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  1. Andrea Polonioli, Metrics, Flawed Indicators, and the Case of Philosophy Journals.
    De Marchi and Lorenzetti :253-261, 2016) have recently argued that in fields where the journal impact factor is not calculated, such as in the humanities, it is key to find other indicators that would allow the relevant community to assess the quality of scholarly journals and the research outputs that are published in them. The authors' suggestion is that information concerning the journal's rejection rate and the number of subscriptions sold is important and should be used for such assessment. The (...)
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  2. Josef Perner, Understanding the Representational Mind.
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  3. Trevor Patt, Assemblage Form: An Ontology of the Urban Generic with Regard to Architecture, Computation, and Design.
    The thesis proposes a projective theory for contemporary urbanism that equates the active processes of the city and a new orientation for procedural urban design within a single line of thought that delineates the concept of a generic organization—one that derives from unitary operations acting in series, forming heterogeneous assemblages, but resisting the tendency to totalizing systematization. Such a description characterizes the urban condition as an open phenomenon, such as that described by theorists of assemblage urbanism. This thesis extends this (...)
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  4. Jacques Lévy, Thinking Places.
    Nine films to place thought. Thinking Places is a series of nine scientific films, made with the following principle: coupling, through the language of cinema, a speech given by a scientist that works on inhabited space and a place this scientist has chosen because this place changed him/her. Each film is based on four elementary rules: A. The person and the place must be shot simultaneously. B. The film includes one sequence shot only. C. The shooting is limited to one (...)
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  5. Harry Gugger & Barbara Maçães E. Costa, Urban-Nature: The Ecology of Planetary Artifice.
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  6. Thomas Favre-Bulle, Les Murs de la Critique.
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  7. André Ourednik, The Impossible Here.
    The recurring challenge facing anyone who tries to localize realities in order to show their spatial relations on a map is the systematic impermanence of any objectivized space. Thus any space used as a base layer in thematic maps must be thought of as the result of an ongoing production. Places, like any mobile individuals, always move with respect to any given formalized space. In this process, maps have a localization purpose which should be understood as a “here”-enhancement, i.e. an (...)
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  8. Jason Jingshi Li, Rex Bing Hung Kwok & Norman Foo, The Coherence of Theories-Dependencies and Weights.
    One way to evaluate and compare rival but potentially incompatible theories that account for the same set of observations is coherence. In this paper we take the quantitative notion of theory coherence as proposed by [Kwok, et.al. 98] and broaden its foundations. The generalisation will give a measure of the efficacy of a sub–theory as against single theory components. This also gives rise to notions of dependencies and couplings to account for how theory components interact with each other. Secondly we (...)
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  9. Boris Shishkov, Gil Regev, Biljana Bajic-Bizumic, Arash Golnam, George Popescu, Gorica Tapandjieva, Anshuman Bahadur Saxena & Alain Wegmann, A Philosophical Foundation for Business and IT Alignment in Enterprise Architecture with the Example of SEAM.
    Business-IT alignment is complicated because of the need to align multiple business and IT points of view. A philosophical foundation can help generate methods that bring together these disparate viewpoints in a common model that all stakeholders can agree to. In this paper, we describe the philosophical foundations of the Systemic Enterprise Architecture Method and show how it can help business-IT alignment with the example of a concrete business process. These foundations are applicable to other methods as well.
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  10. Keith Beven, Causal Models as Multiple Working Hypotheses About Environmental Processes.
    The environmental modeller faces a dilemma. Science often demands that more and more process representations are incorporated into models. Testing the causal representations in environmental models then depends on specifying boundary conditions and model parameters adequately. This will always be difficult in applications to a real system because of the heterogeneities, non-stationarities, complexities and epistemic uncertainties inherent in environmental prediction. Thus, it can be difficult to define the information content of a data set used in model evaluation and any consequent (...)
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  11. Arash Golnam, Gil Regev & Alain Wegmann, A Modeling Framework for Analyzing the Viability of Service Systems.
    Recent research has explored the principles of service system viability based on systems inquiry invoking perspectives from Systems Theory and Cybernetics in particular Stafford Beer’s viable systems model. However based on Banathy & Jenlink, Systems inquiry encompasses more than just Systems Theory and includes domains such as Systems Methodology and Systems Philosophy. Building on the extant literature, our work has the following particularities: 1) it is based on an explicit systems philosophy in which we explicitly define what we view as (...)
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  12. Roland Tormey & Deirdre Henchy, Re-Imagining the Traditional Lecture: An Action Research Approach to Teaching Student Teachers to ‘Do’ Philosophy.
    Although we were required to lecture to large groups of over 170 students, the traditional lecture clashed with our commitment to teach in a way that was student-centred, relational and socially and politically transformative. In this context, and using an action research approach, we sought to turn our large-group lectures into a space that both met some of the historic aims of the lecture in passing on received knowledge, but also became a space for students to immediately engage in a (...)
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  13. M. Ianoz & H. Sauvain, Is EMC Modelling Useful for Standardization?
    The developments in EMC modelling permit to estimate the disturbances in different kinds of circuits and installations, to define a protection philosophy and to evaluate its efficiency. Using some examples of modelling, the paper discusses whether these possibilities are useful for the standardization in progress in the European Community. It is shown that essential progress has been made in the last years in modelling field-to-transmission line coupling, crosstalk, antennas, and shielded enclosures and that these models can be applied to define (...)
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  14. L. M. Rocha, L. S. Yaeger, M. A. Bedeau, D. Floreano, R. L. Goldstone & Alessandro Vespignani, Artificial Life X.
    Artificial Life is an interdisciplinary effort to investigate the fundamental properties of living systems through the simulation and synthesis of life-like processes in artificial media. The field brings a powerful set of tools to the study of how high-level behavior can arise in systems governed by simple rules of interaction. This tenth volume marks two decades of research in this interdisciplinary scientific comunity, a period marked by vast advances in the life sciences. The field has contributed fundamentally to our understanding (...)
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  15. Anonymes, Book of Abstracts - Scientific Sections.
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  16. Anonymes, Book of Abstracts - Symposia.
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