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    • S-PC: An e-treatment application for management of smoke-quitting patients 

      Vilaplana Mayoral, Jordi; Solsona Tehàs, Francesc; Abella i Pons, Francesc; Cuadrado, Josep; Alves, Rui; Mateo, Jordi (Elsevier, 2014)
      The main objective ofthis paper is to present a new program thatfacilitates the management of people who want to quit smoking, implemented through an e-treatment software called S-PC (Smoker Patient Control). S-PC is a ...
    • SAT-based MaxSAT algorithms 

      Ansótegui Gil, Carlos José; Bonet, Maria Luisa; Levy, Jordi (Elsevier, 2013)
      Many industrial optimization problems can be translated to MaxSAT. Although the general problem is NP hard, like SAT, many practical problems may be solved using modern MaxSAT solvers. In this paper we present several ...
    • Scalable Consistency in T-Coffee Through Apache Spark and Cassandra Database 

      Lladós Segura, Jordi; Cores Prado, Fernando; Guirado Fernández, Fernando (Mary Ann Liebert, 2018)
      Next-generation sequencing, also known as high-throughput sequencing, has increased the volume of genetic data processed by sequencers. In the bioinformatic scientific area, highly rated multiple sequence alignment tools, ...
    • Scalar field oscillations contributing to dark energy 

      Massó, Eduard; Rota, Francesc; Zsembinszki, Gabriel (American Physical Society, 2005)
      We use action-angle variables to describe the basic physics of coherent scalar field oscillations in the expanding universe. These analytical mechanics methods have some advantages, like the identification of adiabatic ...
    • Seguimiento y control de pacientes fumadores en proceso de deshabituación mediante SMS. Una experiencia en e-salud 

      Abella i Pons, Francesc; Vilarasau, Assumpció; Cuadrado, Josep; Solsona Tehàs, Francesc; Alves, Rui; Vilaplana Mayoral, Jordi; Serra, Joan (Asociación Española de Estudios en Drogodependencias, 2014)
      El consumo de tabaco continúa siendo una importante causa de morbilidad y mortalidad. El proceso terapéutico para abandonar el tabaco consiste en la desintoxicación física de la nicotina y en el mantenimiento de la abstinencia ...
    • Selection and characterization of recycled materials for sensible thermal energy storage 

      Navarro, Maria E.; Martínez, Mònica; Gil, Antoni; Fernández Renna, Ana Inés; Cabeza, Luisa F.; Olives, R.; Py, Xavier (Elsevier, 2012)
      Alternative low cost materials are evaluated through the valorization of by-products derived from mining and metallurgical industry for solid sensible heat based energy storage systems. They were used either as received ...
    • Selection of materials with potential in sensible thermal energy storage 

      Fernández Renna, Ana Inés; Martínez, Mònica; Segarra Rubí, Mercè; Martorell, Ingrid; Cabeza, Luisa F. (Elsevier, 2010)
      Thermal energy storage is a technology under investigation since the early 1970s. Since then, numerous new applications have been found and muchwork has been done to bring this technology to the market. Nevertheless, the ...
    • Selection of the appropriate phase change material for two innovative compact energy storage systems in residential buildings 

      Zsembinszki, Gabriel; Fernández, Ángel G.; Cabeza, Luisa F. (MDPI, 2020)
      The implementation of thermal energy storage systems using phase change materials to support the integration of renewable energies is a key element that allows reducing the energy consumption in buildings by increasing ...
    • Semantic copyright management for internet-wide knowledge sharing and reuse 

      García González, Roberto; Gil Iranzo, Rosa María (Emerald, 2008)
      Purpose – To extract the full potential from internet-wide knowledge sharing and reuse, the underlying copyright issues must be taken into account and managed using digital rights management (DRM) tools. The paper aims ...
    • Semantic data integration in a newspaper content management system 

      Abelló, Alberto; García González, Roberto; Gil Iranzo, Rosa María; Oliva Solé, Marta; Perdrix Sapiña, Ferran (Springer, 2006)
      A newspaper content management system has to deal with a very heterogeneous information space as the experience in the Diari Segre newspaper has shown us. The greatest problem is to harmonise the different ways the involved ...
    • Semantic Web applications: a framework for industry and business exploitation – What is needed for the adoption of the Semantic Web from the market and industry 

      Lytras, Miltiadis D.; García González, Roberto (Inderscience, 2008)
      In recent years, Semantic Web (SW) research has resulted in significant outcomes. Various industries have adopted SW technologies, while the ‘deep web’ is still pursuing the critical transformation point, in which the ...
    • Semantics-supported cooperative learning for enhanced awareness 

      Collazos Ordóñez, César A.; García González, Roberto (Inderscience, 2007)
      Awareness is required for supporting all forms of cooperation. In Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL), awareness can be used for enhancing collaborative opportunities across physical distances and in ...
    • Sensitivity of tree volume measurement to trajectory errors from a terrestrial LIDAR scanner 

      Pallejà Cabrè, Tomàs; Tresánchez Ribes, Marcel; Teixidó Cairol, Mercè; Sanz Cortiella, Ricardo; Rosell Polo, Joan Ramon; Palacín Roca, Jordi (Elsevier, 2010)
      The use of terrestrial LIDARs in agriculture enables the measurement of structural parameters of the orchards such as the volume of the trees. The sequence of two-dimensional scans performed with a LIDAR attached to a ...
    • Sensor networks and distributed CSP: communication, computation and complexity 

      Béjar Torres, Ramón; Domshlak, Carmel; Fernàndez Camon, César; Gomes, Carla; Krishnamachari, Bhaskar; Selman, Bart; Valls Marsal, Magda (Elsevier, 2005)
      We introduce SensorDCSP, a naturally distributed benchmark based on a real-world application that arises in the context of networked distributed systems. In order to study the performance of Distributed CSP (DisCSP) ...
    • Service life of the dwelling stock in Spain 

      Rincón, Lídia; Pérez Luque, Gabriel; Cabeza, Luisa F. (Springer Verlag, 2013)
      Purpose Service life of buildings is an essential parameter to evaluate its operational impact in life cycle assessment (LCA). Although most studies assume building service life about 75 to 100 years since no reliable ...
    • Simulation analysis of an innovative micro-solar 2kWe Organic Rankine Cycle plant coupled with a multi-apartments building for domestic hot water supply 

      Arteconi, Alessia; Del Zotto, Luca; Tascioni, Roberto; Mahkamov, Khamid; Underwood, Chris; Cabeza, Luisa F.; Gracia Cuesta, Alvaro de; Pili, Piero; Mintsa, André C.; Bartolini, Carlo M.; Gimbernat, Toni; Botargues, Teresa; Halimic, Elvedin; Cioccolanti, Luca (Elsevier, 2019)
      Combined heat and power plants driven by renewable energy sources (RES) are becoming more and more popular, given the energy transition towards the integration of more renewable energy sources in the power generation mix. ...
    • Simulation and control of thermally activated building systems (TABS) 

      Romaní Picas, Joaquim; Gracia Cuesta, Alvaro de; Cabeza, Luisa F. (Elsevier, 2016)
      Buildings account for a significant amount of global energy use and CO2 emissions. Thermally Activated Building Systems (TABS) are a technology with potential for significantly reducing buildings energy use. TABS are heating ...
    • Simulation-based optimization of PCM melting temperature to improve the energy performance in buildings 

      Saffari Tabalvandani, Mohammad; Gracia Cuesta, Alvaro de; Fernàndez Camon, César; Cabeza, Luisa F. (Elsevier, 2017)
      Globally, a considerable amount of energy is consumed by the building sector. The building envelope can highly influence the energy consumption in buildings. In this regard, innovative technologies such as thermal energy ...
    • Single layer mortars with microencapsulated PCM: Study of physical and thermal properties, and fire behaviour 

      Haurie, Laia; Serrano, Susana; Bosch González, Montse; Fernández Renna, Ana Inés; Cabeza, Luisa F. (Elsevier, 2016)
      Phase change materials are a promising strategy to reduce energy consumption in a wide range of applications including the building sector. Many studies have been done to evaluate the impact of PCM on thermal properties ...
    • Smart control of dynamic phase change material wall system 

      Gracia Cuesta, Alvaro de; Tarragona, Joan; Crespo, Alicia; Fernàndez Camon, César (Elsevier, 2020)
      This work presents two different smart control algorithms to manage a novel phase change material system integrated into building walls and roofs. This system is able to move a phase change material layer with respect to ...