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See detailLes aspects financiers du contrat d'entreprise. Questions choisies
Kohl, Benoît ULg

in Kohl, Benoît (Ed.) Droit de la construction (2016)

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See detailDevelopment and use of foamed recycled fibers to control shrinkage cracking of cementitious mortars
Coppola, Bartolomeo ULg; Di Maio, Luciano; Courard, Luc ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 4rd Workshop "The New Boundaries of Structural Concrete" (2016)

In this study a new class of engineered fibers were produced using end of waste materials obtained from post-consumer plastics. Taking into account the rising issue of plastic waste disposal and the ... [more ▼]

In this study a new class of engineered fibers were produced using end of waste materials obtained from post-consumer plastics. Taking into account the rising issue of plastic waste disposal and the importance of fiber/matrix adhesion for composites materials, recycled plastic fibers with improved adhesion were developed. In particular, foamed fibers presenting a rough surface and a porous morphology were obtained by a foam extrusion process using a chemical blowing agent. Fiber reinforced mortars (FRMs) were produced containing foamed fibers at three volume fractions (0.50, 1 and 2 %) and two lengths (15 and 30 mm). FRM plastic shrinkage cracking resistance was investigated: the better adhesion of foamed fibers influenced cracks propagation, reducing crack area and delaying crack openings during shrinkage. Moreover, shorter fibers are better efficient in controlling cracks length while longer fibers are able to reduce cracks width and number. [less ▲]

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See detailThe syntax-semantics Interface in Earlier Egyptian: A Case study in Verbs of Cognition
Winand, Jean ULg

in Coping with Obscurity: The Brown Workshop on Earlier Egyptian Grammar (2016)

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See detailNew challenges for the Vietnamese aquaculture sector
Nguyen Thi Khanh Hong, ULg; Tran Thi Nang Thu; Lebailly, Philippe ULg

in Nanhua University; Vietnam University of Commerce; Hue College of Economics (Eds.) International Conference "The economy of Vietnam in the integration period: opportunities and challenges: Proceedings (2016)

The supply chain of seafood in Vietnam has not been effectively designed and operated, and has not contributed to the sustainability of the sector. Problems include the protection of resources ... [more ▼]

The supply chain of seafood in Vietnam has not been effectively designed and operated, and has not contributed to the sustainability of the sector. Problems include the protection of resources, limitations in traceability, food safety issues and lack of branding/eco-certification. The objective of this article is first to characterize the recent development of this sector of economic activity. Particular attention will be linked to the importance of aquaculture in the trade balance of Vietnam. The authors also describe the issues that arise in the various constituent links in the aquaculture industry in Vietnam. [less ▲]

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See detailImaging protoplanets: observing transition disks with non-redundant masking
Sallum, S.; Eisner, J.; Close, L. M. et al

in Optical and Infrared Interferometry and Imaging V (2016)

Transition disks, protoplanetary disks with inner clearings, are promising objects in which to directly image forming planets. The high contrast imaging technique of non-redundant masking is well posed to ... [more ▼]

Transition disks, protoplanetary disks with inner clearings, are promising objects in which to directly image forming planets. The high contrast imaging technique of non-redundant masking is well posed to detect planetary mass companions at several to tens of AU in nearby transition disks. We present non-redundant masking observations of the T Cha and LkCa 15 transition disks, both of which host posited sub-stellar mass companions. However, due to a loss of information intrinsic to the technique, observations of extended sources (e.g. scattered light from disks) can be misinterpreted as moving companions. We discuss tests to distinguish between these two scenarios, with applications to the T Cha and LkCa 15 observations. We argue that a static, forward-scattering disk can explain the T Cha data, while LkCa 15 is best explained by multiple orbiting companions. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Cybernetic Tower by Nicolas Schöffer: the conservator’s role between continuity and historicity of the production
D'Haenens, Manon ULg

in Hermens, E, Robertson, Fr. (Ed.) Authenticity in Transition, Changing practices in art making and conservation, Proceedings of the NeCCAR Conference, Glasgow december 2014 (2016)

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See detailL'appartement des bains et le cabinet des peintures du château de Fontainebleau sous le règne d'Henri IV
Fagnart, Laure ULg

in Nativel, Colette (Ed.) Henri IV. Art et pouvoir (2016)

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See detailBiotechnolgia w rozrodzie koni
Deleuze, Stefan ULg; Gajewski, Zdzislaw; Faundez, Ricardo et al

in Rozrod koni, Wybrane aspekty IV Monograph (2016)

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See detailL'Action française et l'affaire de Saverne
Schmidt, Anne-Catherine ULg

in Grandhomme, Jean-Noël (Ed.) L'affaire de Saverne (2016)

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See detailMicroanalyzes of remarkable microfossils of the Late Mesoproterozoic–Early Neoproterozoic
Cornet, Yohan ULg; Beghin, Jérémie ULg; Kabamba Baludikay, Blaise ULg et al

in European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2016 Vienna, Austria, 2016 (2016)

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See detailLes obligations, la responsabilité et l’assurance de l’architecte. Panorama général et pistes de réflexion
Kohl, Benoît ULg

in Uytterhoeven, Kristof (Ed.) L’architecte au 21ième siècle. Profession libérale ou entreprise protégée ? La loi du 20 février 1939 : 75 ans (2016)

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See detailDéveloppement professionnel dans un système compétent : l’importance de l’accompagnement
Pirard, Florence ULg

in Silva, Clara (Ed.) Educazione e cura dell’infanzia nell’Unione Europea (2016)

L’importance des compétences nécessaires dans l’accueil et l’éducation de jeunes enfants ainsi que celle des conditions qui permettent leur développement est aujourd'hui reconnue par les instances ... [more ▼]

L’importance des compétences nécessaires dans l’accueil et l’éducation de jeunes enfants ainsi que celle des conditions qui permettent leur développement est aujourd'hui reconnue par les instances internationales (OCDE (2001, 2006, 2012, 2015, Eurydice 2014). Elle est aussi démontrée par les résultats de recherches qui soulignent la nécessité d’assurer l’organisation de formations initiales de niveau supérieur où les dimensions socio-psycho-éducatives occupent une place de choix et qui considèrent le développement professionnel dans un processus non seulement individuel, mais aussi collectif qui engage différents niveaux de responsabilité (Urban, al, 2011). Il s'agit de mettre en place et soutenir un « Système compétent » : «compétences individuelles », « compétences institutionnelles », « compétences interinstitutionnelles » et « de gouvernance » en interdépendance. Au niveau local, ces travaux donnent un cadre pour repenser les différentes manières de soutenir le développement professionnel, non seulement dans des espaces temps institutionnalisés d’enseignement et de formation centrés sur le développement de savoirs et de capacités, mais aussi dans les lieux d’accueil et d’éducation eux-mêmes où, par des dispositifs d’accompagnement de projets, des groupes d’analyse des pratiques documentées, des professionnel(le)s de l’enfance peuvent être engagé(e)s dans un processus de transformation conjointe à la fois de leurs actions (les pratiques éducatives), des acteurs (leurs propres compétences au bénéfice de l’accueil des enfants et des familles) et de leur environnement (Pirard, Barbier, 2012). Cette évolution témoigne de l’émergence d’une culture de la professionnalisation dans le secteur de l’enfance observée en Europe (Pirard, Camus, Barbier, à paraître). [less ▲]

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See detailBiomass production and use of silvopastoral areas in northern Morocco
Chebli, Youssef ULg; Chentouf, M.; Hornick, Jean-Luc ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Goats (2016) (2016)

In Rif Mountain of Morocco, sylvopastoral systems satisfy the diverse needs of local population and represent the most important feed sources for goats. This system is under pressure due to climate change ... [more ▼]

In Rif Mountain of Morocco, sylvopastoral systems satisfy the diverse needs of local population and represent the most important feed sources for goats. This system is under pressure due to climate change and overgrazing. For a sustainable and integrated development of this area, it is essential to establish a resource assessment. This study aims to evaluate the pastoral production (biomass) and investigate the use of pasture in Rif Mountain (Loubar) exclusively used by goat herds. For biomass production, we used the method of the reference module. The surveys, on using pasture by breeders, were realized during the biomass evaluation period. The pastoral shrubs, mainly Cistus crispus, Cistus monspeliensis, Lavendula stoeches and Pistacia lentiscus, represent the most palatable species selected by goats. Breeders use pasture throughout the year, except on rainy days where they resort to limbing. The pasture was characterized by a poor floristic diversity (65 species) dominated by shrubs. The biomass produced was estimated at 373 kg dry matter per hectare composed for 63% by shrubs. For biomass production, significant differences were observed depending on the season and according to sampling sites. The continuous use of the same pasture for a long time can explain the low production estimated and appearance of unpalatable species, such as Arisarum vulgare, Daphne gnidium and Ranunculus sardous. In fact, due to the bad operating practices of pastoral resources, sylvopastoral areas will be less available and of lower quality. The reasonable use of these resources, including a reduction in grazing pressure, should be developed to ensure a better productivity and sustainability. [less ▲]

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See detailDiscours et stratégies dans les déclarations criminelles élaborées devant les notaires liégeois aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles
Drécourt, Aurore ULg

in Dire, (d)écrire, représenter la violence, Colloque international du CRIHAM (2016)

Le présent projet de communication propose une étude sur la manière de représenter la violence ainsi que son instrumentalisation à des fins personnelles dans des actes relevant de la pratique notariale ... [more ▼]

Le présent projet de communication propose une étude sur la manière de représenter la violence ainsi que son instrumentalisation à des fins personnelles dans des actes relevant de la pratique notariale aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles à Liège. L’analyse de ces sources est novatrice pour une histoire de la criminalité. En effet, les historiens se sont avant tout centrés sur les archives des cours judiciaires. Il semble cependant que les populations d’Ancien Régime n’allaient pas systématiquement devant le juge pour régler leurs conflits. Ainsi des accords, qui ne seraient sans doute jamais parvenus à la connaissance de l’historien par la seule étude des archives criminelles, émergent dans les actes relevant de la pratique notariale. Outre ces accommodements clairement identifiés dans les minutes, les populations d’Ancien Régime se déplacent également devant notaires pour que ceux-ci retranscrivent, plus ou moins fidèlement, le récit subjectif d’un évènement vécu. Ces déclarations criminelles seront ensuite, selon le choix du comparant, enregistrées ou non au greffe. En effet, cette trace d’accusation ou de témoignage ne parvient pas systématiquement aux autorités. Tout dépend de l’évolution du conflit et parfois le simple déplacement chez le notaire pousse la partie adverse à s’accommoder avant le passage en justice. Ces déclarations criminelles constituent des sources particulièrement intéressantes pour observer la psychologie, les perceptions et les interprétations de la violence des victimes et des agresseurs. Nous proposons ici d’étudier les stratégies discursives mises en œuvre lors de la passation d’une déclaration devant le notaire et sur ce qu’elles révèlent de la société qui les produit. En effet, ces témoignages constituent une véritable mise en scène de la violence, qui est instrumentalisée afin d’obtenir gain de cause lors d’un conflit. Comment les comparants s’y prennent-ils ? Quels sont les topoï les plus souvent utilisés ? Observe-t-on une évolution de ces discours entre le XVIIe et le XVIIIe siècle ? Cette analyse permettra de mettre en lumière la manière dont la société attribuait différents seuils de gravité à des actes violents, leurs circonstances aggravantes et comment ces représentations de la société étaient sciemment utilisées par les intervenants pour déconstruire la gravité de leurs actes. Enfin, étudier la violence et les discours des personnes impliquées permet également une meilleure compréhension de phénomènes sociaux que nous proposons de souligner, comme l’importance de l’honneur et sa place essentielle dans la société d’Ancien Régime. [less ▲]

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See detailThe impact of preexisting semantic integration on associative memory in normal aging
Bastin, Christine ULg

in Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Memory (2016)

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See detailL'usage de la signature par les premiers ducs de Bourgogne de la Maison de Valois
Marchandisse, Alain ULg; Schnerb, Bertrand

in Feller, Caludia; Lackner, Christian (Eds.) Manu propria. Vom eigenhändigen Schreiben der Mächtigen (13.-15. Jahrhundert) (2016)

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See detail"Nos coeurs pendent aux citronniers". Fruits et fleurs de la Méditerranée dans la poésie d'Apollinaire
Purnelle, Gérald ULg

in Debon, Claude (Ed.) Apollinaire méditerranéen. Actes du XXIIe colloque international. Aix-en-Provence, 11, 12 et 13 avril 2013 (2016)

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See detailÉclairer les enjeux de la reconstruction industrielle du bassin liégeois : l'apport des archives des Etablissements insalubres et dangereux (1919-1925)
Peters, Arnaud ULg; Defechereux, Olivier ULg; Destatte, Julien ULg

in Parmentier, Isabelle (Ed.) Etudes et bibliographies d'histoire environnementale (Belgique, Nord de la France, Afrique centrale). Actes des 2e RBel, Namur, décembre 2012 (2016)

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See detailAgriculture towards a more sustainable development: the case of Wallonia (South of Belgium)
Burny, Philippe ULg

in Svatos, Miroslav et al. (Ed.) International Scientific Conference Agrarian Perspectives XXV "Global and European Challenges for Production, Agribusiness and the Rural Economy", Prague, Czech Republic, September 14-16, 2016: book of abstracts (2016)

The new Common Agricultural Policy defined in 2013 and implemented since 2015 created the so-called "green payment" and also supports organic farming and origin-labelled products in order to produce more ... [more ▼]

The new Common Agricultural Policy defined in 2013 and implemented since 2015 created the so-called "green payment" and also supports organic farming and origin-labelled products in order to produce more sustainable agricultural activities. This paper analyses the impact of the green payment on Walloon agriculture in 2015 and the evolution of organic farming and origin-labelled products in the South of Belgium. [less ▲]

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See detailPerformance of the chicken contract farming and its affecting factors in Vietnam: a case study in Hoa Thach Commune, Quoc Oai District, Hanoi
Bui Thi, Nga; Lebailly, Philippe ULg

in Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA); Académie de Recherche et d'Enseignement Supérieur (ARES) (Eds.) Proceedings International Conference "Agriculture Development in the Context of International Integration: Opportunities and Challenges". December 7-8, Hanoi, Vietnam (2016)

This study aims to analyze the performance and its affecting factors in the chicken contract farming in a case study of Hoa Thach commune, Quoc Oai province, Hanoi, based on the questionnaire surveyed ... [more ▼]

This study aims to analyze the performance and its affecting factors in the chicken contract farming in a case study of Hoa Thach commune, Quoc Oai province, Hanoi, based on the questionnaire surveyed data of 40 representative chicken contract farmers in the study site in 2016. The results showed that surveyed household’s head was medium (37 years old), low educational level (80% secondary school), but they had experience (87.5% had more than 3 years of raising), with quite large raising scale (popular 3001 to 5000 heads). Feed cost was too high (87.7% total cost), led farmers to lower performance, and situation of depending on the market. The farm income was rather low, accounted for only 10.4% total revenue. Results also showed that, any decrease in labor cost, improvement in by - products revenue or egg laying rate will lead to the enhancement of chicken raising performance for contract farmers. Therefore, the farmers had better reduced the feed cost, better manage their labor, exploit by- products and improve the egg laying rate to enhance the farm performance. [less ▲]

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See detailMicrosyntaxe et macrosyntaxe des lexèmes _chaitif_, _dolent_, _las_ et _maleuré/maleureus_ en français médiéval. De l'adjectif au locutif
Mazziotta, Nicolas ULg

in Actes du 5e Congrès Mondial de Linguistique Française (CMLF) (2016)

This paper investigates the syntax of the following medieval French lexemes: chaitif, dolent, las and maleuré/maleureus. The theoretical framework takes into account micro- and macrosyntax. The lexemes at ... [more ▼]

This paper investigates the syntax of the following medieval French lexemes: chaitif, dolent, las and maleuré/maleureus. The theoretical framework takes into account micro- and macrosyntax. The lexemes at study can be used as adjectives as well as locutives, i.e. words belonging to a POS that has a very constrained microsyntactic distribution and carrying a specific illocutionary point. The latter characteristics implies that locutives cannot be governed by other words in a syntactic dependency structure. The syntactic analysis of the locutive uses of the aforementionned lexemes leads to consider them as "advocate" illocutionary units that undergo special constraints on their linear order. [less ▲]

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See detailDisrupted interaction between memory and self in patients with Alzheimer’s disease
Genon, Sarah ULg; Salmon, Eric ULg; Collette, Fabienne ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Memory (2016)

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See detailNew geochronological history of the Mbuji-Mayi Supergroup (Proterozoic, DRC) through U-Pb and Sm-Nd dating
François, Camille ULg; Kabamba Baludikay, Blaise ULg; Storme, Jean-Yves et al

in European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2016 Vienna, Austria, 2016 (2016)

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See detailLes anaphores rhétoriques : des rafales de motifs ?
Longrée, Dominique ULg; Mayaffre, Damon; Mellet, Sylvie

in Mayaffre, Damon; Poudat, Céline; Vanni, Laurent (Eds.) et al Statistical Analysis of Textual Data, Proccedings of 13th International Conference on Statistical Analysis od Textual Data, 7-10 June 2016, Nice (2016)

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See detailAn investigation of inland water soundscapes: Which sonic sources influence acoustic levels?
Bolgan, Marta ULg; O' Brien, Joanne; Winfield, Ian J. et al

in Proceedings of meetings on acoustics Acoustical Society of America 27(1) (2016)

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See detailSocial Life Cycle Assessment in Bio-Based Industries: Identifying Main Indicators and Impacts
Rafiaani, P.; Van Passel, S.; Lebailly, Philippe ULg et al

in Ban, Marko et al. (Ed.) 11th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems : book of abstracts (2016)

Assessing social impacts of various products, services and human activities has achieved an increasing interest worldwide. The nature of sustainability of biobased industries from a social point of view ... [more ▼]

Assessing social impacts of various products, services and human activities has achieved an increasing interest worldwide. The nature of sustainability of biobased industries from a social point of view is how and to what extent they are perceived by society, and how various societies take advantages from such activities. However, an important issue is that social factors are not usually easy to be quantitatively analyzed and although the social impacts might be very remarkable, especially at the local scale, they have been not possible to be investigated in the majority of impact evaluations in the past. Despite the existence of many different methodologies towards Social Life Cycle Assessment (SLCA) to address social impacts of various businesses and industries, most of them impartially address social performances of an industry. The aim of this paper is to highlight the main criteria that need to be taken into account in SLCA approaches for identifying the social indicators and impacts of biobased industries that is a timely topic worldwide toward climate change mitigation goals. Accordingly, considering the general approach of SLCA and particularly its inventory analysis phase for impact categories and indicator determinations, the paper provides an overview of the existing guidelines and frameworks for identifying social indicators and impact categories associated with bio-industries. In conclusion, main impact categories and indicators formulated in the existing frameworks applied to biobased industries are demonstrated as a basic set of applicable elements of social dimensions in evaluating bio-industries’ sustainability when conducting SLCAs. The state of the art for this study mainly includes leading journal articles, international reports and conference papers up to and including 2016 on SLCA in biobased industries. According to the reviewed frameworks in this study, quantitative, midpoint and sitespecific data are the main elements taken into account when collecting the data for biobased product social impact assessment. This study also reveals that although SLCA is in its early steps of development and despite in numerous cases, conducting a comprehensive SLCA is not yet feasible, it has been considered to have substantially promising methodological attributes that can help policymakers and other stakeholders to quantify and assess sustainability of bio-industries from the social perspective. Recommendations for further research work concerning SLCA in bio-industries are also presented. [less ▲]

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See detailComparative analysis of agricultural production systems performances: case of millet and sorghum in Mali
Sissoko, Penda ULg; Lebailly, Philippe ULg

in Kovacevic, Dusan (Ed.) VII International Scientific Agriculture Symposium “AGROSYM 2016”, Jahorina, October 06-09, 2016 : book of proceedings (2016)

This study was carried out to compare the performances of agricultural production systems based on millet and sorghum in Sahelian and sudano-Sahelian areas of Mali in 2014. The two systems compared were ... [more ▼]

This study was carried out to compare the performances of agricultural production systems based on millet and sorghum in Sahelian and sudano-Sahelian areas of Mali in 2014. The two systems compared were production techniques of micro-dosing fertilizer and traditional cropping called conventional cropping system of millet and sorghum. One hundred and eight farmers (108) were selected and interviewed in the two areas. The techniques of micro-dosing used were manual and mechanical fertilizers distribution. The tools used for analysis were descriptive statistics (frequency, average, standard deviation) and analytical method (ANOVA). The software’s used were EXCEL, SPSS 20 and STAGRAPHICS. The results of this survey show significant differences of mean at the plots levels. The production system based on fertilizer micro-dosing techniques is more efficient than traditional system of millet and sorghum through high yielding, lowing costs of fertilizers, diminution of farming operation work times and, high net profit at the plot level. The percent of yield obtained with manual technique is 41% and 52% with mechanical distribution (placement) for millet and respectively for sorghum 45% and 56%. The calculated cost ratio values (CRV>1) show that micro-dosing techniques are profitable for millet and sorghum production. [less ▲]

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See detailA new index to measure the human well-being in Wallonia and its communes (South of Belgium)
Burny, Philippe ULg

in Petropoulos, D.; Kyriazopoulos, G. (Eds.) 1st International Conference of Development and Economy (ICODECON) 2-4 October 2015: The advantages and disadvantages of Economic Crises: Conference proceedings (2016)

In 2012, the Walloon Government ordered the Walloon Institute for Prospective, Evaluation and Statistics (IWEPS) to calculate five indexes in order to guide and evaluate the public actions, together with ... [more ▼]

In 2012, the Walloon Government ordered the Walloon Institute for Prospective, Evaluation and Statistics (IWEPS) to calculate five indexes in order to guide and evaluate the public actions, together with the GDP. The index for the conditions of human well-being (CWBI) is presently the first step in the elaboration of the wellbeing index. The methodology is the one used by the Council of Europe. Actually, the CWBI is calculated by using 60 basic indicators, gathered into 8 families. After normalisation, the CWBI is the arithmetic mean of the 60 basic indicators, each of them having the same weight. The CWBI was calculated for the 262 communes of Wallonia and varies from 0.428 to 0.674, with a regional mean of 0.572. An opposition between urban and rural communes clearly appears, the last ones having the best scores. Communes along the borders of Germany and Luxemburg have the highest indexes, while communes in the old industrial areas have the lowest scores. Employment, income, family relations and security are the factors which are the most narrowly linked to the CWBI. At the communal level, social and security expenses per capita have a significant and negative correlation coefficient with the CWBI. In the future, in order to elaborate a finer index, new data, up to now not directly available, will be collected at the communal level, about quantitative and qualitative aspects. [less ▲]

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See detailIs the venice lagoon noisy? First passive listening monitoring of the venice lagoon: Possible effects on the typical fish community
Bolgan, Marta ULg; Picciulin, Marta; Codarin, Antonio et al

in Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology (2016)

Three passive listening surveys have been carried out in two of the three Venice lagoon tide inlets and inside the Venice island. The spectral content and the intensity level of the underwater noise as ... [more ▼]

Three passive listening surveys have been carried out in two of the three Venice lagoon tide inlets and inside the Venice island. The spectral content and the intensity level of the underwater noise as well as the presence or absence of Sciaena umbra and the distribution of its different sound patterns have been investigated in all the recording sites. The passive listening proved to be successful in detecting S. umbra drumming sounds in both Venice lagoon tide inlets. Our results indicate that the spectral content and the level of underwater noise pollution in the Venice lagoon could affect fish acoustic communication. © Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016. [less ▲]

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See detailHow do small and medium architectural firms deal with architectural complexity? A look into digital practices
Stals, Adeline ULg; Jancart, Sylvie ULg; Elsen, Catherine ULg

in Hentila, Helka-Liisa; Herneoja, Aulikki; Pihlajaniemi, Henrika (Eds.) et al Proceedings of te 34th eCAADe annual conference: Complexity and Simplicity (2016)

Digital design tools are nowadays deeply rooted in most architectural design processes. Either used as a way to communicate a designed artifact, or rather as a medium to test innovative morphologies ... [more ▼]

Digital design tools are nowadays deeply rooted in most architectural design processes. Either used as a way to communicate a designed artifact, or rather as a medium to test innovative morphologies (lately referred to as non-standard architecture), these design tools profoundly shape the way architects envision complexity all along their day-to-day tasks. The large teams of "star-architects" were able to develop dedicated and specific strategies and digital tools to overcome some of the technological gaps they were faced to when using commercial packages. But how are small and medium firms dealing with the inherent complexities of such software? This contribution analyzes how those firms (and more specifically the Walloon ones) deal with the growing complexity of digital tools, both in terms of use and interdisciplinarity. [less ▲]

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See detailLa lettre d’art dans l’œuvre de Jean de Montreuil, en particulier sa Lettre à un prince anglais (1394)
Marchandisse, Alain ULg

in Cammarosano, Paolo; Dumézil, Bruno; Gioanni, Stéphane (Eds.) et al Art de la lettre et lettre d’art. Épistolaire politique III. Convegno di studio, Roma, 11-13 aprile 2013 (2016)

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See detailAn integrated framework for forecasting travel behavior using Markov Chain Monte-Carlo simulation and profile Hidden Markov Models
Saadi, Ismaïl ULg; El Saeid Mustafa, Ahmed Mohamed ULg; Teller, Jacques ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 95th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (2016)

Recent advances in agent-based micro-simulation modelling have further underlined the importance of a thorough full synthetic population procedure to guarantee a correct characterization of the true ... [more ▼]

Recent advances in agent-based micro-simulation modelling have further underlined the importance of a thorough full synthetic population procedure to guarantee a correct characterization of the true population. We propose an integrated approach including Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) simulation and profiling based methods to catch the complexity and the diversity of agents of the true population through representative micro samples. The population synthesis method is capable of building the joint distribution of a given population with its corresponding marginal distributions (e.g. age, gender, socio-professional status etc.) using complete, partial conditional probabilities or both of them at the same time. Particularly, the estimation of socio-demographic variables and characterization of daily activity-travel patterns are included within the framework. Data stemming from the 2010 Belgian Household Daily Travel Survey (BELDAM) are used to calibrate the modelling framework. We illustrate that this framework catches in an efficient way the behavioral heterogeneity of travelers. Furthermore, we show that the proposed framework is adequately adapted to build large scale micro-simulation scenarios of transportation and urban systems. [less ▲]

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See detailDeterminants of rice production in remote areas of Vietnam: a case study in Lao Cai province
Bui Thi Lam, ULg; Lebailly, Philippe ULg; Tran Huu, Cuong

in Académie de Recherche et d'Enseignement Supérieur (ARES); Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA) (Eds.) Proceedings International Conference "Agriculture Development in the Context of International Integration: Opportunities and Challenges". December 7-8, 2016, Vietnam National University of Agriculture, Hanoi, Vietnam (2016)

Seng Cu rice, a special product in the Northwestern region of Vietnam, provides high economic value and it is one of the main crops for poverty reduction and rural development. Lao Cai, a moutainous ... [more ▼]

Seng Cu rice, a special product in the Northwestern region of Vietnam, provides high economic value and it is one of the main crops for poverty reduction and rural development. Lao Cai, a moutainous province, has various natural advantages for growing Seng Cu rice such as soil, climate, water resource and so on. However, Seng Cu rice production are facing with several challenges including: (i) low investment; (ii) poor farming practices; (iii) weak linkages between farmers and input/output suppliers; (iv) lack of supporting services regarding to agricultural extension and technology; (v) poor economic infrastructure. The main reasons mentioned above caused to low productivity produced at 60% of the potential, low income and high poverty rate at 50%, especially in upland communes the province. Besides, smallholder farmers have high levels of food insecurity and unsustainable livelihood. This paper aims to review the reasons why smallholder farmers in the region fail to plant Seng Cu rice. Then, various recommendations will be proposed to increase productivity and price for smallholders to improve incomes and living standard for the local farmers. [less ▲]

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See detailTime-Varying Modal Parameters Identification in the Modal Domain
Bertha, Mathieu ULg; Golinval, Jean-Claude ULg

in Proceedings of ISMA 2016 - International Conference on Noise and Vibration Engineering (2016)

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See detailNoWaste: waste heat re-use for greener truck
Bettoja, Federica; Perosino, Andrea; Lemort, Vincent ULg et al

in Proceedings of 6th Transport Research Arena (2016)

The present paper summarizes the key points of the European NoWaste Project, which aims at developing Rankine cycle systems for integration into long-haul trucks with the aim to convert the waste heat of ... [more ▼]

The present paper summarizes the key points of the European NoWaste Project, which aims at developing Rankine cycle systems for integration into long-haul trucks with the aim to convert the waste heat of the exhaust gases into useful energy usable in mechanical or electrical form. The first part of the paper describes the ORC system architectures defined for two different truck engines: one with EGR and the other one without EGR. For both engines, different cycle configurations and working fluids are compared in terms of energy performance and technical constraints. For both ORC systems, the paper shows the final technical choices made in terms of main components: boiler, condenser, expander and pump. The second part of the paper presents preliminary experimental results carried out on demonstrators of the two ORC systems. The objectives of these tests were to check the performance announced by the components’ manufacturers. Finally, the last part of the paper compares the cost of both systems. [less ▲]

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See detailTowards a more sustainable development model in Belgium: the role of organic farming
Burny, Philippe ULg

in Petropoulos, D.; Kyriazopoulos, G. (Eds.) 2nd International Conference of Development and Economy (ICODECON) 9-12 June 2016 : book of abstracts (2016)

During the last years, organic farming considerably developed in Belgium. In 2014, it represented 5% of the total agricultural area and 4.5% of the number of farms [1]. Organic farming is mainly developed ... [more ▼]

During the last years, organic farming considerably developed in Belgium. In 2014, it represented 5% of the total agricultural area and 4.5% of the number of farms [1]. Organic farming is mainly developed in Wallonia where its share of the agricultural area exceeded 10% in 2014. Pastures for bovine production (meat and milk) and general crops (mainly cereals) are the most common cultivated areas. Poultry, eggs and vegetables recorded the highest increases. This success is partly the result of a strategic plan for the development of organic farming in Wallonia towards 2020 [2] and of remarkable financial support for the farmers [3]. More than 8,400 food and non-food organic products are available for the consumers. The number of prepared and processed food products is increasing. The market share of food organic products is still low, but continuously increasing: 1.3% in 2008, 2.3% in 2014. Remarkably, the expenses for organic food products still increased by 50% in 2014, while the total expenses for common food products declined for the first time since many years. The most important expenses per capita concern dairy products (5.40€), vegetables (4.74€), fruits (3.71€) and bovine and pork meat (2.84€). The main locations where food organic products are bought are supermarkets (45%) and specialized shops (31%). Families with children and high income and retired people with high income count for more than 5% of the expenses for organic food, while single persons aged over 40 are the category which spend the highest share of its income (4.1%) for organic food. In such conditions, organic farming is an important topic of the strategic plan for sustainable development presently proposed for discussion to the Walloon citizens. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of the method and the period of oil extraction on chemical composition of olive cake in northern of Morocco
El Otmani, Samira ULg; Ayadi, Mohamed; Chentouf, Mouad et al

in Bayrou, Calixte; Cabaraux, Jean-François; Delguste, Catherine (Eds.) et al Proceedings of the 3rd FARAH Day (2016)

In the northern of Morocco, goat population is the most dominant. His diet is based on forest rangelands. Therefore, it is necessary to diversify and improve its feed calendar. Olive cake is by-product of ... [more ▼]

In the northern of Morocco, goat population is the most dominant. His diet is based on forest rangelands. Therefore, it is necessary to diversify and improve its feed calendar. Olive cake is by-product of oil extraction that widely available in the region with important production. It can be a feed resource of ruminant. This resource is produced by three methods and for limited period. This work aims to determine the effect of different oil extraction method and period on the chemical composition of olive cake in northern of Morocco. Twenty-seven samples of olive cake were collected from 3 mills by each extraction method (mechanical pressure, centrifugation 2 and 3 phases) during three periods (November, December and January). The chemical composition (dry matter, fat, mineral matter, crude protein and fibers) of the collected samples was determined by AOAC methods (1997). The extraction method had a significant effect on all parameters of the chemical composition with the exception of the fat and crude protein (P<0.05). The olive cake obtained by centrifugation 2 phases method had lower dry matter and fibers. The period had no effect on chemical composition, which eases the introduction of olive cake in the diet of ruminants. The olive cake of 2 phases is the most suitable for feed but has a reduced shelf life, which requires the development of a suitable conservation mode. [less ▲]

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See detailÉvaluation des réparations en béton et identification des principaux facteurs d’influence
Bissonnette, Benoît; Courard, Luc ULg; Garbacz, Andrzej et al

in Courard, Luc; Collin, Frédéric; Cerfontaine, Benjamin (Eds.) RUGC 2016 (2016)

La réparation et le renforcement des structures existantes en béton comptent parmi les plus importants défis auxquels les ingénieurs civils sont confrontés aujourd’hui et qu’ils devront relever dans les ... [more ▼]

La réparation et le renforcement des structures existantes en béton comptent parmi les plus importants défis auxquels les ingénieurs civils sont confrontés aujourd’hui et qu’ils devront relever dans les années à venir. Les préoccupations actuelles concernant le développement durable favorisent la réfection au détriment de la construction neuve et ne peuvent que renforcer cette tendance. Des efforts concertés de la part des scientifiques et ingénieurs sont encore nécessaires afin d’améliorer la conception des réparations en béton et d’en assurer la qualité et la fiabilité attendues. L’un des aspects essentiels de la durabilité des réparations en béton et des revêtements ou traitements de surface est la qualité de l’adhérence entre le matériau de réparation et le béton existant. Le présent article résume les principales conclusions de travaux réalisés en collaboration en vue d’identifier les facteurs influençant l’adhérence des réparations (la rugosité, le degré de saturation et la carbonatation du substrat) et l’évaluation de celle-ci en conditions in situ (type de chargement, alignement de l’appareil). Sur la base des résultats recueillis, des recommandations ont été émises dans un guide du USBR [less ▲]

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See detailDe l’Aurignacien au Gravettien dans le Nord-Ouest européen
Touzé, Olivier ULg

in Chirica, Vasile; Ichim, Cristian (Eds.) Les Aurignaciens. Leur création matérielle et spirituelle (2016)

The study of the Early Upper Palaeolithic in Northwestern Europe faces several difficulties associated with the qualitative and quantitative state of the documentation. These limits constrain the ... [more ▼]

The study of the Early Upper Palaeolithic in Northwestern Europe faces several difficulties associated with the qualitative and quantitative state of the documentation. These limits constrain the precision of the analyses, though the study of this period benefits from a dynamic of research based on the preventive and programmed archaeologies, and the reappraisal of old collections. Recent data and current work on several sites demonstrate that Northwestern Europe can fully contribute to the discussions on this period, and in particular to the question of the transition between the Aurignacian and the Gravettian. Thus, we propose here an overview of the period extending from the Recent Aurignacian to the Early Gravettian, in order to propose some thoughts on this pivotal phase of the Upper Palaeolithic. During this particular period, the European Northwest indeed distinguishes itself by the appearance of the Maisierian, an original lithic tradition whose technical system, devoid of elements peculiar to the Aurignacian traditions, announces the development of Gravettian norms. [less ▲]

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See detailBiomass production and use of silvopastoral areas in northern Morocco: A case study of western Rif
Chebli, Youssef ULg; Chentouf, M.; Hornick, Jean-Luc ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 3nd FARAH Day, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (2016) (2016)

In northern Morocco, silvopastoral areas provide diverse needs for local population and livestock. These pasture represent the most important feed sources for goats in Rif Mountain. This study aims to ... [more ▼]

In northern Morocco, silvopastoral areas provide diverse needs for local population and livestock. These pasture represent the most important feed sources for goats in Rif Mountain. This study aims to evaluate biomass production and investigate the use of a silvopastoral area in two representative pastoral areas (Derdara and Loubare) exclusively used by goatherds. For biomass production, we used the method of the reference module. The surveys, on using pasture by breeders, were realized during the biomass evaluation period. The pastoral shrubs, mainly Arbustus unedo, Cistus crispus, Cistus monspeliensis, Erica arborea, Lavendula stoeches and Mentha pulegium, are the main diet of goats. Breeders use pasture throughout the year, except on rainy days where they resort to limbing. The pasture was characterized by an average level of diversity of pastoral flora in Derdara (94 species) and poor floristic diversity in Loubare (65 species) dominated by shrubs . The phytomass productions at Derdara and Loubare were estimated at respectively 1867 kg and 373 kg for dry matter per hectare. The continuous use of pastoral resources and lack of pasture management has considerably reduced the palatable pasture species and has allowed the appearance of low pastoral value species. Statistically significant differences were observed depending on season, with a maximum in the spring and a minimum in the winter, and according to sampling sites are differentiating by intensity of canopy cover. Management actions and use of silvopastoral resources, including a reduction in grazing pressure, should be developed to ensure better productivity and sustainability of these resources. [less ▲]

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See detailThe ULg Multimodality Drowsiness Database (called DROZY) and examples of use
Massoz, Quentin ULg; Langohr, Thomas ULg; François, Clémentine ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV) (2016)

Drowsiness is a major cause of accidents, in particular in road transportation. It is thus crucial to develop robust drowsiness monitoring systems. There is a widespread agreement that the best way to ... [more ▼]

Drowsiness is a major cause of accidents, in particular in road transportation. It is thus crucial to develop robust drowsiness monitoring systems. There is a widespread agreement that the best way to monitor drowsiness is by closely monitoring symptoms of drowsiness that are directly linked to the physiology of an operator such as a driver. The best systems are completely transparent to the operator until the moment he/she must react. In transportation, cameras placed in the passenger compartment and looking at least at the face of the driver are most likely the best way to sense physiology related symptoms such as facial expressions and the fine behavior of the eyeballs and eyelids. We present here the new database (available on http://www.drozy.ulg.ac.be) called DROZY that provides multiple modalities of data to tackle the design of drowsiness monitoring systems and related experiments. We also present two novel systems developed using this database that can make predictions about the speed of reaction of an operator by using near-infrared intensity and range images of his/her face. [less ▲]

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See detailSparse plus low-rank autoregressive identification in neuroimaging time series
Liegeois, Raphaël ULg; Mishra, Bamdev ULg; Zorzi, Mattia et al

in Proceedings of CDC 2015 (2016)

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See detailAn approach for detection of glomeruli in multisite digital pathology
Marée, Raphaël ULg; Olivo-Marin, Jean-Christophe; Meas-Yedid, Vannary

in Proceedings International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (2016)

We present a novel bioimage informatics workflow that combines Icy and Cytomine software and their algorithms to enable large-scale analysis of digital slides from multiple sites. In particular, we apply ... [more ▼]

We present a novel bioimage informatics workflow that combines Icy and Cytomine software and their algorithms to enable large-scale analysis of digital slides from multiple sites. In particular, we apply this workflow on renal biopsies and evaluate empirically our approach for the automatic detection of glomeruli in hundreds of tissue sections. [less ▲]

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See detailJohn of Trevisa légitimise la traduction en langue anglaise (vers 1387)
Dor, Juliette ULg

in De Leemans, Pieter; Goyens, Clément (Eds.) Translation and Authority. Authorities in Translation (2016)

A l'instar de Chaucer ou des milieux wyclifiens, Trevisa revendique pour le nouveau lectorat/auditorat vernaculaire le droit d'accéder au savoir. Il s'appuie notamment sur la "translatio studii", le ... [more ▼]

A l'instar de Chaucer ou des milieux wyclifiens, Trevisa revendique pour le nouveau lectorat/auditorat vernaculaire le droit d'accéder au savoir. Il s'appuie notamment sur la "translatio studii", le modèle français et l'autorité culturelle qu'avait connue l'anglais avant Hastings. [less ▲]

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See detailÉvaluation des impacts économiques indirects selon un scénario de risque d’inondation
Saadi, Ismaïl ULg; El Saeid Mustafa, Ahmed Mohamed ULg; Teller, Jacques ULg et al

in Recueil des articles des 34èmes Rencontres Universitaires de Génie Civil de l'AUGC (2016)

In this paper, we propose an integrated framework to estimate the indirect economic impact due to flood risk in Belgium. By taking into account the land-use change and different scenarios of climate ... [more ▼]

In this paper, we propose an integrated framework to estimate the indirect economic impact due to flood risk in Belgium. By taking into account the land-use change and different scenarios of climate change, the economic impact can be estimated at the micro-scale level using an Input-Output (I-O) approach. I-O is an econometric model that represents the structure of an economy in the form of a Production-Consumption (P-C) matrix. From a physical point of view, it corresponds to commodity flows between different sectors classified according to the NACE code. This approach is implemented to describe and to better understand the propagation of higher order damage through the entire economic structure. This tool can be used to take strategic decisions in the case of transport and land-use policies within vulnerable areas. [less ▲]

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See detailStockage de chaleur en aquifère et flexibilité de la demande électrique: quelles possibilités?
Paulus, Claire; Bolly, Pierre-Yves; Hermans, Thomas ULg et al

in Proceedings des 34e rencontres universitaires du Génie Civil de l'AUGC (2016)

In the context of energy demand side management (EDSM) and heat storage in aquifers, the design and functioning of aquifer thermal energy storage (ATES) systems have strong interconnections with the ... [more ▼]

In the context of energy demand side management (EDSM) and heat storage in aquifers, the design and functioning of aquifer thermal energy storage (ATES) systems have strong interconnections with the geology of the site which may be complex and heterogeneous, making predictions difficult. In this context, we developed a subsurface monitoring methodology to better characterize heat transfer in the subsurface with the help of 4D electrical resistivity tomography (ERT), multiple hydrological measurements in wells, and a short-term heat storage experiment conducted for the purpose in a confined alluvial aquifer. Results clearly show the ability of ERT to delimit the thermal plume growth during injection, the diffusion and decrease of temperature during storage, and the decrease in size after heat recovery. Energy balance shows that up to 70% of the energy can be easily recovered with an adapted strategy in the context of DSM. Short-term heat storage in alluvial aquifer is efficient and ERT is a valuable tool to image and estimate the temperature distribution in the subsurface. [less ▲]

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See detailLes Lannoy, Lalaing, Croÿ, Luxembourg. Des lignages curiaux bourguignons devant la mort (XVe–XVIe s.)
Marchandisse, Alain ULg

in Andenmatten, Bernard; Pibiri, Eva (Eds.) Mourir à la cour. Normes, usages et contingences funéraires dans les milieux curiaux à la fin du Moyen Âge et à l’époque moderne (2016)

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See detailCharacterization of Nappe Vibration on a Weir
Lodomez, Maurine ULg; Pirotton, Michel ULg; Dewals, Benjamin ULg et al

in Sustainable Hydraulics in the Era of Global Change (2016)

The nappe vibration phenomenon may affect numerous prototype structures, such as gates and spillways, when they operate under low head conditions. This phenomenon, which is far not well understood and ... [more ▼]

The nappe vibration phenomenon may affect numerous prototype structures, such as gates and spillways, when they operate under low head conditions. This phenomenon, which is far not well understood and poorly controlled, produces frequency oscillations in the thin flow nappe cascading downstream of the weir. These oscillations result in a disturbing noise production that increases the environmental and societal impacts of the hydraulic structure. Given limited information available regarding the physical processes of this phenomenon, a detailed investigation has been undertaken to characterize the flow for free-overfall structures where nappe vibration may be of concern. The research conducted on a prototype-scale linear weir model (weir length of 3.5 m and a fall height of 3 m) at the Engineering Hydraulics laboratory of the University of Liège enable to describe the flow and nappe vibration by using image and sound analysis. The paper presents the first quantitative results of the study. [less ▲]

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See detailSimultaneous Water Vapor and Dry Air Optical Path Length Measurements and Compensation with the Large Binocular Telescope Interferometer
Defrere, Denis ULg; Hinz, P.; Downey, E. et al

in Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Conference Series (2016)

The Large Binocular Telescope Interferometer uses a near-infrared camera to measure the optical path length variations between the two AO-corrected apertures and provide high-angular resolution ... [more ▼]

The Large Binocular Telescope Interferometer uses a near-infrared camera to measure the optical path length variations between the two AO-corrected apertures and provide high-angular resolution observations for all its science channels (1.5-13 microns). There is however a wavelength dependent component to the atmospheric turbulence, which can introduce optical path length errors when observing at a wavelength different from that of the fringe sensing camera. Water vapor in particular is highly dispersive and its effect must be taken into account for high-precision infrared interferometric observations as described previously for VLTI/MIDI or the Keck Interferometer Nuller. In this paper, we describe the new sensing approach that has been developed at the LBT to measure and monitor the optical path length fluctuations due to dry air and water vapor separately. After reviewing the current performance of the system for dry air seeing compensation, we present simultaneous H-, K-, and N-band observations that illustrate the feasibility of our feedforward approach to stabilize the path length fluctuations seen by the LBTI nuller. [less ▲]

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See detailNuovi studi sull'Epigravettiano di Isola Santa e della Toscana Settentrionale
Dini, Mario; Tomasso, Antonin ULg; Tozzi, Carlo

in La Garfagnana. Società, cultura materiale e sviluppo del territorio (2016)

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See detailThe ultimate role of the perirhinal cortex in familiarity: a novel hypothesis
Besson, Gabriel ULg; Bastin, Christine ULg

in Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Memory (2016)

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See detailTowards a New Design Equation for Piano Key Weirs Discharge Capacity
Bashiri Atrabi, Hamid ULg; Dewals, Benjamin ULg; Pirotton, Michel ULg et al

in Proc. of the 6th International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures (2016)

Piano Key weirs are Labyrinth like weirs which can be placed on the top of gravity dams. They represent a powerful solution to increase the discharge capacity of existing dam spillways. For proper design ... [more ▼]

Piano Key weirs are Labyrinth like weirs which can be placed on the top of gravity dams. They represent a powerful solution to increase the discharge capacity of existing dam spillways. For proper design it is necessary to accurately predict this discharge capacity. In this research, artificial neural network, multiple linear and nonlinear regressions are used to set up a new design equation for the discharge capacity of Piano Key weirs. The effect of each parameter on the discharge capacity of Piano Key weirs is tested in these models. Several non-dimensional parameters are used to define a functional relationship between the inputs and output. These parameters are built from the geometric dimensions of the structure such as weir height, inlet and outlet keys width, overhangs length, water head and side crest length. Previous experimental data, which were collected at the experimental laboratory of the research group Hydraulics in Environmental and Civil Engineering (HECE), University of Liege, are used for training and testing patterns of the models. Root mean square errors (RMSE) and coefficient of determination (R2) are used as comparing criteria for the evaluation of the models. The models’ results are compared with experimental results and other existing equations. [less ▲]

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See detailUSING TDU-GC-MS TO INVESTIGATE THE VOCS EMISSION OF BRASSICA NAPUS L. PLANTLETS CULTIVATED IN VITRO AND EXPOSED TO CADMIUM ABIOTIC STRESS.
Durenne, Bastien ULg; Blondel, Alodie; Druart, Philippe et al

in 40th ISCC and 13th GCxGC Symposium Abstracts book (2016)

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See detailConditional expected static wind loads
Blaise, Nicolas ULg; Andrianne, Thomas ULg; Denoël, Vincent ULg

in In Vento 2016 (2016)

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See detailAction computation for compositional software-defined networking
Pan, Heng; Xie, Gaogang; He, Peng et al

in IFIP Networking Conference (2016)

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See detailViolence, obstruction augurale et crise de la République romaine
Berthelet, Yann ULg

in Gilhaus, Lennart; Kirsch, Stephanie; Mossong, Isabelle (Eds.) et al Elite und Krise in antiken Gesellschaften / Élites et crises dans les sociétés antiques (2016)

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See detailNew challenges in mineral nomenclature and classification
Hatert, Frédéric ULg; Mills, SJ; Pasero, M et al

in 2nd European Mineralogical Conference, EMC2016 - Abstract Book (2016)

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See detailLa signature dans les lettres du duc de Bourgogne Philippe le Bon
Dumont, Jonathan ULg; Marchandisse, Alain ULg

in Dumézil, Bruno; Vissière, Laurent (Eds.) Epistolaire politique II : « Authentiques et autographes (IVe–XVIe siècles) » (2016)

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See detailWater retention behaviour of compacted bentonites: experimental observations and constitutive model
Dieudonné, Anne-Catherine ULg; Gatabin, Claude; Talandier, Jean et al

in Delage, Pierre; Cui, Yu-Jun; Ghabezloo (Eds.) et al 3rd European Conference on Unsaturated Soils – “E-UNSAT 2016” (2016)

Bentonite-based materials are studied as potential barriers for the geological disposal of radioactive waste. In this context, the hydro-mechanical behaviour of the engineered barrier is first ... [more ▼]

Bentonite-based materials are studied as potential barriers for the geological disposal of radioactive waste. In this context, the hydro-mechanical behaviour of the engineered barrier is first characterized by free swelling conditions followed by constant volume conditions. This paper presents an experimental study conducted in order to characterize the water retention behaviour of a compacted MX-80 bentonite/sand mixture. Then, based on observations of the material double structure and the water retention mechanisms in compacted bentonites, a new water retention model is proposed. The model considers adsorbed water in the microstructure and capillary water in the aggregate-porosity. The model is calibrated and validated against the experimental data. It is used for better understanding competing effects between volume change and water uptake observed during hydration under free swelling conditions. [less ▲]

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See detailInfluence de la fraction granulaire et de l'origine des granulats recyclés sur leurs propriétés
Zhao, Zengfeng ULg; Courard, Luc ULg; Michel, Frédéric ULg et al

in Courard, Luc; Collin, Frédéric; Cerfontaine, Benjamin (Eds.) RUGC 2016 (2016)

De très grandes quantités de déchets de construction et de démolition sont produites chaque année. Afin de faire bon usage des granulats recyclés (GR) dans le béton, il est très important d’étudier ... [more ▼]

De très grandes quantités de déchets de construction et de démolition sont produites chaque année. Afin de faire bon usage des granulats recyclés (GR) dans le béton, il est très important d’étudier l’influence de la fraction granulaire et de l’origine des granulats recyclés sur leurs propriétés. Dans cette étude, les granulats recyclés de blocs (GR_Blocs) et de hourdis (GR_Hourdis) ont été concassés et puis séparés en 4 fractions granulaires (0/2, 2/6,3, 6,3/14, 14/20mm). Chaque fraction granulaire des GR a été caractérisée. Les résultats montrent que la teneur en pâte de ciment durcie des GR augmente lorsque la taille des particules diminue. Les sables recyclés possèdent ainsi des teneurs en pâte de ciment nettement plus élevées que les gravillons recyclés. Les sables recyclés possèdent en particulier un coefficient d’absorption d’eau très élevé par rapport aux gravillons recyclés. Les valeurs de teneur en pâte de ciment durcie obtenues pour les GR_Blocs sont plus faibles que celles mesurées sur les GR_Hourdis, ce qui provient d’une plus faible quantité de pâte de ciment initiale du bloc. Les résultats montrent que pour toutes les fractions des GR, les GR_Hourdis sont plus anguleux que les GR_Blocs. [less ▲]

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See detailLe référentiel Matières Premières de l’Arc Liguro-Provençal (MP-ALP) : ressources siliceuses entre Vallée du Rhône et Apennins
Tomasso, Antonin ULg; Binder, Didier; Martino, Gabriele et al

in Tomasso, Antonin; Binder, Didier; Martino, Gabriele (Eds.) et al Ressources lithiques, productions et transferts entre Alpes et Méditerranée (2016)

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See detailIrrigated food systems in Maradi, Republic of Niger: a comparison between operating accounts
Andres, Ludovic ULg; Dambo, Sambo; Baboussouna, Awal et al

in Kovacevic, Dusan (Ed.) VII International Scientific Agriculture Symposium “AGROSYM 2016”, Jahorina, October 06-09, 2016 : book of proceedings (2016)

In Niger, most food systems are based on pluvial crops (millet, sorghum and cowpea).However, during the last decade, agricultural policy and technical and financial partners focused on increasing the ... [more ▼]

In Niger, most food systems are based on pluvial crops (millet, sorghum and cowpea).However, during the last decade, agricultural policy and technical and financial partners focused on increasing the productivity of irrigated food products. The region of Maradi, located in the Centre-South of Niger, is an area traditionally dedicated to agriculture. Some parts of this region are particularly adapted for irrigation, especially the Goulbi of Kaba and the Goulbi of Maradi valleys. The goal of this study is to establish the socio-economic situation of the main irrigated food productions, based on the following indicators: (i) the crop management technics used; (ii) the results of the operating account; and (iii) the comparison between the village and the adoption of new technic (farmer field school). This paper is based on direct surveys conducted in three areas of the Maradi’s region: Soumarana (commune of Safo, department of Madarounfa); N’Yelwa (commune of Madarounfa, department of Madarounfa); Madarounfa (commune of Madarounfa, department of Guidan Roumdji). The software used is Minitab and Excel. The results highlighta good perspective for the irrigation system but this food system is conditioned by the petroleum price and some other input (fertilizer and seed). The operating accounts show that irrigation is a non-negligible income source, which increases the resilience of the farmers. [less ▲]

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See detailEn tous quartiers ou j’ay esté. Le récit de pèlerinage de Georges Lengherand, mayeur de Mons (1486–1487) : une esquisse
Bruwier, Marie-Cécile; Docquier, Gilles; Marchandisse, Alain ULg

in Docquier, Gilles; Marchandisse, Alain (Eds.) Pays bourguignons et Orient : diplomatie, conflits, pèlerinages, échanges (XIVe–XVIe siècles) (2016)

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See detailPresentazione del Tesoro dei Lessici degli Antichi Volgari Italiani (TLAVI)
Aresti, Alessandro ULg

in Bozzi, Andrea; Fairon, Cédric; Trotter, David (Eds.) Actes du XXVIIe Congrès international de linguistique et de philologie romanes (Nancy, 15-20 juillet 2013). Section 16 : Projets en cours ; ressources et outils nouveaux. Nancy, ATILF (2016)

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See detailFranz Thedieck (1900-1995) und das Verhältnis zwischen Wissenschaft und Politik "von Weimar nach Bonn": eine biographische Annäherung
Brüll, Christoph ULg

in Thomes, Paul (Ed.) Von der Narration zur Methode. Neue Impulse in der historischen Biographieforschung (2016)

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See detailBack to the Text: Artists’ Recipe Books as Source for Historical Research in Art Technology
Neven, Sylvie ULg

in Sources on Art Technology : Back to Basics (2016)

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See detailSplitbox: Toward efficient private network function virtualization
Asghar, Hassan; Melis, Luca; Soldani, Cyril ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 2016 workshop on Hot topics in Middleboxes and Network Function Virtualization (2016)

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See detailThe soundscape of a mussel farm: Biophony and man-made noise levels
Picciulin, Marta; Colla, Silvia; Pranovi, Fabio et al

in Proceedings of meetings on acoustics Acoustical Society of America 27(1) (2016)

During the summer of 2015, four Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) surveys were carried out over a mussel farm in the Venetian (Italy) littoral zone at night-time hours. A qualitative and quantitative ... [more ▼]

During the summer of 2015, four Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) surveys were carried out over a mussel farm in the Venetian (Italy) littoral zone at night-time hours. A qualitative and quantitative analysis of the soundscape was carried out. The high frequencies component of the soundscape (i.e above 2 kHz) was dominated by snapping shrimps sounds, while the low frequency component (i.e. below 2 kHz) was characterized by fish vocalization, mainly emitted by Sciaena umbra (Sciaenidae), with less frequent occurrences emitted by Gobidae spp. S. umbra highest vocal activity was recorded from June to August inside the mussel farm. The low frequency component of the soundscape was dominated by boat noise; in particular, low frequency noise (i.e. below 4 kHz) emitted by commercial ships and passenger cruises. The Acoustic Complexity Index (ACI) was found to increase concurrently with the number of S. umbra vocalizations: ACI highest values corresponded with S. umbra chorus recorded during July. The results of this study suggest that the mussel farm may function as a Fishery Aggregated Device (FAD), where fish might utilize it for different ecosystem services. Despite this, man-made noise was present in most of the acoustic samples, suggesting a potential impact on the local fauna [less ▲]

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See detailLes droits fondamentaux, limites à l’autonomie en matière économique des entités qui composent l’État fédéral belge
Miny, Xavier ULg

in Hoc, Arnaud; Wattier, Stéphanie; Willems, Geoffrey (Eds.) Human Rights as a Basis for Reevaluating and Reconstructing the Law (2016)

En l’espace d’un demi-siècle, la Belgique a évolué d’une structure unitaire vers celle d’une fédération. Désormais, les compétences en matière de politique économique sont distribuées entre les niveaux ... [more ▼]

En l’espace d’un demi-siècle, la Belgique a évolué d’une structure unitaire vers celle d’une fédération. Désormais, les compétences en matière de politique économique sont distribuées entre les niveaux fédéral et fédéré. Face à cet éclatement des prérogatives économiques susceptible d’engendrer la division, il existe des mécanismes qui ont, au contraire, une vocation centralisatrice et qui sont destinés à garantir une certaine forme de cohérence entre les différentes entités compétentes, tout en évitant la poursuite de politiques qui entraineraient une concurrence dommageable entre elles. Cette recherche vise à identifier en quoi les droits fondamentaux peuvent limiter les compétences économiques. En effet, au-delà de la question de savoir quelles compétences en matière économique sont attribuées à l’autorité fédérale et lesquelles ressortissent aux entités fédérées, se pose la question du rôle que jouent les droits fondamentaux, tels qu’ils se présent au niveau national et au niveau international, comme facteurs centripètes. [less ▲]

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See detailImpact of the new Common Agricultural Policy (2015-2020) on the value of direct payments and on farmers’ income in Wallonia (South of Belgium)
Burny, Philippe ULg; Terrones Gavira, François ULg

in Kyriazopoulos, G.; Petropoulos, D. (Eds.) 1st International Conference of Development and Economy (ICODECON) 2-4 October 2015: The advantages and disadvantages of Economic Crises: Conference proceedings (2016)

A new Common Agricultural Policy was defined in 2013, with a new structure for direct payment. In Wallonia, the government implemented the following scheme: 30% for the green payment, 29.9% for the basic ... [more ▼]

A new Common Agricultural Policy was defined in 2013, with a new structure for direct payment. In Wallonia, the government implemented the following scheme: 30% for the green payment, 29.9% for the basic payment, 17% for the additional payment for the first 30 ha, 1.8% for young farmers and 21.3% for couple payments. Due to convergence, the mean support through direct payments will decline from 21,900 € in 2014 to 19,283 € in 2019. The number of losers will be equivalent to the number of gainers. Regions where cereals and sugar beet are produced will lose the most, where the region suitable for cattle raising will gain somewhat. There will be a better distribution of direct payments among farmers: the Gini index will decline from 0.55 to 0.49. The highest negative impact on income will occur for the specialties “green crops”, “crops and dairy cattle” and “crops and non-dairy cattle”: the least negative impact will be observed within the specialties “dairy cattle”, “meat cattle” and “dairy and meat cattle”. The reform will be more profitable for the farms from 30 to 50 ha and will mainly impact the largest farms. Finally, the CAP reform implemented in Wallonia guarantees a smooth evolution to 2020. [less ▲]

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See detailTechniques for modulating error resilience in emerging multi-value technologies
Sjalander, Magnus; Borgstr, Gustaf; Klymenko, Mykhailo ULg et al

in Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers (2016)

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See detailUse of new technology to estimate the grazing behavior of goats in northern morocco
Chebli, Youssef ULg; Chentouf, M.; Cabaraux, Jean-François ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 3nd FARAH Day, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (2016) (2016)

In northern Morocco, goats are exclusively or partially conducted in extensive farming systems in which most nutrients from forest pastures. Grazing is associated with daily activities significantly ... [more ▼]

In northern Morocco, goats are exclusively or partially conducted in extensive farming systems in which most nutrients from forest pastures. Grazing is associated with daily activities significantly different from those of animals in confinement, such as grazing behavior and distance. Currently, new techniques have been proposed to characterize the feeding behavior of goats on rangelands and throughout the day. These measures are now determined mainly by GPS collars and IceTag, which are used to monitor activity,location and movement in grazing areas. This study was conducted in two representative pastures (Derdara and Loubare) in western Rif. The study concerned the characterization of movement of goats on a silvopastoral pasture through using new technology. GPS collars have allowed us to estimate a distance travelled at 8 km for 10 hours of grazing per day. With IceTag (attached to a rear leg of goat), we estimated the number of steps and time spent standing, lying , and active. IceTags and GPS collars data was used simultaneously to estimate times spent grazing/eating, as well as other behaviors. The study also revealed that the goats consumed mainly of palatable vegetation at ground level. The intersection of several parameters of pastoral assessment with the study of feeding behavior of goats on rangelands will allow us in future to manage better the herd in time and space. [less ▲]

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See detailLe Chèque Habitat en Région Wallonne: premier aperçu
Bourgeois, Marc ULg; Voisin, Fanny ULg

in Chroniques notariales. Volume 63 (2016)

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See detailSimple Adaptive Methodology for Chattering-free Sliding Mode Control
Cho, Hancheol ULg; Kerschen, Gaëtan ULg

in 14th International Workshop on Variable Structure Systems (VSS), Nanjing 1-4 June 2016 (2016)

This paper presents a new adaptive methodology for sliding mode control of a nonlinear dynamical system in the presence of unknown, but bounded uncertainties. A continuous control law is first developed ... [more ▼]

This paper presents a new adaptive methodology for sliding mode control of a nonlinear dynamical system in the presence of unknown, but bounded uncertainties. A continuous control law is first developed to compensate for the uncertainties and this Lyapunov-based approach eliminates chattering by replacing a discontinuous signum function with a continuous function. By investigating the relation between the estimated gain with respect to the real unknown uncertainties and the resultant sliding variable, a new adaptive tuning law is obtained to ensure that the gain update is performed in real time and the resulting error is bounded within a user-specified value. The proposed adaptive algorithm is simple and easy to implement, and an inverted pendulum problem serves to demonstrate the accuracy and effectiveness of the control methodology proposed herein. [less ▲]

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See detailMultivariate ARMA Based Modal Identification of a Time-varying Beam
Bertha, Mathieu ULg; Golinval, Jean-Claude ULg

in Proceedings of the International Modal Analysis Conference (IMAC) XXXIV (2016)

The present paper addresses the problem of modal identification of time-varying systems. The identification is based on a multivariate autoregressive moving-average model in which the time variability of ... [more ▼]

The present paper addresses the problem of modal identification of time-varying systems. The identification is based on a multivariate autoregressive moving-average model in which the time variability of the system is caught using a basis functions approach. In this approach, the time-varying regressive coefficients in the model are expended in the chosen basis functions and only the projection coefficients have to be identified. In that way, the initial time-varying problem then becomes a time-invariant one that can be solved. Because a multivariate model is used, in addition to the time-varying poles, the time-varying mode shapes may be identified too. The method is first presented and then applied on an experimental demonstration structure. The experimental structure consists of a supported beam on which a mass is travelling. The mass is chosen sufficiently large to have a significant influence on the dynamics of the primary system. This kind of problem is a classical example commonly used by many authors to test time-varying identification methods. [less ▲]

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See detailDifférents manomètres pour améliorer la ventilation au masque et ballon
RIGO, Vincent ULg; Kreins, Nathalie; Eiras da Silva, Sandra et al

in Baud, Olivier; Saliba, Elie (Eds.) Congrès SFN-JFRN 2016, livre des communications (2015, December 17)

INTRODUCTION Les pressions employées lors de la ventilation au ballon sont difficiles à évaluer et souvent inadéquates. Les ballons disposent d’un connecteur où brancher un manomètre (manom) à ressort ou ... [more ▼]

INTRODUCTION Les pressions employées lors de la ventilation au ballon sont difficiles à évaluer et souvent inadéquates. Les ballons disposent d’un connecteur où brancher un manomètre (manom) à ressort ou une ligne vers un manom à cadran. Cependant, l’addition d’une variable à surveiller pourrait constituer une interférence et majorer le risque de fuite ou de rythme ventilatoire inadéquat. Cette étude évalue l’influence de manom simples sur la qualité de la ventilation. MÉTHODES Les participants aux Journées Belges de Pédiatrie pouvaient ventiler un mannequin aux voies respiratoires étanches avec un capteur de débit trachéal. Une pression de 25 mbar et une fréquence de 40 à 60/’ étaient visées. Une séquence de 45’’ avec un manom à ressort (R), une séquence avec un manom à cadran (C) et une sans (O) étaient réalisées dans un ordre aléatoire. La pression de pointe du ballon (P), le volume inspiratoire (VTi), et la fréquence de ventilation (FR) de chaque insufflation ont été analysées. La fuite autour du masque fut estimée en comparant VTi à un volume théorique dérivé d’une calibration avec masque scellé. RÉSULTATS Cinq néonatologues (Néo), 15 pédiatres et 11 internes ont réalisé 5279 insufflations. Les P obtenues avec un manom étaient plus élevées (O:176 mbar; R:184 mbar*; C:194 mbar*#) [*p<.05 vs O; #:p<.05 vs R] VTi augmentait légèrement (O:31 ml; R:3.11 ml*; C:3.21 ml*) FR était systématiquement trop élevé (77-82 bpm). L’usage d’un manom ne modifiait pas les paramètres pour les internes. Pour les Néo, ajouter un manom améliorait P, VTi et la fuite (P -O: 167 mbar; R and C: 204 mbar*) Sur les premières séquences de ventilation, le manom améliorait les paramètres (P-O: 124 mbar;R: 163 mbar*; C: 204 mbar*#), (VTi-O:21 ml; R:30.8 ml*; C:3.31 ml*#), (Fuite-O: 3816%; R: 2712%*; C: 3413%*#). CONCLUSIONS La ventilation au ballon reste difficile. Les pressions obtenues étaient éloignées de l’objectif, et le rythme souvent trop élevé. Si le manomètre permet d’améliorer les pressions et volumes obtenus, surtout en cas de ventilation sans feed-back préalable, cet effet bénéfique s’observe surtout pour les opérateurs expérimentés. Enfin, un congrès scientifique permet de recruter une population variée pour une étude de simulation simple. [less ▲]

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See detailImitative Learning for Online Planning in Microgrids
Aittahar, Samy ULg; François-Lavet, Vincent ULg; Lodeweyckx, Stefan et al

in Woon, Wei Lee; Zeyar, Aung; Stuart, Madnick (Eds.) Data Analytics for Renewable Energy Integration (2015, December 15)

This paper aims to design an algorithm dedicated to operational planning for microgrids in the challenging case where the scenarios of production and consumption are not known in advance. Using expert ... [more ▼]

This paper aims to design an algorithm dedicated to operational planning for microgrids in the challenging case where the scenarios of production and consumption are not known in advance. Using expert knowledge obtained from solving a family of linear programs, we build a learning set for training a decision-making agent. The empirical performances in terms of Levelized Energy Cost (LEC) of the obtained agent are compared to the expert performances obtained in the case where the scenarios are known in advance. Preliminary results are promising. [less ▲]

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See detailLa renonciation, l'abdication et la rupture du contrat de travail
Kéfer, Fabienne ULg

in La rupture du contrat de travail : entre harmonisation et discrimination (2015, December 04)

L’étude, limitée au contexte de la dissolution du contrat de travail, aborde, dans une première partie, la possibilité pour les parties au contrat de travail de renoncer au bénéfice d’une disposition ... [more ▼]

L’étude, limitée au contexte de la dissolution du contrat de travail, aborde, dans une première partie, la possibilité pour les parties au contrat de travail de renoncer au bénéfice d’une disposition, possibilité liée au caractère impératif ou d’ordre de la disposition en cause. Est particulièrement étudié le lien entre le rapport de subordination et la faculté d’abdiquer un droit. Le document effectue ensuite une incursion dans la question de la preuve de la renonciation. La troisième partie passe en revue un large éventail de droits auxquels les parties pourraient être tentées de renoncer : clauses d’écolage, clauses de stabilité d’emploi, renonciation au droit d’invoquer la rupture du contrat de travail en cas d’acte équipollent à rupture ou de préavis nul, renonciation à la durée du préavis ou à l’indemnité en tenant lieu, renonciation au reclassement professionnel, aux droits découlant d’une convention collective, renonciation par un délégué du personnel, renonciation par la voie d’une convention collective, etc. Si la matière reste incertaine à bien des égards, elle est aussi en évolution, tant par l’effet de la jurisprudence que par l’action de la loi, et notamment celle du 26 décembre 2013 dite « statut unique », qui a modifié de manière sensible le champ de la licéité des renonciations au délai ou à l’indemnité compensatoire de préavis. [less ▲]

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See detailEstimation de la quantité de matière sèche ingérée par les vaches laitières au pâturage en traite robotisée, utilisation de l’analyse des fèces en spectrométrie dans le proche infrarouge
Lessire, Françoise ULg; Dufrasne, Isabelle ULg; Decruyenaere, Virginie

in Agabriel, Jacques; Boichard, Didier; Choisis, Jean-Philippe (Eds.) et al 22èmes Rencontres autour des recherches sur les ruminants. (2015, December 02)

Malgré l’intérêt nutritionnel et économique de l’herbe dans la ration des vaches laitières, le pâturage est de plus en plus délaissé en raison notamment de l’automatisation de la traite et de l’extension ... [more ▼]

Malgré l’intérêt nutritionnel et économique de l’herbe dans la ration des vaches laitières, le pâturage est de plus en plus délaissé en raison notamment de l’automatisation de la traite et de l’extension de la taille des troupeaux. Une des raisons invoquées par les éleveurs pour cet abandon est leur manque de confiance par rapport aux quantités d’herbe réellement ingérées par les animaux et la crainte que ces apports inconstants se traduisent par des fluctuations de production laitière tant qualitative que quantitative. Or Decruyenaere et al. (2009, 2012) ont développé une méthode d’estimation de la matière sèche volontairement ingérée (MSVI) par analyse des bouses par spectrométrie dans le proche infra-rouge. Cette méthode présente l’avantage d’être non invasive, facile à mettre en œuvre sur le terrain et peu onéreuse. Le but de cette étude était donc d’évaluer l’utilisation de cette méthode dans un troupeau de vaches laitières traites par un robot mobile en pâture. Le troupeau (n=53) était divisé en 2 groupes dont le niveau de complémentation journalière était différent. Lors de la traite, le groupe 1 (GR1) recevait en moyenne 2,6 kg de concentrés/vache alors que le groupe 2 (GR2) en recevait 4,2 kg/vache. L’objectif était de vérifier l’impact du niveau de complémentation sur les résultats obtenus. Des prélèvements de fèces ont été faits une fois par mois sur 10 vaches (5 vaches par groupe) pendant 4 mois. Les spectres d’absorption dans le proche infra-rouge (NIR) ont été confrontés à des étalonnages NIR permettant l’estimation de la MSVI exprimée soit par rapport au poids vif (MSVI1), soit par rapport au poids métabolique (MSVI2). Ces estimations d’ingestion ont permis le calcul de la matière sèche journalière ingérée par vache (MSI1 et MSI2). Par ailleurs, les mesures d’herbe à l’entrée et à la sortie des parcelles pâturées ont été relevées ainsi que la densité du couvert herbacé pour évaluer la quantité d’herbe disponible. A ces valeurs de biomasses disponibles ont été additionnées des quantités de concentrés distribuées lors du passage des animaux au robot. Les valeurs moyennes de matière sèche ingérée (kg/vache/jour) pour le GR1 étaient de 15,20 ± 2,60 kg MS par la MSI1 et de 16,99 ± 1,80 kg MS pour la MSI2. Pour le GR2, la MSI1moyenne était de 20,20 ± 4,95 kg MS et la MSI2 moyenne de 21,95 ± 3,36 kg MS. L’estimation de la ration disponible par vache (kg MS herbe + kg MS concentrés) était de 17,25 ± 0,73 kg MS pour le GR1 et de 18,69 ±0,83 kg MS pour le GR2. Les valeurs obtenues par l’analyse NIR sont donc compatibles avec les quantités d’herbe et de concentrés disponibles. Les valeurs estimées par les 2 méthodes étaient hautement corrélées entre elles à part en période de faible ingestion (<10 kgMS). En ce cas la MSI2 semble donner des résultats plus fiables. En conclusion, l’analyse NIR des bouses apparaît une technique intéressante pour l’estimation de la quantité d’herbe ingérée au pâturage. [less ▲]

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See detailAsteroseismic hare & hound exercises: the case of β Cephei stars
Salmon, Sébastien ULg; Montalbán, J.; Miglio, A. et al

in Martins, F.; Boissier, S.; Buat, V. (Eds.) et al SF2A-2015: Proceedings of the Annual meeting of the French Society of Astronomy and Astrophysics. Eds.: F. Martins, S. Boissier, V. Buat, L. Cambrésy, P. Petit, pp.423-428 (2015, December 01)

The β Cephei pulsating stars present a unique opportunity to test and probe our knowledge of the interior of massive stars. The information that we can get depends on the quality and number of ... [more ▼]

The β Cephei pulsating stars present a unique opportunity to test and probe our knowledge of the interior of massive stars. The information that we can get depends on the quality and number of observational constraints, both seismic and classical ones. The asteroseismology of β Cephei stars proceeds by a forward approach, which can result in multiple solutions, without clear indication on the level of confidence. We seek a method to derive confidence intervals on stellar parameters and investigate how these latter behave depending on the seismic data accessible to the observer. We realise forward modelling with the help of a grid of pre-computed models. We also use Monte-Carlo simulations to build confidence intervals on the inferred stellar parameters. We apply and test this method in a series of hare and hound exercises on a subset of theoretical models simulating observed stars. Results show that a set of 5 frequencies (with knowledge of their associated angular degree) yields precise seismic constraints. Significant errors on the determination of the extent of the central mixed region may result when the theoretical models do not present the same chemical mixture as the observed star. [less ▲]

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See detailFamilial thyrogastric autoimmune syndrome : a study of 22 kindreds
Sid, Sélim ULg; LUTTERI, Laurence ULg; BEGUIN, Yves ULg et al

in Abstract book - 20th Annual Congress of the Belgian Society of Internal Medicine (2015, December)

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See detailTowards DisNETPerf: a Distributed Internet Paths Performance Analyzer
Wassermann, Sarah ULg; Casas, Pedro; Donnet, Benoît ULg

in ACM CoNEXT Student Workshop: Heidelberg 1 décembre 2015 (2015, December)

For more than 25 years now, traceroute has demonstrated its supremacy for network-path measurement, becoming the most widely used Internet path diagnosis tool today. A major limitation of traceroute when ... [more ▼]

For more than 25 years now, traceroute has demonstrated its supremacy for network-path measurement, becoming the most widely used Internet path diagnosis tool today. A major limitation of traceroute when the destination is not controllable by the user is its inability to measure reverse paths, i.e., the path from a destination back to the source. Proposed techniques to address this issue rely on IP address spoofing, which might lead to security concerns. In this paper we introduce and evaluate DisNETPerf, a new tool for locating probes that are the closest to a distant server. Those probes are then used to collect data from the server point-of-view to the service user for path performance monitoring and troubleshooting purposes. We propose two techniques for probe location, and demonstrate that the reverse path can be measured with very high accuracy in certain scenarios. [less ▲]

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See detailSwitch from Hashimoto Thyroiditis (HT) to Graves Basedow (GB) disease : a controlled study in a series of 15 patients
Maiga, I; BETEA, Daniela ULg; Geenen, Vincent ULg et al

in Abstract book - 20th Annual Congress of the Belgian Society of Internal Medicine (2015, December)

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See detailHow to Discount Deep Reinforcement Learning: Towards New Dynamic Strategies
François-Lavet, Vincent ULg; Fonteneau, Raphaël ULg; Ernst, Damien ULg

in NIPS 2015 Workshop on Deep Reinforcement Learning (2015, December)

Using deep neural nets as function approximator for reinforcement learning tasks have recently been shown to be very powerful for solving problems approaching real-world complexity. Using these results as ... [more ▼]

Using deep neural nets as function approximator for reinforcement learning tasks have recently been shown to be very powerful for solving problems approaching real-world complexity. Using these results as a benchmark, we discuss the role that the discount factor may play in the quality of the learning process of a deep Q-network (DQN). When the discount factor progressively increases up to its final value, we empirically show that it is possible to significantly reduce the number of learning steps. When used in conjunction with a varying learning rate, we empirically show that it outperforms original DQN on several experiments. We relate this phenomenon with the instabilities of neural networks when they are used in an approximate Dynamic Programming setting. We also describe the possibility to fall within a local optimum during the learning process, thus connecting our discussion with the exploration/exploitation dilemma. [less ▲]

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See detailSaint Paul 3D - Acquisition tridimensionnelle de la cathédrale via LaserScan
Hallot, Pierre ULg

in Journée d'étude organisée par l'Institut du Patrimoine Wallon et le Comité Patrimoine et Histoire de la FABI (2015, November 27)

Les nouvelles techniques LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) et photogrammétriques permettent d’acquérir rapidement un volume important de données 3D. Le terme LiDAR désigne tout instrument de mesure ... [more ▼]

Les nouvelles techniques LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) et photogrammétriques permettent d’acquérir rapidement un volume important de données 3D. Le terme LiDAR désigne tout instrument de mesure (terrestre, aéroporté) basé sur l’analyse des propriétés d’un faisceau renvoyé vers un émetteur (Poux et al. 2014). Conscient de l’énorme potentiel de ces techniques, l’Unité de Géomatique de l’Université de Liège a réalisé la numérisation de la Cathédrale Saint‐Paul de Liège. Ce projet a été initié via une collaboration avec le Matthieu Piavaux (FUNDP) et financée par le FNRS. Au‐delà des aspects de conservation et d’analyse du bâti, cette numérisation nous a permis de mettre en lumière les principes et limitations de la technique même d’acquisition de données 3D via LiDAR ainsi que ses limitations tant matérielles (sur terrain) que logicielles (traitement des données). Le jeu de donnée obtenu de la numérisation sert également de base fondamentale à un ensemble de projets de recherches (notamment via la réalisation de thèses de doctorats) visant à la segmentation automatique de nuages de points, de reconstruction d’objets tridimensionnelles, d’analyse de qualité d’ajustements. Par la suite, nous détaillons la méthodologie utilisée pour l’acquisition du nuage de points 3D ainsi que les différents principes de calage de nuages. Le chapitre suivant sera consacré à la présentation de résultats ainsi que de premiers développements en termes de segmentation automatique. Finalement, nous dresserons quelques perspectives de représentations. [less ▲]

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See detailCardio-pulmonary mechanics and minimal modelling in critical care
de Bournonville, Sébastien; Pironet, Antoine ULg; Desaive, Thomas ULg et al

in Proceedings of the IEEE-EMBS Benelux chapter 2015 meeting (2015, November 26)

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See detailParameter Correlation Analysis in Four Mathematical Models of Left Ventricular Relaxation
Pironet, Antoine ULg; MORIMONT, Philippe ULg; Dauby, Pierre ULg et al

in Proceedings of the IEEE-EMBS Benelux chapter 2015 meeting (2015, November 26)

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See detailA Lightweight Network Proximity Service Based On Neighborhood Models
Liao, Yongjun; Du, Wei; Leduc, Guy ULg

in 22nd IEEE Symposium on Communications and Vehicular Technology in the Benelux (SCVT) (2015, November 24)

This paper proposes a network proximity service based on the neighborhood models used in recommender systems. Unlike previous approaches, our service infers network proximity without trying to recover the ... [more ▼]

This paper proposes a network proximity service based on the neighborhood models used in recommender systems. Unlike previous approaches, our service infers network proximity without trying to recover the latency between network nodes. By asking each node to probe a number of landmark nodes which can be servers at Google, Yahoo and Facebook, etc., a simple proximity measure is computed and allows the direct ranking and rating of network nodes by their proximity to a target node. The service is thus lightweight and can be easily deployed in e.g. P2P and CDN applications. Simulations on existing datasets and experiments with a deployment over PlanetLab showed that our service achieves an accurate proximity inference that is comparable to state-of-the-art latency prediction approaches, while being much simpler. [less ▲]

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See detailL’Entéropathie Epizootique des lapins : passé, présent et futur
Marlier, Didier ULg

in ITAVI (Ed.) Proceedings des 16èmes journées de la recherche cunicole (2015, November 24)

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See detailDeterminants of Access to Agricultural Credits for Small Scale Farmers in the Southern Province of Rwanda
Musabanganji, Edouard ULg; Antoine, Karangwa; Lebailly, Philippe ULg

in Book of Proceedings Sixth International Scientific Agricultural Symposium "AgroSym 2015" (2015, November 15)

This study investigated the determinants of financial inclusion for small scale farmers by focusing on the access to formal and informal agricultural credits in the Southern Province of Rwanda. Data were ... [more ▼]

This study investigated the determinants of financial inclusion for small scale farmers by focusing on the access to formal and informal agricultural credits in the Southern Province of Rwanda. Data were collected from 310 farmers from Huye and Nyamagabe districts through an open-ended structured questionnaire and analysed using the binary logistic regression method. The major findings, on one hand, showed that among the requested and approved agricultural loans, 87.2% and 12.7% were from informal and formal financial institutions respectively. Among those who accessed agricultural credits, 59.7% were from Huye and 40.3% from Nyamagabe. On the other hand, it was revealed that the household characteristics and the community attributes are the most important determinants. Those household characteristics include household income and expenditure, Ubudehe socio-economic category of the household, off-farm employment and the size of the land owned by the household whereas community attributes involve residence area, transport and informal financial services availability. Regarding farmer characteristics, the education level was found to be the only factor affecting the smallholder farmers' access to agricultural credit. In light of the findings, it was recommended to conduct sensitization sessions focusing on the importance of agricultural credits for smallholder farmers especially in the areas with high level of poverty. In addition, there is need to work on alleviating the formal agricultural credits access barriers, and to conduct a study on the dynamics of informal and formal agricultural credits up take and usage by smallholder farmers to explore all dimensions of financial inclusion in the study area. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Roll of Small Businesses in Traditional Handcraft in Rural Development: A Case-Study Of Hanoi Suburban Rattan Enterprises
Nguyen, Thi Thu Hien ULg; Lebailly, Philippe ULg; NGUYEN, Van Nghien

in International Conference on Emerging Challenges, Hanoi 12 november 2015 (2015, November 12)

Rural industrial development and new rural development programmes are the main target of Vietnam in the process of industrialization – modernization of the country. To expedite this process, it is ... [more ▼]

Rural industrial development and new rural development programmes are the main target of Vietnam in the process of industrialization – modernization of the country. To expedite this process, it is necessary to promote the development and encourage the contributions of small enterprise in general and small enterprise rural in particular because practices in many countries show the important role of small and micro enterprises in local development. This paper presents the initial results of research to understand the economic–social contributions of rural enterprises to local development through the mobilization of local resources as well as establishment of the economic-social relations in local of rattan’s enterprises in the suburb of Hanoi, and then propose some measures to facilitate the operation of enterprises and promote the contribution of rattan’s enterprises for local development. [less ▲]

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See detailDynamic modeling and control strategies analysis of a novel small CSP biomass plant for cogeneration applications in building
Desideri, Adriano ULg; Amicabile, Simone; Alberti, Fabrizio et al

in Dynamic modeling and control strategies analysis of a novel small CSP biomass plant for cogeneration applications in building (2015, November 12)

A concentrated solar power (CSP) biomass combined heat and power (CHP) system based on organic Rankine cycle (ORC) technology developed in the framework of the EU founded BRICKER project is presented. The ... [more ▼]

A concentrated solar power (CSP) biomass combined heat and power (CHP) system based on organic Rankine cycle (ORC) technology developed in the framework of the EU founded BRICKER project is presented. The CHP system coupled with heat recovery ventilation technology and novel insulation material has the aim of reducing the energy consumption of existing building by up to 50%. A simplified approach to implement a dynamic model of the CHP system is proposed. The model is firstly used to investigate the performances of the CHP system control logic under extreme working condition. Secondly, the effectiveness in ensuring safe working conditions and in maximizing the sun power usage of two different solar field control approaches is investigated simulating the developed model over a reference day [less ▲]

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See detailETUDE DE LA MICROSTRUCTURE DU MORTIER DE CIMENT A TRAVERS LES COURBES DE SORPTION
Kahlerras, Loubna ULg; Belhamri, Azeddine; Fraikin, Laurent ULg et al

in kahlerras, loubna (Ed.) Proceedings du séminaire International sur le Génie Climatique et l’Energétique, SIGCLE’2015 (2015, November 09)

La présente étude se focalise sur l’étude à travers les courbes de sorption de vapeur d’eau du comportement hydrique du mortier de ciment. Les expériences sont effectuées sur trois types de mortiers dont ... [more ▼]

La présente étude se focalise sur l’étude à travers les courbes de sorption de vapeur d’eau du comportement hydrique du mortier de ciment. Les expériences sont effectuées sur trois types de mortiers dont la seule différence est dans le rapport eau/ciment (E/C = 0,4, 0,5 et 0,6) afin d’étudier l’influence de ce rapport sur la microstructure du matériau. La méthode dynamique est utilisée pour l’obtention des isothermes de sorption en utilisant le « DVS (dynamic vapour sorption) Des échantillons en forme de concassât de quelques millimètres de diamètre sont utilisés, l’étude est complété par la porosité à mercure. Deux principaux modes poreux sont déterminés. [less ▲]

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See detailAdaptive Façades System Assessment: An initial review
Attia, Shady ULg; Favoino, Fabio; Loonen, Roel et al

in Advanced Building Skins (2015, November 03)

The assessment of adaptive facades presents a challenge because there is no established evaluation strategy to systematically reach this goal and many of the available building energy standards and codes ... [more ▼]

The assessment of adaptive facades presents a challenge because there is no established evaluation strategy to systematically reach this goal and many of the available building energy standards and codes have limited applicability for such advanced facades system. This paper reviews current evaluation methods for assessing adaptive facades system through a literature review. It also discusses occupant behaviour, post occupancy evaluation and commissioning issues and presents the procedures. The paper is part of the activities of Working Group 3 in COST Action TU1403 - Adaptive Facades Network. So far we could not find a protocol for assessment of adaptive facades. The reviewed literature is scattered lacking a focus on adaptive facades. There is no agreement on defining what are adaptive facades (sometimes named intelligent, smart, dynamic). We could define specialized technology monitoring techniques to assess the performance of technologies such as fabric-integrated solutions (e.g. electrochromic glazing, phase-change materials, building-Integrated Photovoltaics with heat recovery (BIPV/T, shade shutters) and advanced controls. The review is used to identify gaps in existing assessment methods and helps develop strategies for the holistic evaluation and assessment of adaptive facade systems as part of high performance buildings. [less ▲]

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See detailTwo Types of Aurora on Mars as Observed by MAVEN's Imaging UltraViolet Spectrograph
Schneider, Nicholas M.; Deighan, J.; Jain, S. K. et al

in AAS/Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting Abstracts (2015, November 01)

The Imaging UltraViolet Spectrograph (IUVS) on the MAVEN spacecraft has detected two distinct types of auroral emission on Mars. First, we report the discovery of a low altitude, diffuse aurora spanning ... [more ▼]

The Imaging UltraViolet Spectrograph (IUVS) on the MAVEN spacecraft has detected two distinct types of auroral emission on Mars. First, we report the discovery of a low altitude, diffuse aurora spanning much of Mars’ northern hemisphere coincident with a solar energetic particle outburst. IUVS observed northerly latitudes during late December 2014, detecting auroral emission in virtually all nightside observations for ~5 days spanning virtually all geographic longitudes. The vertical profile showed emission down to ~70 km altitude (1 microbar), deeper than confirmed at any other planet. The onset and duration of emission coincide with the observed arrival of solar energetic particles up to 200 keV precipitating directly and deeply into the atmosphere. Preliminary modeling of the precipitation, energy deposition and spectral line emission yields good matches to the observations. These observations represent a new class of planetary auroras produced in the Martian middle atmosphere. Given minimal magnetic fields over most of the planet, Mars is likely to exhibit aurora more globally than Earth.Second, we confirm the existence of small patches of discrete aurora near crustal magnetic fields in Mars' southern hemisphere, as observed previously by SPICAM on Mars Express (Bertaux et al., Nature, 435, 790-794 (2005)). IUVS observed southern latitudes in July and August 2015, detecting discrete auroral emission in ~1% of suitable observations. Limb scans resolved both vertically and along-slit indicate this type of auroral emission was patchy on the scale of ~40 km, and located at higher altitudes ~140 km. The higher altitudes imply a lower energy of precipitating particles. The mix of spectral emissions also differed signficiantly from the diffuse aurora, indicating different excitation and quenching processes.We will discuss the observed properties of the aurora and associated charged particle precipitation, as well as the broader implications of this high-energy deposition into Mars' atmopshere. [less ▲]

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See detailMars atmospheric escape constrained using MAVEN IUVS coronal observations
Chaffin, Michael S.; Deighan, Justin; Chaufray, Jean-Yves et al

in AAS/Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting Abstracts (2015, November 01)

Every planetary atmosphere is capped by a corona: an extended, extremely tenuous region where collisions are negligible and particles follow ballistic trajectories. At Mars, the corona is especially ... [more ▼]

Every planetary atmosphere is capped by a corona: an extended, extremely tenuous region where collisions are negligible and particles follow ballistic trajectories. At Mars, the corona is especially extended due to the low gravity of the planet, and a large number of coronal particles are on escaping trajectories. Such escape has played a critical role in the history of the Mars system, likely removing a substantial fraction of the water initially present on the planet, but the mechanism and magnitude of this escape remains poorly constrained. Currently in orbit at Mars, MAVEN's Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph (IUVS) is mapping the distribution of oxygen and hydrogen above 200 km at a high spatial and temporal cadence, revealing a dynamic corona in unprecedented detail. Results will be presented demonstrating that the H in the corona is not spherically symmetric in its distribution, and can potentially be used as a tracer of thermospheric general circulation; and that non-thermal "hot" O (in contrast with more spatially confined "cold" thermal O) is ionospherically sourced with a characteristic energy of 1.1 eV and responds to solar EUV forcing. These results will be interpreted in terms of their impact on our current understanding of how atmospheric escape operates today. We will also discuss how these processes may have acted in the past to deplete Mars' initial water inventory, potentially altering the redox balance of the planet and atmosphere through differential escape of H and O. [less ▲]

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See detailNew Observations of Molecular Nitrogen by the Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph on MAVEN
Stevens, Michael H.; Evans, J. S.; Schneider, Nicholas M. et al

in AAS/Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting Abstracts (2015, November 01)

The Martian ultraviolet dayglow provides information on the basic state of the Martian upper atmosphere. The Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph (IUVS) on NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN ... [more ▼]

The Martian ultraviolet dayglow provides information on the basic state of the Martian upper atmosphere. The Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph (IUVS) on NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission has observed Mars at mid and far-UV wavelengths since its arrival in September 2014. In this work, we describe a linear regression method used to extract components of UV spectra from IUVS limb observations and focus in particular on molecular nitrogen (N[SUB]2[/SUB]) photoelectron excited emissions. We identify N[SUB]2[/SUB] Lyman-Birge-Hopfield (LBH) emissions for the first time at Mars and we also confirm the tentative identification of N[SUB]2[/SUB] Vegard-Kaplan (VK) emissions. We compare observed VK and LBH limb radiance profiles to model results between 90 and 210 km. Finally, we compare retrieved N[SUB]2[/SUB] density profiles to general circulation (GCM) model results. Contrary to earlier analyses using other satellite data that indicated N[SUB]2[/SUB] densities were a factor of three less than predictions, we find that N[SUB]2[/SUB] abundances exceed GCM results by about a factor of two at 130 km but are in agreement at 150 km. [less ▲]

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See detailGustave Serrurier-Bovy : un architecte à l’aube de la modernité
Folville, Xavier ULg

in Art nouveau et écologie : Mélanges (2015, November 01)

Abstract A l'extrême fin du 19e siècle, l'Art nouveau s’épanouit sous des formes diversifiées, parfois contradictoires, mais partageant généralement la même volonté de rompre avec l'académisme et l ... [more ▼]

Abstract A l'extrême fin du 19e siècle, l'Art nouveau s’épanouit sous des formes diversifiées, parfois contradictoires, mais partageant généralement la même volonté de rompre avec l'académisme et l'historicisme du siècle finissant. Parmi les acteurs de cet Art nouveau, certains ne retiennent que le côté décoratif d’une nouvelle esthétique. Très tôt cependant, au cœur même de ce mouvement d’avant-garde, apparaissent les prémices du renouvellement qui le condamnera et conduira au Modernisme. Quelques travaux de Gustave Serrurier – mobilier ou architecture – méritent d’être observés sous cet angle. [less ▲]

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