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See detailDevelopment of organic farming in Wallonia : past, present and perspectives
Burny, Philippe ULg; Debode, Frédéric

in Lorencowicz, Edmund; Uziak, Jacek; Huyghebaert, Bruno (Eds.) VI International Scientific Symposium "Farm Machinery and Processes Management in Sustainable Agriculture" : Symposium Proceedings (2013)

Organic farming is today fully recognized as an alternative to conventional agriculture and its problems (water and air pollution, large use of pesticides and possible impacts on human health, vegetal and ... [more ▼]

Organic farming is today fully recognized as an alternative to conventional agriculture and its problems (water and air pollution, large use of pesticides and possible impacts on human health, vegetal and animal diseases, overproduction, ..) and is clearly supported by the Common Agricultural Policy and its "greening". Belgian (and Walloon) agriculture is an intensive one, with a high "labour force/agricultural area" ratio and high yields thanks to good soils, but also the use of large quantities of inputs like fertilizers and pesticides. However, organic farming increased in importance during the last years and th Walloon regional government has just launched a development plan in June 2013. So, this paper aims to analyse the evolution of organic farming in Wallonia and to present the goals and the measures of the new development plan. [less ▲]

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See detailPremiers enseignements de l’étude DESCENDANCE : prévalence des dysglycémies méconnues chez des apparentés de diabétiques de type 2 sur deux générations
Cosson, E; Gourdy, p; Penformis, A et al

in Résumés des communications de la réunion scientifique de la SFD 2013 (2013)

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See detailIs organic farming the solution for the future of Walloon agriculture ?
Burny, Philippe ULg; Debode, Frédéric

in Atkociuniene (Ed.) The Sixth International Scientific Conference "Rural Development 2013" : Proceedings, volume 6, book 1 (2013)

Organic farming is considered to be one of the solutions for the problems of sustainability faced today by the agriculutral sector. This paper describes the growth of the Walloon organic sector during the ... [more ▼]

Organic farming is considered to be one of the solutions for the problems of sustainability faced today by the agriculutral sector. This paper describes the growth of the Walloon organic sector during the last years thanks to the support of the regional authorities through financial incentives and a new regional strategic development plan. It also presents some results collected during an on-farm survey concerning organic cereals. It appears that organic farming has significantly developed thaks to public support even if the prices of organic products are exceeding by 30% those of conventional products. Organic farming can play a significant role in the future of Walloon agriculture. However, due to the high conversion rate during these last years, it is not guaranteed that the financial support could be conserved at a such level. [less ▲]

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See detailProducción y circulación de óxidos de hierro por sociedades cazadoras-recolectoras-pescadoras del periodo arcaico en el norte de Chile
Salinas, Hernan; Salazar, Diego; Salomon, Hélène ULg et al

in El pasado tecnologico, cambio y persistencia (2013)

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See detailCharacterization of gas transport in low-permeability media: two-phase flow analysis of an in-situ experiment
Gerard, Pierre; Radu, Jean-Pol ULg; de la Vaissière, Rémi et al

in POROMECHANICS V: Proceedings of the Fifth Biot Conference on Poromechanics (2013)

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See detailEssai de typologie des exploitations agricoles axées sur le financement de la production agricole au Bénin
Sossou, Comlan ULg; Lebailly, Philippe ULg; Hinnou Cossi Léonard

in Société Française d'Economie Rurale (Ed.) 7èmes Journées de Recherches en Sciences Sociales : actes du colloque (2013)

La mondialisation et la libéralisation économique qui s’imposent dans les pays du Sud, touchent aujourd’hui largement le secteur agricole et pose la problématique du financement de l’agriculture avec une ... [more ▼]

La mondialisation et la libéralisation économique qui s’imposent dans les pays du Sud, touchent aujourd’hui largement le secteur agricole et pose la problématique du financement de l’agriculture avec une acuité nouvelle. Les agricultures familiales ont besoin de s’intensifier, de se moderniser, de financer l’innovation technique, organisationnelle, etc. Le plus souvent, leur seule capacité d’autofinancement ne suffit pas à financer cette modernisation. Leurs besoins en services financiers portent sur diverses formes de crédit mais varie suivant les catégories d’exploitants agricoles. Le présent article s’est intéressé à analyser la dynamique du financement de la production agricole en lien avec le type d’exploitation agricole. Cet essai de typologie est fait à l’aide d’une méthode statistique basée sur l’analyse multi-variée et spécifiquement une analyse en composantes principales (ACP). Cette analyse a été appliquée à un échantillon de 475 exploitants agricoles. Les résultats montrent que les exploitants agricoles sont diversifiés et sont répartis en quatre types (pauvres et vulnérables, pauvres, riches et plus prospères) qui se distinguent par leur niveau de revenu, leur capacité d’investissement et leur accessibilité aux microcrédits. Les perceptions de l’accès aux crédits et de leur utilisation varient selon les différentes catégories d’exploitants agricoles. Dans tous les cas, il se dégage que les exploitants le plus prospère développement et adoptent des stratégies qui facilitent leur accès aux crédits et ainsi à l’investissement agricole. [less ▲]

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See detailReprésentation de l'oral et structures syntaxiques dans la prose de la _Queste del saint Graal_ (1225-1230)
Glikman, Julie; Mazziotta, Nicolas ULg

in Lagorgette, Dominique; Larrivée, Pierre (Eds.) Représentations du Sens Linguistique 5 (2013)

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See detailRegular Modes in Rapidly Rotating Stars
Pasek, Mickael; Georgeot, Bertrand; Lignières, François et al

in Suárez, Juan Carlos; Garrido, Rafael; Balona, Luis A. (Eds.) et al Stellar Pulsations (2013)

Rapid rotation has to date prevented reliable mode identification in most intermediate to massive pulsating stars. In this contribution we show how an asymptotic method for pressure modes predicts regular ... [more ▼]

Rapid rotation has to date prevented reliable mode identification in most intermediate to massive pulsating stars. In this contribution we show how an asymptotic method for pressure modes predicts regular frequency spacings in the spectrum of rapidly rotating stars. We give a semi-analytical formula for these spacings that is in good agreement with numerically computed high-frequency modes. This should help to extract from observed spectra important information on the structure of rapidly rotating stars. [less ▲]

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See detailEn quoi un espace en ligne peut-il aider les étudiants de premier bachelier à résoudre des problèmes de physique?
Jacquet, Maud ULg; Georges, François ULg; Gourdange, Brigitte ULg et al

in Colloque scientifique international portant sur les TIC en éducation : bilan, enjeux actuels et perspectives futures (2013)

L’article présente un dispositif mis en place à l’Université de Liège (ULg, Belgique) pour faire face aux échecs massifs des étudiants de première année (branches scientifiques) dans le cours de physique ... [more ▼]

L’article présente un dispositif mis en place à l’Université de Liège (ULg, Belgique) pour faire face aux échecs massifs des étudiants de première année (branches scientifiques) dans le cours de physique. En soutien aux activités conventionnelles, un site Web propose à ces étudiants de résoudre en ligne des problèmes de physique en décomposant leur processus de résolution et en prenant connaissance de feed-back détaillés, de façon à améliorer tant leur compréhension de la mécanique (matière abordée en début de première année) que la résolution de problèmes en tant que telle. La description du dispositif sera suivie de l’analyse des données d’usage par plus de neuf cents étudiants ainsi que des données subjectives d’avis de ces étudiants quant à l’intérêt du dispositif de 2009. Sur base de ces constats, nous résumons les pistes d’amélioration et présentons, de façon très illustrée, les régulations apportées en 2011 et 2012. L’accent est résolument placé sur le volet « feed-back », très apprécié des étudiants : un diagnostic individuel de la phase de résolution qui leur pose le plus problème, de nombreuses vidéos de résolution guidée et des animations qui permettent à chacun de revenir sur les concepts les plus difficiles à comprendre. [less ▲]

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See detailThe role of tyrosin kinase inhibitors in a MEN2B patient with metastatic medullary thyroid carcinoma
Tome, M; Tomas, M-H; VROONEN, Laurent ULg et al

in Symposium "Perspectives in Endocrinology" - Congresses Highlights 2012: ECE Firenze, ENDO Houston, ESPE Leipzig, SFE Toulouse, IWMEN Liège (2013)

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See detailThe proportion of ungrazed area of the pasture (PUP) determines when forage intake and diet quality decline in grazing systems
Benvenutti, Marcelo A.; Pavetti, Daniel R.; Cangiano, Carlos A. et al

in Proceedings of the 22nd International Grassland Congress (2013)

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See detailA prospective study of cardiac valvular status in patients treated with cabergoline for endocrine disease
VROONEN, Laurent ULg; LANCELLOTTI, Patrizio ULg; Tome, M et al

in Symposium "Perspectives in Endocrinology" - Congresses Highlights 2012: ECE Firenze, ENDO Houston, ESPE Leipzig, SFE Toulouse, IWMEN Liège (2013)

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See detailDepositional facies settings and geochemical proxies of Late Devonian sequences in northwestern Thailand.
Konighsof; Da Silva, Anne-Christine ULg; Suttner et al

in ICPSEA3 2013: The 3rd International Conference on the Palaeontology of South-East Asia. Abstract book (2013)

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See detailComposite joints under M-N at elevated temperatures - Experimental investigations and analytical model
Demonceau, Jean-François ULg; Haremza, Cécile; Jaspart, Jean-Pierre ULg et al

in Proceeding of the Composite Construction VII conference (2013)

The Eurocodes recognise robustness as a way to ensure the structural integrity of a building frame subjected to an unforeseen event and therefore to avoid a so-called “progressive failure” mode in extreme ... [more ▼]

The Eurocodes recognise robustness as a way to ensure the structural integrity of a building frame subjected to an unforeseen event and therefore to avoid a so-called “progressive failure” mode in extreme loading situations. However few practical guidelines exist nowadays which would allow a designer to design a structure accordingly. Within the European RFCS ROBUSTFIRE project, the behaviour of steel and composite car parks subjected to localised fire leading to a column loss was investigated. Under such a scenario, the beam-to-column joints play a key role in the global structural response. Indeed, these joints, initially loaded in bending, may be subjected to elevated temperatures and to combined axial load “N” and bending moment “M”. In this paper, a methodology to predict the mechanical response of bolted composite beam-to-column joints at elevated temperatures under M-N is presented and validated through comparison to experimental tests conducted at the University of Coimbra. [less ▲]

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See detailComparison of shear and pull-off tests for testing adhesion of different content limestone fillers mortars used as repair system
Chendes, Remus; Dan, Sorin; Courard, Luc ULg

in STOIAN, Valeriu; DAN, Daniel; BOB, Corneliu (Eds.) et al Construction sustainability: efficient solution for design, execution and rehabilitation of the building (2013)

When a repair operation is performed and a new concrete or mortar is applied on the old concrete substrate, it is very important to have a good bond between the old concrete layer and the repair concrete ... [more ▼]

When a repair operation is performed and a new concrete or mortar is applied on the old concrete substrate, it is very important to have a good bond between the old concrete layer and the repair concrete system. The bond strengths usually determinate using pure tensile tests (pull-off tests) because of the field applicability of this category of tests. However, in most of the applications, shear stress is the main reason of the bond failure. In general, bond strength under tensile is considered smaller than bond strength in shear stress conditions. The objective of this paper is to compare the results obtained from tensile and shear tests and to potentially determine a mathematical relation between shear and tension. The materials used for tests are Ordinary Portland Cement and modified limestone fillers mortars. Specific humidity storage conditions have been selected. [less ▲]

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See detailScientific and Technological Payloads Aboard the B3LSat CubeSat of the QB50 Network
Dell'Elce, Lamberto ULg; Kerschen, Gaëtan ULg; Delabie, Tjorven et al

in Proceedings of the 2nd IAA Conference on University Satellite Missions and Cubesat Workshop (2013)

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See detailGrammatical Markers and Grammatical Relations in the Simple Clause in Old French
Mazziotta, Nicolas ULg

in Hajičovà, Eva; Gerdes, Kim; Wanner, Leo (Eds.) Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Dependency Linguistics (DepLing 2013) (2013)

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See detailThe phosphate minerals assemblages from Jocão pegmatite, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Baijot, Maxime ULg; Hatert, Frédéric ULg; Philippo, S

in PEG2013 – 6th International Symposium on Granitic Pegmatites, Abstract book, (2013)

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See detailComportements et pratiques alimentaires à Kinshasa. Une approche basée sur le rapprochement des conditions de vie et des modes de consommation alimentaires des ménages
Muteba Kalala, Damien ULg; Ntoto, Roger; Lebailly, Philippe ULg

in Société Française d'Economie Rurale (Ed.) 7èmes Journées de Recherches en Sciences Sociales : actes du colloque (2013)

La présente étude part d’un constat selon lequel; des ménages se retrouvent dans une situation d’insécurité alimentaire lorsque leurs modes de vie et moyens d’existence ne sont pas adaptés et qu’ils n’ont ... [more ▼]

La présente étude part d’un constat selon lequel; des ménages se retrouvent dans une situation d’insécurité alimentaire lorsque leurs modes de vie et moyens d’existence ne sont pas adaptés et qu’ils n’ont pas la capacité de trouver un équilibre entre un ensemble de besoins. La demande alimentaire des ménages ne peut donc être analysée indépendamment de l’ensemble des moyens d’existence et conditions de vie des ménages: relations sociales, ressources disponibles, localisation géographique. Trois quartiers de la ville de Kinshasa ont été choisis en fonction de leur niveau présumé de richesse afin d’analyser les modes de consommation alimentaire des ménages. Il s’agit du quartier Résidentiel de la commune de Limete (quartier aisé), les quartiers 1 et 7 dans la commune de Ndjili (quartier moyen) et le quartier Mabulu dans la commune de Makala (quartier pauvre). Le suivi rapproché de 30 ménages a permis de mettre en évidence les liens entre les modes de vie et les modes de consommation alimentaire. S’agissant des modes de vie, il a été identifié que pour accéder à l'alimentation, les ménages ont développé deux stratégies: la diversification des sources des revenus et la diversification des pourvoyeurs de revenus. Le nombre de sources de revenu par ménage est respectivement de 4 dans les ménages moins aisés et de 2 dans les ménages moyens et dans les ménages aisés. Ce nombre tend à augmenter avec la détérioration des conditions de vie. Le revenu hebdomadaire des membres des ménages a été estimé à respectivement 602 USD quartier aisé, 181 USD dans le quartier moyen et 41 USD dans le quartier pauvre. S’agissant des modes de consommation alimentaire, l’étude a montré que :la part des dépenses des céréales tend à diminuer dans les ménages moins aisés. Les racines et tubercules présentent une tendance opposée à celle des céréales. Ce sont les ménages les moins aisés qui consacrent la part relative la plus importante des dépenses pour l’achat des racines et tubercules soit 27% des dépenses alimentaires. Les légumineuses semblent également avoir une grande importance relative chez les ménages les moins aisés. Les ménages achètent davantage de viandes que de poissons. Les fruits sont des produits dont la consommation est saisonnière. La consommation des oeufs sous-forme d’omelette préparée hors ménage est très prisée par les ménages les moins aisés. Dans les ménages aisés, le lait est plus consommé que le sucre, la tendance est inversée pour les moins aisés. La quantité d’aliments consommés/personne/jour a été estimée respectivement à 1 120 grammes dans les ménages aisés, 801 grammes dans les ménages moyens et 493 grammes dans les ménages moins aisés. Les apports énergétiques/personne/jour sont respectivement estimés à 2452 calories dans les ménages aisés, 1838 calories dans les ménages moyens et 1130 calories dans les ménages pauvres. Les apports protéiques/personnes/jour sont respectivement dans l’ordre de 100grammes dans les ménages aisés, 80grammes dans les ménages moyens et 50grammes dans les ménages pauvres. La consommation de protéine ne semble pas être largement déficitaire tant dans les ménages aisés que dans les ménages pauvres. [less ▲]

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See detailAn analytical approach for Piano Key weir hydraulic design
Machiels, Olivier; Dewals, Benjamin ULg; Archambeau, Pierre ULg et al

in Erpicum, Sébastien; Laugier, Frédéric; Pfister, Michael (Eds.) et al Labyrinth and Piano Key weirs II - PKW 2013 (2013)

A hydraulic design equation for Piano Key Weirs is set up using the results of a large experimental parametric study. Comparison of the analytical formulation with experi-mental data from various physical ... [more ▼]

A hydraulic design equation for Piano Key Weirs is set up using the results of a large experimental parametric study. Comparison of the analytical formulation with experi-mental data from various physical modeling studies, considering idealized as well as real projects Piano Key Weirs configurations, shows a 15% accuracy in unit discharge prediction on a large range of geometric parameters values. Comparison of the proposed formulation to two other recently proposed equations highlights the importance to consider such analytical approaches inside the range of parameter values for which they have been validated. [less ▲]

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See detailAvant-propos
Droixhe, Daniel ULg

in Droixhe, Daniel (Ed.) Spa, carrefour de l'Europe des Lumières. Les hôtes de la cité thermale au XVIIIe siècle, sous la direction de Daniel Droixhe, avec la collaboration de Muriel Collart (2013)

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See detailQuantitative feed restriction programs for broiler chickens
Everaert, Nadia ULg; Buyse, Johan

in Proceedings of the 19th European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition (2013)

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See detailChanging Architecture's materiality and meaning through digital culture
Delvaux, Frederic ULg; Bianchi, Romuald ULg; Defawes, Georges ULg et al

in Proceedings of the international conference Changing cities : spatial, morphological, formal and socio-economic dimensions (2013)

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See detailAggregating Optimistic Planning Trees for Solving Markov Decision Processes
Kedenburg, Gunnar; Fonteneau, Raphaël ULg; Munos, Rémi

in Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 26 (2013) (2013)

This paper addresses the problem of online planning in Markov decision processes using a randomized simulator, under a budget constraint. We propose a new algorithm which is based on the construction of a ... [more ▼]

This paper addresses the problem of online planning in Markov decision processes using a randomized simulator, under a budget constraint. We propose a new algorithm which is based on the construction of a forest of planning trees, where each tree corresponds to a random realization of the stochastic environment. The trees are constructed using a “safe” optimistic planning strategy combining the optimistic principle (in order to explore the most promising part of the search space first) with a safety principle (which guarantees a certain amount of uniform exploration). In the decision-making step of the algorithm, the individual trees are aggregated and an immediate action is recommended. We provide a finite-sample analysis and discuss the trade-off between the principles of optimism and safety. We also report numerical results on a benchmark problem. Our algorithm performs as well as state-of-the-art optimistic planning algorithms, and better than a related algorithm which additionally assumes the knowledge of all transition distributions. [less ▲]

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See detailDrame et récit de l'événement : qu'arrive-t-il au lecteur ?
Servais, Christine ULg

in Langage, discours, événement (2013)

On analyse ici les manifestations discursives de la contradiction que constitue en soi, pour le discours médiatique, un événement, et ce en faisant porter l'interrogation sur le récepteur. Il s'agit de se ... [more ▼]

On analyse ici les manifestations discursives de la contradiction que constitue en soi, pour le discours médiatique, un événement, et ce en faisant porter l'interrogation sur le récepteur. Il s'agit de se demander comment le média relaie le choc que constitue l'événement en nouant ensemble deux affirmations : l'événement fait quelque chose au discours médiatique et celui-ci fait quelque chose au lecteur. Cette dimension performative du discours est soutenue par la déconstruction derridienne du signe linguistique et par la notion de "partage du sensible" de Jacques Rancière. [less ▲]

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See detailWhither probabilistic security management for real-time operation of power systems ?
Karangelos, Efthymios ULg; Panciatici, Patrick; Wehenkel, Louis ULg

in Bulk Power System Dynamics and Control - IX Optimization, Security and Control of the Emerging Power Grid (IREP), 2013 IREP Symposium (2013)

This paper investigates the stakes of introducing probabilistic approaches for the management of power system’s security. In real-time operation, the aim is to arbitrate in a rational way between ... [more ▼]

This paper investigates the stakes of introducing probabilistic approaches for the management of power system’s security. In real-time operation, the aim is to arbitrate in a rational way between preventive and corrective control, while taking into account i) the prior probabilities of contingencies, ii) the possible failure modes of corrective control actions, iii) the socio-economic consequences of service interruptions. This work is a first step towards the construction of a globally coherent decision making framework for security management from long-term system expansion, via mid-term asset management, towards short-term operation planning and real-time operation. [less ▲]

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See detailAutomated text categorization in a dead language. The detection of genres in Late Egyptian
Gohy, Stéphanie ULg; Martin Leon, Benjamin ULg; Polis, Stéphane ULg

in Polis, Stéphane; Winand, Jean (Eds.) Texts, Languages & Information Technology in Egyptology. Selected papers from the meeting of the Computer Working Group of the International Association of Egyptologists (Informatique & Égyptologie), Liège, 6-8 July 2010 (2013)

This paper is a first step in applying machine learning methods typical of Automated Text Catego-rization (ATC) for Automatic Genre Identification (AGI) in Late Egyptian, a language written in either ... [more ▼]

This paper is a first step in applying machine learning methods typical of Automated Text Catego-rization (ATC) for Automatic Genre Identification (AGI) in Late Egyptian, a language written in either hieroglyphic or hieratic scripts that is found in documents from Ancient Egypt dating from ca. 1350-700 BCE. The study is divided into three parts. After a general intro¬duction on AGI (§1), we introduce the levels of annotation that are integrated in the Ramses corpus and can be used when performing AGI on Late Egyptian (§2). In the following section (§3) we offer a brief survey of the types of features that have been discussed in the literature on AGI, before proceeding with three case studies where we apply supervised machine learning methods — namely the naïve Bayes classifier (§4.1), the Support Vector Machine (§4.2), and the Segment and Combine approach (§4.3) — to a selection of texts in the corpus. Their respective performances are tested using lexical, part-of-speech and inflectional features. [less ▲]

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See detailLe cas des systèmes hypothétiques coordonnés du grec ancien
Denizot, Camille ULg

in Bodelot, Colette; Gruet-Skrabalova, Hana; Trouilleux, François (Eds.) Morphologie, syntaxe et sémantique des subordonnants (2013)

On rencontre, dans l’Iliade et chez Hérodote, principalement, des systèmes hypothétiques où la protase (introduite par εἰ) et l’apodose sont en outre coordonnés par μέν / δέ. Ces occurrences paradoxales ... [more ▼]

On rencontre, dans l’Iliade et chez Hérodote, principalement, des systèmes hypothétiques où la protase (introduite par εἰ) et l’apodose sont en outre coordonnés par μέν / δέ. Ces occurrences paradoxales peuvent être expliquées de manière satisfaisante si on sépare soigneusement le niveau sémantique (où l’hypothèse peut être expliquée) et le niveau syntaxique (où le caractère non subordonné de la protase peut être démontré) ; cette explication permet de décrire les emplois non subordonnants de εἰ sans avoir à les faire dériver d’une structure subordonnée. [less ▲]

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See detailInvestigation of the determinants of the mental knowledge of public parking facilities
Cools, Mario ULg; van der Waerden, Peter; Janssens, Davy

in Proceedings of the 13th World Conference on Transport Research (2013)

This paper presents a study regarding the determinants of travellers’ mental knowledge of public parking facilities. The data regarding the mental knowledge were collected in the city of Hasselt, Belgium ... [more ▼]

This paper presents a study regarding the determinants of travellers’ mental knowledge of public parking facilities. The data regarding the mental knowledge were collected in the city of Hasselt, Belgium, by means of an internet-based questionnaire. In total 1007 respondents completed the questionnaire. Two different dependent variables were specified: the mental representation of parking facilities (known or not) and the identification of parking facilities (identified first or not). In addition, three different groups of determinants were included in the models: parking attributes, personal characteristics, and mental knowledge of the city. The data are analyzed using generalized estimating equations (GEE) models for binary data. The analyses show a considerable influence of the following parking attributes: type of parking facility, Park & Ride status, charged parking, number of places, and location of parking facility. Furthermore our study revealed that personal characteristics and mental knowledge of the city play a marginal role. [less ▲]

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See detailL'impact des activités non-agricoles sur la pauvreté et l'inégalité rurales, cas des groupements Bugorhe et Irhambi-Katana (Territoire de Kabare, Province du Sud-Kivu)
Furaha Mirindi, Germaine ULg; Mastaki, Leki; Lebailly, Philippe ULg

in Société Française d'Economie Rurale (Ed.) 7èmes Journées de Recherches en Sciences Sociales : actes du colloque (2013)

Dans un contexte d’abandon ou négligence du secteur agricole par le pouvoir public, cette étude cherche à analyser la contribution de l’activité non agricole sur la réduction de la pauvreté et des ... [more ▼]

Dans un contexte d’abandon ou négligence du secteur agricole par le pouvoir public, cette étude cherche à analyser la contribution de l’activité non agricole sur la réduction de la pauvreté et des inégalités dans le territoire de kabare dans la province du Sud-kivu. La présente étude se focalise sur deux groupements du territoire de kabare de la province du Sud-Kivu à savoir Bugorhe et Irhambi-katana dont le centre de kavumu a été retenu dans l’échantillonnage pour le premier et le centre Katana dans le second. Deux grandes catégories des ont intéressées la présente étude : les ménages qui exercent l’activité agricole uniquement et les ménages combinant l’activité agricole et le commerce (notés ici ménages agricommerçants). A partir des données de l’enquête menée en mars et avril 2012, nous examinons l’effet du revenu non-agricole sur la pauvreté et l’inégalité en zone rurale de la province du Sud-kivu. Nous partons d’une approche qui considère le revenu non-agricole comme un « transfert exogène » qui s’ajoute au revenu total du ménage et analysons la contribution des différents types de revenus à l’inégalité en utilisant la décomposition de l’indice de Gini. Nous analysons la pauvreté en référence à l’approche de la Banque Africaine de Développement (2010) de l’analyse de la pauvreté en RDC. L’approche absolue de mesure de la pauvreté (pauvreté monétaire) qui est mesurée par les indices de Foster-Greer Thorbecke (F.G.T, 1984). L’étude a porté sur un échantillon de 135 ménages obtenu à partir de la technique de sondage systématique appliquée sur les ménages agri-commerçants, et d’un échantillonnage par quotas appliqué sur les ménages à unique activité agricole. Selon ces enquêtes, les ménages agricommerçants échappent aux chocs négatifs grâce à l’activité commerciale qui assure les besoins de base et finance l’activité agricole. Malgré le déclin relatif et structurel du secteur agricole du Sud-Kivu, 98,3% des ménages n’abandonnent pas cette activité pour des raisons d’autoconsommation (100% des ménages), de sécurité et d’estime sociale (73%), de stabilité économique (82%). Les ménages à unique activité agricole sont plus exposés au phénomène de pauvreté : 80,9% d’eux vivent avec un revenu inférieur au seuil minimum de 171,2$/pers/an. La profondeur de la pauvreté est plus accentuée chez les ménages agriculteurs (37,6%) que chez les ménages agri-commerçants (1,9%). En plus, la pauvreté est plus sévère chez les ménages agriculteurs (21,9%) que chez les ménages agri-commerçants (0,3%). Le secteur agricole contribue moins à l’inégalité par rapport à l’activité de commerce. En effet, pour un indice de Gini de 0,5242, le revenu issu du commerce contribue fortement à l’inégalité de revenus des ménages à l’ordre de 58,7% contre une contribution à l’inégalité de l’ordre de 24,4% du revenu agricole pour un indice de Gini de 0,2356. Dans le contexte du milieu d’étude, l’activité commerciale permet aux ménages de survivre mais n’est pas un moyen efficace pour un développement rural durable dans ce milieu à fort potentialité agricole. [less ▲]

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See detailAutomatic differentiation between Alzheimer’s Disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment combining PET data and psychological scores
Segovia-Román, Fermín ULg; Bastin, Christine ULg; Salmon, Eric ULg et al

in 3rd International Workshop on Pattern Recognition in Neuroimaging (2013)

In recent years, several approaches to develop computer aided diagnosis systems for dementia have been pro- posed. The purpose of this work is to measure the advantages of using not only brain images as ... [more ▼]

In recent years, several approaches to develop computer aided diagnosis systems for dementia have been pro- posed. The purpose of this work is to measure the advantages of using not only brain images as data source for those systems but also some psychological scores. To this aim, we compared the accuracy rates achieved by systems that use psychological scores beside the image data in the classification step and systems that use only the image data. The experiments show that the formers achieve higher accuracy rates regardless of the procedure carried out to analyze the image data. [less ▲]

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See detailUnsupervised Learning Of Predictive Parts For Cross-object Grasp Transfer
Detry, Renaud ULg; Piater, Justus

in IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (2013)

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See detailKarenwebberite, Na(Fe,Mn)2+PO4, a new phosphate mineral species from the Malpensata pegmatite, Lecco province, Italy.
Vignola, P; Hatert, Frédéric ULg; Fransolet, André-Mathieu ULg et al

in PEG2013 – 6th International Symposium on Granitic Pegmatites, Abstract book (2013)

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See detailQu'est-ce qu'une mutation religieuse ?
Pirenne-Delforge, Vinciane ULg; Scheid, John

in Bonnet, Corinne; Bricault, Laurent (Eds.) Panthée: Religious Transformations in the Graeco-Roman Empire (2013)

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See detailFixation du CO2 dans les blocs de béton à base de granulats recyclés
Parmentier, Véronique; Michel, Frédéric ULg; Courard, Luc ULg

in Gagné, Richard (Ed.) Actes de la 14ème édition des Journées Scientifiques (2013)

A l’heure où l’industrie cimentière est majoritairement responsable de la production de CO2 dans le secteur de la construction, il s’avère utile de compenser cette production par un phénomène inverse: la ... [more ▼]

A l’heure où l’industrie cimentière est majoritairement responsable de la production de CO2 dans le secteur de la construction, il s’avère utile de compenser cette production par un phénomène inverse: la captation du CO2. Ce processus d’absorption de CO2, appelé carbonatation, améliore certaines propriétés du béton lors de la conversion du dioxyde de carbone CO2 en carbonate de calcium CaCO3. Les préoccupations environnementales actuelles motivent l’étude de la carbonatation dans le but de maximiser l'absorption du dioxyde de carbone. Les granulats recyclés, produits à base de déchets de béton concassés mécaniquement, peuvent prendre place dans de nouvelles applications en béton. Ils peuvent remplacer les granulats naturels en tout ou en partie, épargnant ainsi l’extraction des matières premières naturelles. La combinaison des deux approches vise à élaborer un produit dont l’impact environnemental est réduit au minimum. [less ▲]

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See detailPattern Recognition for Neuroimaging Toolbox
Schrouff, Jessica ULg; Rosa, Maria; Rondina, Jane et al

in Suykens, J.A.K.; Argyriou, A.; De Brabanter, K. (Eds.) et al International workshop on advances in Regularization, Optimization, Kernel Methods and Support Vector Machines: theory and applications (ROKS 2013), Book of Abstracts (2013)

In the past years, mass univariate statistical analyses of neuroimaging data have been complemented by the use of multivariate pattern analyses, especially based on machine learning models. While these ... [more ▼]

In the past years, mass univariate statistical analyses of neuroimaging data have been complemented by the use of multivariate pattern analyses, especially based on machine learning models. While these allow an increased sensitivity for the detection of spatially distributed e ffects compared to univariate techniques, they lack an established and accessible software framework. Here we introduce the \Pattern Recognition for Neuroimaging Toolbox" (PRoNTo), an open-source, cross-platform and MATLAB-based software comprising many necessary functionalities for machine learning modelling of neuroimaging data. [less ▲]

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See detailNonlinear Normal Modes of Nonconservative Systems
Renson, Ludovic ULg; Kerschen, Gaëtan ULg

in Proceedings of the SEM IMAC XXXI Conference (2013)

Linear modal analysis is a mature tool enjoying various applications ranging from bridges to satellites. Nevertheless, modal analysis fails in the presence of nonlinear dynamical phenomena and the ... [more ▼]

Linear modal analysis is a mature tool enjoying various applications ranging from bridges to satellites. Nevertheless, modal analysis fails in the presence of nonlinear dynamical phenomena and the development of a practical nonlinear analog of modal analysis is a current research topic. Recently, numerical techniques (e.g., harmonic balance, continuation of periodic solutions) were developed for the computation of nonlinear normal modes (NNMs). Because these methods are limited to conservative systems, the present study targets the computation of NNMs for nonconservative systems. Their definition as invariant manifolds in phase space is considered. Specifically, a new finite element technique is proposed to solve the set of partial differential equations governing the manifold geometry. [less ▲]

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See detailPregnancy-associated glycoproteins in sheep: breeds, techniques and achievements
El Amiri, Bouchra; Melo de Sousa, Noelita ULg; Szenci, Otto et al

in Proceedings of the 23rd International Congress of Hungarian Association for Buiatrics (2013)

The aim of the present review is to summarize the achievements on pregnancy-associated glycoproteins in sheep during the last 20 years on terms of results obtained after purifications, molecular biology ... [more ▼]

The aim of the present review is to summarize the achievements on pregnancy-associated glycoproteins in sheep during the last 20 years on terms of results obtained after purifications, molecular biology, radio-immunoassays (RIA), enzyme linked immune sorbent assay (ELISA), double radial immune-diffusion (Ouchterlony) and Western blot techniques. The analysis of documented papers that concerned these attempts showed that the animal genetic material used was composed of variable breeds from north Africa, Europe and USA (the Aragonesa, Ouled Djellal, Laucaun drairy sheep, Berrichone, Texel x Norvegian crossed ewes, Awassi x Merino, Blackheaded Moutton sheep x Blackheaded German Mutton sheep (BGM), Rhoen sheep crosses of BGM with Dorper sheep, Assaf, Chura, Merino, Texel, Suffolk, Boujaâd Moroccan breed). The RIA represents the wildspread technique used (54%) while Oucherlony and Western blot had been limited in use (4% each). From 1990 to 2000 only 27% of the achievements being available today were realized. The main data, profiles and studies were performed from 2000 to now (63%). To conclude, this review allows summarizing and updating the knowledge about the PAG in sheep. [less ▲]

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See detailThe abundance of charcoal fragments emphasizes the assumption of huge palaeofires in the mixed moist semi-evergreen rainforest of the northern republic of Congo
Gillet, Jean-François ULg; Doucet, Jean-Louis ULg

in Damblon, Freddy (Ed.) Proceedings of the Fourth International Meeting of Anthracology (2013)

In this paper, we study the origins of the northern Congo Republic rainforests. Macroscopic charcoal fragments were systematically recorded through auger investigations and pits observations in four ... [more ▼]

In this paper, we study the origins of the northern Congo Republic rainforests. Macroscopic charcoal fragments were systematically recorded through auger investigations and pits observations in four forest types: the open canopy Marantaceae forest, the dense forest with Marantaceae, the Gilbertiodendron dewevrei forest and the Triplochiton scleroxylon forest. In addition, the charred Elaies guineensis seeds were distinguished from the other charcoals in the pits. Ten selected charcoals, including charred E. guineensis seeds, were dated by AMS. Abundance of charcoal fragments in the soils at various depths indicated several episodes of fires in the region. A dryer climatic phase, between 2320 and 1330 BP, associated with a large scale human occupation related to the important harvesting of oil palm nuts, could explain the widespread Marantaceae forests. Recent slash-and-burn shifting cultivation, c. 200 BP, would allow T. scleroxylon installation. Implications for forest management are discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailFirst record of Demosponge spicules in a late Devonian stromatoporoid basal skeleton (Frasnian, Belgium).
Reitner; Da Silva, Anne-Christine ULg; Kershaw et al

in Abstracts: Ninth world sponge conference 2013 (2013)

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See detailWorkshops as tools for creative collaboration: finding a balance between facilitation and auto-organization
Elsen, Catherine ULg; Cornet, Adeline; Antoine, Mélanie

in Proceedings of Co-Create 2013 (2013)

This paper analyses four settings of so-called collaborative “creative workshops” (their methods, logistics, regulation processes) and provide peepholes on their respective features, with the informed ... [more ▼]

This paper analyses four settings of so-called collaborative “creative workshops” (their methods, logistics, regulation processes) and provide peepholes on their respective features, with the informed goals of defining criteria for comparison, finding shared essence and distinctive characteristics. Key aspects such as time, facilitation and auto-organization shape a “creative continuum” that formalizes how creativity can be stimulated and how participants might collaboratively develop creative behaviors. [less ▲]

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See detailNumerical modeling and digital image correlation strain measurements of coated metal sheets submitted to large bending deformation
Duchene, Laurent ULg; Ben Bettaieb, Amine ULg; Tuninetti Vásquez, Victor ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 16th ESAFORM conference on Material Forming (2013)

The recently developed SSH3D solid-shell element, which is based on the Enhanced Assumed Strain (EAS) and the Assumed Natural Strain (ANS) techniques, is utilized for the modeling of a severe bending ... [more ▼]

The recently developed SSH3D solid-shell element, which is based on the Enhanced Assumed Strain (EAS) and the Assumed Natural Strain (ANS) techniques, is utilized for the modeling of a severe bending sheet forming process. To improve the element's ability to capture the through thickness gradients, a specific integration scheme was developed. In this paper, the performances of this element for the modeling of the T-bent process were assessed thanks to comparison between experimental and numerical results in terms of the strain field at the outer surface of the sheet. The experimental results were obtained by Digital Image Correlation. It is shown that a qualitative agreement between experimental and numerical results is obtained but some numerical parameters should be optimized to improve the accuracy of the simulation predictions. In this respect, the influence of the penalty coefficient of the contact modeling was analyzed. [less ▲]

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See detailDevelopment of a generalized steady-state simulation framework for positive displacement compressors and expanders
Bell, Ian ULg; Lemort, Vincent ULg; Groll, Eckhard et al

in Proceedings of the International Conference on Compressors and their Systems 2013 (2013)

In this paper, a generalized framework is presented that can be used to simulate the steady-state performance of a wide range of positive displacement compressors and expanders (scroll, piston, screw ... [more ▼]

In this paper, a generalized framework is presented that can be used to simulate the steady-state performance of a wide range of positive displacement compressors and expanders (scroll, piston, screw, rotary, spool, etc.). The complete simulation algorithm is described, and an emphasis is placed on the numerical methods required to obtain robust behavior of the simulation. This formulation has been implemented into an open-source software package entitled PDSim written in the Python language. PDSim is the first open-source generalized compressor and expander simulation package. The source code can be freely obtained from http://pdsim.sf.net [less ▲]

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See detailThermal manipulations during embryogenesis induce long-lasting changes in the regulation of energy metabolism
Loyau, T.; Métayer-Coustard, S.; Crochet, S. et al

in Proceedings of the 6th Combined Workshop on Fundamental Physiology and Perinatal Development in Poultry (2013)

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See detailLe rôle du commerce frontalier des produits alimentaires avec le Rwanda dans l'approvisionnement des ménages de la ville de Bukavu (province du Sud-Kivu)
Vwima Ngezirabona, Stany ULg; Mastaki, Jean-Luc; Lebailly, Philippe ULg

in Brot, Jean (Ed.) Les Cahiers de l'Association Tiers-Monde n° 28-2013 : XXVIIIes Journées sur le Développement "Mobilités internationales, déséquilibres et développement : vers un développement durable et une mondialisation décarbonée ?" (2013)

Ce travail s'inscrit dans un cadre géographique regroupant deux pays (RDC et Rwanda) appartenant à la Communauté Économique des Pays des Grands Lacs (CEPGL) avec le Burundi. Le commerce des produits ... [more ▼]

Ce travail s'inscrit dans un cadre géographique regroupant deux pays (RDC et Rwanda) appartenant à la Communauté Économique des Pays des Grands Lacs (CEPGL) avec le Burundi. Le commerce des produits alimentaires entre population transfrontalière est une réalité: Elle est facilitée par un ensemble d'accords et certaines pratiques de proximité qui n'ont jamais été mises en cause, même pendant les périodes des guerres. Les flux importants de produits alimentaires enregistrés lors de la traversée du corridor frontalier entre Bukavu (RDC) et le district de Rusizi (Rwanda), les difficultés et risques auxquels les petits commerçants et les ménages sont soumis, constituent des éléments qui ont guidé le choix de l'approche conceptuelle. Lors de la traversée des frontières, on peut se rendre compte que la ville de Bukavu et le district de Rusizi (Rwanda) ont des fonctions bien réparties. Alors que Bukavu fonctionne comme un grand centre de consommation, le district de Rusizi s'est positionné stratégiquement comme une ville entrepôt (Soule et Musila, 2005). Ces approvisionnements à partir de l'étranger solidifient encore la dépendance alimentaire de la province du Sud-Kivu en général et la ville de Bukavu en particulier. Ce problème mérite une étude particulière et a guidé aussi le choix de ce travail. Le choix de l'approche conceptuelle de cette étude a été aussi motivé par le souci d'étalonner la contribution du commerce frontalier à la paix, à la lutte contre la pauvreté et à la sécurité alimentaire. Ceci constitue des réponses à plusieurs préoccupations de développement et d'intégration régionale. Dans ce cadre, plusieurs auteurs, comme Johnson et al. (2009), Cling (2006), Tegera et al. (2007), Masato Hayashikawa (2009), ont déjà montré qu'il existe un lien entre commerce, développement et lutte contre la pauvreté. Divers programmes sous-régionaux (CEPGL), régionaux (COMESA, CIRGL), internationaux (Banque mondiale) ainsi que diverses ONGs internationales (Alert International, DFID) s'intéressent à cette problématique. [less ▲]

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See detailẢnh hưởng của kiểu gen halothane đến năng suất sinh sản của đàn lợn hạt nhân Piétrain kháng stress trong điều kiện chuồng kín và chuồng hở
Do Duc, Luc ULg; Ha Xuan, Bo; Vu Dinh, Ton et al

in Báo cáo khoa học Hội nghị Khoa học Công nghệ sinh học toàn quốc 2013 (2013)

The study was carried out on purebred nucleus herd of stress negative Piétrain pigs raised at Dong Hiep farm, Hai Phong province (HP) consisting of 18 males (13 CC and 5 CT) and 45 sows (31 CC and 14 CT ... [more ▼]

The study was carried out on purebred nucleus herd of stress negative Piétrain pigs raised at Dong Hiep farm, Hai Phong province (HP) consisting of 18 males (13 CC and 5 CT) and 45 sows (31 CC and 14 CT) and at Animal farm of Hanoi University of Agriculture (HN), including 9 males (3 CC and 6 CT) and 21 sows (11 CC and 10 CT) from May 2010 in April 2013 to evaluate the effect of halothane genotype of boars (CC and CT) and halothane genotype of sows (CC and CT) on reproductive performance. The results showed that reproductive performance was not significantly different between boars CC and CT (P>0 .05). Body weight of piglets born from sows CT (1.54 kg) was higher than those from CC (1.42 kg) at birth, however at weaning this trend was opposite (6.46 kg vs. 6.00 kg). Reproduction performances of CC and CT boars were similar under opening and closing farm conditions. However, using of CC sows can improve the body weight of piglets at the weaning; in particularly, CC sows in the closing farm condition. [less ▲]

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See detailShort overview of global sustainable development indicators
Paveliuc Olariu, Codrin ULg; Burny, Philippe ULg

in Bran, Florina; Ioan, Ildiko; Maruntelu, Tudor-George (Eds.) et al 5th International Conference "Ecological performance in a competitive economy", Bucharest 7-8 March 2013 : proceedings (2013)

In this paper, a bibliographical review of current sustainable development indicators used at regional and global level is presented. This review was undertaken as part of an analysis on the status quo on ... [more ▼]

In this paper, a bibliographical review of current sustainable development indicators used at regional and global level is presented. This review was undertaken as part of an analysis on the status quo on how to measure sustainable development and the ways to quantify results regarding set goals. Its purpose is to establish if the results of the actions taken in order to achieve the targets of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and those that will be taken in order to reach the target of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). [less ▲]

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See detailTransient Fokker-Planck equation with SPH method : Application in seismic design
Canor, Thomas ULg; Denoël, Vincent ULg

in Papadrakakis, M; Papadopoulos, V; Plevris, V (Eds.) Proceedings COMPDYN2013 (2013)

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See detailMicrocracks-induced damage modelling for transversely isotropic rock
Levasseur, Séverine ULg; Welemane, Hélène; Kondo, Djimédo

in 3rd International Symposium on Computational Geomechanics (ComGeo III) (2013)

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See detailInnovative Learning for Collaborative Design in Ergonomics
Folcher, Viviane; Zreik, Khaldoun; Ben Rajeb, Samia ULg et al

in Stouffs, Rudy; Sariyildiz, Sevil (Eds.) Computation and Performance (2013)

The proposed article deals with introducing collaborative architectural design into the training of ergonomists at the Master 2 level. The collaborative design workshop aims to confront ergonomists with ... [more ▼]

The proposed article deals with introducing collaborative architectural design into the training of ergonomists at the Master 2 level. The collaborative design workshop aims to confront ergonomists with the difficulties any design project involves, and which challenge architects, designers, engineers and so on: collaboration between people with different skills and different expertise; powerful time constraints; need for their work to converge; working together and/or at a distance; sharing documents; decision-making, etc. The article will present a short review of work carried out in the domains of architecture and design, and of the contribution of ergonomics within architectural projects. We shall then present the workshop’s educational aims, and give details of the way it functioned. Finally, observation results will be presented and discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailBoosting Response Rates: Evidence from Flemish Travel Behavior Survey
Cools, Mario ULg

in Proceedings of the 92nd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (DVD-ROM) (2013)

This paper investigates the transition of the Flemish travel survey (OVG) from a household-based travel survey to a person-based travel survey. The paper examines the design features of the different OVGs ... [more ▼]

This paper investigates the transition of the Flemish travel survey (OVG) from a household-based travel survey to a person-based travel survey. The paper examines the design features of the different OVGs, with particular attention to the resulting response rates. In addition to the sample unit, the contact and survey procedure has switched from telephone/postal to face-to-face. The most striking effect of the changed methodology is the spectacular increase in the response rates: overall response rates of the most recent OVGs were more than double that of the previous OVGs, resulting in overall response rates of 75%. In addition, the likelihood that some questionnaires were missing (e.g. diaries were retrieved, but household questionnaires were not) decreased from 7% to 3%. Furthermore, the paper shows that a person-based travel survey still can be used for travel demand modeling frameworks that incorporate (some) household interactions. Notwithstanding, some issues have been raised, such as the decreased comparability of travel figures due to the changes in the survey design. In conclusion, the inclusion of a “with whom” dimension in the trip diary is recommended, and it is advocated that policy makers should clearly outline the primary objectives for the OVG for the coming years. [less ▲]

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See detailApports des configurations spatiales augmentées aux activités de formation par projet
Ben Rajeb, Samia ULg; Leclercq, Pierre ULg

in van de Leemput, Cécile; Chauvin, Christine; Hellemans, Catherine (Eds.) Activités humaines, technologies et bien être (2013)

Cet article présente et discute l’analyse des implications de quatre configurations spatiales augmentées (CSA) sur des activités collaboratives en formation par projet. Ces configurations sont permises ... [more ▼]

Cet article présente et discute l’analyse des implications de quatre configurations spatiales augmentées (CSA) sur des activités collaboratives en formation par projet. Ces configurations sont permises grâce au dispositif Studio Digital Collaboratif, dont le logiciel SketSha (Sketch Sharing) permet le partage d’annotations et de documents graphiques à distance et en temps réel. L’analyse de ces implications est conduite ici de façon qualitative et selon quatre axes, mettant en évidence leurs atouts et limitations : - la réalisation de soi : développement des compétences en situations de conception collaborative; - la production collective : requalification du document comme objet intermédiaire pour la collaboration; - les relations entre les acteurs : reconsidération de la hiérarchie et émergence d'une synchronisation cognitive; - la requalification des espaces de travail : remise en cause de la dichotomie co-présence / à distance dans les collaborations synchrones. [less ▲]

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See detailDéterminants de la masse grasse et de la masse maigre chez les prématurés
Simon, Laure; Frondas-Chauty, Anne; SENTERRE, Thibault ULg et al

in Société Française de Néonatologie (Ed.) XXèmes Journées Francophones de Recherche en Néonatologie (2013)

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See detailSemantic Annotation of GPS Traces: Activity Type Inference
Reumers, Sofie; Liu, Feng; Janssens, Davy et al

in Proceedings of the 92nd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (DVD-ROM) (2013)

Due to the rapid development of technology, larger data sets concerning activity travel behavior become available. These data sets often lack semantic interpretation. This implies that annotation in terms ... [more ▼]

Due to the rapid development of technology, larger data sets concerning activity travel behavior become available. These data sets often lack semantic interpretation. This implies that annotation in terms of activity type and transportation mode is necessary. This paper aims to infer activity types from GPS traces by developing a decision tree-based model. The model only considers activity start times and activity durations. Based on the decision tree classification, a probability distribution and a point prediction model were constructed. The probability matrix describes the probability of each activity type for each class (i.e. combination of activity start time and activity duration). In each class, the point prediction model selects the activity type that has the highest probability. Two types of data were collected in 2006 and 2007 in Flanders, Belgium, i.e. activity travel data and GPS data. The optimal classification tree constructed comprises 18 leaves. Consequently, 18 if-then rules were derived. An accuracy of 74% was achieved when training the tree. The accuracy of the model for the validation set, i.e. 72.5%, shows that overfitting is minimal. When applying the model to the test set, the accuracy was almost 76%. The models indicate the importance of time information in the semantic enrichment process. This study contributes to future data collection in that it enables researchers to directly infer activity types from activity start time and duration information obtained from GPS data. Because no location information is needed, this research can be easily and readily implemented to millions of individual agents. [less ▲]

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See detailThe astronomical calibration of the Givetian (Middle Devonian) time scale (Dinant Synclinorium, Belgium).
De Vleeschouwer; Boulvain, Frédéric ULg; Da Silva, Anne-Christine ULg et al

in American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Abstract (2013)

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See detailExtension of the DSM to welded H profile cross-sections
Rossi, Barbara ULg; Li, Yongzhen ULg

in Research and Applications in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation (2013)

The objective of the paper is to assess the accuracy of current Direct Strength Method (DSM) equations applied to steel structural welded H shapes in axial compression. Commercialised hot-rolled H ... [more ▼]

The objective of the paper is to assess the accuracy of current Direct Strength Method (DSM) equations applied to steel structural welded H shapes in axial compression. Commercialised hot-rolled H sections covering IPE, HE, HD, HL, HP, W and UB profiles and made of three grades (235MPa, 355MPa and 460MPa) were treated in (Li & Rossi 2012). This analysis focuses on welded sections made of the same three grades, including sections characterized by local buckling with a significant post-buckling reserve. The finite element model is described. Then, the results of a parametric analysis using the finite element model are re-ported. The codified resistances are also compared to the numerical results. For each cross-section, the recently developed analytical expressions provided in (Seif & Schafer 2010) for hot-rolled profiles are used to cal-culate the elastic cross-section local buckling stress. A comparison with CUFSM results is also reported. Then, the possibility to use the concept of DSM for the design of structural welded steel shapes is discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailPotential use of mid-infrared milk spectrum in pregnancy diagnosis of dairy cows
Laine, Aurélie ULg; Goubau, Amaury; Dale, Laura-Monica et al

in Book of Abstracts of the 64th Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science (2013)

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See detailOptimized Look-Ahead Trees: Extensions to Large and Continuous Action Spaces
Jung, Tobias ULg; Ernst, Damien ULg; Maes, Francis

in Proc. of IEEE Symposium on Adaptive Dynamic Programming and Reinforcement Learning (ADPRL'13) (2013)

This paper studies look-ahead tree based control policies from the viewpoint of online decision making with constraints on the computational budget allowed per decision (expressed as number of calls to ... [more ▼]

This paper studies look-ahead tree based control policies from the viewpoint of online decision making with constraints on the computational budget allowed per decision (expressed as number of calls to the generative model). We consider optimized look-ahead tree (OLT) policies, a recently introduced family of hybrid techniques, which combine the advantages of look-ahead trees (high precision) with the advantages of direct policy search (low online cost) and which are specifically designed for limited online budgets. We present two extensions of the basic OLT algorithm that on the one side allow tackling deterministic optimal control problems with large and continuous action spaces and that on the other side can also help to further reduce the online complexity. [less ▲]

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See detailChildren’s Knowledge About Memory: Adaptation and French Validation of a Scale to Assess it.
Geurten, Marie ULg; Catale, Corinne ULg; Meulemans, Thierry ULg

in INS Abstract Book (2013)

The present study aimed at adapting and testing a French version of Kreutzer et al.’s metamemory interview (1975) in a group of 128 children aged of 4, 6, 9, and 12. Following Fritz et al. (2010 ... [more ▼]

The present study aimed at adapting and testing a French version of Kreutzer et al.’s metamemory interview (1975) in a group of 128 children aged of 4, 6, 9, and 12. Following Fritz et al. (2010), adjustments have been made to reduce language skill contamination as well as to increase the developmental appropriateness and sensibility of the scale. Results show the emergence of two sub-scales (“strategy knowledge” and “general memory knowledge”) on the factor analysis and reveal an excellent interrater reliability as well as a good internal consistency for the global scale and two sub-scales (respectively, Cronbach α = .79; .81 and .71). As expected with regard to the literature, a significant correlation has appeared between the metamemory scale and short-term memory capacities (convergent validity). Similarly, the metamemory score has shown its ability to predict children memory performance (predictive validity). Finally, the lack of correlation between most of the scale’s items and vocabulary measurement (Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test) and the very good ability of the scale to distinguish between age groups demonstrate that the adaptations made to improve the Kreutzer et al.’s scale in terms of language’s contamination and developmental sensibility have reached their goal. Regarding its psychometric properties, these results suggest that this interview can be considered as a useful and reliable tool for developmental research. Furthermore, they confirm the importance of metamemory knowledge in memory performance. Future studies will have to be carried out to show the utility of this scale in a clinical population. [less ▲]

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See detailClassification of MCI and AD patients combining PET data and psychological scores
Segovia-Román, Fermín ULg; Bastin, Christine ULg; Salmon, Eric ULg et al

in International Workshop on Advances in Regularization, Optimization, Kernel Methods and Support Vector Machines: theory and applications (2013)

This study’s aim was to measure the advantages of using psychological test data in the automatic classification of functional brain images in order to assist the diagnosis of neurodegenerative disorders ... [more ▼]

This study’s aim was to measure the advantages of using psychological test data in the automatic classification of functional brain images in order to assist the diagnosis of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Several computer-aided diagnosis systems for AD based on PET images were developed. Some of them used psychological scores beside the image data in the classification step and others did not. The results show the ones that take into account the psychological scores achieve higher accuracy rates. [less ▲]

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See detailExercise modifies the innate immune response in equine bronchial epithelial cells
Frellstedt, Linda ULg; Gosset, Philippe; Pirottin, Dimitri ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 3rd Scientific Meeting of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (University of Liege - Belgium) (2013)

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See detailNew mesh generation developments in GMSH
Remacle, Jean-François; Johnen, Amaury ULg; Lambrechts, Jonathan et al

in Actes du 11e Colloque National en Calcul des Structures (CSMA 2013), Giens, France (2013)

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See detailEffect of Age and Maternal Dietary Addition of Omega-3 Fatty Acids EPA and DHA in Broiler Breeders on Incubation Performance
Koppenol, A.; Buyse, J.; Wang, Y. et al

in Proceedings of the 6th Combined Workshop on Fundamental Physiology and Perinatal Development in Poultry (2013)

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See detailShaking table tests on unreinforced load-bearing masonry walls - Comparison with simple rocking models
Mordant, Christophe ULg; Dietz, Matt; Degée, Hervé ULg

in Proceedings COMPDYN2013 (2013)

Assessment of the overall seismic performances of multi-storey unreinforced masonry structures requires an appropriate characterization of the behaviour of their structural components, in particular when ... [more ▼]

Assessment of the overall seismic performances of multi-storey unreinforced masonry structures requires an appropriate characterization of the behaviour of their structural components, in particular when these are subjected to a dynamic ground motion input. In order to develop a better understanding on this issue and in a further perspective of investigating the consequences of the presence of 1 cm thick rubber elements used for improving the sound-proofing performances of the building, shaking table tests have been carried out in the framework of the European project SERIES. Four single walls were tested. These were built with high resistance thin-bed layered clay masonry with empty vertical joints. Two of them had an aspect ratio close to 1, while the other two were close to 0.4. One wall of each aspect ratio included rubber devices at its bottom and top to enable comparisons and conclusions about the influence of rubber on the wall behaviour. The test results were then partially compared to results obtained with a theoretical rocking model considering the wall as a rigid body. The results summarized in the present contribution evidence a significant rocking behaviour for the highest input acceleration levels. Characterization of this behaviour is however strongly dependent on the aspect ratio of the wall and on the presence or not of rubber devices in terms of natural frequencies, damping, dynamic amplifications and progressive damage with increasing acceleration levels. It is also showed that the theoretical rocking predictions are in good agreement with the experimental results for high acceleration levels, while the behaviour is closer to the one of a cantilever for the lower levels. It is finally evidenced that, in presence of acoustic rubber devices, amplitudes of the rocking motion are increased but with a more limited damaging of the wall because of the capacity of the rubber to absorb the impact energy. Results of this study on single walls are expected to be further extended to global masonry structures, account taken for the influence of actual boundary conditions of the wall. [less ▲]

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See detailComment favoriser la régulation interactive lors d’activités de résolution de problèmes en petits groupes ?
Demonty, Isabelle ULg; Dupont, Virginie ULg; Fagnant, Annick ULg

in Congrès international. Actualité de la recherche en éducation et en formation. AREF 2013 (2013)

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See detailThe Ramses project : Methodology and practices in the annotation of Late Egyptian Texts
Polis, Stéphane ULg; Winand, Jean ULg

in Hafemann, Ingelore (Ed.) Perspektiven einer corpusbasierten historischen Linguistik und Philologie : Internationale Tagung des Akademienvorhabens „Altägyptisches Wörterbuch“ an der BBAW, 12.-13. Dezember 2011 (2013)

This paper is an updated presentation of the Ramses project being currently developed at the University of Liège. The first section stresses the main objectives and gives a technical description of the ... [more ▼]

This paper is an updated presentation of the Ramses project being currently developed at the University of Liège. The first section stresses the main objectives and gives a technical description of the general architecture of Ramses software. The second part describes the encoding procedures and reviews the current state of the annotation. In the third section, some changes brought about by the use of large-scale corpora are discussed from an epistemological viewpoint. The paper ends with the presentation of some new avenues for research that will ensue from the use of a complex multilevel corpus. [less ▲]

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See detailLa typologie des objets sémiotiques dans le Résumé. Exercice de lecture
Badir, Sémir ULg

in Badir, Sémir; Cigana, Lorenzo (Eds.) Reading the Résumé of a Theory of Language / Lire le Résumé d'une théorie du langage (2013)

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See detailUnderstanding rural economy of Kirundo farmers province in north of Burundi
Minani, Bonaventure ULg; Rurema, Déo-Guide; Lebailly, Philippe ULg

in Belgian Association of Agricultural Economists (Ed.) 2013 PHD Workshop 29-31 May Leuven : proceedings (2013)

This objective of this study is to analyze the socio-economic, political and environmental various constraints of farming systems that are on the basis of poverty observed in this area in order to ... [more ▼]

This objective of this study is to analyze the socio-economic, political and environmental various constraints of farming systems that are on the basis of poverty observed in this area in order to formulate realistic strategies for increasing the productivity and profitability of family farming in that province. [less ▲]

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See detailL'évolution jurisprudentielle sur la compétence relative aux projets à la fois privés et publics
Van Damme, Nathalie; Donnay, Luc ULg

in Leleu, Yves-Henri (Ed.) Chroniques notariales (2013)

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See detailLa dimension "travail", un élément clé pour le maintien de nos systèmes laitiers
Turlot, Amélie; Froidmont, Eric; Bauraind, Catherine et al

in Centre wallon de Recherches agronomomiques (Ed.) 18ème Carrefour des Productions Animales "Nouvelles approches pour une optimisation de nos élevages laitiers" (2013)

Les agriculteurs sont les principaux architectes du milieu rural wallon. En effet, ils assurent la gestion de près de la moitié de la superficie de la Wallonie. On observe néanmoins, depuis quelques ... [more ▼]

Les agriculteurs sont les principaux architectes du milieu rural wallon. En effet, ils assurent la gestion de près de la moitié de la superficie de la Wallonie. On observe néanmoins, depuis quelques années, une régression lente (3%/an) et constante de leur effectif. Confrontés à un contexte changeant, de plus en plus concurrentiel, les agriculteurs sont face à des choix stratégiques difficiles en vue d’optimiser l’efficience de leur exploitation. Pour y parvenir, ils doivent mener une réflexion globale de leur mode de production et intégrer tous les aspects assurant la durabilité de leur exploitation. Pour les aider dans cette démarche, une analyse de la durabilité de 90 exploitations « 100% Lait » (>95% de vaches laitières et pas de culture de rente) a été réalisée dans le cadre de DuraLait et de DuraLait Plus. Ces études sont subsidiées par la DGARNE, Direction de la Qualité. Les piliers économique et social de la durabilité ont été plus particulièrement étudiés dans ces projets. L’organisation du travail a été spécifiquement traitée car elle constitue un enjeu essentiel pour l’avenir de l’agriculture. En effet, les agriculteurs souhaitent soulager la pénibilité de leur travail. Dans un contexte économique difficile, cette dimension est essentielle pour envisager le maintien de l’agriculture dans notre région. Le présent article s’intéresse uniquement aux données relatives à l’organisation du travail. [less ▲]

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See detailEstetrol: a new fetal estrogen with antioxidative and neuroprotective activity in the newborn
Tskitishvili, Ekaterine ULg; Nisolle, Michelle ULg; Noël, Agnès ULg et al

in Estetrol attenuates neonatal hypoxic-ischemic brain injury (2013)

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See detailArt on the lagoon: Eliasson at the Biennale of Venice
Szanto, Catherine ULg; Gay, Fabrizio; Ballarin, Matteo

in Newman, Conor; Nussaume, Yann; Pedroli, Bas (Eds.) Landscape and Imagination. Towards a new baseline for education in a changing world (2013)

The Biennales of Venice are not limited to exhibitions in national pavilions. Every year artists and architects choose to confront the site and more specifically, the lagoon. In the edition of 2005, the ... [more ▼]

The Biennales of Venice are not limited to exhibitions in national pavilions. Every year artists and architects choose to confront the site and more specifically, the lagoon. In the edition of 2005, the artist O. Eliasson proposed an installation (Your black horizon, 2005) where the visitors left the wide expanse and intense light of the lagoon to enter a darkened enclosed space with subtle light effects. These aesthetic experiences enhanced the visitors’ perception of light by changing the usual spatiality and temporality of colour. We will analyze the role of memory in the rite of the visit, and look at how the museal strategies of the artist create a play with spatial memory and sense of orientation in relation to the outdoor space of the lagoon. [less ▲]

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See detailTraitement de la coordination dans le Syntactic Reference Corpus of Medieval French (SRCMF)
Mazziotta, Nicolas ULg

in Casanova Herrero, Emili; Calvo Rigual, Cesareo (Eds.) Actes du XXVIe Congrès de Linguistique et Philologie Romanes (2013)

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See detailBuilding a Construction-Based Treebank of Late Egyptian. The Syntactic Layer in Ramsès
Polis, Stéphane ULg; Rosmorduc, Serge

in Polis, Stéphane; Winand, Jean (Eds.) Texts, Languages & Information Technology in Egyptology. Selected papers from the meeting of the Computer Working Group of the International Association of Egyptologists (Informatique & Égyptologie), Liège, 6-8 July 2010 (2013)

This paper reports on the construction-based Treebank currently under development in the frame-work of the Ramses Project, which aims at building a multifaceted annotated corpus of Late Egyptian texts. We ... [more ▼]

This paper reports on the construction-based Treebank currently under development in the frame-work of the Ramses Project, which aims at building a multifaceted annotated corpus of Late Egyptian texts. We describe the specifications that have been implemented and we introduce the syntactic formalism and the related representation format that are used for the syntactic annotation. Further-more, the annotation scheme is discussed with particular attention paid to its evolutionary nature. Finally, we explain the methods as well as the annotating tool, called SyntaxEditor; we conclude by addressing the question of forthcoming developments, especially the search engine and a context-sensitive parser. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Common Agricultural Policy towards 2020
Burny, Philippe ULg; Habran, Maxime ULg; Terrones Gavira, François ULg

in Lorencowicz, Edmund; Uziak, Jacek; Huyghebaert, Bruno (Eds.) VI International Scientific Symposium "Farm Machinery and Processes Management in Sustainable Agriculture" : Symposium Proceedings (2013)

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) defined in the Treaty of Rome and implemented since 1962, has always been under reform, mainly in 1992, 1999, 2003 and 2009. However, after the last enlargements and ... [more ▼]

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) defined in the Treaty of Rome and implemented since 1962, has always been under reform, mainly in 1992, 1999, 2003 and 2009. However, after the last enlargements and the international financial crisis, a new reform was needed for the budget period going from 2014 to 2020. The first ideas were launched by the EU Commissionner for Agriculture, M. Dacian Ciolos, in 2010. After three years of discussions, the political agreement between the Council of Ministers, the EU Parliament and the Commission was reached in June 2013. So, this paper presents the main decisions of this agreement. [less ▲]

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See detailTransboundary hydraulic modelling of extreme floods in the Meuse River
Dewals, Benjamin ULg; Erpicum, Sébastien ULg; Pirotton, Michel ULg et al

in The Wise Find Pleasure in Water (2013)

Detailed inundation modelling was conducted along a 100 km long transnational section of the Meuse River (in Belgium and The Netherlands), using very similar models for the whole computation (2D unsteady ... [more ▼]

Detailed inundation modelling was conducted along a 100 km long transnational section of the Meuse River (in Belgium and The Netherlands), using very similar models for the whole computation (2D unsteady models). As a result, damping of the flood waves could be quantified and the possible relevance of using a steady-state approach could be assessed. The new detailed 2D hydraulic simulations have demonstrated that only a very limited damping of the flood waves occurs along the simulated reaches. From the perspective of the variation in peak discharge, the study concludes that running the hydraulic model in steady mode makes perfectly sense. Nonetheless, the steady computations lead to extensive overestimations of the inundated extent and of the stored volume in the floodplains. The 2D unsteady model constitutes also a tool of primary interest, which is readily available to design and evaluate protection measures for flood-prone areas such as in the city of Liege. [less ▲]

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See detailL'enseignement de l'informatique en Belgique francophone : état des lieux
Joris, Noémie ULg; Henry, Julie ULg

in Sciences et technologies de l'information et de la communication (STIC) en milieu éducatif, Clermont-Ferrand : France (2013) (2013)

Cet article dresse la liste de ce qui constitue actuellement l'enseignement de l'informatique en Belgique francophone. À travers la description succincte des programmes proposés pour l'enseignement ... [more ▼]

Cet article dresse la liste de ce qui constitue actuellement l'enseignement de l'informatique en Belgique francophone. À travers la description succincte des programmes proposés pour l'enseignement secondaire ordinaire, les manquements et les avancées sont pointés du doigt. Les auteurs analysent l'existant, font des réflexions, tirent des constats et cherchent ainsi des réponses aux questions qui se posent trop souvent. Avec quel(s) bagage(s) les élèves arrivent-ils aux portes des études supérieures ? Sur quelles ressources peuvent se reposer les enseignants pour construire leur cours ? Quelle informatique enseigner ? Informatique et TIC : quel(s) lien(s) ? Quelle place pour les TIC dans les programmes actuels ? [less ▲]

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See detailDevelopment of a simplified measuring procedure for ammonia emission from agricultural constructions
Vranken, Erik; Cabaraux, Jean-François ULg; Berckmans, Daniel

in Berckmans, D.; Vandermeulen, J. (Eds.) Precision Livestock Farming ‘13 (2013)

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See detailSatellitenbasiertes Kollisionsvermeidungssystem
Christen, Fréderic ULg; Katriniok, Alexander; Eckstein, Lutz et al

in Eckstein, Lutz; Tschöke, Helmut; Krahl, Jürgen (Eds.) et al Innovative Automobiltechnik IV (2013)

Gegenwärtig entwickelt die RWTH Aachen University im Rahmen des Projekts "Galileo above" (Anwendungszentrum für bodengebundenen Verkehr ) ein Kollisionsvermeidungssystem (Collision Avoidance System, CAS ... [more ▼]

Gegenwärtig entwickelt die RWTH Aachen University im Rahmen des Projekts "Galileo above" (Anwendungszentrum für bodengebundenen Verkehr ) ein Kollisionsvermeidungssystem (Collision Avoidance System, CAS) unter Einbeziehung von Galileo-Daten. Ziel des CAS ist - wie der Name suggeriert - Fahrzeuge zu erkennen, die sich auf Kollisionskurs mit dem eigenen Fahrzeug befinden und automatisch eine kollisionsvermeidende Maßnahme (Bremsen und/oder Lenken) einzuleiten, insofern der Fahrer nicht rechtzeitig reagiert. Der begrenzte Erfassungsbereich und die Einschränkungen, der die verwendete kosten-optimierte Sensorik unter unterschiedlichsten Umgebungsbedingungen unterliegt, sind häufig ein begrenzender Faktor für die Realisierbarkeit und Robustheit von Fahrerassistenzsystemen (FAS). Der Einsatz von GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) in Verbindung mit einer digitalen Karte und Fahrzeug-zu-Fahrzeug- bzw. Fahzeug-zu-Infrastruktur-Kommunikation bietet das Potenzial, den Erfassungsbereich der Sensorik deutlich zu erweitern und diese unter schwierigen Umgebungsbedingungen zu stützen. Für die Entwicklung des CAS wird das Galileo Testzentrum automotiveGATE in Al-denhoven genutzt. Das automotiveGATE erweitert das Aldenhoven Testing Center um sogenannte Pseudoliten (Pseudo-Satelliten), welche Galileo-ähnliche Navigati-onsdaten in einem begrenzten Gebiet ausstrahlen. Das automotiveGATE ermöglicht somit die Entwicklung und Erprobung von Galileo-basierten Applikationen vor der Inbetriebnahme des eigentlichen Galileo-Satellitennavigationssystems. Im Rahmen dieses Beitrags werden Erläuterungen zur Perzeption und Sensorfusion, zur Deeskalationsstrategie und Eingriffsentscheidung sowie zu Testergebnissen bei Auffahrsituationen des CAS gegeben. [less ▲]

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See detailAn Optimistic Posterior Sampling Strategy for Bayesian Reinforcement Learning
Fonteneau, Raphaël ULg; Korda, Nathan; Munos, Rémi

in NIPS 2013 Workshop on Bayesian Optimization (BayesOpt2013) (2013)

We consider the problem of decision making in the context of unknown Markov decision processes with finite state and action spaces. In a Bayesian reinforcement learning framework, we propose an optimistic ... [more ▼]

We consider the problem of decision making in the context of unknown Markov decision processes with finite state and action spaces. In a Bayesian reinforcement learning framework, we propose an optimistic posterior sampling strategy based on the maximization of state-action value functions of MDPs sampled from the posterior. First experiments are promising. [less ▲]

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See detailOrdre et procédures collectives: un long fleuve tranquille?
Aydogdu, Roman ULg; Decharneux, Joëlle ULg

in La procédure d'ordre en pratique (2013)

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See detailDynamic Computation and Design of a World’s Record Death-Ride
Denoël, Vincent ULg; Canor, Thomas ULg; Demanet, Johan

in Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (2013)

A death-ride is a long cable anchored between two dead ends, allowing the crossing of wide valleys. Besides these mobility purposes, it is also operated in rescue operations, or simply for leisure. From a ... [more ▼]

A death-ride is a long cable anchored between two dead ends, allowing the crossing of wide valleys. Besides these mobility purposes, it is also operated in rescue operations, or simply for leisure. From a serviceability viewpoint, a death-ride design should offer a comfortable and/or enjoyable journey to the riders, which is typically expressed in terms of maximum velocity. From a strength viewpoint, a death-ride should be designed in order to safely withstand the cable self-weight, wind forces, the rider’s load and at last but not least, the initial tension in the cable. Actually, the tensioning operation is usually subtle. Indeed, in case of a loose cable, the rider may be stopped in the in-span sagging area. Conversely a too tight cable will generate large stresses but also large outlet velocity at the end of the ride. The design of a death-ride is a tradeoff between all these aspects. The paper presents the dynamic model that was used for the design of a 1.2km long death-ride, with an only 10-mm diameter, a constraint fixed in the very first stages of this project for compatibility reasons, with the existing equipment. This death-ride, built and used in May 2010 in a Grimp competition [1], has a world record of the longest death-ride in urban area. The structural part of the dynamic model is rather common, with a co-rotational description of the cable by means of a chain-like model [2]. An interesting feature, however, concerns the interaction between the rider and the cable. In fact, because the pulley is rolling on the cable, the position of the force acting on the cable, resulting from the ride, depends on the rider’s velocity, which itself depends on the cable inclination. This coupling is solved in a staggered manner, and the details of the algorithm are given in the full paper. In some limiting cases, a comparison with analytical solutions is also provided, where these analytical solutions are available [3]. Experimental validation and observation of the operated death-ride will also be presented. [less ▲]

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See detailMacrofauna, rock magnetism and sedimentology in the Etroeungt Limestone (‘Strunian’, Uppermost Famennian) at Avesnelles (northern France)
Hubert, B.L. M.; Devleeschouwer, X.; Mistiaen, B. et al

in Whalen, M. (Ed.) Programme with Abstracts (2013)

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See detailThe clinical and genetic characteristics of patients with gigantism
Rostomyan, Liliya ULg; Daly, Adrian ULg; Tichomirowa, M et al

in Symposium "Perspectives in Endocrinology" - Congresses Highlights 2012: ECE Firenze, ENDO Houston, ESPE Leipzig, SFE Toulouse, IWMEN Liège (2013)

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See detailDépasser les verrouillages de régimes socio-techniques des systèmes alimentaires pour construire une transition agroécologique
Baret, Philippe; Stassart, Pierre M ULg; Vanloqueren, Gaëtan et al

in van Ypersele, Jean-Pascal; Hudon, Marek (Eds.) Actes du Premier Congrès Interdisciplinaire du Développement Durable: Quelle transition pour nos sociétés? Thème 2: Alimentation , Agriculture, Elevage: 5-14 (2013)

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See detailMyeloid Hif1alpha counteracts allergic airway sensitization in mice through macrophage-mediated immunoregulation
Toussaint, Marie ULg; Fievez, Laurence ULg; Drion, Pierre ULg et al

in Abstract book of Keystone Symposium "Myeloid Cells: Regulation and Inflammation" (2013)

Hypoxia Inducible Factor (HIF) has important roles in promoting pro-inflammatory and bactericidal functions in myeloid cells. Conditional genetic ablation of its major subunit Hif1alpha in the myeloid ... [more ▼]

Hypoxia Inducible Factor (HIF) has important roles in promoting pro-inflammatory and bactericidal functions in myeloid cells. Conditional genetic ablation of its major subunit Hif1alpha in the myeloid lineage consequently results in decreased inflammatory responses in classical models of acute inflammation in mice. In contrast, we observed that mice conditionally deficient for Hif1alpha in myeloid cells display enhanced sensitivity to the development of airway allergy to the experimental allergen ovalbumin as well as to house dust mite antigens. Following allergen exposure, these mice indeed developed enhanced allergen-specific T cell responses due to augmented activation of lung dendritic cells. Further analyses supported the idea that upon allergen exposure, MyD88-dependent upregulation of Hif1alpha boosts the expression of the immunosuppressive cytokine Interleukin (IL)-10 by lung interstitial macrophages. Interstitial macrophage-derived IL-10 in turn counteracts allergen-induced lung dendritic cell activation, consequently preventing the development of allergen-specific T cell responses. Thus, this study supports that, in addition to its known pro-inflammatory activities, myeloid Hif1alpha possesses immunoregulatory functions implicated in the prevention of airway allergy. [less ▲]

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See detailConclusions de la première journée
Lanneau, Catherine ULg

in Destatte, Philippe; Lanneau, Catherine; Meurant-Pailhe, Fabrice (Eds.) Jules Destrée, « La Lettre au roi » et au-delà (2013)

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See detailLexicografía e informática: sí, pero... / Lexicographie et informatique: oui, mais...
Baiwir, Esther ULg

in Ruiz Miyares, Leonel; Álvarez Silva, María Rosa; Muñoz Alvarado, Alex (Eds.) Actualizaciones en Comunicación Social - Vol. 1 (2013)

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See detailA continuous fluid/solid transition model for semi-solid material modeling. Application to thixoforging.
Ponthot, Jean-Philippe ULg; Koeune, Roxane; Boman, Romain ULg

in 33° SENAFOR (CD) (2013)

This paper deals with the simulation of two extrusion tests by thixoforming: a non stationary extrusion test and a double-cup extrusion test. The simulations are based on a thermo-mechanical one-phase ... [more ▼]

This paper deals with the simulation of two extrusion tests by thixoforming: a non stationary extrusion test and a double-cup extrusion test. The simulations are based on a thermo-mechanical one-phase constitutive law that has been presented in details in several previous papers. A campaign of experimental extrusion testing has been conducted on a steel alloy and the comparison between the numerical and experimental results will validate the model under study. A new feature that has been added to the model is also discussed: the introduction of the phase change thermal effects such as the fusion latent heat and the contraction of the material [less ▲]

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See detailLes relations père/fille dans le Roman en prose de Guillaume d'Orange
Henrard, Nadine ULg

in Füg-Pierreville, Corinne (Ed.) Les relations entre les hommes et les femmes dans la Chanson de geste. Actes du colloque international de Lyon des 28 et 29 novembre 2011 (2013)

Etude des relations entre les pères et leur(s) fille(s) dans le Cycle de Guillaume d'Orange, et en particulier dans sa mise en prose, qui récrit vers 1450 treize des vingt-quatre chansons du cycle, pour ... [more ▼]

Etude des relations entre les pères et leur(s) fille(s) dans le Cycle de Guillaume d'Orange, et en particulier dans sa mise en prose, qui récrit vers 1450 treize des vingt-quatre chansons du cycle, pour voir si ce texte tardif modifie les données des poèmes quant à ce lien de parenté. Sont étudiés les aspects affectifs de la paternité et le rôle des pères dans la destinée des filles, ce qui permet d'envisager la manière dont est traitée dans les textes littéraires la problématique du consentement des filles au moment du mariage. Alors que Boniface représente pour Hermengart un père affectueux et attentif aux souhaits de son héritière, Aymeri et Louis sont pour leurs filles respectives des pères peu impliqués, qui délèguent à Guillaume la négociation des alliances matrimoniales. C'est donc un frère ou un oncle maternel qui se substitue à un père encore actif pour régler le sort des filles. Cet effacement des pères s'explique littérairement par la volonté de promouvoir le héros éponyme du cycle en chef de clan, mais la question est de savoir une réalité historique vient soutenir ce phénomène qui substitue l'autorité du frère à celle du père. [less ▲]

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See detailClassification of positron emission tomography images using multiple kernel learning
Segovia-Román, Fermín ULg; Bastin, Christine ULg; Salmon, Eric ULg et al

in Proceeding of 3rd NIPS 2013 Workshop on Machine Learning and Interpretation in NeuroImaging (2013)

Over the last years, several approaches to analyze nuclear medicine imaging using computer systems have been proposed with the aim of assisting the diagnosis of neurodegenerative disorders. Probably one ... [more ▼]

Over the last years, several approaches to analyze nuclear medicine imaging using computer systems have been proposed with the aim of assisting the diagnosis of neurodegenerative disorders. Probably one of the most complex challenges facing these approaches is to deal with the huge amount of data provided by brain images. In this work, we propose an original approach based on multiple kernel learning. First the images were parcellated (according to the structure of the brain) by means of the automatic anatomical labeling atlas. Then, the importance of each region for the assisted diagnosis was estimated using a classifi- cation procedure. Finally, all the regions were combined in a multiple kernel method in which one kernel per region was computed and all the kernels were weighted according to the importance of the region they represented. For testing purposes, a database with 46 PET images from stable mild cognitive impairment subjects and early Alzheimer’s disease converter patients was used. An accuracy rate of 73.91% was achieved when differentiating between both groups. [less ▲]

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See detailAir CO2 in Comblain-au-Pont Cave (Belgium). Relationships with soil CO2 and open air meteorology
Godissart, Jean; Ek, Camille ULg

in International Congress of Speleology Proceedings (2013)

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See detail) Shallow water facies setting around the Kačák Event – Microfacies, MS studies, and geochemical proxies.
Königshof; Da Silva, Anne-Christine ULg; Suttner et al

in ICPSEA3 2013: The 3rd International Conference on the Palaeontology of South-East Asia. Abstract book (2013)

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See detailFoucon de Candie : microscopie et macroscopie de l'interpolation
Moreno, Paola ULg

in Combes, Annie; Szkilnik, Michelle (Eds.) Le texte dans le texte. L'interpolation médiévale (2013)

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See detailOptimistic Planning for Belief-Augmented Markov Decision Processes
Fonteneau, Raphaël ULg; Busoniu, Lucian; Munos, Rémi

in Proceedings 2013 Symposium on Adaptive Dynamic Programming and Reinforcement Learning (ADPRL-13), Singapore, 15–19 April 2013 (2013)

This paper presents the Bayesian Optimistic Planning (BOP) algorithm, a novel model-based Bayesian reinforcement learning approach. BOP extends the planning approach of the Optimistic Planning for Markov ... [more ▼]

This paper presents the Bayesian Optimistic Planning (BOP) algorithm, a novel model-based Bayesian reinforcement learning approach. BOP extends the planning approach of the Optimistic Planning for Markov Decision Processes (OP-MDP) algorithm [Busoniu2011,Busoniu2012] to contexts where the transition model of the MDP is initially unknown and progressively learned through interactions within the environment. The knowledge about the unknown MDP is represented with a probability distribution over all possible transition models using Dirichlet distributions, and the BOP algorithm plans in the belief-augmented state space constructed by concatenating the original state vector with the current posterior distribution over transition models. We show that BOP becomes Bayesian optimal when the budget parameter increases to infinity. Preliminary empirical validations show promising performance. [less ▲]

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See detailDe l'office de la Trinité pour le diocèse de Liège au Xe siècle. Liège, Metz, Mayence, Saint-Gall
Close, Florence ULg

in Kupper, Jean-Louis; Wilkin, Alexis (Eds.) Évêque et prince. Notger de Liège et la Basse-Lotharingie aux alentours de l’an mil (2013)

La tradition liégeoise reste attachée à la personne de l’évêque Étienne (901-920) qui, à l’aube du Xe siècle, montait sur le siège de saint Lambert. Son œuvre a joui d’une renommée certaine au fil des ... [more ▼]

La tradition liégeoise reste attachée à la personne de l’évêque Étienne (901-920) qui, à l’aube du Xe siècle, montait sur le siège de saint Lambert. Son œuvre a joui d’une renommée certaine au fil des siècles . Elle a connu un grand succès mesurable à l’aune des copies manuscrites dont elle a fait l’objet. On reconnaît désormais à cet évêque un rôle non négligeable dans la diffusion d’un procédé musical mis au point, dans le courant du IXe siècle, dans les abbayes d’Elnone et de Saint-Thierry de Reims. Pourtant, Étienne de Liège n’a, de toute évidence, pas fait école dans la cité mosane . On douta même longtemps de la part qui fut effectivement la sienne dans la composition de ces œuvres. Cet article s'interroge sur les motifs de cette remise en cause des qualités littéraires et musicales du dernier évêque carolingien liégeois. Quelle image ce prélat laissa-t-il à ses ouailles et à ses successeurs ? Quelle influence exerça-t-il réellement sur la production musicale et liturgique ultérieure ? Notger contribua-t-il à la diffusion de son œuvre ? Cet article propose quelques éléments de réponses à la lumière d'une étude de la tradition manuscrite de l'office de la Trinité. [less ▲]

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