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See detailL’ornement au service de la distribution dans les traités d’architecture français
Gilles, Isabelle ULg

in Heering, Caroline; Dekoninck, Ralph (Eds.) Question d’ornement. XVe-XVIIIe siècles : actes du colloque, Namur, 4-5 décembre 2009 (2013)

L’acception du terme ornement diffère d’un traité d’architecture à l’autre, et recouvre, parfois au sein d’un même ouvrage, deux concepts qu'aujourd’hui nous tendons à opposer : le structurel et ... [more ▼]

L’acception du terme ornement diffère d’un traité d’architecture à l’autre, et recouvre, parfois au sein d’un même ouvrage, deux concepts qu'aujourd’hui nous tendons à opposer : le structurel et l’accessoire. Or, si ces deux notions sont replacées, à leur juste mesure, dans la théorie de l’architecture des Temps Modernes, il apparaît clairement que l’ornement, – qu’il soit défini comme un élément de support dans le système des ordres ou comme la décoration générale d’un édifice –, occupe un rôle essentiel dans la conception totale d’un espace bâti, dans laquelle « toutes les parties d’Architecture, de Sculpture, & de Peinture ne doivent faire ensemble qu’un seul & même tout » (Boffrand, 1745). A ce titre, l’ornement assure donc pleinement la fonction sociale, économique, politique… dévolue communément à l’architecture. Dans cette communication, nous proposons d’aborder l’ornement en sa qualité d’élément de composition de l’espace bâti. Plus précisément, à travers les discours des théoriciens français de l’architecture du XVIe au XVIIIe siècle, nous étudierons la façon dont l’ornement intervient dans la question de la distribution des édifices ; cet art français par excellence d’organiser et de définir les espaces de vie. [less ▲]

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See detailPerceptual andMotor Inhibition in ADHD:Evidence for a specific impairment?
Catale, Corinne ULg; Geurten, Marie ULg; Lejeune et al

in Abstracts book (2013)

Objective: Inhibition, one of the core executive processes in executive functioning (Miyake et al., 2000) is generally not considered as an unitary construct (see for example, Friedman & Miyake, 2004 ... [more ▼]

Objective: Inhibition, one of the core executive processes in executive functioning (Miyake et al., 2000) is generally not considered as an unitary construct (see for example, Friedman & Miyake, 2004; Nassauer & Halperin, 2003). Following the perceptual versus motor dissociation proposed by Nassauer and Halperin (2003), we studied perceptual and motor inhibition in children with AttentionDeficit andHyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Participants and Methods: Sixteen 7-12 years old children with ADHD and 30 matched control children were administered a version of the Conflict Resolution task (Nassauer & Halperin, 2003) adapted for children. In this task, the perceptual inhibition task required the children to respond to the direction of a dog (running towards the left or the right) while ignoring its location (left or right) on a computer screen. In the motor inhibition task, the children had to press a key corresponding to the opposite direction of a centrally running dog. Results: Comparisons analyses of inhibition performances between ADHD children and matched controlled subjects showed that ADHD children performed significantly less accurately for stimulus-stimulus characteristic conflicts (i.e., perceptual inhibition) than for stimulus- response conflicts (i.e., motor inhibition), which suggests a specific impairment in perceptual inhibition in our group of ADHD children. Conclusions: In conclusion, this study supports the presence of two forms of inhibition which can be differentiated and specifically impaired in 7- to 12-year-old ADHD children. [less ▲]

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See detailLa transition des agriculteurs wallons vers l'agriculture biologique
Vankeerberghen, Audrey ULg

in Actes 1er Congrès Interdisciplinaire de Développement Durable : quelle transition pour nos sociétés ? Thème 2 : Alimentation, Agriculture, Élevage (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 detailMicro-CT evaluation of the effect of material, donor and implantation site variability on the bone forming capacity of progenitor cell/CaP-collagen constructs implanted ectopically in nude mice
Van Hove, Astrid; Geeroms, Carla; Maréchal, Marina et al

in Abstract book User Meeting Bruker MicroCT 2013 (2013)

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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 detailPastoral dynamics in the region of Diffa (Niger) : a descriptive analysis of livestock capital
Laouali, Abdoulkadri ULg; Rouchet, François ULg; Lebailly, Philippe ULg et al

in Dusan Kovacevic, Kovacevic (Ed.) Book of proceedings - Fourth International Scientific Symposium „Agrosym 2013“ (2013)

Located between the desert zone in the North and the Sahelian zon in the South, the Region of Diffa is a pastoral area par excellence in Niger. Breeding, witch a highly diversified livestock, is the ... [more ▼]

Located between the desert zone in the North and the Sahelian zon in the South, the Region of Diffa is a pastoral area par excellence in Niger. Breeding, witch a highly diversified livestock, is the dominant economic activity in the region. It occupied 95% of the population and contributes annually to 55% in the formation of the region gross domestic production. For understanding the pastoral dynamic a survey of 300 households (150 households witch herd sedentary and 150 witch herd mobile) was conducted during the first semester of 2012. The data analysis is performed from a herd of 15,618 animal heads consisting mainly of small ruminants for both sedentary (72%) and mobile (52%). The herd structure (sedentary and mobile) by age and sex shows on the one hand, the males are early and systematically exploited, all species including, and the reproduction is carried out by a core of female spawners more less stable and dominated by young females, on the other hand. Comparative analysis of compositions and structures of the livestock by agro-ecological zone (Pastoral bowls zone; Komadougou River and Lake Chad zones) reveals zonal disparities particularly in the sedentary livestock system. [less ▲]

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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 detailPriests and Cult Personnel in Three Hellenistic Families
Carbon, Jan-Mathieu ULg; Pirenne-Delforge, Vinciane ULg

in Horster, Marietta; Klöckner, Anja (Eds.) Cities and Priests. Cult Personnel in Asia Minor and the Aegean Islands from the Hellenistic to the Imperial Period (2013)

This paper offers an examination of three significant familial inscriptions from the Hellenistic period. The texts are detailed cultic dossiers initiated by three individuals—Diomedon on Cos, Poseidonios ... [more ▼]

This paper offers an examination of three significant familial inscriptions from the Hellenistic period. The texts are detailed cultic dossiers initiated by three individuals—Diomedon on Cos, Poseidonios in Halicarnassus, and Epikteta on Thera. Though they are often very briefly grouped together, these inscriptions are discussed here in greater textual and contextual detail. In particular, the analysis focusses on the cult personnel, which is appointed in these families, demonstrating that it remains independent from the polis, but is organised with reference to a civic framework. By setting these inscriptions in parallel, the discussion opens up productive perspectives on the evolutions of familial cults in the Hellenistic period.—The inscription of Poseidonios is reedited in an Appendix by Jan-Mathieu Carbon. [less ▲]

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See detailInvestigation of the influence of packing geometry and of liquid viscosity on the liquid flow morphology by using X-ray tomography
Janzen, Anna; Steube, Julia; Kenig, Evgeny et al

in Proceedings of the 7th World Congress on Industrial Process Tomography (2013)

X-ray tomography is used to investigate the influence of packing geometry and of liquid viscosity on hydrodynamic quantities, as well as on the liquid flow morphology inside a packed column successively ... [more ▼]

X-ray tomography is used to investigate the influence of packing geometry and of liquid viscosity on hydrodynamic quantities, as well as on the liquid flow morphology inside a packed column successively filled with two structured metallic packing, M752Y and M500X. As expected, liquid holdup and gas-liquid interfacial area increase with liquid flow rate and viscosity. In both packings, the film flow pattern predominates, while flooded regions remain minority. The influence of liquid flow rate and viscosity on flow morphology depends on the packing geometry. In M752Y, film and flooded region flows are clearly influenced, whereas in M500X, they are not. [less ▲]

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See detailSymposium - Résolution de problèmes mathématiques et développement de compétences : sur quelles variables agir pour soutenir les élèves dans leur apprentissage ?
Fagnant, Annick ULg; Marcoux, Géry; Vlassis, Joëlle

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

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See detailA Trie Merging Approach with Incremental Updates for Virtual Routers
Luo, LAYONG; Xie, Gaogang; Salamatian, Kavé et al

in Annual International Conference on Computer Communications (2013)

Virtual routers are increasingly being studied, as an important building block to enable network virtualization. In a virtual router platform, multiple virtual router instances coexist, each having its ... [more ▼]

Virtual routers are increasingly being studied, as an important building block to enable network virtualization. In a virtual router platform, multiple virtual router instances coexist, each having its own FIB (Forwarding Information Base). In this context, memory scalability and route updates are two major challenges. Existing approaches addressed one of these challenges but not both. In this paper, we present a trie merging approach, which compactly represents multiple FIBs by a merged trie and a table of next-hop-pointer arrays to achieve good memory scalability, while supporting fast incremental updates by avoiding the use of leaf pushing during merging. Experimental results show that storing the merged trie requires limited memory space, e.g., we only need 10MB memory space to store the merged trie for 14 full FIBs from IPv4 core routers, achieving a memory reduction by 87% when compared to the total size of the individual tries. We implement our approach in an SRAM (Static Random Access Memory)-based lookup pipeline. Using our approach, an on-chip SRAM-based lookup pipeline with 5 external stages is sufficient to store the 14 full IPv4 FIBs. Furthermore, our approach can guarantee a minimum update overhead of one write bubble per update, as well as a high lookup throughput of one lookup per clock cycle, which corresponds to a throughput of 251 million lookups per second in the implementation. [less ▲]

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See detailCrystal chemistry of a near end-member triplite, Mn2+2(PO4)F, from Codera valley (Sondrio province, Central Alps, Italy)
Vignola, P; Gatta, D; Hatert, Frédéric ULg et al

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

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See detailLe congrès wallon de 1912: impact, significations et retombées
Lanneau, Catherine ULg

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

Pris en tenaille entre les élections du 2 juin et la publication de la Lettre au Roi, le congrès wallon de Liège du 7 juillet 1912 reste peu connu. En termes de souvenir collectif et d’inévitable ... [more ▼]

Pris en tenaille entre les élections du 2 juin et la publication de la Lettre au Roi, le congrès wallon de Liège du 7 juillet 1912 reste peu connu. En termes de souvenir collectif et d’inévitable hiérarchisation des événements historiques, ce sont bien deux autres congrès wallons, tenus à Liège également, qui surnagent : le congrès « identitaire » de 1905 et le fameux congrès national d’octobre 1945. Pourtant, le congrès de 1912 a eu au moins deux implications fondamentales : entretenir, au cœur de l’été le débat sur la séparation administrative, qui rebondira après la lettre de Destrée, et acter la désignation d’un comité d’action wallonne dont les premiers noms sont proposés en séance. C’est l’origine de l’Assemblée wallonne. Notre contribution proposera d’abord un bref résumé des débats ayant animé le congrès, en montrant les nuances entre le compte rendu officiel et celui des observateurs présents. Elle s’emploiera ensuite à analyser la réception du congrès dans l’opinion en insistant sur l’idée de séparation administrative. Qui se dit séparatiste ? Que recouvre cette expression, entre provincialisme et régionalisme ? Quels sont les arguments des partisans et des adversaires de la séparation ? Comment le contexte national et international de 1912 rejaillit-il sur ce débat ? [less ▲]

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See detailEmissions of ammonia, nitrous oxide and methane from pig houses: Influencing factors and mitigation techniques
Philippe, François-Xavier ULg; Nicks, Baudouin ULg

in Reconciling livestock management to the environment - Applying Best Available Technique (BAT): From the lab to the farm (2013)

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See detailA multi-scale computational scheme for anisotropic hydro-mechanical couplings in saturated heterogeneous porous media
Mercatoris, Benoît ULg; Massart, T. J.; Sluys, L. J.

in Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Fracture Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures, FraMCoS 2013 (2013)

This contribution discusses a coupled two-scale framework for hydro-mechanical problems in saturated heterogeneous porous geomaterials. The heterogeneous nature of such materials can lead to an anisotropy ... [more ▼]

This contribution discusses a coupled two-scale framework for hydro-mechanical problems in saturated heterogeneous porous geomaterials. The heterogeneous nature of such materials can lead to an anisotropy of the hydro-mechanical couplings and non-linear effects. Based on an assumed model of the mesostructure, the average macroscopic hydro-mechanical behaviour is extracted by means of a computational homogenisation procedure in a monolithic way. The ingredients needed to upscale the hydro-mechanical couplings are outlined. The two-scale simulation results are compared with direct numerical simulation for the consolidation of a particle-matrix porous material. [less ▲]

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See detailContrast enhanced nanoCT for 3D quantitative and spatial analysis of in vitro manufactured extracellular matrix in metallic tissue engineering scaffolds
Sonnaert, Maarten; Papantoniou, Ioannis; Geris, Liesbet ULg et al

in Abstract book User Meeting Bruker MicroCT 2013 (2013)

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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 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 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 detailTraining modifies the innate immune response both in the airways and in blood in horses
Frellstedt, Linda ULg; Gosset, Philippe; Desmet, Christophe ULg et al

in Proceedings of the ICI (2013)

Lower airway diseases are common problems in sports and racing horses. In humans, exercise has been associated with upper respiratory tract infections due to down-regulated expression of Toll-like ... [more ▼]

Lower airway diseases are common problems in sports and racing horses. In humans, exercise has been associated with upper respiratory tract infections due to down-regulated expression of Toll-like receptors (TLRs), costimulatory and antigen-presenting molecules on monocytes. The objectives of this study were 1) to examine the expression of TLRs in equine bronchial epithelial cells (EBEC) and blood monocytes in untrained and trained horses; 2) to stimulate EBEC and monocytes in vitro with TLR ligands, in order to mimic bacterial/viral infections; 3) to compare the cytokine production of EBEC and monocytes in untrained and trained horses. Bronchial biopsies were taken from 8 horses during lower airway endoscopy at rest and 24 hours after a standardized exercise test (SET). Bronchial epithelial cells were grown in vitro and activated with TLR ligands. Blood monocytes were collected at rest and after the SET. TLR1-TLR9 expression was evaluated via real-time PCR and cytokine production was measured via ELISA. TLR3 and TLR4 expression was modified by training. The expression of TLR2, TLR7 and TLR8 was modified only by strenuous exercise in trained horses. Training had local immuno-suppressive effects shown by a decreased production of TNF-alpha and IFN-beta in EBEC in response to TLR2 and TLR3 ligands. Training also caused a systemic pro-inflammatory response evidenced by increased production of TNF-alpha in monocytes in response to TLR2 and TLR4 ligands. These findings suggest that training and strenuous exercise in trained subjects may result in an increased susceptibility of the lower airway to infections associated with systemic inflammation. [less ▲]

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See detailHealth screening to identify opportunities to improve preventive medicine in cats and dogs:focus on nutrition status
Diez, Marianne ULg; Picavet, Philippe; Ricci, Rebecca et al

in Hesta, Myriam (Ed.) Proceedings of the 17 th European Society of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition Congress (2013)

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See detailDes guerres contre l’anarchie : constructions idéologiques à la cour de France au temps des premières Guerres d’Italie (1494–1525)
Dumont, Jonathan ULg

in Mazauric, Simone (Ed.) Écrire la guerre, écrire la paix. 136e Congrès national des Sociétés historiques et scientifiques, Perpignan 2011 (2013)

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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 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 detailEscouloubre Piano Key weir: prototype versus scale models
Erpicum, Sébastien ULg; Silvestri, Aurélien ULg; Dewals, Benjamin ULg et al

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

A 1.77 m high piano key weir in operation on the Escouloubre balance basin enabled the observation of real size flows for discharges ranging from 1.2 to 10 m³/s, corresponding to upstream heads ranging ... [more ▼]

A 1.77 m high piano key weir in operation on the Escouloubre balance basin enabled the observation of real size flows for discharges ranging from 1.2 to 10 m³/s, corresponding to upstream heads ranging from 11 to 48 cm. These observations are depicted and compared to the results gained on three physical models of the weir, built and operated considering a Froude similitude and geometric scale factors of, respectively, 1:7, 1:15 and 1:25. The study highlights the scale effects which may affect piano key weirs scale model studies and provides criteria to limit them. In particular, the results analysis shows that the scale models succeed in representing the flow conditions on the weir when the model upstream head is higher than 60 mm, and succeed in predicting the weir discharge capacity when the model upstream head is higher than 30 mm. [less ▲]

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See detailSpicules or no spicules in Devonian stromatoporoids, that’s the question?
Da Silva, Anne-Christine ULg; Kershaw; Boulvain, Frédéric ULg et al

in Whalen; Osadetz; Richards (Eds.) et al IGCP-580/596, Geophysical and Geochemical techniques : a window on the Paleozoic world, Abstract book (2013)

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See detailA journey across scales, borders and data sources: minimum commute distance (MCD) analysis of home-to-work trips in Belgium
Teller, Jacques ULg; Cools, Mario ULg

in Hesse, Markus; Caruso, Geoffrey; Gerber, Philippe (Eds.) et al Proceedings of the BIVEC-GIBET Transport Research Days 2013 (2013)

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See detailProfiling workers’ activity-travel behavior based on mobile phone data
Liu, Feng; Janssens, Davy; Wets, Geert et al

in Proceedings of the Third International Conference on the Analysis of Mobile Phone Datasets (NetMob) (2013)

Activity-based micro-simulation models typically predict 24-hour activity-travel patterns for each individual in a study area. These patterns reflect the characteristics of the available transportation ... [more ▼]

Activity-based micro-simulation models typically predict 24-hour activity-travel patterns for each individual in a study area. These patterns reflect the characteristics of the available transportation infrastructure and land-use system as well as individuals’ lifestyles and needs. However, the lack of a reliable benchmark to evaluate the generated patterns has been a major concern. To address this issue, we explore the possibility of using mobile phone data to build such a validation measure. Our investigation consists of three steps. First, the daily trajectory of locations, where a user performed activities, is constructed from the mobile phone records. To account for the discrepancy between the movements revealed by the call data and the real traces that the user has made, the daily trajectories are then transformed into travel sequences. Finally, all the inferred travel sequences are classified into typical activity-travel patterns which, in combination with their relative frequencies, define a profile. The established profile represents the activity-travel behavior in the study area, and thus can be used as a benchmark for the validation of the activity-based models. By comparing the benchmark profiles derived from the call data with statistics that stem from activity-travel surveys, the validation potential is demonstrated. In addition, a sensitivity analysis is carried out to assess how the results are affected by the different parameter settings defined in the profiling process. [less ▲]

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See detailPossible implementation of the payment to young farmers within the first pillar of the Common Agricultural Policy in Wallonia
Burny, Philippe ULg; Terrones Gavira, François ULg

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

The new Common Agricultural Policy gives to the Member States the possibility to grant young farmers an additional financial support through the first pillar, several methods of calculation, according to ... [more ▼]

The new Common Agricultural Policy gives to the Member States the possibility to grant young farmers an additional financial support through the first pillar, several methods of calculation, according to diverse proposals (Commission, EU Parliament, Member States) are presented and their impact on the Walloon budget for direct payments (270 million € in 2020) is assessed, the maximal authorized share being 2% based on the situation observed in the 2006-2010 period, the mean and maximum amounts per young farmer in 2020 are calculated, giving the Walloon regional government the information to choose the way to support youg farmers. [less ▲]

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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 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 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 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 detailEvaluation de la durabilité des productions porcines en Wallonie : développement d'un outil de modélisation
Picron, Pascale ULg; Boudry, Christelle ULg; Dochain, Denis et al

in 45èmes Journées de la Recherche Porcine (2013)

Garantir la durabilité d’une filière de production implique d’évaluer son impact sur les trois dimensions du développement durable : (1) maîtrise des impacts sur l’environnement, (2) viabilité économique ... [more ▼]

Garantir la durabilité d’une filière de production implique d’évaluer son impact sur les trois dimensions du développement durable : (1) maîtrise des impacts sur l’environnement, (2) viabilité économique, (3) attentes sociétales des éleveurs, des citoyens et des consommateurs. Cette recherche s’inscrit dans le cadre de la révision, par les autorités publiques de Wallonie (Belgique), des critères minimaux permettant la reconnaissance de la qualité différenciée axés sur les 3 piliers de la durabilité. Elle consiste à développer un outil informatique de modélisation mathématique du fonctionnement technico-environnemental de la production porcine et de ses impacts socio-économiques. Le programme est développé dans Matlab. Le modèle s’articule autour des différentes composantes des systèmes de production selon le paradigme orienté-objet. Les nouveaux critères de différenciation qui définiront de nouveaux labels axés sur des attributs de durabilité en constituent les variables motrices : taille de l’exploitation, origine des aliments et des matières premières, logement, indépendance énergétique, effluents, etc. Les impacts sont relevés à chaque étape de production jusqu’à la sortie du porc sur pied de la ferme selon la norme « Analyse de Cycle de Vie » (ACV). L’évaluation environnementale utilise des modèles mécanistiques de flux de composés chimiques, convertis en indicateurs ACV. L’analyse de la dimension sociale s’appuie sur une base de données intégrée, comprenant le temps de travail. Enfin, un modèle économique attestera du dernier volet. L’outil finalisé permettra de prédire les conséquences de choix opérationnels liés aux critères de qualité différenciée au niveau d’une exploitation. [less ▲]

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See detailMutations urbaines et problématique d'accès à l'eau potable et à l'assainissement dans une zone urbaine d'un pays en développement : cas de la ville de Yaoundé (Centre-Cameroun)
Kouam Kenmogne, Guy-Romain; Djomou Bopda, Serge Laurent; Rosillon, Francis ULg

in Actes du 5ème colloque international Water resources and sustainable development (2013)

La présente étude réalisée dans le bassin versant de l'Abiergué à Yaoundé (Cameroun) a permis de mettre en exergue les lacunes liées aux services d'accès à l'eau potable et à l'assainissement dans le ... [more ▼]

La présente étude réalisée dans le bassin versant de l'Abiergué à Yaoundé (Cameroun) a permis de mettre en exergue les lacunes liées aux services d'accès à l'eau potable et à l'assainissement dans le processus d'urbanisation galopante et non planifiée d'une ville ou d'un pays en développement. Les ménages ont recours au réseau conventionnel (40,3 %), puits (37,1 %), sources (10,1 %), bornes fontaines (9,2 %) et forages (2,4 %) pour couvrir leurs besoins en eau. L'évacuation des excrétas se fait au travers des latrines à fond perdu (58,7 %), latrines à canon (7,7 %), latrines améliorées (5,5 %) et wc modernes avec fosse (24,1 %). Les déchets solides sont évacués suivant divers canaux : bacs publics (49,1 %), enlèvement direct par le concessionnaire (20,2 %), terrains vagues (13,8 %), fosses (6,3 %), rigoles (5,5 %) et service de précollecte (1,7 %). Il incombe en premier aux pouvoirs publics aidés par les acteurs non institutionnels d'y apporter des solutions malgré les pesanteurs d'ordre social, économique et foncier. [less ▲]

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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 detailEarthquakes, Landslides, Dams and Reservoirs in the Tien Shan, Central Asia
Havenith, Hans-Balder ULg; Abdrakhmatov, Kanatbek; Torgoev, Isakbek et al

in Margottini, Claudio; Sassa, Kyoji (Eds.) Landslide Science and Practice (2013)

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See detailIn ovo injection of tolbutamide alters the post-hatch performance and insulin sensitivity of broiler chickens
Franssens, L.; Lesuisse, 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 detailL’ethnoarchivage zápara ou les commissaires de l’immatériel
Bilhaut, Anne-Gaël ULg

in Bergeron, Y.; Ferey, V. (Eds.) Archives et musées : le théâtre du patrimoine (France-Canada) (2013)

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See detailLe bol de Wellin et son "parent" de Valsgärde?
Van Wersch, Line ULg; Mathis, François ULg

in Lorren, Claude (Ed.) La Gaule, le monde insulaire et l'Europe du Nord au haut Moyen Age (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 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 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 detailSoft-bottom macrobenthos monitoring in the framework of the STARE-CAPMED program
Donnay, Annick ULg; Pelaprat, Corinne; Fréjefond, Charlène et al

in CIESM Congress Proceedings n*40 (2013)

STARE-CAPMED is a research program set up by the Stareso research station (Calvi, Corsica). Its aim is to improve the understanding of processes by which anthropogenic activities have adversed effects on ... [more ▼]

STARE-CAPMED is a research program set up by the Stareso research station (Calvi, Corsica). Its aim is to improve the understanding of processes by which anthropogenic activities have adversed effects on the functioning of Calvi Bay coastal ecosystems. One of its work packages is the monitoring of soft-bottom macrobenthos along 5 gradients of potential anthropogenic pressures. First results suggest that, before summer (summer is the period where man-driven impacts are expected to be stronger due to high tourist frequentation) these sources of potential anthropogenic pressures perturb soft-bottom macrobenthos assemblages. [less ▲]

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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 detailIlum-išar et Apil-kīn : deux nouvelles inscriptions de Mari
Colonna d'Istria, Laurent ULg; Rendu Loisel, Anne-Caroline

in Feliu, L.; Llop, J.; Millet Albà, A. (Eds.) et al Time and History in the Ancient Near East-Proceedings of the 56th Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale at Barcelona 26–30 July 2010 (2013)

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See detailLectio bilingue, bilinguismo della lectio sull’accentazione grafica nei papiri latini: sondaggi dai PNess. II 1 e 2
Scappaticcio, Maria Chiara ULg

in Bilinguisme et digraphisme dans le monde gréco-romain: l’apport des papyrus latins (2013)

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See detailEtude tribologique sur des lubrifiants solides à haute température dans des machines de détente
Legros, Arnaud ULg; Zaïdi, Hamid; Diny, Mouad et al

in La tribologie : fondamentaux et applications complexes (2013)

Dans le cadre de la conception d’un expanseur dédié à la récupération d’énergie à l’échappement d’un moteur à combustion interne, une étude sur des lubrifiants solides a été menée afin de choisir le ... [more ▼]

Dans le cadre de la conception d’un expanseur dédié à la récupération d’énergie à l’échappement d’un moteur à combustion interne, une étude sur des lubrifiants solides a été menée afin de choisir le couple de matériaux adéquat pour le joint principal de la machine. Ce joint doit assurer à la fois une fonction d’étanchéité interne et limiter ainsi les pertes par fuites internes de l’expanseur. Il doit également présenter un coefficient de frottement la plus faible possible afin de réduire les pertes par friction. Ce joint est en effet sollicité par des contraintes en frottement plan dans un environnement sous vapeur d’eau à des températures pouvant atteindre 250°C. Ces températures rendent complexe l’utilisation d’huile et le recours à des matériaux auto lubrifiants est dès lors l’unique solution. [less ▲]

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See detailImpacts of future floods and low flows on the economy in the Meuse basin
Sinaba, B; Döring, R; Kufeld, M et al

in Dewals, Benjamin; Fournier, Maïté (Eds.) Transboundary Water Management in a Changing Climate (2013)

Climate change in Western Europe is projected to result in more humid winters and drier summers. Further, the sverities of floods and low flows are assumed to increase in the future. The impacts of these ... [more ▼]

Climate change in Western Europe is projected to result in more humid winters and drier summers. Further, the sverities of floods and low flows are assumed to increase in the future. The impacts of these events could lead to adverse consequences on the economy. Given this framework, within the AMICE project, the impacts of future floods and low flow will be analyzed. A flood risk analysis in the Meuse basin is conducted taking into account future climate scenarios. Further, the impacts of future droughts and low flows are analyzed for the economic sectors energy production, agriculture and navigation. [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 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 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 detailInfluence de facteurs environnementaux influençant la teneur en urée dans le lait de vache en Wallonie et estimation des rejets azotés
Dufrasne, Isabelle ULg; Knapp, Emilie ULg; Istasse, Louis ULg et al

in Vandenberghe, Christophe; Colinet, Gilles; Destain, Jean-Pierre (Eds.) et al 2ème Atelier Nitrate-Eau, évaluation du programme de gestion durable de l'azote (2013)

En Wallonie, les teneurs en urée du lait de tank sont déterminées dans toutes les fermes lors de chaque livraison à la laiterie par le comité du lait. Un total de 8295337 données récoltées pendant l'année ... [more ▼]

En Wallonie, les teneurs en urée du lait de tank sont déterminées dans toutes les fermes lors de chaque livraison à la laiterie par le comité du lait. Un total de 8295337 données récoltées pendant l'année 2000 et la période 2002-201 ont été analysées à l'aide d'un modèle linéaire. [less ▲]

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See detailReading the Résumé of a Theory of Language
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 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 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 detailNumerical Exploration of Oscillation Modes in Rapidly Rotating Stars
Ballot, Jérôme; Lignières, François; Reese, Daniel ULg

in Goupil, M.; Belkacem, K.; Neiner, C. (Eds.) et al Studying Stellar Rotation and Convection (2013)

In this chapter, we show that two-dimensional oscillation codes help us to improve our knowledge of the effects of rapid rotation on acoustic (p) and gravity (g) modes. We first discuss how to solve the ... [more ▼]

In this chapter, we show that two-dimensional oscillation codes help us to improve our knowledge of the effects of rapid rotation on acoustic (p) and gravity (g) modes. We first discuss how to solve the full problem of stellar oscillations in rapidly rotating stars by including the effects of the Coriolis force as well as those of the centrifugal distortion. We illustrate the development and the validation of a 2-D code using the Two-dimensional Oscillation Program (TOP) as an example. We then describe what strategies are being developed to explore the p- and g-mode spectra, how effective these methods are, and what intrinsic difficulties they face. In the last part of this chapter, we present results obtained with these techniques. [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 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 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 detailConsiderations about the optimum design of piano key weirs
Erpicum, Sébastien ULg; Dewals, Benjamin ULg; Archambeau, Pierre ULg et al

in Proceedings of Africa 2013 Conference (CD-Rom) (2013)

Piano Key Weirs, a recent innovation in the Labyrinth Weirs geometry, have been studied for years by several research centers and laboratories all over the world. The first prototypes have already been ... [more ▼]

Piano Key Weirs, a recent innovation in the Labyrinth Weirs geometry, have been studied for years by several research centers and laboratories all over the world. The first prototypes have already been built, mainly in France, and others are under construction in Vietnam, Algeria and India. Despite some general design equations have been proposed recently, no optimum geometry has been defined yet. Whatever its geometry, a PKW is more efficient than a standard linear weir of same width. It is also more efficient than a labyrinth weir with the same cycle shape. But the PKW geometry may appear as complex as it involves a large set of parameters. Optimization of the weir design is thus not straightforward. Using the results of a large number of systematic scale model tests carried out to analyse the effect of the main geometric parameters on the PKW discharge capacity, the paper shows how a single optimum design doesn’t exist. This is especially true when economic and technical criteria are considered instead of a single hydraulic performance criteria. Despite this observation, some general rules to design a PKW can be suggested, as well as considerations about the best value of the main ratios defining the structure geometry. The relative influence of these parameters on the PKW efficiency is also highlighted. [less ▲]

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See detailLes marbres dans les traités d’architecture français des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles
Gilles, Isabelle ULg

in Toussaint, Jacques (Ed.) Actes du colloque : Autour des marbres jaspés (2013)

Les traités d’architecture français reflètent parfaitement l’intérêt plus ou moins appuyé pour les marbres tout au long de l’Ancien Régime. De Philibert de l’Orme à Nicolas Le Camus de Mézières, nous ... [more ▼]

Les traités d’architecture français reflètent parfaitement l’intérêt plus ou moins appuyé pour les marbres tout au long de l’Ancien Régime. De Philibert de l’Orme à Nicolas Le Camus de Mézières, nous ferons un rapide tour d’horizon du discours sur les marbres ; discours dans lequel apparaissent des questions de provenance, de couleurs, de mise en œuvre... mais également d’usage. Nous envisagerons ainsi les emplois particuliers des marbres. En effet, dans la théorie architecturale, le choix des matériaux — que la matière soit réelle ou imitée — doit répondre à des principes bien établis, autour des notions de convenance et de bienséance. Le matériau choisi et sa mise en œuvre doivent ainsi correspondre à la fois à la qualité sociale du commanditaire et à l’usage du lieu dans lequel le matériau prend place. L’emploi des marbres nous rappelle encore la dimension « totale » de cette architecture de l’Ancien Régime, pensée et écrite avec soin, dans laquelle tous les éléments œuvrent de concert. [less ▲]

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See detailUsing agro-hydrology to adapt to climate evolutions
Degré, Aurore ULg; Sohier, Catherine ULg; Bauwens, Alexandra ULg et al

in Dewals, Benjamin; Fournier, Maité (Eds.) Transboundary Water Management in a Changing Climate (2013)

Natural phenomena such as floods, drought, erosion, nitrate leaching and plant growth are influenced by climate change. The Soil - Water Systems division of Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech aims at studying these ... [more ▼]

Natural phenomena such as floods, drought, erosion, nitrate leaching and plant growth are influenced by climate change. The Soil - Water Systems division of Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech aims at studying these phenomena; better understanding processes; modelling them in order to predict their change in the future and to assess their potential consequences. Then, we can propose strategies to adapt to these changes. As an agronomy faculty, we believe that adapting agriculture can play a major role in mitigating climate evolution effects at plot and catchment scales. [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 detailDietro, il paesaggio: Misura e ritmo di una strada tra le colline e il Piave.
Bocchi, Renato; Latini, Luigi; Szanto, Catherine ULg

in Architettura del Mondo. Ricerche e progetti dal mondo universitario (2013)

The Alta Marca Trevigiana (Colli del Piave), between Valdobbiadene and Conegliano, doesn't have a definite recognized identity, despite its strong visual character. However, for the visitor driving along ... [more ▼]

The Alta Marca Trevigiana (Colli del Piave), between Valdobbiadene and Conegliano, doesn't have a definite recognized identity, despite its strong visual character. However, for the visitor driving along the “Sinistra Piave”, the landscape is seen as a rhythmical composition of invitation to movement at different scales and at various intensity, that can be compared to a musical composition. The question then is how to transform the road from a simple through-way into an occasion to engage with the Colli del Piave, to transform a “landscape scenery” into an “experienced landscape”. [less ▲]

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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 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 detailLocalizing and comparing weight maps generated from linear kernel machine learning models
Schrouff, Jessica ULg; CREMERS, Julien ULg; GARRAUX, Gaëtan ULg et al

in 2013 Third International Workshop on Pattern Recognition in NeuroImaging (PRNI 2013): proceedings (2013)

Recently, machine learning models have been applied to neuroimaging data, allowing to make predictions about a variable of interest based on the pattern of activation or anatomy over a set of voxels ... [more ▼]

Recently, machine learning models have been applied to neuroimaging data, allowing to make predictions about a variable of interest based on the pattern of activation or anatomy over a set of voxels. These pattern recognition based methods present undeniable assets over classical (univariate) techniques, by providing predictions for unseen data, as well as the weights of each voxel in the model. However, the obtained weight map cannot be thresholded to perform regionally specific inference, leading to a difficult localization of the variable of interest. In this work, we provide local averages of the weights according to regions defined by anatomical or functional atlases (e.g. Brodmann atlas). These averages can then be ranked, thereby providing a sorted list of regions that can be (to a certain extent) compared with univariate results. Furthermore, we defined a “ranking distance”, allowing for the quantitative comparison between localized patterns. These concepts are illustrated with two datasets. [less ▲]

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See detailManifestation du divin et reconfiguration des panthéons à la période hellénistique. L'exemple des Artémis d'Asie mineure
Paul, Stéphanie ULg

in Borgeaud, Philippe; Fabiano, Doralice (Eds.) Perceptions et constructions du divin dans l'Antiquité (2013)

During the second half of the 2nd century B.C., the city of Bargylia, in Caria, undertook a major reorganization of the cult of Artemis Kindyas, who manifested herself to help the city when it was ... [more ▼]

During the second half of the 2nd century B.C., the city of Bargylia, in Caria, undertook a major reorganization of the cult of Artemis Kindyas, who manifested herself to help the city when it was threatened by war. A few remarkable inscriptions provide evidence of the regulations designed to « increase the honours » of the goddess, which mainly consist in making an ox sacrifice more splendid. Less than a century beforehand, a similar situation is observed in the cult of Artemis Leukophryene in Magnesia of the Meander, and of Artemis Hiakynthotrophos in Cnidus. Based on these three examples, this paper aims at showing how these epiphanies were used to settle a given deity into its function of patron deity of the city, both from an external and from an internal point of view. [less ▲]

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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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 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 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 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 detailA la recherche d’une doctrine stratégique : L’invasion de la Belgique en 1914 à la lumière de l’environnement intellectuel des stratèges belges depuis 1839
Bechet, Christophe ULg

in Cochet, François (Ed.) Expériences combattantes XIXe - XXIe siècles. Tome 3 : Les environnements du combattant (2013)

L’environnement intellectuel des stratèges belges présenté dans cet article ne doit donc pas être considéré comme un corpus doctrinal précis mais plutôt comme une série d’interrogations géopolitiques ... [more ▼]

L’environnement intellectuel des stratèges belges présenté dans cet article ne doit donc pas être considéré comme un corpus doctrinal précis mais plutôt comme une série d’interrogations géopolitiques propres à l’espace belge, son statut de neutralité et ses fortifications. Ainsi, les choix posés par le Roi Albert I depuis l’ordre de mobilisation le 31 juillet 1914 jusqu’au repli de l’armée belge sur Anvers dans la nuit du 18-19 août peuvent être mis en parallèle avec les divers débats, polémiques ou études stratégiques antérieurs concernant la défense de la Belgique. Au cours de ces trois premières semaines de conflit, le souverain belge est en effet confronté à trois dilemmes majeurs : 1)Quand mobiliser ? Faut-il mobiliser avant la France et l’Allemagne ? 2) Quelle attitude adopter après la phase de mobilisation ? Faut-il concentrer les troupes vers la frontière menacée ou au centre du pays ? 3) En cas d’invasion, la jonction de l’armée belge avec une armée de secours est-elle prioritaire ? [less ▲]

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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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Dumont, Jonathan ULg; Fagnart, Laure ULg

in Dumont, Jonathan; Fagnart, Laure (Eds.) Georges Ier d'Amboise. 1460-1510. Une figure plurielle de la Renaissance. Actes du colloque tenu à l'Université de Liège les 2 et 3 décembre 2010 (2013)

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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 detailModelling agricultural strategies to protect groundwater resources in the Hesbaye aquifer (Belgium)
Sohier, Catherine ULg; Degré, Aurore ULg

in Fraters, Dico; Kovar, Karel (Eds.) International Interdisciplinary Conference on Land Use and Water Quality, Reducing Effects of Agriculture, The Hague, the Netherlands, 10-13 June 2013 (2013)

Groundwater quality is spoiled by various substances resulting from human activities. In addition to pesticides, one of the most problematic substances is nitrate. Pumping prevention areas are strategic ... [more ▼]

Groundwater quality is spoiled by various substances resulting from human activities. In addition to pesticides, one of the most problematic substances is nitrate. Pumping prevention areas are strategic zones in terms of struggle against diffuse pollution by nitrate. In order to reduce diffuse pollution of waters by nitrate, different strategies of agricultural practices can be implemented. Their impact can be evaluated either by monitoring water quality or using an agro-hydrological model. The advantage of modelling is to be able to test long term impacts of implemented measures and impacts of complementary measures. Using EPICgrid distributed agro-hydrological model, we reproduced the current agricultural practices. We calculated nitrate leaching but also the nitrate stock in the root zone. These results were validated through a comparison with a lot of nitrogen stock measurements. (These measurements are compulsory in the Walloon context.) The nitrate concentration in pumping wells was also used to assess the efficiency of the model. After this calibration phase, we modelled several scenarios of more water-protective agricultural practices. Indeed, the Hesbaye galleries represent an important source of drinking water in the Walloon region, it is therefore highly probable that further mitigation measures are going to be imposed in the pumping prevention area. An increase in the area cultivated with cereals, a strong limitation of mineral fertilisation as well as a conversion to grasslands were tested and combined. The results of these simulations show how some agricultural practices scenarios can lead to an important decrease in diffuse pollution by nitrate. Prospective simulations taking into account possible future climate evolution (global change scenarios) are carried out to assess nitrate concentrations near the groundwater table for the deadlines of the WFD (2015, 2021 and 2027). Due to the transfer time through the vadose zone (more than 20 years in some subregions), it is showed that an increase in groundwater nitrate concentrations will occur, in some areas, until at least 2030 before new agricultural practices can impact positively the groundwater quality. [less ▲]

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See detailUnravelling the determinants of carpool behaviour in Flanders, Belgium: Integration of qualitative and quantitative research
Cools, Mario ULg; Tormans, Hans; Briers, Steffen et al

in Hesse, Markus; Caruso, Geoffrey; Gerber, Philippe (Eds.) et al Proceedings of the BIVEC-GIBET Transport Research Days 2013 (2013)

The goal of this study is to identify those factors that trigger carpoolers to share their rides and the barriers that restrain non-carpoolers from doing so. To this end, four focus group sessions were ... [more ▼]

The goal of this study is to identify those factors that trigger carpoolers to share their rides and the barriers that restrain non-carpoolers from doing so. To this end, four focus group sessions were organized. In addition, information from the 2009-2010 Flemish household travel survey was analysed. From the focus group discussions, it can be concluded that the concept of carpooling is generally well known, but that the media attention and stimuli for the topic seem to have faded away over time. The main motivations to carpool are the social aspect, the financial benefit or a combination of both. The quantitative analysis underlined for the difference between the distinct types of employees. Furthermore, the finding that the home-work distance increases the likelihood to carpool emphasizes the importance of the financial benefits of carpooling. Financial stimuli are thought to have the most potential to increase the share of carpooling in the modal split. [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 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 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 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 detailActive network management: planning under uncertainty for exploiting load modulation
Gemine, Quentin ULg; Karangelos, Efthymios ULg; Ernst, Damien ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 2013 IREP Symposium - Bulk Power Systems Dynamics and Control - IX (2013)

This paper addresses the problem faced by a distribution system operator (DSO) when planning the operation of a network in the short-term. The problem is formulated in the context of high penetration of ... [more ▼]

This paper addresses the problem faced by a distribution system operator (DSO) when planning the operation of a network in the short-term. The problem is formulated in the context of high penetration of renewable energy sources (RES) and distributed generation (DG), and when flexible demand is available. The problem is expressed as a sequential decision-making problem under uncertainty, where, in the first stage, the DSO has to decide whether or not to reserve the availability of flexible demand, and, in the subsequent stages, can curtail the generation and modulate the available flexible loads. We analyze the relevance of this formulation on a small test system, discuss the assumptions made, compare our approach to related work, and indicate further research directions. [less ▲]

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See detailOn differential passivity of physical systems
Forni, Fulvio ULg; Sepulchre, Rodolphe ULg; van der Schaft, Arjan

in 52nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (2013)

Differential passivity is a property that allows to check with a pointwise criterion that a system is incrementally passive, a property that is relevant to study interconnected systems in the context of ... [more ▼]

Differential passivity is a property that allows to check with a pointwise criterion that a system is incrementally passive, a property that is relevant to study interconnected systems in the context of regulation, synchronization, and estimation. The paper investigates how restrictive is the property, focusing on a class of open gradient systems encountered in the coenergy modeling framework of physical systems, in particular the Brayton-Moser formalism for nonlinear electrical circuits. [less ▲]

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See detailL'avènement des Hommes modernes en Belgique
Otte, Marcel ULg; Noiret, Pierre ULg

in Bodu, Pierre; Chehmana, Lucie; Klaric, Laurent (Eds.) et al Le Paléolithique supérieur ancien de l'Europe du Nord-Ouest (2013)

In Belgium, Palaeolithic research goes back to the early 19th century, in the wake of mining and quarry work. Geology and paleontology developed early and rapidly and were economically important. As a ... [more ▼]

In Belgium, Palaeolithic research goes back to the early 19th century, in the wake of mining and quarry work. Geology and paleontology developed early and rapidly and were economically important. As a result, the earliest human history was reconstructed here entirely independently, by defining the Mousterian (Engis, 1830), Aurignacian (Montaigle), Gravettian (Trou Magrite) and Magdalenian (Chaleux) periods. Belgium, due to its central position, is in addition particularly representative of the wave of "modernity" that suddenly was adopted across northwest Europe, overlying a highly diverse and innovative cultural base during the time of the Neandertals. At this point in time, as in others, Belgium played the role of intermediary and incubator between the British Isles and the Rhineland, extending as far as the Loire. [less ▲]

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