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See detailIndustry-academia collaborations in software engineering: an empirical analysis of challenges, patterns and anti-patterns in research projects
Garousi, Vahid UL; Felderer, Michael; Fernandes, João et al

in Proceedings of International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE) (2017, June 15)

Research collaboration between industry and academia supports improvement and innovation in industry and helps to ensure industrial relevance in academic research. However, many researchers and ... [more ▼]

Research collaboration between industry and academia supports improvement and innovation in industry and helps to ensure industrial relevance in academic research. However, many researchers and practitioners believe that the level of joint industry-academia collaboration (IAC) in software engineering (SE) research is still relatively low, compared to the amount of activity in each of the two communities. The goal of the empirical study reported in this paper is to exploratory characterize the state of IAC with respect to a set of challenges, patterns and anti-patterns identified by a recent Systematic Literature Review study. To address the above goal, we gathered the opinions of researchers and practitioners w.r.t. their experiences in IAC projects. Our dataset includes 47 opinion data points related to a large set of projects conducted in 10 different countries. We aim to contribute to the body of evidence in the area of IAC, for the benefit of researchers and practitioners in conducting future successful IAC projects in SE. As an output, the study presents a set of empirical findings and evidence-based recommendations to increase the success of IAC projects. [less ▲]

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See detailAn Enriched Quasi-Continuum Approach to Crack Propagation in Discrete Lattices
Rokos, Ondrej; Peerlings, Ron; Zeman, Jan et al

Scientific Conference (2017, June 14)

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See detailPerspectives on multilingualism and language learning and literacy practices of early years practitioners in Luxembourg
Kirsch, Claudine UL

Scientific Conference (2017, June 14)

Multilingual pedagogies hold promise in our heterogeneous and fast developing world on account of their inclusiveness and support for social justice and political participation. In order to help early ... [more ▼]

Multilingual pedagogies hold promise in our heterogeneous and fast developing world on account of their inclusiveness and support for social justice and political participation. In order to help early years practitioners develop these innovative methods, researchers at the university of Luxembourg offered an inquiry-based professional development course which aimed to develop the practitioners’ understanding of multilingualism, help them design literacy activities in a range of languages, and enable them to evaluate their practices. The participants were teachers and para-professionals who work with 3- to 5-year-olds in nursery schools, crèches and day care centers. These institutions focus on the learning of Luxembourgish, sometimes at the expense of home languages and of French and German, both official languages in Luxembourg. The focus on Luxembourgish must be seen in relation to the heterogeneous intake where approximately 60% of the children do not speak Luxembourgish. This paper presents the preliminary findings of a questionnaire on multilingualism, language learning and literacy practices answered by 50 practitioners prior to and following the above-mentioned professional development course. The data were triangulated with the practitioners’ video-recorded language activities. The findings show that the teachers and para-professionals view multilingualism positively and promote Luxembourgish through language use and frequent literacy activities. They occasionally communicated with the youngsters in their home languages - if known - and did not object to the children using them with peers and adults. While almost all practitioners stated that the children spoke in their home language, they diverged in their beliefs regarding the appropriateness of their use. Answers were more convergent in the post-test. The findings should deepen our understanding of early years practitioners’ beliefs and language practices and help find strategies for developing multilingual pedagogies. [less ▲]

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See detailL’infra-ordinaire et l’imaginaire des Stations-service
Kmec, Sonja UL

Conference given outside the academic context (2017)

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See detailEngagierte linke Jugendliche und die Ambivalenz in der Gewaltfrage
Willems, Helmut UL; Kühnel, Wolfgang

in Willems, Helmut; Kühnel, Wolfgang (Eds.) Politisches Engagement im Jugendalter : Zwischen Beteiligung, Protest und Gewalt (2017)

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See detailPolitisches Engagement im Jugendalter : Zwischen Beteiligung, Protest und Gewalt
Willems, Helmut UL

Book published by Beltz Juventa (2017)

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See detailLuxembourgish English pronunciation: first forays
Deroey, Katrien UL

Scientific Conference (2017, June 10)

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See detailCross-border mergers and acquisitions: Evidence from the Indochina region
Wolff, Christian UL

in Finance Research Letters (2017)

We study cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in ten countries in the Indochina region during the period 1993–2015. Countries with a French colonial history showed markedly lower levels of cross ... [more ▼]

We study cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in ten countries in the Indochina region during the period 1993–2015. Countries with a French colonial history showed markedly lower levels of cross-border M&As (value as well as volume) than other countries, whether previously colonized or not. This difference persists even after accounting for the known drivers of cross-border M&A activity, including legal origin, trade openness, and labor cost levels. Together, these findings suggest that the colonial past of a country plays an important role in cross-border M&A activity. [less ▲]

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See detailA demolinguistic and sociolinguistic approach to English in Luxembourg
Fehlen, Fernand UL; Heinz, Andreas UL

Presentation (2017, June 09)

Luxembourg’s steadily growing economy attracts many migrants from all over the globe. As a result, the country’s trilingualism is being replaced by a more complex multilingualism with a growing importance ... [more ▼]

Luxembourg’s steadily growing economy attracts many migrants from all over the globe. As a result, the country’s trilingualism is being replaced by a more complex multilingualism with a growing importance of English. The paper gives a quick overview of the historic evolution based on sociolinguistic surveys of 1984, 1997 and 2008, followed by an in-depth description of today’s situation based on two language related questions of the Luxembourgish census 2011: Which language do you know the best? Which languages do you speak on a regular basis at home, at school and at work? The census data tell how many people use English in different contexts and who these people are. The focus will be on the language situation at work. A correspondence analysis reveals strong correlations between languages and occupations reflecting a split of the labour market: English dominates in high skilled jobs in the private sector, whereas Portuguese is the main language in low skilled jobs in the private sector, and Luxembourgish is the main language in the public sector. French and German are used more evenly across all occupations and sectors. These results highlight the link between the use of languages and competing social positions. [less ▲]

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See detailAn equation-free multiscale method applied to discrete networks
Beex, Lars UL; Kerfriden, Pierre

Scientific Conference (2017, June 06)

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See detailLe bibliothécaire du Grand-Duc, entre farce et tragédie
Scuto, Denis UL

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See detailCross-border mergers and acquisitions: Evidence from Indochina
Wolff, Christian UL

E-print/Working paper (2017)

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See detailGeneralization of Czoga\l a-Drewniak Theorem for $n$-ary semigroups
Kiss, Gergely UL; Somlai, Gabor

in Aggregation Functions in Theory and in Practice (2017)

We investigate n-ary semigroups as a natural generalization of binary semigroups. We refer it as a pair (X,F_n), where X is a set and an n-associative function F_n : X^n -> X is defined on X. We show that ... [more ▼]

We investigate n-ary semigroups as a natural generalization of binary semigroups. We refer it as a pair (X,F_n), where X is a set and an n-associative function F_n : X^n -> X is defined on X. We show that if F_n is idempotent, n-associative function which is monotone in each of its variables, defined on an interval I and has a neutral element, then F_n is combination of the minimum and maximum operation. Moreover we can characterize the n-ary semigroups (I,F_n) where F_n has the previous properties. [less ▲]

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See detailArt. 50 TEU: A Well-Designed Secession Clause
Gatti, Mauro UL

in European Papers (2017), 2(1), 159-181

Art. 50 TEU has been criticised because it allegedly grants EU Member States an unfettered right to unilateral secession, which questions the EU’s quasi-federal character and fosters its disintegration ... [more ▼]

Art. 50 TEU has been criticised because it allegedly grants EU Member States an unfettered right to unilateral secession, which questions the EU’s quasi-federal character and fosters its disintegration. This On the Agenda demonstrates that this widespread pessimism is unjustified, since it is based on an exceedingly formalistic reading of the law. Secession (from States) and withdrawal (from international organisations) is always possible de facto: the relevant question is whether constitutional provisions ensure an orderly secession and discourage casual recourse thereto. Art. 50 TEU arguably constitutes a “well-designed secession clause”, since it ensures the EU’s unity in withdrawal negotiations, limits the discretion of the departing State regarding the activation and termination of the withdrawal procedure, and induces it to reach a compromise with the Union. Art. 50 thus ensures a fair balance between the concern for the EU’s integrity and the democratic and federal principles that inspire it. [less ▲]

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See detailImmigrazione: un peso oppure una benedizione per i paesi europei?
Zanaj, Skerdilajda UL; Joxhe, Majlinda UL

Article for general public (2017)

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