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Design space exploration in high-level synthesis

Ferretti, Lorenzo ; Pozzi, Laura (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2020 ; 2020INFO016.

High Level Synthesis (HLS) is a process which, starting from a high-level description of an application (C/C++), generates the corresponding RTL code describing the hardware implementation of the desired functionality. The HLS process is usually controlled by user-given directives (e.g., directives to set whether or not to unroll a loop) which influence the resulting implementation area and...

Public access from Nov 3, 2022
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Common ground in conflict mediation : an argumentative perspective

van Bijnen, Emma Suzanne ; Greco, Sara (Dir.) ; Adrian, Lin (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2020 ; 2020COM005.

Both in the field of argumentation and in studies on conflict mediation, sufficient common ground between parties in conflict is considered a prerequisite for reasonable and sustainable resolutions. Using a two-part structure, this doctoral dissertation focuses on how workplace mediators can broaden and strengthen the common ground between the parties through their communicative interventions....

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Building blocks for leveraging in-network computing

Jepsen, Theo ; Soulé, Robert (Dir.) ; Pedone, Fernando (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2020 ; 2020INFO012.

With the end of Moore's law and Dennard scaling, applications no longer enjoy performance improvements by simply waiting for the next generation of CPUs. This has led to the rise of domain-specific computing. As developers try to squeeze more performance out of applications, they have offloaded application functionality to specialized hardware, such as GPUs, FPGAs and ASICs. Programming these...

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Perception-aware computational fabrication : increasing the apparent gamut of digital fabrication

Piovarči, Michal ; Didyk, Piotr (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2020 ; 2020INFO015.

Haptic and visual feedback are important for assessing objects' quality and affordance. One of the benefits of additive manufacturing is that it enables the creation of objects with personalized tactile and visual properties. This personalization is realized by the ability to deposit functionally graded materials at microscopic resolution. However, faithfully reproducing real-world objects on a...

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Sustainability indicators of corporate communications : translated into public procurement and the implications of their digitalization

Sebastian, Knebel ; Seele, Peter (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2020 ; 2020COM004.

Sustainability Indicators (SIs) are rising. They reach importance in all communications and decisions towards sustainability (Baue, 2019; Hák et al., 2016; Lyytimäki, 2019; UN DESA, 2019; UNRISD, 2019), especially in corporate communications and corporate reporting (GRI, 2019; Knebel & Seele, 2015). With the revised General Procurement Agreement (GPA) from the World Trade Organization (WTO)...

Public access from Nov 27, 2021
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Contours of an urban architectural anthropology : built environment, climate control and socio‐material practices in winter in Chongqing (south‐west China)

Kobi, Madlen

In: Social anthropology/Anthropologie sociale, 2019, vol. 27, no. 4, p. 17 p

The materiality of and daily life in urban high‐rise buildings has barely been researched, especially when compared to the rich anthropological and architectural studies that exist on rural architecture. This article engages with indoor climate control in an urbanising environment. It considers urban architecture as a social field characterised by the interaction of diverse actors such as...

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Warm bodies in the Chinese borderlands : architecture, thermal infrastructure, and territorialization in the arid continental climate of Ürümchi, Xinjiang

Kobi, Madlen

In: Eurasian geography and economics, 2020, vol. 61, no. 1, p. 77-99

Architectural research often considers buildings and settlement practices as local material adaptations to climate, particularly when it comes to the analysis of architecture in rural and small-scale settlements. Based on ethnographic data from the rapidly urbanizing oasis metropolis Ürümchi in China’s northwestern borderlands, this paper goes beyond such a localized view of climate ...

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Studi su Domenico Fontana : 1543-1607

Curcio, Giovanna ; Navone, Nicola ; Villari, Sergio

Mendrisio ; Cinisello Balsamo : Mendrisio Academy Press ; Silvana Editoriale, 2011


ISBN: 978-88-3662241-2

Questo volume trae origine dal convegno internazionale di studi “Cosa è architetto. Domenico Fontana tra Melide, Roma e Napoli (1543-1607), tenutosi a Melide nell’autunno 2007. Un’occasione importante per fare il punto sulle conoscenze riguardanti la figura di Domenico Fontana (Melide 1543-Napoli 1607) che – famoso in particolar modo per la progettazione di obelischi – ha inaugurato...

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Luminance-contrast-aware foveated rendering

Tursun, Okan Tarhan ; Arabadzhiyska-Koleva, Elena ; Wernikowski, Marek ; Mantiuk, Radosław ; Seidel, Hans-Peter ; Myszkowski, Karol ; Didyk, Piotr

In: ACM transactions on graphics, 2019, vol. 38, no. 4, p. 14 p

Current rendering techniques struggle to fulfill quality and power efficiency requirements imposed by new display devices such as virtual reality headsets. A promising solution to overcome these problems is foveated rendering, which exploits gaze information to reduce rendering quality for the peripheral vision where the requirements of the human visual system are significantly lower. Most of...