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See detailOrganizational Models of Health Care Services in Four Countries
Dubois, Christophe ULiege; Linchet, Stéphanie ULiege; Reynaert, Jean-François ULiege et al

Book published by KCE (2017)

Following the publication of international reports and recommendations 1, 2, 84, to improve the quality of care in prison has become a concern in several countries. The WHO Moscow Declaration states that ... [more ▼]

Following the publication of international reports and recommendations 1, 2, 84, to improve the quality of care in prison has become a concern in several countries. The WHO Moscow Declaration states that “penitentiary health must be an integral part of the public health system of any country” 1. A selection of neighbouring countries was studied. These included those in which a similar transfer was performed (e.g Scotland, France and some Swiss cantons), but also the Netherlands, as an example of a country in which such transfer was not done. [less ▲]

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See detailL'accueil de l'enfance et ses enjeux de professionnalisation
Pirard, Florence ULiege

Conference given outside the academic context (2017)

De nombreuses familles confient leurs jeunes enfants à des personnes qui les accueillent au quotidien. Des rapports comme celui de l’UNICEF (2008) soulignent que cette augmentation est observée au moment ... [more ▼]

De nombreuses familles confient leurs jeunes enfants à des personnes qui les accueillent au quotidien. Des rapports comme celui de l’UNICEF (2008) soulignent que cette augmentation est observée au moment où « les progrès de la recherche mettent justement en évidence que les relations affectueuses, stables, « secure » et bienveillantes avec des accueillant-e-s dans les premiers mois et années de la vie sont critiques pour chaque aspect du développement de l’enfant.» Ce constat montre l'importance des mesures à prendre pour une qualité d’accueil dans les services : certaines mesures sont liées à la formation des professionnel-le-s, d’autres à l’ouverture à chaque famille et au droit reconnu à chaque enfant d’avoir accès à un lieu éducatif dès le plus jeune âge, d’autres encore, aux dispositions à prendre pour accompagner la parentalité naissante, .... Notre communication inscrite dans un symposium à trois voix avec celle de l'Office de la Naissance et de l'Enfance (ONE représenté par Pascale Camus) et celle de Nouvelle Orientation Enfance (NOE, représentée par Virginie Charton et Chantale Wyart) porte plus spécifiquement sur les enjeux de professionnalisation comme condition d’un accueil de qualité pour tous : la fréquentation d’un milieu d’accueil peut profiter à tous, et encore davantage aux enfants vivant des situations particulières et réduire les inégalités sociales, mais à condition que l’accueil y soit de qualité. Professionnaliser le secteur, c’est aussi une attente des personnes de terrain qui font face au quotidien à des situations de plus en plus complexes et qui endossent un métier aujourd’hui reconnu comme particulièrement utile pour l’avenir de la société. [less ▲]

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See detailTradition des textes épiques et sacré
Henrard, Nadine ULiege

Conference (2017, October 18)

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See detailL’intelligence artificielle et la tragique persistance de l’imaginaire de la Silicon Valley
Delvenne, Pierre ULiege; Macq, Hadrien ULiege

Article for general public (2017)

Dans cette carte blanche publiée, nous essayons de prendre du recul sur la fascination exercée par l'intelligence artificielle, et sur le pourquoi il nous semble important de développer une pensée ... [more ▼]

Dans cette carte blanche publiée, nous essayons de prendre du recul sur la fascination exercée par l'intelligence artificielle, et sur le pourquoi il nous semble important de développer une pensée critique quand beaucoup d'acteurs rêvent d'une Silicon Valley en Belgique ou en Wallonie. [less ▲]

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See detailNeuropathies externes, canalaires et sportives BAC 3 KINE SM
WANG, François-Charles ULiege

Learning material (2017)

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See detailPhosphorous from Sludge: Extraction Expertise at ULiège
Pfennig, Andreas ULiege; Shariff, Zaheer Ahmed ULiege

Poster (2017, October 18)

In the PhosForYou project, the PASCH process, formerly designed to recover phosphorous from sewage-sludge incineration ash, is extended to start from dried sewage sludge directly. One of the major steps ... [more ▼]

In the PhosForYou project, the PASCH process, formerly designed to recover phosphorous from sewage-sludge incineration ash, is extended to start from dried sewage sludge directly. One of the major steps in this process is the reactive extraction of heavy metals from a leach liquor, followed by fractional precipitation. The process is realized on pilot-plant scale and tested in bypass at waste-water treatment plants. The process param-eters will be optimized to maximize process efficiency depending on the local situation with respect to impurities and water content. The product is a phosphate, which can directly be used in fertilizer formulations. [less ▲]

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See detailAQUAPONIC SLUDGE DIGESTION FOR ORGANIC REDUCTION AND NUTRIENT REMINERALIZATION IN UASB REACTOR.
Delaide, Boris ULiege

Conference (2017, October 18)

These first results on aquaponic sludge digestion are promising and highlight the interest to treat sludge directly onsite in order to reduce aquaponic system wastes and thus its impact on the environment ... [more ▼]

These first results on aquaponic sludge digestion are promising and highlight the interest to treat sludge directly onsite in order to reduce aquaponic system wastes and thus its impact on the environment and at the same time increase plant yield. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of including a gas layer on the gel formation process during the drying of a polymer solution
Rabani, Ramin ULiege; Machrafi, Hatim ULiege; Dauby, Pierre ULiege

in The European Physical Journal E (2017), 40(89), 11579-3

In this paper, we study the influence of the upper gas layer on the drying and gelation of a polymer solution. The gel is formed due to the evaporation of the binary solution into (inert) air. A one ... [more ▼]

In this paper, we study the influence of the upper gas layer on the drying and gelation of a polymer solution. The gel is formed due to the evaporation of the binary solution into (inert) air. A one dimensional model is proposed, where the evaporation flux is more realistically described than in previous studies. The approach is based on general thermodynamic principles. A composition-dependent diffusion coefficient is used in the liquid phase and the local equilibrium hypothesis is introduced at the interface to describe the evaporation process. The results show that the high thickness of the gas layer reduces evaporation, thus leading to longer drying times. Our model is also compared with more phenomenological descriptions of evaporation, for which the mass flux through the interface is described by the introduction of a Peclet number. A global agreement is found for appropriate values of the Peclet numbers and our model can thus be considered as a tool allowing to link the value of the empirical Peclet number to the physics of the gas phase. Finally, in contrast with other models, our approach emphasizes the possibility of very fast gelation at the interface, which could prevent all Marangoni convection during the drying process. [less ▲]

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See detailLes Balkans occidentaux entre le processus d'adhésion à l'Union européenne et l'influence de la Turquie
Lika, Liridon ULiege

Scientific conference (2017, October 17)

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See detailWalking droplets above cavities
Filoux, Boris ULiege

Doctoral thesis (2017)

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See detailChemotherapy induces alternative transcription and splicing: Facts and hopes for cancer treatment
Lambert, Charles ULiege; Garbacki, Nancy ULiege; Colige, Alain ULiege

in International Journal of Biochemistry and Cell Biology (2017), 91(B), 84-97

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See detailWhat are the HRS4R benefits/impact for institutions and researchers?
Halleux, Isabelle ULiege

Scientific conference (2017, October 17)

This presentation aims to share the experience of the University of Liege that was awared the "HR excellence in research" logo by the EU in 2011. The institution developed an action plan for enhancing the ... [more ▼]

This presentation aims to share the experience of the University of Liege that was awared the "HR excellence in research" logo by the EU in 2011. The institution developed an action plan for enhancing the working conditions of the researchers, to open positions to foreign researchers and to offer them training as services for their career development. [less ▲]

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See detailNew Diva capabilities for climatologies
Barth, Alexander ULiege; Troupin, Charles ULiege; Watelet, Sylvain ULiege et al

Conference (2017, October 17)

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See detailLa France du Front populaire
Lanneau, Catherine ULiege

Conference given outside the academic context (2017)

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See detailRapport belge au 2e Forum annuel de droit comparé du Parlement européen : Les recours des particuliers devant les plus hautes juridictions
Behrendt, Christian ULiege; Pironnet, Quentin ULiege

Scientific conference (2017, October 16)

Rapport belge présenté au Deuxième Forum de droit comparé, organisé par le Parlement européen (European Parliamentary Research Service) à Bruxelles, 16-17 octobre 2017

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See detailProgress with analysis of DIVA as cloud service
Barth, Alexander ULiege; Troupin, Charles ULiege; Watelet, Sylvain ULiege et al

Conference (2017, October 16)

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See detailEffects of a ‘one film for 2 years’ system on the grain yield, water use efficiency and cost-benefit balance in dryland spring maize (Zea mays L.) on the Loess Plateau, China
Chen, Baoqing; Yan, Changrong; Garré, Sarah ULiege et al

in Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science (2017)

‘One film for 2 years’ (PM2) has been proposed as a practice to control the residual film pollution; however, its effects on grain-yield, water-use-efficiency and cost-benefit balance in dryland spring ... [more ▼]

‘One film for 2 years’ (PM2) has been proposed as a practice to control the residual film pollution; however, its effects on grain-yield, water-use-efficiency and cost-benefit balance in dryland spring maize production have still not been systematically explored. In this study, we compared the performance of PM2 with the annual film replacement treatment (PM1) and no mulch treatment (CK) on the Loess Plateau in 2015-2016. Our results indicated the following: (1) PM2 was effective at improving the topsoil moisture (0-20 cm) at sowing time and at seedling stage, but there was no significant influence on soil water storage, seasonal average soil moisture or evapotranspiration; (2) PM2 induced significantly higher cumulative soil temperatures compared to CK, and there was no significant difference between PM2 and PM1; (3) no significant differences were identified in grain-yield and water-use-efficiency between PM1 and PM2, and compared to CK, they improved by 16.3% and 15.5%, respectively; (4) because of lower cost of plastic film, tillage, film laying and remove in PM2, economic profits improved by 21% and 70% compared to PM1 and CK. This research suggested that PM2 was effective at alleviating the spring drought and was beneficial in reducing poverty traps in dryland. [less ▲]

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See detailBayesian single-step genomic evaluations combining local and foreign information in Walloon Holsteins
Colinet, Frédéric ULiege; Vandenplas, J.; Vanderick, Sylvie ULiege et al

in Animal (2017)

Most dairy cattle populations found in different countries around the world are small to medium sized and use many artificial insemination bulls imported from different foreign countries. The Walloon ... [more ▼]

Most dairy cattle populations found in different countries around the world are small to medium sized and use many artificial insemination bulls imported from different foreign countries. The Walloon population in the southern part of Belgium is a good example for such a small-scale population. Wallonia has also a very active community of Holstein breeders requesting high level genetic evaluation services. Single-step Genomic BLUP (ssGBLUP) methods allow the simultaneous use of genomic, pedigree and phenotypic information and could reduce potential biases in the estimation of genomically enhanced breeding values (GEBV). Therefore, in the context of implementing a Walloon genomic evaluation system for Holsteins, it was considered as the best option. However, in contrast to multi-step genomic predictions, natively ssGBLUP will only use local phenotypic information and is unable to use directly important other sources of information coming from abroad, for example Multiple Across Country Evaluation (MACE) results as provided by the Interbull Center (Uppsala, Sweden). Therefore, we developed and implemented single-step Genomic Bayesian Prediction (ssGBayes), as an alternative method for the Walloon genomic evaluations. The ssGBayes method approximated the correct system of equations directly using estimated breeding values (EBV) and associated reliabilities (REL) without any explicit deregression step. In the Walloon genomic evaluation, local information refers to Walloon EBV and REL and foreign information refers to MACE EBV and associated REL. Combining simultaneously all available genotypes, pedigree, local and foreign information in an evaluation can be achieved but adding contributions to left-hand and right-hand sides subtracting double-counted contributions. Correct propagation of external information avoiding double counting of contributions due to relationships and due to records can be achieved. This ssGBayes method computed more accurate predictions for all types of animals. For example, for genotyped animals with low Walloon REL (<0.25) without MACE results but sired by genotyped bulls with MACE results, the average increase of REL for the studied traits was 0.38 points of which 0.08 points could be traced to the inclusion of MACE information. For other categories of genotyped animals, the contribution by MACE information was also high. The Walloon genomic evaluation system passed for the first time the Interbull GEBV tests for several traits in July 2013. Recent experiences reported here refer to its use in April 2016 for the routine genomic evaluations of milk production, udder health and type traits. Results showed that the proposed methodology should also be of interest for other, similar, populations. [less ▲]

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See detailImpact of Financial Assumptions on the Cost Optimality towards Nearly Zero Energy Buildings- A case study
Hamdy, Mohamed; Siren, Kai; Attia, Shady ULiege

in Energy and Buildings (2017), 153

The energy efficiency challenge in Europe is mainly concerned with existing buildings and the investment scenarios to implement deep renovations. The cost-optimal approach imposed on EU-Member states by ... [more ▼]

The energy efficiency challenge in Europe is mainly concerned with existing buildings and the investment scenarios to implement deep renovations. The cost-optimal approach imposed on EU-Member states by the European Energy Performance of Buildings Directive aims to identify the investment gap and challenges to transform existing buildings into nearly Zero Energy Buildings (nZEBs). The investment gap is function of several volatile financial parameters including discount rate (r), developing of energy price (e), decline rate of technology price (d), as well as nZEB’s incentives like feed-in-tariff (FiT) and investment grant (iG). In this context, the decision making process of individuals or investment institutions is hindered by complexity and uncertainty. In order to assist the decision making process and improve the visibility of financial energy benefits, a novel optimization-based parametric analysis scheme (OptnZEB-I) is developed. The scheme is designed to investigate a large number of economic scenarios (i.e., combinations of financial assumptions) in a short computational time while a holistic optimization approach is adopting for exploring all possible design options including energy conservation measures (ESMs); renewable energy sources (RETs) and mechanical systems (Sys). For demonstration, the scheme is applied to analyse the impact of several financial parameters on the cost-optimal energy performance level (CO-EPL) of a single family house in Finland. In line with the EU-directive, a large number of possible design options (∼3 × 109million) are optimized for 4608 cases of economic scenarios. The results of the address case study show that, in average, the CO-EPL ranges from 90 to 160 [kWh/m2]. The range has most frequent value of 145 kWh/m2. The CO-EPL is significantly sensitive to the e, f, then i, respectively. Less sensitivity is found to the other financial parameters. The robustness of the optimization results are verified by solving the addressed design problem by using four different optimization algorithms (i.e., pattern search, interior-point, simulated annealing and genetic algorithms). [less ▲]

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See detailExperimental validation of heat transport modelling in district heating networks.
Sartor, Kevin ULiege

in Energy (2017), 137

District heating networks (DHN) are generally considered as a convenient, economic and environmental-friendly way to supply heat to a large amount of buildings. Some modelling methods are required to ... [more ▼]

District heating networks (DHN) are generally considered as a convenient, economic and environmental-friendly way to supply heat to a large amount of buildings. Some modelling methods are required to consider the dynamic behaviour of district heating networks to design them correctly, spare the investment costs and limit the heat losses related to the use of a too high operating temperatures. For the same reasons, the DHN control or retrofit of installations also requires the assessment of the DHN dynamic behaviour. To achieve this, the heat transport in DHN, which is one of the key issues in the behaviour of a whole centralized heating system, has to be correctly modelled. Previous work evidenced current limitations of one dimensional finite volume method to model heat transport in pipes and proposed an alternative method considering the thermal losses and the inertia of the pipes. The present contribution intends to experimentally validate this model on a test rig available at the Thermodynamics laboratory of the University of Liège (ULg, Belgium) and on an existing district heating network. For both experimental facilities, the current model shows good agreement between the experimental data and the simulation results for a large range of water velocities. Moreover, it is shown that the thermal inertia of the pipe has a significant influence on the outlet pipe temperature profile. [less ▲]

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