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Haute école de gestion de Genève

Vehicle routing for a complex waste collection problem

Markov, Ilya ; Varone, Sacha ; Bierlaire, Michel

In: Proceedings of the 14th Swiss Transport Research Conference, Monte Verità - Ascona, May 14-16 2014, 2014, p. 27 p.

We consider a complex waste collection problem, where the residents of a certain region dispose of recyclable waste, which is collected using a fixed heterogeneous fleet of vehicles with different volume and weight capacities, fixed costs, unit distance running costs and hourly driver wage rates. Each tour starts and ends at one of several depots, not necessarily the same, and is a sequence of...

Haute école de gestion de Genève

Vehicle routing for a complex waste collection problem

Markov, Ilya ; Varone, Sacha ; Bierlaire, Michel

In: Proceedings of the 14th Swiss Transport Research Conference, Monte Verità - Ascona, May 14-16 2014, 2014, p. 1-27

We consider a complex waste collection problem, where the residents of a certain region dispose of recyclable waste, which is collected using a fixed heterogeneous fleet of vehicles with different volume and weight capacities, fixed costs, unit distance running costs and hourly driver wage rates. Each tour starts and ends at one of several depots, not necessarily the same, and is a sequence of...

Haute école de gestion de Genève

Video and course content discussion on Massive Open Online Courses : an exploratory research

Dubosson, Magali ; Broillet, Alexandra ; Emad, Sabine ; Kampf, Constance

In: Proceedings of International Professional Communication Conference (IEEE IPCC), Pittsburg, USA, 13-15 october 2014.

This paper deals with the ways in which Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) participants use course related forums and the contribution of those forums to the learning experience of their virtual students. We focused on the comparison between, on one hand, video content provided by the course organizers and on the other hand, the content provided by user discussions in the forums. Our methodology...

Haute école de gestion de Genève

“What and how do we learn from LinkedIn forums?” An exploratory investigation

Emad, Sabine ; Kampf, Constance ; Broillet, Alexandra

In: Proceedings of International Professional Communication Conference (IEEE IPCC), Pittsburg, USA, 13-15 october 2014

This study examines several academic and professional LinkedIn forums, and using a grounded theory perspective, observes three key lifelong learning interactions for participants—a) problem solving through shared learning and helping processes,” b) a technical features learning center for learning new interfaces and features, and c) social networking. These three interactions offer a...

Haute école de gestion de Genève

The use of built-in digital backchannels in professional communication within academic conferences in virtual worlds : A comparison with the use of Twitter in real life conferences

Emad, Sabine ; Broillet, Alexandra

In: Proceedings of International Professional Communication Conference (IEEE IPCC), Pittsburg, USA, 13-15 october 2014.

This paper deals with the use of built-in digital backchannels within academic conferences in three dimensional virtual worlds (VW) and combines qualitative and quantitative methods to answer the following research questions: does the use of built-in digital backchannels enhance communication, collaboration and knowledge expansion amongst participants in professional communication academic...

Haute école de gestion de Genève

The ethical, social and pedagogical benefits of teaching marketing with not-for-profit organization projects

Emad, Sabine ; Von Büren, Christopher

In: Proceedings of Marketing Educators' Association (MEA), Silicon Valley, USA, 24-25 april 2014

In a context where universities are often criticized of inadequately preparing their students for the real world, especially in applied disciplines like marketing, this paper looks at the on-going collaboration with a non-profit organization, enabling students to apply the marketing theory on real case situations, while collecting feedback from the sponsoring organization and being given the...

Haute école de gestion de Genève

Offre numérique en bibliothèque spécialisée : appréhender la perception des usagers via une expérimentation de prêt de dispositifs de lecture nomades, le projet Calliopê

Epron, Benoît ; Pouchot, Stéphanie ; Dillaerts, Hans ; Printz, Philippe

In: Les enjeux de l'information et de la communication, 2014, vol. 15, no. 1, p. 67-81

Regardless of passing trends related to new reading devices, lending digital content and devices constitutes for the libraries a response to a need in terms of access to information. In this context, the Calliopê project aims to understand the way patrons receive such an offer, in terms of content organization and the accordance of the borrowed reading devices with the digital content. Our...

Haute école de gestion de Genève

Economic considerations in risk management : lessons learned from H1N1 influenza

Pasquini-Descombs, Hélène ; Brender, Nathalie ; Maradan, David

In: IDRC Davos 2014 : extended abstracts, oral presentations, special panels, sessions and workshops, Davos, 24-28 August 2014, 2014, p. 112-115

The objective of this review study is to improve the proficiency of cost calculation and forecasting in pandemic risk management. The 2009 A/H1N1 influenza pandemic has generated additional data and triggered new studies that open debate over the optimal strategy for handling a pandemic. A point of improvement for the risk analysis of such crises that is often mentioned in lessons-learned...