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See detailCross-enterprise value stream assessment
Oberhausen, Christof UL; Plapper, Peter UL

in Journal of Advances in Management Research (2017), 14(2), 182-193

Purpose – In most cases, the conventional assessment of value streams is based on key performance indicators (KPIs) like the share of added value, the degree of flow or a comprehensive lead time analysis ... [more ▼]

Purpose – In most cases, the conventional assessment of value streams is based on key performance indicators (KPIs) like the share of added value, the degree of flow or a comprehensive lead time analysis. To evaluate cross-enterprise value streams of manufacturing, business or service processes in detail, a holistic methodology is needed. The paper aims to discuss this issue. Design/methodology/approach – In this research paper, the assessment of value streams within complex cross-company networks is described. After a presentation of relevant KPIs in the fields of value stream management (VSM) and supply chain management (SCM), an approach for a cross-enterprise evaluation of value streams on different levels of detail is shown. In addition, the use of an absolute VSM evaluation, in contrast to a relative VSM assessment, is examined. Findings – Based on a uniform and well-balanced set of KPIs and other VSM and SCM parameters, a performance assessment on different levels of value stream detail is enabled. Further investigations reveal the advantages of a relative compared with an absolute VSM assessment. Research limitations/implications – In addition to a comprehensive overview of existing KPIs for a value stream assessment beyond company borders, a holistic and multi-level VSM approach is presented in this paper. In contrast to existing VSM approaches, the described method allows an evaluation and subsequent improvement of value streams within supply chain networks. Up to now, the presented approach for the assessment of cross-enterprise value streams has only been tested in specific industrial environments. In future, the proposed methodology shall also be validated for other process types like business, service or further manufacturing processes. Practical implications – The described cross-company performance measurement approach shows a high practical relevance for organizations operating in supply chain networks. Due to the integrated use of different VSM parameters, the evaluation of highly interconnected value streams across corporate boundaries is facilitated. By means of a case study, the proposed methodology is validated under real industry conditions and proves its practical applicability. Originality/value – One of the novel features of this research is the extension of the traditional VSM method with respect to a relative evaluation of value streams based on a set of significant KPIs. In addition, the allocation of these KPIs to different value stream layers and categories leads to an innovative approach for a multi-level assessment according to the needs of the specific VSM application, e.g. a more standardized use of VSM in complex supply chain networks. [less ▲]

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See detailCutting in real time in corotational elasticity and perspectives on simulating cuts
Courtecuisse, H.; Kerfriden, P.; Bordas, Stéphane UL

Book published by Springer (2013)

We focus here on the simulation of surgical acts of types similar to cutting and needle insertion in soft tissue, in real time (500 Hz), where the scale of the surgical instrument is several orders of ... [more ▼]

We focus here on the simulation of surgical acts of types similar to cutting and needle insertion in soft tissue, in real time (500 Hz), where the scale of the surgical instrument is several orders of magnitude smaller than that of the organ. [less ▲]

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See detailCyber Security and Vulnerability Analysis of Networked Control System subject to False-Data injection
Gerard, Benjamin; Bezzaoucha, Souad UL; Voos, Holger UL et al

in Proceedings of the 2018 American Control Conference (2018, June 27)

In the present paper, the problem of networked control system (NCS) cyber security is considered. The geometric approach is used to evaluate the security and vulnerability level of the controlled system ... [more ▼]

In the present paper, the problem of networked control system (NCS) cyber security is considered. The geometric approach is used to evaluate the security and vulnerability level of the controlled system. The proposed results are about the so-called false data injection attacks and show how imperfectly known disturbances can be used to perform undetectable, or at least stealthy, attacks that can make the NCS vulnerable to attacks from malicious outsiders. A numerical example is given to illustrate the approach. [less ▲]

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See detailCybermenaces, enjeux et sécurité : entretien avec Stéphane Bortzmeyer et Mohsen Souissi (Afnic)
Schafer, Valerie UL

in Flux: Cahiers Scientifiques Internationaux Réseaux et Territoires (2020), 2019/4

Si les cyberattaques récentes au Moyen-Orient, menées via les noms de domaine, ont eu un vaste écho médiatique fin février 2019, tandis que la revue Défense et Sécurité Internationale consacrait un ... [more ▼]

Si les cyberattaques récentes au Moyen-Orient, menées via les noms de domaine, ont eu un vaste écho médiatique fin février 2019, tandis que la revue Défense et Sécurité Internationale consacrait un dossier spécial à la techno-guérilla, les menaces qui pèsent sur les réseaux informatiques ne sont pas nouvelles. L’Afnic – Association Française pour le Nommage Internet en Coopération –, gestionnaire historique du .fr, fait partie des acteurs français confrontés au quotidien aux enjeux de sécurité des réseaux Internet et veille notamment à la sécurité des noms de domaine et au bon fonctionnement du .fr, en terme de disponibilité mais aussi d’intégrité. Mohsen Souissi, alors Responsable des Sécurité des Sys- tèmes d’information (RSSI) à l’Afnic, qu’il a intégrée en 2000 et où il était précédemment responsable Recherche et développement (R&D) de 2007 à 2016, et Stéphane Bortzmeyer, auteur de Cyberstructure (C&F Éditions, 2018) et ingénieur à l’Afnic depuis seize ans, après avoir été administrateur pour plusieurs systèmes et réseaux universitaires et de centres de recherche, reviennent sur les cybermenaces et les enjeux de sécurité auxquels ils sont confrontés. [less ▲]

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See detailData Centric Engineering and Data-Driven Modelling - Computational Engineering Lab Report 2019
Bordas, Stéphane UL; Peters, Bernhard UL; Viti, Francesco UL et al

Report (2019)

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/data-centric-engineering

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See detailDATA DRIVEN SURGICAL SIMULATIONS
Deshpande, Saurabh UL; Bordas, Stéphane UL; Beex, Lars UL et al

Scientific Conference (2020, July)

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See detailData mining in geographical contexts and texts
Caruso, Geoffrey UL

Presentation (2010)

An increasing number of institutions, acting at different scales and within different sectors, create in-house geographical information systems, e.g. for regional statistics, for land and transport ... [more ▼]

An increasing number of institutions, acting at different scales and within different sectors, create in-house geographical information systems, e.g. for regional statistics, for land and transport management, for local urban planning, etc. In addition, with the advent of new technologies, such as GPS's or web-mapping facilities, the use of such geographical data is being more and more popular and data is made more easily accessible (sometimes even contributed by the end-users). Geographers find themselves in rather data rich environments today (irrespective of homogeneity and quality). Also geographical objects require specific visualization and statistical methods. The application and adaptation of data mining approaches in geographical contexts is an increasingly important research topic. In this lecture we will start from theoretical considerations on data mining in geography, particularly emphasizing what is special with exploratory spatial data analysis. We will then refer to ongoing research related to geographical data mining undertaken at the University of Luxembourg in collaboration with colleagues from other institutions. A first example will refer to a large and homogeneous dataset of all dwellings within a Belgian province. Using graph theory and local spatial statistics, the data is used to identify and categorize urbanisation patterns across scales in an iterative way. A second example will depict an application of 'self-organizing maps' to understand patterns of 'territorial cohesion' in Europe using a rather small and lacunary dataset. The third example will be dedicated to a text-mining application to a rather large corpus of documents related to spatial development in Europe. This work funded under the ESPON (European Spatial Observatory Network) aims at producing a relevant thematic structure to the online regional statistics database of the ESPON network. [less ▲]

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See detailThe DAta Protection REgulation COmpliance Model
Bartolini, Cesare UL; Lenzini, Gabriele UL; Robaldo, Livio UL

in IEEE Security and Privacy (2019), 17(6), 37-45

Understanding whether certain technical measures comply with the General Data Protection Regulation’s (GDPR’s) principles is complex legal work. This article describes a model of the GDPR that allows for ... [more ▼]

Understanding whether certain technical measures comply with the General Data Protection Regulation’s (GDPR’s) principles is complex legal work. This article describes a model of the GDPR that allows for semiautomatic processing of legal text and the leveraging of state-of-the-art legal informatics approaches, which are useful for legal reasoning, software design, information retrieval, or compliance checking. [less ▲]

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See detailData Science in Europe
Flach, Peter; Spiliopoulou, Myra; Allegrezza, Serge et al

in International Journal of Data Science and Analytics (2018)

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See detailData Science, Learning by Latent Structures, and Knowledge Discovery
Lausen, Berthold; Krolak-Schwerdt, Sabine UL; Böhmer, Matthias UL

Book published by Springer (2015)

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See detailData-driven modelling and simulation: fracture and medical simulations
Bordas, Stéphane UL

Presentation (2018, February 08)

Predicting failure in aircraft structures – simulating fracture across scales and times You could fly every day of your life in a commercial aircraft for twenty thousand years without suffering a fatal ... [more ▼]

Predicting failure in aircraft structures – simulating fracture across scales and times You could fly every day of your life in a commercial aircraft for twenty thousand years without suffering a fatal accident. This extraordinary level of safety is the product of decades of engineering and materials science research. Simultaneously, engineers have strived to produce lighter and stronger aircraft, with increased range and metals have thus been gradually replaced by lighter advanced composite materials which take up more than half of the structural weight of today's most advanced aircraft. Such progress has been largely enabled by modeling and simulation of materials and structures, which have revolutionized design by enabling engineers to investigate virtually various design strategies. This presentation will focus on the challenges which have been posed, are posed, and will be posed to such modeling and simulation tools in the strive to predict the durability of lighter, stronger, longer-ranging and more reliable aircraft. [less ▲]

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See detailDeadzone-Quadratic Penalty Function for Predictive Extended Cruise Control with Experimental Validation
Sajadi Alamdari, Seyed Amin UL; Voos, Holger UL; Darouach, Mohamed

in ROBOT 2017: Third Iberian Robotics Conference, Sevilla, Spain 22-24 November 2017 (2017, November)

Battery Electric Vehicles have high potentials for the modern transportations, however, they are facing limited cruising range. To address this limitation, we present a semi-autonomous ecological driver ... [more ▼]

Battery Electric Vehicles have high potentials for the modern transportations, however, they are facing limited cruising range. To address this limitation, we present a semi-autonomous ecological driver assistance system to regulate the velocity with energy-efficient techniques. The main contribution of this paper is the design of a real-time nonlinear receding horizon optimal controller to plan the online cost-effective cruising velocity. Instead of conventional L2-norms, a deadzone-quadratic penalty function for the nonlinear model predictive controller is proposed. Obtained field experimental results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed method for a semi-autonomous electric vehicle in terms of real-time energy-efficient velocity regulation and constraints satisfaction. [less ▲]

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See detailDealing with interfaces in partitioned model order reduction for application to nonlinear problems
Goury, Olivier; Kerfriden, Pierre; Bordas, Stéphane UL

Scientific Conference (2013)

We propose a reduced order modelling technique based on a partitioning of the domain of study in the context of para- metric nonlinear problems. A formulation of the reduction of the displacement and of ... [more ▼]

We propose a reduced order modelling technique based on a partitioning of the domain of study in the context of para- metric nonlinear problems. A formulation of the reduction of the displacement and of the interface tractions linking subdomains to each others will be performed in a FETI context. [less ▲]

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See detailDealing with requirements: Influences on Idea Generation in the Early Stages of Product Development
Gericke, Kilian UL; Schmidt-Kretschmer, Michael; Blessing, Lucienne UL

in Proceedings of DTRS7: Design Meeting Protocols (2007)

This paper aims at identifying factors which influence the number of ideas generated during a brainstorming meeting as part of an industrial mechanical engineering design project. A framework for ... [more ▼]

This paper aims at identifying factors which influence the number of ideas generated during a brainstorming meeting as part of an industrial mechanical engineering design project. A framework for describing groups of influencing factors and their relationships is used. As a result of an explorative, comparative protocol analysis of two design meetings the influence of some factors is described e.g. the formulation of the design task description and the sequence of the process steps. [less ▲]

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See detailDecentralised minimal-time consensus
Yuan, Y.; Stan, G.-B.; Barahona, M. et al

in The proceedings of the 2011 50th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference (CDC-ECC) (2011)

This study considers the discrete-time dynamics of a network of agents that exchange information according to the nearest-neighbour protocol under which all agents are guaranteed to reach consensus ... [more ▼]

This study considers the discrete-time dynamics of a network of agents that exchange information according to the nearest-neighbour protocol under which all agents are guaranteed to reach consensus asymptotically. We present a fully decentralised algorithm that allows any agent to compute the consensus value of the whole network in finite time using only the minimal number of successive values of its own history. We show that this minimal number of steps is related to a Jordan block decomposition of the network dynamics and present an algorithm to obtain the minimal number of steps in question by checking a rank condition on a Hankel matrix of the local observations. Furthermore, we prove that the minimal number of steps is related to other algebraic and graph theoretical notions that can be directly computed from the Laplacian matrix of the graph and from the underlying graph topology. [less ▲]

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See detailDecentralised minimal-time dynamic consensus
Yuan, Y.; Liu, J.; Murray, R. M. et al

in The proceedings of the 2012 American Control Conference (ACC) (2012)

This paper considers a group of agents that aim to reach an agreement on individually measured time-varying signals by local communication. In contrast to static network averaging problem, the consensus ... [more ▼]

This paper considers a group of agents that aim to reach an agreement on individually measured time-varying signals by local communication. In contrast to static network averaging problem, the consensus we mean in this paper is reached in a dynamic sense. A discrete-time dynamic average consensus protocol can be designed to allow all the agents tracking the average of their reference inputs asymptotically. We propose a minimal-time dynamic consensus algorithm, which only utilises minimal number of local observations of randomly picked node in a network to compute the final consensus signal. Our results illustrate that with memory and computational ability, the running time of distributed averaging algorithms can be indeed improved dramatically using local information as suggested by Olshevsky and Tsitsiklis. [less ▲]

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See detailDecentralised minimum-time consensus
Yuan, Ye; Stan, Guy-Bart; Shi, Ling et al

in Automatica (2013), 49(5), 1227-1235

We consider the discrete-time dynamics of a network of agents that exchange information according to a nearest-neighbour protocol under which all agents are guaranteed to reach consensus asymptotically ... [more ▼]

We consider the discrete-time dynamics of a network of agents that exchange information according to a nearest-neighbour protocol under which all agents are guaranteed to reach consensus asymptotically. We present a fully decentralised algorithm that allows any agent to compute the final consensus value of the whole network in finite time using the minimum number of successive values of its own state history. We show that the minimum number of steps is related to a Jordan block decomposition of the network dynamics, and present an algorithm to compute the final consensus value in the minimum number of steps by checking a rank condition of a Hankel matrix of local observations. Furthermore, we prove that the minimum number of steps is related to graph theoretical notions that can be directly computed from the Laplacian matrix of the graph and from the minimum external equitable partition. [less ▲]

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See detailDecentralized final value theorem for discrete-time LTI systems with application to minimal time distributed consensus
Yuan, Y.; Stan, G. B. V.; Shi, L. et al

in The proceedings of the Joint 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and 28th Chinese Control Conference (2009)

In this study, we consider an unknown discrete-time, linear time-invariant, autonomous system and characterise, the minimal number of discrete-time steps necessary to compute the asymptotic final value of ... [more ▼]

In this study, we consider an unknown discrete-time, linear time-invariant, autonomous system and characterise, the minimal number of discrete-time steps necessary to compute the asymptotic final value of a state. The results presented in this paper have a direct link with the celebrated final value theorem. We apply these results to the design of an algorithm for minimal-time distributed consensus and illustrate the results on an example. [less ▲]

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See detailDecompositions of the optimal dispatching problem of electric and electric-hybrid buses with energy constraints for Luxembourg City
Picarelli, Erika; Rinaldi, Marco UL; Viti, Francesco UL et al

Scientific Conference (2018, September)

We are a team of engineers working on a concrete project of Mobility in Luxembourg. We want to solve the problem of optimally determining the sequence of electric and hybrid electric buses, considering ... [more ▼]

We are a team of engineers working on a concrete project of Mobility in Luxembourg. We want to solve the problem of optimally determining the sequence of electric and hybrid electric buses, considering both service constraints (schedule adherence) and energy constraints (electric bus charging status, bus recharging scheduling in capacitated facilities) and at the same time ensure a high level of quality of service for the user satisfaction. The problem is formulated as a Mixed Integer Linear Program, with the objective of minimizing the total operational cost for the bus lines in question. System dynamics are captured by twenty sets of constraints, ranging from scheduling adherence to discharge-recharge dynamics. Individual operational costs at the bus level (cost of running an electric / non-electric bus per km, cost of recharging) and at the trip level (penalty due to failed schedule adherence) are fully parametrised, allowing for extensive sensitivity analysis. We investigate a real-life case study based in the city of Luxembourg, where the objective is to reach the all-electric mode for principal urban buses network. Through the model we investigate: the minimum amount of electric buses necessary to perform a day’s schedule for two currently partially electrified lines, without resorting to conventional internal combustion alternatives; the impact of electrifying two additional lines, specifically considering the trade-offs related to either adding new buses or new charging stations at the bus terminal. Finally, we studied how to best decompose the overall problem in several smaller problems, to be able to solve also realistic scenarios and using large real data sets from the Mobility Data owner of Luxembourg. We analysed and compared two kinds of decomposition: a bus line-based decomposition, and a time-based decomposition. [less ▲]

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