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Università della Svizzera italiana

Psychological impact of COVID-19 outbreak on families of children with autism spectrum disorder and typically developing peers : an online survey

Levante, Annalisa ; Petrocchi, Serena ; Bianco, Federica ; Castelli, Ilaria ; Colombi, Costanza ; Keller, Roberto ; Narzisi, Antonio ; Masi, Gabriele ; Lecciso, Flavia

In: Brain sciences, 2021, vol. 11, no. 6, p. 16

When COVID-19 was declared as a pandemic, many countries imposed severe lockdowns that changed families’ routines and negatively impacted on parents’ and children’s mental health. Several studies on families with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) revealed that lockdown increased the difficulties faced by individuals with ASD, as well as parental distress. No studies have...

Université de Fribourg

Peer Grading the Peer Reviews : A Dual-Role Approach for Lightening the Scholarly Paper Review Process

Arous, Ines ; Yang, Jie ; Khayati, Mourad ; Cudré-Mauroux, Philippe

In: The Web Conference 2021, Ljubljana, Slovenia, April 12-23, 2021, 2021, p. 1-12

Scientific peer review is pivotal to maintain quality standards for academic publication. The effectiveness of the reviewing process is currently being challenged by the rapid increase of paper submissions in various conferences. Those venues need to recruit a large number of reviewers of different levels of expertise and background. The submitted reviews often do not meet the conformity...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Scaling blockchains

Fynn, Enrique ; Pedone, Fernando (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2021 ; 2021INFO003.

Blockchains are a new type of state machine replication that have raised interesting challenges. A replicated state machine (RSM) is a well-established approach to building fault-tolerant systems. Because each replica needs to execute the same set of instructions to transition through the same state changes, adding more replicas does not translate directly to an increase in performance. On top...

Université de Fribourg

Play and Games in Ostia

Dasen, Véronique

In: Life and Death in a Multicultural Harbour City: Ostia Antica from the Republic through Late Antiquity, Rome, 2020, p. 305-311

This volume, Life and Death in a Multicultural Harbour City: Ostia Antica from the Republic through Late Antiquity, edited by Arja Karivieri, includes 50 articles with numerous illustrations, written by international scholars active in the research of Ostia and Portus, the harbour city and the harbour area of ancient Rome. This volume is the result of the project "Segrerated or Integrated? -...

Haute école de gestion de Genève

Compensation and benefits policy design and implementation : a company’s key to success

Mir, Déborah Isabelle ; Butty, Philippe (Dir.)

Mémoire de bachelor : Haute école de gestion de Genève, 2020 ; TDEE 406.

Compensation and Benefits (C&B) plays an important role in today’s competitive world whilst aspects relating to employee wellness are also being given increasing consideration by employers. Given the importance of this matter, this thesis explores the elements that need to be considered by Executive and Human Resources Management when designing an effective C&B policy. When well designed, a...

Université de Fribourg

Phosphorylation and circadian molecular timing

Brenna, Andrea ; Albrecht, Urs

In: Frontiers in Physiology, 2020, vol. 11, p. -

Endogenous circadian rhythms are biological processes generated by an internal body clock. They are self-sustaining, and they govern biochemical and physiological processes. However, circadian rhythms are influenced by many external stimuli to reprogram the phase in response to environmental change. Through their adaptability to environmental changes, they synchronize physiological responses...

Université de Fribourg

Mystery Cults and Visual Language in Graeco-Roman Antiquity: An Introduction

Massa, Francesco ; Belayche, Nicole

In: Mystery Cults in Visual Representation in Graeco-Roman Antiquity, 2020, vol. 194, p. 1-37

Università della Svizzera italiana

Opinion mining for software development

Lin, Bin ; Bavota, Gabriele (Dir.) ; Lanza, Michele (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2020 ; 2020INFO010.

Opinion mining, which uses computational methods to extract opinions and sentiments from natural language texts, can be applied to various software engineering (SE) tasks. For example, developers can mine user feedback from mobile app reviews to understand how to improve their products, and software team leaders can assess developers' mood and emotions by mining communication logs or commit...

Université de Fribourg

Magical Milk Stones?

Dasen, Véronique

In: Plutarco, entre dioses y astros. Homenaje al profesor Aurelio Pérez Jiménez de sus discípulos, colegas y amigos, 2019, no. 2, p. 1035-1048

In the Roman imperial period, a large series of so-called magical stones are carved with the image of the lion-headed snake Chnoubis. The figure is often associated with the order pesse, or pepte “digest!”, and seems to avert stomach ailment. This paper investigates other possible competences which focus on the protection of children in the form of an alternative type of milk stone,...

Université de Fribourg

Students' Problem Behaviors as Sources of Teacher Stress in Special Needs Schools for Individuals With Intellectual Disabilities

Amstad, Meta ; Müller, Christoph Michael

In: Frontiers in Education, 2020, vol. 4, p. 1-11

Students with intellectual disabilities in special needs schools often exhibit high levels of problem behaviors. Besides of the challenges for the concerned individuals, peers, and their caregivers, problem behaviors can also be a source of stress for teachers. However, less is known on which exact behaviors are perceived as how stressful in special needs schools for students with...