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See detailOrthanc - Lightweight, scriptable DICOM server for image management in radiotherapy departments
JODOGNE, Sébastien ULg; Sobczak, Sonia; DEVILLERS, Magali ULg et al

in Proceedings of the Belgian Hospital Physicists Association Symposium (2013, February)

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See detailContexte géologique des sites mésolithiques de la Heid de Fer et de L’Ourlaine à Becco (Theux, Belgique)
Marion, Jean-Marc ULg; Simons, Justine; Mottequin, Bernard ULg

in Autour de l'hématite - Circulation et transformation au cours de la préhistoire récente. Méthodes d'analyse (2013, February)

The use of natural resources is a major source of information to study the socio-economic organization of the population from Prehistory to Antiquity, due to the fact that their exchange networks and ... [more ▼]

The use of natural resources is a major source of information to study the socio-economic organization of the population from Prehistory to Antiquity, due to the fact that their exchange networks and behaviors changed together with their lifestyles and know-how. If flint or other materials such as shale have been extensively studied, haematite, and particularly the oolitic haematite, remains hardly investigated as a material in terms of its origin and technical methods of utilization. The mesolithic sites of "L'Ourlaine" and the "Heid de Fer" (Becco, Theux, southern Belgium) are very close to an important Famennian (Upper Devonian) oolitic haematite outcrop. [less ▲]

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See detailA nap to recap: Reward strengthens relational memory during daytime sleep
Igloi, Kinga; Gaggioni, Giulia Alice ULg; Eryilmaz, Hamdi et al

in Abstract book of the NCCR Annual Research Forum (2013, February)

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See detailL'intérêt des races mixtes dans les systèmes laitiers : enseignements du projet BlueSel
Muchembled, A.; Beguin, E.; Glorieux, G. et al

in 18ième Carrefour des Productions animales : Nouvelles approches pour une optimisation de nos élevages laitiers (2013, February)

La « Bleue Mixte » (BM) est une race à petit effectif localisée de part et d’autre de la frontière franco-belge. Menacée de disparition, elle bénéficie d’un projet transfrontalier BlueSel soutenu par le ... [more ▼]

La « Bleue Mixte » (BM) est une race à petit effectif localisée de part et d’autre de la frontière franco-belge. Menacée de disparition, elle bénéficie d’un projet transfrontalier BlueSel soutenu par le programme européen INTERREG IV et les autorités françaises et wallonnes. L’objectif de ce projet est d’assurer la conservation, la sélection et la promotion de la BM. L’un des volets du programme a consisté à étudier la rentabilité économique des troupeaux BM. Il s’est appuyé sur un réseau de 16 fermes de références mis en place fin 2008 jusque mi 2012. La collecte des données techniques et économiques sur les 4 années comptables de 2007 à 2010 a reposé sur la méthodologie mise en oeuvre au sein du dispositif français des Réseaux d’élevage. Les exploitations BM ont été regroupées selon deux systèmes, herbivore et polyculture-élevage, et comparées aux exploitations laitières Prim’Holstein (PH) du Réseau d’élevage de Nord-Picardie. Les résultats démontrent la capacité des éleveurs de vaches BM à obtenir de bonnes performances économiques malgré de plus faibles productivité laitière (4225 l/VL) et taux (3,70 % de MG et 3,22 % de protéines), et un moindre prix du lait, grâce notamment à une conduite de troupeaux bien maîtrisée, des surfaces fourragères très bien valorisées, et la mixité lait-viande très affirmée de la race qui atténue les fluctuations du prix du lait. En système herbivore, les exploitations BM s’avèrent économes et autonomes avec une excellente valorisation des prairies. En système de polyculture-élevage, les troupeaux sont conduits de façon à peine plus intensive qu’en système herbivore, contrairement aux troupeaux PH. [less ▲]

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See detailCan changes in nutritional practice alter necrotizing enterocolitis ?
SENTERRE, Thibault ULg

in 8th International Neonatal Conference (2013, February)

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See detailEtude de la variabilité des aptitudes à la transformation laitière en Région wallonne basée sur l'utilisation de la spectrométrie infrarouge
Colinet, Frédéric ULg; Troch, Thibault ULg; Vanden Bossche, S. et al

in 18ième Carrefour des Productions animales : Nouvelles approches pour une optimisation de nos élevages laitiers (2013, February)

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See detailPhysical and numerical modelling in low-head structures design
Dewals, Benjamin ULg; Archambeau, Pierre ULg; Rulot, François et al

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

Physical and numerical modelling may be combined within so-called composite or hybrid modelling. This enables to optimally take benefit of the respective strengths of each modelling approach, while ... [more ▼]

Physical and numerical modelling may be combined within so-called composite or hybrid modelling. This enables to optimally take benefit of the respective strengths of each modelling approach, while compensating for their specific drawbacks. Different types of composite modelling may be identified, such as embedding a detailed physical model within a broader scale numerical model, interconnecting different physical and numerical models focusing each on specific processes, or validating a numerical model from experimental data before exploiting the numerical model to generate more results than availa-ble from the experimental facility. Besides, specifically in more basic research, composite modelling may also be used to improve in-depth understanding of the relative importance of different processes which act simultaneously in the experimental test and may be artificially separated in numerical simulations. [less ▲]

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See detailLa transition des territoires périurbains vers un modèle plus durable : perspectives pour le renouvellement périurbain.
Marique, Anne-Françoise ULg; Reiter, Sigrid ULg

in Van Ypersele, Jean-Pascal; Hudon, Marek (Eds.) 1er Congrès interdisciplinaire du Développement Durable : Quelle transition pour nos sociétés ? Thème 3 : Logement et Aménagement du territoire. Recueil. (2013, February)

L’article aborde la question du recyclage des quartiers périurbains existants sous l'angle énergétique. Deux leviers d’actions sont mobilisés à cet effet : la forme urbaine, qui est étudiée en ... [more ▼]

L’article aborde la question du recyclage des quartiers périurbains existants sous l'angle énergétique. Deux leviers d’actions sont mobilisés à cet effet : la forme urbaine, qui est étudiée en complémentarité de l’échelle du bâtiment individuel, et la mobilité, car l’étalement urbain est entretenu et favorisé, en grande partie par la dépendance à la voiture individuelle. Deux indicateurs principaux (les besoins de chauffage de différents types de formes périurbaines et un indice de performance des déplacements) sont développés et discutés pour mettre en évidence les scénarios de renouvellement les plus adaptés et répondre à deux questions : « comment intervenir dans les quartiers périurbains existants ? » et « où intervenir ? ». Des pistes concrètes visant à l’opérationnalisation d’un « renouvellement périurbain » plus durable sont ensuite proposées. [less ▲]

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See detailSur la voie de l’élevage laitier de précision en Wallonie - 2. ValLait, OptiVal et OptiVal+ : valoriser des données du contrôle des performances
Bastin, Catherine ULg; Gillon, A.; Massart, X. et al

in 18ème Carrefour des Productions agricoles: Nouvelles approches pour une optimisation de nos élevages laitiers (2013, February)

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See detailNouveaux modes d’action publique en faveur de la transition des quartiers urbains vers un développement durable.
Ruelle, Christine ULg; Stangherlin, Gregor; Teller, Jacques ULg

in Van Ypersele, Jean-Pascal; Hudon, Marek (Eds.) 1er Congrès Interdisciplinaire du Développement Durable - Thème 5: Rôle des pouvoirs publics dans la transition. (2013, January 31)

L’article aborde la question de l’action publique visant à promouvoir le développement durable des quartiers urbains existants. En particulier, il envisage la pertinence de développer cette action à ... [more ▼]

L’article aborde la question de l’action publique visant à promouvoir le développement durable des quartiers urbains existants. En particulier, il envisage la pertinence de développer cette action à partir d’une réorientation de la « politique des quartiers », modalité de l’action publique héritée de la fin du XXème siècle. Les structures publiques de quartier mises en place dans le cadre de cette politique pourraient en effet jouer un rôle d’accélérateurs de la transition de ces quartiers. Elles ont le potentiel pour cela, notamment grâce au réseau social qu’elles développent au sein de la population locale, sans l’engagement de laquelle les pouvoirs publics peuvent bien peu de choses. L’article envisage ensuite la pertinence d’une généralisation de cette politique à tous les quartiers urbains, selon des intensités variables et en complémentarité avec les politiques urbaines plus stratégiques, afin d’assurer un développement équilibré de nos territoires. [less ▲]

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See detailA multiaxial constitutive model for concrete in the fire situation
Gernay, Thomas ULg; Franssen, Jean-Marc ULg

in Proceedings of the 13th Fire and Materials Conference (2013, January 28)

Performance-based design in fire engineering leads to increasing demand for advanced temperature-dependent material models for the load bearing materials used in building structures. These models must be ... [more ▼]

Performance-based design in fire engineering leads to increasing demand for advanced temperature-dependent material models for the load bearing materials used in building structures. These models must be valid in natural fire situations including cooling down phase and must be sufficiently robust for complex numerical calculations such as, for example, the analysis of tensile membrane action in composite slabs. Although structural concrete is widely used in civil engineering, proper modelling of its thermo-mechanical behaviour remains a challenging issue for engineers mainly because of the complexity of the phenomena that result from the microcracking process in this material and because of the necessity to ensure the numerical robustness of the models. This paper presents a new multiaxial concrete model based on a plastic-damage formulation and developed to meet the specific requirements of structural fire engineers and researchers. The model, which incorporates an explicit term for transient creep strain and encompasses a limited number of material parameters, has been implemented in a finite element software dedicated to the nonlinear analysis of structures in fire. The paper presents a series of numerical simulations conducted to highlight the model ability to capture the main phenomena that develop in concrete under fire (permanent strains, degradation of the elastic properties, unilateral effect) as well as its ability to be used for the fire analysis of large-scale structural elements. As an example, the new concrete model is used in the numerical analysis of a full scale fire test on a composite steel-concrete slab and it is shown that the computed and measured results agree. [less ▲]

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See detailCoRoT Observations of O Stars: Diverse Origins of Variability
Blomme, R.; Briquet, Maryline ULg; Degroote, P. et al

in Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series (2013, January 01)

Six O-type stars were observed continuously by the CoRoT satellite during a 34.3-day run. The unprecedented quality of the data allows us to detect even low-amplitude stellar pulsations in some of these ... [more ▼]

Six O-type stars were observed continuously by the CoRoT satellite during a 34.3-day run. The unprecedented quality of the data allows us to detect even low-amplitude stellar pulsations in some of these stars (HD 46202 and the binaries HD 46149 and Plaskett's star). These cover both opacity-driven modes and solar-like stochastic oscillations, both of importance to the asteroseismological modeling of O stars. Additional effects can be seen in the CoRoT light curves, such as binarity and rotational modulation. Some of the hottest O-type stars (HD 46223, HD 46150 and HD 46966) are dominated by the presence of red-noise: we speculate that this is related to a sub-surface convection zone. [less ▲]

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See detailAre Magnetic OB Stars More Prone to Mixing? Still an Unsettled Issue
Morel, Thierry ULg

in Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series (2013, January 01)

We review our knowledge of the mixing properties of magnetic OB stars and discuss whether the observational data presently available support, as predicted by some theoretical models, the idea that ... [more ▼]

We review our knowledge of the mixing properties of magnetic OB stars and discuss whether the observational data presently available support, as predicted by some theoretical models, the idea that magnetic phenomena favour the transport of chemical elements. A (likely statistical) relationship between enhanced mixing and the existence of a field has been emerging over the last few years. As discussed in this contribution, however, a clear answer to this question is presently hampered by the lack of large and well-defined samples of magnetic and non-magnetic stars. [less ▲]

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See detailMassive Non-Thermal Radio Emitters: New Data and their Modeling
Volpi, D.; Blomme, R.; De Becker, Michaël ULg et al

in Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series (2013, January 01)

During recent years some non-thermal radio emitting OB stars have been discovered to be binary or multiple systems. The non-thermal emission is due to synchrotron radiation that is emitted by electrons ... [more ▼]

During recent years some non-thermal radio emitting OB stars have been discovered to be binary or multiple systems. The non-thermal emission is due to synchrotron radiation that is emitted by electrons accelerated up to high energies. The electron acceleration occurs at the strong shocks created by the collision of radiatively-driven winds. Here we summarize the available radio data and more recent observations for the binary Cyg OB2 No. 9. We also show a new emission model which is being developed to compare the theoretical total radio flux and the spectral index with the observed radio light curves. This comparison will be useful in order to solve fundamental questions, such as the determination of the stellar mass-loss rates, which are perturbed by clumping. [less ▲]

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See detailNew INTEGRAL Observations of η Carinae Close to Periastron
Leyder, J.-C.; Walter, R.; Rauw, Grégor ULg

in Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series (2013, January 01)

The soft X-ray thermal emission of η Carinae varies strongly around the periastron, following the orbital period of 5.5 yr. We studied the hard X-ray non-thermal emission of η Car using new INTEGRAL ... [more ▼]

The soft X-ray thermal emission of η Carinae varies strongly around the periastron, following the orbital period of 5.5 yr. We studied the hard X-ray non-thermal emission of η Car using new INTEGRAL observations taken close to periastron. We showed that the hard X-ray emission is very likely to be associated with η Car, and not with any other source found within the INTEGRAL error circle. We also showed that the 3-σ detection during the soft X-ray minimum is consistent with a hydrogen column density that does not exceed 6×10[SUP]23[/SUP] cm[SUP]-2[/SUP]. [less ▲]

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See detailX-Ray Plasma Temperature Distribution in the Wind of ζ Puppis
Hervé, Anthony ULg; Rauw, Grégor ULg; Nazé, Yaël ULg

in Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series (2013, January 01)

Different scenarios try to explain the X-ray production in the O-type star wind (magnetic confinement, embedded shocks…) and their plasma temperature distribution. In this context, we have developed a new ... [more ▼]

Different scenarios try to explain the X-ray production in the O-type star wind (magnetic confinement, embedded shocks…) and their plasma temperature distribution. In this context, we have developed a new modeling code which computes synthetic spectra as a function of plasma temperature, abundances, and localization of the X-ray emitting shell in the wind. Then we combine several synthetic spectra in order to fit the observed high-resolution spectra. Our preliminary results on ζ Puppis reveal a non-porous wind as well as non-solar abundances for the CNO elements. More important, an extended region with a low temperature plasma begins to emit close to the star surface while small shells with hotter temperature plasmas emit farther in the wind. [less ▲]

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See detail2009: A Colliding-Wind Odyssey
Fahed, R.; Moffat, A. F. J.; Zorec, J. et al

in Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series (2013, January 01)

We present the results from two optical spectroscopic campaigns on colliding-wind binaries (CWB) which both occurred in 2009. The first one was on WR 140 (WC7pd + O5.5fc), the archetype of CWB, which ... [more ▼]

We present the results from two optical spectroscopic campaigns on colliding-wind binaries (CWB) which both occurred in 2009. The first one was on WR 140 (WC7pd + O5.5fc), the archetype of CWB, which experienced periastron passage of its highly elliptical 8-year orbit in January. The WR 140 campaign consisted of a unique and constructive collaboration between amateur and professional astronomers and took place at half a dozen locations, including Teide Observatory, Observatoire de Haute Provence, Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic and at several small private observatories. The second campaign was on a selection of 5 short-period WR + O binaries not yet studied for colliding-wind effects: WR 12 (WN8h), WR 21 (WN5o + O7 V), WR 30 (WC6 + O7.5 V), WR 31 (WN4o + O8), and WR 47 (WN6o + O5). The campaign took place at Leoncito Observatory, Argentina, during 1 month. We provide updated values of most of these systems for the orbital parameters, new estimates for the WR and O star masses and new constraints on the mass-loss rates and colliding wind geometry. [less ▲]

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See detailGAUFRE: a tool for an automated determination of atmospheric parameters from spectroscopy
Valentini, Marica ULg; Morel, Thierry ULg; Miglio, Andrea et al

in 40th Liege International Astrophysical Colloquium 'Ageing low-mass stars: from red giants to white dwarfs' (2013, January 01)

We present an automated tool for measuring atmospheric parameters (T_eff, log(g), [Fe/H]) for F-G-K dwarf and giant stars. The tool, called GAUFRE, is written in C++ and composed of several routines ... [more ▼]

We present an automated tool for measuring atmospheric parameters (T_eff, log(g), [Fe/H]) for F-G-K dwarf and giant stars. The tool, called GAUFRE, is written in C++ and composed of several routines: GAUFRE-RV measures radial velocity from spectra via cross-correlation against a synthetic template, GAUFRE-EW measures atmospheric parameters through the classic line-by-line technique and GAUFRE-CHI2 performs a chi^2 fitting to a library of synthetic spectra. A set of F-G-K stars extensively studied in the literature were used as a benchmark for the program: their high signal-to-noise and high resolution spectra were analysed by using GAUFRE and results were compared with those present in literature. The tool is also implemented in order to perform the spectral analysis after fixing the surface gravity (log(g)) to the accurate value provided by asteroseismology. A set of CoRoT stars, belonging to LRc01 and LRa01 fields was used for first testing the performances and the behaviour of the program when using the seismic log(g). [less ▲]

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See detailQuantitative NIR Spectroscopy of Massive Stars
Sana, H.; Stap, F. A.; de Koter, A. et al

in Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series (2013, January 01)

Interest for near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy of massive stars has been dramatically increasing over the last decade. Because it allows one to observe objects inaccessible at optical wavelengths due to ... [more ▼]

Interest for near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy of massive stars has been dramatically increasing over the last decade. Because it allows one to observe objects inaccessible at optical wavelengths due to absorption, the infrared domain offers a privileged window to study highly extinguished objects. Yet, a detailed calibration of the massive star properties at NIR wavelength is still missing. Following the lines of the work of Repolust et al. (2005), we have acquired high resolution spectroscopy of several nearby massive stars using VLT/CRIRES, focusing on spectral lines of interest in the J, H, K, and L bands. In this work, we present the earliest results of our quantitative spectroscopic analysis of the main sequence stars in our sample. Using the unique combination of a genetic algorithm approach with the state-of-the-art non-LTE atmosphere model FASTWIND, we compare the stellar and wind properties as derived from the optical and the NIR regime. [less ▲]

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See detailLinearized Power Flow Equations Based Predictive Control of Transmission Voltages
Hajian, Mahdi; Rosehart, William; Glavic, Mevludin et al

in Proceedings of the 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-46) (2013, January)

In this paper, an approach based on the concept of Model Predictive Control (MPC) is used to control transmission voltages and prevent long-term voltage instability. The MPC model is based on a linearized ... [more ▼]

In this paper, an approach based on the concept of Model Predictive Control (MPC) is used to control transmission voltages and prevent long-term voltage instability. The MPC model is based on a linearized steady-state system model derived from power flow equations. Simulation results are presented for the case of Nordic32 test system. [less ▲]

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See detailA nap to recap: Reward strengthens relational memory during daytime sleep
Igloi, Kinga; Gaggioni, Giulia Alice ULg; Eryilmaz, Hamdi et al

in Abstract book of the ABIM meeting (2013, January)

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See detailFrom Fritz Teufel to Leo Bassi : Happening and provocation. Just a History of Overbidding and Inflation?
Hamers, Jérémy ULg

in Utopia and Critical Thinking in the Creative Process (2013, January)

Ludico-symbolic coups and assassination attempts, make-believe funerals and degeneration of trials into grotesque rhetorical jousting : everywhere throughout Europe and the United States in the mid ... [more ▼]

Ludico-symbolic coups and assassination attempts, make-believe funerals and degeneration of trials into grotesque rhetorical jousting : everywhere throughout Europe and the United States in the mid sixties, political happenings thrived. The acts/performances, which were for the most part carried out by groups or individuals close to the Marxist and pacifist student protest movement, can’t be dissociated from a situationnist understanding of the urban milieu, transformed into one large stage for militant theatre. Founded on the principal of diversion and provocation, these actions quickly led to inflation and overbidding. Caught in a hectic whirl which forced them to always push the limit further in order to evade, if only temporarily, a process of institutionalisation that threatens any act of provocation, they soon begin to loose their political effectiveness. Born from a common political and artistic origin as the leaders of the student left movement, several “terrorist” groups harden their tone at the beginning of the seventies and perpetrate acts of violence with a revolutionary intention. Breaking away from the theatrical and ludic student activity while also retaining their situationnist obedience and a certain theatrical conception of the urban place, these armed groups think up actions in the beginning of the seventies which induce a rupture in the performative and theatrical tradition of the end of the sixties. These acts have been the subject of in depths studies by authors who, however conscious of the theatrical origins of the actions of the extreme left terrorists, refer to a terminology which imposes a distinction between action (or happening/performance) and “terrorist” acts. On the basis of this terminological distinction, we will demonstrate not only that these actions of the beginning of the seventies must be considered in a direct lineage with the political-theatrical creation of the end of the sixties, but that they also offer a first escape route, politically efficient, to the inflation which threatens any act of provocation. If the actions of the RAF, the Red Brigades or the Weathermen evade institutionalisation which threatens any act of provocation, they nevertheless remain politically unsustainable and condemn those who imagine them as well as those who execute them to an inevitably tragic ending, incompatible with the pursuit of creative practice. This paradigm will guide us in identifying some more recent creative processes (fake conferences of the Yes Men, shows/performances of Leo Bassi) which try to overcome in turn the political precariousness of their predecessors in endowing themselves with an (auto)reflexive dimension. Beyond their heterogeneity, these actions/shows shall thus be perceived as objects which surpass the act of provocation, inevitably destined to wear out. Because, in actively implicating the spectator to a point where he becomes a full fledge component of an engaged and reflexive creative process, these practices reinstate the politico-theatrical performance in its indispensable efficiency. [less ▲]

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See detailWindelband on Beurteilung
Dewalque, Arnaud ULg

in Van der Schaar, Maria (Ed.) Judgement and the Epistemic Foundation of Logic (2013, January)

A main challenge for philosophers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century was to construct judgements as acts of decision or position (thesis) rather than as acts of combination or synthesis ... [more ▼]

A main challenge for philosophers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century was to construct judgements as acts of decision or position (thesis) rather than as acts of combination or synthesis. Let us call this the thetic view. Franz Brentano (1838–1917) is usually regarded as the best supporter of this view, since he takes advantage of the Kantian-Herbartian notion of ‘position’ (Setzung) to break with the traditional definition of judgement as symplokè (Martin 2006, 64 sq.; see Brentano 2008, 335). Generally speaking I think this usual line of interpretation is quite cor- rect, yet it could benefit from a more detailed account of the Brentano reception. What I would like to suggest is this: At stake in Brentano’s legacy is not just the rejection of the synthetic view but also the way in which the thetic dimension is itself conceived. There are, in fact, various ways of constructing judgements as thetic or positional phenomena. Brentano’s notion of ‘existential assertion’ is not the only way to do so. [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 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 detailEn quoi un espace en ligne peut-il aider les étudiants de premier bachelier à résoudre des problèmes de physique?
Jacquet, Maud ULg; Georges, François ULg; Gourdange, Brigitte ULg et al

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

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

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

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See detailBenveniste serait-il aujourd'hui un linguiste de l'énonciation ?
[Lttr 13]; Badir, Sémir ULg; Polis, Stéphane ULg et al

in Dufaye, Lionel; Gournay, Lucie (Eds.) Benveniste après un demi-siècle, regards sur l'énonciation aujourd'hui (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 detailLa société personnalisée entre les membres du couple
Aydogdu, Roman ULg

in Le couple sous toutes ses formes (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 detailInvestigation of the Determinants of Travelers’ Mental Knowledge of Public Parking Facilities
Cools, Mario ULg; van der Waerden, Peter; Janssens, Davy

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

This paper describes a study of car drivers’ familiarity with the parking situation in the vicinity of a regional shopping center. The data used for this study are collected in Hasselt, a medium sized ... [more ▼]

This paper describes a study of car drivers’ familiarity with the parking situation in the vicinity of a regional shopping center. The data used for this study are collected in Hasselt, a medium sized city in Belgium. The central shopping area of Hasselt is surrounded by 23 public parking facilities. 1007 residents have been asked to indicate if they are familiar with each parking facility. The concept of familiarity was related to the socio-demographic and cognitive attributes of the respondents, their trips to the city center and the type of parking facility using multinomial logistic regression and bivariate probit regression. The results show that familiarity with parking facilities is especially related to age and education, and to the frequency of car use towards the city centre, and to a lesser extent to place of residence, income and perceived mental knowledge. In addition to these results, this paper demonstrates the value of collecting virtual buffer data by means of an online survey tool. The authors recommend that simulation models that predict parking choice behavior take into account the different levels of familiarity with parking facilities, and the contributing factors. An important avenue for further research is the combination of personal and facility specific information to assess the familiarity with different types of parking facilities. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See 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 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 detail(Bio)synthesis, extraction and purification of garlic derivatives showing therapeutic properties
DETHIER, Bérénice ULg; Nott, Katherine ULg; Fauconnier, Marie-Laure ULg

in Smagghe, Guy; Boeckx, Pascal; Bossier, Peter (Eds.) et al Communications in Agricultural and Applied Biosciences 2013 (2013)

Garlic has been used worldwide for centuries for its taste but also for its health benefits. Garlic's therapeutic compounds are mostly organosulfur compounds, recognized for their antioxidant, anticancer ... [more ▼]

Garlic has been used worldwide for centuries for its taste but also for its health benefits. Garlic's therapeutic compounds are mostly organosulfur compounds, recognized for their antioxidant, anticancer, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial activity and their effect on cardiovascular diseases (reviewed by Block, 2010). When the cloves are crushed, allicin is synthesized as the vacuolar enzyme alliinase meets its substrate, the cytoplasmic alliin. Allicin is unstable and undergoes rearrangements to form three main groups of derivatives: allyl sulfides, ajoenes and vinyldithiins. The garlic processing method has a major influence on the products released both in terms of chemical composition and yields. For example, the type of medium (aqueous or oily) and the temperature can favour the formation of specific compounds. Our work aims at studying the influence of - the garlic origin, - the reaction conditions and - the extraction procedures (solvent, microwaves) on the organosulfur compounds formed. Particular attention is given to the stereochemistry and the stability of the compounds. Better understanding of the formation of high value natural molecules is important in order to lead further studies on the biological activity of the compounds or to use them as nutraceuticals. [less ▲]

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

in Proceedings of the SEM IMAC XXXI Conference (2013)

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

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

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See 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 detailCONTROLLED AND AUTOMATIC MEMORY RETRIEVAL IN ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
Bastin, Christine ULg; Genon, Sarah ULg; Willems, Sylvie ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 8th Panhellenic Interdisciplinary Conference of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders (2013)

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

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

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See detailA new super-element for estimating the collision resistance of an inclined ship side
Buldgen, Loïc ULg; Le Sourne, Hervé; Rigo, Philippe ULg

in Advancements in Marine Structures : Proceedings of MARSTRUCT 2013, the 4th International Conference on Marine Structures, Espoo, Finland, 25th – 27th March 2013 (2013)

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See detailGenetic parameters for methane emission predicted from milk mid-infrared spectra in dairy cows
Kandel, Purna Bhadra ULg; Vanrobays, Marie-Laure ULg; Vanlierde, Amélie et al

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

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

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See detailL’imaginaire linguistique des historiens de la littérature, en France et en périphéries
Provenzano, François ULg

in Moussa, Sarga (Ed.) Le XIXe siècle et ses langues (2013)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailDevelopment of organic farming in Wallonia
Burny, Philippe ULg; Debode, Frédéric

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

Belgium is a highly densely populated country where agricultural methods usually consume large quantities of inputs, including pesticides and chemical fertilizers. However, organic farming is practiced ... [more ▼]

Belgium is a highly densely populated country where agricultural methods usually consume large quantities of inputs, including pesticides and chemical fertilizers. However, organic farming is practiced since many years and has registered a significant development during the last years, reaching 7% of the number of farmers in Wallonia (South of Belgium) and 7% of the Walloon agricultural area. Presently, the Walloon Minister for Agriculture strongly supports this sector and has proposed a strategic development plan of organic farming, the target being to reach 14% of the Walloon agricultural area in 2020. This paper presents and discusses the situation of organic farming in Wallonia and the main features and challenges of the new strategic development plan. [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 detailTraining-induced decrease of cytokines production by equine alveolar macrophages
Waldschmidt, Ingrid ULg; Frellstedt, Linda ULg; Art, Tatiana ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 6th Congress of the European College of Equine Internal Medicine (ECEIM) (2013)

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See detailPregnancy-Associated Glycoproteins (PAGs) in prolific (Boujaâd x D’man) and non- prolific (Boujaâd) Moroccan sheep by means of four radio-immunoassays
El Amiri, Bouchra; Melo de Sousa, Noelita ULg; El Abbadi, N et al

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

The aim of the present study was: i) to investigate the use of PAGs for pregnancy follow up in Boujaâd non prolific (n=8) vs. Boujaâd x D’man a prolific sheep (n=20), ii) to study whether the boPAG tracer ... [more ▼]

The aim of the present study was: i) to investigate the use of PAGs for pregnancy follow up in Boujaâd non prolific (n=8) vs. Boujaâd x D’man a prolific sheep (n=20), ii) to study whether the boPAG tracer (daily available at the laboratory of physiology of reproduction, Liège, could be used in RIA without affecting the results, iii) to prospect the possibility of transferring the technique to a Moroccan laboratory. The blood samples were weekly collected from the first week of gestation till the 4 week after lambing. The RIA1, RIA2, RIA3 and RIA4 were all based on ovPAG standard, while the tracer and antiserum changed according to the system. The RIA1, RIA3 and RIA4 were performed in Belgium while the RIA2 was carried out in Morocco. The results showed that the highest correlation was obtained between the RIA3 and RIA4 (R2 = 0.83) while the lowest was recorded between the RIA2 and RIA4 (R2 = 0.69). The lowest concentrations derived from the RIA2. The highest concentrations were recorded before lambing (279.29; 88.21; 268.75; 152.67 ng/ml respectively for RIAs 1, 2, 3 and 4). To conclude, the profiles of ovPAG showed that it is possible to flow-up with success using the four systems. In addition, the RIA1 using boPAG as tracer could be a good alternative to the homologous one and finally, it is possible to set up routinely the RIA technique for PAG detection in Moroccan laboratories. [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 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 detailLa dimension "travail", un élément clé pour le maintien de nos systèmes laitiers
Turlot, Amélie; Froidmont, Eric; Bauraind, Catherine et al

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See 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 detailStromatoporoid diversity and growth in late Wenlock reefs and associated facies (Silurian) at Wenlock Edge, UK.
Kershaw; Da Silva, Anne-Christine ULg

in Lindskog; Mehlqvist (Eds.) Proceedings of the 3rd IGCP 591 Annual Meeting Lund, Sweden, 9–19 June 2013 (2013)

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See detailImpact of different scenarios related to the new Common Agricultural Policy on farm income in Wallonia
Burny, Philippe ULg; Terrones Gavira, François ULg; Habran, Maxime 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) has been reformed several times since the treaty of Rome in 1958. For the period 2014-2020 at the European level, a new CAP had to be agreed upon by the 27 Member ... [more ▼]

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has been reformed several times since the treaty of Rome in 1958. For the period 2014-2020 at the European level, a new CAP had to be agreed upon by the 27 Member States and the EU parliament. Discussions were launched in 2010 and several proposals were made. In Belgium, as agricultural policy is regionalized, the Walloon Minister for Agriculture decided to support academic research in order to assess the possible impact of different scenarios on farm income, and so to help the regional authorities to take decisions when the EU legislation would be adopted, giving a large set of possibilities to the Members States/regions. So, different scenarios were defined with the partners of the administration, including farmers' unions, and their impacts on farm income were calculated. [less ▲]

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See detailRotation Effects as Possible Responsible for the Surface Effects on the Sun and Solar-Type Stars
Suárez, J. C.; Goupil, M. J.; Reese, Daniel ULg et al

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

One of the main sources of uncertainty in the asteroseismic models of the Sun and solar-like stars is the poor match between predicted oscillation frequencies and observed ones in the very high frequency ... [more ▼]

One of the main sources of uncertainty in the asteroseismic models of the Sun and solar-like stars is the poor match between predicted oscillation frequencies and observed ones in the very high frequency domain. Today, effects of turbulence, diffusion, etc., i.e., the so-called "surface effects" are signaled as possible responsible for such a discrepancy. We show that the effect of the stellar deformation due to rotation is of the same order or even larger than these effects. We show that rotation effects, are important for the asteroseismic analysis of the Sun and solar-like stars and they cannot be neglected when modeling such stars. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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See detailLe corps dans la médecine des moines au Moyen Age : autour de quelques Régimes de santé monastiques
Xhayet, Geneviève ULg

in Hüe, Denis; De Gramont, Jérôme; Baillaud, Bernard (Eds.) Corps et encyclopédies : Actes du colloque de Cerisy, 10-14 septembre 2008 (2013)

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

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

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See 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 detailUpbrella and BIM: Rethinking the construction process in residential construction
Forgues, Daniel; Schmitz, Dimitri ULg; Tahrani, Souha

in Hajdu, Miklos; Skibniewski, Miroslaw (Eds.) Proceedings Creative Construction Conference 2013 (2013)

The problems of productivity, predictability and quality in design and delivery of the building product are well documented. Prefabrication, process reengineering and digitalization are proposed as ... [more ▼]

The problems of productivity, predictability and quality in design and delivery of the building product are well documented. Prefabrication, process reengineering and digitalization are proposed as potential solutions to address these issues. One issue that is rarely addressed, however, is the management of the changes required to move from existing to a new paradigm of practices. Organization of work in construction, as opposed to other industries, has barely evolved in the last centuries. The research project studies the impact of the introduction of a new high-rise building construction system and BIM related technologies on the organization of work within a multi- residential project. The aim is to develop a concept of operation on how to reorganize work process within and between practices and trades. Ethnographic methods were used to identify issues regarding the management of information, the organization of work and the perceptions regarding BIM associated technologies and tools such as electronic tablets. Benchmarking and lean production tools such as value stream mapping were also utilized to identify problems of productivity and waste. Waste related to poor management of workflows and information flow was a major issue and had a strong impact on productivity. Contractual context in which there are no incentives for professionals and trades to improve their overall performance (no share responsibilities and fragmented obligations) was identified as the principal obstacle to changes in existing practices. Traditional project management practices proved to be inefficient to compensate the lack of coordination and collaboration between the project stakeholders. However, even if the use of BIM proved to be impractical in this context, tablets were well received as a way to improve collaboration and coordination of the work. A concept of operation was derived from the lessons learned that will be validated in the next pilot project. [less ▲]

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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 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 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 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 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 detailExtension of Davenport's Background/Resonant decomposition for the estimation of higher response moments
Denoël, Vincent ULg

in Proceedings of the Sixth European-African Conference on Wind Engineering (2013)

The non Gaussian buffeting analysis of a structure subjected to turbulent wind may be advantageously performed with a Volterra approach. Although this concept may be applicable to nonlinear structures ... [more ▼]

The non Gaussian buffeting analysis of a structure subjected to turbulent wind may be advantageously performed with a Volterra approach. Although this concept may be applicable to nonlinear structures, the scope of this paper is limited to structures with a deterministic linear behavior. In this case, the Volterra kernels take a simple explicit expression and the statistical moments of the structural response are simply recovered by a multi-dimensional integration of the corresponding spectra. Because the multi-dimensional spectra of the loading are usually determined numerically, these integrals have to be computed numerically too. The computational burden necessary for the estimation of these integrals turns out to be prohibitive as soon as high order moments are required (beyond and including 4th moment). The numerical conditioning is in fact again worse when the structural damping is low as the Volterra kernels then exhibit very large gradients in the frequency space, which are difficult to capture properly. Because the timescales related to the dynamics of the structure and to the random wind loading are well distinct, a nowadays customary decomposition of the response into Background and Resonant contributions (dating back to A. Davenport's earliest works) provides a very good estimation of the second statistical moment. Recently the concept has been extended to the Background/biResonant decomposition for the estimation of the third statistical moment of the response. This paper presents the extension to the computation of the fourth statistical moment, with the only assumptions of slight damping and low-frequency loading such as those that made Allan Davenport's Background/Resonant (B/R) decomposition fruitful. After some multiple scales considerations, the fourth moment of the response is approximated as the sum of a background component, a tetraresonant component and a mixed background-biresonant component. Mathematical developments will be presented in the full paper along with illustrative examples, while the current 4-page abstract just presents of a flavour of it. [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 detailPossibilities and limitations of the Prevost model for the modelling of cohesionless soil cyclic behaviour
Cerfontaine, Benjamin ULg; Charlier, Robert ULg; Collin, Frédéric ULg

in Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (2013)

The Prevost’s model is currently used to model cyclic behaviour of soils especially in earthquake engineering. The original model is able to capture the main features of cyclic behaviour: pore pressure ... [more ▼]

The Prevost’s model is currently used to model cyclic behaviour of soils especially in earthquake engineering. The original model is able to capture the main features of cyclic behaviour: pore pressure build up and plastic deformation accumulation. But accurate modelling of laboratory tests requires improvements. Enhanced models exist but require a lot of parameters that make them cumbersome for practical purpose. A suction caisson, part of a tripod offshore foundation for wind turbines is modelled. Possibilities of the Prevost’s model are highlighted compared with a classical Drucker-prager model. [less ▲]

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See detailDepositional facies settings and geochemical proxies of Late Devonian sequences in northwestern Thailand.
Königshof, Peter; Racki, G.; Savage, N. et al

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailLa production céréalière biologique en Wallonie
Debode, F.; Schiepers, H.; Burny, Philippe ULg

in Destain, J.-P.; Bodson, B. (Eds.) Livre Blanc "Céréales", édition février 2013 (2013)

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

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

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

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

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See 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 detailModeling of strain localization around the radioactive waste disposal galleries
Salehnia, Fatemeh ULg; Charlier, Robert ULg; Levasseur, Séverine ULg

in Coupled Phenomena in Environmental Geotechnics (2013)

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See detail"Europe-Amérique" / "Europe-Magazine": un hebdomadaire belge, organe de l'extrême-droite française, 1945-1960?
Lanneau, Catherine ULg

in Dard, Olivier (Ed.) Supports et vecteurs des droites radicales au XXe siècle (Europe-Amériques) (2013)

Issued under various titles between 1944 and the early 1980’s, the Belgian weekly Europe Amérique / Magazine showed itself at first rather eclectic in the choice of its writers and the articles it ... [more ▼]

Issued under various titles between 1944 and the early 1980’s, the Belgian weekly Europe Amérique / Magazine showed itself at first rather eclectic in the choice of its writers and the articles it published. It had soon more and more pronounced leanings towards the far right and specialized itself in a vociferous form of anticommunism, the rehabilitation of Vichy regime and strong criticism of the Republic as the brain child of a biased vision of the Resistance. It opened its columns to avowed rightist French journalists ear-marked for theit conduct during WW2 and / or having their names on the black list of the Comité National des Ecrivains. After describing the inner story of the weekly, the causes and consequences of its two prohibitions in France (1946-1948, 1949-1953), this article deals with its strongly Vichy tainted staff of French writers (Alfred Fabre-Luce, Louis Guitard, Louis Rougier, Pierre Dominique, Albert Paraz, Lucien Rebatet...) and its closeness with the well-known Paroles Françaises, Ecrits de Paris and Rivarol. [less ▲]

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See detailCost, return analysis and constraints in livestock production and marketing in Hai Duong, Vietnam
Le Thi Minh, Chau ULg; Lebailly, Philippe ULg; Nguyen, Tuan Son

in Kovacevic, Dusan (Ed.) IV International Symposium "Agrosym 2013" : Proceedings (2013)

The study, using the survey data from 145 livestock production households, showed that livestock contributed significant parts to the households’ income. Given a production unit, the high investment in ... [more ▼]

The study, using the survey data from 145 livestock production households, showed that livestock contributed significant parts to the households’ income. Given a production unit, the high investment in inputs and the considerable experience in production and marketing created higher income for the livestock-based group than that for the non livestock-based group. However, the farmers perceived some constraints relating to both production and marketing. The result from the Garrett’s ranking technique presented the ranking position of constraints, respectively included the livestock disease, the limited credit access, the high and rapid increase in feed price, the high volatility of output price, and the insufficiency of market information and weak bargaining power. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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See 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 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 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 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 detailMontrer l’invisible. Les dieux et leurs statues dans la céramique grecque
Collard, Hélène ULg

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

Cette étude examine un groupe de vases particuliers, qui amènent une série de questions intéressantes sur le statut de l’image divine et sur les modes de représentation du divin en Grèce ancienne. Il ... [more ▼]

Cette étude examine un groupe de vases particuliers, qui amènent une série de questions intéressantes sur le statut de l’image divine et sur les modes de représentation du divin en Grèce ancienne. Il s’agit de documents attiques et italiotes sur lesquels une divinité est représentée à côté de sa propre statue. La question qui se pose d’emblée est celle du sens de ce type de figuration, qui « redouble » en quelque sorte la divinité. On tente de montrer ici que le « redoublement » n’est pas une simple redondance, car ces images mettent en scènes deux modes de présence différents. [less ▲]

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See detailAnalyse de l'efficience des traitements de mammites de 60 fermes de Wallonie dans la base LAECEA
Theron, Léonard ULg; Reding, Edouard; Detilleux, Johann ULg et al

in Brard, Christophe (Ed.) Recueil des Journées Nationale des GTV (2013)

Le traitement de la mammite bovine est un acte à part dans la routine d’une exploitation bovine. En effet, si les cas les plus graves sont vus presque systématiquement pas le vétérinaire traitant en ... [more ▼]

Le traitement de la mammite bovine est un acte à part dans la routine d’une exploitation bovine. En effet, si les cas les plus graves sont vus presque systématiquement pas le vétérinaire traitant en France ou en Belgique, la plupart des cas peu sévères font l’objet d’une tacite délégation de diagnostic et de traitement, sur base d’une formation préalable et d’une prescription enregistrée. Aujourd’hui, cette pathologie représente le plus important poste de consommation d’antibiotiques en exploitation laitière. Concernant cette problématique, la profession vétérinaire doit disposer de nouveaux outils de diagnostic, de traitement, et surtout d’évaluation de la qualité du traitement. Or, depuis la fin des années 1940, la pratique de l’antibiothérapie est restée, comme en médecine humaine, basée essentiellement sur l’antibiothérapie empirique, plus ou moins régulée par des cultures bactériologiques et des antibiogrammes (Durel et al., 2012). La profession s’est dotée d’outils d’analyse épidémiologique et clinique au cours des décennies, mais les résultats sont mitigés : une diminution globale de la consommation d’antibiotiques, mais le recours accru à des classes de dernières générations. Aujourd’hui le grand enjeu de l’antibiothérapie se corse, avec l’identification de mécanisme de résistance suspects d’être communs avec la médecine humaine(Jaglic et al., 2010). Plusieurs classes de molécules communes avec la médecine humaine sont identifiées, et leur utilisation menace d’être régulée (Bagcigil et al., 2007). Face à ce constat, l’utilisation des antibiotiques destinés au traitement de la mamelle a été étudiée en Belgique, dans soixante fermes laitières wallonnes (Théron et al., 2011). [less ▲]

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