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  • Other research product . Other ORP type . 2021
    Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Rehn, Jonas (Ph.D.);
    Country: Germany

    The Leather Product Design Canvas makes use of a conceptual and graphical structure comprising content boxes and specific impulse questions to raise awareness and guide design processes. It aims at supporting the product development and design process of leather products to create more sustainable products. This shall be achieved by providing a quick and multi-perspective overview of relevant topics and considerations. One reason for this approach is that in many cases the designers of leather products such as shoes or bags do not necessarily need to be leather experts. Even interdisciplinary design teams might not include experts that understand both issues of sustainable development and material properties of this versatile material. Moreover, the complexity of the material leather and its various types of application would usually require a number of different experts to cover the most relevant topics related to sustainable development in order to identify possible rebound effects and systemic interdependencies of certain design decisions. The herewith presented canvas does by no means compensate for these expertise but aims at empowering design teams to take first steps towards more sustainable leather products based on a broadened scope while identifying knowledge gaps or the need for specific experts to be consulted or included in the design team.

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Vannieuwenborg, Frederic; Kirtava, Zviad; Lambrinos, Lambros; Van Ooteghem, Jan; Verbrugge, Sofie;
    Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Kanari, Zinovia;
    Publisher: Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Cyprus University of Technology
    Country: Cyprus

    Εισαγωγη: Η ιατρική κάνναβη ή ιατρική μαριχουάνα, έχει χρησιμοποιηθεί πολλά χρόνια πριν για φαρμακευτικούς σκοπούς, σαν συμπληρωματική θεραπεία για την ανακούφιση συμπτωμάτων απο καρκίνο και άλλες χρόνιες παθήσεις. Αν και είναι ένα απο τα πιο αμφιλεγόμενα θέματα στην ιατρική, τα τελευταία χρόνια βρίσκεται στο επίκεντρο των ερευνητών για την ασφαλή χρήση της. Σκοπός: Η διερεύνηση των οφελών της χορήγησης της ιατρικής κάνναβης σε ασθενείς με καρκίνο ή σε άτομα με χρόνιες παθήσεις και πως αυτή βοηθά στην διαχείρηση των συμπτωμάτων . Υλικό και μέθοδος: Πραγματοποιήθηκε ανασκόπηση της βιβλιογραφίας σε άρθρα τα οποία δημοσιεύθηκαν το χρονικό πλαίσιο 2017-2020. Η βιβλιογραφική αναζήτηση επιτεύχθηκε με τις εξής βάσεις δεδομένων: PubMed, Cinahl, Scopus and Google Scholar. Οι λέξεις κλειδιά οι οποίες χρησιμοποιήθηκαν με σκοπό την εύρεση των κατάλληλων άρθρων ήταν: Ιατρική μαριχουάνα, Διαχείριση συμπτωμάτων, Ογκολογικοί ασθενείς ή ασθενείς με καρκίνο, Διαχείρηση του πόνου, Φλεγμονώδεις παθήσεις εντέρου, Πολλαπλή σκλήρυνση. Αποτελέσματα: Στη μελέτη αυτή συμπεριλήφθησαν 8 άρθρα τα οποία πληρούσαν τα προκαθορισμένα κριτήρια. Η πλειοψηφία των άρθρων υποστηρίζει ότι η ιατρική μαριχουάνα έχει θετικές επιδράσεις στη διαχείρηση των συμπτωμάτων σε καρκινοπαθείς αλλά και σε άτομα που πάσχουν από χρόνιες παθήσεις. Συγκεκριμένα φάνηκε σημαντική βελτίωση του πόνου και το αίσθημα της ευεξίας σε καρκινοπαθείς, καθώς και σε άτομα που πάσχουν από φλεγμονώδες νόσυ του εντέρου και από πολλαπλή σκήρυνση, βελτιώθηκε η σπαστικότητα, και παρατηρήθηκε μείωση της αιμορραγιας εντέρου και της διάρροιας. Παρόλα αυτά, τα ποσοστά των αποτελεσμάτων από τις έρευνες δεν ήταν στατιστικά σημαντικά, με αποτέλεσμα οι ιδιότητες της ιατρικής μαριχουάνας να μην είναι επιστημονικά αποδεδειγμένες. Συμπεράσματα: Αν και αρκετές έρευνες που επιτεύχθηκαν για τη χρήση της κάνναβης φαίνεται να έχουν θετικό αντίκτυπο ως προς τη διαχείριση των συμπτωμάτων, δεν έχει γίνει ακόμη αποδεχτή από την επιστημονική κοινότητα. Η αιτιολογία αποδίδεται στην έλλειψη κλινικών δοκιμών λόγω της νομικής της υπόστασης. Συνεπώς, περισσότερες έρευνες απαιτούνται για να εξακριβωθεί η χρήση της κάνναβης σε ογκολογικούς και χρόνιους ασθενείς. Introduction: Medical cannabis or Medical marijuana has been used for a number of years as a complementary treatment to alleviate symptoms caused by cancer and other chronic diseases. Although this is one of the most controversial topics in medicine, in recent years it has caught the attraction of researchers to verify its safe administration. Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate the use of cannabis in the management of symptoms in people with cancer and other chronic diseases. Material and method: A review of literature has been conducted in most recent published articles from the past 3 years (2017-2020). The research was performed in the following databases: PubMed, Cinahl, Scopus and Google Scholar and the keywords used to filter the results were as follows: Medical Marijuana, symptoms management, Pain management, oncology patients or cancer patients, inflammatory bowel diseases and multiple sclerosis. Results: In this study, 8 articles were included which met the predefined criteria. The majority of these articles found that medical marijuana had positive effects in symptom management especially in pain management, wellbeing as well as in spasticity, bleeding and diarrhea, in in patients with cancer and other chronic diseases. Despite this, the rates were not statistically significant; as a result, the beneficial properties of the use of medical marijuana have not been scientifically proved yet. Conclusions: The results of several studies have found that positive effects can be caused by using cannabis; however, it has not been accepted by the scientific community. That may have been attributed to the lack of clinical trials due to its legal status. Therefore, more research is needed to ascertain the use of cannabis in oncology and chronic patients. Completed

  • English
    Authors: 
    Ajevskis, Viktors;
    Country: Germany

    This study presents an approach based on a perturbation technique to construct global solutions to dynamic stochastic general equilibrium models (DSGE). The main idea is to expand a solution in a series of powers of a small parameter scaling the uncertainty in the economy around a solution to the deterministic model, i.e. the model where the volatility of the shocks vanishes. If a deterministic path is global in state variables, then so are the constructed solutions to the stochastic model, whereas these solutions are local in the scaling parameter. Under the assumption that a deterministic path is already known the higher order terms in the expansion are obtained recursively by solving linear rational expectations models with time-varying parameters. The present work proposes a method rested on backward recursion for solving this type of models.

  • Open Access English
    Publisher: Nanaimo Free Press
    Country: Canada

    https://viurrspace.ca/bitstream/handle/10613/22550/Mar24-1886.pdf?sequence=2

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Christou, Andria;
    Publisher: Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts, Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Cyprus University of Technology
    Country: Cyprus

    Food waste is one of the major worldwide problems with an increase trend. At the same time there are approximately “two billion people suffering from hunger and malnutrition worldwide with about 21.000 people dying everyday due to hunger related causes”. Based on the Food and Agriculture Organization known as (FAO) almost “1.3 billion tons of food per year” is being wasted. With such a big amount of waste we could feed all the people that are suffering from hunger. (GHOSH, SHARMA, HAIGH, EVERS, & HO, 2015). All this wastage that happens not only affects the food chain, but it also affects the environment, the economy and the society. These problems are mostly arising from the industrialized countries and induce the way “production, financial, technical, managerial resources are operated”. (Secondi, et. al, 2015). However; most of the wastage is occurring because of “the cultural, social or economic decisions made by producers and lastly consumers” (Secondi, Principato, & Laureti, 2015). Consumers is the main reason why there is a big amount of food loss as the biggest part of waste comes from the household. More specifically it is estimated that 40% of food wasting comes from the domestic section. The consumers are causing this food waste because of their “lifestyle, cooking habits and socioeconomic condition”.(Iacovidou, Ohandja, Gronow, & Voulvoulis, 2012). In small countries like Cyprus there is a huge amount of food waste section especially in household units. This is due to the lifestyle and culture of Cypriots. Countries from the Mediterranean area of the world are most likely closer to their families because they live in small communities (Zorpas, et. al, 2015). This research is focused particularly in the case of Cyprus. As a community, Cypriots are not aware of how to reduce food waste in the household because of their lifestyle (Zorpas, Lasaridi, Voukkali, Loizia, & Chroni, 2015). Cooking is vital for Cypriot families as it is the main way of coming all together, although this is how food waste starts off: cooking a large amount of food, three to four different servings of food per day or throwing away leftovers. My aim is to share the acknowledgment on this cultural issue that comes from the household section in Cyprus, by raising awareness through different facts that might help them understand the consequences of their actions (Georgas1997.Pdf. (n.d.). Through this research it is evident that consumers preferred watching a video instead of a printed work. Thus it would be more influential to express these problems by creating a motion graphic video and to share the acknowledgement about food waste, more specifically in the households. Committee member : Nicos Souleles Committee member : Eva Korae Completed

  • English
    Authors: 
    Yatsui, Takashi; Jagadish, Chennupati; Lerondel, Gilles;
    Publisher: HAL CCSD
    Country: France

    International audience

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Mihaylova, Lyudmila; Gning, Amadou; Doychinov, V.; Boel, R.;
    Publisher: Luebeck
    Country: United Kingdom

    Large traffic network systems require handling huge amounts of data, often distributed over a large geographical region in space and time. Centralised processing is not then the right choice in such cases. In this paper we develop a parallelised Gaussian Mixture Model filter (GMMF) for traffic networks aimed to: 1) work with high amounts of data and heterogenous data (from different sensor modalities), 2) provide robustness in the presence of sparse and missing sensor data, 3) able to incorporate different models in different traffic segments and represent various traffic regimes, 4) able to cope with multimodalities (e.g., due to multimodal measurement likelihood or multimodal state probability density functions). The efficiency of the parallelised GMMF is investigated over traffic flows based on macroscopic modelling and compared with a centralised GMMF. The proposed GMM approach is general, it is applicable to systems where the overall state vector can be partitioned into state components (subsets), corresponding to certain geographical regions, such that most of the interactions take place within the subsets. The performance of the paralellised and centralised GMMFs is investigated and evaluated in terms of accuracy and complexity.

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Cobacho Tornel, María Belén;
    Publisher: Centro de Producción de Contenidos Digitales
    Country: Spain

    This video studies the sign of a quadratic form depending on parameters.

  • Other research product . 2018
    Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Savva, Andreas;
    Country: Cyprus

    Mirror, wooden sticks 5x5x2m

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  • Other research product . Other ORP type . 2021
    Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Rehn, Jonas (Ph.D.);
    Country: Germany

    The Leather Product Design Canvas makes use of a conceptual and graphical structure comprising content boxes and specific impulse questions to raise awareness and guide design processes. It aims at supporting the product development and design process of leather products to create more sustainable products. This shall be achieved by providing a quick and multi-perspective overview of relevant topics and considerations. One reason for this approach is that in many cases the designers of leather products such as shoes or bags do not necessarily need to be leather experts. Even interdisciplinary design teams might not include experts that understand both issues of sustainable development and material properties of this versatile material. Moreover, the complexity of the material leather and its various types of application would usually require a number of different experts to cover the most relevant topics related to sustainable development in order to identify possible rebound effects and systemic interdependencies of certain design decisions. The herewith presented canvas does by no means compensate for these expertise but aims at empowering design teams to take first steps towards more sustainable leather products based on a broadened scope while identifying knowledge gaps or the need for specific experts to be consulted or included in the design team.

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Vannieuwenborg, Frederic; Kirtava, Zviad; Lambrinos, Lambros; Van Ooteghem, Jan; Verbrugge, Sofie;
    Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Kanari, Zinovia;
    Publisher: Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Cyprus University of Technology
    Country: Cyprus

    Εισαγωγη: Η ιατρική κάνναβη ή ιατρική μαριχουάνα, έχει χρησιμοποιηθεί πολλά χρόνια πριν για φαρμακευτικούς σκοπούς, σαν συμπληρωματική θεραπεία για την ανακούφιση συμπτωμάτων απο καρκίνο και άλλες χρόνιες παθήσεις. Αν και είναι ένα απο τα πιο αμφιλεγόμενα θέματα στην ιατρική, τα τελευταία χρόνια βρίσκεται στο επίκεντρο των ερευνητών για την ασφαλή χρήση της. Σκοπός: Η διερεύνηση των οφελών της χορήγησης της ιατρικής κάνναβης σε ασθενείς με καρκίνο ή σε άτομα με χρόνιες παθήσεις και πως αυτή βοηθά στην διαχείρηση των συμπτωμάτων . Υλικό και μέθοδος: Πραγματοποιήθηκε ανασκόπηση της βιβλιογραφίας σε άρθρα τα οποία δημοσιεύθηκαν το χρονικό πλαίσιο 2017-2020. Η βιβλιογραφική αναζήτηση επιτεύχθηκε με τις εξής βάσεις δεδομένων: PubMed, Cinahl, Scopus and Google Scholar. Οι λέξεις κλειδιά οι οποίες χρησιμοποιήθηκαν με σκοπό την εύρεση των κατάλληλων άρθρων ήταν: Ιατρική μαριχουάνα, Διαχείριση συμπτωμάτων, Ογκολογικοί ασθενείς ή ασθενείς με καρκίνο, Διαχείρηση του πόνου, Φλεγμονώδεις παθήσεις εντέρου, Πολλαπλή σκλήρυνση. Αποτελέσματα: Στη μελέτη αυτή συμπεριλήφθησαν 8 άρθρα τα οποία πληρούσαν τα προκαθορισμένα κριτήρια. Η πλειοψηφία των άρθρων υποστηρίζει ότι η ιατρική μαριχουάνα έχει θετικές επιδράσεις στη διαχείρηση των συμπτωμάτων σε καρκινοπαθείς αλλά και σε άτομα που πάσχουν από χρόνιες παθήσεις. Συγκεκριμένα φάνηκε σημαντική βελτίωση του πόνου και το αίσθημα της ευεξίας σε καρκινοπαθείς, καθώς και σε άτομα που πάσχουν από φλεγμονώδες νόσυ του εντέρου και από πολλαπλή σκήρυνση, βελτιώθηκε η σπαστικότητα, και παρατηρήθηκε μείωση της αιμορραγιας εντέρου και της διάρροιας. Παρόλα αυτά, τα ποσοστά των αποτελεσμάτων από τις έρευνες δεν ήταν στατιστικά σημαντικά, με αποτέλεσμα οι ιδιότητες της ιατρικής μαριχουάνας να μην είναι επιστημονικά αποδεδειγμένες. Συμπεράσματα: Αν και αρκετές έρευνες που επιτεύχθηκαν για τη χρήση της κάνναβης φαίνεται να έχουν θετικό αντίκτυπο ως προς τη διαχείριση των συμπτωμάτων, δεν έχει γίνει ακόμη αποδεχτή από την επιστημονική κοινότητα. Η αιτιολογία αποδίδεται στην έλλειψη κλινικών δοκιμών λόγω της νομικής της υπόστασης. Συνεπώς, περισσότερες έρευνες απαιτούνται για να εξακριβωθεί η χρήση της κάνναβης σε ογκολογικούς και χρόνιους ασθενείς. Introduction: Medical cannabis or Medical marijuana has been used for a number of years as a complementary treatment to alleviate symptoms caused by cancer and other chronic diseases. Although this is one of the most controversial topics in medicine, in recent years it has caught the attraction of researchers to verify its safe administration. Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate the use of cannabis in the management of symptoms in people with cancer and other chronic diseases. Material and method: A review of literature has been conducted in most recent published articles from the past 3 years (2017-2020). The research was performed in the following databases: PubMed, Cinahl, Scopus and Google Scholar and the keywords used to filter the results were as follows: Medical Marijuana, symptoms management, Pain management, oncology patients or cancer patients, inflammatory bowel diseases and multiple sclerosis. Results: In this study, 8 articles were included which met the predefined criteria. The majority of these articles found that medical marijuana had positive effects in symptom management especially in pain management, wellbeing as well as in spasticity, bleeding and diarrhea, in in patients with cancer and other chronic diseases. Despite this, the rates were not statistically significant; as a result, the beneficial properties of the use of medical marijuana have not been scientifically proved yet. Conclusions: The results of several studies have found that positive effects can be caused by using cannabis; however, it has not been accepted by the scientific community. That may have been attributed to the lack of clinical trials due to its legal status. Therefore, more research is needed to ascertain the use of cannabis in oncology and chronic patients. Completed

  • English
    Authors: 
    Ajevskis, Viktors;
    Country: Germany

    This study presents an approach based on a perturbation technique to construct global solutions to dynamic stochastic general equilibrium models (DSGE). The main idea is to expand a solution in a series of powers of a small parameter scaling the uncertainty in the economy around a solution to the deterministic model, i.e. the model where the volatility of the shocks vanishes. If a deterministic path is global in state variables, then so are the constructed solutions to the stochastic model, whereas these solutions are local in the scaling parameter. Under the assumption that a deterministic path is already known the higher order terms in the expansion are obtained recursively by solving linear rational expectations models with time-varying parameters. The present work proposes a method rested on backward recursion for solving this type of models.

  • Open Access English
    Publisher: Nanaimo Free Press
    Country: Canada

    https://viurrspace.ca/bitstream/handle/10613/22550/Mar24-1886.pdf?sequence=2

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Christou, Andria;
    Publisher: Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts, Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Cyprus University of Technology
    Country: Cyprus

    Food waste is one of the major worldwide problems with an increase trend. At the same time there are approximately “two billion people suffering from hunger and malnutrition worldwide with about 21.000 people dying everyday due to hunger related causes”. Based on the Food and Agriculture Organization known as (FAO) almost “1.3 billion tons of food per year” is being wasted. With such a big amount of waste we could feed all the people that are suffering from hunger. (GHOSH, SHARMA, HAIGH, EVERS, & HO, 2015). All this wastage that happens not only affects the food chain, but it also affects the environment, the economy and the society. These problems are mostly arising from the industrialized countries and induce the way “production, financial, technical, managerial resources are operated”. (Secondi, et. al, 2015). However; most of the wastage is occurring because of “the cultural, social or economic decisions made by producers and lastly consumers” (Secondi, Principato, & Laureti, 2015). Consumers is the main reason why there is a big amount of food loss as the biggest part of waste comes from the household. More specifically it is estimated that 40% of food wasting comes from the domestic section. The consumers are causing this food waste because of their “lifestyle, cooking habits and socioeconomic condition”.(Iacovidou, Ohandja, Gronow, & Voulvoulis, 2012). In small countries like Cyprus there is a huge amount of food waste section especially in household units. This is due to the lifestyle and culture of Cypriots. Countries from the Mediterranean area of the world are most likely closer to their families because they live in small communities (Zorpas, et. al, 2015). This research is focused particularly in the case of Cyprus. As a community, Cypriots are not aware of how to reduce food waste in the household because of their lifestyle (Zorpas, Lasaridi, Voukkali, Loizia, & Chroni, 2015). Cooking is vital for Cypriot families as it is the main way of coming all together, although this is how food waste starts off: cooking a large amount of food, three to four different servings of food per day or throwing away leftovers. My aim is to share the acknowledgment on this cultural issue that comes from the household section in Cyprus, by raising awareness through different facts that might help them understand the consequences of their actions (Georgas1997.Pdf. (n.d.). Through this research it is evident that consumers preferred watching a video instead of a printed work. Thus it would be more influential to express these problems by creating a motion graphic video and to share the acknowledgement about food waste, more specifically in the households. Committee member : Nicos Souleles Committee member : Eva Korae Completed

  • English
    Authors: 
    Yatsui, Takashi; Jagadish, Chennupati; Lerondel, Gilles;
    Publisher: HAL CCSD
    Country: France

    International audience

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Mihaylova, Lyudmila; Gning, Amadou; Doychinov, V.; Boel, R.;
    Publisher: Luebeck
    Country: United Kingdom

    Large traffic network systems require handling huge amounts of data, often distributed over a large geographical region in space and time. Centralised processing is not then the right choice in such cases. In this paper we develop a parallelised Gaussian Mixture Model filter (GMMF) for traffic networks aimed to: 1) work with high amounts of data and heterogenous data (from different sensor modalities), 2) provide robustness in the presence of sparse and missing sensor data, 3) able to incorporate different models in different traffic segments and represent various traffic regimes, 4) able to cope with multimodalities (e.g., due to multimodal measurement likelihood or multimodal state probability density functions). The efficiency of the parallelised GMMF is investigated over traffic flows based on macroscopic modelling and compared with a centralised GMMF. The proposed GMM approach is general, it is applicable to systems where the overall state vector can be partitioned into state components (subsets), corresponding to certain geographical regions, such that most of the interactions take place within the subsets. The performance of the paralellised and centralised GMMFs is investigated and evaluated in terms of accuracy and complexity.

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Cobacho Tornel, María Belén;
    Publisher: Centro de Producción de Contenidos Digitales
    Country: Spain

    This video studies the sign of a quadratic form depending on parameters.

  • Other research product . 2018
    Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Savva, Andreas;
    Country: Cyprus

    Mirror, wooden sticks 5x5x2m

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