Mara Westling Allodi, Johanna Lundqvist, Elisabet Lundström, Lise
Roll-Pettersson, Jenny Rosendahl, Eva Siljehag and Rano Zakirova
9 Play for children with disabilities: the users’ needs
in the Swedish context
The task assigned to the Working Group 4 within the EU COST LUDI Network was to
contribute to a mapping of the users’ needs on the topic on play for children with
The members of the Working group 4 including representatives from Finland,
Italy, Lithuania and Sweden contribute to the description of the users
Egle Celiešiene, Giedrė Kvieskienė and Angelė Kaušylienė
8 Play for children with disabilities: the users’ needs
in the Lithuanian context
According to Lithuanian Ministry of Social Security and Labour, in 2015 Lithuania had
253.400 persons with disabilities, who are receiving welfare from the state, of which
48% were men and 52% were women. Out of this number, 15.000 were children. The
main reasons for children’s disability (and special education needs, SEN) in Lithuania
are mental disorders, behavioural disorders, hereditary problems
Cecilia Sik-Lanyi and Veronika Szucs
10 Play for children with disabilities: some
reflections on the results on the users’ needs and on
the role of technologies
10.1 Short summary of the Section n. 2
This chapter concludes the results of the report on users’ needs from LUDI Working
Group 4. The effort in WG4 was on investigating the users’ needs as a necessary
base for the development methods, tools and frameworks for play for children with
The main aim of this report was to investigate if children with disabilities have
access to and
refers to the relationship between volume and types of services and resources that are offered by the system and users’ needs ( 1 , 2 ). We refer to formal LTC services as the system in this study. Accessibility is fit or distance between location of service and location of users ( 1 , 2 ). It includes geographical distance between service provider and users’ homes, and includes all resources that are needed for users to reach the facilities, such as transfer costs and time spent on the voyage ( 1 , 2 ). Waiting time between the initial contact between service
Suborbital platforms are one of alternatives for satellites. They offer cheaper access to space to perform broad range of scientific and technology R&D. One of suborbital platforms are sounding rockets, which are suitable for these applications. A concept of scientific mission utilizing the sounding rocket is presented by author in this paper. The novelty of this mission is the operational responsive launch approach, which presents the example of the mission which responds for payload user needs, not payload contest approach, which is often in scientific community competing for payload space in space agency sounding rocket launch campaigns. The main mission goal is to perform astronomical observation of NEO using IR/VIS telescope. The secondary goal is to qualify the instrument for use on astronomical satellite observatory and raise its technology readiness level from TRL 6 to TRL 8. The expected mission output is to gain scientific data on NEO object and perform new IR/VIS optoelectronic instrument technology validation.
The main goal of the present research is to classify images of plants to species with deep learning. We used convolutional neural network architectures for feature learning and fully connected layers with logsoftmax output for classification. Pretrained models on ImageNet were used, and transfer learning was applied. In the current research image sets published in the scope of the PlantCLEF 2015 challenge were used. The proposed system surpasses the results of all top competitors of the challenge by 8% and 7% at observation and image levels, respectively. Our secondary goal was to satisfy the users’ needs in content-based image retrieval to give relevant hits during species search task. We optimized the length of the returned lists in order to maximize MAP (Mean Average Precision), which is critical to the performance of image retrieval. Thus, we achieved more than 50% improvement of MAP in the test set compared to the baseline.
Tag ownership transfer is an important process for RFID system. Besides the user needs to obtain the information concerning the quality of products in some scenarios, which are attached by tags. In this paper, we proposed an ownership transfer protocol with retrospective ability and analyzed its security level by using GNY logic. The results indicate that the ownership transfer protocol provides high-quality security to RFID systems. It provides an authentication between the tag and owners and location privacy of the tag. The protocol enables to resist a replay attack, man-in-the-middle attack and desynchronization attack. It also protects forward security and backward security. Moreover, it provides the information concerning the quality of the product attached by tags. We analyzed the performance of the protocol and implemented it. The results of the empirical study show that the cost time of a tag is less than some other protocols and suitable for low-cost tags.
There is considerable demand for official statistics on temporary populations to supplement statistics on resident and working populations. Progress has been slow, with temporary population statistics not part of the standard suite of measures produced by national statistical offices. This article adopts the framework for official statistics proposed by Raymer and colleagues as a guide to aspects relating to society, concepts, data, processing, outputs and validation. The article proposes a conceptual framework linking temporary population mobility, defined as a move more than one night in duration that does not entail a change in usual residence, and temporary populations. Using Australia as an example, we discuss various dimensions of temporary mobility that complicate its measurement. We then report the outcomes of a survey of user needs for temporary population statistics along with a desktop review of OECD countries to identify the best formulation of temporary population statistics, and current international practice respectively. The article concludes by proposing two related concepts for temporary populations: population present and person-time, which overcome a number of issues currently impeding progress in this area and discuss their potential implementation.
Axiomatically, translation is twofold: an activity/process (more accurately designated by the term translating) and a product (the term translation can be restricted to the product). It seems that the product dimension has gained increased importance, being the most visible part of translation as market-driven, design-oriented, precise and measurable - complying with specifications. Translation engenders a sequence: identification of text type and of end users’ needs (experts or non-experts in the field), evaluation of the complexity of the source text via global reading, followed by a close reading of its parts, the translating of the document, the translator’s checking of final version, editing and proofreading. The translator’s choices are accountable in point of cost-effectiveness (efficiency) and effectiveness. Therefore, the legal translator should master the methodological toolkit, conceptual frame and related terminology, and adopt an inward-looking perspective (intuition, subjectivity, ingrained habits, insights deriving from his/her expertise and experience) alongside an outward-looking one (working against objective criteria, standards of quality, benchmarks, etc).