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See detailStructural shape optimization by IGABEM and particle swarm optimization algorithm
Sun, S. H.; Yu, T. T.; Nguyen, Thanh Tung UL et al

in Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements (2018), 88

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See detailA Phase field method for modeling anodic dissolution induced stress corrosion crack propagation
Nguyen, Thanh Tung UL; Bolivar, J.; Shi, Y. et al

in Corrosion Science (2018), 132

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See detailLearning probabilistic models for model checking: an evolutionary approach and an empirical study
Wang, Jingyi; Sun, Jun; Yuan, Qixia et al

in International Journal on Software Tools for Technology Transfer (2018), 20(6), 689-704

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See detailDVC‐based image subtraction to detect microcracking in lightweight concrete
Chateau, C.; Nguyen, Thanh Tung UL; Bornert, M. et al

in Strain (2018), 54

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See detailMultiple Cracks Interactions in Stress Corrosion Cracking: In Situ Observation by Digital Image Correlation and Phase Field Modeling
Bolivar, J.; Nguyen, Thanh Tung UL; Shi, Y. et al

in Environmental Degradation of Materials in Nuclear Power Systems (2018)

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See detailMulti-inclusions modeling by adaptive XIGA based on LR B-splines and multiple level sets
Gu, J.; Yu, T. T.; Le, V. L. et al

in Finite Elements in Analysis and Design (2018), 148

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See detailMigration: a theoretical comparison on countries' welfare
Zanaj, Skerdilajda UL

in International Journal of Economic Theory (2018)

We compare the effects of migration on the production of public goods, income taxes, and on the welfare of residents in the sending and in the receiving country. Migration is driven by income di¤erences ... [more ▼]

We compare the effects of migration on the production of public goods, income taxes, and on the welfare of residents in the sending and in the receiving country. Migration is driven by income di¤erences between countries. Alternative wage adjustment scenarios are considered: fully flexible wages; upward rigidity, and unemployment. We show that in all scenarios, emigration is welfare detrimental for the origin country. Migration is welfare improving for the destination country in presence of flexible wages and upward rigidity, but it has detrimental effects in presence of unemployment. [less ▲]

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See detailVaria
Schafer, Valerie UL; Dablanc, Laetitia

in Flux: Cahiers Scientifiques Internationaux Réseaux et Territoires (2018), 113(3), 121

Au-delà de la diversité des thématiques, espaces et temporalités appréhendés et des méthodologies choisies, les auteurs de ces six Varia partagent, outre leur intérêt pour les territoires, les acteurs et ... [more ▼]

Au-delà de la diversité des thématiques, espaces et temporalités appréhendés et des méthodologies choisies, les auteurs de ces six Varia partagent, outre leur intérêt pour les territoires, les acteurs et le souhait d’analyser finement les outils, débats et enjeux à l’œuvre, un intérêt pour les trajectoires, qu’elles soient décisionnelles et s’appréhendent en termes de gouvernance, ou matérielles et se lisent en termes d’infrastructures. [less ▲]

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See detailDéjà vu Davidoff - The German Federal Court of Justice (FCJ) has asked the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) for guidance on the role and responsibilities of fulfilment service providers in trademark protection
Ullrich, Carsten UL

in Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice (2018)

The German Federal Court of Justice (FCJ) has asked the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) for guidance on the role and responsibilities of fulfilment service providers in trademark protection.

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See detailLearning-While Controlling RBF-NN for Robot Dynamics Approximation in Neuro-Inspired Control of Switched Nonlinear Systems
Klecker, Sophie UL; Hichri, Bassem UL; Plapper, Peter UL

in Artificial Neural Networks and Machine Learning; ICANN 2018 part 3 (2018)

Radial Basis Function-Neural Networks are well-established function approximators. This paper presents an adaptive Gaussian RBF-NN with an extended learning-while controlling behaviour. The weights ... [more ▼]

Radial Basis Function-Neural Networks are well-established function approximators. This paper presents an adaptive Gaussian RBF-NN with an extended learning-while controlling behaviour. The weights, function centres and widths are updated online based on a sliding mode control element. In this way, the need for fixing parameters a priori is overcome and the network is able to adapt to dynamically changing systems. The aim of this work is to present an extended adaptive neuro-controller for trajectory tracking of serial robots with unknown dynamics. The adaptive RBF-NN is used to approximate the unknown robot manipulator dynamics-function. It is combined with a conventional controller and a bio-inpsired extension for the control of a robot in the presence of switching constraints and discontinuous inputs. Its learned goal-directed output results from the complementary action of an actuator, A, and a prventer, P. The trigger is an incentive, I, based on the weighted perception of the enviornment. The concept is validated through simulations and implementation on a KUKA LWR4-robot. [less ▲]

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See detailGreen Building Transitions - Regional Trajectories of Innovation in Europe, Canada and Australia
Affolderbach, Julia; Schulz, Christian UL

Book published by Springer (2018)

This volume analyzes sustainability-related innovations in the building sector and discusses how regional contexts articulate transition trajectories toward green building. It presents ‘biographies’ of ... [more ▼]

This volume analyzes sustainability-related innovations in the building sector and discusses how regional contexts articulate transition trajectories toward green building. It presents ‘biographies’ of drivers and processes of green building innovation in four case studies: Brisbane (AUS), Freiburg (GER), Luxembourg (LU), and Vancouver (CA). Two of them are relatively well known for their initiatives to mitigate climate change – particularly in the building sector, whereas the other two have only recently become more active in promoting green building. The volume places emphasis on development paths, learning processes, and innovations. The focus of the case studies is not restricted to purely technological aspects but also integrates regulatory, procedural, institutional, and other processes and routines and their influence on the variations of the building sector. The diversity of the selected case studies offer the reader the opportunity to gain a thorough understanding of how sustainability developments have unfolded in different city regions. Case study-specific catalogues of transition paths provide insights to inform policy debates and planning processes. The catalogues identify crucial innovations (technological, regulatory, etc.) and explain the factors and circumstances that have led to their success and broader acceptance in Freiburg, Vancouver, Luxembourg, and Brisbane. With the help of a number of micro case studies within each of the four city regions, the case studies also offer ground for comparison and identification of differences. The book represents the outcome of the GreenRegio project, which stands for ‘Green building in regional strategies for sustainability: multi-actor governance and innovative building technologies in Europe, Australia, and Canada.’ GreenRegio was a 3-year CORE-INTER research project funded by the National Research Fund Luxembourg (FNR) and the German Research Foundation (DFG). [less ▲]

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See detailStructured Diversity: A Practice Theory Approach to Post- Growth Organisations
Schmid, Benedikt UL

in Management Revue (2018), 29(3), 281-310

Innovative forms of organising are a crucial pillar of post-growth transitions. Situated within a growth-based institutional context, actually existing forms of post-growth organising are ambiguous ... [more ▼]

Innovative forms of organising are a crucial pillar of post-growth transitions. Situated within a growth-based institutional context, actually existing forms of post-growth organising are ambiguous. Divisions across legal structure, market participation and sectoral focus do not suffice to single out post-growth organizations. Instead, this paper develops a more fluid notion which is based on the “thick description” of organisations. Conceptually, the paper borrows from diverse economies and practice theory literatures, allied in their appreciation of performativity. The latter in particular illustrates transition’s irreducibility to structural or individual agency and lends itself to a notion of post-growth politics: the practice of changing the rules of practice to support parallel and mutually enforcing processes of cultural and institutional change within the diverse meanings of post-growth. Studies of diverse economies remind us that market practices are only the tip of the (economic) iceberg. In con- junction with qualitative empirical data from a study of alternative economies in Stuttgart, Germany, a framework is developed to structure organisations’ diverse forms of relatedness to larger contexts. Identifying, besides economies, also communality, narratives, experience, governance and ecology as central patterns in the relatedness of practices (logics), this paper proposes a structured notion of diversity to dis- cuss the ambiguities, contradictions and compromises of actually existing post- growth organisations. [less ▲]

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See detailHybrid Histories: Historicizing the Home Movie Dispositif
van der Heijden, Tim UL

in van der Heijden, Tim; Aasman, Susan; Fickers, Andreas (Eds.) et al Materializing Memories: Dispositifs, Generations, Amateurs (2018)

In media historiography, there have generally been two approaches to historicize past media technologies and their practices. Whereas media historians generally focus on historical changes by maintaining ... [more ▼]

In media historiography, there have generally been two approaches to historicize past media technologies and their practices. Whereas media historians generally focus on historical changes by maintaining a diachronic perspective on how media technologies and practices develop over time, media archaeologists commonly adopt a synchronic perspective in (re)constructing parallel or alternative histories. This chapter aims to explore and propose a third approach to media historiography, which departs from the notion of “hybridity”: the intermingling and co-existence of old and new media technologies, user practices, and discourses as evolving in an ongoing process. Building on some of the empirical and conceptual results of my research on the home movie as a twentieth-century family memory practice, I develop the argument that a “hybrid media historiography” enables one to grasp the complex interrelations and dynamics between media technologies, user practices, and discourses in more precise and comprehensive ways by maintaining both a diachronic and synchronic perspective in studying media transitions. By looking specifically at how the transition from amateur film to home video gradually constituted a new home movie dispositif in the 1970s and 1980s, I will underline the heuristic potential of hybridity as analytical lens in media historical research. [less ▲]

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See detailAegean in Motion: The Reasons, Consequences and Tragedies of Four Distinct Phases of Migration in the Aegean Sea
Samuk, Sahizer UL; Papuççular, Hazal

in Journal of Izmir Mediterranean Academy (2018)

This study deals with the concept of Aegean in Motion and conflict of this concept with migration policy making in Turkey. We argue that the region has always been a route for immigration and emigration ... [more ▼]

This study deals with the concept of Aegean in Motion and conflict of this concept with migration policy making in Turkey. We argue that the region has always been a route for immigration and emigration with distinct causes and consequences. Our aim is to focus on four different and massive phases of this motion. First, it looks at the period that started in the nineteenth century and ended with the Turkish-Greek population exchange. This wave was closely associated with war, state building, and the aims of ethnic homogenization within newly formed borders. Second phase of this migration starts with the rising fascist policies of Italy in the Dodecanese in the second half of the 1930s and reaches the peak point in the Second World War. This period, again related to political crisis and war, indicates fragmented policies by the host state, which was Turkey, towards different nationalities: Turks, Greeks, and Axis soldiers. The third phase of movement was in the post-1980 period when Turkey became an immigration and so-called “a transit country”. It was discovered later that the migrant and refugee journeys were fragmented and refugees were stranded in the region. The post-2000 period faced many dilemmas: major numbers of crossings from Turkey to Greek shores, deaths in thousands in one year and the readmission deal between EU and Turkey and strengthening border controls via Frontex and EU externalization of migration policy. These four phases are examined via archival work and desk-based research/literature review of articles with a historical perspective, and for each phase a model of immigration policy and state response/facilitation to these mobilities will be elaborated. [less ▲]

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See detailTowards a Management Plane for Smart Contracts: Ethereum Case Study
Khan, Nida UL; Lahmadi, Abdelkader; Francois, Jerome et al

in Khan, Nida (Ed.) Towards a Management Plane for Smart Contracts:Ethereum Case Study (2018)

Blockchain is an emerging foundational technology with the potential to create a novel economic and social system. The complexity of the technology poses many challenges and foremost amongst these are ... [more ▼]

Blockchain is an emerging foundational technology with the potential to create a novel economic and social system. The complexity of the technology poses many challenges and foremost amongst these are monitoring and management of blockchain-based decentralized applications. In this paper, we design, implement and evaluate a novel system to enable management operations in smart contracts. A key aspect of our system is that it facilitates the integration of these operations through dedicated ’managing’ smart contracts to provide data filtering as per the role of the smart contract-based application user. We evaluate the overhead costs of such data filtering operations after post-deployment analyses of five categories of smart contracts on the Ethereum public testnet, Rinkeby. We also build a monitoring tool to display public blockchain data using a dashboard coupled with a notification mechanism of any changes in private data to the administrator of the monitored decentralized application. [less ▲]

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See detailThere is no one human scale - Reflections on urban development practice in Luxembourg
Carr, Constance UL; Lutz, Rebecca; Schutz, Kevin

Report (2018)

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See detailTRPV1 regulates excitatory innervation of OLM neurons in the hippocampus.
I. Hurtado-Zavala, Joaquin; Ramachandran, Binu; Ahmed, Saheeb et al

in Nature Communications (2017)

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See detailHDAC1 links early life stress to schizophrenia-like phenotypes.
Bahari-Javan, Sanaz; Varbanov, Hristo; Halder, Rashi UL et al

in PNAS (2017)

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See detailKMT2A and KMT2B Mediate Memory Function by Affecting Distinct Genomic Regions
Kerimoglu, Cemil; Sakib, M. Sadman; Jain, Gaurav et al

in Cell Reports (2017)

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