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

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

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

in La procédure d'ordre en pratique (2013)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailDietary n-3 fatty acid transfer from broiler breeder to yolk, residual yolk and liver of offspring
Koppenol, A.; Delezie, E.; Everaert, Nadia ULg

in Proceedings of the 38th Animal Nutrition Research Forum (2013)

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

in El pasado tecnologico, cambio y persistencia (2013)

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

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

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

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

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See detailThe fracture studies of polycrystalline silicon based MEMS
Mulay, Shantanu Shashikant ULg; Becker, Gauthier; Vayrette, Renaud et al

in EUROSIME 2013 (2013)

The advantages of micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), such as low power requirement, miniaturized sizes and costs reduction, have already made significant impact in many technological fields. MEMS ... [more ▼]

The advantages of micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), such as low power requirement, miniaturized sizes and costs reduction, have already made significant impact in many technological fields. MEMS are now widely used as accelerometers, pressure sensors, and resonators etc. However, the determination of the mechanical properties of MEMS devices with high accuracy is still a challenging task due to their small dimensions and often anisotropic behaviour. This paper focuses on the modelling and simulation of the fracture of a key MEMS component, which is a polycrystalline silicon beam, by discontinuous Galerkin (DG) formulation combined with an extrinsic cohesive law (ECL) to describe the fracture process. As the beam is modelled by plane-stress 2D elements, an analytical equation to compute the effective fracture strength and the effective critical strain energy release rate in terms of the through-the-thickness fracture mode and of the orientation of the facet with respect to the crystal is also developed. At the end, a model is simulated, and the results are verified as per the physics of the problem and experiments. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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See detailEstimation of dominance variance with sire-dam subclass effects in a crossbred population of pigs
Dufrasne, Marie ULg; Jaspart, Véronique; Wavreille, José et al

in Book of Abstract of the 64th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Animal Science (2013)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailNew capabilities of the INCL4.6 model implemented into high-energy transport codes
Leray, S.; Boudard, A.; Braunn, B. et al

in Proceedings of Shielding Aspects of Accelerators, Targets and Irradiation Facilities 2011 (2013)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailEmploi des types de subordination dans un corpus ltin
Denooz, Joseph ULg

in Bodelot, Collette (Ed.) Morphologie, syntaxe et sémantique des subordonnants (2013)

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

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

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

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

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See detailThe clinical characteristics of pituitary adenomas (PA) in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) with and without MEN1 mutation
Filipponi, S; Rostomyan, Liliya ULg; VALDES SOCIN, Hernan Gonzalo ULg et al

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailRaymond De Becker : une certaine idée de la Belgique. Réflexions sur une identité nationale et culturelle
Lanneau, Catherine ULg

in Dard, Olivier; Deschamps, Etienne; Duchenne, Geneviève (Eds.) Raymond De Becker (1912-1969). Itinéraire et facettes d’un intellectuel réprouvé (2013)

Au fil de ses écrits des années trente – brochures, articles, tribunes libres –, Raymond De Becker (1912-1969), intellectuel et journaliste à la réputation aujourd'hui sulfureuse au vu de son parcours ... [more ▼]

Au fil de ses écrits des années trente – brochures, articles, tribunes libres –, Raymond De Becker (1912-1969), intellectuel et journaliste à la réputation aujourd'hui sulfureuse au vu de son parcours dans la collaboration, s’est beaucoup interrogé sur la Belgique et son histoire. Il est donc possible d’appréhender la mission qu’il lui assigne ou sa définition de l’union nationale mais, surtout, de décrypter l’analyse qu’il fait des rapports entre Flamands, Wallons et Bruxellois et de voir comment il articule cette analyse avec l’évolution de sa pensée sur la notion de race, d’ethnie et de nationalité. Soulever ces différentes questions conduit à interroger, mais en surface, son rapport aux pays voisins et sa vision de l’Europe et de l’Occident. Quelle Belgique idéale Raymond De Becker veut-il construire ? [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailConsiderations about the optimum design of piano key weirs
Erpicum, Sébastien ULg; Dewals, Benjamin ULg; Archambeau, Pierre ULg et al

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

in Langage, discours, événement (2013)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailImpact of 3000-t blast on unstable slopes near the Kambarata-2 HPP site, Kyrgyzstan
Torgoev, Isakbek; Havenith, Hans-Balder ULg; Strom, Alexander

in Margottini, CLaudio; Sassa, Kioji (Eds.) Landslide Science and Practice (2013)

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

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

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

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

in La tribologie : fondamentaux et applications complexes (2013)

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

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

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

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

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See detailMicro-CT evaluation of the effect of material, donor and implantation site variability on the bone forming capacity of progenitor cell/CaP-collagen constructs implanted ectopically in nude mice
Van Hove, Astrid; Geeroms, Carla; Maréchal, Marina et al

in Abstract book User Meeting Bruker MicroCT 2013 (2013)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailFrequency-domain subspace identification of nonlinear mechanical systems - Application to a solar array structure
Noël, Jean-Philippe ULg; Kerschen, Gaëtan ULg; Foltête, Emmanuel et al

in Proceedings of the International Modal Analysis Conference (IMAC) XXXI (2013)

The present paper addresses the experimental identification of a simplified realisation of a solar array structure in folded configuration. To this end, a nonlinear subspace identification technique ... [more ▼]

The present paper addresses the experimental identification of a simplified realisation of a solar array structure in folded configuration. To this end, a nonlinear subspace identification technique formulated in the frequency domain, referred to as the FNSI method, is exploited. The frequency response functions of the underlying linear structure and the nonlinear coefficients are estimated by this approach. Nonlinearity is caused by impacts between adjacent panels and friction and gaps appearing in their clamping interfaces. This application is challenging for several reasons, which include high modal density and the complicated nature of the involved nonlinear mechanisms. [less ▲]

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

in Lorren, Claude (Ed.) La Gaule, le monde insulaire et l'Europe du Nord au haut Moyen Age (2013)

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

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

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

in Landslide Science and Practice (2013)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailGénéralisation Min Max pour l'Apprentissage par Renforcement Batch et Déterministe : Relaxations pour le Cas Général T Etapes
Fonteneau, Raphaël ULg; Ernst, Damien ULg; Boigelot, Bernard ULg et al

in 8èmes Journées Francophones de Planification, Décision et Apprentissage pour la conduite de systèmes (JFPDA'13) (2013)

Cet article aborde le problème de généralisation minmax dans le cadre de l'apprentissage par renforcement batch et déterministe. Le problème a été originellement introduit par [Fonteneau, 2011], et il a ... [more ▼]

Cet article aborde le problème de généralisation minmax dans le cadre de l'apprentissage par renforcement batch et déterministe. Le problème a été originellement introduit par [Fonteneau, 2011], et il a déjà été montré qu'il est NP-dur. Deux schémas de relaxation pour le cas deux étapes ont été présentés aux JFPDA'12, et ce papier présente une généralisation de ces schémas au cas T étapes. Le premier schéma fonctionne en éliminant des contraintes afin d'obtenir un problème soluble en temps polynomial. Le deuxième schéma est une relaxation lagrangienne conduisant également à un problème soluble en temps polynomial. On montre théoriquement que ces deux schémas permettent d'obtenir de meilleurs résultats que ceux proposés par [Fonteneau, 2011]. [less ▲]

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

in Proceedings of Co-Create 2013 (2013)

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

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

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

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

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See detailNumerical Exploration of Oscillation Modes in Rapidly Rotating Stars
Ballot, Jérôme; Lignières, François; Reese, Daniel ULg

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

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

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

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See detailMaternal transisition of dietary omega-3 fatty acids: effects on zootechnical performance and health status of the broiler progeny
Koppenol, A.; Franssens, L.; Everaert, Nadia ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 17th European Society of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition Congress (2013)

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See detailStatistical tests for group comparison of manifold-valued data
Collard, Anne ULg; Phillips, Christophe ULg; Sepulchre, Rodolphe

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

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

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

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

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

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

in Proceedings of the SEM IMAC XXXI Conference (2013)

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

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

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Dumont, Jonathan ULg; Fagnart, Laure ULg

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

in The Wise Find Pleasure in Water (2013)

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

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

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

in Proceeding of the Composite Construction VII conference (2013)

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

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

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Droixhe, Daniel ULg

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailCatalytic layer for PEMFC based on carbon xerogels
Deschamps, Fabien ULg; Traina, Karl; Pirard, Jean-Paul ULg et al

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailInfluence de facteurs environnementaux influençant la teneur en urée dans le lait de vache en Wallonie et estimation des rejets azotés
Dufrasne, Isabelle ULg; Knapp, Emilie ULg; Istasse, Louis ULg et al

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

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

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

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

in INS Abstract Book (2013)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailDietro, il paesaggio: Misura e ritmo di una strada tra le colline e il Piave.
Bocchi, Renato; Latini, Luigi; Szanto, Catherine ULg

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

L'article s'interroge sur la façon dont il faut décrire la relation oeuvre/spectateur si l'on souhaite que le modèle puisse donner une place au spectateur sans néanmoins la déterminer. Après un examen des enjeux (épistémologiques et politiques) de ces questions, il conclut sur l'intérêt qu'il y aurait, si l'on souhaite suivre les propositions de Rancière sur l'"efficacité paradoxale" des oeuvres, à référer les études de réception à un modèle de la communication fondé sur le malentendu. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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See detailQuelques considérations sur la préservation de l'authenticité des quartiers résidentiels modernes du nord de Bucarest
Dawans, Stéphane ULg; Houbart, Claudine ULg

in Crisan, Rodica, Franco, Giovanna; Musso, Stefano F. (Eds.) Conservation / Regeneration - The modernist neighborhood (2013)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

in 33° SENAFOR (CD) (2013)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailRural resilience and the role of social capital of Kirundo province farmers in north of Burundi
Minani, Bonaventure ULg; Rurema, Déo-Guide; Lebailly, Philippe ULg

in Backovic, Slobodan (Ed.) 3rd AGRIMBA-AVA Congress "Agribusiness and rural development as a global challenge" : programme and abstract book (2013)

Burundi, family agriculture occupies more than 90% of the active population and plays a vital role in food production and participates of more than 50% of GDP. Before the civil war of 1993, Kirundo was ... [more ▼]

Burundi, family agriculture occupies more than 90% of the active population and plays a vital role in food production and participates of more than 50% of GDP. Before the civil war of 1993, Kirundo was deemed "breadbasket of the country" for the simple reason that fed many parts of Burundi in particular food legumes and cereals, so that family farming was oriented the market. Kirundo alone includes 8 lakes with opportunities for field irrigation. Today, this is the first province in Burundi shows a high rate of malnutrition, poverty increased and a sharp decline in agricultural production up more than 500%. In this study, 73 farmers were surveyed in Kirundo, supplemented by secondary data collection. Analysis of data showed us that, despite recurrent droughts in that region which was caused several deaths due to famines and several displacements of people to neighboring countries such as Rwanda and Tanzania, we found 44% of farmers surveyed who had the resilience to climate change. The analysis of data shows that these farmers were members of local development associations, having learned specific topics such as financial management, processing and storage of agricultural products and livestock. That social capital network influences positively their income because they practice not only farming but also revenue-generating activities such as trade and crafts. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailOrganic Rankine Cycle Systems: A Techno-Economic Overview
van den Broeck, Martijn; Quoilin, Sylvain ULg; Declaye, Sébastien ULg et al

in Proceedings of EMC 2013 (2013)

The potential of organic Rankine cycle (ORC) technology for waste heat recovery in industry is discussed. This survey includes a market overview, a discussion of the key differences with steam turbine ... [more ▼]

The potential of organic Rankine cycle (ORC) technology for waste heat recovery in industry is discussed. This survey includes a market overview, a discussion of the key differences with steam turbine technology, some main selection issues (components and working fluid) and an outlook on the future of the technology. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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See detailMagnetic fields in O stars
Nazé, Yaël ULg

in proceedings of "Putting A-stars into context" (2013)

Over the last decade, large-scale, organized (generally dipolar) magnetic fields with a strength between 0.1 and 20 kG were detected in dozens of OB stars. This contribution reviews the impact of such ... [more ▼]

Over the last decade, large-scale, organized (generally dipolar) magnetic fields with a strength between 0.1 and 20 kG were detected in dozens of OB stars. This contribution reviews the impact of such magnetic fields on the stellar winds of O-stars, with emphasis on variability and X-ray emission. [less ▲]

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

in Advances in Animal Biosciences (2013)

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

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

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

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

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

in 2013 SSRC Stability Conference (2013)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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