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See detailRange-dependence compensation in airborne bistatic STAP radar for partially-calibrated conformal antenna arrays
Ries, Philippe; Lapierre, Fabian D.; Lesturgie, Marc et al

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See detailLe service public et le droit communautaire
Durviaux, Ann-Lawrence ULg

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See detailLa mondialisation multiple des musiques populaires
Pirenne, Christophe ULg

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See detailDe l'esquisse à la maquette digitale : transformation des représentations graphiques en modèles numériques pour l'ingénierie de conception.
Elsen, Catherine ULg; Leclercq, Pierre ULg

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Ce projet s’intéresse à la place que tient aujourd’hui l’esquisse et les représentations 3D au sein du processus de conception, et plus particulièrement au sein des phases amont de la création chez les ... [more ▼]

Ce projet s’intéresse à la place que tient aujourd’hui l’esquisse et les représentations 3D au sein du processus de conception, et plus particulièrement au sein des phases amont de la création chez les designers de produit. La question posée est la pertinence de l’esquisse au sein du système global des représentations externes et sa place actuelle dans le monde des possibles offerts par la CAO. La finalité de la recherche est l’objectivation d’un concept IHM pouvant effectivement et efficacement supporter les designers en phase créative. [less ▲]

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See detailImpact of Prosthesis-Patient Mismatch on Short-term Mortality Following Mitral Valve Replacement.
Magne, Julien ULg; Mathieu, P; Dumesnil, JG et al

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See detailAssessment of stress level in horses (Equus caballus): behavioural and physiological measurements in hospital.
Peeters, Marie ULg; Péters, F.; Sulon, J. et al

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See detailConformal doping of FINFET's : a fabrication and metrology challenge
Vandervorst, Wilfried; Eyben, Pierre; Mody, Jay et al

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See detailOperational monitoring of multi-qubit entanglement classes via tuning of local operations
Bastin, Thierry ULg; Thiel, C.; von Zanthier, J. et al

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See detailThermo-hydro-mechanical simulation of Atlas in situ large-scale test in Boom clay
François, Bertrand ULg; Laloui, Lyesse

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See detailAphid-ant mutualism: How do aphids focus ant foraging?
Verheggen, François ULg; Detrain, Claire; Diez, Lise et al

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See detailImagerie fonctionnelle et coma: implications pronostiques
Vanhaudenhuyse, Audrey ULg

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See detailHealthy and safe food for everybody
Jijakli, Haissam ULg

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See detailLe commerce équitable : leçons d’expériences
Duquesne, Brigitte ULg; Lebailly, Philippe ULg

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See detailWelcome & Introduction to Liège Image Days 2008: Medical Imaging
Verly, Jacques ULg

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See detailDevonian mio-and megaspores in Western Gondwana
Steemans, Philippe ULg; Breuer, Pierre; Miller, M.

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See detailEvolution of the clinical expression of Bluetongue in Belgian cattle during year 2006 vs 2007
Guyot, Hugues ULg; Mauroy, Axel ULg; Rollin, Frédéric ULg et al

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In August 2006, Belgium notified its first cases of Bluetongue (BT), serotype 8, in cattle and sheep. The disease was also observed at this time in the neighboring countries. The resurgence of BT was ... [more ▼]

In August 2006, Belgium notified its first cases of Bluetongue (BT), serotype 8, in cattle and sheep. The disease was also observed at this time in the neighboring countries. The resurgence of BT was observed in Northern Europe in 2007. The aim of the study was to compare clinical signs of BT observed in 2006 vs 2007 in Belgian cattle. The description of clinical signs was based on the observation of 38 and 39 cows in 2006 and 2007, respectively. BT cases were only included if they were confirmed by one or both laboratory diagnostic tests (competitive ELISA test and/or RT-qPCR). The inventory of clinical signs was made with a standardised clinical form for BT. This form is divided into general, cutaneous, locomotor, digestive, respiratory, neurological and reproductive clinical signs. Case data were summarised to determine changes in clinical presentation of BT between 2006 and 2007. A Fischer’s exact probability test was performed to compare (P<0.05) the frequency of clinical signs between the two years. Regarding general clinical signs, hyperthermia and tiredness were more often observed in 2007, compared to 2006. All clinical signs about skin and annexes were not significantly different between the two years. Locomotor signs such as prostration, incapacity to get up, reluctance to move, lameness and amyotrophy were more frequent in 2007. Loss of appetite, difficulties in grasping feed, salivation and drooling were the digestive signs more often observed in 2007. A purulent nasal discharge was the only respiratory sign more commonly observed in 2007. Apathy, generalised weakness and paresis or paralysis were more often encountered in 2007. The most important changes between the two years concerned reproduction. A higher incidence of abortion, premature calving and stillbirth was observed during 2007 outbreak. The frequency of most of the clinical signs of BT was higher in 2007 in Belgian cattle. Confirmed cases of BT in Belgian cattle were only 296 in 2006 compared to 4187 in 2007. These data do not represent the real situation of BT infection because the farmers do not notify all cases. Nevertheless, it seems that the 2007 outbreak was more severe regarding the number of cases and the frequency of clinical signs. The mild winter and wet 2007 summer might have favored the persistence of the vectors. [less ▲]

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See detailDownscaling of the global HYCOM to the Cariaco basin (Venezuela) using ROMS
Alvera Azcarate, Aïda ULg; Barth, Alexander ULg; Weisberg, R. H.

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A high-resolution (1/60 degree), three-dimensional numerical circulation model of the Cariaco basin (Venezuela) is constructed by nesting the Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS) in the 1/12 degree ... [more ▼]

A high-resolution (1/60 degree), three-dimensional numerical circulation model of the Cariaco basin (Venezuela) is constructed by nesting the Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS) in the 1/12 degree global Hybrid Coordinate Ocean Model (HYCOM). The Cariaco basin is a semi-enclosed trench located along the coast of Venezuela. Its maximum depth is about 1400 m, and it is connected to the open ocean by two shallow passages: the Centinela channel in the northwest (146 m depth) and the Tortuga channel in the northeast (135 m depth). The main objective of this work is to improve our knowledge of the Cariaco basin dynamics, and to understand how the basin is influenced by the Caribbean Sea. The nesting of the Cariaco model in HYCOM is therefore crucial for these analyses. First, the annual cycle of the basin is described, using the results from a 2004 hindcast. Then, two modes of interaction between the basin and the open ocean are studied: (i) the meanders and eddies that travel westward with the Caribbean Current, and (ii) a subsurface eastward current that flows along the South America north coast. The ventilation of the basin through its channels is analyzed by studying the annual variations of the thermocline depth in the basin channels. In addition to the improved knowledge of the Cariaco basin circulation, which can help to better understand the climate of the past through paleoceanographic studies, this work is also an example of the feasibility of one of the objectives of GODAE: downscaling from a large-scale model to a regional model. In particular, the nesting ratio of 5 used in this work (from 9 km down to 1.82 km) demonstrates that a high-resolution model can be successfully nested in HYCOM. [less ▲]

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See detailAphid-ant mutualism: an outdoor study of the benefits for Aphis fabae
Verheggen, François ULg; Detrain, Claire; Diez, Lise et al

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See detail3-D gas exchange pathways in pome fruit characterised by synchrotron X-ray computed tomography
Verboven, Pieter; Kerckhofs, Greet ULg; Mebatsion, Hibru K. et al

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See detailQuantum imaging using single photon sources
von Zanthier, J.; Thiel, C.; Bastin, Thierry ULg et al

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See detailNon-native prosody: production and perception of accent
Rasier, Laurent ULg; Caspers, Johanneke; Van Heuven, Vincent

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See detailQuantum imaging with uncorrelated single photon sources
Bastin, Thierry ULg; Thiel, C.; Solano, E. et al

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See detailL’insulte « socialement correcte » ?
Meunier, Deborah ULg

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See detailConstruction et droit de la consommation: propos introdutifs
Kohl, Benoît ULg

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See detailVariable selection for dynamic treatment regimes: a reinforcement learning approach
Fonteneau, Raphaël ULg; Wehenkel, Louis ULg; Ernst, Damien ULg

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Dynamic treatment regimes (DTRs) can be inferred from data collected through some randomized clinical trials by using reinforcement learning algorithms. During these clinical trials, a large set of ... [more ▼]

Dynamic treatment regimes (DTRs) can be inferred from data collected through some randomized clinical trials by using reinforcement learning algorithms. During these clinical trials, a large set of clinical indicators are usually monitored. However, it is often more convenient for clinicians to have DTRs which are only defined on a small set of indicators rather than on the original full set. To address this problem, we analyse the approximation architecture of the state-action value functions computed by the fitted Q iteration algorithm - a RL algorithm - using tree-based regressors in order to identify a small subset of relevant ones. The RL algorithm is then rerun by considering only as state variables these most relevant indicators to have DTRs defined on a small set of indicators. The approach is validated on benchmark problems inspired from the classical ‘car on the hill’ problem and the results obtained are positive. [less ▲]

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See detailVers quelle alimentation « soutenable » ?
Duquesne, Brigitte ULg

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See detailEvidence for a mitochondrial synthesis of thiamine triphosphate in the rat brain
Gangolf, M; Wins, P; Thiry, Marc ULg et al

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See detailPrise de décision et gestion des risques
Nyssen, Anne-Sophie ULg

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See detailArchaeometry at the Centre Européen d'Archéométrie
Calvo Del Castillo, Helena ULg

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See detailDistributed Collaborative Design Studio : a sketch-based environment to support rich distant collaboration. Workshop.
Safin, Stéphane ULg; Delfosse, Vincent ULg; Elsen, Catherine ULg et al

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An increasing number of large scale projects requires that distant teams collaborate together remotely. At the same time, the current CAD tools only offer minimal support for partial and asynchronous ... [more ▼]

An increasing number of large scale projects requires that distant teams collaborate together remotely. At the same time, the current CAD tools only offer minimal support for partial and asynchronous interactions. The application we propose enables full synchronous and remote sketch-based collaborative design. This setup is a combination of a virtual desktop (a remote meeting table), a standard videoconference system, a gesture recognition module and a networked, real-time, collaborative drawing software (SketSha). The solution as a whole is multimodal in essence (gestures, speech, drawing…) supporting immersive remote collaborative design. [less ▲]

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See detailLes insctruments de la fiscalité environnementale
Bourgeois, Marc ULg

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See detailThe Hybrid Finite-Element Mixing-Cell method: a new flexible method for large scale groundwater modelling
Orban, Philippe ULg; Brouyère, Serge ULg; Wildemeersch, Samuel ULg et al

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Interest of end-users and policy makers for understanding and managing water systems at the regional scale has increased for years. At this scale, groundwater models of different complexity ranging from ... [more ▼]

Interest of end-users and policy makers for understanding and managing water systems at the regional scale has increased for years. At this scale, groundwater models of different complexity ranging from black-box models to physically based distributed models have been used in various hydrogeological conditions. Black-box models, such as transfer functions, have been applied for example to model groundwater in large scale hydrological models, to model karstic systems, in particular for the interpretation of isotopic data. Their concepts are simple and attractive because they require relatively few data. The main drawbacks are however that modelling results are not spatially distributed and their predictive capability is questionable due to the semi-empirical nature of process descriptions. On the contrary, due to a more advanced description of ongoing processes, physically-based distributed models are expected to have better predictive capabilities than black-box models. However, because such models require more data, they are generally applied for case studies that are better characterized from a hydrogeological point of view, for which the distribution of water levels or solute concentrations in the groundwater systems are needed. For large-scale modelling purposes, black-box models and physically-based distributed models have both proved their utilities and have their own justifications, advantages and disadvantages. However, few attempts have been made to combine the advantages of these two categories of approaches in a unified modelling application. A new flexible modelling approach, the Hybrid Finite-Element Mixing-Cell method (HFEMC), has been developed that allows combining in a single model, and in a fully integrated way, different mathematical approaches of various complexities for groundwater modelling in complex and large scale environments. This method has been implemented in the groundwater flow and solute transport numerical code SUFT3D. The approach has been first tested and illustrated using basic and advanced “synthetic” examples that allow validating and discussing its advantages over existing modelling concepts. The HFEMC approach is now applied for the development of a large scale groundwater flow and solute transport model in different groundwater basins in Belgium. [less ▲]

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See detailExtraction, caractérisation et activités antimicrobiennes de quelques huiles essentielles des plantes du haut et moyen atlas du Maroc
Dahak, K.; Lakhmili, S.; Wathelet, Jean-Paul ULg et al

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Notre étude a porté sur l'extraction des huiles essentielles (HE) de certaines plantes Marocaines du haut Atlas: région de Marrakech (Citrus aurantium, Lavandula dentata et Feoniculum vulgare) et du moyen ... [more ▼]

Notre étude a porté sur l'extraction des huiles essentielles (HE) de certaines plantes Marocaines du haut Atlas: région de Marrakech (Citrus aurantium, Lavandula dentata et Feoniculum vulgare) et du moyen Atlas: région d’azilal (Ouaouizerth) (Laurus nobilis et Lavandula officinalis). [less ▲]

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See detailQuantum imaging with single photon sources
Thiel, C.; Bastin, Thierry ULg; von Zanthier, J. et al

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See detailFrom strokes to model: a bottom-up approach for sketching activities analysis. Workshop.
Safin, Stéphane ULg; Juchmes, Roland ULg; Elsen, Catherine ULg et al

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This paper proposes a framework for sketches analysis that could be useful for sketch-based interfaces development, in the particular context of preliminary activity-centred design. We will first describe ... [more ▼]

This paper proposes a framework for sketches analysis that could be useful for sketch-based interfaces development, in the particular context of preliminary activity-centred design. We will first describe our previous works on sketch-based support tools for the preliminary design phases and the context of these researches. The next chapter declares the concrete objectives of our approach, then the methodology of sketches analysis we propose is presented with a concrete example, and finally the last section is dedicated to the expected results and specifications of a sketch-based support tool that would follow our framework. [less ▲]

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See detailRestoration assessment of calcareous grasslands in Belgium : soil conditions and floristic diversity
Piqueray, Julien ULg; Bottin, Gaëtan; Bisteau, Emmanuelle et al

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See detailOrganic-walled microfossils in Mesoarchean shallow-water siliciclastic deposits.
Javaux, Emmanuelle ULg; Marshall, Craig; Bekker, Andrey

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See detailThe Early Devonian plants from the Ancenis Basin (Armorican Massif, France): one century later...
Strullu-Derrien, Marie-Christine; Gerrienne, Philippe ULg

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See detailFruit microstructure evaluation using synchrotron X-ray computed tomography
Verboven, Pieter; Kerckhofs, Greet ULg; Mebatsion, Hibru K. et al

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See detailAnalyse quantitative par spectroscopie proche infrarouge: Application au test d'unifomité de teneur des comprimés
Ginot, Y. M.; Bernard-Moulin, P.; Cinier, R. et al

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La spectroscopie Proche infrarouge présente un large potentiel d'applications dans l'industrie pharmaceutique par sa capacité à transmettre des informations reliées à la fois à la structure chimique des ... [more ▼]

La spectroscopie Proche infrarouge présente un large potentiel d'applications dans l'industrie pharmaceutique par sa capacité à transmettre des informations reliées à la fois à la structure chimique des échantillons et à leur état physique. Elle peut être mise à profit pour des analyses qualitatives, telles l'identification des matières premières, et également pour des analyses quantitatives telles le dosage d'un principe actif dans un comprimé. Avec pour avantage une rapidité inégalée pour délivrer un résultat comparée aux techniques classiques en vigueur. Attrayante par ses performances, cette spectroscopie nécessite cependant une prise en main qui doit respecter une démarche minutieuse et souvent déroutante par son aspect heuristique (allers-retours) et à la mise en oeuvre d'outils d'analyse statistique multivariée. Si de nombreuses publications témoignent de la puissance de cet outil, il est apparu opportun de rassembler en un même texte la démarche de développement à suivre et les repères à connaître pour permettre son utilisation en analyse quantitative dans un contexte de libération pharmaceutique. Le travail de cette commission a été de rassembler les éléments issus de la pratique industrielle en se concentrant sur l'un des essais les plus intéressants: celui de l'uniformité de teneur des comprimés. Ce test est en effet l'une des applications où la rapidité de mise en oeuvre est le plus appréciable, tout en étant celui qui peut poser le plus de questions quant à la validité des résultats et la prise de décision pharmaceutique. [less ▲]

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See detailUsing monovariate and multivariate EOFs to reconstruct missing data with DINEOF
Alvera Azcarate, Aïda ULg; Barth, Alexander ULg; Sirjacobs, Damien ULg et al

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DINEOF (Data Interpolating Empirical Orthogonal Functions) is an EOF-based method to reconstruct missing data in geophysical data sets. DINEOF can be used to reconstruct monovariate data sets (as sea ... [more ▼]

DINEOF (Data Interpolating Empirical Orthogonal Functions) is an EOF-based method to reconstruct missing data in geophysical data sets. DINEOF can be used to reconstruct monovariate data sets (as sea surface temperature (SST), chlorophyll, etc), and multivariate data sets with little increase in complexity. For multivariate reconstructions, extended EOFs are used, which take into account the interrelationships between related variables to infer data at missing locations. Spatial maps of the standard deviation of the reconstruction error can be also calculated. In the past, DINEOF has been compared to Optimal Interpolation (OI) techniques for the Adriatic Sea SST. The results showed that DINEOF was faster than OI, making it very suitable for operational applications. DINEOF was also more accurate when compared to in situ data. Another advantage of DINEOF is that there is no need for a priori knowledge of the statistics of the reconstructed data set (such as covariance or correlation length), thus reducing the subjectivity of the analysis. DINEOF has been successfully used to reconstruct a large variety of domains over the world ocean, mostly at the regional scale. In addition to an overview of the technique's capabilities, limitations and future developments, recent work aimed to improve the quality of the reconstructions at the global and local scales will be presented. [less ▲]

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See detailWave-particle duality in a two atom interferometer
Schilling, U.; Thiel, C.; Bastin, Thierry ULg et al

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See detail3D Probabilistic Representations for Vision and Action
Piater, Justus ULg; Detry, Renaud ULg

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See detailOperational monitoring of multi-qubit entanglement classes with trapped ions
Bastin, Thierry ULg; Thiel, C.; von Zanthier, J. et al

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See detailPraktijkgerelateerd contrastief onderzoek naar vreemdetaalverwerving
Hiligsmann, Philippe; Baelen, Mélanie; Leloup, Anne-Lore et al

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See detailHistoires parallèles de la sculpture moderne
Bawin, Julie ULg

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See detailPoultry products market : Food safety and international trade
Duquesne, Brigitte ULg

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See detailStrained silicon on wafer level by wafer bonding: materials processing, strain measurements and strain relaxation
Reiche, M.; Moutanabbir, O.; Himcinschi, C. et al

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See detailSpécificités et contraintes de la mesure des odeurs dans l'environnement par réseaux de capteurs
Nicolas, Jacques ULg

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L'estimation de la nuisance olfactive dans l'environnement est une tâche rendue particulièrement difficile par la multiplicité des sources, leur grande variabilité, leur caractère parfois très diffus et ... [more ▼]

L'estimation de la nuisance olfactive dans l'environnement est une tâche rendue particulièrement difficile par la multiplicité des sources, leur grande variabilité, leur caractère parfois très diffus et fugitif et surtout par la subjectivité de l'appréciation de la gêne. Aussi faut-il mettre en œuvre plusieurs méthodes complémentaires qui vont de l'analyse chimique (GCMS) aux enquêtes de riverains, en passant par l'olfactométrie dynamique impliquant un panel de personnes reniflant différentes dilutions d'un échantillon prélevé sur le terrain. Or, aucune de ces méthodes ne permet un suivi continu des odeurs qui viserait, par exemple, à détecter l'émergence d'une émission particulière dans une ambiance. A ce niveau, la technologie des nez électroniques semble très prometteuse et particulièrement attractive. Basée sur la réponse globale d'un réseau de capteurs non spécifiques, elle permet non seulement d'identifier qualitativement une source particulière, mais également de la suivre en continu. L'unité "Surveillance de l'Environnement" de l'ULg applique cette technique pour suivre les odeurs en périphérie de sites émetteurs et notamment un centre de compostage. Les appareils développés sont basés sur des capteurs commerciaux à oxydes métalliques. La méthode exige une calibration préalable afin de créer et de valider le modèle de reconnaissance et la loi qui relie les signaux des capteurs à une variable quantitative comme la concentration d'odeur. Bien que testée avec succès autour d'installations en vraie grandeur, la technique des "nez électroniques" reste soumise à de nombreuses limitations et contraintes. Parmi ces contraintes, il faut citer la dérive des capteurs, l'influence de l'humidité et de la température, la difficulté de trouver un gaz étalon représentatif des odeurs environnementales ou encore celle de calculer un indicateur global qui serait l'image "électronique" de la nuisance olfactive. En général, la méthode du nez électronique peut être envisagée pour le suivi d'odeurs ponctuelles à la source, par exemple dans un hall de compostage ou dans un bâtiment d'élevage, pour autant que l'ambiance ne soit pas trop agressive. L'unité de recherche teste actuellement le principe de réseaux de nez électroniques placés tout autour d'un site. En ajoutant l'information en provenance d'une station météorologique, un tel système permet la prédiction en temps réel de zones de nuisance olfactive dans l'environnement. Cependant, dès que l'on s'éloigne de l'émission et que l'on s'intéresse à la mesure de l'ambiance olfactive à proximité des habitations des riverains, la technique des nez électroniques présente une limitation sévère due au seuil de détection des capteurs. En effet, le nez humain est parfois sensible à de très faibles concentrations de composés volatils qui ne sont pas détectées par les capteurs. Il devient alors indispensable de piéger ces composés dans des dispositifs de pré-concentration en ligne. De tels dispositifs, actuellement en développement, autoriseraient un élargissement du champ d'application des nez électroniques, notamment vers le domaine très vaste de l'environnement intérieur. [less ▲]

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See detailTransfer in interlanguage phonology: the case of prosody
Rasier, Laurent ULg

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See detailA distinctive marginal marine palynological assemblage from the Pridoli of Northwestern Saudi Arabia
Al-Hajri, S.; Verniers, J.; Paris, F. et al

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This paper describes a rare occurrence of a rich and diverse palynological assemblage from a controversial stratigraphic unit in well EW8 in northwestern Saudi Arabia. The composition of this assemblage ... [more ▼]

This paper describes a rare occurrence of a rich and diverse palynological assemblage from a controversial stratigraphic unit in well EW8 in northwestern Saudi Arabia. The composition of this assemblage strongly suggests a Pridoli age and therefore it is referred here to the Tawil Formation. The assemblage encountered contains very characteristic chitinozoans, acritarchs, tasmanities, scolecodontsm, eurypterid cuticle and common land-derived miospores and hilate cryptospores. Chitinozoans such as Margachitina elegans, Ancyrochitina fragilis brevis, Ancyrochitina fragilis, Sphaerochitina sphaerocephala, Urnochitina urna, Pseudochlathrochitina carmenchui and Lagenochitina brevicollis confer the Pridoli age assignment. This assemblage of chitinozoans correlates very well with Assemblage D from the Alternances Gréso-Argileuses Formation of the A1-61 well in northwestern Libya. Among the acritarchs present are: Cymbosphaeridium pilar, Leoniella carminae,Diexallophasis spp., Tunisphaeridium cf caudatum, Leiofusa estrecha and Eupoikilofusa striatifera. <br /> <br />Furthermore, the join occurrence of U. urna, P. carmenchui and M. elegans is clearly indicative of the middle part of the Pridoli as in the Libyan well A1-61, and in many wells in Algeria. This corresponds to what is considered to be a transgressive mid Pridoli event in the Algerian Sahara, with non marine intervals bracketing this brief marine sea level rise. This event is likely to have extended into all of north Gondwana including Arabia. [less ▲]

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See detailRisk-aware decision making and dynamic programming
Defourny, Boris ULg; Ernst, Damien ULg; Wehenkel, Louis ULg

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This paper considers sequential decision making problems under uncertainty, the tradeoff between the expected return and the risk of high loss, and methods that use dynamic programming to find optimal ... [more ▼]

This paper considers sequential decision making problems under uncertainty, the tradeoff between the expected return and the risk of high loss, and methods that use dynamic programming to find optimal policies. It is argued that using Bellman's Principle determines how risk considerations on the return can be incorporated. The discussion centers around returns generated by Markov Decision Processes and conclusions concern a large class of methods in Reinforcement Learning. [less ▲]

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See detailTowards a new definition of Cooksonia Lang, 1937
Gonez, Paul ULg; Gerrienne, Philippe ULg

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See detailMutualisme pucerons-fourmis : étude des bénéfices retirés par les colonies d’Aphis fabae en milieu extérieur
Verheggen, François ULg; Detrain, Claire; Diez, Lise et al

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Aphid-Ant relationships are common examples of mutualism. Aphids are indeed submitted to predation and therefore require protection, while ants are continuously looking for new sugar sources. The present ... [more ▼]

Aphid-Ant relationships are common examples of mutualism. Aphids are indeed submitted to predation and therefore require protection, while ants are continuously looking for new sugar sources. The present work aimed to study the benefits that a mutualistic relationship with Lasius niger (Hymenoptera : Formicidae) could bring to the black bean aphid Aphis fabae (Homoptera, Aphididae). Several parameters were observed in the field, on broad bean plants infested with an initial amount of 100 A. fabae and in presence or not of a L. niger colony. More aphids were observed on plants being visited by ants as well as a higher proportion of winged individuals. One explanation is that fewer predators were observed on plants being visited by ants, demonstrating their protective role. However, the number of parasitized aphids was not reduced in presence of L. niger. On the other hand, fewer different aphid species were present on plants foraged by ants, what suggests that they could exert a predation on unattended aphids. Our observations do not allow to conclude on any impact of L. niger on the fitness of the aphid host plant, although fewer exuvia and honeydew spots were observed when they were present. All these results confirm that L. niger increase the fitness of A. fabae colonies mainly by decreasing the number of predators and by reducing competition from aphid species unattended by ants. [less ▲]

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See detailBetter use a mirror when assessing visual pursuit
Vanhaudenhuyse, Audrey ULg

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See detailArchaeometry at the Centre Européen d’Archéométrie-Université de Liège
Calvo Del Castillo, Helena ULg; Mathis, François ULg; Garcia Moreno, Renata et al

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See detailEVALUACIÓN ACÚSTICA DE PAVIMENTOS ASFÁLTICOS. MAPA DE RUIDO DE RODADURA DE CIUDAD REAL
Paje, S.E.; Bueno, M.; Vinuela, U.. et al

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