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Università della Svizzera italiana

Workload characterization of JVM languages

Sarimbekov, Aibek ; Binder, Walter (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2014 ; 2014INFO003.

Being developed with a single language in mind, namely Java, the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) nowadays is targeted by numerous programming languages. Automatic memory management, Just-In-Time (JIT) compilation, and adaptive optimizations provided by the JVM make it an attractive target for different language implementations. Even though being targeted by so many languages, the JVM has been tuned...

Université de Neuchâtel

Efficient support for confidentiality-preserving publish/subscribe systems

Onica, Emanuel ; Felber, Pascal (Dir.) ; Mercier, Hugues (Codir.) ; Rivière, Etienne (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2014.

Publish/subscribe (pub/sub) is an attractive communication paradigm that offers efficient and decoupled information dissemination in distributed environments. Publishers generate the flow of information as publications, which are routed to subscribers based on their interests expressed as subscriptions. In the most common functional model, an infrastructure of brokers store the subscriptions,...

Università della Svizzera italiana

End-user development of mashups using live natural language programming

Aghaee, Saeed ; Pautasso, Cesare (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2014 ; 2014INFO002.

The emergence of the long-tail in the market of software applications is shifting the role of end-users from mere consumers to becoming developers of applications addressing their unique, personal, and transient needs. On the Web, a popular form of such applications is called mashup, built out of the lightweight composition of Web APIs (reusable software components delivered as a service...

Université de Neuchâtel

The role of indole in maize-herbivore interactions

Veyrat, Nathalie ; Turlings, Ted (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2014.

In order to counter herbivore attacks, plants have developed a multitude of defence strategies, including the release herbivore-induced plant volatiles (HIPVs). HIPVs can be used as foraging cues by natural enemies of the herbivores, including predators and parasitoids. In addition, they can also be exploited by herbivores themselves to localize their host plants. Some HIPVs even prime...

Université de Neuchâtel

High-resolution spectroscopic studies in glass-blown and micro-fabricated cells for miniature rubidium atomic clocks

Pellaton, Matthieu ; Mileti, Gaetano (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2014.

Buffer-gas alkali vapour cells form the heart of essentially all types of commercial compact or miniaturized atomic clocks. They reliably hold and confine a vapour of alkali atoms, which provides the atomic transition frequency serving as stable reference for the clock oscillator. The desire to bring atomic clock stability to portable applications such as telecommunication and navigation...

Université de Neuchâtel

Ticks and tick-borne pathogens at the interplay of game and livestock animals in South Africa

Berggoetz, Mirko ; Gern, Lise (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2013.

To evaluate the exposure of wild and domestic ungulates to tick borne-pathogens, and hence to study the pathogen exchange at the wildlife-livestock interface, blood from 181 individual hosts assigned to 18 species and 7364 ticks belonging to 13 species were collected. Samples originated from nine localities in four South African Provinces (Free State, Mpumalanga, Gauteng and Limpopo). Polymerase...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Social support and acceptance among rheumatoid arthritis patients : “learning how to live with chronic pain”

Kostova, Zlatina ; Schulz, Peter J. (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2014 ; 2014COM008.

Chronic pain sufferers with diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) are a category of patients that feels stigmatized, lacking understanding and support from the surrounding social environment (Davison et al., 2000). The invisible and unpredictable character of RA makes it very difficult to be recognized and understood by family, friends, colleagues, and so on, and patients often complain...