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See detailSurface properties of concrete and criteria for adhesion of repair systems
Courard, Luc ULg; Garbacz, Andrzej; Piotrowski, Tomasz et al

in Van Gemert, Dionys; Kabashi, Naser; Nushi, Violeta (Eds.) et al Proceedings of the 1st Symposium on Polymers in Concrete (2013)

Before any repair operation, an effective assessment of the concrete substrate has to be performed. Usually next to the surface reparation of concrete, evaluation of the cohesion of the superficial ... [more ▼]

Before any repair operation, an effective assessment of the concrete substrate has to be performed. Usually next to the surface reparation of concrete, evaluation of the cohesion of the superficial concrete is requested for adhesion and durability reasons. Many authors describe the influence of the surface preparation technique on the superficial cohesion of concrete or the adhesion. However, the real effects of surface preparation technique only begin to be investigated in terms of superficial microcracking or roughness quantification. This project was performed in regards to the influence of concrete substrate strength and preparation technique efficiency. The effect of the concrete removal/preparation technique is most likely dependent upon the nature and the quality of the concrete substrate. Preparation techniques are compared from the point of view of concrete removing but also potential deterioration. The visual observation of the concrete surfaces indicates that the high pressure water jetting technique induces a particular texture characterized by large waves mostly parallel to the water flow. The concrete slabs have afterwards been covered with a Self-Compacting Repair Mortar and adhesion has been characterized. [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 detailTransition et écologisation de l’agriculture en Région Wallonne : trajectoires en Agriculture de Conservation
Stassart, Pierre M ULg; Vankeerberghen, Audrey ULg; Dannevoye, Bastien ULg et al

in van Ypersele, Jean-Pascal; Hudon, Marek (Eds.) Actes 1er Congrès Interdisciplinaire de Développement Durable: Quelle transition pour nos sociétés. Thème 2: Alimentation , Agriculture, Elevage. 101-122 (2013)

Cet article s’intéresse aux trajectoires de transition d’agriculteurs engagés dans le mouvement d'« Agriculture de Conservation des sols » en Région Wallonne (Belgique). L'agriculture de conservation vise ... [more ▼]

Cet article s’intéresse aux trajectoires de transition d’agriculteurs engagés dans le mouvement d'« Agriculture de Conservation des sols » en Région Wallonne (Belgique). L'agriculture de conservation vise à restaurer ou à maintenir la fertilité des sols ainsi qu'à enrayer l'érosion de ces derniers par la mise en œuvre de techniques telles que la réduction du travail du sol (techniques de non-labour), la couverture permanente des sols et les rotations de cultures appropriées. Ce modèle agricole se développe aujourd'hui dans de nombreux pays et gagne peu à peu la reconnaissance d'institutions publiques. L’interprétation du processus de transition vers l’agriculture de conservation reste néanmoins ambiguë, car cette dernière s’inscrit dans des perspectives diverses et parfois contradictoires : initiative technique, économique, agronomique ou encore écologique. Le cadre analytique choisi est celui de la théorie multi-niveaux de la transition, considérant l'agriculture de conservation comme une niche d'innovation « par retrait », se construisant par décrochages successifs du labour en tant qu'institution du régime de l'agriculture conventionnelle. À travers les trajectoires de trois agriculteurs engagés dans des techniques de non-labour, il s'agira de saisir les modalités d'articulation et de désarticulation entre l'agriculture de conservation, d'une part, et le labour et l'agriculture conventionnelle, d'autre part. Cette analyse permettra de comprendre dans quelles perspectives les agriculteurs inscrivent leur pratique de l'agriculture de conservation ainsi que la position qu'ils lui donnent par rapport à l'agriculture conventionnelle. [less ▲]

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

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

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See detailModélisation hydraulique detaillée d’inondations extrêmes sur un tronçon transnational de la Meuse
Dewals, Benjamin ULg; Archambeau, Pierre ULg; Erpicum, Sébastien ULg et al

in Evènements extrêmes d’inondation : de l’étude de l’aléa à la gestion du risque pour les ouvrages hydrauliques (2013)

Extreme floods of the river Meuse were simulated based on a detailed 2D unsteady hydraulic model. As part of a coordinated transnational modeling program, the study area considered here extends from ... [more ▼]

Extreme floods of the river Meuse were simulated based on a detailed 2D unsteady hydraulic model. As part of a coordinated transnational modeling program, the study area considered here extends from Ampsin (Belgium) to the Belgian-Dutch border. The results of the present simulations are passed as upstream boundary condition to a second hydraulic model simulating the same flood scenarios in the Meuse in the Netherlands. In the simulations discussed here for the Belgian part of the Meuse, high accuracy and high resolution data were used to represent the main riverbed and the urbanized floodplains. The operation of all influencing mobile dams was represented in the model. The considered flood scenarios include the 100-year flood in the present situation (Q100), as well as two more extreme floods: Q100 + 15 % and Q100 + 30 %. These values correspond to return periods of the order of, respectively 300 and 1000 years in the present climate; but, according to a transnational climate change scenario in the Meuse basin, they may also be considered as estimates of the 100-year flood in 2050 and 2100. The computations have shown a very limited damping of the flood wave in the study area, not exceeding approximately 1 % of the peak discharge for Q100 and Q100 + 15 %, and reaching about 3 % for Q100 + 30 %. Compared to Q100, increases in the flood levels for Q100 + 15 % and Q100 + 30 % are, respectively, in the ranges 0.5-0.9 m and 1.0-1.8 m. Comparisons with the results from previous steady simulations revealed discrepancies not exceeding 5 cm for Q100 and Q100 + 15 %, and reaching a maximum of approximately 30 cm for Q100 + 30 %. Hence, from the perspective of the variation in peak discharge and flood levels, the study concludes that running the hydraulic model in steady mode is reasonable; although some differences occur in terms of inundation extents. The 2D unsteady model constitutes also a tool of primary interest, which is readily available to design and evaluate protection measures for flood-prone areas such as in the city of Liege. [less ▲]

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See detailComparative analysis of the energy dissipation on a stepped spillway downstream of a Piano Key Weir
Silvestri, Aurélien ULg; Archambeau, Pierre ULg; Pirotton, Michel ULg et al

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

A systematic experimental study has been carried out to compare the residual energy at the toe of a stepped spillway of varied length considering a classical ogee-crested weir (OCW) or two different piano ... [more ▼]

A systematic experimental study has been carried out to compare the residual energy at the toe of a stepped spillway of varied length considering a classical ogee-crested weir (OCW) or two different piano key weirs (PKW) at the top of the structure. Four spillway lengths have been considered on a wide range of discharge. An indirect method has been used to compute the residual flow energy at the spillway toe from water depth measurements in a horizontal channel downstream. The results indicate that uniform flow conditions, i.e. flow energy at the spillway toe independent of the spillway length, are reached on significantly shorter spillways downstream of a PKW than downstream of an OCW. However, the uniform flow energy at constant discharge on the spillway is found to vary depending on the weir type. In particular, it is smaller downstream of the OCW than downstream of the PKWs. [less ▲]

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See detailDie Geheimnisse der Schrift: Heinrich von Kleists Poetik der Verschlossenheit und das Prinzip der Verschiebung in seinen Texten
Küpper, Achim ULg

in Brittnacher, Hans Richard; von der Lühe, Irmela (Eds.) Risiko – Experiment – Selbstentwurf. Kleists radikale Poetik (2013)

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See detailEffects of dietary A-lipoic-acid on feed intake and hypothalamic AMPK activity of young broiler chicks
Wang, Y.; Willems, E.; Franssens, L et al

in Proceedings of the 6th Combined Workshop on Fundamental Physiology and Perinatal Development in Poultry (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 detailExperimental assessment of the effect of the real flame emissivity for steel elements engulfed into fire
Tondini, Nicola; Vassart, Olivier; Franssen, Jean-Marc ULg

in Babrauska, Vytenis; Grayson, Stephen; Hirschler, Marcelo (Eds.) et al Proceedings of the Fire and Materials 2013 Conference (2013)

This paper presents the results of an experimental campaign performed to assess the effect of the flame emissivity for steel members engulfed into fire. In detail, two sizes of circular steel tubes were ... [more ▼]

This paper presents the results of an experimental campaign performed to assess the effect of the flame emissivity for steel members engulfed into fire. In detail, two sizes of circular steel tubes were engulfed into pool fires of two different diameters. Two fuels were used and for both fuels tests without column (used as comparison with existing localised fire models) and with column were performed. The temperature of the column and of the flames were measured at different heights. The width of the flame was also measured and used to calculate the emissivity of the flame the value of which was employed in numerical simulations in order to predict the evolution of the temperature of the steel column. Comparison with numerical analyses where the recommended values of the Eurocode were used is also shown. [less ▲]

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

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

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See 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 detailAssessment of landslides activity in Maily‐Say Valley, Kyrgyz Tien Shan
Schlögel, Romy; Fernandez-Steeger, Tomas; Braun, Anika et al

in Landslide Science and Practice (2013)

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

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

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

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

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See detailRécit et interaction : la piste structuraliste
Hurel, Pierre-Yves ULg

in Klein, Annabelle; Collard, Anne-Sophie (Eds.) COMMUNICATION : Regards croisés sur la relation (2013)

Le rapport entre récit et interactivité est régulièrement présenté comme paradoxal : comment une oeuvre peut-elle intégrer la liberté d’un participant extérieur à une histoire prédéterminée ? La recherche ... [more ▼]

Le rapport entre récit et interactivité est régulièrement présenté comme paradoxal : comment une oeuvre peut-elle intégrer la liberté d’un participant extérieur à une histoire prédéterminée ? La recherche y répond en grande majorité par la théorisation d’une narration émergente, qui abandonne le sens fort du récit. Nous y répondons par une nouvelle approche, nourrie par les thèses structurales – dont nous démontrons l’actualité et la pertinence dans le champ de recherche qui nous occupe. Ceci nous permettra de (re)définir l’objet et de comprendre sa relation au public. Certains webdocumentaires, jeux vidéo, jeux de rôle, hypertextes ou films interactifs font partie d’un même type de narration : le récit interactif. [less ▲]

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See detailConstraints analysis of family agriculture in Kirundo Province Northern of Burundi
Minani, Bonaventure ULg; Rurema, Déo-Guide; Lebailly, Philippe ULg

in University of East Sarajevo, Faculty of Agriculture; University of Belgrade, Faculty of Agriculture; Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari (IAMB) (Eds.) IV International Symposium "Agrosym 2013" : Proceedings (2013)

In Burundi, family agriculture occupies more than 90% of the active population. That sector accounts more than 50% of GDP. Before the civil war of 1993, Kirundo province was deemed "breadbasket of the ... [more ▼]

In Burundi, family agriculture occupies more than 90% of the active population. That sector accounts more than 50% of GDP. Before the civil war of 1993, Kirundo province was deemed "breadbasket of the country" because the family farming was market-oriented. Today, this region is the first province in Burundi who accuses a high rate of householders who live in food insecurity. In order to conduct this study, 355 randomly selected farmers were surveyed in all municipalities of the province. This preliminary study revealed that the farmers had as major constraints: the small and land conflicts. The study case had identified 73 farmers among them who had not farmland and/ or land conflicts as constraints of agricultural productivity. Two groups emerged: 42 farmers who were not able to fully exploit their land and another group of 32 farmers with a high agricultural productivity. Results from this study show that the major problems in the first group were: lack of applying soil protection techniques, illiteracy, lack of credit which leads farmers to contract moneylenders, lack of improved seed, etc. Moreover, the main strategy used by the second group to boost their income is the practice of non-agricultural activities which influences whole production system. [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 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 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 detailCatalytic layer for PEMFC based on carbon xerogels
Deschamps, Fabien ULg; Traina, Karl; Pirard, Jean-Paul ULg et al

in Proceedings of the Fundamentals and Development of Fuel cells 2013 conference (2013)

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

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

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See detailProfiles of pregnancy-associated glycoprotein (PAG) concentrations during gestation in swamp buffalo
Van Hahn, N; Viet Linh, N; Melo de Sousa, Noelita ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 10th World Buffalo Congress and 7th Asian Buffalo Congress (2013)

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See detailRelation oeuvre/spectateur : quels modèles pour décrire une réception active?
Servais, Christine ULg

in Delhalle, Nancy (Ed.) Le théâtre et ses publics - la création partagée (2013)

L'article s'interroge sur la façon dont il faut décrire la relation oeuvre/spectateur si l'on souhaite que le modèle puisse donner une place au spectateur sans néanmoins la déterminer. Après un examen des ... [more ▼]

L'article s'interroge sur la façon dont il faut décrire la relation oeuvre/spectateur si l'on souhaite que le modèle puisse donner une place au spectateur sans néanmoins la déterminer. Après un examen des enjeux (épistémologiques et politiques) de ces questions, il conclut sur l'intérêt qu'il y aurait, si l'on souhaite suivre les propositions de Rancière sur l'"efficacité paradoxale" des oeuvres, à référer les études de réception à un modèle de la communication fondé sur le malentendu. [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 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 detailSemantic Annotation of GPS Traces: Activity Type Inference
Reumers, Sofie; Liu, Feng; Janssens, Davy et al

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

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

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

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See detailDe la signification du Noaillien et du Rayssien
Touzé, Olivier ULg

in de la Heras, Carmen; Lasheras, José Antonio; Arrizabalaga, Alvaro (Eds.) et al Pensando el Gravetiense: nuevos datos para la región cantábrica en su contexto peninsular y pirenaico (2013)

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

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

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

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

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See 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 detailAre Designers Sufficiently Instructed to Make the Most Rewarding Use of the Latest Steel Codes?
Maquoi, René ULg

in 2013 SSRC Stability Conference (2013)

Series of comments stressing some points of Eurocode 3 which must be duly mastered to enable more economical design of steel structures.

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See detailDislocations à gauche et nature des subordonnants en Latin classique
Longrée, Dominique ULg; Philippart de Foy, Caroline ULg; Purnelle, Gérald ULg

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

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See detailLes procédures alternatives en droit belge : autant de tentatives d'accélérer la justice
Jacobs, Ann ULg

in Jacobs, Ann (Ed.) Les alternatives au procès pénal (2013)

Examen des différentes alternatives au procès pénal en droit belge, de leur raison d'être, de leur champ d'application et de leurs enjeux.

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

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

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See 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 detailEntre "bien être" et "bien faire", où va l'ergonomie
Nyssen, Anne-Sophie ULg

in Proceeding du 48 me congrès de la Self (2013)

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailEffect of exercise on innate immunity in horses
Art, Tatiana ULg

in Proceedings of the 6th Congress of the European College of Equine Internal Medicine (ECEIM): ACVIM, Le Touquet France (2013)

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

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

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See detailL'actualité en matière de voiries
Donnay, Luc ULg

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailThe role of memory traces quality in directed forgetting: A comparison of young and elderly participants using the item procedure
Lorant; Grandjean, Julien; Bastin, Christine ULg et al

in Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Belgian Association for Psychological Sciences (2013)

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

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

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See detailExcavation damaged zone modelling in claystone with coupled second gradient model
Collin, Frédéric ULg; Pardoen, Benoît ULg

in Yang, Qiang; Zhang, Jian-Min; Zheng, Hong (Eds.) et al Constitutive modeling of Geomaterials, Advances and applications (2013)

Galleries excavation leads to damage and significant properties changes of the host rock. The fracture structure of the excavation damaged zone created around the galleries remains nowadays a major issue ... [more ▼]

Galleries excavation leads to damage and significant properties changes of the host rock. The fracture structure of the excavation damaged zone created around the galleries remains nowadays a major issue especially in the context of underground storage. In order to correctly model the strain localisation, the second gradient local model (regularization method) is used within a hydro-mechanical modelling of a gallery excavation. The numerical results provide information about the strain localisation bands pattern. [less ▲]

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See detailIntegration of Inland Waterway Transport in the Intermodal Supply Chain: a Joint Research Agenda
Caris, An; Limbourg, Sabine ULg; Macharis, Cathy et al

in Rigo, Philippe; Wolters, Milou (Eds.) Proceedings of the PIANC SMART Rivers Conference 2013 (2013)

This paper identifies research opportunities which will enable the further integration of inland waterway transport in the intermodal supply chain. Intermodal transport may be interpreted as a chain of ... [more ▼]

This paper identifies research opportunities which will enable the further integration of inland waterway transport in the intermodal supply chain. Intermodal transport may be interpreted as a chain of actors who supply a transport service. Inland navigation can play a crucial role in increasing supply chain service performance. A first group of research challenges has the objective to encourage efficient operations in IWT: development of a system wide model for IWT, integration of operational planning systems and analysis of bundling networks. A second group of research efforts is directed towards shippers and consignees who use the intermodal transport chain to send or receive their goods: further development of models that integrate intermodal transport decisions with supply chain decisions and creation of green supply chains. A third group of research challenges concerns the problem domain of external cost calculations. Finally detailed time series data on freight transport should be collected to support these future research tracks. [less ▲]

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See detailLa cause d'utilité publique
Pâques, Michel ULg; Donnay, Luc ULg; Vercheval, Cécile ULg

in Renders, David (Ed.) L'expropriation pour cause d'utilité publique (2013)

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See detailOn-line profiling of Escherichia coli stress response
Brognaux, Alison ULg; Shanshan, Han; Sorensen, Soren et al

in Communications in Agricultural and Applied Biological Sciences (2013)

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See detailImpairment of two memory cerebral networks in Alzheimer's disease
Bastin, Christine ULg; Bahri, Mohamed Ali ULg; Collette, Fabienne ULg et al

in Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Belgian Association for Psychological Sciences (2013)

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See detailCollective Entrepreneurship, a Solution to Conflicting Institutional Logics in the Entrepreneurship Process?
Dufays, Frédéric ULg

in Teirlinck, Peter; Kelchtermans, Stijn; de Beule, Filip (Eds.) The Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship ECIE 2013 (2013)

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See detailAn exploratory approach to transitivizing morphemes in French
Mazziotta, Nicolas ULg; Martin, Fabienne

in Wielfaert, Thomas; Heylen, Kris; Speelman, Dirk (Eds.) Proceedings of the 5th Conference on Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics (2013)

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See detailCognitive reserve, recollection and familiarity in normal aging, Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer's disease
Laisney, Mickaël; Salmon, Eric ULg; Bastin, Christine ULg

in Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Belgian Association for Psychological Sciences (2013)

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See detailLearning a Dictionary of Prototypical Grasp-predicting Parts from Grasping Experience
Detry, Renaud ULg; Ek, Carl Henrik; Madry, Marianna et al

in IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (2013)

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See detailStepped spillway Downstream of a Piano Key Weir - Critical length for uniform flow
Silvestri, Aurélien ULg; Pirotton, Michel ULg; Erpicum, Sébastien ULg et al

in Bung, Daniel B.; Pagliara, Stefano (Eds.) International Workshop on Hydraulic Design of Low-Head Structures (2013)

Recent researches showed the rapid aeration of the flow downstream of piano key weirs. This could be related to the specific geometric features of the structure, creating several interacting flows and ... [more ▼]

Recent researches showed the rapid aeration of the flow downstream of piano key weirs. This could be related to the specific geometric features of the structure, creating several interacting flows and jets downstream. In order to validate this assumption, an experimental research has been carried out at the Laboratory of Engineering Hydraulics, University of Liège. The main objective of the study was to an-alyze the energy dissipation occurring in skimming flow conditions on a stepped spillway downstream of a piano key weir (PKW). Comparison with energy dissipation on a stepped spillway downstream of a standard ogee crested weir has been performed. An indirect method has been used to determine the resid-ual energy at the spillway toe. The results show that uniform flow conditions are reached faster on a stepped spillway downstream of a PWK compared to the length needed downstream of a standard ogee crested weir. Extrapolation of the results to prototype flow conditions is also discussed with regards to scale effects influence. [less ▲]

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See detailScalable High-Performance Parallel Design for Network Intrusion Detection Systems on Many-Core Processors
Jiang, Hayang; Xie, Gaogang; Salamatian, Kavé et al

in Proceedings of ANCS 2013 (2013)

Network Intrusion Detection Systems (NIDSes) face significant challenges coming from the relentless network link speed growth and increasing complexity of threats. Both hardware accelerated and parallel ... [more ▼]

Network Intrusion Detection Systems (NIDSes) face significant challenges coming from the relentless network link speed growth and increasing complexity of threats. Both hardware accelerated and parallel software-based NIDS solutions, based on commodity multi-core and GPU processors, have been proposed to overcome these challenges. Network Intrusion Detection Systems (NIDSes) face significant challenges coming from the relentless network link speed growth and increasing complexity of threats. Both hardware accelerated and parallel software-based NIDS solutions, based on commodity multi-core and GPU processors, have been proposed to overcome these challenges. This work explores new parallel opportunities afforded by many-core processors for high performance, scalable and inexpensive NIDS. We exploit the huge many-core computational power by adopting a hybrid parallel architecture combining data and pipeline parallelism. We also design a hybrid load balancing scheme, using both ruleset and flow space partitioning. Furthermore, the proposed design leverages particular features of the processor to break the bottlenecks. We have integrated the open source NIDS Suricata into our proposed design and evaluated its performance with synthetic traffic. The prototype exhibits almost linear speedup and can handle up to 7.2 Gbps traffic with 100-bytes packets. [less ▲]

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See detailA water retention model for compacted clayey soils
Dieudonné, Anne-Catherine ULg; Levasseur, Séverine ULg; Charlier, Robert ULg et al

in Pietruszczak, S; Pande, GN (Eds.) Computational Geomechanics (2013)

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See detailGeneration of provably correct high-order meshes
Toulorge, Thomas; Geuzaine, Christophe ULg; Remacle, Jean-François et al

in Advances in Computational Mechanics (ACM 2013) - Finite Elements in Flow Problems (FEF 2013) (2013)

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See detailBuilding an Annotated Corpus of Late Egyptian. The Ramses Project: Review and Perspectives
Polis, Stéphane ULg; Honnay, Anne-Claude ULg; Winand, Jean 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 reviews the experience of the Ramses Project in constructing a richly annotated corpus of Late Egyptian that consists of 300 000 words in 2011 (and is expected to grow up to more than 1 million ... [more ▼]

This paper reviews the experience of the Ramses Project in constructing a richly annotated corpus of Late Egyptian that consists of 300 000 words in 2011 (and is expected to grow up to more than 1 million words in coming years). During the first five years of the project, this corpus has been encoded in hieroglyphic script, translated in French or English and received annotations for part-of-speech information, lemmatization, and morphological analysis. The methodology and working tools that have been developed in order to build this corpus are here discussed and future developments are presented. [less ▲]

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See detailFlowOS: a Flow-Based Platform for Middleboxes
Abdul, Alim; Bezahaf, Mehdi; Mathy, Laurent ULg

in Proceedings of CoNEXT Workshops 2013 (2013)

Middleboxes are heavily used in the Internet to process the network tra c for a speci c purpose. As there is no open standards, these proprietary boxes are expensive and di - cult to upgrade. In this ... [more ▼]

Middleboxes are heavily used in the Internet to process the network tra c for a speci c purpose. As there is no open standards, these proprietary boxes are expensive and di - cult to upgrade. In this paper, we present a programmable platform for middleboxes called FlowOS to run on commod- ity hardware. It provides an elegant programming model for writing ow processing software, which hides the complexi- ties of low-level packet processing, process synchronisation, and inter-process communication. We show that FlowOS itself does not add any signi cant overhead to ows by pre- senting some preliminary test results. [less ▲]

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See detailSparse Summarization of Robotic Grasp Data
Hjelm, Martin; Ek, Carl Henrik; Detry, Renaud ULg et al

in IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (2013)

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See detailCrystal chemistry and geothermometric applications of primary pegmatite phosphates.
Hatert, Frédéric ULg

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

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See detailIs organic farming a tool for sustainable development in Wallonia ?
Burny, Philippe ULg; Debode, Frédéric

in Socaciu, Carmen (Ed.) The 12th International Symposium "Prospects for the 3rd Millennium Agriculture" : Book of abstracts, volume 1 (2013)

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See detailCitations et usages de l'art du Moyen Empire à l'époque thoutmoside
Laboury, Dimitri ULg

in Bickel, Susanne (Ed.) Vergangenheit und Zukunft. Studien zum historischen Bewusstsein in der Thutmosidenzeit (2013)

The article aims at characterizing forms and functions of the uses of Middle Kingdom art in royal and court productions during the Thutmosid Period. In order to assess this artistic phenomenon as a ... [more ▼]

The article aims at characterizing forms and functions of the uses of Middle Kingdom art in royal and court productions during the Thutmosid Period. In order to assess this artistic phenomenon as a conscious revival and not just a survival of the Past and of the tradition, the analysis starts with a brief examination of the disruption that was felt and expressed during the Second Intermediate Period. It then goes on investigating the evolution of the references to Middle Kingdom art from the dawn of the 18th Dynasty to the time of Hatshepsut and Thutmosis III, when some sorts of artistic quotations replaced a global renaissance of Middle Kingdom forms of expression. A special attention is paid to the relationship between creativity and archaism under the reign of Hatshepsut, and leads to conclude the article with some theoretical deductions on the study of Ancient Egyptian archaism and a tentative definition of how innovation was conceptualized in Ancient Egyptian culture. [less ▲]

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See detailOrganic farming - A business perspective
Burny, Philippe ULg; Debode, Frédéric

in Bran, Florina; Cesaretti, Gin Paolo; Ioan, Ildiko (Eds.) et al Advanced study school "The emergence of green businesses by the activation of economic competitiveness' innovative potential within the matrix of sustainable development (2013)

Organic farming is more and more considered as a credible alternative to conventional agriculture, being able to solve current problesm, notably with respect to environment, employment and food safety. In ... [more ▼]

Organic farming is more and more considered as a credible alternative to conventional agriculture, being able to solve current problesm, notably with respect to environment, employment and food safety. In the South of Belgium, Wallonia, organic farming represents today a significant part of agriculture. The goal of this paper is to show the growth of organic farming in Wallonia, to examine the present situation and to analyse the public support granted to organic farming, through direct payments but also through a new regional development plan including research, extension, promotion and the definition of quantified targets concerning economic activity and consumption. The results are based on statistical data collection and on a Survey among organic cereals producers, in order to contribute to the assessment of the economic relevance of organic farming. [less ▲]

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See detailSocial economic resilience of poor households in Rwanda : VUP 2020 and Girinka Program
Militery Ngamata, Olivier ULg; Mbonyinkebe, Deo; Lebailly, Philippe ULg

in Tielkes, Eric (Ed.) Tropentag 2013 "Agricultural development within the rural-urban continuum" : book of abstracts (2013)

Rwanda is a landlocked country, situated in central and east Africa. It is one of the poorest countries in world, 166th in 186 classified (IDH, 2012). The poor households poverty are shown decreasing from ... [more ▼]

Rwanda is a landlocked country, situated in central and east Africa. It is one of the poorest countries in world, 166th in 186 classified (IDH, 2012). The poor households poverty are shown decreasing from 58.9% in 2000/01 (EICV1) to 44.9% in 2010/11 (EICV3) . At the same period, extreme poverty shows similar patterns; on national level it fell from 40% in 2000/01 to 24.1% in 2010/11. This paper analyses the contribution of the social protection programs to poverty reduction of household beneficiaries: (1) The Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme (VUP) – an Integrated Local Development Program which has trees components: (i) Direct support (DS) for the poorest people who are not able to work. (ii) Public Works (PW) – this component promote the rural employment on productive community assets development projects and (iii) Financial Services (FS) – which increase the access to financial services for the poor for providing loan at low interest rate. (2) The Girinka programme as known “one cow per one poor family”. The programme aims at enabling poor household to own and manage an improved dairy cow which would help the family to better their livelihood through increased milk and meat production and to improve soil fertility of their land for their crops using the available manure. After presenting briefly the achievements, we will compare the socio-economic conditions of genocide windows before and after launching these programs in Munyiginya Sector in Rwamagana Districts. [less ▲]

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See detailMaîtrise et usage des TIC : la situation des enseignants en Belgique francophone
Henry, Julie ULg; Joris, Noémie ULg

in Drot-Delange, Béatrice; Bruillard, Éric; Baron, Georges-Louis (Eds.) Sciences et technologies de l'information et de la communication (STIC) en milieu éducatif, Clermont-Ferrand : France (2013)

Sans être une revue exhaustive et détaillée de tout ce qui s’est fait et se fait en Belgique francophone en ce qui concerne la formation des enseignants, cet article propose un arrêt sur image permettant ... [more ▼]

Sans être une revue exhaustive et détaillée de tout ce qui s’est fait et se fait en Belgique francophone en ce qui concerne la formation des enseignants, cet article propose un arrêt sur image permettant de constater ce qui est mis en place en 2013, d'en discuter et de découvrir ce qui se prévoit dans un avenir plus ou moins proche. En s'appuyant sur le discours européen sur la maîtrise des TIC par les enseignants, les auteurs pointent du doigt les différents programmes de formation accessibles aux (futurs) enseignants, que ce soit au cours de leur formation initiale ou dans un cadre de formation continué. Ils envisagent également les formations complémentaires et présentent la seule certification TIC existant à l'heure d'écrire ce texte : form@TICEF. La description qui en est faite met l'accent sur les objectifs annoncés et sur la méthodologie originale qui y est mise en place. Pour compléter le tableau, les différentes initiatives qui naissent actuellement dans le paysage belge sont évoquées, trouvant logiquement leur place parmi les perspectives de la formation en TIC des enseignants. Des constats sont tirés, des réflexions sont amenées, le débat est ouvert. [less ▲]

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See detailImpact of social protection programs on economic resilience of poor households in Eastern Province of Rwanda
Militery Ngamata, Olivier ULg; Mbonyinkebe, Deo; Lebailly, Philippe ULg

in Kovacevic, Dusan (Ed.) Fourth International Scientific Symposium "Agrosym 2013“ : proceedings (2013)

This paper analyses the contribution of three programs of poverty reduction in Rwanda. It uses data from different reports and surveys with beneficiary poor households of social protection programs. The ... [more ▼]

This paper analyses the contribution of three programs of poverty reduction in Rwanda. It uses data from different reports and surveys with beneficiary poor households of social protection programs. The activities developed by these programs have allowed the poor in general and the widows of genocide in the Eastern Province of Rwanda in particular to improve their socioeconomic conditions, notably access to education, accommodation and medical care. Moreover, the beneficiaries have developed activities that diversify households’ revenues and improve their economic resilience. [less ▲]

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See detailLes jeunes de l'Extrême-Nord/Cameroun, l'Internet et la participation au développement communautaire. Esquisse d'une stratégie de Net-développement
Beche, Emmanuel ULg

in Oben Ako et Zourmba, Edouard et Hamadou (Ed.) Enjeux et perspectives techniques, économiques et sociales pour le développement des régions septentrionales du Cameroun (2012, December 14)

Dans cet article, nous étudions comment les jeunes de l’Extrême-Nord/Cameroun utilisent l’Internet au service du développement communautaire. Nous nous sommes basé à cet effet sur l’examen des données ... [more ▼]

Dans cet article, nous étudions comment les jeunes de l’Extrême-Nord/Cameroun utilisent l’Internet au service du développement communautaire. Nous nous sommes basé à cet effet sur l’examen des données d’entretien et sur l’analyse de contenu des sites web/blogs et des groupes facebook qu’ils mobilisent et éditent dans ce cadre. Cet examen indique qu’avec les cyberpages, ces jeunes informent et mobilisent en faveur du développement de leur région. Sur les groupes facebook, ils forment des communautés de pratiques où ils discutent et se concertent sur des besoins et projets de développement. En analysant ces pratiques dont les effets sont toutefois limités par un contexte socio-technologique déficitaire, nous avons aussi esquissé une stratégie de Net-développement communautaire. [less ▲]

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See detailDes modules de formation au service de la lutte contre la fracture numérique : regards sur 10 années du Plan Mobilisateur TIC.
Brundseaux, Marie-France ULg; Georges, François ULg; Verpoorten, Ingrid ULg

in NKambou (Ed.) Intégration Technologique et Nouvelles Perspectives d’Usage (2012, December 12)

This article presents the training modules which have been designed for training organisations of the Plan Mobilisateur TIC in Wallonia. This training device aims to introduce the internet to insecure ... [more ▼]

This article presents the training modules which have been designed for training organisations of the Plan Mobilisateur TIC in Wallonia. This training device aims to introduce the internet to insecure unemployed people. The authors will try to show how online learning devices have followed the evolution of digital divide between 2002 and 2012. [less ▲]

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See detailInfluenţa fertilizării minerale asupra producţiei la amestecul de lucernă şi golomăţ în anul III de vegetaţie
Muntianu, Iulian Constantin; Stavarache, Mihai; Ciobanu, Ciprian et al

in Ţenu, Ioan; Vîntu, Vasile; Jităreanu, Gerard (Eds.) Durable Agriculture and Food Security – Priority objectives in research activity of the Ph.D. students from the UASVM Iasi (2012, December 07)

This study was conducted during three production cycles of the third year of vegetation. The main objective was to determine the production of dry matter (DM) and crude protein (CP) made under the ... [more ▼]

This study was conducted during three production cycles of the third year of vegetation. The main objective was to determine the production of dry matter (DM) and crude protein (CP) made under the influence of mixture and fertilization with nitrogen on P50 agrofond to alfalfa and orchard grass. To achieve these objectives, three variants of mixture were tested between alfalfa and cocksfoot that were applied to four rates of mineral fertilizers. The mixture 75% alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) and 25% orchard grass (Dactylis glomerata L.) under the effect of dosing with N100P50achieved the highest production increase of DM on cycle I, 108% (5.24 Mg haDM) compared to the control, unfertilized alfalfa in pure culture (4.85 Mg ha DM). The highest increase forthe CP yield was obtained on cycle I from the 100% alfalfa fertilized with doses of N-1-1100P50, 122% (1230 kg haCP) from 100% alfalfa unfertilized (1009 kg ha CP). Alfalfa fertilized with N-1-1100P50 rate had the highest increases on total DM yield (106%, 10.64 Mg haDM) and on total quantity of CP(124%, 2304 kg ha CP). [less ▲]

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See detailDirect parameter identification in a model of the cardiovascular system
Pironet, Antoine ULg; Dauby, Pierre ULg; Desaive, Thomas ULg

in 11th Belgian Day on Biomedical Engineering (2012, December 07)

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See detailCan we use Electrical Resistivity Tomography to measure root zone moisture dynamics in fields with multiple crops?
Garré, Sarah ULg; Coteur, Ine; Wongleecharoen, Chalemchart et al

in 2012 Scientific program (2012, December 07)

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See detailCalitatea lucernei sub influenţa fertilizării în condiţiile din silvostepa Moldovei
Stavarache, Mihai; Vîntu, Vasile; Samuil, Costel et al

in Ţenu, Ioan; Vîntu, Vasile; Jităreanu, Gerard (Eds.) Durable Agriculture and Food Security – Priority objectives in research activity of the Ph.D. students from the UASVM Iasi (2012, December 07)

The research conducted during 2011-2012, on the Ezăreni farm, has sought influence of fertilization on the leaves/stems ratio, crude protein content (CP), neutral detergent fiber content (NDF), acid ... [more ▼]

The research conducted during 2011-2012, on the Ezăreni farm, has sought influence of fertilization on the leaves/stems ratio, crude protein content (CP), neutral detergent fiber content (NDF), acid detergent fiber content (ADF) and relative feed value (RFV), of alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) in the second and third year of vegetation, at the first cut. The studied experimental plots were v1- unfertilized (control plot), v2-N50P50, v3-N75P50 and v4-30 t/ha manure). The results showed that the fertilization negatively affected crude protein content of plants. Although the protein content of leaves was higher and that of strains was less affected, the leaves/stems ratio decided this indicator for plant production. Organic fertilization showed a highly significant positive effect on the content of plant leaves and stems in NDF and ADF. [less ▲]

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See detailnon invasive estimation of left atrial pressure and mitral valve area waveforms during an entire cardiac cycle
Paeme, Sabine ULg; Pironet, Antoine ULg; LANCELLOTTI, Patrizio ULg et al

in proceeding of 11th national day of the National Committee on Biomedical Engineering (2012, December 07)

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See detailINFLUENCE OF MYELOPEROXIDASE ACTIVITY ON EQUINE POST-THAW SEMEN QUALITY
Ponthier, Jérôme ULg; Franck, Thierry ULg; Parrilla Hernandez, Sonia ULg et al

in Edeas, Marvin (Ed.) Proceedings of the 2nd ISANH World congress on Fertility and Antioxidants (2012, December 06)

This study confirms that active MPO is associated with cellular fraction of the ejaculate, as previously suggested for total MPO concentration in thawed semen (2). However, active MPO concentrations were ... [more ▼]

This study confirms that active MPO is associated with cellular fraction of the ejaculate, as previously suggested for total MPO concentration in thawed semen (2). However, active MPO concentrations were dramatically lower than total MPO concentrations observed in equine semen (3), which could be explained by presence of inactive MPO subunits in semen. MPO activity in sperm-rich pellet can be used as a predictive marker of post-thaw semen quality. Moreover, methods to inhibit MPO should be investigated in semen. [less ▲]

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See detailHydrodynamique et Architecture Navale
Hage, André; Rigo, Philippe ULg; Lapy, Matthieu ULg

in Journées scientifiques et techniques du CETMEF 2012 (2012, December 05)

State of art en matière d'hydrodynamique navale et architecture navale pour la navaigatio nfluviale

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See detailSignatures of rotation in oscillation spectra
Reese, Daniel ULg; Prat, V.; Barban, C. et al

in Boissier, S.; de Laverny, P.; Nardetto, N. (Eds.) et al SF2A-2012: Proceedings of the Annual meeting of the French Society of Astronomy and Astrophysics (2012, December 01)

Rotation makes oscillation spectra of rapidly rotating stars much more complicated. Hence, new strategies need to be developed in order to interpret such spectra. In what follows, we describe how multi ... [more ▼]

Rotation makes oscillation spectra of rapidly rotating stars much more complicated. Hence, new strategies need to be developed in order to interpret such spectra. In what follows, we describe how multi-colour photometric mode visibilities can be generalised to rapidly rotating stars, while fully taking into account centrifugal deformation and gravity darkening. We then go on to describe some first results as well as a strategy for constraining mode identification. [less ▲]

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See detailMorpho-structural analysis and mass movements Case study of Oued El Kaïm reservoir dam Nort-East Algeria
Draidia, Salah ULg; Havenith, Hans-Balder ULg; Benabbas, Chaouki

in Annual International Conference on Geological & Earth sciences_GEOS-2013 (2012, December)

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See detailModel-based glycemic control in critical care
Pretty, Christopher ULg; Penning, Sophie ULg; Le Compte, Aaron J. et al

in Proceedings of the 11th Belgian Day on Biomedical Engineering (2012, December)

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See detailI-see-3D! An Interactive and Immersive System that dynamically adapts 2D projections to the location of a user’s eyes
Pierard, Sébastien ULg; Pierlot, Vincent ULg; Lejeune, Antoine ULg et al

in International Conference on 3D Imaging (IC3D) (2012, December)

This paper presents a system that gives the illusion of a 3D immersive and interactive environment with 2D projectors. The user does not need to wear glasses, nor to watch a (limited) screen. The virtual ... [more ▼]

This paper presents a system that gives the illusion of a 3D immersive and interactive environment with 2D projectors. The user does not need to wear glasses, nor to watch a (limited) screen. The virtual world is all around him, drawn on the floor. As the user is himself immersed in the virtual world, there is no need for a proxy like an avatar; he can move inside the virtual environment freely. Moreover, the Isee-3D system allows a user to manipulate virtual objects with his own body, making interactions with the virtual world very intuitive. Giving the illusion of 3D requires to render images insuch a way that the deformation of the image projected on thefloor is taken into account, as well as the position of the user’s “eye” in its virtual world. The resulting projection is neither perspective nor orthographic. Nevertheless, we describe how thiscan be implemented with the standard OpenGL pipeline, without any shader. Our experiments demonstrate that our system is effective in giving the illusion of 3D. Videos showing the results obtained with our I-see-3D system are available on our website http://www.ulg.ac.be/telecom/projector [less ▲]

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See detailInsulin clearance during hyper-insulinemia euglycemia therapy
Penning, Sophie ULg; MASSION, Paul ULg; Pretty, Christopher ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 11th Belgian Day on Biomedical Engineering (2012, December)

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See detailL'eLearning et les femmes : retour d'expérience. Une étude exploratoire auprès de 22 femmes
Lesire, Catherine ULg; Géron, Stéphanie ULg; Georges, François ULg

in Paliard, C.; Nkambou, R.; Narce, C. (Eds.) et al Actes du 8ème Colloque Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication pour l’Enseignement: Intégration Technologique et Nouvelles Perspectives d’Usage (2012, December)

Who are the women who learn online ? Why and in which circumstances have they chosen to learn online ? Have they taken advantage of this experience ? In this article, we speak about the exploratory survey ... [more ▼]

Who are the women who learn online ? Why and in which circumstances have they chosen to learn online ? Have they taken advantage of this experience ? In this article, we speak about the exploratory survey carried out with 22 women to know their motivation in online courses, what they did during those courses and what they remember of their experience. We also wanted to know whether eLearning gave women the opportunity to learn and to be trained even when they have a lot of responsabilities and sometimes little time to learn. [less ▲]

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See detailOptimal discovery with probabilistic expert advice
Bubeck, Sébastien; Ernst, Damien ULg; Garivier, Aurélien

in Proceedings of the 51st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2012) (2012, December)

Motivated by issues of security analysis for power systems, we analyze a new problem, called optimal discovery with probabilistic expert advice. We address it with an algorithm based on the optimistic ... [more ▼]

Motivated by issues of security analysis for power systems, we analyze a new problem, called optimal discovery with probabilistic expert advice. We address it with an algorithm based on the optimistic paradigm and the Good-Turingmissing mass estimator. We show that this strategy attains the optimal discovery rate in a macroscopic limit sense, under some assumptions on the probabilistic experts. We also provide numerical experiments suggesting that this optimal behavior may still hold under weaker assumptions. [less ▲]

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See detailA Review of Recent Case Studies of Landslides Investigated in the Tien Shan Using Microseismic and Other Geophysical Methods
Torgoev, Almazbek ULg; Lamair, Laura ULg; Torgoev et al

in Ugai, K; Wakai, A; Yagi, H (Eds.) Proceedings of the International Symposium on Earthquake-induced landslides (2012, December)

This paper reviews recent case studies completed on landslides (and dams) with probable (post-) seismic origin or susceptible to seismic failure in the Tien Shan, Central Asia. The first investigation ... [more ▼]

This paper reviews recent case studies completed on landslides (and dams) with probable (post-) seismic origin or susceptible to seismic failure in the Tien Shan, Central Asia. The first investigation presented here was carried out in 2005 on the Kainama earthflow, mainly composed of loess, which occurred in April 2004 and killed 33 people. Geophysical and seismological were used to build a reliable 3D model of the geometry and properties of the subsurface layers. The paper will also present results from microseismic measurements on loess landslides in Tajikistan that partly have a seismic origin. They are located close to the area that was affected in 1949 by the M=7.4 Khait earthquake and the numerous landslides triggered during the event, including the Khait rock avalanche. [less ▲]

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See detailQuantifying and Mitigating IGMP Filtering in Topology Discovery
Marchetta, Pietro; Mérindol, Pascal; Donnet, Benoît ULg et al

in IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) (2012, December)

Recent developments in router level topology discovery have suggested the introduction of IGMP probing in addition to standard techniques such as traceroute and alias resolution. With a single IGMP probe ... [more ▼]

Recent developments in router level topology discovery have suggested the introduction of IGMP probing in addition to standard techniques such as traceroute and alias resolution. With a single IGMP probe, one can obtain all multicast interfaces and links of a multicast router. If such a probing is a promising approach, we noticed that IGMP probes are subject to filtering, leading so to the fragmentation of the collected multicast graph into several disjoint connected components. In this paper, we cope with the fragmentation issue. Our contributions are threefold: (i) we experimentally quantify the damages caused by IGMP filtering on collected topologies of large tier-1 ISPs; (ii) using traceroute data, we construct a hybrid graph and estimate how far each IGMP fragment is from each other; (iii) we provide and experimentally evaluate a recursive approach for reconnecting disjoint multicast components. The key idea of the third contribution is to recursively apply alias resolution to reassemble disjoint fragments and, thus, progressively extend the mapping of the targeted ISP. Data presented in the paper, as well as reconstructed topologies, are freely available at http://svnet.u-strasbg.fr/merlin. [less ▲]

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See detailAntiwindup regulation of saturated linear systems
Forni, Fulvio ULg; Zaccarian, Luca; Sepulchre, Rodolphe ULg

in 51st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (2012, December)

We consider the output regulation problem for linear systems subject to actuators saturation. A state-feedback unconstrained regulator is transformed into an error-feedback bounded regulator by ... [more ▼]

We consider the output regulation problem for linear systems subject to actuators saturation. A state-feedback unconstrained regulator is transformed into an error-feedback bounded regulator by introducing an observer which is then decomposed into the sum of "unconstrained" and "antiwindup" dynamics. The unconstrained dynamics are regulated towards a predefined reference trajectory, by a control signal u which may violate the saturation bounds during transients. The antiwindup dynamics transiently store the mismatch between unconstrained and constrained dynamics. The antiwindup design also applies to a predefined error-feedback dynamic regulator for the unconstrained system, as in standard antiwindup setting. As a particular case of distinct interest, the design provides a new global asymptotic stabilizer for saturated null-controllable systems. [less ▲]

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See detailThe rabbit left ventricle modeling at the cellular scale: application to flow-clamp experiments
Kosta, Sarah ULg; Pironet, Antoine ULg; Dauby, Pierre ULg

in Proceedings of the 11th Belgian National Day on Biomedical Engineering (2012, December)

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See detailThe usefulness of CPTs for deterministic, spatially heterogeneous, large-scale aquitard parametrisation
Rogiers, Bart; Mallants, Dirk; Batelaan, Okke et al

in Oswald, S.E.; Kolditz, O.; Attinger, S. (Eds.) Models - Repositories of Knowledge (2012, December)

Aquitards can be effectively parameterised and incorporated in a groundwater flow model by using standard cone penetration tests (CPTs). Several conceptually different realizations of an aquitard’s ... [more ▼]

Aquitards can be effectively parameterised and incorporated in a groundwater flow model by using standard cone penetration tests (CPTs). Several conceptually different realizations of an aquitard’s hydraulic conductivity field were evaluated based on: (i) conventional methods of soil behaviour type classification, (ii) recent relationships from the literature, and (iii) novel site-specific relations with hydraulic conductivity. We show that use of most of these CPT-based hydraulic conductivity estimations in groundwater flow modelling effectively enhance model performance based on absolute head values and gradients across the aquitard. Conceptual models that considered a spatially heterogeneous hydraulic conductivity for the aquitard performed better than the reference case with a uniform aquitard hydraulic conductivity. However, the hydraulic conductivity of thin heavy clay lenses, characteristic of the aquitard present in our study area, cannot be captured using these continuum approaches. The latter leads to a bias in the direct hydraulic conductivity predictions; an alternative is to invoke inverse modelling with the heterogeneous parameter fields. To address this issue, the concept of the boundary energy associated with the CPT signal is also introduced for characterising the presence of heavy clay lenses. Overall, the CPT-based concepts provide more accurate, robust, and high-resolution data-based parameterisation of the studied aquitard. [less ▲]

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See detailÉtude comparative de la répartition des matières et des apprentissages en langues anciennes dans l’enseignement francophone européen
Pietquin, Paul ULg

in Dufays, J.-L.; Carlier, Gh.; De Kesel, Myriam (Eds.) et al Progression et transversalité. Comment (mieux) articuler les apprentissages dans les disciplines scolaires ? (2012, December)

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See detailPolarization Holography with liquid crystals polymers and applications
Piron, Pierre ULg; Blain, Pascal ULg; Habraken, Serge ULg et al

in International Conference on Fibre Optics and Photonics (2012, December)

Liquid Crystals Polymers are birefringent molecules locally orientable. By recording the polarization pattern due to the overlap of differently polarized beams on LCP, space-variant retarders are realized ... [more ▼]

Liquid Crystals Polymers are birefringent molecules locally orientable. By recording the polarization pattern due to the overlap of differently polarized beams on LCP, space-variant retarders are realized. We present two applications polarization holography and coronagraphy. [less ▲]

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See detailCarrying capacity of stainless steel columns in the low slenderness range
Rossi, Barbara ULg; Rasmussen, Kim J.R.

in 6th International Conference on Coupled Instabilities in Metal Structures : CIMS, Glasgow 3-5 December 2102 (2012, December)

In European standards, for Class 4 cross-sections, the Effective Width Method (EWM) must be used to account for the effect of local buckling. Because of the complexity of this method, other methods have ... [more ▼]

In European standards, for Class 4 cross-sections, the Effective Width Method (EWM) must be used to account for the effect of local buckling. Because of the complexity of this method, other methods have been developed, such as the Direct Strength Method (DSM) for cold-formed thin-walled profiles and the Continuous Strength Method (CSM), initially established for members made of stainless steels. To a large extent, the CSM yield accurate predictions, especially in the low slenderness range where the current DSM design procedure tends to produce conservative results, for materials with pronounced strain hardening. The present paper presents an extension of the DSM which provides accurate strength predictions in the low slenderness range for stainless steel thin-walled section columns failing by distortional, local and overall buckling. [less ▲]

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See detailParametric numerical study of seismic slope stability and verification of the Newmark method
Torgoev, Almazbek ULg; Havenith, Hans-Balder ULg

in Ugai, K; Wakai, A; Yagi, H (Eds.) Proceedings of the International Symposium on Earthquake-induced landslides, Kiryu, Japan, 2012 (2012, December)

2D dynamic modelling of seismic slope stability is applied to a landslide-prone area in Central Asia, the Mailuu-Suu Valley, situated in the south of Kyrgyzstan. The calculations are made with models ... [more ▼]

2D dynamic modelling of seismic slope stability is applied to a landslide-prone area in Central Asia, the Mailuu-Suu Valley, situated in the south of Kyrgyzstan. The calculations are made with models constructed from over 30 profiles located in the target area, presenting different geological, tectonic and morphological settings. One part of the profiles were selected within landslide zones, the other part was selected in stable areas. Many of the landslides are complex slope failures involving falls, rotational sliding and/or planar sliding and flows. These input data were extracted from a 3D structural geological model built with the GOCAD software. Geophysical and geomechanical parameters were defined on the basis of results obtained by multiple surveys performed in the area over the past 15 years. These include geophysical investigation, seismological experiments and ambient noise measurements. Dynamic modelling of slope stability is performed with the UDEC version 4.01 software that is able to compute deformation of discrete elements. Inside these elements both elasto-plastic and purely elastic materials (similar to rigid blocks) were tested. Various parameter variations were tested to assess their influence on the final outputs. For a few models groundwater flow is included. The total parametric study involved more than 100 different models (about 800 computation hours). [less ▲]

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See detailKick synchronization versus diffusive synchronization
Mauroy, Alexandre ULg; Sacré, Pierre ULg; Sepulchre, Rodolphe ULg

in Proceedings of the 51st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (invited tutorial session) (2012, December)

The paper provides an introductory discussion about two fundamental models of oscillator synchronization: the (continuous-time) diffusive model, that dominates the mathematical literature on ... [more ▼]

The paper provides an introductory discussion about two fundamental models of oscillator synchronization: the (continuous-time) diffusive model, that dominates the mathematical literature on synchronization, and the (hybrid) kick model, that accounts for most popular examples of synchronization, but for which only few theoretical results exist. The paper stresses fundamental differences between the two models, such as the different contraction measures underlying the analysis, as well as important analogies that can be drawn in the limit of weak coupling. [less ▲]

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