our goal is to shed light on the dependence ... [more ▼]

We investigate a novel database of 10,217 extreme operational losses from the Italian bank UniCredit, covering a period of 10 years and 7 di erent event types. Our goal is to shed light on the dependence between the severity distribution of these losses and a set of macroeconomic, financial and fi rm-speci c factors. To do so, we use Generalized Pareto regression techniques, where both the scale and shape parameters are assumed to be functions of these explanatory variables. In this complex distributional regression framework, we perform the selection of the relevant covariates with a state-of-the-art penalized-likelihood estimation procedure relying on L1-norm penalty terms of the coefficients. A simulation study indicates that this approach efficiently selects covariates of interest but also tackles spurious regression issues encountered when dealing with integrated time series of covariates. The results of our empirical analysis have important implications in terms of risk management and regulatory policy. In particular, we found that high unemployment rate and low economic growth are associated with smaller probabilities of extreme severities, whereas high volatility on the financial market is associated with more extreme losses. Looking at firm speci c factors, a commercial strategy driven by non-interest incomes is associated with an increased likelihood of extreme severities. Last, we illustrate the impact of several economic scenarios on the requested capital of the total operational loss, and find important discrepancies across loss types and scenarios. [less ▲]

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See detailEuropean silver eel (Anguilla anguilla L.) migration behaviour in a highly regulated shipping canal
Verhelst, Pieterjan; Baeyens, Raf; Buysse, David et al

Conference (2017, June)

Over the last 40 years, Anguilla species in the northern hemisphere have shown a strong decline in recruitment. Due to a 98% recruitment decline, the European eel is now classified as critically ... [more ▼]

Over the last 40 years, Anguilla species in the northern hemisphere have shown a strong decline in recruitment. Due to a 98% recruitment decline, the European eel is now classified as critically endangered according to the IUCN Red List. To aid conservation and recovery of European eel populations, the European Union recently adopted a Council Regulation which imposes a management system that ensures 40% escapement of the spawning stock biomass, defined as the best estimate of the theoretical escapement rate if the stock were completely free of anthropogenic influences. Various causes likely contribute to the eel decline (e.g. pollution, human-introduced parasites, changes in ocean climate, habitat deterioration…), but habitat fragmentation by migration barriers that prevent the movement of silver eels between freshwater and the sea is probably one of the most important bottlenecks. During the last decades, a substantial number of canals has been developed, creating new habitat for eels. However, eel migration and potential obstacles in these systems are still underexplored. In this study, we tracked 131 European eels (Anguilla anguilla L.) from October 2014 till March 2017 in the Belgian Albert Canal with acoustic telemetry. The 130-km long canal is on average 86 m wide, 5 m deep and functions as a shipping route between the rivers Schelde and Meuse. The canal has a highly regulated water flow and six shipping locks to overcome the 56-m fall, which may have a negative impact on silver eel escapement. Indeed, we found significant delays (i.e. periods with a significantly prolonged residence time) and a ca 50% lower swimming speed near shipping locks compared to riverine conditions. Depending on nothing but their accumulated fat for migration to their spawning grounds, delays can seriously impact eels by wasting precious energy resources needed for a successful trans-Atlantic migration. [less ▲]

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See detailIntermodal transport: does a wider definition improve its competitiveness?
Mostert, Martine ULiege; Limbourg, Sabine ULiege; Caris, An

Conference (2017, June)

With the opening of borders and always greater decentralization of production, freight transport increased a lot in the last decades. Road remains the most used mode in Europe (Eurostat, 2016). Even if it ... [more ▼]

With the opening of borders and always greater decentralization of production, freight transport increased a lot in the last decades. Road remains the most used mode in Europe (Eurostat, 2016). Even if it is appreciated for its responsiveness, flexibility, and quickness, road transport is however responsible for negative impacts on its environment like air pollution or climate change. Intermodal freight transport i.e. the transportation of goods using two or more modes of transport, in the same loading unit, without handling of the goods themselves (United Nations, 2001) is identified by the European Commission (2011) as an interesting solution for limiting the negative impacts of transport. In the classical conception of intermodal transport, pre- and post-haulage travels are supposed to be short, and to be performed by road transport, whereas the long-haul travel is done using rail or IWW. The combination of these modes allows reducing the negative externalities of the whole travel, i.e. the negative impacts that are generated by transport operators, but which are not directly supported by them. These externalities in particular consist in air pollution and climate change, provoked by the release of emissions which lead to air pollution and human health problems. The objective of this study is to determine the impact on intermodal attractiveness of allowing other combinations of modes than the classical road-rail/IWW-road combination, during an intermodal travel. The research is based on tools of the operations research domain and proposes the development of an allocation model for freight transport at the strategic level of decision. The goal is to determine the flow distribution of goods between direct transportation by road, rail or inland waterways, and any combination of these modes using intermodal transport. The novelty consists in taking into account three modes of transport in a mixed integer programming model, and to allow the transfer from any mode to any other at intermodal terminals where these modes coexist. [less ▲]

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See detailPulsations in white dwarf stars
Van Grootel, Valérie ULiege; Fontaine, Gilles; Brassard, Pierre et al

Conference (2017, June)

I will present a description of the six distinct families of pulsating white dwarfs that are currently known. Pulsations are present at various stages of the evolution (from hot, pre-white dwarfs to cool ... [more ▼]

I will present a description of the six distinct families of pulsating white dwarfs that are currently known. Pulsations are present at various stages of the evolution (from hot, pre-white dwarfs to cool white dwarfs), at various stellar masses, and for various atmospheric compositions. In all of them, a mechanism linked to opacity changes along the evolution drives the oscillations. The existence of these oscillations offers the opportunity to apply asteroseismology for constraining physics inside white dwarfs. The direct comparison between observed and theoretical pulsation frequencies yields the global parameters (e.g. mass and radius) and internal structure and composition (e.g. envelope layering, core composition) of the star. The deep understanding of the driving mechanism provides stringent constraints on the physical conditions at work where oscillations are excited. I will present the major achievements in the field of white dwarf asteroseismology, as well as the needed improvements for coming years in this field of research. [less ▲]

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See detailLong-term monitoring of European eels in the Belgian Meuse River basin. From the historical drastic decline to recent outcomes of restocking practices.
Nzau Matondo, Billy ULiege; Dierckx, Arnaud ULiege; Benitez, Jean-Philippe ULiege et al

Conference (2017, June)

Long-term monitoring of yellow- and glass eel stages were performed in upland areas (>300km from sea) in order (i) to quantify the decline of wild yellow eels entering in the Belgian Meuse from the ... [more ▼]

Long-term monitoring of yellow- and glass eel stages were performed in upland areas (>300km from sea) in order (i) to quantify the decline of wild yellow eels entering in the Belgian Meuse from the Netherlands; (ii) to follow their upstream individual colonization; and (iii) to analyze the adaptation of young eels stocked as glass eels imported from UK. By monitoring a fish pass from 1992 to 2016, we quantified that the number of ascending eels has declined from n=5613 in 1992 to n=21 in 2016 (3.99%/year) and the mean length of eels has increased (4.1mm/year). During 6-years, upstream individual colonization of eels (2010-2015, n=1371) was followed using fixed RFIDtracking system. Few eels continued to migrate 4 years after tagging (<0.3%) and at >20km upstream (3.7%); and velocity of eels varied between individuals (0.012- 3.1km/day). In a 4-year (2013-2016) monitoring study of restocked glass eels using electrofishing and mobile RFID-tracking campaigns, we observed that eels grew rapidly in upland small brooks and recruitment was better in rivers with high carrying capacity (>15.8%, 2years post-stocking). Restocked eels dispersed in up- and downstream directions with behaviors including sedentary, nomadic and intermediate lifestyles. This suggests stocking as potential management measure to enhance local eel stocks. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of grinding on bone detection by light microscopy: Study results
Lecrenier, Marie-Caroline ULiege; Veys, Pascal; Planchon, Viviane et al

Conference (2017, June)

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