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See detailAn experimental study of the autonomous visual target tracking algorithms for small unmanned aerial vehicles
Kemsaram, Narsimlu UL; Kanth, T. V. Rajini; Guntupalli, Devendra Rao

in 1st International Conference on Rough Sets and Knowledge Technologies 2014 (ICRSKT 2014), Hyderabad, India, 10-11 November 2014 (2014)

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See detailEnhanced emotional regulation after provocation through stress- the influence of acute stress and provocation on affective picture processing: an event-related potential study
Dierolf, Angelika UL; Fechtner, Julia; Rapoport, Olja et al

Poster (2014)

The stress hormone cortisol has been identified as an important factor promoting aggression. Taken by itself, cortisol and aggression have been shown to alter the processing of social relevant information ... [more ▼]

The stress hormone cortisol has been identified as an important factor promoting aggression. Taken by itself, cortisol and aggression have been shown to alter the processing of social relevant information, the latter being crucial in the development of a vicious cycle of violence. However, the mutual influence of cortisol and aggression on information processing has hardly been examined, even though this might provide insight into the underlying mechanisms of the escalation and the persistence of aggressive behavior, once it has begun. Thus, the present study investigated the effect of stress-induced rise in cortisol and provoked aggression on affective picture processing. 71 subjects were randomly assigned to a stress or a control condition and were either highly or mildly provoked during the subsequent Taylor Aggression Paradigm. Next, 144 pictures with positive, negative or aggressive content were presented. Meanwhile the EEG was recorded and acute levels of salivary cortisol were collected. Results revealed that cortisol and provocation jointly altered especially later event-related components (P300, slow waves), albeit in opposite direction. While high provocation resulted in overall enhanced amplitudes in the control group, it led to reduced amplitudes to all affective pictures in subjects with stress-induced increase of cortisol levels, indicating a general emotional regulation. These results suggest that adaptive controlling mechanisms are activated to face the mutual impact of stress and provocation, underlining the impact of cortisol in the context of aggression. [less ▲]

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See detailTrademark families: characteristics and market values
Block, Jörn; Fisch, Christian UL; Sandner, Philipp

in Journal of Brand Management (2014), 21(1), 150-170

Research shows that financial markets value trademarks. Often, a firm’s trademarks can be decomposed into groups of related trademarks (trademark families). This study identifies different types of ... [more ▼]

Research shows that financial markets value trademarks. Often, a firm’s trademarks can be decomposed into groups of related trademarks (trademark families). This study identifies different types of trademark families and analyzes their respective effects on the market values of large, publicly listed firms. The results show that financial markets value only those trademarks that develop existing brands, while they do not value the creation of new trademarks. The implications of the results for corporate intellectual property and brand management are discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailLes modifications territoriales dans la Grande Région SaarLorLux du Congrès de Vienne à aujourd hui
Back, Claude; Helfer, Malte UL; Pauly, Michel UL et al

E-print/Working paper (2014)

The territorial changes of the Greater Region since 1815 are presented in ten maps. The timeline map shows the territorial situation in a defined year from 1815 onwards (if the map does not appear after a ... [more ▼]

The territorial changes of the Greater Region since 1815 are presented in ten maps. The timeline map shows the territorial situation in a defined year from 1815 onwards (if the map does not appear after a few seconds, it might be necessary to reload the page). After activating the timeline you can choose a year (set both controllers to the same year). In addition it is possible to let the map run through the time like a video. The map can be zoomed in and out, and you can access relevant information by clicking on a territory. [less ▲]

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See detailLe tourisme dans la Grande Région SaarLorLux
Wöltering, Florian; Caruso, Geoffrey UL; Helfer, Malte UL et al

E-print/Working paper (2014)

The tourism structure of the Greater Region is very heterogeneous and cannot be referred to a single common destination. Rather, it consists of different destinations, which are presented in this article ... [more ▼]

The tourism structure of the Greater Region is very heterogeneous and cannot be referred to a single common destination. Rather, it consists of different destinations, which are presented in this article, regardless of borders and oriented exclusively according to geographical data. The map shows the number of tourist nights in the tourism regions according to the different types of accommodation in 2007. The presentation of the tourism intensity (overnight stays per 1,000 inhabitants) explains the relative weight of tourism in the different regions. [less ▲]

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See detailTravailleurs frontaliers dans la Grande Région SaarLorLux (1998-2008)
Wille, Christian UL; Caruso, Geoffrey UL; Helfer, Malte UL et al

E-print/Working paper (2014)

With 201,785 cross-border employees, the Grande Région has a quarter of the cross-border workers in the 27 EU countries. 73% of cross-border commuters in the Grande Région work in Luxembourg, where they ... [more ▼]

With 201,785 cross-border employees, the Grande Région has a quarter of the cross-border workers in the 27 EU countries. 73% of cross-border commuters in the Grande Région work in Luxembourg, where they account for 44% of the local workforce - a trend that is still rising. Half of them come from France and about a quarter from Belgium or Germany. 14% of cross-border commuters in the Greater Region work in Wallonia, almost all of them from France. Finally, Saarland is the third largest employer of cross-border workers, with almost 10% of border workers in the Greater Region. Among the "French" workers coming to work in Saarland, however, there is a third of atypical cross-border workers, i.e. Germans who live in Lorraine and work in Saarland. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Value of Information Exchange in Electric Vehicle Charging
Fridgen, Gilbert UL; Mette, Philipp; Thimmel, Markus

in 35th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) (2014)

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See detailToward Real Options Analysis of IS-Enabled Flexibility in Electricity Demand
Fridgen, Gilbert UL; Häfner, Lukas; König, Christian et al

in 35th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) (2014)

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See detailThe By-Product Effect on Metal Markets : New Insights to the Price Behavior of Minor Metals
Afflerbach, Patrick; Fridgen, Gilbert UL; Keller, Robert et al

in Resources Policy (2014), 42(1), 35--44

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See detailMOULD Cultures of Assembly
Miessen, Markus UL

Book published by Mould Press (2014)

Working in collaboration with Mould for us at Studio Miessen has been an intense pleasure, but also a challenge. Not because we did not enjoy the process of working with one another, but rather because of ... [more ▼]

Working in collaboration with Mould for us at Studio Miessen has been an intense pleasure, but also a challenge. Not because we did not enjoy the process of working with one another, but rather because of the potential difficulties of dealing with a luxurious problem: to be granted carte blanche can be a very intimidating experience. The way in which we dealt with this was to throw ourselves into one of the research subjects that we have been working on for some time now, Cultures of Assembly. Mould offered us to develop some- thing that in the context of any other publication would be highly difficult. Being granted total freedom as for the conception of our own issue – which would also happen to be the very first issue
of Mould to go into print – we attempted to use the open and flexible structure that was made available to us in order to explore it as a space for dialogue and investigation, commissioning writing and observations that would bastardize our own understanding and per- ception of the subject. We explored a post-disciplinary approach to the subject that contains both contaminations as well as heteroge- neous bastardizations of the term. In order to investigate, interpret and speculate on the complexity of contemporary culture in the con- text of Cultures of Assembly, we imagined the vessel of this publica- tion as an archive-in-the-making of our current thinking in terms of the subject. Mould’s conceptual framework of print and tracing formed the start- ing point of this investigation. To curate a publication based on the premise of no structural or historic demands or prerequisites for us turned into a playful analysis of our own thinking and, hence, our own form(s) of (studio) production. In this sense, this issue should not be read as a closed book, but rather as a vessel in motion, an ad hoc production of frozen thought. [less ▲]

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See detailKoszmar partycypacji
Miessen, Markus UL; Choptiany, Michal

Book published by Fundacja Bęc Zmiana (2014)

Nie ma tutaj porad, jak przebudować miasto ani nawet – jak to bywa w publikacjach Rema Koolhaasa czy Roberta Venturiego – jak je lepiej zrozumieć. Nie jest to książka o tym, co robić, ale o tym, czego ... [more ▼]

Nie ma tutaj porad, jak przebudować miasto ani nawet – jak to bywa w publikacjach Rema Koolhaasa czy Roberta Venturiego – jak je lepiej zrozumieć. Nie jest to książka o tym, co robić, ale o tym, czego unikać. Nie stanowi ona katalogu dobrych praktyk, jest raczej przewodnikiem po polu minowym. Miessen zaprasza na swoisty seans terapeutyczny, abyśmy sobie uświadomili, jak sami się oszukujemy i pozbawiamy zdolności do działania na rzecz realnej, a nie fasadowej zmiany. To książka szczególna. Autor mówi wprost to, co wielu z nas podskórnie przeczuwa: jesteśmy wciągani do współudziału w wielkiej ściemie. Pokazuje, jak zupełnie niepostrzeżenie pewien ideał przerodził się we własną karykaturę. Dlatego książka ta powinna zostać w Polsce starannie przeczytana. Potem można, a nawet należy się z nią rozstać. Ale trzeba zrobić to z właściwych powodów. (Z przedmowy Kacpra Pobłockiego) Translated by : Michał Choptiany [less ▲]

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See detailLa Pesadilla de la Participación
Miessen, Markus UL; Hernández Veliz, Alba

Book published by dpr-barcelona (2014)

Finalist of the section Thought and Critique of the FAD awards 2015. Edición en castellano del libro The Nightmare of Participation [Crossbench Praxis as a Mode of Criticality]. Sternberg Press, 2010. En ... [more ▼]

Finalist of the section Thought and Critique of the FAD awards 2015. Edición en castellano del libro The Nightmare of Participation [Crossbench Praxis as a Mode of Criticality]. Sternberg Press, 2010. En línea con el estado de la profesión en los tiempos que corren, este libro cierra la trilogía sobre “Participación”, con la que Miessen reclama la figura del “outsider desinteresado” alguien no sujeto a los protocolos existentes y que se anima a lanzar propuestas solamente armado de su inteligencia creativa y la voluntad de generar un cambio en su entorno. Miessen propone una forma urgente de participación que traspase el consenso político interesado e inefectivo. Un agente de conflictos constructivos, que refresque los campos del conocimiento con una nueva mirada... A veces, "la democracia" tiene que ser evitada a toda costa. [less ▲]

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See detailL’incubo della partecipazione
Miessen, Markus UL; Latronico, Vincenzo

Book published by Archive Books (2014)

Italian Translation of The Nightmare of Participation Welcome to Harmonistan! Berlin-based architect/writer Markus Miessen tackles the pervasive contemporary overuse of the concept of ''participation'' in ... [more ▼]

Italian Translation of The Nightmare of Participation Welcome to Harmonistan! Berlin-based architect/writer Markus Miessen tackles the pervasive contemporary overuse of the concept of ''participation'' in the final part of his paradigm-changing trilogy. Supported by a nostalgic veneer of worthiness, phony solidarity and political correctness, participation has become the default of politicians withdrawing from responsibility. Miessen argues for an urgent inversion of participation, reflecting cogently on the limits and traps of its real motivations. He dreads breeding the next generation of facilitators and mediators, insisting on conflict as an enabling, instead of disabling, force. With refreshing candor, this internationally known architect and professor outlines a format for acting as uninvited irritant, forcing entry into fields of knowledge that arguably benefit from exterior thinking. Sometimes, Miessen writes, democracy has to be avoided at all costs! [less ▲]

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See detailMARK VON SCHLEGELL Ickles, Etc.
Miessen, Markus UL; Hirsch, Nikolaus

Book published by Sternberg Press (2014)

It’s the late twenty-first century. Technological, environmental, and social catastrophes have changed the meanings of culture, nature, and landscape forever. But in what remains of the international ... [more ▼]

It’s the late twenty-first century. Technological, environmental, and social catastrophes have changed the meanings of culture, nature, and landscape forever. But in what remains of the international urban scene, architecture still refuses to admit it hasn’t been modern since the early twentieth century. Enter Ickles, Etc. Helming Los Angeles’s most misunderstood info-architecture practice is Henries Ickles, “the man without self-concept.” Time and again Ickles offers practical solutions to the most impenetrable theoretical entanglements of art, architecture, and science in the 2090s. In the fifth book in the Critical Spatial Practice series, Mark von Schlegell’s fusion of theory and fiction puts the SF back in notions of “speculative aesthetics.” A collection of interconnected comical sci-fi stories written for various exhibitions, Ickles, Etc. explores the future of architectural practice in light of developments in climatology, quasicrystalography, hyper-contemporary art, time travel, and the EGONET. Occupying New Los Angeles, visiting the Danish Expansion, Nieuw Nieuw Amsterdam, and 1970s St. Louis, the practice finds selves embroiled in very spicy mustards indeed, redefining info- architecture and jettisoning the burdensome “self-concept” of the Western tradition in the process. Just don’t expect a visit to the ruins of Disney Hall! [less ▲]

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See detailKELLER EASTERLING Subtraction
Miessen, Markus UL; Hirsch, Nikolaus

Book published by Sternberg Press (2014)

Unbuilding is the other half of building. Buildings, treated as currency, rapidly inflate and deflate in volatile financial markets. Cities expand and shrink; whether through the violence of planning ... [more ▼]

Unbuilding is the other half of building. Buildings, treated as currency, rapidly inflate and deflate in volatile financial markets. Cities expand and shrink; whether through the violence of planning utopias or war, they are also targets of urbicide. Repeatable spatial products quickly make new construction obsolete; the powerful bulldoze the disenfranchised; buildings can radiate negative real estate values and cause their surroundings to topple to the ground. Demolition has even become a spectacular entertainment. Keller Easterling’s volume in the Critical Spatial Practice series analyzes the urgency of building subtraction. Often treated as failure or loss, subtraction—when accepted as part of an exchange—can be growth. All over the world, sprawl and overdevelopment have attracted distended or failed markets and exhausted special landscapes. However, in failure, buildings can create their own alternative markets of durable spatial variables that can be managed and traded by citizens and cities rather than the global financial industry. These ebbs and flows—the appearance and disappearance of building—can be designed. Architects—trained to make the building machine lurch forward—may know something about how to put it into reverse. [less ▲]

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