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    • Beeping socks and chirping arm bands: wearables that foster free play 

      Rosales, Andrea; Sayago Barrantes, Sergio; Blat, Josep (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2015-06-10)
      Three wearable playful accessories incorporate design principles that promote individuality, natural interaction, ubiquity, and intimacy to encourage spontaneous open- ended social interaction in school-age children.
    • Behaviour of a concrete wall containing micro‐encapsulated PCM after a decade of its construction 

      Cabeza, Luisa F.; Navarro Farré, Lidia; Pisello, Anna Laura; Olivieri, Lorenzo; Bartolomé, Cesar; Sánchez Sánchez, José; Álvarez Domínguez, Servando; Tenorio, José Antonio (Elsevier, 2019)
      Today, our society has the duty of reducing the energy consumed in the building sector. A promising technology to achieve this goal is the implementation of thermal energy storage (TES) solutions in buildings envelope. ...
    • Behaviour of green facades in Mediterranean Continental climate 

      Pérez Luque, Gabriel; Rincón, Lídia; González, J. M.; Cabeza, Luisa F. (Elsevier, 2011)
      In order to obtain data on the behaviour of green facades in buildings as a passive system for energy savings in dry Mediterranean Continental climate a long-term work has been performed. This paper presents the first ...
    • Benchmarking of useful phase change materials for a building application 

      Navarro Farré, Lidia; Solé, Aran; Martín, Marc; Barreneche Güerisoli, Camila; Olivieri, Lorenzo; Tenorio, José Antonio; Cabeza, Luisa F. (Elsevier, 2018)
      Nowadays, there is an increasing interest in more efficient building materials and new technologies to accomplish the objectives defined by energy policies. The combination of energy efficient building designs and integration ...
    • Biblio-MetReS for user-friendly mining of genes and biological processes in scientific documents 

      Usié Chimenos, Anabel; Karathia, Hiren; Teixidó Torrelles, Ivan; Alves, Rui; Solsona Tehàs, Francesc (PeerJ, 2014)
      One way to initiate the reconstruction of molecular circuits is by using automated text-mining techniques. Developing more efficient methods for such reconstruction is a topic of active research, and those methods are ...
    • Biblio-MetReS: A bibliometric network reconstruction application and server 

      Usié Chimenos, Anabel; Karathia, Hiren; Teixidó Torrelles, Ivan; Valls Marsal, Joan; Faus i Torà, Xavier; Alves, Rui; Solsona Tehàs, Francesc (BioMed Central, 2011)
      Background: Reconstruction of genes and/or protein networks from automated analysis of the literature is one of the current targets of text mining in biomedical research. Some user-friendly tools already perform this ...
    • Bibliometric analysis of smart control applications in thermal energy storage systems. A model predictive control approach 

      Tarragona, Joan; Gracia Cuesta, Alvaro de; Cabeza, Luisa F. (Elsevier, 2020)
      In the existing literature, the importance of control methods used to manage the operation of thermal energy storage systems increased in the last years. However, the application of smart control strategies is still far ...
    • Bioinspired electronic white cane implementation based on a LIDAR, a tri-axial accelerometer and a tactile belt 

      Pallejà Cabrè, Tomàs; Tresánchez Ribes, Marcel; Teixidó Cairol, Mercè; Palacín Roca, Jordi (Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI), 2010)
      This work proposes the creation of a bioinspired electronic white cane for blind people using the whiskers principle for short-range navigation and exploration. Whiskers are coarse hairs of an animal's face that tells the ...
    • Blacklist muti-objective genetic algorithm for energy saving in heterogeneous environments 

      Gabaldon Ponsa, Eloi; Lérida Monsó, Josep Lluís; Guirado Fernández, Fernando; Planes Cid, Jordi (Springer, 2017)
      Reducing energy consumption in large-scale computing facilities has become a major concern in recent years. Most of the techniques have focused on determining the computing requirements based on load predictions and thus ...
    • Boolean lexicographic optimization: algorithms & applications 

      Marques-Silva, Joao; Argelich Romà, Josep; Graça, Ana; Lynce, Inês (Springer Verlag, 2011)
      Multi-Objective Combinatorial Optimization (MOCO) problems find a wide range of practical application problems, some of which involving Boolean variables and constraints. This paper develops and evaluates algorithms for ...
    • Boosting Open CSPs 

      Macho González, Santiago; Ansótegui Gil, Carlos José; Meseguer, Pedro (Springer Verlag, 2006)
      In previous work, a new approach called Open CSP (OCSP) was defined as a way of integrate information gathering and problem solving. Instead of collecting all variable values before CSP resolution starts, OCSP asks for ...
    • Building a Mobile Robot for a Floor-Cleaning Operation in Domestic Environments 

      Palacín Roca, Jordi; Salse, José Antonio; Valgañón, Ignasi; Clua, Xavier (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2004)
      Domestic robots are one of the new industrial challenges. In this paper, a floor-cleaning robot specifically designed for this function is proposed. Aspects such as sensor placement, motor control, robot control, and ...
    • Building a usable and accessible semantic web interaction platform 

      García González, Roberto; Gimeno Illa, Juan Manuel; Perdrix Sapiña, Ferran; Gil Iranzo, Rosa María; Oliva Solé, Marta; López, Juan Miguel; Pascual Almenara, Afra; Sendín Veloso, Montserrat (Springer, 2010)
      Semantic Web applications take off is being slower than expected, at least with respect to “real-world” applications and users. One of the main reasons for this lack of adoption is that most Semantic Web user interfaces ...
    • Building integration of PCM for natural cooling of buildings 

      Álvarez, Servando; Cabeza, Luisa F.; Ruiz-Pardo, Álvaro; Castell, Albert; Tenorio, José Antonio (Elsevier, 2013)
      The use of night cooling ventilation in addition of phase change materials (PCMs) is a very powerful strategy for reducing the cooling demand of buildings. Nevertheless, there are inherent drawbacks in the way things ...
    • Building thermal storage technology: Compensating renewable energy fluctuations 

      Guerrero Delgado, M. Carmen; Sánchez Ramos, José; Álvarez Domínguez, Servando; Tenorio, José Antonio; Cabeza, Luisa F. (Elsevier, 2020)
      Emerging technologies and new intelligent management systems will be needed to rise to the energy challenges posed by buildings today. Thermally activated building systems (TABS) are attracting growing interest on the back ...
    • Capturing Structure with Satisfiability 

      Béjar Torres, Ramón; Cabiscol i Teixidó, Alba; Fernàndez Camon, César; Manyà Serres, Felip; Gomes, Carla (Springer Verlag, 2001)
      We present Regular-SAT, an extension of Boolean Satisfiability basedon a class of many-valuedCNF formulas. Regular-SAT shares many properties with Boolean SAT, which allows us to generalize some of the best known SAT ...
    • Carbonaceous residues from biomass gasification as catalysts for biodiesel production 

      Luque, Rafael; Pineda, Antonio; Colmenares, Juan C.; Campelo, Juan M.; Romero, Antonio A.; Serrano-Ruiz, Juan Carlos; Cabeza, Luisa F.; Cot Gores, Jaume (Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of SciencesElsevier, 2012)
      Tars and alkali ashes from biomass gasification processes currently constitute one of the major problems in biomass valorisation, generating clogging of filters and issues related with the purity of syngas production. To ...
    • CART, a Decision SLA Model for SaaS Providers to Keep QoS Regarding Availability and Performance 

      Mateo Fornés, Jordi; Solsona Tehàs, Francesc; Vilaplana Mayoral, Jordi; Teixidó Torrelles, Ivan; Rius Torrentó, Josep Maria (IEEE, 2019)
      Cloud systems are becoming a powerful tool for business. The evidence of the advantages of offering infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), or software as a service (SaaS) is overwhelming. ...
    • Cathodic Protection Using Aluminum Metal in Chloride Molten Salts as Thermal Energy Storage Material in Concentrating Solar Power Plants 

      Fernández, Ángel G.; Cabeza, Luisa F. (MDPI, 2020)
      The new generation of concentrated solar power (CSP) plants to be developed presents a great challenge related to the increase in maximum operating temperature since molten salt CSP technologies require alternative salt ...
    • Center-pivot automatization for agrochemical use 

      Palacín Roca, Jordi; Salse, José Antonio; Clua, Xavier; Arnó Satorra, Jaume; Blanco Ortiz, Ricardo; Zanuy, C. (Elsevier, 2005)
      This paper presents an agrochemical application system that could be incorporated into existing irrigating center-pivots. The system consisted of a hydraulic circuit with emitters, where the dose was individually controlled ...