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  • Jägerbrand, Annika K.
    Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut, Miljö och trafikanalys, MTA.
    Träds inverkan på belysningseffekt på gång- och cykelvägar2011Rapport (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [sv]

    Träd och vegetation i gatumiljö är viktiga komponenter i urbana områden och ökar miljökvalitén i städer.Syftet med projektet var att kvantifiera hur stor andel av belysningseffekten som bortgår på gång- ochcykelvägar på grund av skuggning av träd för att kunna ge rekommendationer om skötsel för minimaltljusbortfall. Effekt på belysningsstyrka undersöktes på 17 platser med trädskugga och två platser utanskugga. Mått på skuggning var trädintrång och trädarea över GC-väg och förändringar i form av R/FRsom är ett mått på hur växtvävnad påverkar spektralfördelningen.Resultaten visar att all typ av utstickande, skuggande vegetation i GC-vägens område har en potentielltblockerande effekt på belysningsstyrka och att effekten ökar ju mer trädintrång som finns. Trädintrångorsakade en reduktion av belysningsnivåerna med mellan 27–77 % och alla undersökta skuggadevägavsnitt hamnade därför under sin ursprungliga belysningsklass. Nuvarande riktlinjer för fri höjd övergång- och cykelbanor och körbanor verkar därför inte vara tillräckliga för att förhindra skuggningseffekterav träd nattetid då den fria höjden bör vara åtminstone lika hög som stolphöjden för att undvikaatt trädintrång orsakar ljusbortfall.

  • Alatalo, Juha M.
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet, Växtekologi och evolution.
    Little, Chelsea J.
    Uppsala universitet, Växtekologi och evolution.
    Jägerbrand, Annika K.
    Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut, Samhälle, miljö och transporter, SAMT, Miljö, MILJÖ.
    Molau, Ulf
    Vascular plant abundance and diversity in an alpine heath under observed and simulated global change2015Inngår i: Scientific Reports, ISSN 2045-2322, E-ISSN 2045-2322, Vol. 5, artikkel-id 10197Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Global change is predicted to cause shifts in species distributions and biodiversity in arctic tundra. We applied factorial warming and nutrient manipulation to a nutrient and species poor alpine/arctic heath community for seven years. Vascular plant abundance in control plots increased by 31%. There were also notable changes in cover in the nutrient and combined nutrient and warming treatments, with deciduous and evergreen shrubs declining, grasses overgrowing these plots. Sedge abundance initially increased significantly with nutrient amendment and then declined, going below initial values in the combined nutrient and warming treatment. Nutrient addition resulted in a change in dominance hierarchy from deciduous shrubs to grasses. We found significant declines in vascular plant diversity and evenness in the warming treatment and a decline in diversity in the combined warming and nutrient addition treatment, while nutrient addition caused a decline in species richness. The results give some experimental support that species poor plant communities with low diversity may be more vulnerable to loss of species diversity than communities with higher initial diversity. The projected increase in nutrient deposition and warming may therefore have negative impacts on ecosystem processes, functioning and services due to loss of species diversity in an already impoverished environment.

  • Ahmad, Waqas
    et al.
    Mittuniversitetet, Fakulteten för naturvetenskap, teknik och medier, Avdelningen för informationssystem och -teknologi.
    Palmieri, Luca
    Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel, Germany.
    Koch, Reinhard
    Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel, Germany.
    Sjöström, Mårten
    Mittuniversitetet, Fakulteten för naturvetenskap, teknik och medier, Avdelningen för informationssystem och -teknologi.
    Matching Light Field Datasets From Plenoptic Cameras 1.0 And 2.02018Inngår i: Proceedings of the 2018 3DTV Conference, 2018Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The capturing of angular and spatial information of the scene using single camera is made possible by new emerging technology referred to as plenoptic camera. Both angular and spatial information, enable various post-processing applications, e.g. refocusing, synthetic aperture, super-resolution, and 3D scene reconstruction. In the past, multiple traditional cameras were used to capture the angular and spatial information of the scene. However, recently with the advancement in optical technology, plenoptic cameras have been introduced to capture the scene information. In a plenoptic camera, a lenslet array is placed between the main lens and the image sensor that allows multiplexing of the spatial and angular information onto a single image, also referred to as plenoptic image. The placement of the lenslet array relative to the main lens and the image sensor, results in two different optical design sof a plenoptic camera, also referred to as plenoptic 1.0 and plenoptic 2.0. In this work, we present a novel dataset captured with plenoptic 1.0 (Lytro Illum) and plenoptic 2.0(Raytrix R29) cameras for the same scenes under the same conditions. The dataset provides the benchmark contents for various research and development activities for plenoptic images.

  • Gren-Eklund, Gunilla
    Uppsala universitet, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Språkvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för lingvistik och filologi.
    A Study of Nominal Sentences in the Oldest Upaniṣads1978Doktoravhandling, monografi (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • Mazorchuk, Volodymyr
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Matematisk-datavetenskapliga sektionen, Matematiska institutionen.
    Zhao, Kaiming
    Wilfrid Laurier Univ, Dept Math, Waterloo, ON N2L 3C5, Canada.;Hebei Normal Teachers Univ, Coll Math & Informat Sci, Shijiazhuang 050016, Hebei, Peoples R China..
    Graded simple Lie algebras and graded simple representations2018Inngår i: Manuscripta mathematica, ISSN 0025-2611, E-ISSN 1432-1785, Vol. 156, nr 1-2, s. 215-240Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Let Q be an abelian group and a field. We prove that any Q-graded simple Lie algebra over is isomorphic to a loop algebra in case has a primitive root of unity of order |Q|, if Q is finite, or is algebraically closed and (as cardinals). For Q-graded simple modules over any Q-graded Lie algebra , we propose a similar construction of all Q-graded simple modules over any Q-graded Lie algebra over starting from nonextendable gradings of simple -modules. We prove that any Q-graded simple module over is isomorphic to a loop module in case has a primitive root of unity of order |Q| if Q is finite, or is algebraically closed and as above. The isomorphism problem for simple graded modules constructed in this way remains open. For finite-dimensional Q-graded semisimple algebras we obtain a graded analogue of the Weyl Theorem.

  • Disputas: 2018-09-12 10:15 E22, Visby
    Simisiroglou, Nikolaos
    Uppsala universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Geovetenskapliga sektionen, Institutionen för geovetenskaper, Luft-, vatten och landskapslära.
    Wind power wake modelling: Development and application of an actuator disc method for industrial utilization.2018Doktoravhandling, med artikler (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    As a wind turbine extracts energy from the wind it creates a region downstream where the wind velocity is decreased and the urbulence intensity is increased, this region is commonly called the wake region. Today’s wind farms include a large number of wind turbines position in tight layouts. These tight layouts result in increased power losses due to wakes, rendering accurate wind turbine wake modelling crucial in developing cost effective projects.

    The primary aim of this study is to create a method capable of conducting full-scale wind farm wake computations accurately in a time efficient manner by taking into account the computational resources and data availability of a typical industrial user. As a first step of this study, an actuator disc (ACD) method (old ACD) used within WindSim, is evaluated against power production data from the Lillgrund offshore wind. This study is followed by the development of a new ACD method. The new ACD method differs from the previous ACD method in terms of how the thrust distribution and the power production is calculated. A series of validation studies are performed on this newly introduced ACD method. These consist of validating the method against two cases with known analytical solutions, the research code EllipSys3D which uses Large Eddy Simulation (LES) based computations with an ACD approach and three differentwind tunnel set–ups. Lastly, a comparative analysis of the two ACD methods (old and new) and two analytical wake models is done using wind turbine power production data from Lillgrund.

    Results from the validation studies show that this new ACD method is able to predict the overall behaviour of the flow with low computational effort while also taking into account the availability of data for a typical industrial user. One may say that the new ACD method in RANS, which has much lower computational requirements than the ACD method in LES at the cost of lower accuracy, represents a good compromise. Lastly, the results from the new ACD method show a clear improvement in the estimated power production for the Lillgrund wind farm in comparison to the old ACD method.

  • Wistrand-Yuen, Erik
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för medicinsk biokemi och mikrobiologi.
    Knopp, Michael
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för medicinsk biokemi och mikrobiologi.
    Hjort, Karin
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för medicinsk biokemi och mikrobiologi.
    Koskiniemi, Sanna
    Uppsala universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Biologiska sektionen, Institutionen för cell- och molekylärbiologi, Mikrobiologi.
    Berg, Otto G.
    Uppsala universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Biologiska sektionen, Institutionen för cell- och molekylärbiologi, Molekylär systembiologi.
    Andersson, Dan I.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för medicinsk biokemi och mikrobiologi.
    Evolution of high-level resistance during low-level antibiotic exposure2018Inngår i: Nature Communications, ISSN 2041-1723, E-ISSN 2041-1723, Vol. 9, nr 1, artikkel-id 1599Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    It has become increasingly clear that low levels of antibiotics present in many environments can select for resistant bacteria, yet the evolutionary pathways for resistance development during exposure to low amounts of antibiotics remain poorly defined. Here we show that Salmonella enterica exposed to sub-MIC levels of streptomycin evolved high-level resistance via novel mechanisms that are different from those observed during lethal selections. During lethal selection only rpsL mutations are found, whereas at sub-MIC selection resistance is generated by several small-effect resistance mutations that combined confer high-level resistance via three different mechanisms: (i) alteration of the ribosomal RNA target (gidB mutations), (ii) reduction in aminoglycoside uptake (cyoB, nuoG, and trkH mutations), and (iii) induction of the aminoglycoside-modifying enzyme AadA (znuA mutations). These results demonstrate how the strength of the selective pressure influences evolutionary trajectories and that even weak selective pressures can cause evolution of high-level resistance.

  • Gustafsson, Tomas
    et al.
    Utförare miljöövervakning, Forskningsinstitut, IVL Svenska Miljöinstitutet AB. SCB.
    Jerksjö, Martin
    Utförare miljöövervakning, Forskningsinstitut, IVL Svenska Miljöinstitutet AB.
    Prognoser för emissioner till luft till år 2030: Dokumentation av antaganden för prognostiserade väg-trafikpartiklar från icke bränslerelaterade källor samt emissioner från industriprocesser, lösningsmedelsan-vändning och fluorerade gaser2011Rapport (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • Du, Yaqiong
    et al.
    Department of Humanities and Law, Northeastern University, Shenyang, China.
    Nygren, Lennart
    Umeå universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för socialt arbete.
    Interventions of Chinese nonprofit charitable organizations in the rescue of children in difficulty2018Inngår i: Social Sciences, ISSN 2076-0760, E-ISSN 2076-0760, Vol. 7, nr 97, s. 1-13Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    In June 2016, China promulgated the “Opinions of the State Council on Strengthening the Work of Rescuing Children in Difficulty”, which broadened the coverage of child welfare in China. The document clearly encourages and supports the participation of nonprofit charitable organizations in improving and complementing the public support system for children living in difficulty. This paper reports an assessment study of the relief program for children with congenital heart disease, which was launched by the Red Cross in L Province. Semi-structured face-to-face interviews with six Red Cross employees and 10 parents of stricken families, and telephone interviews with 66 recipient families, were carried out. Additionally, a review of a large number of background documents was analyzed to assess interventions by social organizations in the rescue of children in difficulty. The project was shown to reduce poverty and improve medical treatment for children with congenital heart disease. The role of nonprofit charitable organizations in relation to the child protection system can be characterized as “leak-filling”.

  • Juvonen, Päivi
    Stockholms universitet, Humanistiska fakulteten, Institutionen för språkdidaktik.
    Projekt nyanländ!: En rapport om användningen av extra digitala lärresurser vid undervisning av nyanlända elever på åk 7–9 och gymnasiet i Nacka kommun2017Rapport (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med Projekt Nyanländ har varit att pröva om nya digitala verktyg i undervisningen kan ge bättre förutsättningar för nyanlända elever att tillgodogöra sig ämneskunskaper och att snabbare lär sig svenska.

    Målgruppen var nyanlända elever i någon av årskurserna 7-9 eller gymnasieskolan, det vill säga elever som anlänt sent under skoltiden till Sverige och som därför står inför utmaningen att klara skolans kunskapskrav trots att de enbart har fyra år eller mindre tid i svensk skola bakom sig.

    Projektet startade i februari 2016 och var öppet för skolor med nyanlända elever i årskurserna 7-9 och gymnasieskolan, under förutsättning att rektor anmälde till utbildningsenheten att skolan önskade delta.

    Rektorer vid nio skolor – sex grundskolor och tre gymnasieskolor – meddelade inför starten 2016 att deras skola skulle delta i projektet. Två av de sex grundskolorna är kommunala och övriga fristående. En av de tre gymnasieskolorna är kommunal och två är fristående. Ytterligare en kommunal grundskola tillkom i oktober 2016 och en kommunal gymnasieskola i september 2017.

  • Airey, John
    Uppsala universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Fysiska sektionen, Institutionen för fysik och astronomi, Fysikundervisningens didaktik. Stockholm University.
    A Social Semiotic Approach to Teaching and Learning Science2018Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    A social semiotic approach to teaching and learning science.

    In this presentation I will discuss the application of social semiotics to the teaching and learning of university science. Science disciplines leverage a wide range of semiotic resources such as graphs, diagrams, mathematical representations, hands on work with apparatus, language, gestures etc. In my work I study how students learn to integrate these resources to do physics and what teachers can do to help them in this process. Over the years, a number of theoretical constructs have been developed within the Physics Education Research Group in Uppsala to help us to better understand the different roles semiotic resources play in learning university physics. In this presentation I will explain some of these terms and give examples of their usefulness for teasing out how learning is taking place.

    References

    Airey, J. (2006). Physics Students' Experiences of the Disciplinary Discourse Encountered in Lectures in English and Swedish. Licentiate Thesis. Uppsala, Sweden: Department of Physics, Uppsala University., 

    Airey J. (2009). Science, Language and Literacy. Case Studies of Learning in Swedish University Physics. Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis. Uppsala Dissertations from the Faculty of Science and Technology 81. Uppsala  Retrieved 2009-04-27, from             http://publications.uu.se/theses/abstract.xsql?dbid=9547

    Airey, J. (2014) resresentations in Undergraduate Physics. Docent lecture, Ångström Laboratory, 9th June 2014 From http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-226598

    Airey, J. (2015). Social Semiotics in Higher Education: Examples from teaching and learning in undergraduate physics In: SACF  Singapore-Sweden Excellence Seminars, Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research in Higher Education (STINT) , 2015 (pp. 103). urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-266049. 

    Airey, J. & Linder, C. (2015) Social Semiotics in Physics Education: Leveraging critical constellations of disciplinary representations ESERA 2015 From http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn%3Anbn%3Ase%3Auu%3Adiva-260209

    Airey, J., & Linder, C. (2009). "A disciplinary discourse perspective on university science learning: Achieving fluency in a critical constellation of modes." Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 46(1), 27-49.

    Airey, J. & Linder, C. (2017) Social Semiotics in Physics Education : Multiple Representations in Physics Education Springer 

    Airey, J., & Eriksson, U. (2014). A semiotic analysis of the disciplinary affordances of the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram in astronomy. Paper presented at the The 5th International 360 conference: Encompassing the multimodality of knowledge, Aarhus, Denmark. 

    Airey, J., Eriksson, U., Fredlund, T., and Linder, C. (2014). "The concept of disciplinary affordance"The 5th International 360  conference: Encompassing the multimodality of knowledge. City: Aarhus University: Aarhus, Denmark, pp. 20.

    Eriksson, U. (2015) Reading the Sky: From Starspots to Spotting Stars Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis.

    Eriksson, U., Linder, C., Airey, J., & Redfors, A. (2014). Who needs 3D when the Universe is flat? Science Education, 98(3), 412-442. 

    Eriksson, U., Linder, C., Airey, J., & Redfors, A. (2014). Introducing the anatomy of disciplinary discernment: an example from astronomy.European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2(3), 167‐182. 

    Fredlund 2015 Using a Social Semiotic Perspective to Inform the Teaching and Learning of Physics. Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis.

    Fredlund, T., Airey, J., & Linder, C. (2012). Exploring the role of physics representations: an illustrative example from students sharing knowledge about refraction. European Journal of Physics, 33, 657-666.

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    Fredlund, T., Linder, C., Airey, J., & Linder, A. (2014). Unpacking physics representations: Towards an appreciation of disciplinary affordance. Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 10(020128). 

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  • Imre, Özgün
    International and European Relations, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.
    EMU: An evaluation of the asmmetric shock problem2011Inngår i: Marmara Journal of European Studies, Vol. 19, nr 2, s. 73-92Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) has a unique set up: while the monetary policy is centralised at the Union-level, the fiscal policies are left to the member states within the limitations of the Stability and Growth Pact. The Commission argues that within time EMU would constitute an optimum currency area, and further centralisation of fiscal policies, thus, is not needed. Fiscal federalism literature, on the other hand argues that stabilisation functions should be centralised, since no individual would be able to deal with an asymmetric shock without harming another member. Therefore the fiscal policy centralisation should accompany the monetary centralisation.

    This study tries to assess whether the EMU has become more symmetric over time. By proposing a centralised insurance against asymmetric shock, and linking the trend of the stabilisation provided by the insurance scheme to the ability of EMU to absorb asymmetric shocks, the results of the study suggests that EMU has become more symmetric over time.

  • Imre, Özgün
    Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.
    Repertoires of publishing: A talk with PhD students2014Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    In the last decades, public universities and research institutions are faced with more scrutiny than before, with the self-regulation and governance of the researchers gaining more prevalence. Coupled with the accountability arguments and the use of rankings as quality measures, the university environment exerts different pressures upon scholars. This study explores how the PhD students cope with such pressures, by analysing how they justify their publishing choices. Their accounts are analysed by employing a strain of discourse analysis, namely interpretative repertoires, and analyse how through the use of these repertoires, the institutional pressures are managed and the discourses are opposed and reproduced.

  • Nygren, Thomas
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Fakulteten för utbildningsvetenskaper, Institutionen för pedagogik, didaktik och utbildningsstudier.
    Brounéus, Fredrik
    Vetenskap & Allmänhet.
    Nyhetsvärderaren: Forskarfredags massexperiment 2017: Slutrapport2018Rapport (Annet (populærvitenskap, debatt, mm))
  • Moilanen, Inka
    Stockholms universitet, Humanistiska fakulteten, Historiska institutionen. Stockholms universitet, Humanistiska fakulteten, Centrum för medeltidsstudier.
    Bishops and Pastoral Obligations: Ælfric’s Pastoral Letters and Preaching in the 11th and 12th Centuries2018Inngår i: Dominus Episcopus: Medieval Bishops between Diocese and Court / [ed] Anthony John Lappin with Elena Balzamo, Stockholm: Kungl. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien, 2018, s. 53-82Kapittel i bok, del av antologi (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • Falgas-Ravry, Victor
    et al.
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för matematik och matematisk statistik.
    Lo, Allan
    Subgraphs with large minimum ℓ-degree in hypergraphs where almost all ℓ-degrees are large2018Inngår i: The Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, ISSN 1097-1440, E-ISSN 1077-8926, Vol. 25, nr 2, artikkel-id P2.18Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Let G be an r-uniform hypergraph on n vertices such that all but at most ε(n ℓ) ℓ-subsets of vertices have degree at least p(n-ℓ r-ℓ). We show that G contains a large subgraph with high minimum ℓ-degree.

  • Disputas: 2018-09-03 14:00 De Geersalen, Geovetenskapens hus, Stockholm
    Kessel, Dany
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Nationalekonomiska institutionen.
    School Choice, School Performance and School Segregation: Institutions and Design2018Doktoravhandling, monografi (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis consists of four self-contained chapters. 

    The first chapter, Are Parents Uninformed? – The Impact of School Performance Information on School Choice Behavior and Student Assignment, is co-authored by Elsisabet Olme. We investigate the effects of school performance information on school choice behavior and student assignment. A randomly selected group of students, about to choose middle school, were provided with information about the performance of the available schools. Households that received the information became more prone to choose a top-performing school. This effect is driven by native and high-skilled households. We simulate how this change in choice behavior translates into changes in school assignment. We find that enrollment in the top-performing schools increases but the effect is muted by limited capacity. We also find that the treatment increases the gap in school performance between advantaged and disadvantaged households, decreases segregation in terms of migration background and increases segregation in terms of parental skill-level. 

    The second chapter, School Choice Priority Structures and School Segregation, is also co-authored by Elsisabet Olme. We evaluate how school segregation is affected by altering the priority structures in a school choice program. We evaluate three priority structures, one proximity-based, one lottery-based and one based on soft quotas. Using actual choice data and simulations we find that that priority structures do affect school segregation. When reserving seats for different groups, schools are less segregated compared to when using systems where priorities are based on proximity or a lottery. We find that the average costs in terms of welfare are limited but that the different priority structures benefit different subgroups. 

    In the third chapter, Debiasing the Gender Differences in Willingness to Compete – The Effects of General Information on the Gender Gap and Efficiency, I explore if informing people about the gender differences in the willingness to compete and the accompanying inefficiencies can reduce said differences and inefficiencies. In an experiment where the participants got to choose whether to compete or not, a random sample of participants were informed about the gender differences in willingness to compete and the related inefficiencies. Among those not informed, men were much more likely to compete than women. There were also significant inefficiencies from low-performing men choosing to compete and high-performing women choosing not to. The treatment reversed the gender gap and significantly reduced inefficiency. 

    The fourth chapter, The Housing Wealth Effect: Quasi-Experimental Evidence is co-authored by Roine Vestman and Björn Tyrefors Hinnerich. We exploit a quasi-experiment that occurred in Stockholm in 2007 when the contract of Stockholm's city airport was unexpectedly renewed. We estimate an immediate shock of approximately 16 percent to house prices close to the airport. This source of price variation is ideal to identify housing wealth effects since it is local and unrelated to variation in macroeconomic conditions. Using a household data set with granular geographic information on primary residence, we find an MPC on cars of less than 0.2 cents per dollar.

  • Disputas: 2018-07-04 10:00 F3, Stockholm
    Castro Flores, José Fiacro
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Energiteknik, Kraft- och värmeteknologi. IMT Atlantique (École des Mines de Nantes - EMN), Energy Systems and Environment - DSEE.
    Low-temperature based thermal micro-grids: operation and performance assessments2018Doktoravhandling, med artikler (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    Energy use in the urban environment is vital for the proper functioning of our society, and in particular, comfort heating –or cooling– is a central element of our energy system often taken for granted. Within this context, district energy systems and especially, district heating (DH) systems must evolve to adapt to the upcoming decades-long transition towards a sustainable energy system. This dissertation seeks to introduce, discuss, and assess from a techno-economic perspective the concept of low-temperature (LT) based thermal micro-grids (subnets) as active distribution thermal networks. It explores the role of the subnet at the system distribution level supervised by an active agent (DH substation), performing tasks of heat supply and demand management (storage and dispatch), as well as coordinating bidirectional flows.

     

    Here, a mixed methodological approach based on analytical simulation for the assessment of alternatives to evaluate a set of technologies is developed and discussed. This approach covers: the identification of knowledge gaps through the state-of-the-art analysis; a collection of incremental technical and/or economic performance assessments; and the analysis of a measurement data set from an existing LTDH demonstration project.

     

    Key findings of this work include: an updated and improved model of aggregated heat loads; identification of differences in load and temperature patterns for certain LT subnets; analysis of benefits and drawbacks of active substations with distributed heat sources and/or storage; and the impact on the reduction of the primary network return temperature as a consequence of the increase in the share of LT subnets, leading to lower generation and operating costs.

     

    These outcomes reveal that the integrated design and operation of the active thermal micro-grid have the potential to improve both the performance of the subnet, and that of the primary network. It further enhances the capability of the overall system to integrate unconventional and distributed heat sources together with energy efficient buildings by increasing the system’s flexibility and controllability. Active thermal distribution networks will likely become a subsequent step in the technological development of DH technologies, to address the matter of providing comfort heating in an effective and cost-efficient manner. This work advances the current DH knowledge by identifying synergies and challenges that arise with these new developments, in order for DH technology to play a key role in the future smart and sustainable energy system.

  • Kontogiorgos, Dimosthenis
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för elektroteknik och datavetenskap (EECS), Tal, musik och hörsel, TMH.
    Avramova, Vanya
    KTH.
    Alexanderson, Simon
    KTH, Skolan för elektroteknik och datavetenskap (EECS), Tal, musik och hörsel, TMH.
    Jonell, Patrik
    KTH, Skolan för elektroteknik och datavetenskap (EECS), Tal, musik och hörsel, TMH.
    Oertel, Catharine
    KTH, Skolan för elektroteknik och datavetenskap (EECS), Tal, musik och hörsel, TMH. Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland.
    Beskow, Jonas
    KTH, Tidigare Institutioner (före 2005), Tal, musik och hörsel.
    Skantze, Gabriel
    KTH, Tidigare Institutioner (före 2005), Tal, musik och hörsel.
    Gustafson, Joakim
    KTH, Tidigare Institutioner (före 2005), Tal, musik och hörsel.
    A Multimodal Corpus for Mutual Gaze and Joint Attention in Multiparty Situated Interaction2018Inngår i: Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2018), Paris, 2018, s. 119-127Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper we present a corpus of multiparty situated interaction where participants collaborated on moving virtual objects on a large touch screen. A moderator facilitated the discussion and directed the interaction. The corpus contains recordings of a variety of multimodal data, in that we captured speech, eye gaze and gesture data using a multisensory setup (wearable eye trackers, motion capture and audio/video). Furthermore, in the description of the multimodal corpus, we investigate four different types of social gaze: referential gaze, joint attention, mutual gaze and gaze aversion by both perspectives of a speaker and a listener. We annotated the groups’ object references during object manipulation tasks and analysed the group’s proportional referential eye-gaze with regards to the referent object. When investigating the distributions of gaze during and before referring expressions we could corroborate the differences in time between speakers’ and listeners’ eye gaze found in earlier studies. This corpus is of particular interest to researchers who are interested in social eye-gaze patterns in turn-taking and referring language in situated multi-party interaction.

  • Asplund, Stig-Börje
    et al.
    Karlstads universitet, Fakulteten för humaniora och samhällsvetenskap (from 2013), Institutionen för pedagogiska studier (from 2013).
    Olin-Scheller, Christina
    Karlstads universitet, Fakulteten för humaniora och samhällsvetenskap (from 2013), Institutionen för pedagogiska studier (from 2013).
    Tanner, Marie
    Karlstads universitet, Fakulteten för humaniora och samhällsvetenskap (from 2013), Institutionen för pedagogiska studier (from 2013).
    Under the teacher´s radar: Literacy practices in task-related smartphone use in the connected classroom2018Inngår i: L1-Educational Studies in Language and Literature, ISSN 1567-6617, E-ISSN 1573-1731, Vol. 18, s. 1-26Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    In this article, we explore the role of smartphones in the classroom and how they interact with teaching. Drawing on examples of literacy events, we show how the students use the smartphone as a resource to exercise power and influence in the literacy practices in which they participate in the classroom, in relation to a teaching content. These actions take place without the teachers being aware of them, and thus theseprocesses dismantle the teacher’s authority in terms of access to, and overview of, the diversity of texts that are managed by the students in the classroom. The article concludes that it is evident that digital tools in general, and smartphones in particular, change the role of the teacher and the school, and thatthe students’ design of texts places new or altered demands on students as well as teachers.

  • Appelgren, Ester
    Södertörns högskola, Institutionen för samhällsvetenskaper, Journalistik. Naturvetenskap, miljö och teknik.
    Commentary: Openness and Transparency in the Data Journalism Practice2018Inngår i: Nordicom Information, ISSN 0349-5949, Vol. 40, nr 1, s. 76-77Artikkel i tidsskrift (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • Appelgren, Ester
    Södertörns högskola, Institutionen för samhällsvetenskaper, Journalistik.
    [Book review:] Mirko Tobias Schäfer and Karin van Es (Eds.), The Datafied Society: Reviewed by Ester Appelgren2018Inngår i: International Journal of Communication, ISSN 1932-8036, E-ISSN 1932-8036, Vol. 12, s. 433-435Artikkel, omtale (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    Will the current practice of data and digital analysis harm humanities scholarship? Or will increasing access to data and easy-to-use tools for digital analysis instead strengthen the ability to critically interpret culture and contemporary life? These two perspectives permeate The Datafied Society: Studying Culture through Data, edited by Mirko Tobias Schäfer and Karin van Es.

  • Balicka-Witakowska, Ewa
    Uppsala universitet, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Språkvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för lingvistik och filologi.
    Mamas: A Cappadocian Saint in Ehtiopian Tradition1996Inngår i: ΛΕΙΜΩΝ: Studies Presented to Lennart Rydén on His Sixty-Fifth Birthday / [ed] Rosenqvist, Jan Olof, Uppsala: Uppsala universitet, 1996, s. 211-256Kapittel i bok, del av antologi (Fagfellevurdert)
  • Baumanova, Monika
    Uppsala universitet, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Historisk-filosofiska fakulteten, Institutionen för arkeologi och antik historia.
    TEMPEA technical report2018Rapport (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • Baumanova, Monika
    Uppsala universitet, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Historisk-filosofiska fakulteten, Institutionen för arkeologi och antik historia.
    TEMPEA final report2018Rapport (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • Bonarowska, Magdalena
    et al.
    Polish Acad Sci, Inst Phys Chem, Warsaw, Poland.
    Zielinski, Maciej
    Polish Acad Sci, Inst Phys Chem, Warsaw, Poland.
    Matus, Krzysztof
    Silesian Tech Univ, Inst Engn Mat & Biomat, Gliwice, Poland.
    Sá, Jacinto
    Uppsala universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Kemiska sektionen, Institutionen för kemi - Ångström, Fysikalisk kemi. Polish Acad Sci, Inst Phys Chem, Warsaw, Poland.
    Srebowata, Anna
    Polish Acad Sci, Inst Phys Chem, Warsaw, Poland.
    Influence of microwave activation on the catalytic behavior of Pd-Au/C catalysts employed in the hydrodechlorination of tetrachloromethane2018Inngår i: Reaction Kinetics, Mechanisms and Catalysis, ISSN 1878-5190, E-ISSN 1878-5204, Vol. 124, nr 1, s. 375-388Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    This work investigates the influence of activation by microwave irradiation on the catalytic properties of Pd-Au/C-Sibunit catalysts in the hydrodechlorination of CCl4. Pd and Pd-Au samples were thoroughly characterized by CO chemisorption, X-ray diffraction, TPHD and STEM, and used in gas phase hydrodechlorination of tetrachloromethane. The studies showed that homogenous Pd-Au alloys are formed more efficiently if short-time microwave activation is applied instead of conventional activation by H-2 reduction at 380 A degrees C. These catalysts show higher activity, stability and higher selectivity towards the desired products (C1-C5 hydrocarbons) than the catalysts activated by conventional reduction in 10%H-2/Ar flow.

  • Nordenskjöld, A. M.
    et al.
    Örebro Univ, Fac Med & Hlth, Dept Cardiol, Örebro, Sweden.
    Baron, Tomasz
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, centrumbildningar mm, Uppsala kliniska forskningscentrum (UCR). Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för medicinska vetenskaper.
    Eggers, Kai M.
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för medicinska vetenskaper. Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, centrumbildningar mm, Uppsala kliniska forskningscentrum (UCR).
    Jernberg, T.
    Danderyd Hosp, Karolinska Inst, Dept Clin Sci, Cardiol, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Lindahl, Bertil
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för medicinska vetenskaper, Kardiologi. Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, centrumbildningar mm, Uppsala kliniska forskningscentrum (UCR).
    Predictors of adverse outcome in patients with myocardial infarction with non-obstructive coronary artery (MINOCA) disease2018Inngår i: International Journal of Cardiology, ISSN 0167-5273, E-ISSN 1874-1754, Vol. 261, s. 18-23Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Myocardial infarction (MI) with non-obstructive coronary arteries (MINOCAs) is an increasingly recognized entity. No previous study has evaluated predictors for new major adverse cardiacvascular events (MACEs) and death in patients with MINOCA.

    Methods: We conducted an observational study of MINOCA patients recorded between July 2003 and June 2013 and followed until December 2013 for outcome events. Out of 199,163 MI admissions, 9092 consecutive unique patients with MINOCA were identified. The mean age was 65.5 years and 62% were women. MACE was defined as all-cause mortality, rehospitalization for acute MI, ischemic stroke and heart failure. Hazard ratio and 95% confidence interval (HR; 95% CI) was calculated using Cox-regression.

    Results: A total of 2147 patients (24%) experienced a new MACE and 1254 patients (14%) died during the mean follow-up of 4.5 years. Independent predictors for MACE after adjustment, were older age (1.05; 1.04–1.06), diabetes (1.44; 1.21–1.70), hypertension (1.25; 1.09–1.43), current smoking (1.38; 1.15–1.66), previous myocardial infarction (1.38; 1.04–2.82), previous stroke (1.69; 1.35–2.11), peripheral vascular disease (1.55; 1.97–2.23), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (1.63; 1.32–2.00), reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (2.00; 1.54–2.60), lower level of total cholesterol (0.88; 0.83–0.94) and higher level of creatinine (1.01; 1.00–1.03). Independent predictors for all cause death were age, current smoking, diabetes, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, previous stroke, reduced left ventricular fraction, lower level of total cholesterol and higher levels of creatinine and CRP.

    Conclusions: The clinical factors predicting new MACE and death of MINOCA patients seem to be strikingly similar to factors previously shown to predict new cardiovascular events in patients with MI and obstructive coronary artery disease.

  • Calais, Fredrik
    et al.
    Örebro Univ, Fac Hlth, Dept Cardiol, Örebro, Sweden.
    Ostman, Maja Eriksson
    Örebro Univ, Fac Hlth, Dept Cardiol, Örebro, Sweden.
    Hedberg, P
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, centrumbildningar mm, Centrum för klinisk forskning, Västerås. Västmanland Cty Hosp, Dept Clin Physiol, Västerås, Sweden.
    Karlsson, Andreas
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, centrumbildningar mm, Centrum för klinisk forskning, Västerås.
    Leppert, Jerzy
    Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, centrumbildningar mm, Centrum för klinisk forskning, Västerås.
    Fröbert, Ole
    Örebro Univ, Fac Hlth, Dept Cardiol, Örebro, Sweden.
    Incremental prognostic value of coronary and systemic atherosclerosis after myocardial infarction2018Inngår i: International Journal of Cardiology, ISSN 0167-5273, E-ISSN 1874-1754, Vol. 261, s. 6-11Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: The role of systemic atherosclerosis in myocardial infarction (MI) patients is not fully understood. We investigated the incremental prognostic value of coronary and systemic atherosclerosis after acute MI by estimating extra-cardiac artery disease (ECAD) and extent of coronary atherosclerosis.

    Methods and results: The study included 544 prospective MI patients undergoing coronary angiography. For all patients, the longitudinal coronary atherosclerotic extent, expressed as Sullivan extent score (SES) was calculated. In addition, the patients underwent non-invasive screening for ECAD in the carotid, aortic, renal and lower limb. SES was found to be associated with ECAD independent of baseline clinical parameters [adjusted odds ratio (OR) 1.04 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.02–1.06, P < 0.001]. Extensive systemic atherosclerosis, defined as the combination of extensive coronary disease (SES ≥ 17) and ECAD, was associated with higher risk for all-cause mortality compared to limited systemic atherosclerosis (SES < 17 and no ECAD) (hazard ratio [HR] 2.9 95% CI 1.9–4.5, P < 0.001, adjusted for Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events risk score parameters 1.8, 95% CI 1.1–3.0, P = 0.019). The risk for the composite endpoint of cardiovascular death or hospitalization was significantly higher in patients with extensive systemic atherosclerosis compared to patients with limited systemic atherosclerosis (HR 3.1, 95% CI 2.1–4.7, P < 0.001, adjusted HR 1.9, 95% CI 1.2–3.1, P < 0.004).

    Conclusions: Visual estimation of the longitudinal coronary atherosclerotic extent at the time of MI predicts ECAD. Coexistence of extensive coronary disease and ECAD defines a group with particularly poor prognosis after MI.

  • Torbakov, Igor
    Uppsala universitet, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutet för Rysslands- och Eurasienstudier.
    Celebrating Red October: A Story of the Ten Anniversaries of the Russian Revolution, 1927-20172018Inngår i: Scando-Slavica, ISSN 0080-6765, E-ISSN 1600-082X, Vol. 64, nr 1, s. 7-30Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    This essay seeks to shed light on how the constantly evolving Soviet system shaped and reshaped the myth of Red October and how post-Soviet ruling elites treated the memory surrounding the 1917 Russian Revolution while pursuing political ends. At the center of the analysis are the politics of history and commemorative practices of the past ten decades, with the demise of communist ideology and the breakup of the Soviet Union serving as clear rupture points. Through its focus on revolutionary jubilees, the essay traces the trajectory of attitudes towards the Revolution over the past one hundred years - from treating Red October as a foundation myth for the entire Soviet era to viewing it as an inconvenient event that does not fit easily into the essentially counter-revolutionary official narrative of contemporary Russia.

  • Reynolds, J. Eduardo
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Geovetenskapliga sektionen, Institutionen för geovetenskaper, Luft-, vatten och landskapslära. Ctr Nat Hazards & Disaster Sci CNDS, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Halldin, Sven
    Uppsala universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Geovetenskapliga sektionen, Institutionen för geovetenskaper, Luft-, vatten och landskapslära. Ctr Nat Hazards & Disaster Sci CNDS, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Seibert, Jan
    Uppsala universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Geovetenskapliga sektionen, Institutionen för geovetenskaper, Luft-, vatten och landskapslära. Stockholm Univ, Dept Phys Geog, Stockholm, Sweden;Univ Zurich, Dept Geog, Zurich, Switzerland.
    Xu, Chong-Yu
    Uppsala universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Geovetenskapliga sektionen, Institutionen för geovetenskaper, Luft-, vatten och landskapslära. Univ Oslo, Dept Geosci, Oslo, Norway.
    Definitions of climatological and discharge days: do they matter in hydrological modelling?2018Inngår i: Hydrological Sciences Journal, ISSN 0262-6667, E-ISSN 2150-3435, Vol. 63, nr 5, s. 836-844Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The performance of hydrological models is affected by uncertainty related to observed climatological and discharge data. Although the latter has been widely investigated, the effects on hydrological models from different starting times of the day have received little interest. In this study, observational data from one tropical basin were used to investigate the effects on a typical bucket-type hydrological model, the HBV, when the definitions of the climatological and discharge days are changed. An optimization procedure based on a genetic algorithm was used to assess the effects on model performance. Nash-Sutcliffe efficiencies varied considerably between day definitions, with the largest dependence on the climatological-day definition. The variation was likely caused by how storm water was assigned to one or two daily rainfall values depending on the definition of the climatological day. Hydrological models are unlikely to predict high flows accurately if rainfall intensities are reduced because of the day definition.

  • Imre, Özgün
    Linköpings universitet, Industriell ekonomi.
    Adopting Information Systems Perspectives from Small Organizations2017Doktoravhandling, med artikler (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    Why do organizations adopt information systems? Is it just because of financial reasons, of concerns for efficiency? Or is it due to external pressures, such as competitor pressure, that an organization adopts an information system?

    And, how does the adoption take place? Is it a linear process, or is the process one of  conflicts? Does a specific person govern this process, or do we have multiple parties involved? What happens if these conflicts occur among those involved? How does the organization move on and achieve a successful information system adoption?

    By investigating two organizations, one international academic journal and one South American manufacturing company, this thesis aims to investigate the whys and hows of information system adoption, and aims to contribute to the discourse on information system adoptions in small organizations – an often underrepresented segment in information system adoption literature.

    By adopting different theoretical lenses throughout the five research papers included, this body of work suggests that even when seemingly simple, information system adoptions can become rather complex. The cases reveal that the role of information systems and issues related to information system adoptions are often not well thought-out in the early days of the organization. The actors’ understandings of adoption and consequences mature and the information systems become more intertwined.

    Common use of stakeholder theory introduces general stakeholders and their interaction with the focal organization. The cases reveal that the adoption process involves multiple actors, even within what would initially appear as a stakeholder, and that those actors can be in conflict with each other. These conflicts often lead to negotiations, and the cases reveal that these negotiations are opportunities of learning; the actors engage with the information system and with each other, gaining new knowledge about the issues at hand.

    The dissertation argues that there are various social worlds in information system adoptions, and various factors – ranging from organizational structure to social norms – that often affect why and how the organization undergoes an adoption process. The multiple power relations and divergent interests of stakeholders in these adoption processes, and how information systems affect other parts of the organization, reinforce the need for a well thought-out, flexible and reflexive approach to information system adoptions.

  • Imre, Özgün
    Linköpings universitet, Industriell ekonomi.
    Adopting Information Systems in a Small Company: A Longitudinal Study2016Inngår i: Journal of Applied Economics and Business Research, ISSN 1927-033X, E-ISSN 1927-033X, Vol. 6, nr 4, s. 269-283Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    For some time there has been an increase in adoption of enterprise systems by small companies. With welldocumented potential benefits, there are a lot of reasons to adopt them. In this study however the choice to adopt smaller pieces of information systems by a small organization is investigated to provide a counter example to the integrated-solution literature. With the intention to adopt an enterprise system at the beginning, the case provides a dynamic story of a small organization and how various factors impacted on the intention and resulted in an assemblage of information systems instead. By adoption the technology-organisation-environment framework and a single case study design, the case indicates that in addition to the oft-cited factors such as organisational size and IT readiness, social norms and the characteristics of a central individual, such as the owner, play a prominent role in information systems adoption, and highlights how these factors are connected to each other.

  • Imre, Özgün
    Linköpings universitet, Industriell ekonomi.
    Learning by negotiation – Implementing a journal management system2015Inngår i: / [ed] Lambrinoudakis, K., Morabito, V., Themistocleous, M., 2015Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    This study investigates how an international academic journal invests in an information system. Following the criticism that learning in an organisation is not conflict free the study sketches the decision making around the information system as a series of negotiations. The case shows that during these negotiations, the information system played the role of a boundary object that resulted in the editorial team understanding the system in different ways than previously. These negotiations paved the way for learning in the organisation, with the information system highlighting differences among the participants involved with the journal.

  • Imre, Özgün
    Linköpings universitet, Industriell ekonomi.
    Talking to the students: Repertoires of a syllabus2014Inngår i: Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference Social Communication in the Real and Virtual World / [ed] Kowal, J.; Kuzio, A.; Wawrzak-Chodaczek, M., University of Wrocław, Poland; Linköping University, Sweden; College of Management "Edukacja" Wrocław, Poland , 2014Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    • Purpose: The aim of this paper is to identify the repertoires that the teachers draw from when writing a course syllabus.

    • Design/Methodology: To achieve this a syllabus of a course is scrutinised by using discourse analysis, namely interpretative repertoires.

    • Results: Two distinct repertoires are identified which the teacher draw from. By employing these repertoires the opposing demands from the students and regulatory bodies as well as the traditional role of the teacher, the teachers maintain their position. By using language the teachers are able to maintain the traditional roles of teacher and student, thus reinforce the existing system.

    • Limitations: The study uses only one syllabus as its data, thus limiting the potential generalizability of the findings.

    • Research/Practical Implications: Results show how the teachers use rather paradoxical repertoires to maintain their position and reinforce the existing system.

    • Originality/Value: The results show that even on a syllabus the teachers have to maintain their position when confronted with demands from students and regulatory bodies, and employ paradoxical repertoires to do so.

  • Imre, Özgün
    Linköpings universitet, Industriell ekonomi.
    Constructing an open source ERP sales pitch - In search for interpretative repertoires2014Inngår i: Proceedings of the 8th Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems, Verona, Italy, September 03-05, 2014 / [ed] Mola, L. Carugati, A. Kokkinaki, A. Pouloudi, N., 2014Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Open source enterprise resource planning (OS-ERP) systems have been gaining recognition in the last few years. However while the research has focused on the implementation phase of OS-ERP systems, there is scant research done on the adoption process of such systems. This paper looks at an early paper on an OS-ERP system, targeting both practitioners and researchers, to identify the repertoires used to argue for the adoption of the said system. To achieve this aim the paper is evaluated by using a strain of discourse analysis - interpretative repertoires. Three distinct repertoires are identified that are used to argue for the unique value gained by adopting the OS-ERP in question, by both highlighting positive aspects of the system, as well as alluding the pitfalls of other systems. These repertoires are also mapped to the existing literature on diffusion of innovations and resource based view to highlight how the existing ideas are reformulated in the identified repertoires.

  • Koch, Daniel
    KTH, Skolan för arkitektur och samhällsbyggnad (ABE), Arkitektur, Stadsbyggnad.
    On Architectural Space and Modes of Subjectivity: Producing the Material Conditions for Creative-Productive Activity2018Inngår i: Urban Planning, ISSN 2183–7635, Vol. 3, nr 3, s. 70-82Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    This article discusses extended implications of Lefebvre’s The Production of Space in the context of contemporary global neoliberalism, by focus on its presence in architectural space as lived space and spatial practice. The main discussion concerns Lefebvre’s concepts of abstract space, in relation to Felix Guattari’s three ecologies, and the Aristotelean triad of aisthesis, poiesis and techné. The focus here concerns material architectural space and its relation to modes of subjectivity, especially creative-productive versus consuming subjectivities. The argument begins by elaborating on an understanding of abstract space as present in material architectural space as pervasive processes of disassociation of materiality and labor, and proceeds to through these concepts discuss modes of subjectivity—the dependence of abstract space on subjects as consumers—and the way this relates to challenges of sustainability. It further points to the importance of architectural space considered as built material environment for creative-productive modes of subjectivity which challenge abstract space and in extension consumer society, by offering potential dispositions that set subjects in a different relation to the world.

  • Mårtensson, Mikael
    Uppsala universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Fysiska sektionen, Institutionen för fysik och astronomi, Högenergifysik.
    The design and simulated performance of a fast Level 1 track trigger for the ATLAS High Luminosity Upgrade2017Inngår i: EPJ Web of Conferences, ISSN 2101-6275, E-ISSN 2100-014X, Vol. 150, artikkel-id 00008Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The ATLAS experiment at the High Luminosity LHC will face a fivefold increase in the number of interactions per bunch crossing relative to the ongoing Run 2. This will require a proportional improvement in rejection power at the earliest levels of the detector trigger system, while preserving good signal efficiency. One critical aspect of this improvement will be the implementation of precise track reconstruction, through which sharper trigger turn-on curves can be achieved, and b-tagging and tau-tagging techniques can in principle be implemented. The challenge of such a project comes in the development of a fast, custom electronic device integrated in the hardware based first trigger level of the experiment. This article will discuss the requirements, architecture and projected performance of the system in terms of tracking, timing and physics, based on detailed simulations. Studies are carried out using data from the strip subsystem only or both strip and pixel subsystems.

  • Ståhl, Åsa
    et al.
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för konst och humaniora (FKH), Institutionen för design (DE).
    Lindström, Kristina
    Malmö University.
    Las políticas de invitar : Coarticulación de temas en torno a la participación pública en diseño: Politics of inviting : co-articulations of issues in designerly public engagement2017Inngår i: Diseña, ISSN 0718-8447, nr 11, s. 110-121Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The article engages with the politics of inviting by proposing a shift in what we invite to, and when. Rather than inviting stakeholders to participate in design projects before use, the article argues for the value of inviting participants to take part in co-articulations of issues that arise in the course of the ongoing living with technologies. Based on two public engagement projects, it is shown how co-articulations emerge through a combination of invitations and responses by the participants. When the issue emerges more inventively is usually when the assumptions enacted through the invitations do not t well with how participants live with technologies. 

  • Westberg, Erik ()
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för konst, kommunikation och lärande, Musik och dans.
    Vårtidens ljus: Musik från nutid med dofter av naturens skönhet2018Kunstnerisk output (Ogranskad)
    Abstract [sv]

    Konserter med Erik Westbergs Vokalensemble genomförda:

    Pajala kyrka – 10 maj (med Karin Andersson, organist)

    Kiruna kyrka – 11 maj (Med Robert Pauker, organist)

    Kalix kyrka – 12 maj

    Program

    Mirjam Tally (f. 1976) – Vårtidens ljus (2017) Kör och crotales

    Ildebrando Pizzetti (1880–1968) – Due Composizioni corali (1961)

    I – Il giardino di Afrodite, II – Piena sorgeva la luna Kör a cappella

    Staffan Storm (f. 1964) – Aspects of snow (Three Japanese poems) (2012) Kör a cappella

    Veljo Tormis (1930–2017) – Helletused (1982) Kör a cappella. Sopransolo Josefine Gellwar Madsen och Virve Karén

    Anders Hallén (1846–1925) – Norrland Op. 55 (1909) Altsolo: Anna Risberg Tenorsolo: Erik Stillesjö Piano: Erik Westberg [framförd endast 12 maj]

    Anders Hallén – Philharmonie Op. 42 (1891) Kör a cappella Sopransolo: Virve Karén

    Jan Magne Førde (f. 1962) – Bruremarsj (2009) Kör a cappella

    Jan Sandström (f. 1954) – Vuojnha Biegga (2017) Tolvstämmig blandad kör. Solist: Erik Stillesjö

    Arr. Gunnar Eriksson (f. 1936) – Den blida vår (1996) kör a cappella

     

    Vokalensemblens verksamhet stöds av Kempestiftelserna, Curt Boströmsfonden, Region Norrbotten samt Kulturrådet

  • Westberg, Erik ()
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för konst, kommunikation och lärande, Musik och dans.
    Klanger från Norden och Baltikum2018Kunstnerisk output (Ogranskad)
    Abstract [sv]

    Konserter genomfördes i

    Piteå, Studio Acusticum – tor 15 feb

    Bureå kyrka – fre 16 feb

    Lycksele kyrka – lör 17 feb

    Umeå kyrka – sön 18 feb

    Medverkande

    Erik Westbergs Vokalensemble

    Mattias Wager, orgel

    Erik Westberg, dirigent

    Program

    Mirjam Tally (f. 1976) – Vårtidens ljus (2017) Kör och crotales

    Örjan Fahlström (f. 1953) – At the End of the Day (2017)

    1. Towards New Shores – 2. And all was Silence

    Kör och orgel, arr. Mathias Lundqvist. Sopransolo Virve Karén

    Bent Sørensen (f. 1958) – Strunge sange (1988) Kör a cappella. Sopransolo Cecilia Grönfelt, tenorsolo Erik Stillesjö

    Veljo Tormis (1930–2017) – Helletused (1982) Kör a cappella. Sopransolo Linnea Pettersson och Virve Karén

    Christina Blomqvist (f. 1976) Allegro maestoso (1999) orgelsolo

    Anders Nilsson (f. 1954) – Urworte. Orphisch (2009) Kör a cappella

    Pēteris Plakidis (1947–2017) – In Memoriam (1990) Kör a cappella

     

    Vokalensemblens verksamhet stöds av Kempestiftelserna, Curt Boströmsfonden, Region Norrbotten samt Kulturrådet.

  • Maxwell, Gregor
    et al.
    Jönköping University & Norge.
    Granlund, Mats
    Jönköping University & Norge.
    Augustine, Lilly
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön Children's and Young People's Health in Social Context (CYPHiSCO). Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för lärarutbildning, Avdelningen för psykologi. Jönköping University.
    Inclusion through participation: understanding participation in the international classification of functioning, disability, and health as a methodological research tool for investigating inclusion2018Inngår i: Frontiers in Education, ISSN 2504-284X, Vol. 3, nr 41Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper investigates the use and validity of the International Classification of Functioning disability and health (ICF) as a common language for describing inclusive educational settings. There is a specific focus on investigating participation through the ICF as one aspect of inclusion as an improved understanding of participation as a measure of inclusion will greatly benefit children with additional support needs. In addition there will be a better understanding of the operationalization of participation, in terms of both policy and practice, and improved applications of the ICF. The study uses a narrative summary to review to analyse the findings from a selection of studies where the ICF has been used as a methodological tool in the field of education. In the 16 included studies the ICF is either used to present a new theoretical position, synthesize a new research approach or tool, or is integrated into the framework of an existing research method. Findings also show that the ICF is used in a number of different ways and that when it is used directly, variation is found in the type of information that was linked to ICF codes or categories. In conclusion further clarity on defining and measuring participation with the ICF framework is required in order to create a more consistent tool for investigating inclusive education. One way to improve the construct of participation is to take a bi-dimensional approach. It is the authors’ belief that this newer approach to modelling participation will be considered in any future revisions of the ICF/ICF-CY – a so-called ‘ICF-2’. This would thus create a more accountable classification framework that succeeds in capturing the involvement experience of the individual and in doing so achieves a more effective and useful classification framework for the field of inclusive education.

  • Rexhepi, Hanife
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för informationsteknologi.
    BRIDGING THE INFORMATION GAP: Supporting Evidence-Based Medicine and Shared Decision-Making through Information Systems2018Doktoravhandling, med artikler (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    Practicing evidence-based medicine (EBM) and shared decision-making (SDM)along the patient process is important in today's healthcare environment, as thesemodels of care offer a way to improve quality and safety of care, patient satisfaction,and reduce costs. EBM is the conscientious and judicious use of current best medicalevidence in conjunction with clinical expertise. It also includes taking into accountpatient values and preferences to guide decisions about the care of individual patients.SDM offers a process that guides how a healthcare professional (e.g., a physicianor a nurse) and a patient jointly can participate in a decision after incorporatingthe body of evidence (the options, benefits and harms) and considering the patient'svalues and preferences.

    The degree to which healthcare professionals can practice EBM and SDM is dependentupon the availability of information about the patient (e.g., medical diagnosis,therapies as well as laboratory and administrative information) and medical evidence(such as medical guidelines). Patient information is a prerequisite for making decisionsabout the care of individual patients and it is evidence-based medicalknowledge, clinical expertise as well as patient values and preferences that guidethese decisions. Moreover, for patients to be able to communicate values and preferencesas well as participate effectively in their own care, they need to have a basicunderstanding of their condition and treatment options, and the consequences ofeach. Hence, they need access to the same information streams—in "patientaccessible"form—as their physician(s) and care team throughout their journey (process)in healthcare. However, making the right decisions about the care of individualpatients at the right time and place is a challenge for healthcare professionals. Due tointeroperability issues, existing information systems do not support a seamless flowof patient information along the patient process. Healthcare professionals are thereforeunable to easily access up-to-date information about the patient at the right timeand place. The situation is complicated further by the fragmentation of medical evidencein different repositories and its presentation by diverse providers, each withunique ideas about how information should be organized and how search enginesshould function. Limited or no access to relevant patient information and the bestmedical evidence about the benefits and risks of treatment options can result inflawed decisions and, more seriously, the suffering of patients. The situation also affectsSDM. If patients are not informed about their health condition, treatment options,benefits and risks or not given high quality information, e.g., becausehealthcare professionals do not have access to the best evidence, patients will be unIIable to assess 'what it is important to them', or they will make inadequate decisionsabout key issues. Consequently, it is almost impossible to practice EBM and SDM ineveryday clinical care.

    For EBM and SDM to serve their purpose, healthcare professionals and patients needinformation systems that provide quick and trouble-free access to all-round information.They also need information systems that can influence the patient/physicianrelationship and facilitate their pursuance of shared goals in the healthcare process,taking into account both illness and personal experience. Hence, based on a qualitativeapproach, this thesis proposes recommendations regarding the redesign of futurehealthcare information systems in ways that will facilitate, rather than hinder,the access to relevant information. One important recommendation identified is thatfuture healthcare information systems must support the core characteristics of EBMand SDM, in an integrated manner, and using the one without the other is notenough. However, such support requires the adoption of a process view on informationsystem development based on the patient's process. A process-oriented approachwith supporting information systems is thus vital for the support of an evidence-based practice where the patient is an important and active collaborator.Moreover, the challenges identified with regard to information system support arenot exclusively technical. Organizational culture, and the attitudes of healthcare professionalsto patient involvement are some of the biggest challenges facing healthcareorganizations.

  • Baumanova, Monika
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Historisk-filosofiska fakulteten, Institutionen för arkeologi och antik historia.
    Zahorik, Jan
    University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic.
    Report: Africa Days 2015 – 2nd Ethio-Czech Conference on Africa (Pilsen, 15.-16.10.2015)2016Inngår i: Newsletter of the Swiss Society for African StudiesArtikkel i tidsskrift (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • Baumanova, Monika
    Uppsala universitet, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Historisk-filosofiska fakulteten, Institutionen för arkeologi och antik historia.
    Tisíciletá MĚSTA na afrických BŘEZÍCH2018Inngår i: Koktejl, ISSN 1210-4353Artikkel i tidsskrift (Annet (populærvitenskap, debatt, mm))
  • Baumanova, Monika
    Uppsala universitet, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Historisk-filosofiska fakulteten, Institutionen för arkeologi och antik historia. University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland.
    Space Matters: A Reflection on Archaeological Theory and Method for Interpreting the Materiality of Space2016Inngår i: Interdisciplinaria Archaeologica, ISSN 1804-848X, E-ISSN 2336-1220, Vol. 7, nr 2, s. 209-216Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Every paradigm in the history of archaeological theory has in some way dealt with space in interpreting the archaeological record; either bringing it into the spotlight or using it to assist description of other observed phenomena. This has resulted in a varied range of approaches to space, but also brought with it inherent problems. Paradigms once regarded as incompatible are now reconciled in mutual coexistence, but maintain little dialogue. Certain methods of spatial analyses have begun to be used as theory-neutral, and space often remains implicitly studied using methods as a set of tools, without exploration of adequate theory.

    The goal of this paper is to present a perspective on how archaeologists may proceed in order to apply both analytical methods to seek patterns in the past and interpret past constructed space. Although space is an intangible entity, it is argued it may be seen as a human-made material culture that plays an active role in social processes. As a case study, I contrast the advantages and shortcomings of several archaeological studies concerned with the spatial structure of the Swahili house. It is argued that we need to actively engage approaches that reveal quantifiable patterns in the built environment, as well as consult more relativistic issues of perception, sensory experience, and social production and consumption of space.

  • Baumanova, Monika
    Uppsala universitet, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Historisk-filosofiska fakulteten, Institutionen för arkeologi och antik historia.
    Pillar Tombs and the City: Creating a Sense of Shared Identity in Swahili Urban Space2018Inngår i: Archaeologies, ISSN 1555-8622, E-ISSN 1935-3987Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper reviews published research on Swahili pillar tombs, as a specific type of tombs built of stone, by summarising records on almost fifty sites on the east coast of Africa. Dated to the 13th–16th centuries AD, the pillar tombs represented a core component of Swahili urban space. By considering their spatial setting, characteristics and comparative case studies from Africa and the Indian Ocean world, the paper reconsiders how pillar tombs might have functioned as a type of material infrastructure for creating social ties and notions of shared identity in a society that has never formally united.

  • Habibipour, Abdolrasoul
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för system- och rymdteknik, Datavetenskap.
    Ståhlbröst, Anna
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för system- och rymdteknik, Datavetenskap.
    Georges, Annabel
    imec .livinglabs , Belgium.
    Bergvall-Kåreborn, Birgitta
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för system- och rymdteknik, Datavetenskap.
    Schuurman, Dimitri
    imec .livinglabs , Belgium.
    Drop-out in living lab field test: analyzing consequences and some recommendations2018Inngår i: Twenty-Sixth European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS2018), Portsmouth, UK, 2018, 2018Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Involving individual users in the process of information systems development is a key dimension of open innovation. Living Labs are socio-technical systems that facilitate information systems development by integrating technical, social and organizational structures and focusing on individuals, tasks, technologies and the interactions between different stakeholders. Testing digital innovations in real-life use context is one of the key components of Living Labs. The users’ motivations to participate in Living Lab field tests at the beginning of the project are usually higher than once the field tests are underway. However, there is a dearth of research on other issues related to participants’ drop-out in Living Lab field tests. This study contributes to the existing literature by investigating the consequences of drop-out in Living Lab field tests and providing recommendations that would facilitate prolonged user engagement. The paper also discusses some ethical considerations regarding involvement of participants within Living Lab field tests. In doing so, we interviewed fourteen Living Lab experts in two Living Labs in Sweden and Belgium. Based on these interviews, we propose a first set of consequences, recommendations and ethical considerations to take into account when setting up Living Lab field tests. Keywords: User

  • Disputas: 2018-10-05 13:00 Nordenskiöldsalen, Stockholm
    Letzter, Eva-Marie
    Stockholms universitet, Humanistiska fakulteten, Historiska institutionen.
    Med öga för publiken: Moralisk fostran genom heliga Birgittas och de svenska predikanternas exempelberättelser, cirka 1340-15002018Doktoravhandling, monografi (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    This dissertation is a comparative and deconstructive study of the use of narrative exempla in the Revelations of Saint Birgitta (also known as Saint Bridget of Sweden) and in Swedish sermon collections from the Late Middle Ages. The purpose is to show how Birgitta during the 14th century and Swedish preachers during the 15th century morally educated their audiences through the inclusion of exemplary stories in their works. Furthermore, this dissertation discusses and analyses the ways in which these authors adapted their stories to suite their respective audience. It distinguishes between how Birgitta addressed the worldly and religious leaders of Europe and how the Swedish preachers addressed a socially stratified Swedish congregation by applying Jonathan Cohen’s theory of identification with media characters. This dissertation hereby contributes not only to research concerning the didactics of Christian exemplary literature, but also to the methodology in which audience adaptation in this literature can be evaluated.

    Among the results of this study one finds that the exemplary stories in the Revelations and Swedish sermon collections are often used to rhetorically reinforce doctrinal lessons concerning man’s reciprocal relationship with God. Many of the lessons deal with Christ’s justice, the devil’s evil nature and man’s proper faith and hope in God. However, Birgitta tends to use her stories as analytical explanations for theses lessons, while the Swedish preachers use theirs as simple arguments for them. In view of narrative structure and content, Birgitta tends to focus on describing protagonists’ thoughts and inner disposition in her stories, whereas the Swedish preachers focus on protagonists’ physical course of action in their stories. Moreover, both authors depict international characters, settings and complication motives. Still, Birgitta highlights those associated with the higher estates, while the Swedish preachers emphasize those associated with general church life and the lower laity.

    These results correlate well with strategies suggested in media research for enticing audience identification with characters. In particular, I find that the virtuous or sinful way of life, led by the protagonists in the exemplary stories, mimics that of Birgitta’s and the Swedish preachers’ different target groups. Yet even more strikingly, numerous protagonists are also found to possess attractive heroic ideals. They embody heroic role models, which the authors’ respective audience can be expected to have wished to emulate themselves, and which Birgitta and the Swedish preachers likewise wanted their audience to follow, though to different extents and in different manners. While Birgitta and the Swedish preachers both used exemplary stories to morally educate their recipients in accordance with the Christian exemplary tradition, I thus conclude that their teaching differed in several significant ways, supporting the premise that the authors knew what they wanted to convey, and that they had a good eye for their respective audience.

  • Disputas: 2018-09-03 14:00 Ihresalen, Engelska parken, Uppsala
    Linderborg, Otto H.
    Uppsala universitet, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Språkvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för lingvistik och filologi.
    Herodotus and the Origins of Political Philosophy: The Beginnings of Western Thought from the Viewpoint of its Impending End2018Doktoravhandling, monografi (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    This investigation proposes a historical theory of the origins of political philosophy. It is assumed that political philosophy was made possible by a new form of political thinking commencing with the inauguration of the first direct democracies in Ancient Greece. The pristine turn from elite rule to rule of the people – or to δημοκρατία, a term coined after the event – brought with it the first ever political theory, wherein fundamentally different societal orders, or different principles of societal rule, could be argumentatively compared. The inauguration of this alternative-envisioning “secular” political theory is equaled with the beginnings of classical political theory and explained as the outcome of the conjoining of a new form of constitutionalized political thought (cratistic thinking) and a new emphasis brought to the inner consistency of normative reasoning (‘internal critique’). The original form of political philosophy, Classical Political Philosophy, originated when a political thought launched, wherein non-divinely sanctioned visions of transcendence of the prevailing rule, as well as of the full range of alternatives disclosed by Classical Political Theory, first began to be envisioned. Each of the hypotheses forming the theory – the hypotheses concerning the Ancient Greek beginnings of a “secular”-autonomous political rationale, political theory and political philosophy – is weighed against central evidence provided by the Histories of Herodotus. The passages thus given new interpretations are the Deioces episode in Book I, the Constitutional Debate in Book III and Xerxes’ War Councils in Book VII. Aside from the Herodotean evidence, a range of other relevant Greek literary sources from the archaic and classical ages – e.g. passages from Homer, Hesiod, several pre-Socratic thinkers, Plato and Aristotle – are duly taken into consideration. Included is also a reading of the Mytilenean Debate of Thucydides’ Book III, which shows how the political thought of the classical democracies worked in practice. Finally, the placing of the historical theory against a background of contemporary relevance provides an alternative to all text-oriented approaches not reckoning with the possibility of reaching historically plausible knowledge of real-world events and processes.

  • Izquierdo, Milagros
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Matematiska institutionen, Matematik och tillämpad matematik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Johansson, KarinLinköpings universitet, Matematiska institutionen. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska fakulteten.
    Meeting of the Catalan, Spanish, Swedish Math Societies (CAT‐SP‐SW‐MATH)2017Konferanseproceedings (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    A joint Meeting of the Catalan, Spanish, Swedish Math Societies (CAT-SP-SW-MATH) will be held in Umeå (Sweden) from 12th to 15th June 2017.

    The meeting is a symposium devoted to mathematics at large.

    The conference is thought as a meeting point between the different areas of mathematics and its applications.

    The programme will consist of several plenary lectures, covering a wide range of areas of mathematics, and special sessions devoted to a single topic or area of mathematics.

    The venue of the conference will be the Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics of Umeå University.

    Welcome!

    Milagros Izquierdo (Svenska matematikersamfundet)

    Xavier Jarque (Societat Catalana de Matemàtiques)

    Francisco José Marcellán (Real Sociedad Matemática Española)