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  • 6251.
    de Block, Liesbeth
    et al.
    University of London, Great Britain.
    Rydin, Ingegerd
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Center for Social Analysis (CESAM), Centre for Studies of Political Science, Communication and Media (CPKM).
    Digital rapping in media productions: Intercultural communication through youth culture2006In: Digital generations: Children, young people, and new media / [ed] David Buckingham, Rebekah Willett, Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2006, p. 295-312Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    (From the chapter) The expanding array of new media offer many different ways in which young people can actively engage in media making and exchange. Although such activities might be very localized in terms of their immediate production processes and relationships, they also have the potential to create global products, both in terms of their distribution and audiences (through the Internet) as well as in the resources on which they might draw for inspiration. Youth cultures may have local references and influences, but they are also increasingly global, allowing young people from very different parts of the world to recognize, identify with, and utilize similar styles of music, fashion, graphics, and dance. These global styles are not exclusively derived from the U.S. mainstream, but include other influences and countercultures. Contemporary popular music, for example, often incorporates a range of different styles, bringing them together to create new forms. For children who have experienced migration, separation, and new settlement and who are living their everyday lives with different cultural influences, these developments are particularly significant, and they also raise several interesting questions for educators and researchers involved with youth media work. What media do young migrants and refugees draw on when making their own productions? What role can media production play in communicating the experiences of migration? How are such productions received and interpreted by other youth? Can such productions form part of research looking into the lives and experiences of young people? What are the implications for media education, particularly in the context of intercultural exchange and learning? To examine some of these questions, we would like to discuss the production and exchange of a series of videos made by young people participating in the European project Children in Communication About Migration (CHICAM; www.chicam.net). The project comprised six European countries: Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. CHICAM was an action research project funded by the European Commission (Framework 5 Program) and coordinated by the Centre for the Study of Children, Youth and Media at the Institute of Education, University of London. Six media clubs for refugee and migrant children ages 10 to 14 years were set up in the participating countries. The clubs met weekly after school over the course of a year, with some extra full days during school holidays. The clubs made videos and exchanged them on the internet. The research focused on particular themes (education, peer relations, family, and intercultural communication), and the videos made by the children were mainly on these topics. In this chapter, we look at a small set of productions within the genre of rap. We discuss two videos in some detail, focusing on how they were made, the ways in which they used global youth culture as their starting point, and their significance in the context of the young people's experiences of migration.

  • 6252.
    De Cock, Rozane
    et al.
    KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.
    Mertens, Stefan
    KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.
    Sundin, Ebba
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Lams, Lut
    KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.
    Mistiaen, Valeriane
    KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.
    Joris, Willem
    KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.
    d'Haenens, Leen
    KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.
    Refugees in the News: Comparing Belgian and Swedish Newspaper Coverage of the European Refugee Situation during Summer 20152018Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This comparative content analysis of Belgian and Swedish newspaper coverage of the 'refugee situation' in 2015 (N=898) revolves around responsibility indicators, news actor characteristics, and thematic emphasis. As they are a potential influential factor in the public-opinion formation process, the studying of media portrayals is an essential first step in investigating the dynamic interplay between media discourse and societal reactions. Belgium and Sweden differ with respect to migration policy, integration indicators, and the number of incoming refugees. They also differ in terms of journalistic cultural values. As a result, they make for an excellent case study of intercultural differences and similarities in how refugees are reported on. Our analysis made clear that Belgian news coverage shows regional diversity, with Francophone Belgian journalists showing more tolerance towards migrants and thus tending to be more in line with their Swedish counterparts. Still, refugees are seldom allowed to speak for themselves. This warrants attention and action by news professionals. © 2018 Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin/Boston.

  • 6253.
    De Cock, Rozane
    et al.
    Institute for Media Studies, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.
    Mertens, Stefan
    Institute for Media Studies, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.
    Sundin, Ebba
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Lams, Lutgard
    Faculty of Arts, Brussels Campus, KU Leuven, Brussels, Belgium.
    Mistianen, Valeriane
    Centre de Recherche en Information et Communication, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium.
    Joris, Willem
    Institute for Media Studies, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.
    d'Haenens, Leen
    Institute for Media Studies, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.
    Refugees in the news: Comparing Belgian and Swedish newspaper coverage of the European refugee situation during summer 20152018In: Communications: the European Journal of Communication Research, ISSN 0341-2059, E-ISSN 1613-4087, Vol. 43, no 3, p. 301-323Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This comparative content analysis of Belgian and Swedish newspaper coverage of the ‘refugee situation’ in 2015 (N=898) revolves around responsibility indicators, news actor characteristics, and thematic emphasis. As they are a potential influential factor in the public-opinion formation process, the studying of media portrayals is an essential first step in investigating the dynamic interplay between media discourse and societal reactions. Belgium and Sweden differ with respect to migration policy, integration indicators, and the number of incoming refugees. They also differ in terms of journalistic cultural values. As a result, they make for an excellent case study of intercultural differences and similarities in how refugees are reported on. Our analysis made clear that Belgian news coverage shows regional diversity, with Francophone Belgian journalists showing more tolerance towards migrants and thus tending to be more in line with their Swedish counterparts. Still, refugees are seldom allowed to speak for themselves. This warrants attention and action by news professionals. © 2018 Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin/Boston

  • 6254.
    De Craecker, François
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    De Wulf, Loïc
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Integration of Green Marketing within the Automotive Industry - A case study of four car manufacturers on the Belgian market2009Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The last past years have seen the emergence of some changes in the whole society as well in the concerns than in the behaviour. Indeed, people are now more and more concerned about the ecology and it is in this optic that the researchers have dealed with this thesis. The purpose of this thesis is to provide a new model in order to measure how deep a company is involved in the Green Marketing. In this thesis the authors have leaded a multiple-case study about the automotive industry in order to see how deep are the companies involved in the green marketing, and how the deal with this new kind of marketing.

    The results showed that the four brands studied are deeply involved in the green marketing and that they plan it and change their processes in order to be more environmental friendly using a lot of different means. This study is a good starting point to implement a green marketing strategy for the companies as until now it was clear about how to become green for a lot of companies.

  • 6255.
    de Flon, Heidi
    Halmstad University, School of Humanities (HUM).
    Eugène Carrière, saklig symbolist eller visjonær realist, tre billedanalyser2007Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
    Abstract

    Den franske kunstneren Eugène Carrière virket i 1800-tallets slutt og har hovedsakelig blitt omtalt og definert som del av den symbolistiske retningen både i hans samtid og i ettertiden. I litteraturen jeg har studert, omhandlende symbolismen og dens virkende aktører,omtales Carrière gjennomgående nokså generelt og mer eller mindre med lignende beskrivelser av hans kunst: Hans bilders motiv utgikk til størst del fra familielivet og moderskapet, inspirert av hans hustru og deres barn på en måte som samtidig kunne koples til drømmene. Fra den tidlige perioden av hans kunstnerskap fantes det i større grad innflytelser fra det naturalistiske maleriet, men hans stil utvikledes deretter til en mer personlig og beveget seg dermed mer vekk fra den direkte avbildningen og mot hva som altså omtales som symbolistisk. Hans teknikk var dog nokså unik i hans fargebruk som var minimert til hovedsakelig brune og gråe toner påført i tynne, synlige penselstrøk, men for øvrig opplevdes hans verk som mindre utfordrende og heller nokså sentimentale, og sees som en mulig grunn

    til at han til dels har blitt ”bortglemt” gjennom historien, noe Pierre-Louis Mathieus

    introduksjon til avsnittet om Eugène Carrière i boken The Symbolist Generation kan vise på: ”A fairly neglected artist today, owing perhaps to the repetitive and somewhat old-fashioned sentimentality of his favorite subjects”. Uti fra dette resonnementet kan dermed Carrière oppfattes som en middelmådig, allmenndaglig kunstner i sin tid uten det mest banebrytende kunstnerskap. Er det kun slik man har ønsket å omhandle ham? Gir hans motiv og hans

    teknikk kun muligheten til denne tolkningen eller finnes det flere muligheter? Dette er hva jeg ønsker å ta rede på i denne uppsatsen.

    Gjennom inngående billedanalyser av utvalgte verk ønsker jeg å belyse andre aspekter,

    som genus og hvordan bildene eventuelt kan si noe om de sosiale omstendigheter i tiden, men videre også gjennom vår persepsjon utforske bildenes innhold avskilt fra den øvrige virkelighet og se hvilket inntrykk de kan gi av Carrière som del av såkalte fin de siecle og den pågående utvikling i modernismens retning mot det autonome maleri.

    Jeg har valgt å ta for meg tre verk som hver og ett vil bli beskrevet, analysert

    formalistisk og gitt mulige tolkninger: Alphonse Daudet et sa fille 1891 (Musée d’Orsay), Aprés le bain 1887 (Musée d’Orsay) og Le Théatre de Belleville 1886-1895 (Le Musée Rodin). Jeg mener dette er tre verk som på ulike måter kan vise på sider av Carrières kunst der fokuset kan legges et annet sted enn kun hos hans bruk av sin egen familie som modeller, noe som til dels ellers kan se ut til å ha vært en gjennomgående generell oppfatning.

  • 6256.
    de Freitas, Edison Pignaton
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Allgayer, Rodrigo S.
    Electrical Engineering Department – Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul Porto Alegre, Brazil.
    Heimfarth, Tales
    Computer Science Department – Federal University of Lavras Lavras, Brazil.
    Wagner, Fla ́vio R.
    Institute of Informatics – Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul Porto Alegre, Brazil.
    Larsson, Tony
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS).
    Pereira, Carlos E.
    Electrical Engineering Department – Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul Porto Alegre, Brazil.
    Ferreira, Armando M.
    Defense Engineering Graduate Program – Military Institute of Engineering Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
    Coordination Mechanism and Customizable Hardware Platform to Provide Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Networks Support2010Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper presents an effort to support emerging Wireless Sensor Networks applications composed by different types of sensor nodes. The work is composed by two parts, in which the first is dedicated to provide cooperation abilities to sensor nodes, while the second is a customizable hardware platform intended to provide different types of sensor nodes, from those more resource constrained up to the resource-rich ones. A description of a testbed demonstra- tor of the proposed system is provided and comparisons with previous published simulation results denote the feasibility of the proposal.

  • 6257.
    de Freitas, Edison Pignaton
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Allgayer, Rodrigo S.
    PPGEE, UFRGS, Brazil.
    Wehrmeister, Marco A.
    PPGC, UFRGS, Brazil.
    Pereira, Carlos E.
    PPGEE, UFRGS, Brazil.
    Larsson, Tony
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS).
    Supporting platform for heterogeneous sensor network operation based on unmanned vehicles systems and wireless sensor nodes2009In: 2009 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, Volumes 1 and 2 / [ed] Institute of Electrical and Electronics, New York: IEEE Press, 2009, p. 786-791Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Advances in vehicle intelligence technology is enabling the development of systems composed of unmanned vehicles, which are able to interact with devices spread on the environment in order to take decisions related to their movements. Sensor networks represent an area that can profit a lot of this new possibilities, as autonomous vehicles can be used to carry sensor devices, which interacting with static sensor nodes can enhance the results provided by the overall system. However, some problems arise in applications' development in such systems due to the network nodes heterogeneity, and also the dynamicity of the environment in which they are deployed, which changes constantly. Thus, new platform solutions are necessary to handle the heterogeneous nodes capabilities in order to facilitate coordination and integration among them. This paper proposes a supporting infrastructure to address these problems composed of an adaptive middleware and a customizable sensor node platform. The goal is to support cooperation in heterogeneous sensor networks, which are composed by static and mobile nodes with different capabilities. The middleware adapts itself in order to manage the very distinct computing resources of the nodes, and also changes in the environment and in the application demands. The customizable sensor node platform allows optimizations in hw/sw modules to meet specific application requirements, allowing the creation of low-end and resource rich nodes that work in an integrated network. In order to illustrate the proposed approach, a system for military surveillance applications is presented as case study.

  • 6258.
    de Freitas, Edison Pignaton
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Binotto, Alécio Pedro Delazari
    Fraunhofer IGD / TU Darmstadt, Germany.
    Pereira, Carlos Eduardo
    PPGC UFRGS, Brazil.
    Stork, Andre
    Fraunhofer IGD / TU Darmstadt, Germany.
    Larsson, Tony
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Dynamic activity and task allocation supporting uav teams in surveillance systems2009In: Proceedings of the International Multiconference on Computer Science and Information Technology, 2009. IMCSIT '09, Piscataway, N.J.: IEEE Press, 2009, p. 51-58Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles is increasing in the field of area patrolling and surveil- lance. A great issue that emerge in designing such systems is the target workload distribution over a fleet of UAVs, which generally have different capabilities of sensing and computing power. Targets should be assigned to the most suitable UAVs in order to efficiently perform the end-user initiated missions. To perform these missions, the UAVs require powerful high-performance platforms to deal with many dif- ferent algorithms that make use of massive calculations. The use of COTS hardware (e.g., GPU) presents an interesting low-cost alternative to compose the required platform. However, in order to efficiently use these heterogeneous platforms in a dynamic scenario, such as in surveillance systems, runtime reconfigu- ration strategies must be provided. This paper presents a dynamic approach to distribute the handling of targets among the UAVs and a heuristic method to address the efficient use of the heterogeneous hard- ware that equips these UAVs, with the goal to meet also mission timing requirements. Preliminary simu- lation results of the proposed heuristics are also provided.

  • 6259.
    de Freitas, Edison Pignaton
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES). Institute of Informatics, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
    Bösch, Bernhard
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE).
    Allgayer, Rodrigo
    Electrical Engineering Department, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
    Steinfeld, Leonardo
    Electrical Engineering Institute, Universidad de la República, Uruguay.
    Wagner, Flávio
    Institute of Informatics, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
    Carro, Luigi
    Institute of Informatics, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
    Pereira, Carlos
    Institute of Informatics, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; Electrical Engineering Department, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
    Larsson, Tony
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Mobile Agents Model and Performance Analysis of a Wireless Sensor Network Target Tracking Application2011In: Smart spaces and next generation wired/wireless networking: 11th International Conference, NEW2AN 2011 and 4th Conference on Smart Spaces, RuSMART 2011, St. Petersburg, Russia, August 22 -25, 2011 ; proceedings / [ed] Sergey Balandin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2011, Vol. 6869, p. 274-286Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Advances on wireless communication and sensor systems enabled the growing usage of Wireless Sensor Networks. This kind of network is being used to support a number of new emerging applications, thus the importance in studying the efficiency of new approaches to program them. This paper proposes a performance study of an application using high-level mobile agent model for Wireless Sensor Networks. The analysis is based on a mobile object tracking system, a classical WSN application. It is assumed that the sensor nodes are static, while the developed software is implemented as mobile agents by using the AFME framework. The presented project follows a Model-Driven Development (MDD) methodology using UML (Unified Modeling Language) models. Metrics related to dynamic features of the implemented solution are extracted from the deployed application, allowing a design space exploration in terms of metrics such as performance, memory and energy consumption. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011.

  • 6260.
    de Freitas, Edison Pignaton
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS).
    Ferreia, Armando Morado
    Instituto Militar de Engenharia (IME) · Mechanical Engineering Department.
    Pereira, Carlos Eduardo
    Electrical Engineering Department, Military Institute of Engineering, Brazil.
    Larsson, Tony
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS).
    Middleware Support in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Wireless Sensor Networks for Surveillance Applications2009In: Intelligent Distributed Computing III: Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Intelligent Distributed Computing – IDC 2009, Ayia Napa, Cyprus,October 2009 / [ed] Papadopoulos, George Angelos & Badica, Costin, Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2009, p. 289-296Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper presents the architecture of a middleware that provides an intelligent interoperability support to allow the integration and cooperation among Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) nodes and small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) implementing a surveillance system. The motivation for this study is that the cooperation among distinct types of sensor nodes to achieve common goals can notably enhance the results obtained in surveillance operations. A discussion around the requirements of such systems is also presented, supporting the design decisions and the choice of the techniques employed to develop the middleware. Finally, preliminary results are presented.

  • 6261.
    de Freitas, Edison Pignaton
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Heimfarth, Tales
    Computer Science Department UFLA - Brazil.
    Costa, Luiz Augusto Guimarães
    Computer Science Department UFLA - Brazil.
    Ferreira, Armando M.
    Military Institute of Engineering - Brazil.
    Pereira, Carlos Eduardo
    PPGC UFRGS - Brazil.
    Wagner, Flávio Rech
    PPGC UFRGS - Brazil.
    Larsson, Tony
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Analyzing different levels of geographic context awareness in agent ferrying over VANETs2011In: Proceedings of the 2011 ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, New York: ACM Press, 2011, p. 413-418Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The use of mobile software agents is a promising approach to implement services over ad hoc networks. This paper presents an analysis of mobile autonomous agents with different degrees of intelligence that allow them to make usage of the positioning information of vehicle carried sensor nodes with different depth of complexity, considering the nodes’ current and future locations. The agents’ intelligence is used to decide their movement during opportunistic connections among the nodes in order to accomplish missions. In this work, the analysis is done over an application of “virtual sensors”, implemented by services provided by the mobile agents. These agents run on top of an infrastructure-less Vehicular Ad hoc Network (VANET). Simulation results are presented and discussed to support the proposed ideas.

  • 6262.
    de Freitas, Edison Pignaton
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Heimfarth, Tales
    Computer Science Department, UFLA, Brazil.
    Ferreira, Armando Morado
    Military Institute of Engineering, Brazil.
    Pereira, Carlos Eduardo
    PPGC UFRGS, Brazil.
    Wagner, Flávio Rech
    PPGC UFRGS, Brazil.
    Larsson, Tony
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Decentralized task distribution among cooperative UAVs in surveillance systems applications2010In: 2010 Seventh International Conference on Wireless On-demand Network Systems and Services, New York: IEEE Press, 2010, p. 121-128Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Teams of small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are being largely proposed to be used in different areas for both military and civilian applications. Their integration in wider sensor networks is also being considered in order to provide a better cost-benefit ration. However, coordination among UAV teams is not a trivial problem in an ad hoc network. This paper presents a decentralized coordination strategy to orient the actions of a team of UAVs, which take part in a wider sensor network, relying on ad hoc network communication. The proposed sensors network inclused static sensors that issue alarms indicating the presence of possible targets that must be handled by one of the UAVs and possibly relay messages among them. Preliminary results of the proposed approach are presented and are contrasted with results provided by a centralized solution for the problem.

  • 6263.
    de Freitas, Edison Pignaton
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Heimfarth, Tales
    Institute of Informatics, UFRGS, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
    Ferreira, Armando Morado
    Defense Engineering Graduate Program, Military Institute of Engineering, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
    Wagner, Flávio Rech
    Institute of Informatics, UFRGS, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
    Pereira, Carlos Eduardo
    Institute of Informatics, UFRGS, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
    Larsson, Tony
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Embedded Systems (CERES).
    An agent framework to support sensor networks’ setup and adaptation2009In: International Multiconference on Computer Science and Information Technology, 2009. IMCSIT ’09, Piscataway, N.J.: IEEE Press, 2009, p. 619-626Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Sensor networks are being used in several emerging applications not even imagined some years ago due to advances in sensing, computing, and communication techniques. However, these advances also pose various challenges that must be faced. One important challenge is related to the autonomous capability needed to setup and adapt the networks, which decentralizes the control of the network, saving communication and energy resources. Middleware technology helps in addressing this kind of problem, but there is still a need for additional solutions, particularly considering dynamic changes in users' requirements and operation conditions. This paper presents an agent-based framework acting as an integral part of a middleware to support autonomous setup and adaptation of sensor networks. It adds interoperability among heterogeneous nodes in the network, by means of autonomous behavior and reasoning. These features also address the needs for system setup and adaptations in the network, reducing the communication overhead and decentralizing the decision making mechanism. Additionally, preliminary results are also presented.

  • 6264.
    de Freitas, Edison Pignaton
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Heimfarth, Tales
    Computer Science Department, Federal University of Lavras, Lavras, Brazil.
    Netto, Ivayr Farah
    Computer Science Department, Federal University of Lavras, Lavras, Brazil.
    Cardoso de Sa, Alex Guimaraes
    Computer Science Department, Federal University of Lavras, Lavras, Brazil.
    Pereira, Carlos Eduardo
    Institute of Informatics, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
    Ferreira, Armando Morado
    Defense Engineering Graduate Program, Military Institute of Engineering, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
    Wagner, Flavio Rech
    Institute of Informatics, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
    Larsson, Tony
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Enhanced Wireless Sensor Network Setup Strategy Supported by Intelligent Software Agents2010In: Sensors 2010 Hawaii: IEEE Sensors 2010 Conference : November 1-4, 2010, Waikoloa, Big Island, Hawaii. / [ed] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway, N.J.: IEEE Press, 2010, p. 813-816Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A well know problem in the Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) research area is the usage of appropriate strategies to setup the sensor nodes such that they may accomplish sensing missions. This problem refers to the selection of appropriate nodes to perform the different tasks required to the missions' accomplishment and may be thus characterized as an instance of the task and resource allocation problem. Traditional approaches consider pre-planned strategies, which are not flexible to deal with changes in the network and environment operating conditions. This paper presents an enhanced agent-oriented strategy, which consists of a usage of mobile intelligent agents to disseminate missions and nodes' information over the network, as well as stationary software agents installed in the sensor nodes to provide advanced reasoning apparatus for decision making purposes. The proposed enhancement complements the original agent-based approach with robustness features required to overcome extreme adverse conditions in which an ordinary WSN presents poor results. Results from simulations provide evidences of the efficiency of the complete enhanced approach.

  • 6265.
    de Freitas, Edison Pignaton
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Heimfarth, Tales
    Computer Science Department, Federal University of Lavras, Lavras, Brazil.
    Netto, Ivayr Farah
    Computer Science Department, Federal University of Lavras, Lavras, Brazil.
    Lino, Carlos Eduardo
    Federal University of Lavras, Department of Computer Science, Lavras Brazil .
    Pereira, Carlos Eduardo
    Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Institute of Informatics, Porto Alegre Brazil .
    Ferreira, Armando Morado
    Instituto Militar de Engenharia, Defense Engineering Graduate Program, Rio de Janeiro Brazil .
    Wagner, Flávio Rech
    Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Institute of Informatics, Porto Alegre Brazil .
    Larsson, Tony
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Embedded Systems (CERES).
    UAV relay network to support WSN connectivity2010In: 2010 International Congress on Ultra Modern Telecommunications and Control Systems and Workshops: ICUMT : Moscow, 18-20 Oct. 2010 / [ed] IEEE, Piscataway, N.J.: IEEE Press, 2010, p. 309-314Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    An important problem in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) is the occurrence of failures that lead to the disconnection of parts of the network, compromising the final results achieved by the WSN operation. A way to overcome such problem is to provide a reliable connection to support the connectivity via other types of nodes that communicate with the sensor nodes. This paper proposes the usage of a network composed by Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) as a relay network to guarantee the delivery of data produced by WSN nodes on the ground to the users. Results from simulations of the proposed technique are provided and discussed.

  • 6266.
    de Freitas, Edison Pignaton
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Embedded Systems (CERES). Institute of Informatics, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
    Heimfarth, Tales
    Institute of Informatics, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
    Pereira, Carlos Eduardo
    Institute of Informatics, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
    Ferreira, Armando Morado
    Electrical Engineering Department, Military Institute of Engineering, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
    Wagner, Flávio Rech
    Institute of Informatics, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
    Larsson, Tony
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Evaluation of coordination strategies for heterogeneous sensor networks aiming at surveillance applications2009In: Sensors 2009 New Zealand: IEEE Sensors 2009 Conference: 25-28 October, 2009, Christchurch, New Zealand, Piscataway, N.J.: IEEE Press, 2009, p. 591-596Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A new challenge in the sensor network area is the coordination of heterogeneous sensors (with different sensing, mobility and computing capabilities) in an integrated network. This kind of sensor networks have clearly high relevance in surveillance systems, in which both low-end static ground sensor nodes and more sophisticated sensors carried by mobile platforms, such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), cooperate. This paper provides an analysis of two different strategies to guide the collaboration among the sensor nodes mentioned above, applied to area surveillance systems. The first analyzed problem is related to the choice of the UAV instance that will respond to a given alarm issued by a ground sensor node. The second issue is the estimation of the response time until any UAV can be engaged in handling an alarm and effectively handles it. Two strategies are introduced and compared: one based on a pheromone inspired approach and another based on utility functions inspired on risk profiles that models decisions of investors in the stock market. ©2009 IEEE.

  • 6267.
    de Freitas, Edison Pignaton
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Heimfarth, Tales
    Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Institute of Informatics, Porto Alegre Brazil .
    Pereira, Carlos Eduardo
    Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Institute of Informatics, Porto Alegre Brazil .
    Ferreira, Armando Morado
    Instituto Militar de Engenharia, Defense Engineering Graduate Program, Rio de Janeiro Brazil .
    Wagner, Flávio Rech
    Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Institute of Informatics, Porto Alegre Brazil.
    Larsson, Tony
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Experimental Analysis of Coordination Strategies to Support Wireless Sensor Networks Composed by Static Ground Sensors and UAV-Carried Sensors2010In: International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing with Applications, ISPA 2010, New York: IEEE Press, 2010, p. 152-161Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper presents a comparison among different strategies to coordinate the use of heterogeneous wireless sensors aimed for area surveillance. The heterogeneity among the sensor nodes is related to their sensing and mobility capabilities. The goal of the strategies is to provide coordination among the different nodes, in order to make the wireless sensor network perform its missions with higher efficiency. Strategies combine advantages of bio-inspired and utility-based approaches to coordination. Simulations of scenarios with different characteristics were performed and the results are compared and analyzed.

  • 6268.
    de Freitas, Edison Pignaton
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Heimfarth, Tales
    Computer Science Department, Federal University of Lavras, Lavras, Brazil.
    Pereira, Carlos Eduardo
    Institute of Informatics, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
    Ferreira, Armando Morado
    Defense Engineering Graduate Program, Military Institute of Engineering, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
    Wagner, Flávio Rech
    Institute of Informatics, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
    Larsson, Tony
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Pheromone-based coordination strategy to static sensors on the ground and unmanned aerial vehicles carried sensors2010In: Ground-Air multi-sensor interoperability, integration, and networking for persistent ISR: 6-9 April 2010, Orlando, Florida, United States / [ed] Michael A Kolodny, Bellingham: SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering, 2010, Vol. 7694, p. Article number 769416-Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A current trend that is gaining strength in the wireless sensor network area is the use of heterogeneous sensor nodes in one coordinated overall network, needed to fulfill the requirements of sophisticated emerging applications, such as area surveillance systems. One of the main concerns when developing such sensor networks is how to provide coordination among the heterogeneous nodes, in order to enable them to efficiently respond the user needs. This study presents an investigation of strategies to coordinate a set of static sensor nodes on the ground cooperating with wirelessly connected Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) carrying a variety of sensors, in order to provide efficient surveillance over an area of interest. The sensor nodes on the ground are set to issue alarms on the occurrence of a given event of interest, e.g. entrance of a non-authorized vehicle in the area, while the UAVs receive the issued alarms and have to decide which of them is the most suitable to handle the issued alarm. A bio-inspired coordination strategy based on the concept of pheromones is presented. As a complement of this strategy, a utility-based decision making approach is proposed.

  • 6269.
    de Freitas, Edison Pignaton
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Wehrmeister, Marco Aurélio
    PPGEE, UFRGS, Brazil.
    Ferreira, Armando Morado
    Military Institute of Engineering 22290-270 – Rio de Janeiro/RJ, Brazil.
    Pereira, Carlos Eduardo
    PPGC UFRGS, Brazil.
    Larsson, Tony
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Multi-agents supporting reflection in a middleware for mission-driven heterogeneous sensor networks2009In: Proc. of 3rd Agent Technology for Sensor Networks (ATSN), in conjunction with 8th AAMAS, 2009, p. 25-32Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The emerging applications using sensor networks technologies constitute a new trend requiring several different devices to work together and this partly autonomously. However, the integration and coordination of heterogeneous sensors in these emerging systems is still a challenge, especially when the target application scenario is susceptible to constant changes. Such systems must adapt themselves in order to fulfill requirements that can also change during the system runtime. Due to the dynamicity of this context, system adaptations must take place very quickly, requiring system autonomous decisions to perform them without any human operator intervention, besides the first directions to the system. Thus a reflective behavior must be provided. This paper presents a reflective middleware that supports reflective behaviors to address adaptation needs of heterogeneous sensor networks deployed in dynamic scenarios. This middleware presents specific handling of users’ requirements by representing them as missions that the network must accomplish with. These missions are then translated to network parameters and distributed over the network by means of the reasoning about network nodes capabilities and environment conditions. A multi- agent approach is proposed to perform this initial reasoning as well as the adaptations needed during the system runtime.

  • 6270.
    De Leeuw, Sonja
    et al.
    University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
    Rydin, Ingegerd
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science, Center for Social Analysis (CESAM), Centre for Studies of Political Science, Communication and Media (CPKM).
    Diasporic Mediated Spaces2007In: Transnational Lives and the Media: Re-Imagining Diaspora / [ed] Olga G. Bailey, Myria Georgiou, Ramaswami Harindranath, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007, p. 175-194Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Within the context of migration and globalisation of media, questions concerning the transformation of culture have become manifest among communication scholars. Due to alterations in the global political and economic order, such as deregulation of the media market, the media landscape has undergone extensive transformations during last decades of the twentieth century. Moreover, processes of decolonisation and post-colonisation, the opening of borders in Europe and the outbreak of wars, have led to increased migration movements and generated a flood of people, who for different reasons are looking for new places and new homes. Cultural communities are no longer fixed in particular geographical spaces. As a result we are facing what Hall has called ‘the global post-modern’ (1996), involving the possible shifts of power relations and cultural hierarchies that in particular apply to diaspora, people connected to a cultural community, now living dispersed. What interests us here are the processes of cultural transformation that are taking place within ‘the global post-modern’ where increasing numbers of people are negotiating their identities between continuity and change, between similarity and difference. In the new place, senses of homely belonging are necessarily being constructed with references to both the new place and to what has been left behind.

  • 6271.
    De Leeuw, Sonja
    et al.
    University of Utrecht, The Netherlands.
    Rydin, Ingegerd
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Center for Social Analysis (CESAM), Centre for Studies of Political Science, Communication and Media (CPKM).
    Migrant children's digital stories: Identity formation and self-representation through media production2007In: European Journal of Cultural Studies, ISSN 1367-5494, E-ISSN 1460-3551, Vol. 10, no 4, p. 447-464Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article starts out from the European research project Children in Communication about Migration (CHICAM). It addresses questions about intercultural communication via the internet and about media production as a vehicle for personal expression and identity formation among excluded youth groups. The article starts out from a cultural theoretical perspective linked to an empirical analysis, which is based on a series of selected productions made by 12 to 14-year-old refugees. The productions represent various programme genres and formats. The use of visual language such as representational conventions are highlighted in order to find out how identities are (re)created in the process of media production. The article touches upon these productions as they reflect not only experiences in dealing with cultural tensions between the 'old' and the 'new' world, but also their views on their future life and on the conditions that they find crucial in developing themselves.

  • 6272.
    De Maeyer, Matthias
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE).
    How to implement a local aware messaging service easily2011Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    During the last years the use of SMS had a lot of competition because of the rise of the social networks like Twitter and Facebook. If somebody wants to share something with his friends or even the world he can just post it on these social networks instead of sending an SMS to his friends. On the other hand this provides a lot of information to everyone that makes it impossible to see what is interesting or what is not.

    Using these networks the information a person sees gets filtered on content for Twitter, friendship connection for Facebook or people who now your phone number for SMS. But what if you want to know something about the people around you or if you want to share something with the people in your location?

    This thesis will look into the three main problems this creates to make a local messaging service for a smartphone. 1) The connection problem, where different connectivity possibilities that can be used will be studied. 2) The social problem, where the problem of filtering out interesting information will be studied. 3) The programming problem where we will take a look on the possibilities different implementation approaches have to offer.

    Using this information we implemented a proof of concept as a web application and used a server to store all the information. Therefore we made use of the mobile internet and the GPS sensor in a smartphone. To filter out interesting content we placed messages in categories.

    The biggest benefit using these technologies is the fact that there is no limit on the size and location of the area in which someone wants to send a message. Another benefit is the fact that receivers won’t poll for updates on the server because we made use of a Comet server that is able to push updates to the clients.

  • 6273.
    de Mauleon, Adelaide
    et al.
    Department of Geriatric Medicine, Gerontopole, Toulouse University Hospital, INSERM 1027, Toulouse, France.
    Sourdet, Sandrine
    Department of Geriatric Medicine, Gerontopole, Toulouse University Hospital, INSERM 1027, Toulouse, France.
    Renom-Guiteras, Anna
    Institut fuer Allgemeinmedizin und Familienmedizin, Universitaet Witten/Herdecke, Witten, Germany.
    Gillette-Guyonnet, Sophie
    Department of Geriatric Medicine, Gerontopole, Toulouse University Hospital, INSERM 1027, Toulouse, France.
    Leino-Kilpi, Helena
    Department of Nursing Science, University of Turku, Turku, Finland.
    Karlsson, Staffan
    Department of Health Sciences, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
    Bleijlevens, Michel
    Department of Health Services Research, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
    Zabalegui, Adelaida
    Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.
    Saks, Kai
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia.
    Vellas, Bruno
    Department of Geriatric Medicine, Gerontopole, Toulouse University Hospital, INSERM 1027, Toulouse, France.
    Jolley, David
    Personal Social Services Research Unit, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.
    Soto, Maria
    Department of Geriatric Medicine, Gerontopole, Toulouse University Hospital, INSERM 1027, Toulouse, France.
    Associated Factors With Antipsychotic Use in Long-Term Institutional Care in Eight European Countries: Results From the RightTimePlaceCare Study2014In: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, ISSN 1525-8610, E-ISSN 1538-9375, Vol. 15, no 11, p. 812-818Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Objectives: To determine factors associated with the antipsychotic (AP) prescription for people with dementia (PwD) recently admitted to institutional long-term carefacilities (LTCFs) and to ascertain differences in the use of this medication in 8 European countries.

    Design: An exploratory cross-sectional study.

    Setting: LTCFs from 8 European countries (Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and England).

    Participants: A total of 791 PwD recently admitted to an LTCF and their caregivers.

    Measurements: Baseline data from RightTimePlaceCare survey was used. Patients' medical conditions, neuropsychiatric symptoms, physical and cognitive status, and medications were recorded. Multiple logistic regression models were used to assess associations with the AP use. 

    Results: A group of 296 patients (37.4%) of 791 patients recently admitted received AP medication. The prevalence of the use of 1 or more APs varied between study countries, ranging from 12% in Sweden to 54% inSpain. Factors independently associated with the AP use were living in Sweden [odds ratio (OR) 0.12, 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.05-0.30], Finland (OR 0.26, 95% CI 0.14-0.48), Germany (OR 2.75, 95% CI 1.55-4.86) and Estonia (OR 6.79, 95% CI 3.84-12.0). The odds of AP use decreased with the presence of a dementia specific unit inthe LTCF (OR 0.60, 95% CI 0.39-0.92), but was higher among residents with a hyperactivity behavior (OR 2.12, 95% CI 1.41-3.18).

    Conclusion: The current study shows that more than one-third of the residents recently admitted received APs and that prescription frequency across countries varied significantly. This study raises the possibility that the presence of a dementia-specific unit might play a role in the AP use. Further studies should investigate this association and seek better understanding of what will achieve optimal quality of AP use among newly admitted residents in LTCF. © 2014 AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.

  • 6274.
    De Meyer, C, F
    et al.
    University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa.
    Petzer, D, J
    North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa.
    Svensson, Göran
    Oslo School of Management, Oslo, Norway.
    Sværi, S
    University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa.
    Investigating Perceived Justice in South African Health Care2013In: Journal of Contemporary Management, ISSN 1815-7440, Vol. 10, p. 156-175Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The health care industry plays an important role in the life of consumers since it impacts their personal well-being and those close to them. This industry involves ample customer contact resulting in service encounters that are often negative. The health care industry in South Africa is typified by large disparities between the public and private healthcare sectors. As in other industries, customer satisfaction, loyalty and consequently long-term survival of health care businesses are also influenced by customers experiencing a sense of perceived justice following a negative service encounter.This study uncovers the perceived justice experienced by patients in both public and private health care sectors in reaction to negative service encounters. An exploratory factor analysis was conducted and the three underlying dimensions of the perceived justice concept as theorised by other authors were uncovered. Respondents perceive significant differences between these dimensions. Furthermore, public health care patients perceive significantly lower levels of procedural and distributive justice than private health care patients. The study did not uncover any differences in relation to perceived justice among respondents based on demographic characteristics. Based on the results, marketers are able to design strategies to recover from service failures and increase the perceived justice patients experience.

  • 6275.
    De Mol, Wouter
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology.
    Comparison and evaluation of the accuracy of accelerometers and gyroscopes for detecting gait events in a real life setting2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 6276.
    de Morais, Wagner Ourique
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS).
    Sant'Anna, Anita
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS).
    Wickström, Nicholas
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS).
    A Wearable Accelerometer Based Platform to Encourage Physical Activity for the Elderly2008In: Gerontechnology : international journal on the fundamental aspects of technology to serve the ageing society, ISSN 1569-1101, Vol. 07, no 02, p. 129-181Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The growth in the elderly population will pose great pressure on the healthcare system to treat common geriatric problem. Preventive approaches like encouraging elderly people to perform physical exercises can decrease the risk of developing chronic diseases. In cases when diseases already have developed, further developments could possibly be retarded. In this work a wearable platform to recognize user’ s    movements    presented.    The    platform    provides interactions with simple computer games designed to promote physical activity.

  • 6277.
    De Silva, Peter
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE).
    Pettersson, Roger
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE).
    Baseband simulator2006Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Developing software for mobile terminals is a challenging task because the actual hardware is

    not available at the beginning of the software development phase. Once a hardware prototype is

    available the software development can continue on that platform. But before that a need for a

    model of the actual hardware is needed, hence some kind of emulator or simulator needs to be the

    developed to give the software developers a head start. The aim of this master thesis is to do a

    market survey of the available simulators for the ARM9E CPU and attached devices in a base-

    band chip and test their flexibility in terms of adding additional devices (both external and on

    chip), and also to implement a simulator using the C++ language. The goal is a modular structure

    for easy addition of certain components such as memory-interfaces, external devices etc. Another

    important part is the profiling of the executed code to instrument the execution in different ways,

    and efficiency to allow fast execution. The conclusion of the market study is that due to the high

    price of these simulators (1.5K€-40k€), we need to design our own simulator. Our simulator

    consists of different blocks; some of them are merely stubbed while others like the memory and

    CPU core are modelled more in detail. The performance of the simulator is around 200 KIPS due

    to the overhead in the debugging functionality. By removing the debugging overhead and

    optimizing the memory handling we could achieve at least 1 MIPS on the ARM execution and 5

    MIPS on the Thumb execution.

  • 6278.
    de Steur, Giel
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE).
    To make a mole hill out of a mountain: challenges in designing a recognizable GUI for an e-newspaper service on small screen devices2006Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study was to: obtain and review guidelines for designing on a small screen

    from several theoretic sources and to purpose own guidelines for this context. There was

    chosen for the development of 3 different prototypes meant for the use on 3 different mobile

    devices. Those mobile devices had a different screen size and were: an e-reader, PDA and

    mobile phone. The prototypes provided the user with a future e-newspaper service (a TV

    schedule).

    First design principles for good usability on small screens were abstracted from literature.

    With this knowledge the three prototypes were developed. The development started with

    writing down the functional and user requirements for the prototypes. After that the

    developing process had two stages. The first stage was a low-fidelity prototype, this were

    sketches of the graphical user interface that was commented by users. The second stage was

    a high-fidelity prototype, this stage consisted of three fully functional prototypes. The three

    different prototypes were used in a user evaluation. After the evaluation interviews with the

    users took place to obtain additional information.

    In this research the main question was: “What are the challenges for designing the

    (graphical) user interface, as a part of an e-newspaper service which is aimed at use on

    multiple devices with heterogeneous screen sizes, to be recognized as the same service?”.

    The results from this research are three challenges in designing the (graphical) user interface

    for devices with small screens. These challenges are: how to make the user recognize the

    service in the software (recognition of service), how to develop one service on multiple

    devices (use on multiple devices) and how to develop software that it is useful and pleasant

    to use (usable software). In total fifteen guidelines derived from theory were found, this

    research shows that thirteen of them are applicable when designing for small screens. Three

    of those thirteen are reformulated in this study to make them fit better in the context. Next to

    this, seven additional guidelines were proposed in this study. Examples of the purposed

    guidelines are: reconstruct the layout from the non-digital service in the interface as much as

    possible, explore the targeted user group, built further on their mental model and pay

    attention to possible disabilities of the group, implement extra’s that give users a good reason

    to use the service and make it easy for the user to select the sought information.

  • 6279.
    de Vries, Catharina
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.
    "Det var öppningen till att läsa andra genrer": En attitydundersökning bland lärare, elever och bibliotekarie om fantasygenrens plats i undervisningen av skönlitteratur i svenska.2018Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study was to explore the attitude towards using the fantasy genre while teaching literature among Swedish teachers, students and a librarian. Furthermore, the main focus was to see if the fantasy genre could contribute to the students’ cognitive and emotional development, as well as explore if using the fantasy genre could have beneficial outcomes for the students, in order for them to reach the aims of the curriculum, in the different levels of Swedish. The methods used were semi-structured interviews with three upper secondary Swedish teachers and one librarian and 47 questionnaires to students from three different classes, in the South of Sweden. The interview questions and the questioners were analyzed taking into account current research within the area, and further based on my own experience. The compiled results showed that the responding teachers and the librarian could all see positive outcomes of using the genre. 50 percent of the students would have liked to see more fantasy in their education and 50 percent had no such desire. All the interviewees thought that fantasy had a positive effect on the students’ cognitive and emotional development. The teachers also thought that using the genre in their teaching could help the students reach the aims of the curriculum, which was something 50 percent of the students noticed as well.

  • 6280.
    de Vries, Catharina
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.
    Strandberg, Emelie
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.
    "They can cut out the world as it is, and just move to the world of ideas.": A Qualitative Study on How Upper Secondary Teachers of English in Sweden Introduce Learners to Different Genres of Fiction.2018Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study was to explore ways in which ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers introduce different forms of literary writing such as poems, plays, fiction, genres and fantasy in the ESL classroom. The main method used was semi-structured interviews with six upper secondary ESL teachers in the South of Sweden. The interview questions were analyzed taking into account current research within the area, and further based on our own experience. The benefits of using the fantasy genre in teaching was one of the main focuses for this study. The compiled results showed varying strategies to teaching fiction in general. Only fifty percent of the interviewed teachers would actively have chosen the fantasy genre in their teaching practice. However, the interviewees saw potential beneficial outcomes from using the fantasy genre. All but one would consider incorporating the fantasy genre in their future teaching. Despite the negative view on fantasy being an unhealthy escapism, the positive effects outweigh the negative. In conclusion, the results and the analysis are in line with the established author Lloyd Alexander who states the following: “Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It’s a way of understanding it.”

  • 6281.
    de Vries, Wouter
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    de Oliveira, Narayana
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Foreign market selection: Reducing the uncertainties caused by distance dimensions through strategic objectives2019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 6282.
    Deaves, Peter
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
    The politics of reluctance: A socio-political study of Sweden: Why resist?2004Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
    Abstract [en]
    In 1995 Sweden, after years of reluctance, Sweden entered into the European Union. The question is, why did it take so long? As a small, export orientated country it made little sense to stay out of the Union - at least in economic terms. There were though extenuating circumstances - namely the policy of neutrality (or perhaps better defined as índependence´) and the belief in advanced, rational state intervention. Though Sweden was extremely active in the pursuit of trade associations she was always wary of the political implications of integration into a Union with a clear partiality in the East/West divide; but also, perhaps, because she was reasonably successful in economic and political terms and pursued many alternative ways of solving problems that the rest of the world did with deregulatory reform. However, as the author argues by implementing a neo-Gramscian approach to integration, eventually the camels back broke and the ´third road´ policies seemed to be becoming increasingly untenable. Also changing political conditions - namely the end of the cold war - meant that Sweden perhaps had more room for manoeuvrability; though it was entering into a vastly more ´federal´state than that it had ássociated´with for many years. However while politicians and economic leaders eventually acquiesced, the Swedish public was a difficult one to persuade - and, the author argues, still is - as to the benefits of European integration. A metastudy coupled with a short piece of empirical research tries to reveal the main factors behind initial and continued resistance, coming to the conclusion that the factors are of a strong cultural nature relating to a historically crafted belief in the virtues of the Swedish state as well as some aspects of Swedish identity. As an aside the author also tries to link elite and non-elite discourses by way of integration theories and by reflecting upon the extent to which the ´experience´ of the pre-ascenden Sweden affects current public opinion residues.
  • 6283.
    Dechesne, Francien
    et al.
    Philosophy Section, Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands.
    Mousavi, Mohammad Reza
    Department of Computer Science, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
    Interpreted Systems Semantics for Process Algebra with Identity Annotations2013In: Logic, Language, and Computation: 9th International Tbilisi Symposium on Logic, Language, and Computation, TbiLLC 2011, Kutaisi, Georgia, September 26-30, 2011, Revised Selected Papers / [ed] Guram Bezhanishvili, Sebastian Löbner, Vincenzo Marra & Frank Richter, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2013, Vol. 7758, p. 182-205Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Process algebras have been developed as formalisms for specifying the behavioral aspects of protocols. Interpreted systems have been proposed as a semantic model for multi-agent communication. In this paper, we connect these two formalisms by defining an interpreted systems semantics for a generic process algebraic formalism. This allows us to translate and compare the vast body of knowledge and results for each of the two formalisms to the other and perform epistemic reasoning, e.g., using model-checking tools for interpreted systems, on process algebraic specifications. Based on our translation we formulate and prove some results about the interpreted systems generated by process algebraic specifications. © 2013 Springer-Verlag.

  • 6284.
    Dechesne, Francien
    et al.
    Department of Computer Science, Eindhoven University of Technology, P.O. Box 513, NL-5600MB, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
    Mousavi, Mohammad Reza
    Department of Computer Science, Eindhoven University of Technology, P.O. Box 513, NL-5600MB, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
    Orzan, Simona
    Department of Computer Science, Eindhoven University of Technology, P.O. Box 513, NL-5600MB, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
    Operational and epistemic approaches to protocol analysis: bridging the gap2007In: Logic for Programming, Artificial Intelligence, and Reasoning: 14th International Conference, LPAR 2007, Yerevan, Armenia, October 15-19, 2007. Proceedings, Berlin: Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2007, Vol. 4790, p. 226-241Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Operational models of protocols, on one hand, are readable and conveniently match their implementation, at a certain abstraction level. Epistemic models, on the other hand, are appropriate for specifying knowledge-related properties such as anonymity. These two approaches to specification and analysis have so far developed in parallel and one has either to define ad hoc correctness criteria for the operational model or use complicated epistemic models to specify the operational behavior. We work towards bridging this gap by proposing a combined framework which allows modeling the behavior of a protocol in a process language with an operational semantics and supports reasoning about properties expressed in a rich logic with temporal and epistemic operators.

  • 6285.
    Dechesne, Francien
    et al.
    Department of Computer Science, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
    Mousavi, Mohammad Reza
    Department of Computer Science, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands & Department of Computer Science, Reykjavík University, Reykjavík, Iceland.
    Orzan, Simona M.
    Department of Computer Science, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
    Operational and Epistemic Approaches to Protocol Analysis: Bridging the Gap2007Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Operational models of (security) protocols, on one hand, are readable and conveniently match their implementation (at a certain abstraction level). Epistemic models, on the other hand, are appropriate for specifying knowledge-related properties such as anonymity or secrecy. These two approaches to specification and verification have so far developed in parallel and one has either to define ad hoc correctness criteria for the operational model or use complicated epistemic models to specify the operational behavior. We work towards bridging this gap by proposing a combined framework which allows for modeling the behavior of a protocol in a process language with an operational semantics and supports reasoning about properties expressed in a rich logic which combines temporal and epistemic operators.

  • 6286.
    Defruyt, Simon
    et al.
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium.
    Wylleman, Paul
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium.
    De Brandt, Koen
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium.
    Stambulova, Natalia
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Health and Sport.
    Linnér, Lukas
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Health and Sport.
    Helping dual career athletes to recover from injury: a dual career support providers’ (DCSPs’) perspective2017Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction

    The combination of elite sport and study, called a dual career (DC), can be challenging for athletes. DC Athletes can encounter co-occurring challenges at different domains of development (athletic, psychological, psychosocial, educational/vocational and financial) (Wylleman & Lavallee, 2004). In this challenging period and environment, the burden of an injury is likely to be stressful for DC athletes. Although previous research have looked at how sports stakeholders can support the athletes within the athletic domain, no research up to our knowledge addressed how elite athletes can be supported holistically (i.e. in the different domains of development) outside of the club context. Therefore, current research aimed at gathering good practices of holistic support for DC athletes from a dual career support provider (DCSP) perspective.

    Methods

    Within the ‘Gold in education and Elite Sport’ (GEES) project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, focus groups were conducted with a selection of DCSPs. As inclusion criterion for the participants, a DCSP was defined as: ‘a professional consultant, related to an educational institute and/or an elite sport organization – or certified by one of those – that provides support to elite athletes in view of optimizing their DC (combination of elite sport and education).’ One focus group in Sweden with six DCSPs and two focus groups in Belgium with two and three DCSPs were held. Using a phenomenological approach, participants were asked to share their methods used to holistically support DC athletes in coping with an injury.

    Results

    Five main themes of support emerged from the DCSPs discussions: a) practical support (e.g. support with transport problems if necessary), b) emotional support (e.g. empathic listening), c) reframing the injury in a holistic perspective (e.g. athletes will have more time for studies and family), d) empowerment of self-regulation competences (e.g. encourage the use of a recovery agenda), e) multidisciplinary and multi-organizations’ cooperation (e.g. structural meetings between different DC stakeholders).

    Conclusion

    Findings underscore the importance of a developmental and empowering approach in holistically supporting DC athletes to recover from an injury. Moreover, the cooperation between stakeholders in a DC support environment is crucial for an optimal recovery. Future research and practice could use current findings to develop injury recovery programs in a DC setting.

    References

    Wylleman P, Lavallee D. (2004). A Developmental Perspective on Transitions Faced by Athletes. In M Weis (Ed.), Developmental sport psychology. Morgantown, WV: Fitness International Technology.

  • 6287.
    Degerman, Ylva
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.
    Sävhage, Sara
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.
    In what ways does the ELT coursebook ECHO 6 fulfill the communicative aspects of the Swedish curriculum for English 6?2017Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In this essay, the published ELT coursebook ECHO 6 is critically examined. The focus of the examination is the communicative opportunities within ECHO 6. These opportunities are analyzed and concretized with help from the Swedish Curriculum for English 6. In the results section, the communicative opportunities within five selected chapters are explored in depth. Later, these chapters are discussed and contrasted with relevant literature about English teaching in general as well as communicative language teaching. Our conclusion is that ECHO 6 does provide students with several opportunities to communicate and develop communicative skills in English. However, there are essential parts missing in order for the textbook to be completely communicative.

     

    Key words: Language teaching, ECHO 6, communication, communicative language teaching (CLT), students, teacher, language skills and language systems.

  • 6288.
    Degerstedt, Lars
    et al.
    Department of Computer Science, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.
    Wärnestål, Pontus
    Department of Computer Science, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.
    Evolutionary Development of Phase-Based Dialogue Systems2003In: Eighth Scandinavian Conference on Artificial Intelligence: SCAI'03 / [ed] Bjørnar Tessem, Pekka Ala-Siuru, Patrick Doherty & Brian Mayoh, Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2003, p. 59-67Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We put forward initial results on lightweight phase-based control for dialogue systems as a test case of evolutionary development of such systems. A new design pattern for generalized phase-based processing is presented. A phase-based view of top-level control for dialogue systems is suggested in terms of the new pattern. The work verifies the generality of a previously reported development method for dialogue system, w.r.t. the choice of implementation frameworks.

  • 6289.
    Degirmenci, Serkan
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Malaki, Elisabeth
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Fotbollskultur inom ungdomsfotbollen: Fotboll som kulturell företeelse och dess inverkan på den sociala identiteten2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    We have chosen from a sociological perspective to study differences between elite- and nonelite associations. The purpose of our study is to gain a deeper understanding of how football culture (elite- and non-elite associations) affects young people's social identity. In order to be able to link together focus on results and differences between associations. We have conducted a qualitative study where we have used semi structured interviews to collect our material. We have used theories about collective identity, social bond, interaction rituals, habitus, fields and affiliation to get an understanding and create a context for our data. We have also used previous research on the coach's role, culture and exclusion to get a better understanding and readers to get a more comprehensive picture of our issue. In order to reach and strive for results and to have a group that is well-needed, clear communication from young people, leaders and organization is needed. The result shows that there are differences in the culture between the different societies that can affect social identity. In the elite association, they focus on individual level to become a professional football player. In the non-elite association, the focus is on the collective and the community. These rituals can affect the everyday life of the youth.

  • 6290.
    Dehlin, Lena
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Mårtensson Rag, Lena
    Research and Development Unit, Varberg Hospital, Varberg, Sweden.
    Adolescents' experiences of a parent's serious illness and death2009In: Palliative & Supportive Care, ISSN 1478-9515, E-ISSN 1478-9523, Vol. 7, no 1, p. 13-25Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Objective:

    Adolescence is characterized by increasing liberation from parents as the young person evolves into an independent individual. Experiencing the serious illness and death of a parent during this phase implies great stress. Serious illness involves uncertainty, worry, and hope at the same time that it is necessary for everyday life to function. This study sought to describe adolescents' experiences in the serious illness and death of a parent.

    Methods:

    The study was carried out using a qualitative method. Data were collected in interviews with five adolescents who were 14-17 years of age when one of their parents died.

    Results:

    The results show that the parent's illness was a strong threat, as the adolescents understood that their own and the family's lives would be greatly changed by the illness/death. The incomprehensibility of the parent's serious illness and death was a threatening condition on its own. The adolescents strived to make the inconceivable more conceivable to understand what was happening. They also described the necessity of finding different ways of relating to and managing the threat, such as restoring order, seeking closeness, adapting, gaining control, avoiding talking about the illness, not accepting and counting the parent out. The adolescents described feelings of being alone and alienated, even though they were close to family and friends and they did not actively seek support. The lives of the adolescents were changed by their experiences, beyond their bereavement over the parent. They felt that they had become more mature than their friends and that there had been a change in their thinking about life, changes in values, and changes in their views of relationships with other people.

    Significance of results:

    The results of the present study can form a basis for developing a support program whose purpose would be to prevent effects on health.

  • 6291.
    Dejenfelt, Pontus
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Våtmarksfåglar i Stjärnarp, en inventering av nyanlagd våtmark utanför Halmstad, Halland2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    By doing a transect inventory combined with territory mapping at a recently constructed wetland in the area of Stjärnarp outside of Halmstad, during April-June in 2018, I have investigated species composition, species abundance and reproductive criteria shown by the bird species in the area. A comparison was made with five other wetlands in the county of Halland in matter of species composition and reproductive criteria to overlook if the age or area of the wetlands have an impact. After several visits in Stjärnarp, a total of 55 species of birds were recorded, of which 31 species were using the wetland area for reproduction, foraging or resting. Among all examined wetlands species richness varied more during 2018, when of different ages, compared to when they were about one year old. Overall analysis wasn’t significant for correlations, regressions or differences between the investigated variables of this study, though there were a significant correlation and regression between the amount of possibly reproductive species and the area of wetlands. According to others, characteristics of wetlands can have great impact on the presence of birds, e.g. size and age of wetlands, water depth, maintenance, location, presence of fish and more. According to this study, several reproductive species in particular have indicated attributes in Stjärnarp, e.g. early succession, nutrient rich waters, open meadows and more. Depending on what species or other biodiversity people which to benefit in the future, planning and continuous studies are needed here to find out if and how bird communities change with time, and to what causes.

  • 6292.
    Dejevik, Martin
    Halmstad University, School of Humanities (HUM).
    Fina Fisken Tre grunder i samverkan2001Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
  • 6293.
    Dekker, Michaela
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Jönsson, Linda
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Nilsson, Merit
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Databasmarknadsföring: konkurrenskraft in i 2000-talet1998Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
    Abstract [sv]
    Vad är databasmarknadsföring utifrån ett teoretiskt perspektiv och hur utnyttjas den i researrangörsbranschen i dagens Sverige?
  • 6294.
    Delander, Eva
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
    Petersson, Malin
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
    Upplevelser av kommunikation i öppenvården för den äldre personen med kronisk sjukdom2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Many older people with chronic illness are cared for in their own homes and often need input from outpatient care. The aim was to highlight the experiences of communication for the older person with chronic illness in the meeting with outpatient care. The study was conducted as a literature review of 10 scientific papers. The importance of having time for conversation and that health professional listens actively emerged. The older persons with chronic disease want to feel compassion by getting attention and friendly treatment. Reliance occurs when communication has good quality. Participation in the care creates the opportunity to follow the advice given and the ability to live with and manage their chronic disease and the aging process better. Education for nursing students and nurses working in out patient care and research in communication is important in the future. This can create conditions for a credible and safe environment for the older person with chronic illness.

  • 6295.
    Delavallade, Adrien
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Va, Helene
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    The role of Information Technology in the purchasing processes in the French market2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 6296.
    Delebeck, Maria
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
    En undersökning kring folkrättens efterlevnad samt dess folkliga förankring i svensk migrationspolitik2004Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
    Abstract [sv]
    Abstract Human Rights and their fulfilling around the world have been during discussion for several years. The right to be a free and living person with opportunities to do what you want are rights which are seen as natural in Western countries. The question this essay tries to answer is more of a domestic and individual level, where the right for a person to leave his own country and look for protection etc in a new country are in focus. The essay brings out the central part in Swedish immigration policy and tries to compare its fulfilling with the declarations of the Geneva Convention from 1951. The created ideal model is looking for unification between international and domestic laws. Another purpose with this essay is to reveal how well the domestic immigrations policy is related to the opinions of the citizens of Sweden. To get information about these values several questions about Human Rights and remaining domestic immigrations policy were asked to answer for the chosen citizens. The result of this question is that the domestic immigrations policy is generally fulfilling the articles of the Geneva Convention. And the attitudes among the citizens are also quite well comparable with the immigrations policies. Though a tendency of being a little bit more negative when it comes to implementation in the own countries has been noticed. Keywords: Folkrätt, nationell förankring, individperspektiv, migrationspolitik, folklig förankring, attitydundersökning
  • 6297.
    Delebeck, Maria
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
    Lorentzson, My-Linda
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
    Kan Israel-Palestina konflikten förstås utifrån Immanuel Kants filosofi “Om den eviga freden”?2002Student paper second termStudent thesis
  • 6298. Delen, Firat
    et al.
    Erica, Anderzén Domingues
    En ledares agerande: En studie över organisationsförändring inompappersmassaindustrin sett ur medarbetarnasperspektiv2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 6299.
    Delerud, Dennis
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Teacher Education (LUT).
    Öhlander, Johan
    Halmstad University, School of Teacher Education (LUT).
    Gentrifiering: En studie av gentrifieringsprocessen på Söder, Halmstad under 1980-talet och 2000-talet2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 6300.
    Delerud, Dennis
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Teacher Education (LUT).
    Öhlander, Johan
    Halmstad University, School of Teacher Education (LUT).
    Svenskhet i läroböcker: En studie om svenskhet i läroböcker för ämnet historia skrivna efter läroplanen för gymnasieskolorna 20112014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Läroböcker har sedan folkskolans läsebok utvecklats i takt med skolan till att finnas i fler ämnen och fler upplagor än tidigare. Även i historieämnet har läroböckerna utvecklats och historien har genom åren tolkats och författats på olika sätt av olika författare. Författarna har dock alltid haft en läroplan att förhålla sig till vilken har styrt historieskrivningen. Men även läroplanen har förändrats i takt med skolans och samhällets utveckling. 2011 fick gymnasieskolan en ny läroplan att anpassa sig till, en anpassning som även påverkar hur läroböckerna författas. I läroplanen 2011 står det att eleverna ska ges möjlighet att lära sig om det svenska kulturarvet, vilket inkluderar svenskhet. Vi har därför studerat vad som presenteras som svenskhet i läroböcker i historia skrivna efter den nya läroplanen. Uppsatsen utgår från följande frågeställning:

     

    Hur konstrueras samt hur presenteras svenskhet i läroböcker i historia 1b skrivna för Lgy11?

     

    Vi har gjort en jämförande studie där vi ställer vårt resultat mot en tidigare studie av hur svenskhet presenterats i läroböcker skrivna efter äldre läroplaner. Vidare försöker vi förklara vad det är som gör att det läroböckerna lyfter fram som svenskhet kan betraktas som svenskhet. Slutligen har vi kopplat samman resultatet med det som skrivs i läroplanen gällande det svenska kulturarvet. 

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