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See detailPRELIMINARY STUDY ON BEAM-TO-COLUMN JOINTS UNDER IMPACT LOADING
D'Antimo, Marina ULiege; Latour, Massimo; Rizzano, Gianvittorio et al

in Proceedings CTA 2017 (2017, September)

Recent catastrophic events have pointed out the necessity of ensuring the integrity for structures under “exceptional” events. Since many years, the University of Liège is involved in different activities ... [more ▼]

Recent catastrophic events have pointed out the necessity of ensuring the integrity for structures under “exceptional” events. Since many years, the University of Liège is involved in different activities and projects mainly related to the robustness assessment of structures. The robustness of a structure is the capacity of the system to remain globally stable after events not directly ac- counted for in the design, like impact, fire or consequences of a human error, leading to a reason- able damage when compared to the original cause. Particular attention has been dedicated to the loss of column scenario with analytical and numerical investigations. As a contribution to differ- ent European projects (FREEDAM and ROBUSTIMPACT), experimental campaigns have been carried out or are currently undergoing, with the aim of understanding the behaviour of different joint typologies under impact loads. The experimental campaigns have the goal to underline the influence of the strain-rate of the joint components on the behaviour of the tested connections. In the present paper, an overview on the design criteria for the ongoing experimental campaign, on the preliminary results and findings is given and critically analysed. Particularly, an application in the field of the FREEDAM project is presented. [less ▲]

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See detailL’enjeu institutionnel - Le territoire de « Liège » en droit public belge
Behrendt, Christian ULiege; Pironnet, Quentin ULiege

in Demoulin, Bruno (Ed.) Histoire de Liège : Une cité, une capitale, une métropole (2017)

Chapitre de l'ouvrage "Histoire de Liège, Une cité, une capitale, une métropole", publié à l'occasion du bicentenaire de l'Université de Liège, sous la direction scientifique de Bruno Demoulin, et en ... [more ▼]

Chapitre de l'ouvrage "Histoire de Liège, Une cité, une capitale, une métropole", publié à l'occasion du bicentenaire de l'Université de Liège, sous la direction scientifique de Bruno Demoulin, et en coédition avec les Grandes Conférences Liégeoises [less ▲]

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See detailValidity and reliability of the French translation of the VISA-A questionnaire
Bruyère, Olivier ULiege; Kaux, Jean-François ULiege; Croisier, Jean-Louis ULiege

in European Journal of Sports Medicine (2017, September), 5(Supplement 1), 64

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See detailIs a Memoryless Motion Detection Truly Relevant for Background Generation with LaBGen?
Laugraud, Benjamin ULiege; Van Droogenbroeck, Marc ULiege

in Advanced Concepts for Intelligent Vision Systems (2017, September)

The stationary background generation problem consists in generating a unique image representing the stationary background of a given video sequence. The LaBGen background generation method combines a ... [more ▼]

The stationary background generation problem consists in generating a unique image representing the stationary background of a given video sequence. The LaBGen background generation method combines a pixel-wise median filter and a patch selection mechanism based on a motion detection performed by a background subtraction algorithm. In our previous works related to LaBGen, we have shown that, surprisingly, the frame difference algorithm provides the most effective motion detection on average. Compared to other background subtraction algorithms, it detects motion between two frames without relying on additional past frames, and is therefore memoryless. In this paper, we experimentally check whether the memoryless property is truly relevant for LaBGen, and whether the effective motion detection provided by the frame difference is not an isolated case. For this purpose, we introduce LaBGen-OF, a variant of LaBGen leverages memoryless dense optical flow algorithms for motion detection. Our experiments show that using a memoryless motion detector is an adequate choice for our background generation framework, and that LaBGen-OF outperforms LaBGen on the SBMnet dataset. We further provide an open-source C++ implementation of both methods at http://www.telecom.ulg.ac.be/labgen. [less ▲]

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See detailCross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Kujala Anterior Knee Pain Scale (AKPS) questionnaire for French-speaking patients
Buckinx, Fanny ULiege; Bruyère, Olivier ULiege; Kaux, Jean-François ULiege

in European Journal of Sports Medicine (2017, September), 5(Supplement 1), 65

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See detailDifferentiating pre- and post-grazing pasture heights using a 3D camera: a prospective approach
Andriamandroso, Andriamasinoro ULiege; Castro Muñoz, Eloy ULiege; Blaise, Yannick ULiege et al

in Berckmans, Daniel; Keita, Alassane (Eds.) Precision Livestock Farming ‘17 (2017, September)

Grasslands management involves the monitoring of both animal and plant components. Recent precision livestock farming developments have focused on high-rate monitoring of grazing animals to enhance ... [more ▼]

Grasslands management involves the monitoring of both animal and plant components. Recent precision livestock farming developments have focused on high-rate monitoring of grazing animals to enhance livestock productivity and welfare. The evolution of grass resource during the grazing process is not being overlooked by graziers and researchers, but grass characteristics, such as height, dry matter content, productivity or density, are still measured using low frequency and sometimes destructive and time-consuming methods; such as quadrat, sward-sticks, rising plate meters. This study investigated the potential of using 3D cameras to assess sward physical characteristics. Main objectives were: (1) to define the correct way to capture images, particularly the camera position above the ground and, (2) to assess if differences in sward height were detectable. Couples of images differing in grass height were captured on the same spot with a 3D camera at different above-ground heights (30, 40, 50 cm) on a ryegrass-white clover pasture. Pregrazing height was 15cm and post-grazing sward was simulated by cutting at 2 cm. Histograms of intensity performed on greyscale images showed differences between pre- and post-grazing sward. As expected, overall darker pixels were observed for pre-grazing images (p<0.01) and whiter pixels for post-grazing images (p<0.01), indicating longer distances consistent with lower forage biomass. Images taken at a distance of 30 and 40 cm could identify these differences. Further developments require improving the calibration of the camera and developing image analysis method to estimate more plant characteristics such as density or dry matter content. [less ▲]

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See detailisokinetic profile of subjects with proximal patellar tendinopathy
Croisier, Jean-Louis ULiege; Libertiaux, Vincent ULiege; Kaux, Jean-François ULiege

in European Journal of Sports Medicine (2017, September), 5(Supplement 1), 65-66

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See detailLa normalisation européenne après l’arrêt James Elliott Construction du 27 octobre 2016 : la Cour de justice de l’Union européenne a-t-elle élargi ses compétences d’interprétation ?
Van Cleynenbreugel, Pieter ULiege; Demoulin, Iris ULiege

in Revue de la Faculté de Droit de l'Université de Liège (2017), (2),

Malgré son importance pratique, le processus de normalisation européenne a jusqu’à présent été relativement épargné par la Cour de justice. Toutefois, dans son arrêt James Elliott Construction du 27 ... [more ▼]

Malgré son importance pratique, le processus de normalisation européenne a jusqu’à présent été relativement épargné par la Cour de justice. Toutefois, dans son arrêt James Elliott Construction du 27 octobre 2016, la Cour s’est penchée directement sur le statut juridique des normes techniques européennes. Confirmant que l’interprétation des normes techniques harmonisées, actes non contraignantes, peut être soumise à un examen jurisprudentiel, la Cour a assimilé ces normes adoptées par des organismes privés à des actes des institutions de l’Union européenne. Cet article analyse les impacts de cet arrêt sur le cadre institutionnel de la normalisation européenne. Une telle analyse permettra de conclure que la Cour a interprété ses compétences d’interprétation extensivement afin de rendre possible plus directe son implication dans cette matière. [less ▲]

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See detailMéthodes de recherche qualitative
Lejeune, Christophe ULiege

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See detailIntroduction au droit pénal et à la criminologie
Masset, Adrien ULiege

Learning material (2017)

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See detailPREVALENCE OF CERVICAL DYSFUNCTION IN PATIENTS WITH EPICONDYLALGIA: A PRELIMINARY STUDY
Colman, David ULiege; Demoulin, Christophe ULiege; Neumann, Valentin et al

Conference (2017, September)

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See detailATTITUDES AND BELIEFS CONCERNING LOW BACK PAIN AMONG PHYSIOTHERAPY STUDENTS IN BELGIUM AND THE NETHERLANDS: A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY
Leysen, Marijke; Nijs, Jo; Van Wilgen, C.P. et al

Conference (2017, September)

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See detailThe impact of Paul Philippot on the theory and history of conservation/restoration
Stoner, Joyce; Verbeeck, Muriel ULiege

in Bridgland, Janet (Ed.) Linking Past and Future (2017, September)

Paul Philippot (1925–2016) was an influential conservation theoretician and author in addi- tion to serving as an important leader or col- laborator with major conservation institutions in Europe (ICR ... [more ▼]

Paul Philippot (1925–2016) was an influential conservation theoretician and author in addi- tion to serving as an important leader or col- laborator with major conservation institutions in Europe (ICR, ICCROM, IIC, UNESCO, ICOM, etc.). He was an art historian born into a Belgian fam- ily of conservator-restorers. The authors were privileged to interview him in 1997, 2009 and 2015. Verbeeck discusses Philippot’s relation to and reinterpretation of the philosophy of Cesare Brandi, his definition of restoration as both an intellectual judgment and a critical act, and his influence on the establishment of an interdis- ciplinary curriculum for pioneer training pro- grams. Stoner describes Philippot’s emphasis on the impact of language on communication of philosophical concepts in his 1997 interview in addition to key points in his publications once they were available in English, especially his de- scription of patina as the normal effect that time has on material and the search for equilibrium in cleaning paintings. [less ▲]

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See detailA fast and simple method for simultaneous measurements of 25(OH)D, 24,25(OH)2D and the Vitamin D Metabolite Ratio (VMR) in serum samples by LC-MS/MS (powerpoint)
Fabregat Cabello, Neus ULiege; Farre Segura, Jordi ULiege; Huyghebaert, Loreen ULiege et al

Scientific conference (2017, September)

We present here a rapid, easy, reliable and cost-effective method for the quantification of 25-hydryxoyvitamin D2 and D3, epi-25-hydroxyyvitamin D3 and 24,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 by LC-MS/MS in serum ... [more ▼]

We present here a rapid, easy, reliable and cost-effective method for the quantification of 25-hydryxoyvitamin D2 and D3, epi-25-hydroxyyvitamin D3 and 24,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 by LC-MS/MS in serum samples. The proposed methodology has been strongly validated with both NIST and Labquality materials, obtaining mean intra-assay and inter-assay imprecision lower than 6 and 6.4% and mean recoveries within 95-104%. Besides we have compared satisfactorily samples from Vitamin D Standardization Program (n=80) with reference values and patient samples (n=281) with our reference LC-MS/MS method. The proposed methodology is prepared to be used in routine testing and permits the calculation of the Vitamin D Metabolite Ratio (VMR). [less ▲]

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See detailConspecific attraction in a landscape of fear: interaction between maternal, personal and social information about predation risk
Winandy, Laurane ULiege; Di Gesu, Lucie; Jacob, Staffan et al

Conference (2017, September)

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See detailL’Etat dans tous ses états
Wintgens, Sophie ULiege; Weerts, Audrey ULiege

Book published by P.I.E. Peter Lang (2017)

Depuis l’avènement de l’État moderne au 17ème siècle, l’État a connu de nombreuses évolutions. De l’idée d’État-nation en passant par celle d’État-providence, le concept s’est imposé dans nos sociétés ... [more ▼]

Depuis l’avènement de l’État moderne au 17ème siècle, l’État a connu de nombreuses évolutions. De l’idée d’État-nation en passant par celle d’État-providence, le concept s’est imposé dans nos sociétés contemporaines. Toutefois, son affirmation en tant que forme d’organisation du pouvoir politique s’accompagne également de questionnements croissants. L’État a-t-il la capacité de répondre aux enjeux nationaux et internationaux actuels ? Soumis à un grand nombre de contraintes tant internes qu’externes, dispose-t-il encore d’une marge de manœuvre ? Est-il en voie de transformation, voire de disparition ? Cet ouvrage collectif a pour objectif d’apporter un éclairage original à ces interrogations. Construit autour de trois grands axes de réflexion mettant tous les aspects de l’État en question, il est un terrain d’échange entre plusieurs disciplines des sciences sociales. Mêlant réflexions théoriques et études de cas, il vise à enrichir le débat sur les évolutions de l’État dans une perspective pluridisciplinaire. [less ▲]

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See detailIL-4Ra-dependent macrophage responses in the liver during murine schistosomiasis
Rolot, Marion ULiege; Dougall, Annette; Gillet, Laurent et al

Poster (2017, September)

During Schistosoma mansoni infection in mice, IL-4 receptor-dependent alternatively activated macrophages (aaMφ) response mediate host protection. Here, we used LysMcreIl4ra−/lox mice to determine whether ... [more ▼]

During Schistosoma mansoni infection in mice, IL-4 receptor-dependent alternatively activated macrophages (aaMφ) response mediate host protection. Here, we used LysMcreIl4ra−/lox mice to determine whether the absence of Mφ-specific IL-4 receptor signalling modifies the dynamics of Mφ responses in liver granulomas after S. mansoni infection. Liver inflammatory response was investigated after low-dose S. mansoni infection. We observed significantly increased total leukocyte numbers in the liver by week 8 in LysMcreIl4ra−/lox mice while mice survived the infection similarly to littermate controls. Over the course of infection, we observed that CD11blowMerTK+CD64+ resident Küpffer cells (KCs) were severely reducing in term of numbers independently of IL-4Rα signalling. While KCs lowered, Ly6Chi monocytes were recruited in the liver from 6 weeks pi, proliferate strongly at week 8 and acquire CD64 expression. The number of Ly6Chi recruited monocytes were significantly higher in LysMcreIl4ra−/lox mice than littermate controls. From 8 weeks pi, CD11blow KCs seemed to be replaced by CD11bhighMerTK+CD64+F4/80+ Mφ, probably derived from recruited Ly6Chi monocytes. At week 8 pi, expression of Ym1 and Relm-alpha was significantly reduced in hepatic CD11bhigh Mφ of LysMcreIl4ra−/lox mice compared to littermate controls. These results suggest that recruited monocytes differentiate into Mφ at the cost of resident KCs independently of IL-4Rα and validate the use of LysMcreIl4ra−/lox mice to study IL-4Rα-dependent activation of monocyte-derived granuloma Mφ during schistosomiasis. [less ▲]

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