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See detailMusic and the Identity Process : the National Churches in Rome in the Early Modern Period
Corswarem, Emilie ULg; Berti, Michela; Morales, Jorge ULg

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See detailMusique et culture à Rome et dans l’Italie méridionale entre Renaissance et Baroque
Morales, Jorge ULg

in Le jardin de musique (in press), X

Alfred Einstein soulignait en 1949 qu’« à Naples comme à Palerme, le baroque le plus extravagant fleurissait à l’église, à la cour et dans la musique ». En effet, la culture de la Méditerranée – ... [more ▼]

Alfred Einstein soulignait en 1949 qu’« à Naples comme à Palerme, le baroque le plus extravagant fleurissait à l’église, à la cour et dans la musique ». En effet, la culture de la Méditerranée – immémorial carrefour de nombreuses civilisations – a donné naissance à un monde musical riche et singulier dans la période qui court de la fin de la Renaissance au début du Baroque et sur lequel il reste beaucoup à découvrir. Il en est de même pour Rome : la richesse de l’activité musicale s’y présentait sous les formes les plus éclectiques. La Ville Eternelle était alors en effet la cour la plus importante de la Péninsule, foyer culturel majeur et porte de l’Italie méridionale. Nous pouvons constater un récent regain d’intérêt pour la recherche archivistique et historique qui a permis, à travers de nombreux travaux et colloques, de jeter un regard neuf sur le milieu musical et culturel romain et méditerranéen de cette époque (musique vocale profane et sacrée, musique instrumentale, théâtre, institutions musicales, etc.). Ces travaux jettent les fondements d’une recherche qui ne demande qu’à être approfondie. [less ▲]

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See detailL'utilisation du ratio sFlt-1/PlGF dans la prééclampsie: une analyse rétrospective monocentrique
Verbeurgt, Lievine ULg; CHANTRAINE, Frédéric ULg; DE MARCHIN, Jérôme et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (in press)

La fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 soluble (sFlt-1) est un facteur anti-angiogénique libéré en quantité excessive dans la prééclampsie (PE) et impliqué dans la dysfonction endothéliale. Il est comparé au ... [more ▼]

La fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 soluble (sFlt-1) est un facteur anti-angiogénique libéré en quantité excessive dans la prééclampsie (PE) et impliqué dans la dysfonction endothéliale. Il est comparé au facteur de croissance placentaire pro-angiogénique (PlGF) qui diminue dans la PE. Le ratio sFlt-1/PlGF est présenté dans la littérature comme outil dans la prédiction de la prééclampsie. Un ratio < 38 confirme l’absence de prééclampsie à court-terme. Un ratio ≥ 85 dans la PE précoce (avant 34 semaines aménorrhée (SA)) et ≥ 110 dans le «late onset» (> 34 semaines d’aménorhhée) peut poser le diagnostic de prééclampsie. Dans cette étude rétrospective monocentrique, le ratio sFlt-1/PlGF a été dosé chez 183 patientes à risque dont 67 ont présenté une prééclampsie. Le ratio sFlt-1/PlGF médian pour toutes les patientes évaluées est 100,3. Le ratio médian pour les patientes ayant déclaré une prééclampsie (N=67) est 212,7 alors que celui des femmes sans prééclampsie (N=116) est de 35,4. En accord avec ces analyses, un ratio sFlt-1/PlGF ≥ 38 possède une sensibilité égale à 95,5% et une spécificité égale à 73,3%. Les valeurs prédictives positive (VPP) et négative (VPN) sont, respectivement, 67,4% et 96,6%. Ces résultats suggèrent que le ratio sFlt-1/PlGF peut être une aide dans le diagnostic de la prééclampsie [less ▲]

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See detailLa bataille de l'éclipse (28 mai 585 ACN)
Leloux, Kevin ULg

in Actes du Dixième congrès de l'Association des Cercles francophones d'Histoire et d'Archéologie de Belgique (in press)

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See detailPure and Impure Ancestors at Selinous: a note on Greek theology
Pirenne-Delforge, Vinciane ULg

in Bielawski, Krzysztof (Ed.) Animal Sacrifice in Ancient Greece. Proceedings of the First International Workshop in Kraków (12-14.11.2015) (in press)

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See detailBridging novelty and familiarity-based recognition memory: a matter of timing
Delhaye, Emma ULg; Bastin, Christine ULg; Moulin, Christopher et al

in Visual Cognition (in press)

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See detailCurating Comics Canons: Daniel Clowes and Art Spiegelman’s Private Museums
Crucifix, Benoît ULg

in Munson, Kim (Ed.) From Panels to Frames: Comics in Museums (in press)

This chapter tackles cartoonist-curated exhibitions of comics, in which cartoonists select examples from comics archives to frame their own histories of comics. Le Musée privée d’Art Spiegelman is a ... [more ▼]

This chapter tackles cartoonist-curated exhibitions of comics, in which cartoonists select examples from comics archives to frame their own histories of comics. Le Musée privée d’Art Spiegelman is a large, unique exhibition that was organized at the Musée de la bande dessinée in Angoulême, in which Spiegelman proposed his ‘vision’ of comics history, while Eye of the Cartoonist: Daniel Clowes’s Selections from Comics History was organized at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus (Ohio), drawing on the collections from the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. The analysis of exhibition design and paratexts shows how ‘their’ histories is remediated in the context of the museum, which helps framing a particular discourse on the past of comics relative to the institutional context of each exhibit. [less ▲]

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See detailTemporality
Cormann, Grégory ULg

in Eshleman, Matthew; Mui, Connie; Perrin, Christophe (Eds.) Sartrean Mind (in press)

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See detailInterpolation schemes for geometrically exact beams: A motion approach
Sonneville, Valentin; Bruls, Olivier ULg; Bauchau, Olivier A.

in International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering (in press)

This paper focuses on the interpolation of the kinematic fields describing the configuration of geometrically exact beams, namely, the position and rotation fields. Two kinematic representations are ... [more ▼]

This paper focuses on the interpolation of the kinematic fields describing the configuration of geometrically exact beams, namely, the position and rotation fields. Two kinematic representations are investigated: the classical approach that treats the displacement and rotation fields separately and the motion approach that treats those two fields as a unit. The latter approach is found to be more consistent with the kinematic description of beams. Then, two finite element interpolation strategies are presented and contrasted. The first interpolates the displacement and rotation fields separately, whereas the second interpolates both fields as a unit, in a manner consistent with the motion approach. The performance of both strategies is evaluated in light of the fundamental requirements for the convergence of the finite element method: the ability to represent rigid-body motions and constant strain states. It is shown that the traditional uncoupled interpolation scheme for the position field approximates that based on the motion approach and that the coupling induced by the interpolation of motion yields superior convergence rates for the representation of constant strain states. This property is known to lead to finite elements that are less prone to the locking phenomenon. [less ▲]

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See detailPulse-Based Control Using Koopman Operator Under Parametric Uncertainty
Sootla, Aivar; Ernst, Damien ULg

in IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (in press)

In applications, such as biomedicine and systems/synthetic biology, technical limitations in actuation complicate implementation of time-varying control signals. In order to alleviate some of these ... [more ▼]

In applications, such as biomedicine and systems/synthetic biology, technical limitations in actuation complicate implementation of time-varying control signals. In order to alleviate some of these limitations, it may be desirable to derive simple control policies, such as step functions with fixed magnitude and length (or temporal pulses). In this technical note, we further develop a recently proposed pulse-based solution to the convergence problem, i.e., minimizing the convergence time to the target exponentially stable equilibrium, for monotone systems. In particular, we extend this solution to monotone systems with parametric uncertainty. Our solutions also provide worst-case estimates on convergence times. Furthermore, we indicate how our tools can be used for a class of non-monotone systems, and more importantly how these tools can be extended to other control problems. We illustrate our approach on switching under parametric uncertainty and regulation around a saddle point problems in a genetic toggle switch system. [less ▲]

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See detailReliability of unipodal and bipodal counter movement jump landings in a recreational male population
Schwartz, Cédric ULg; Forthomme, Bénédicte ULg; Paulus, Julien ULg et al

in European Journal of Sport Science (in press)

Movement patterns during landing have been suggested to be related to injury risk. The purpose of this study was to determine the inter-session reliability of kinematic variables and ground reaction ... [more ▼]

Movement patterns during landing have been suggested to be related to injury risk. The purpose of this study was to determine the inter-session reliability of kinematic variables and ground reaction forces during landing in a population of male recreational athletes after a counter movement jump. Both unipodal and bipodal landings were evaluated. Furthermore, the possibility to improve landing reliability with a verbal instruction was also studied. Twenty- four male volunteers with no history of lower-extremity trauma were randomly assigned to two groups (with and without verbal landing instruction). An optoelectronic 3D system and force plates were used to measure the lower-limb joint angles and the ground reaction forces during landing. Intraclass correlation values show moderate to excellent inter-session reliability for the bipodal task (ICC average: 0.80, range: 0.46 to 0.97) and poor to excellent reliability for the unipodal task (ICC average: >0.75, range: 0.20 to 0.95). However, large standard errors of measurement values at the ankle joint at impact (27.6 ± 11.5°) and for the vertical ground reaction forces (394 ± 1091 N) show that some variables may not be usable in practice. The verbal instruction had a negative effect on the reliability of unipodal landing but improved the reliability of bipodal landing. These findings show that the reliability of a landing task is influenced by its motor complexity as well as the instruction given to the subject. [less ▲]

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See detailCombined Local and Centralized Voltage Control in Active Distribution Networks
Soleimani Bidgoli, Hamid ULg; Van Cutsem, Thierry ULg

in IEEE Transactions on Power Systems (in press)

A two-level real-time voltage control scheme is proposed to keep voltages within specified limits in distribution grids using Distributed Generation Units (DGUs). It combines a local and a centralized ... [more ▼]

A two-level real-time voltage control scheme is proposed to keep voltages within specified limits in distribution grids using Distributed Generation Units (DGUs). It combines a local and a centralized control of their reactive powers. The local control provides fast response after a disturbance, reducing its impact and enhancing voltage quality. The centralized control uses measurements collected throughout the network to bring the voltages inside tighter limits and balance the various DGU contributions. To this purpose, it adjusts in a coordinated way their reactive power set-points, taking into account the local controls. This discrete control solves at each time step a multi-time-step constrained optimization inspired of Model Predictive Control. The method effectiveness is demonstrated on a 75-bus test system hosting 22 DGUs. [less ▲]

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See detailMultiple Gas-Phase Conformations of a Synthetic Linear Poly(acrylamide) Polymer Observed Using Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometry
Haler, Jean ULg; Far, Johann ULg; Aqil, Abdelhafid ULg et al

in Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (in press)

Ion mobility-mass spectrometry (IM-MS) has emerged as a powerful separation and identification tool to characterize synthetic polymer mixtures and topologies (linear, cyclic, star-shaped ... [more ▼]

Ion mobility-mass spectrometry (IM-MS) has emerged as a powerful separation and identification tool to characterize synthetic polymer mixtures and topologies (linear, cyclic, star-shaped,...). Electrospray coupled to IM-MS already revealed the coexistence of several charge state-dependent conformations for a single charge state of biomolecules with strong intramolecular interactions, even when limited resolving power IM-MS instruments were used. For synthetic polymers, the sample's polydispersity allows the observation of several chain lengths. A unique collision cross-section (CCS) trend is usually observed when increasing the degree of polymerization (DP) at constant charge state, allowing the deciphering of different polymer topologies. In this paper, we report multiple coexisting CCS trends when increasing the DP at constant charge state for linear poly(acrylamide) PAAm in the gas phase. This is similar to observations on peptides and proteins. Biomolecules show in addition population changes when collisionally heating the ions. In the case of synthetic PAAm, fragmentation occurred before reaching the energy for conformation conversion. These observations, which were made on two different IM-MS instruments (SYNAPT G2 HDMS and high resolution multi-pass cyclic T-Wave prototype from Waters), limit the use of ion mobility for synthetic polymer topology interpretations to polymers where unique CCS values are observed for each DP at constant charge state. [less ▲]

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See detailA biased random key genetic algorithm applied to the electric distribution network reconfiguration problem
de Faria Jr., Haroldo; Resende, Mauricio; Ernst, Damien ULg

in Journal of Heuristics (in press)

This work presents a biased random-key genetic algorithm (BRKGA) to solve the electric distribution network reconfiguration problem (DNR). The DNR is one of the most studied combinatorial optimization ... [more ▼]

This work presents a biased random-key genetic algorithm (BRKGA) to solve the electric distribution network reconfiguration problem (DNR). The DNR is one of the most studied combinatorial optimization problems in power system analysis. Given a set of switches of an electric network that can be opened or closed, the objective is to select the best configuration of the switches to optimize a given network objective while at the same time satisfying a set of operational constraints. The good performance of BRKGAs on many combinatorial optimization problems and the fact that it has never been applied to solve DNR problems are the main motivation for this research. A BRKGA is a variant of random-key genetic algorithms, where one of the parents used for mating is biased to be of higher fitness than the other parent. Solutions are encoded by using random keys, which are represented as vectors of real numbers in the interval (0,1), thus enabling an indirect search of the solution inside a proprietary search space. The genetic operators do not need to be modified to generate only feasible solutions, which is an exclusive task of the decoder of the problem. Tests were performed on standard distribution systems used in DNR studies found in the technical literature and the performance and robustness of the BRKGA were compared with other GA implementations. [less ▲]

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See detailA damage to crack transition model accounting for stress triaxiality formulated in a hybrid non-local implicit discontinuous Galerkin - cohesive band model framework
Leclerc, Julien ULg; Wu, Ling ULg; Nguyen, Van Dung ULg et al

in International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering (in press)

Modelling the entire ductile fracture process remains a challenge. On the one hand, continuous damage models succeed in capturing the initial diffuse damage stage but are not able to represent ... [more ▼]

Modelling the entire ductile fracture process remains a challenge. On the one hand, continuous damage models succeed in capturing the initial diffuse damage stage but are not able to represent discontinuities or cracks. On the other hand, discontinuous methods, as the cohesive zones, which model the crack propagation behaviour, are suited to represent the localised damaging process. However, they are unable to represent diffuse damage. Moreover, most of the cohesive models do not capture triaxiality effect. In this paper, the advantages of the two approaches are combined in a single damage to crack transition framework. In a small deformation setting, a non-local elastic damage model is associated with a cohesive model in a discontinuous Galerkin finite element framework. A cohesive band model is used to naturally introduce a triaxiality-dependent behaviour inside the cohesive law. Practically, a numerical thickness is introduced to recover a 3D-state, mandatory to incorporate the in-plane stretch effects. This thickness is evaluated to ensure the energy consistency of the method and is not a new numerical parameter. The traction-separation law is then built from the underlying damage model. [less ▲]

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See detailPrévalence et risque de maltraitance des aînés à domicile en Wallonie : retour sur un dispositif d’enquête
Nisen, Laurent ULg

in "Vieillir aujourd'hui des mo(n)des recomposés" (in press)

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See detailDe automatische toekenning van rechten in de Belgische sociale bescherming. Stand van zaken en opties voor de toekomst
Buysse, Linde; Goedemé, Tim; Janssens, Julie et al

in Pauvreté en Belgique. Annuaire 2017 (in press)

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See detailFirst-order Logic and Numeration Systems
Charlier, Emilie ULg

in Sequences, Groups, and Number Theory (in press)

The Büchi-Bruyère theorem states that a multidimensional set of non-negative integers is b-recognizable if and only if it is b-definable. This result is a powerful tool for showing that many properties of ... [more ▼]

The Büchi-Bruyère theorem states that a multidimensional set of non-negative integers is b-recognizable if and only if it is b-definable. This result is a powerful tool for showing that many properties of b-automatic sequences are decidable. Going a step further, first-order logic can be used to show that many enumeration problems of b-automatic sequences can be described by b-regular sequences. The latter sequences can be viewed as a generalization of b-automatic sequences to integer-valued sequences. These techniques were extended to two wider frameworks: U-recognizable multidimensional sets of non-negative integers and multidimensional beta-recognizable sets of reals. In the second case, real numbers are represented by infinite words, and hence, the notion of beta-recognizability is defined by means of Büchi automata. Again, logic-based characterizations of $U$-recognizable (resp. beta-recognizable) sets allows us to obtain various decidability results. The aim of this chapter is to present a survey of this very active research domain. [less ▲]

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See detailIndustrial Integration of Biotechnological Processes from Raw Material to Energy Integration: Study by Modeling Approach
Léonard, Grégoire ULg; Pfennig, Andreas ULg; Celebi, Ayse Dilan et al

in Darvishi, Farshad; Hiligsmann, Serge (Eds.) Microbial Fuels: Technologies and Applications (in press)

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