Working group reports

28 Mai On seismic vulnerability evaluation in dense Urban Residential Areas using Spatial Information System SIS

Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences (ASTR)
2012
Following the experience gathered for the past decade by various research team research projects, this paper presents the applicability of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to assess the building seismic vulnerability, exemplified on urban city sample of Iasi municipality, with direct consequences on seismic risk mitigation.
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28 Mai Redevelopment of the MacDonald warehouse

Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences (ASTR)
2012
The MacDonald warehouse was built in 1970 on the Boulevard Macdonald in the 19th district of Paris, France. To ensure that the warehouse is re-used, not demolished, the conversion must use the existing structure to accommodate the programme, but without adding extra constraints by comparison with a new structure.
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22 Oct Time-domain database-assisted design of tall, flexible structures for wind

Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences (ASTR)
2012
The paper presents the Database-Assisted Design (DAD) framework for the time-domain approach. It then discusses the application of that framework to the analysis and design of tall buildings. The paper notes advantages of DAD in terms of transparency, accuracy, and convenience due to the effective automation of the design process.
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22 Oct The patient, technologies and ambulatory medicine

National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF)
2008
Due to the increased life expectancy and the related increase of chronic diseases (as opposed to acute disorders when patients are younger), an alternative approach to hospital care has become necessary: a third of the population of France and the US now suffers from chronic diseases.  Ambulatory medicine, which is a health care system that keeps the patient at home while offering him the same outstanding quality care that he would receive at the hospital, is such an economically viable approach, responding at the same time to the wishes of patients, to economic requirements and scientific, technological and medical developments. This report describes recent advances of ambulatory medical care, identifies obstacles to overcome and incentives to encourage and makes recommendations for future development with the aim of optimizing the management of healthcare costs, with special emphasis on the role of information technology to master the complex system of information flows between the many stakeholders.  It does also identify the potential hurdles and necessary incentives and looks at issues of compliance with existing law and legal adaptation to the new requirements.  It also evokes the necessary training of the various actors in order for the system to function adequately. Working-group Leaders: Francis Lévi, Professor of Medical Oncology and NATF Fellow, and Christian Saguez, Former Professor at École Centrale de Paris and NATF Fellow.
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21 Oct Yellow pages for innovators in Lombardy

CNR, INFN, ITT and Politecnico di Torino consortium
2010
The guide aims at a detailed mapping of  infrastructural actors of the research and innovation system in Lombardy region. Enterprises are in the center of the innovation process: they have the responsibility and the interest in converting the results of R&D activities in goods and services for the market, and of creating value through the production and commercialization of new products. But this is not enough, other institutions are indispensable in an advanced and effective innovation system. First of all universities and public research organizations which supply the necessary higher education to researchers, but also other structures and services are needed: normative, certification, patent offices,  ICT infrastructures, statistics, test and measurements centers, as well as technology transfer structures, incubators, science parks. And on other levels: financial institutions, as seed and venture capital organizations, with specialization in the creation of and support to high tech start up and spin off companies.
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21 Oct Yearbook of Slovenian Academy of Engineering 2012 (84 pages)

Engineering Academy of Slovenia (IAS)
2012
Yearbook of Slovenian Academy of Engineering is a yearly publication of activities of the Academy. It presents academy members, bodies of Academy, academies’ working groups and activities of academy in past year.
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21 Oct Yearbook of Slovenian academy of Engineering 2013 (88 pages)

Engineering Academy of Slovenia (IAS)
2014
Yearbook of Slovenian Academy of Engineering is a yearly publication of activities of the Academy. It presents academy members, bodies of Academy, academies’ working groups and activities of academy in past year.
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21 Oct A mandatory component of development strategies: disaster prevention / mitigation

Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences (ASTR)
2012
The paper is devoted to a field which, according to the author’s belief, is yet underdeveloped in our country. In case one looks at the aspects to be considered in connection with the prevention / mitigation of disasters, it turns out that huge additional resources of several kinds should be provided it his field.
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21 Oct Micro-seismic assessment of an area with high anthropogenic activities. Implications for the ortophysic model validation / Evaluarea microseismica a unei zone cu activitate antropica ridicata. Implicatii in validarea modelului ortofizic.

Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences (ASTR)
2012
Embedded in a energo-material flux, the streaming of information has a distinct role, quite different from that of being the cause of the dynamic of a system. It regulates the flow of energy and matter, can trigger some new processes, it’s able to adjust and correct in such a way to help the entire system to evolve according to a specific function, goal, even to a meaning.
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21 Oct Intelligent system for the multiparameter monitoring of seismogenic zones / Sistem inteligent de monitorizare multiparametrica a unei zone seismogene

Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences (ASTR)
2012
The earthquake was re-interpreted as an expression of the geocomplexity, and this new point of view reoriented the research in this area towards understanding complex phenomena. Specifically, this marked the beginning of a new stage in geosciences in general, and in seismologic research in particular, especially regarding the practical application of the main concepts, models, theories and methods provided by the new paradigm of Complexity.
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