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See detailL'abdomen aigu chez le bovin du diagnostic au traitement : un challenge pour le praticien
Sartelet, Arnaud ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2015)

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See detailUnderground Pumped Storage Hydroelectricity using abandoned works (open pits and deep mines)
Pujades, Estanislao ULg; Willems, Thibault ULg; Bodeux, Sarah ULg et al

Conference (2015, December 15)

Pumped Storage Hydroelectricity (PSH) is a good alternative to increase the efficiency of power plants, which cannot regulate the amount of electricity generated according to the demand (wind, solar or ... [more ▼]

Pumped Storage Hydroelectricity (PSH) is a good alternative to increase the efficiency of power plants, which cannot regulate the amount of electricity generated according to the demand (wind, solar or even nuclear power plants). PSH plants, which consist in two reservoirs located at different heights (upper and lower), can store energy during low demand periods (pumping water from the lower to the upper reservoir) and generate electricity during the high demand peaks (falling water from the upper to the lower reservoir). Given that the two reservoirs must be located at different heights, PSH plants cannot be constructed in flat regions. Nevertheless, in these regions, an alternative could be to use abandoned underground works (open pits or deep mines) as lower reservoirs to construct Underground Pumped Storage Hydroelectricity (UPSH) plants. To select the best place to construct a plant, two considerations must be taken into account regarding the interaction between UPSH plants and groundwater: 1) the alteration of the natural conditions of aquifers and 2), the efficiency of the plant since the electricity generated depends on the hydraulic head inside the underground reservoir. Obviously, a detailed numerical model must be necessary before to select a location. However, a screening methodology to reject the most disadvantageous sites in a short period of time would be useful. Groundwater flow impacts caused by UPSH plants are analyzed numerically and the main variables involved in the groundwater evolution are identified. The most noticeable effect consists in an oscillation of the groundwater. The hydraulic head around which groundwater oscillates, the magnitude of the oscillations and the time to achieve a “dynamic steady state” depend on the boundaries, the parameters of the aquifer and the characteristics of the underground reservoir. A screening methodology is proposed to assess the main impacts caused in aquifers by UPSH plants. Finally, the efficiency regarding the groundwater evolution inside the reservoir is determined. [less ▲]

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See detailArthrose rachidienne lombaire: une réalité? comment la définir?
Henrotin, Yves ULg

Conference (2015, December 15)

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See detailThe beginnings of workers’ compensation schemes. Crossing perspectives of the litigation (about workplace accidents) in France and Belgium
Geerkens, Eric ULg; Bruno, Anne-Sophie

Conference (2015, December 15)

Les législations française et belge sur les accidents du travail constituent des ruptures déjà largement explorées, principalement sur le versant de leur laborieuse genèse. Les recherches sont bien moins ... [more ▼]

Les législations française et belge sur les accidents du travail constituent des ruptures déjà largement explorées, principalement sur le versant de leur laborieuse genèse. Les recherches sont bien moins développées à propos de leur mise en œuvre concrète. Comment les différents acteurs chargés de leur application – juges civils/de paix, médecins, avocats, assureurs, syndicats – autant que les victimes ont-ils expérimenté ce nouveau cadre légal ? Par un retour prioritaire aux sources judiciaires, cette contribution entend explorer ce processus d’apprentissage en mettant l’accent sur les principales difficultés rencontrées, sur les enjeux nouveaux et sur les réponses apportées au cours des années d’entrée en vigueur de la loi. À titre comparatif, les mêmes types de sources seront examinées pour une période tenue pour plus routinière (c. 1928-1930), de manière à mettre en évidence certaines des solutions retenues après la phase d’apprentissage, tout en soulignant, le cas échéant, les problèmes pendants ou nouveaux. [less ▲]

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See detailInternet and Cyber Party Membership: the Case of the Belgian Pirate Party
Macq, Hadrien ULg; Jacquet, Vincent

Conference (2015, December 15)

Since a few years, it has become possible to observe the development of cyber parties in western democracies. Their intensive use of internet to coordinate relations between members is supposed to attract ... [more ▼]

Since a few years, it has become possible to observe the development of cyber parties in western democracies. Their intensive use of internet to coordinate relations between members is supposed to attract new types of militant, interested by less hierarchical informal networks and sporadic political activities. Yet, the following question remains: What role(s) does the Internet play in the enrolment process within this kind of parties? Analyzing fifteen in-depth interviews with Belgian Pirate Party’s members as well as members’ online activities, this paper shows that it is possible to distinguish two kinds of cyber parties’ members. On the one side, some members are passionate about information and communications technology and their party membership is their sole political activity. On the other side, some members are more distant users of the Internet and are active in plenty of postmodern political associations. These two divergent militant profiles are key elements to explain the divergence of views among Belgian Pirate Party’s members, but also the relative lack of political visibility of this political party due to difficulties in achieving coordination. [less ▲]

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See detailLes catégories du verbe français : temporalité, modalité et aspect
Defays, Jean-Marc ULg

Scientific conference (2015, December 15)

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See detailLa dialectique de la durée historique : Sartre et Braudel
Oulc'hen, Hervé ULg

Scientific conference (2015, December 15)

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See detailFirst Analysis of Martian Nightglow Seasonal Variations Observed by MAVEN's Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph
Stiepen, Arnaud ULg; IUVS team

Poster (2015, December 15)

We report results from a study of nitric oxide nightglow over the northern hemisphere of Mars during winter and southern hemisphere during equinox. We present observations of the nitric oxide δ and γ band ... [more ▼]

We report results from a study of nitric oxide nightglow over the northern hemisphere of Mars during winter and southern hemisphere during equinox. We present observations of the nitric oxide δ and γ band emissions between 190 and 270 nm by the Imaging UltraViolet Spectrograph on the MAVEN spacecraft. The emission reveals recombination of N and O atoms dissociated on the dayside of Mars, and is known to trace upper atmosphere hemispheric circulation patterns. We extend previous studies to higher latitudes, finding brighter emissions closer to the poles as predicted from global circulation models. Statistically significant variability suggests variation of the fluxes of N and O carried from the dayside thermosphere, as well as possible variations of the wind pattern in the nightside thermosphere and mesosphere. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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See detailEvaluating the performance of short-term heat storage in alluvial aquifer with 4D electrical resistivity tomography and hydrological monitoring
Robert, Tanguy; Paulus, Claire; Bolly, Pierre-Yves et al

Poster (2015, December 14)

In the context of energy demand side management (DSM), energy storage solutions are needed to stock energy during high production periods and recover energy during high demand periods. Among currently ... [more ▼]

In the context of energy demand side management (DSM), energy storage solutions are needed to stock energy during high production periods and recover energy during high demand periods. Among currently studied solutions, storing energy in the subsurface through heat pumps and/or exchangers (thermal energy storage) is relatively simple with low investment costs. However, the design and functioning of such systems have strong interconnections with the geology of the site which may be complex and heterogeneous, making predictions difficult. In this context, local temperature measurements are necessary but not sufficient to model heat flow and transport in the subsurface. Electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) provides spatially distributed information on the temperature distribution in the subsurface. In this study, we monitored, with 4D ERT combined with multiple hydrological measurements in available wells, a short-term heat storage experiment in a confined alluvial aquifer. We injected heated water (ΔT=30K) during 6 hours with a rate of 3 m³/h, stored during 3 days, and then we pumped it back to estimate the energy balance. We collected ERT data sets using 9 parallel profiles of 21 electrodes and cross-lines measurements. Inversion results clearly show the ability of ERT to delimit the thermal plume growth during injection, the diffusion and decrease of temperature during storage, and the decrease in size after pumping. Quantitative interpretation of ERT is difficult at this stage due to strong spatial variations of the total dissolved solid content in the aquifer, due to historical chloride contamination of the site. Energy balance shows that up to 75% of the energy can be easily recovered with an adapted strategy in the context of DSM. Short-term heat storage in alluvial aquifer is efficient and ERT is a valuable tool to image and estimate the temperature distribution in the subsurface. [less ▲]

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See detailCan the maximum power principle predict effective conductivities of a confined aquifer? A lab experiment
Westhoff, Martijn ULg; Erpicum, Sébastien ULg; Archambeau, Pierre ULg et al

Conference (2015, December 14)

Power can be performed by a system driven by a potential difference. From a given potential difference, the power that can be subtracted is constraint by the Carnot limit, which follows from the first and ... [more ▼]

Power can be performed by a system driven by a potential difference. From a given potential difference, the power that can be subtracted is constraint by the Carnot limit, which follows from the first and second laws of thermodynamics. If the system is such that the flux producing power (with power being the flux times its driving potential difference) also influences the potential difference, a maximum in power can be obtained as a result of the trade-off between the flux and the potential difference. This is referred to as the maximum power principle. It has already been shown that the atmosphere operates close to this maximum power limit when it comes to heat transport from the Equator to the poles, or vertically, from the surface to the atmospheric boundary layer. To reach this state of maximum power, the effective thermal conductivity of the atmosphere is adapted by the creation of convection cells. The aim of this study is to test if the soil’s effective hydraulic conductivity also adapts in such a way that it produces maximum power. However, the soil’s hydraulic conductivity adapts differently; for example by the creation of preferential flow paths. Here, this process is simulated in a lab experiment, which focuses on preferential flow paths created by piping. In the lab, we created a hydrological analogue to the atmospheric model dealing with heat transport between Equator and poles, with the aim to test if the effective hydraulic conductivity of the sand bed can be predicted with the maximum power principle. The experimental setup consists of two freely draining reservoir connected with each other by a confined aquifer. By adding water to only one reservoir, a potential difference will build up until a steady state is reached. The results will indicate whether the maximum power principle does apply for groundwater flow and how it should be applied. Because of the different way of adaptation of flow conductivity, the results differ from that of the atmosphere. [less ▲]

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See detailL'éthique chevaleresque à l'épreuve du combat, ou comment dépasser les mythes des romans
Masson, Christophe ULg

Scientific conference (2015, December 14)

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See detailWhy is it necessary to change the physical activity representations in women?
Cloes, Marc ULg

Conference (2015, December 14)

Various (inter)national organizations and institutions expend a great deal of effort on fighting against the dramatic grow of the sedentariness of the modern society. In consumer magazines as well as in ... [more ▼]

Various (inter)national organizations and institutions expend a great deal of effort on fighting against the dramatic grow of the sedentariness of the modern society. In consumer magazines as well as in prestigious scientific journals, number of publications emphasize the interest that each of us can withdraw from a regular active lifestyle. So, nowadays, in the Western countries, everyone is supposed to know that physical activity is one of the ingredients of a healthy lifestyle. Nevertheless, it is clear that the population seems to paradoxically misunderstand the concept of physical activity. Moreover, in terms of sedentariness, the female audience is considered as particularly at risk and requires specific attention. According to the socioecological models, physical activity behaviors are influenced by a large array of variables belonging to the person itself as well as for its social, built, natural environments, and policies. In parallel, the transtheoretical model of health behavior change emphasizes that a person who changes his/her behavior goes through five stages (precontemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, and maintenance). Following that theory, the starting point of the change process consists of the awareness of the individual about the behavior. This stage refers to the individual factors linked to psychological, cognitive and emotional aspects (knowledge about PA, expected benefits, motivation, perceived pleasure …) that can be related to the people’s representations about PA. A representation can be defined as a mental phenomenon that corresponds to a more or less conscientious, organized and consistent set of cognitive and affective elements concerning one particular object. The goal of this paper is to underline the interest of the analysis of the representations about PA in a way to understand the reasons of reluctance, motivation and/or blockages demonstrated by individuals - and by women in particular - in their changing process. Study on such topic could become a key aspect in the search for useful tools in the habits transformation. In fact, despite representations’ central role, very few studies focusing on this variable have been published in the literature. This is especially surprising as it was demonstrated that representations about PA have a bigger influence on the lifestyle modification than concrete environmental variables do. When considering representations about PA, we consider five elements: definition, believes about the impacts, knowledge of the recommendations, self-evaluation, and identification of the change strategies). These questions will be the focus of the paper. Data will support and illustrate their legitimacy in the physical activity promotion. [less ▲]

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See detailINVESTIGATING MODEL DEFICIENCIES IN THE GLOBAL BUDGET OF ETHANE
Tzompa-Sosa, Z. A.; Keller, C. A.; Turner, A. J. et al

Poster (2015, December 14)

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See detailGeneral Chair and Co-Organizer of (2015) "3D Stereo MEDIA: The International 3D Summit for Science, Technology, Art, and Business". Held in Liège, Belgium, on 14-17 Dec 2015, at Theater of Liège and University of Liège. 7th edition. J. G. Verly initiated event in 2008.
Verly, Jacques ULg

Book published by Image&3D Europe ASBL (2015)

3D Stereo MEDIA 2015 was held in Liège, Belgium, on 14-15 Dec 2015, and comprised the following sub-events: 3D Workshop in Cannes (Festival de Cannes, American Pavilion, Cannes, France, 15 May 2015 ... [more ▼]

3D Stereo MEDIA 2015 was held in Liège, Belgium, on 14-15 Dec 2015, and comprised the following sub-events: 3D Workshop in Cannes (Festival de Cannes, American Pavilion, Cannes, France, 15 May 2015), Scientific Conference: 2015 International Conference on 3D Imaging (IC3D 2015), 3D Content Financing Market, International 3D Festival, Professional Conference, 3D Academy, Awards Evening. [less ▲]

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See detailEtude des principes supranationaux de prévention des conflits armés - Exemple du système éducatif primaire de Prishtina (Kosovo)
Pierre, Alexia ULg

Doctoral thesis (2015)

The Unmik, United Nations Mission in Kosovo, was launched in the aftermath of mass violations of War Law and of International Humanitarian Law, perpetrated by the Republika Srpska against the Albanian ... [more ▼]

The Unmik, United Nations Mission in Kosovo, was launched in the aftermath of mass violations of War Law and of International Humanitarian Law, perpetrated by the Republika Srpska against the Albanian civilian of Kosovo. The Unmik was mandated to prevent the interethnic violence and to neutralise the roots of conflict, and to let emerge a new society where intercommunity antagonisms do not exist anymore. The mass education appears to be a tool that leads to a sustainable development of society. Therefore, the International Community links education and conflict prevention due to the role of education in social integration and development, and through specific contents. The supranational principles of education to conflict prevention are framed by an international framework, mostly developed in the nineties. Finally, education was at stake and was instrumentalised by the nationalist propagandas during the conflict between Serbs and Albanian in Kosovo. The main object of this research is to explore the way these principles of education to conflict prevention are operationalized in the primary public education system in Kosovo, through the study case of the main city Prishtina. The premise is that the operationalization can carry some boundaries to the complete expression of these supranational principles. The first step was dedicated to the research of the supranational principles in a normative and legislative corpus of local texts. The second step was a study of the expression of the principles of prevention in the primary public schools of Prishtina and with some members of the education system of Kosovo. This work highlights the sustainability of the operationalized principles on the formal and structural stages, due to the integration in the local normative and legislative frame. However, the operationalization can lead to an incomplete or a limited expression of the principles of an education involved in the conflict prevention. The top down approach of the Unmik and its lack of practical application of the principles are important elements in the limited expression of these principles. The boundaries are linked to the failure in questioning the education model applied in Kosovo as well, and to the assumptions it carries. Finally, the inadequate support to the educational staff and the inadequacy of this education model to the specificities of Kosovo are equally major factors of the limited operationalization of the supranational principles of conflict prevention in the primary schools of Prishtina. [less ▲]

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See detailL'Oedipe des Temps modernes: Athanase Kircher et l'interprétation des hiéroglyphes de l'Egypte ancienne
Winand, Jean ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2015)

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See detailAnalysing the response of European ecosystems to droughts and heat waves within ISI-MIP2 simulations
Henrot, Alexandra-Jane ULg; Dury, Marie ULg; François, Louis ULg et al

Conference (2015, December 14)

With unprecedented speed and extent, the future climate change can be expected to severely impact terrestrial ecosystems due to more frequent extreme events, such as droughts or heat waves. What will be ... [more ▼]

With unprecedented speed and extent, the future climate change can be expected to severely impact terrestrial ecosystems due to more frequent extreme events, such as droughts or heat waves. What will be the impacts of these extreme events on ecosystem functioning and structure? How far will net primary production be reduced by such events? What will be the impact on plant mortality? Could such events trigger changes in the abundance of plant species, thus leading to biome shifts? In this contribution, we propose to use ISI-MIP2 model historical simulations from the biome sector to analyse the response of ecosystems to droughts or heat waves, trying to understand the differences between several vegetation models (e.g. CARAIB, HYBRID, LPJ). The analysis will focus on Europe. It will compare and assess the model responses for a series of well-marked drought or heat wave events in the simulated historical period, such as those that occurred in 1976, 2003 or 2010. This analysis will be performed in terms of several important environmental variables, like soil water and hydric stress, runoff, PFT abundance, net primary productivity and biomass, fire frequency, turnover of soil organic matter, etc. Whenever possible, the response of the model will be compared to available data for the most recent well-marked events. Examples of data to be used are eddy covariance, satellite data (including leaf area and fire occurrence) or tree rings. [less ▲]

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See detailPublic health impact and cost-effectiveness of dairy products supplemented with vitamin D in prevention of osteoporotic fractures
Ethgen, Olivier ULg; Hiligsmann, Mickaël; Burlet, Nansa et al

in Archives of Public Health (2015)

Background: Dietary sources of calcium and vitamin D are recommended as a first-line strategy in prevention of osteoporosis-related fractures but their public health and economic impact has never been ... [more ▼]

Background: Dietary sources of calcium and vitamin D are recommended as a first-line strategy in prevention of osteoporosis-related fractures but their public health and economic impact has never been studied. Methods: We designed a population-based model to forecast the potential health outcomes and medical effectiveness of the daily administration of dairy supplements containing 800 IU of vitamin D and 1 g of calcium in cohorts of subjects, from both genders, aged 50, 60, 70 and 80 years. Annual costs of dairy products were tested at €150, €250 and €350. Results: In total, the daily intake of vitamin-D rich dairy products reduces by 30,376 and 16,105 events the number of osteoporotic fractures in women and men respectively and permits to gain 6605 and 6144 life-years, in women and men respectively. This intervention is cost-effective from 70 years on in the general population and from 60 years on in patients at increased risk of osteoporotic fractures. Conclusion: The recommendation to use dairy products as the preferred source of calcium and vitamin D in aging males and females is supported by public health and health economic analyses. [less ▲]

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