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See detailUn inventaire du patrimoine après une épidémie de démolitions?
Pauly, Michel UL

Article for general public (2020)

plaidoyer pour l'introduction d'une procédure d'urgence dans le projet de loi 7473 afin d'éviter des démolitions en masse avant la finalisation de l'inventaire des monuments historiques

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See detailFrontières liquides : l’eau dans les romans de la terre au Luxembourg
Thiltges, Sébastian UL

in Thiltges, Sébastian; Solte-Gresser, Christiane (Eds.) Ecologie culturelle et cultures écologiques dans la Grande Région (2020, December)

While the earth usually represents the element in which cultural attachment is rooted, water on the contrary reveals what exceeds or interpenetrates the land. The liquid element is as ambiguous as it is ... [more ▼]

While the earth usually represents the element in which cultural attachment is rooted, water on the contrary reveals what exceeds or interpenetrates the land. The liquid element is as ambiguous as it is proteiform: vital and destructive at the same time, it sometimes is a figure of liberation, sometimes of tragic dissolution. In a corpus of Luxembourgish novels from the early 20th century, this paper will analyse the depictions of water, mostly in its opposition with the soil, in order to question the meaning of the liquid element in a context where, corollary to social, economic and political changes, the earth is generally dominant in discourse and imagination. If nature has mostly been confined to the local and cultural landscape, an eco-material reading highlights on the contrary a global and crossborder dimension inherent to nature, but also to culture, disregarding the map-drawn boundaries that define the individual and the collective. Finally, a sensitive, anthropoetical reading also challenges historical, contextual and fictional frames. The materiality of the liquid element is not just a metaphor: it shapes natural, as well as textual environments. [less ▲]

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See detailDouble-Graded Quantum Superplane
Bruce, Andrew UL; Duplij, Steven

in Reports on Mathematical Physics (2020), 86(3), 383-400

A ℤ2 × ℤ2-graded generalisation of the quantum superplane is proposed and studied. We construct a bicovariant calculus on what we shall refer to as the double-graded quantum superplane. The ommutation ... [more ▼]

A ℤ2 × ℤ2-graded generalisation of the quantum superplane is proposed and studied. We construct a bicovariant calculus on what we shall refer to as the double-graded quantum superplane. The ommutation rules between the coordinates, their differentials and partial derivatives are explicitly given. Furthermore, we show that an extended version of the double-graded quantum superplane admits a natural Hopf -algebra structure. [less ▲]

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See detailÉcologie culturelle et cultures écologiques dans la Grande Région / Kulturökologie und ökologische Kulturen in der Großregion
Thiltges, Sébastian UL; Solte-Gresser, Christiane

Book published by Peter Lang (2020)

Menschengemachter Klimawandel, urbane und rurale Lebenswelten, lokale und globale Umweltbewegungen: Bei all diesen Themen und Debatten geht es um die Beziehungen zwischen Natur und Kultur. Angesichts der ... [more ▼]

Menschengemachter Klimawandel, urbane und rurale Lebenswelten, lokale und globale Umweltbewegungen: Bei all diesen Themen und Debatten geht es um die Beziehungen zwischen Natur und Kultur. Angesichts der Dominanz ökologischer Fragen in Wissenschaft, Wirtschaft und Politik stellt dieses Buch dezidiert kulturelle Umwelt-Diskurse in den Mittelpunkt: Wie lassen sich die rasanten, bislang kaum vorstellbaren ökologischen Veränderungen erfassen, erzählen und imaginieren? Am Beispiel des grenzüberschreitenden Raumes der europäischen Großregion (Lothringen, Luxemburg, Rheinland-Pfalz, Saarland, Wallonien) regen die Environmental Humanities mit ihrer transdisziplinären Perspektive dazu an, die vielfältigen Interaktionen zwischen Menschen und Nicht-Menschen in einem gemeinsamen ökokulturellen Raum neu zu denken. [less ▲]

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See detailLes anciens légionnaires et la protection sociale au Luxembourg. Une approche transnationale
Venken, Machteld UL

in Camarda, Sandra; Reinert, Francoise; Sauer, Arnaud (Eds.) et al Légionnaires. Parcours de guerre et de migrations entre le Luxembourg et la France. (2020)

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See detailOpinion Statement ECJ-TF 2/2020 on the ECJ Decision of 3 March 2020 in Vodafone Magyarország Mobil Távközlési Zrt. (Case C-75/18) on Progressive Turnover Taxes
García Prats, Alfredo; Haslehner, Werner UL; Heydt, Volker et al

in European Taxation (2020), 60(12), 555-564

This CFE Opinion Statement discusses the decision of the Grand Chamber of the ECJ in Vodafone. The Court held that the imposition of the Hungarian progressive turnover-based tax on the telecommunications ... [more ▼]

This CFE Opinion Statement discusses the decision of the Grand Chamber of the ECJ in Vodafone. The Court held that the imposition of the Hungarian progressive turnover-based tax on the telecommunications sector did not infringe the EU fundamental freedoms or article 401 of the VAT Directive (2006/112), and that the question regarding the prohibition of State aid was inadmissible. Vodafone is especially important in respect of the current debate regarding turnover-based digital services taxes. [less ▲]

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See detailWireless Edge Caching: Modeling, Analysis, and Optimization
Vu, Thang Xuan UL; Bastug, Ejder; Chatzinotas, Symeon UL et al

Book published by Cambridge University Press (2020)

Understand both uncoded and coded caching techniques in future wireless network design. Expert authors present new techniques that will help you to improve backhaul, load minimization, deployment cost ... [more ▼]

Understand both uncoded and coded caching techniques in future wireless network design. Expert authors present new techniques that will help you to improve backhaul, load minimization, deployment cost reduction, security, energy efficiency and the quality of the user experience. Covering topics from high-level architectures to specific requirement-oriented caching design and analysis, including big-data enabled caching, caching in cloud-assisted 5G networks, and security, this is an essential resource for academic researchers, postgraduate students and engineers working in wireless communications. [less ▲]

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See detailSensitivity Analysis on Regularity Based Driver Advisory Systems
Laskaris, Georgios; Seredynski, Marcin; Viti, Francesco UL

in 2020 IEEE 23rd International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC) (2020, December)

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See detailLogiKEy Workbench: Deontic Logics, Logic Combinations and Expressive Ethical and Legal Reasoning (Isabelle/HOL Dataset)
Benzmüller, Christoph UL; Farjami, Ali UL; Fuenmajor, David et al

in Data in Brief (2020), 33

The LogiKEy workbench and dataset for ethical and legal reasoning is presented. This workbench simultaneously supports development, experimentation, assessment and deployment of formal logics and ethical ... [more ▼]

The LogiKEy workbench and dataset for ethical and legal reasoning is presented. This workbench simultaneously supports development, experimentation, assessment and deployment of formal logics and ethical and legal theories at different conceptual layers. More concretely, it comprises, in form of a dataset (Isabelle/HOL theory files), formal encodings of multiple deontic logics, logic combinations, deontic paradoxes and normative theories in the higher-order proof assistant system Isabelle/HOL. The data were acquired through application of the LogiKEy methodology, which supports experimentation with different normative theories, in different application scenarios, and which is not tied to specific logics or logic combinations. Our workbench consolidates related research contributions of the authors and it may serve as a starting point for further studies and experiments in flexible and expressive ethical and legal reasoning. It may also support hands-on teaching of non-trivial logic formalisms in lecture courses and tutorials. [less ▲]

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See detailA hybrid MGA-MSGD ANN training approach for approximate solution of linear elliptic PDEs
Dehghani, Hamidreza UL; Zilian, Andreas UL

E-print/Working paper (2020)

We introduce a hybrid "Modified Genetic Algorithm-Multilevel Stochastic Gradient Descent" (MGA-MSGD) training algorithm that considerably improves accuracy and efficiency of solving 3D mechanical problems ... [more ▼]

We introduce a hybrid "Modified Genetic Algorithm-Multilevel Stochastic Gradient Descent" (MGA-MSGD) training algorithm that considerably improves accuracy and efficiency of solving 3D mechanical problems described, in strong-form, by PDEs via ANNs (Artificial Neural Networks). This presented approach allows the selection of a number of locations of interest at which the state variables are expected to fulfil the governing equations associated with a physical problem. Unlike classical PDE approximation methods such as finite differences or the finite element method, there is no need to establish and reconstruct the physical field quantity throughout the computational domain in order to predict the mechanical response at specific locations of interest. The basic idea of MGA-MSGD is the manipulation of the learnable parameters’ components responsible for the error explosion so that we can train the network with relatively larger learning rates which avoids trapping in local minima. The proposed training approach is less sensitive to the learning rate value, training points density and distribution, and the random initial parameters. The distance function to minimise is where we introduce the PDEs including any physical laws and conditions (so-called, Physics Informed ANN). The Genetic algorithm is modified to be suitable for this type of ANN in which a Coarse-level Stochastic Gradient Descent (CSGD) is exploited to make the decision of the offspring qualification. Employing the presented approach, a considerable improvement in both accuracy and efficiency, compared with standard training algorithms such classical SGD and Adam optimiser, is observed. The local displacement accuracy is studied and ensured by introducing the results of Finite Element Method (FEM) at sufficiently fine mesh as the reference displacements. A slightly more complex problem is solved ensuring the feasibility of the methodology [less ▲]

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See detailPublicly provided healthcare and migration
Mahe, Clotilde UL

in Economics and Human Biology (2020), 39

Publicly provided healthcare has received growing attention. Debates have been fuelled by evidence on improved health and reduced poverty, and concerns over adverse labour market effects; concerns that ... [more ▼]

Publicly provided healthcare has received growing attention. Debates have been fuelled by evidence on improved health and reduced poverty, and concerns over adverse labour market effects; concerns that are, to date, only supported by mixed empirical findings. This article examines whether publicly provided healthcare influences the decision to migrate. The spatial and temporal variation in the expansion of a non-contributory health insurance programme in Mexico, combined with the panel dimension and the timing of household survey data allows causal identification of the effect of increased coverage on migration. Difference-in-differences estimates reveal that accessing healthcare for free raises internal migration. The effect on international migration, costlier by nature, is statistically insignificant. Potential mechanisms include better health, the alleviation of financial constraints and a greater propensity to work. Results point to the relevance of including household members who have migrated in assessing the impacts of social health policies. They suggest that publicly provided healthcare could have multiplier effects on economic development and welfare by enabling labour force detachment of working-age members in affiliated households. [less ▲]

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See detailChanges in school alienation profiles among secondary school students and the role of teaching style: Results from a longitudinal study in Luxembourg and Switzerland
Hadjar, Andreas UL; Grecu, Alyssa; Scharf, Jan et al

in International Journal of Educational Research (2020), early online

What students think about school has a major impact on learning and academic achievement. The multi-domain concept of school alienation distinguishes between alienation from learning, from teachers and ... [more ▼]

What students think about school has a major impact on learning and academic achievement. The multi-domain concept of school alienation distinguishes between alienation from learning, from teachers and from classmates. We aim to study a) alienation patterns among secondary school students, b) how school alienation profiles change from year 7 to year 9 and how secondary school students transition between profiles, and c) the role of teaching style for transitions between school alienation profiles. We draw on panel data of secondary school students from Luxembourg and Switzerland. Results of latent profile/latent transition analyses reveal distinct school alienation profiles, country differences and support for the idea that student-oriented, supportive teaching styles might prevent students from transitioning towards more-highly alienated profiles. [less ▲]

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See detailPhase transition for the volume of high-dimensional random polytopes
Bonnet, Gilles; Kabluchko, Zakhar; Turchi, Nicola UL

in Random Structures and Algorithms (2020)

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See detailManaging residence permits and unemployment of third-country nationals during the COVID-19 crisis in the EU
Sommarribas, Adolfo UL

in Journaal Vreemdelingenrecht (2020), 19(4), 14-21

This article will try to provide a state of play of the response of the EU Member States to the COVID-19 crisis in regard to third-country nationals through the information compiled by the European ... [more ▼]

This article will try to provide a state of play of the response of the EU Member States to the COVID-19 crisis in regard to third-country nationals through the information compiled by the European Migration Network between 3 February until 15 June 2020. It will draw a state of play of the actions taken by Member States to confront the spread of the coronavirus in the immigration context. It also will focus on the validity of residence permits and the dispositions taken to avoid that legal migrants fall in an irregular situation and the effects of unemployment in regard to their residence permits. However, the article will not draw a timeline on when the actions were taken. [less ▲]

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See detailEFF (economics department) seminar in Groeningen
Sándor, László UL

Speeches/Talks (2020)

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See detailMultiple Vulnerabilities: The Effects of Neighborhood Structural Changes upon Older Residents’ Mental Health and Perceptions of the Broader Community
Settels, Jason UL

in Journal of Community Psychology (2020)

Neighborhoods' structural conditions are consequential for their social circumstances and residents' well‐being. Neighborhood effects might be accentuated among older residents because their daily ... [more ▼]

Neighborhoods' structural conditions are consequential for their social circumstances and residents' well‐being. Neighborhood effects might be accentuated among older residents because their daily activities and social lives are more confined to their immediate communities. This study examines how changing neighborhood socioeconomic disadvantage affects older residents' depression and stress, as well as perceptions of neighborhood context. This study employed waves 2 (2010–2011) and 3 (2015–2016) of the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project survey (N= 2357) and fixed‐effects linear regression models to study these relationships. While rising neighborhood socioeconomic disadvantage was associated with more depression and stress, it was negatively associated with overall neighborhood social capital and neighborhood social cohesion, and was only associated with lower perceptions of neighborhood safety among respondents who relocated to new neighborhoods. Beyond cross‐sectional associations, changing neighborhood socioeconomic disadvantage is associated with changes in mental health and perceptions of neighborhood social context. [less ▲]

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See detailLe travail de parole avec les enseignants: un rempart face aux nouvelles formes de fatigue subjective
Weber, Jean-Marie UL; Pirone, Ilaria

in Psicanalise e Educacao (2020), 29

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See detailPrivacy-Preserving Logistic Regression as a Cloud Service Based on Residue Number System
Cortés-Mendoza, Jorge; Tchernykh, Andrei; Babenko, Mikhail et al

in Voevodin, Vladimir; Sobolev, Sergey (Eds.) 6th Russian Supercomputing Days, Moscow 21-22 September 2020 (2020, December)

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See detailConstant Envelope MIMO-OFDM Precoding for Low Complexity Large-Scale Antenna Array Systems
Domouchtsidis, Stavros UL; Tsinos, Christos UL; Chatzinotas, Symeon UL et al

in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2020)

Herein, we consider constant envelope precoding in a multiple-input multiple-output orthogonal frequency division multiplexing system (CE MIMO-OFDM) for frequency selective channels. In CE precoding the ... [more ▼]

Herein, we consider constant envelope precoding in a multiple-input multiple-output orthogonal frequency division multiplexing system (CE MIMO-OFDM) for frequency selective channels. In CE precoding the signals for each transmit antenna are designed to have constant amplitude regardless of the channel realization and the information symbols that must be conveyed to the users. This facilitates the use of power-efficient components, such as phase shifters (PS) and nonlinear power amplifiers, which are key for the feasibility of large-scale antenna array systems because of their low cost and power consumption. The CE precoding problem is firstly formulated as a least-squares problem with a unit modulus constraint and solved using an algorithm based on coordinate descent. The large number of optimization variables in the case of the MIMO-OFDM system motivates the search for a more computationally efficient solution. To tackle this, we reformulate the CE precoding design into an unconstrained nonlinear least-squares problem, which is solved efficiently using the Gauss-Newton algorithm. Simulation results underline the efficiency of the proposed solutions and show that they outperform state of the art techniques. [less ▲]

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