OAI Archive: Infoscience - École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
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- 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 (particularly to avoid the possibility of making missing process errors in predicting future response). Testing the causal representations in environmental models (as multiple working hypotheses about the functioning of environmental systems) 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 (...)No categories
- 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 (VSM). However based on Banathy & Jenlink (2004), 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 (...)No categories
- 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 (...)
- 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 (...)No categories
- 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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