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See detailImpôt immobilier et panneaux photovoltaïques : Réflexions sur la détermination du revenu cadastral d'une habitation
Xhignesse, Guillaume ULg

in Revue de Fiscalité Régionale et Locale (2013), 4

Nous discutons, dans cette contribution, de l’évaluation du revenu cadastral des parcelles bâties. Nous profitons de la parution en 2013, dans la presse francophone belge, de plusieurs articles relatifs à ... [more ▼]

Nous discutons, dans cette contribution, de l’évaluation du revenu cadastral des parcelles bâties. Nous profitons de la parution en 2013, dans la presse francophone belge, de plusieurs articles relatifs à une éventuelle réévaluation du revenu cadastral des habitations équipées de panneaux photovoltaïques pour tenter d'éclaircir certaines questions spécifiques relatives à cette matière. Nous mettons en évidence la nécessité de mettre en place, à l'échelon de la Wallonie, une base de taxation plus en phase avec les enjeux et le contexte actuels. [less ▲]

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See detailTransmitive spectral SPR droplet biosensing: principle, sensor design and experimental demonstration
Hastanin, Juriy ULg; Lenaerts, Cedric ULg; Fleury-Frenette, Karl ULg et al

in Plasmonics (2013)

Surface Plasmons Resonance (SPR) architectures based on grating coupler/disperser combination is an attractive alternative for spectral-based biochemical sensing. In this paper, we investigate ... [more ▼]

Surface Plasmons Resonance (SPR) architectures based on grating coupler/disperser combination is an attractive alternative for spectral-based biochemical sensing. In this paper, we investigate theoretically and experimentally a new concept where the plasmon coupling occurs through a thin film grating and sensing occurs via the first evanescent diffraction order in transmitive mode. The surface plasmon wave excitation induces a peak in the wavelength as well as in the angular spectra of the detected first transmitted diffraction order. Accordingly, a change in SPR spectrum of the detected diffraction order can be used to quantify the amount of the target molecules immobilized on the sensor surface and therefore, the concentration of these molecules in the analyte solution. The developed sensor architecture is dedicated to droplet biochemical sensing and appears to be especially suitable for biosensor integration and miniaturization. The presented sensor concept is perfectly suited for mass production of low-cost and reproducible SPR sensor chip for biochemical analysis. The implemented setup gives access to multichannel biosensing with the potential for efficient internal referencing, essential to achieve sufficiently high reproducibility and accuracy of the measurements. [less ▲]

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See detailDéploiement de la solution discovery Primo à l'Université de Liège
Renaville, François ULg; Richelle, Laurence ULg

in Cahiers de la Documentation = Bladen voor Documentatie (2013), (4), 41-53

En quelques années, les Bibliothèques de l'Université de Liège (ULg) ont procédé à d'importants changements dans les systèmes documentaires informatisés qu'elles exploitent (SIGB, OPAC, résolveur de liens ... [more ▼]

En quelques années, les Bibliothèques de l'Université de Liège (ULg) ont procédé à d'importants changements dans les systèmes documentaires informatisés qu'elles exploitent (SIGB, OPAC, résolveur de liens, plate-forme PIB…). Cet article retrace le passage, en 2013, d’un OPAC traditionnel à une "solution discovery". L'équipe de projet propose une analyse des étapes qui ont précédé la mise en œuvre de la solution Primo, dans ses différents aspects historique, technique et humain. La campagne de communication en interne, au moyen principalement de séances de formation, est également abordée. [less ▲]

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See detailAccelerated and Localized Newton Schemes for Faster Dynamic Simulation of Large Power Systems
Fabozzi, Davide; Chieh, Angela; Haut, Bertrand et al

in IEEE Transactions on Power Systems (2013), 28(4), 4936-4947

This paper proposes two methods to speed up the demanding time-domain simulations of large power system models. First, the sparse linear system to solve at each Newton iteration is decomposed according to ... [more ▼]

This paper proposes two methods to speed up the demanding time-domain simulations of large power system models. First, the sparse linear system to solve at each Newton iteration is decomposed according to its bordered block diagonal structure, in order to solve only those parts that need to be solved, and update only sub-matrices of the Jacobian that need to be updated. This brings computational savings without degradation of accuracy. Next, the Jacobian structure is further exploited to localize the system response, i.e. involve only the components identified as active, with an acceptable and controllable decrease in accuracy. The accuracy and computational savings are assessed on a large-scale test system. [less ▲]

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See detailForward Physics of Hadronic Colliders
Ivanov, Igor ULg

in Physics of Particles and Nuclei Letters (2013, December), 10(7), 739750

These lectures were given at the Baikal Summer School on Physics of Elementary Particles and Astrophysics in July 2012. They can be viewed as a concise introduction to hadronic diffraction, to the physics ... [more ▼]

These lectures were given at the Baikal Summer School on Physics of Elementary Particles and Astrophysics in July 2012. They can be viewed as a concise introduction to hadronic diffraction, to the physics of the Pomeron and related topics. [less ▲]

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See detailNon-Local Incremental-Secant Mean-Field-Homogenization of Damage-Enhanced Elasto-Plastic Composites
Wu, Ling ULg; Noels, Ludovic ULg; Adam, Laurent et al

Conference (2013, December)

An anisotropic gradient–enhanced continuum damage model is herein embedded in a mean–field homogenization (MFH) process for elasto-plastic composites. The homogenization procedure is based on the newly ... [more ▼]

An anisotropic gradient–enhanced continuum damage model is herein embedded in a mean–field homogenization (MFH) process for elasto-plastic composites. The homogenization procedure is based on the newly developed incremental secant mean-field homogenization formulation, for which the residual stress and strain states reached in the phases upon a fictitious elastic unloading are considered as starting point to apply the secant method. The mean stress fields in the phases are then computed using isotropic secant tensors, which are naturally used to define the Linear Comparison–Composite The resulting multi– scale model is then applied to study the damage process at the meso–scale of laminates, and in particular the damaging of plies in a composite stack. By using the gradient–enhanced continuum damage model, the problem of losing uniqueness upon strain softening is avoided. [less ▲]

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See detailProbabilistic model for MEMS micro-beam resonance frequency made of polycrystalline linear anisotropic material
Lucas, Vincent ULg; Wu, Ling ULg; Arnst, Maarten ULg et al

Conference (2013, December)

In order to ensure the accuracy of MEMS vibrometers, the first resonance frequency should be predicted at the design phase. However, this prediction cannot be deterministic: there is a scatter in the ... [more ▼]

In order to ensure the accuracy of MEMS vibrometers, the first resonance frequency should be predicted at the design phase. However, this prediction cannot be deterministic: there is a scatter in the reached value resulting from the uncertainties involved in the manufacturing process. The purpose of this work is to take into account these uncertainties of the microstructure and to propagate them up to the micro-beam resonance frequency. The objective is a non-deterministic model that can be used since the design stage. Towards this end a 3-scales stochastic model predicting the resonance frequency of a micro-beam made of a polycrystalline linear anisotropic material is described. Uncertainties are related to the sizes and orientations of the grains. The first part of the problem is a homogenization procedure performed on a volume which is not representative, due to the small scale of the problem inherent in MEMS. The method is thus non-deterministic and a meso-scale probabilistic elasticity tensor is predicted. This stage is followed by a perturbation stochastic finite element procedure to propagate the meso-scale uncertainties to the macro-scale, leading to a probabilistic model of the resonance frequency of the MEMS. [less ▲]

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See detailA micro-meso model to predict van der Walls and capillary induced stiction in micro-structures
Hoang Truong, Vinh ULg; Noels, Ludovic ULg; Wu, Ling ULg

Conference (2013, December)

Undesirable stiction in MEMS results from the contact between surfaces and is due to the adhesive van der Waal and/or capillary forces, which become important for micro-structures. In this work, a micro ... [more ▼]

Undesirable stiction in MEMS results from the contact between surfaces and is due to the adhesive van der Waal and/or capillary forces, which become important for micro-structures. In this work, a micro-macro multi-scale approach is developed in order to predict possible stiction in MEMS structures At the lower scale, the unloading adhesive contact-distance curves of two interacting rough surfaces are established based on Maugis’ model extended herein to account simultaneously for the van der Waals and the capillary forces. The resulting unloading adhesive contact-distance curves are dependent on the material and surface properties -such as elastic modulus, surface energy- on the rough surfaces’ topography parameters -the standard deviation of asperities heights and the asperities’ density- and on the humidity level. At the higher scale, a beam finite element analysis is considered to determine the residual configuration due to the adhesive forces once contact happened. Toward this end, the adhesive contact-distance curve computed previously is integrated on the surface of the finite elements as a contact law. [less ▲]

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See detailDONATION AFTER CIRCULATORY DEATH INCREASES THE CADAVERIC DONOR POOL
Le Dinh, H.; DE ROOVER, Arnaud ULg; SQUIFFLET, Jean-Paul ULg et al

in Transplant International (2013, December), 26(S2), 54-101

Background: There is a controversy on the possibility to increase the organ donor pool by donation-after-circulatory-death (DCD) and the possible decrease in donation-after-brain-death (DBD) by DCD ... [more ▼]

Background: There is a controversy on the possibility to increase the organ donor pool by donation-after-circulatory-death (DCD) and the possible decrease in donation-after-brain-death (DBD) by DCD programs. Our aim is to report the DCD experience at the University Hospital of Liege, Belgium, from 2002 through 2012, in a donor region of about 1 million inhabitants. Methods: The prospective organ donor and recipient databases were retrospectively reviewed. Results: 94 and 331 procurements were performed from controlled DCD and DBD donors in the time period, respectively. DCD donors contributed to 22.1% of the deceased donor (DD) organ procurement activity from Jan 2002 to Dec 2012, and up to one-third annually since 2009. DCD liver and kidneys contributed 23.7% and 24.2% of the DD liver and kidney transplantation activity, respectively. There was no decrease of the DBD procurement in the study period. In 2012, overall 54 DD were procured in the Liege region, reaching a high procurement activity.Conclusions: Controlled DCD donors are a valuable source of transplantable liver and kidney grafts, and in our experience do not adversely affect DBD organ procurement activity. [less ▲]

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See detailAssociations between properties linked with persistence in a collection of Staphylococcus aureus isolates from bovine mastitis
Bardiau, Marjorie ULg; Detilleux, Johann; Farnir, Frédéric et al

in Veterinary Microbiology (2013)

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See detailTINA BROWN & THE GOSPEL MESSENGERS
Sacré, Robert ULg

in ABS Magazine (2013), (40), 26-31

Interviews Tina Brown , Gospel Messengers

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See detailLa magie et la sorcellerie des visages comme socle anthropologique de la philosophie sartrienne
Englebert, Jérôme ULg

in Etudes Sartriennes (2013), 17

L’« émotion » est la possibilité d’une « anthropologie de la relation ». Énoncer une telle proposition nécessite de définir les deux blocs qu’elle relie. Nous réaliserons cette entreprise en recourant à ... [more ▼]

L’« émotion » est la possibilité d’une « anthropologie de la relation ». Énoncer une telle proposition nécessite de définir les deux blocs qu’elle relie. Nous réaliserons cette entreprise en recourant à un troisième axe, intermédiaire : celui du visage ou, plutôt, des visages. La thèse de ce court essai tient à considérer que la phénoménologie sartrienne a déjà réalisé ce travail de fond qui requiert, pour le rendre explicite, articulation simple et ordonnancement. [less ▲]

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See detailFamily Members of Patients with Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms are at Increased Risk for Aneurysms: Analysis of 618 Probands and their Families from the Liege AAA Family Study.
SAKALIHASAN, Natzi ULg; Defraigne, Jean-Olivier ULg; Kerstenne, Marie-Ange et al

in Annals of vascular surgery (2013), doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2013.11.005.

BACKGROUND: The objectives were to answer the following questions using a well-characterized population in Liege, Belgium: 1) what percentage of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) patients have a positive ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: The objectives were to answer the following questions using a well-characterized population in Liege, Belgium: 1) what percentage of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) patients have a positive family history for AAA, 2) what is the prevalence of AAAs among relatives of AAA patients; and 3) do familial and sporadic AAA cases differ in clinical characteristics. METHODS AND RESULTS: Unrelated AAA patients diagnosed at the Cardiovascular Surgery Department, University Hospital of Liege, Belgium, between 1999 and 2012 were invited to the study. A detailed family history was obtained in interviews and recorded using Progeny software. In the initial interview 62 (10%) of the 618 AAA patients reported a positive family history for AAA. We divided the 618 patients into two study groups: Group I: 296 AAA patients (268; 91% males) were followed up with computerized tomography combined with positron emission tomography, and Group II: 322 AAA patients (295; 92% males) whose families were invited to ultrasonography screening. Ultrasonography screening identified 24 new AAAs among 186 relatives (>/= 50 years) of 144 families yielding a prevalence of 13%. The highest prevalence (25%) was found among brothers. By combining the number of AAAs found by ultrasonography screening with those diagnosed previously the observed lifetime prevalence of AAA was estimated to be 32% in brothers. The familial AAA cases were more likely to have a ruptured AAA than the sporadic cases (8% vs. 2.4%; P<0.0001). CONCLUSIONS: The findings confirm previously found high prevalence of AAA among brothers, support genetic contribution to AAA pathogenesis and provide rationale for targeted screening of relatives of AAA patients. [less ▲]

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See detailArts et sciences : Approches sémiotiques et philosophiques des images
Dondero, Maria Giulia ULg; Beyaert-Geslin, Anne

Book published by Presses Universitaires de Liège (2013)

Les images artistiques et scientifiques se ressemblent en de nombreux points parce qu’elles questionnent les formes et les instruments de la créativité, prennent position devant la tradition et visent la ... [more ▼]

Les images artistiques et scientifiques se ressemblent en de nombreux points parce qu’elles questionnent les formes et les instruments de la créativité, prennent position devant la tradition et visent la découverte. Cet ouvrage s’appuie sur la sémiotique et la philosophie pour dépasser les distinctions sommaires et affiner la comparaison. Il s’attache à quelques cas exemplaires d’images qui mettent en crise les distinctions commodes. Il leur offre un espace de transformation permettant de passer d’un monde à l’autre, ce qui permet d’apercevoir les modifications superficielles qu’implique le déplacement du sens mais aussi les obstacles qui les empêchent. Une première partie envisage l’importation des modèles et pratiques scientifiques par l’art. Déplaçant le point de vue, la seconde aborde l’esthétisation et le devenir artistique de l’image scientifique. L’observation de ces passages permet d’interroger les conditions de l’interprétation des images, c’est-à-dire les instruments théoriques et épistémologiques qui autorisent l’interrogation mutuelle. Avec les contributions de C. Allamel-Raffin, A. Beyaert-Geslin, J.F. Bordron, M. Colas-Blaise, B. Darras, M.G. Dondero, O. Le Guern, D. Daou et F. Wesemael, on découvre ainsi comment arts et sciences ne cessent de dialoguer au travers de leurs images, de s’interpeller mutuellement, d’interroger réciproquement leur rapport à la connaissance en réexaminant continument leurs différences. L’emprunt mutuel des modèles et procédures artistiques et scientifiques procède d’une démarche épistémique et introduit une possibilité de distanciation, une plasticité vis-à-vis du croire. Il permet d’interroger les paramètres d’évaluation de la découverte et de réexaminer le rapport à la connaissance de chacun des domaines. [less ▲]

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See detailMicrobial, biochemical and sensorial quality assessment of Algerian farmed tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) stored at 4 and 30°C
Dergal, Nadir; Abi-Ayad, S.M.E.-A.; Degand, Guy ULg et al

in African Journal of Food Science (2013), 7(12), 498-507

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See detailAnisotropy preserving DTI processing
Collard, Anne ULg; Bonnabel, Silvère; Phillips, Christophe ULg et al

in International Journal of Computer Vision (2013)

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See detailCROSSROADS - magazine sonore des musiques noires US
Sacré, Robert ULg

Diverse speeche and writing (2013)

CROSSROADS : émission radio hebdomadaire diffusée sur EQUINOXE FM 100.1 (on line via www.equinoxefm.be) : tous les mercredis de 18 à 20h : contenu : blues,R&B,Soul, gospel, Zydeco, jazz

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See detailINCIDENCE DES MALADIES BACTERIENNES ET FONGIQUES DU RIZ A MADAGASCAR
Mamiharisoa Razanakoto, Léa ULg; De Clerck, Caroline ULg; Massart, Sébastien ULg et al

Poster (2013, December)

Le riz, c’est à la fois la culture la plus cultivée à Madagascar mais aussi la principale base de l’alimentation des malgaches. Même si le pays est à vocation agricole, l’autosuffisance alimentaire n’a ... [more ▼]

Le riz, c’est à la fois la culture la plus cultivée à Madagascar mais aussi la principale base de l’alimentation des malgaches. Même si le pays est à vocation agricole, l’autosuffisance alimentaire n’a jamais été atteinte, et l’importation de riz est toujours importante chaque année. Pour le riz, les maladies constituent le facteur entraînant la mauvaise qualité et la réduction des récoltes. C’est la raison qui nous amène à réaliser le suivi de la maladie de riz présent à Madagascar. L’incidence de la maladie a été évalué par l’observation visuelle des symptômes au champ et l’identité des pathogènes a été confirmée par les tests au laboratoire. Pour cela un échantillonnage a été réalisé dans les régions de Vakinankaratra, Analamanga et Atsinanana. Une enquête a été réalisée durant l’échantillonnage pour récolter les informations qui peuvent nous aider à l’identification de l’agent pathogène. L’isolement a été réalisé en utilisant les milieux standards pour bactéries et pour champignons. Les isolats ont été ensuite identifiés par l’observation des colonies sur boite de Pétri, par des observations microscopique des cellules en présence de différents colorants. Elles ont ensuite été identifiées par analyse moléculaire par séquençage.Dans les régions du haut plateau : les symptômes trouvés sont très variés et l’incidence de chaque symptôme est faible sauf le flétrissement des feuilles de riz. Dans la région Atsinanana, les symptômes trouvés ne varient pas et l’incidence est proche de 100 %. L’isolement des microorganismes à partir d’échantillons de chacune de ces régions confirme les résultats obtenus : Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae correspondait à l’espèce pathogène dominante pour les hauts plateaux tandis que Curvularia lunata correspondait à l’espèce pathogène dominante pourAtsinanana. Ces différences trouvent probablement leur origine dans les conditions climatiques et le mode de culture très différentes entre cette région côtière et les hauts plateaux. [less ▲]

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