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Perspectives and ambitions of interdisciplinary connectivity researchers

Paton, Eva Nora ; Smetanová, Anna ; Krueger, Tobias ; Parsons, Anthony (2019-01-29)

The article reviews research perspectives and ambitions of connectivity scientists in order to facilitate and improve joint connectivity research efforts across disciplinary boundaries. The assessment of four very different viewpoints (pragmatic, conceptual, epistemological and ontological) on connectivity signifies the diversity of thought and practice in the connectivity community and calls f...

Spillover effects of sustainable consumption: combining identity process theory and theories of practice

Frezza, Marcia ; Whitmarsh, Lorraine ; Schäfer, Martina ; Schrader, Ulf (2019-02-19)

Work organizations that implement sustainability strategies can create supportive environments for the performance of sustainable routines. For instance, employers have the capacity to influence sustainable lifestyles of their employees by increasing spillover effects from workplaces to home settings. These circumstances provide a potential pathway to change routinized activities in different d...

Control of Chimera States in Multilayer Networks

Omelchenko, Iryna ; Hülser, Tobias ; Zakharova, Anna ; Schöll, Eckehard (2019-01-30)

Chimera states are intriguing complex spatio-temporal patterns of coexisting coherent and incoherent domains. They can often be observed in networks with non-local coupling topology, where each element interacts with its neighbors within a fixed range. In small-size non-locally coupled networks, chimera states usually exhibit short lifetimes and erratic drifting of the spatial position of the i...

Micro-Patterning of PEG-Based Hydrogels With Gold Nanoparticles Using a Reactive Micro-Contact-Printing Approach

Yesildag, Cigdem ; Ouyang, Zhaofei ; Zhang, Zhenfang ; Lensen, Marga C. (2019-01-17)

In this work a novel, relatively simple, and fast method for patterning of gold nanoparticles (Au NPs) on poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG)-based hydrogels is presented. In the hereby exploited reactive micro-contact printing (reactive-μ-CP) process, the surface of a micro-relief patterned PDMS-stamp is first functionalized with an amino-silane self-assembled monolayer (SAM), which is then inked with...

Crystallisation Phenomena of In2O3:H Films

Muydinov, Ruslan ; Steigert, Alexander ; Wollgarten, Markus ; Michałowski, Paweł Piotr ; Bloeck, Ulrike ; Pflug, Andreas ; Erfurt, Darja ; Klenk, Reiner ; Körner, Stefan ; Lauermann, Iver ; Szyszka, Bernd (2019-01-15)

The crystallisation of sputter-deposited, amorphous In2O3:H films was investigated. The influence of deposition and crystallisation parameters onto crystallinity and electron hall mobility was explored. Significant precipitation of metallic indium was discovered in the crystallised films by electron energy loss spectroscopy. Melting of metallic indium at ~160 °C was suggested to promote primary...

Alternative Biochemistries for Alien Life: Basic Concepts and Requirements for the Design of a Robust Biocontainment System in Genetic Isolation

Diwo, Christian ; Budisa, Nediljko (2018-12-28)

The universal genetic code, which is the foundation of cellular organization for almost all organisms, has fostered the exchange of genetic information from very different paths of evolution. The result of this communication network of potentially beneficial traits can be observed as modern biodiversity. Today, the genetic modification techniques of synthetic biology allow for the design of spe...

A Tangible Solution for Hand Motion Tracking in Clinical Applications

Salchow-Hömmen, Christina ; Callies, Leonie ; Laidig, Daniel ; Valtin, Markus ; Schauer, Thomas ; Seel, Thomas (2019-01-08)

Objective real-time assessment of hand motion is crucial in many clinical applications including technically-assisted physical rehabilitation of the upper extremity. We propose an inertial-sensor-based hand motion tracking system and a set of dual-quaternion-based methods for estimation of finger segment orientations and fingertip positions. The proposed system addresses the specific requiremen...

Visualizing Music Psychology: A Bibliometric Analysis of Psychology of Music, Music Perception, and Musicae Scientiae from 1973 to 2017

Anglada-Tort, Manuel ; Sanfilippo, Katie Rose M. (2019-01-25)

Music psychology has grown drastically since being established in the middle of the 19th century. However, until now, no large-scale computational bibliometric analysis of the scientific literature in music psychology has been carried out. This study aims to analyze all published literature from the journals Psychology of Music, Music Perception, and Musicae Scientiae. The retrieved literature ...

Commentary on Canonne (2018): Listening to Improvisation

Anglada-Tort, Manuel (2018)

The target study explores whether evaluations of the same piece of music differ under two distinct listening conditions: listening to a piece described either as an improvisation or as a preexisting composition. Participants (N = 16) in the two conditions listened to the same musical piece and provided verbal evaluative judgements. The author used a grounded theory approach to analyze listeners...

Neuer Optimierungsansatz für die Entwicklung hochkomplexer monolithisch integrierter Indiumphosphid Mach-Zehnder Terabit Transmitterchips

Rausch, Marko (2019)

Um dem auch zukünftig stark ansteigenden Datenverkehrsaufkommen gerecht zu werden, bedarf es leistungsfähiger optischer Daten- und Kommunikationsnetze stetig steigender Kapazität. Das ist nur zu erreichen durch eine ständige Weiterentwicklung aller erforderlichen Netzkomponenten im Hinblick auf Bandbreite, Signalqualität, Leistungsaufnahme und Komplexität (speziell Sender, Router und Empfänger)...

The physics of traffic and regional development

Helbing, Dirk ; Nagel, Kai (2004)

This contribution summarizes and explains various principles from physics which are used for the simulation of traffic flows in large street networks, the modelling of destination, transport mode, and route choice, or the simulation of urban growth and regional development. The methods stem from many-particle physics, from kinetic gas theory, or fluid dynamics. They involve energy and entropy c...

Incorporating within link dynamics in an agent-based computationally faster and scalable queue model

Agarwal, Amit ; Lämmel, Gregor ; Nagel, Kai (2017)

The growing pace of urbanization increases the need of simulation models to handle large-scale scenarios in reasonable time. The present study proposes a fast spatial queue model, which is anchored to an agent-based travel demand simulation framework. The existing queue model is extended to produce more realistic flow dynamics by introducing backward travelling holes to mixed traffic conditions...

Mind the price gap: How optimal emission pricing relates to the EU CO2 reduction targets

Kickhöfer, Benjamin ; Agarwal, Amit ; Nagel, Kai (2018)

From the transport economic literature, it is known that optimal pricing of (environmental) externalities improves the urban system. In contrast to theory-based optimal pricing strategies, real-world policy setting often follows so-called “backcasting” approaches where certain targets are set, and policy measures are implemented in order to reach those targets. An example for the latter approac...

Adaptive traffic signal control for real-world scenarios in agent-based transport simulations

Thunig, Theresa ; Kühnel, Nico ; Nagel, Kai (2019)

This study provides an open-source implementation of a decentralized, adaptive signal control algorithm in the agent-based transport simulation MATSim, which is applicable for large-scale real-world scenarios. The implementation is based on the algorithm proposed by Lämmer and Helbing (2008), which had promising results, but was not applicable to real-world scenarios in its published form. The ...

ABC_DJ Implementation in Territories Outside Europe

Reguera, Lucía ; Muñoz, Bruno ; Pozo, Nerea (2019-01-02)

This report lays the foundation for a possible transfer of novel audio branding and in-store music concepts, monetising schemes to Asia and the Americas. A first survey of procedural, legal, technical and cultural requirements for the export of audio branding services is produced. Being the final analysis of our research, we have dedicated this document to the legal backdrop and regulations of...

Agreement on a New Single License Model for In-Store Audio Systems for European Collecting Societies

Reguera, Lucía ; Muñoz, Bruno ; Pozo, Nerea ; Roozendaal, Dave (2019-01-02)

The goal of this document is to propose a novel, convenient and adequate in-store license model for both users and CMOs. To this end we have carried out a case study integrating three different users, from a CMO perspective: A Music Provider, and two end users (a 100 sq m clothing store and bar). The goal is to demonstrate, in a practical way, the procedures these users would need to follow, i...

Final Research Report for Sound Design and Audio Player

Schwarz, Diemo ; Fourer, Dominique (2018-12-31)

This deliverable describes the work on Task 4.3 Algorithms for sound design and feature developments for audio player. The audio player runs on the in-store player (ISP) and takes care of rendering the music playlists via beat-synchronous automatic DJ mixing, taking advantage of the rich musical content description extracted in T4.2 (beat markers, structural segmentation into intro and outro, m...

Final Research Report on Auto-Tagging of Music

Schwarz, Diemo ; Peeters, Geoffroy ; Cohen-Hadria, Alice ; Fourer, Dominique ; Marchand, Ugo ; Mignot, Rémi ; Cornu, Frédéric ; Laffitte, Pierre ; Schindler, Daniel ; Hofmann, Robin ; Spadaveccia, Rino (2018-12-12)

The deliverable D4.7 concerns the work achieved by IRCAM until M36 for the “auto-tagging of music”. The deliverable is a research report. The software libraries resulting from the research have been integrated into Fincons/HearDis! Music Library Manager or are used by TU Berlin. The final software libraries are described in D4.5. The research work on auto-tagging has concentrated on four aspe...

Music Providers Landscape Europe

Torres, Borja ; Roozendaal, Dave ; Reguera, Lucía (2016-06-30)

This text gives a comprehensive overview of the landscape of European music creators and their respective multipliers in an audio branding and in-store music context. This includes an investigation of music management procedures as well as audio file formats and qualities in use.

Analysis of European IP Laws for Audio Branding Context

Reguera, Lucía ; Planas, Noemí ; Muñoz, Bruno (2016-12-31)

This document is the first of two dealing with the legal regulations and the management of the Intellectual Property (IP) rights involved in audio branding processes and is complemented with document D7.1. After conducting a thorough search of bibliography both online and in specialised libraries, and holding informal meetings with the Commission’s department in charge of copyright policy and l...