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News Article | May 16, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Bangsar shoppers were treated to a beautifully curated beauty and fashion experience featuring brands from Switzerland, Monaco, Italy, USA, Australia, Hong Kong, Thailand to Kuala Lumpur at the maiden Bangsar Shopping Centre Beauty & Fashion Week that ran from 10-14 May 2017 #BSCBFW17. Organised by BR Property Holdings Sdn Bhd, the management of Bangsar Shopping Centre (BSC) - one of the longest standing boutique malls in the Klang Valley in collaboration with Hair Sponsor A Cut Above, Official Makeup Flormar Malaysia and Official Car; MINI Ingress Auto, #BSCBFW17 was a hive of style this Mother's Day weekend. And there's more to come this Ramadhan season! YB Tan Sri Dato Sri Ng Yen Yen (JP) was Guest of Honour at the Meng Beauty & Slimming Swiss Perfection boutique spa products catwalk showcase. Also spotted among the guests were Datin Soraya and power couple entrepreneur Roen Cian Nagapan and model / Miss Malaysia 2013 Carey Ng. Hong Kong-based Mita Tam Style Studio had models strut the catwalk in colour-coded elegant feminine frocks, while stylists from A Cut Above x ghd gave away hair secrets and students from LimKokWing University of Creative Technology's Fashion Club mixed fashion with a violin performance on Saturday 13 May. Sunday 14 May revealed Angie's Hari Raya gown collection, followed by a stream of beauties in black dresses wearing APM Monaco's jewellery pieces influenced by Monaco and the joie de vivre of the South of France. The Fiore Raya Collection by Kavita Sidhu, creative director and owner of K.Vita Boutique was a hit! Finally, models dressed in delightfully quirky styling from Squareroom, accessorised by Mori Pin brought the #BSCBFW17 catwalk to a close. What's in store for shoppers this year at Bangsar's neighbourhood mall? BSC will host a month-long Raya Bazaar from 26 May - 23 June, BSC Kids Carnival from 26 - 30 July, Seek & Keep Artisan Market + Food Festival from 25 - 27 August, Home & Living throughout September, Deepavali Celebration from 7 - 22 October, Seek & Keep Artisan Market + Halloween Celebration from 27 – 29 October and finally, the Christmas Bazaar from 24 November - 24 December 2017. All welcomed, entry is free. Visit, LIKE us on, FOLLOW us on Instagram @BangsarShoppingCentre. Note to Editors: Hi-res photos for BSC Beauty & Fashion Week here: Bangsar Shopping Centre, BSC (Organiser and Official Venue) KL's neighbourhood lounge, BSC is a living, breathing, contemporary lifestyle destination that is the nexus of Bangsar's community. Its success lies in its appeal to a cross section of people - from expats to generations of local families. Its cosmopolitan atmosphere generates a "sense of belonging" making it a home away from home and a must-visit destination for the city's urban crowd. Visit A Cut Above Salon (Official hair) Started by husband and wife team Winnie Loo and Richard Teo, A Cut Above has gone from a humble 428 square feet salon to a household name in the hair styling industry. Since 1979, the company has grown into Malaysia's more premier group of salons with an established hairdressing academy. They are definitely one of KL's best hair salons. Visit Flormar Malaysia (Official makeup) Founded in Milan in Italy, the capital of the fashion industry, Flormar was acquired by the Şenbay Family in 1970 and began production in Turkey. Flormar became an indispensable brand for women with its yearly production of 120 million units, as well as its wide range of products consisting of blushes, foundations, eyeshadows, mascaras, lipsticks, nail polishes, accessories and skin care products. Flormar Colour Cosmetics Malaysia is distributed by Parkson Beauty Unlimited Sdn Bhd with booths at IOI City Mall Putrajaya, MyTown Shopping Centre in Maluri. Visit Passionately BMW & MINI. Ingress Auto is giving the BMW & MINI experience to all in the Klang Valley vicinity and beyond. Striking an impressive silhouette in the area of Damansara, Puchong and Bangsar, Ingress Auto's facade embodies the high standards of personalized care and excellent after sales service. Ingress Auto has come a long way from being a single outlet BMW dealer back in 2008, to a multi outlet dealer in 2014 that comprises of Ingress Auto Damansara (Sales & Service), Ingress Auto Puchong (Sales & Service), Ingress Auto Bangsar (MINI Showroom), Ingress Auto Kepong (Body & Paint) and Ingress Auto Puchong (Body & Paint). Now, together with BMW & MINI, we are even more committed to deliver driving pleasure without compromises. Visit "Mita Tam Style Studio" was established to cater to the medium and upscale range of clothing for the stylish women. Mita Tam's range of dress collection and exclusive personal style service, ensure that customers do not have to spend big to be dressed well.  "Style Studio" is added to the overall name to suggest that women can come to the boutique to learn about themselves and experiment with their personal style.  Mita Tam Style Studio opened its flagship boutique at Starhill in December 2011. With a clientele roster including royalties, celebrities, Puan Sris and Datins in an exclusive environment like Starhill, the company decided to bring the Mita Tam label closer to the general public by establishing a presence in BSC in October 2014. The owner that bears the boutique name, Mita Tam, is a Hong Kong resident, and is a graduate of the Nanjing Academy of Performing Arts.  She has been involved in the entertaining and fashion industry in Hong Kong for the last 20 years.  Ms. Tam is a trained vocalist and image consultant and had imparted her expertise as an image consultant to numerous Hong Kong actors, actresses, singers and models. Founded by Chong Meng Chew, a beautician with over 20 years of experience has been trained in skincare, anti-aging treatments and slimming, Meng Beauty & Slimming offers advanced Cellular Skincare in a luxurious, calming and pampering environment rejuvenate, relax and destress. A Swiss Perfection Spa Boutique, its treatments reflect exclusivity and competence from Swiss Perfection products which contain IRISA, the result of a scientific collaboration with Clinique La Prairie CLP Montreux, Switzerland. It contains intact and active cells of the Iris root. High in enzymes and proteins to confront the problems of premature aging, environment hazards and the stress of contemporary life. Abandon yourself to our exclusive state-of-the-art Swiss Cellular skincare, unique treatment methods and tailored massage techniques. KVITA is a fashion lifestyle brand that personifies the timeless elegance and innate style of its founder and designer Kavita Sidhu. Influenced by Monaco and the joie de vivre of the South of France, APM Monaco (Ariane Prette) is a much loved contemporary fashion jewellery brand with a touch of Monegasque flair. APM inspires dreams, APM is not based on consensus, APM is different. Named after founder Ariane Prette, APM Monaco was created in 1982 and made her mark first in producing pieces for many of the great names in the jewellery business. After 30 years of developing and perfecting traditional handcrafted quality jewellery, the Prette family, in 2001, decided to venture into the design-focused silver jewellery business and continues to carry on Ariane's legacy with the aim to make APM Monaco a modern yet timeless brand that fits perfectly with current market trends. The group has over 1200 collaborators, and has achieved ISO 9001-2000 quality standard, GSCP environmental and BSCI social certifications. The Inspiration for the Collection: A new collection is created each month, and each monthly collection given a name. It is formed around a theme inspired by the atmosphere of the times, the inspiration of the creative team and APM's foundations. Established in Malaysia in 2013, APM creates four original collections per month, a total of 48 collections per year, all of which are registered and protected. Today, APM is the most creative jewellery brand with over 150 stores worldwide. Visit us online at Squareroom is a multi-label fashion retailer specialising in a wide spectrum of ladies fashion. At Squareroom, clients are encouraged to express their individuality by creating their own unique looks with our wide range of merchandise. From fashion- forward fashionistas to demure conservative dressers to quirky boho hipsters, there's something for everyone at Squareroom. Mori Pin is a well-loved treasure trove offering an extensive range of deliciously quirky one-off items, crystal-encrusted jewellery for that bling-bling effect and hot on-trend must-haves. Apart from that, several sought-after brands like Lucas Jack from the UK and Jonathan Yun designer jewellery are also available exclusively at Mori Pin. To complement its selection of accessories and bags, Mori Pin has also recently started to carry carefully-curated apparel in limited quantities. This means our loyal followers can now walk out with a complete ensemble and make a grand entrance on the red carpet, at work or even at a girly gathering! Ready to take the world by storm, Limkokwing Fashion Club is a fun and glamorous take on the biggest international trends in the fashion industry. An exciting combination of urban flair and various ethnic influences. Limkokwing Fashion Club introduces innovative designs made with the comfort and well-being of the customer in mind. From studded caps, sequinned and leather fitted jackets, specially designed handbags, backpacks, accessories and basics like T-shirts and hoodies for both sexes, it seems the stylish crowd may now halt their search. Each piece carries the charm and sleek edge of contemporary fashion and reflects in its core what it takes to be a trendsetter and style icon of tomorrow. Visit

Jeanneret C.,University of Zürich | Glinz M.,University of Zürich | Baudry B.,IRISA
Proceedings - International Conference on Software Engineering | Year: 2011

When performed on a model, a set of operations (e.g., queries or model transformations) rarely uses all the information present in the model. Unintended underuse of a model can indicate various problems: the model may contain more detail than necessary or the operations may be immature or erroneous. Analyzing the footprints of the operations - i.e., the part of a model actually used by an operation - is a simple technique to diagnose and analyze such problems. However, precisely calculating the footprint of an operation is expensive, because it requires analyzing the operation's execution trace. In this paper, we present an automated technique to estimate the footprint of an operation without executing it. We evaluate our approach by applying it to 75 models and five operations. Our technique provides software engineers with an efficient, yet precise, evaluation of the usage of their models. © 2011 ACM.

Tonneau S.,IRISA | Pettre J.,French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation | Multon F.,University of Rennes 2 – Upper Brittany
Proceedings - Graphics Interface | Year: 2014

A common issue in three-dimensional animation is the creation of contacts between a virtual creature and the environment. Contacts allow force exertion, which produces motion. This paper addresses the problem of computing contact configurations allowing to perform motion tasks such as getting up from a sofa, pushing an object or climbing. We propose a two-step method to generate contact configurations suitable for such tasks. The first step is an offline sampling of the reachable workspace of a virtual creature. The second step is a run time request confronting the samples with the current environment. The best contact configurations are then selected according to a heuristic for task efficiency. The heuristic is inspired by the force transmission ratio. Given a contact configuration, it measures the potential force that can be exerted in a given direction. Our method is automatic and does not require examples or motion capture data. It is suitable for real time applications and applies to arbitrary creatures in arbitrary environments. Various scenarios (such as climbing, crawling, getting up, pushing or pulling objects) are used to demonstrate that our method enhances motion autonomy and interactivity in constrained environments. Copyright held by authors.

Crain T.,IRISA | Gramoli V.,Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne | Raynal M.,Institut Universitaire de France
Proceedings of the ACM SIGPLAN Symposium on Principles and Practice of Parallel Programming, PPOPP | Year: 2012

We introduce the first binary search tree algorithm designed for speculative executions. Prior to this work, tree structures were mainly designed for their pessimistic (non-speculative) accesses to have a bounded complexity. Researchers tried to evaluate transactional memory using such tree structures whose prominent example is the red-black tree library developed by Oracle Labs that is part of multiple benchmark distributions. Although well-engineered, such structures remain badly suited for speculative accesses, whose step complexity might raise dramatically with contention. We show that our speculation-friendly tree outperforms the existing transaction-based version of the AVL and the red-black trees. Its key novelty stems from the decoupling of update operations: they are split into one transaction that modifies the abstraction state and multiple ones that restructure its tree implementation in the background. In particular, the speculation-friendly tree is shown correct, reusable and it speeds up a transaction-based travel reservation application by up to 3.5×. Copyright © 2012 ACM.

Imbs D.,IRISA | Raynal M.,IRISA
Proceedings of the Annual ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing | Year: 2010

The Borowsky-Gafni (BG) simulation algorithm is a powerful reduction algorithm that shows that t-resilience of decision tasks can be fully characterized in terms of wait-freedom. Said in another way, the BG simulation shows that the crucial parameter is not the number n of processes but the upper bound t on the number of processes that are allowed to crash. The BG algorithm considers colorless decision tasks in the base read/write shared memory model. (Colorless means that if, a process decides a value, any other process is allowed to decide the very same value.) This paper considers system models made up of n processes prone to up to t crashes, and where the processes communicate by accessing read/write atomic registers (as assumed by the BG) and (differently from the BG) objects with consensus number x, accessible by at most x processes (with x ≤ t < n). Let ASM(n, t, x) denote such a system model. While the BG simulation has shown that the models ASM(n, t, 1) and ASM(t + 1, t, 1) are equivalent, this paper focuses the pair (t, x) of parameters of a system model. Its main result is the following: the system models ASM(n1, t 1, x1) and ASM(n2, t2, x 2) have the same computational power for colorless decision tasks if and only if ⌊ t1/x1 ⌋ = ⌊ t 2/x2 ⌋. As can be seen, this contribution complements and extends the BG simulation. It shows that consensus numbers have a multiplicative power with respect to failures, namely the system models ASM(n, t′, x) and ASM(n, t, 1) are equivalent for colorless decision tasks iff (t × x) ≤ t′ ≤ (t × x) + (x - 1). Copyright 2010 ACM.

Basseville M.,IRISA
European Control Conference, ECC 1999 - Conference Proceedings | Year: 2015

We review several existing detectability and isolability definitions. We argue that two types of de nitions have to be distinguished. On one hand, intrinsic de nitions capture the signature of the fault on the system. On the other hand, performance-based de nitions involve indexes of performance of fault detection algorithms. In particular, since many fault detection algorithms involve a residual generation mechanism, such de nitions may capture, among other performance indexes, the signature of the fault on the residuals. In the particular case of sensor and actuator faults in linear dynamic systems, we exhibit an equivalence among several de nitions. © 1999 EUCA.

Perais A.,IRISA | Seznec A.,IRISA
Proceedings - International Symposium on High-Performance Computer Architecture | Year: 2016

Sharing a physical register between several instructions is needed to implement several microarchitectural optimizations. However, register sharing requires modifications to the register reclaiming process: Committing a single instruction does not guarantee that the physical register allocated to the previous mapping of its architectural destination register is free-able anymore. Consequently, a form of register reference counting must be implemented. While such mechanisms (e.g., dependency matrix, per register counters) have been described in the literature, we argue that they either require too much storage, or that they lengthen branch misprediction recovery by requiring sequential rollback. As an alternative, we present the Inflight Shared Register Buffer (ISRB), a new structure for register reference counting. The ISRB has low storage overhead and lends itself to checkpoint-based recovery schemes, therefore allowing fast recovery on pipeline flushes. We illustrate our scheme with Move Elimination (short-circuiting moves) and an implementation of Speculative Memory Bypassing (short-circuiting store-load pairs) that makes use of a TAGE-like predictor to identify memory dependencies. We show that the whole potential of these two mechanisms can be achieved with a small register tracking structure. © 2016 IEEE.

Basseville M.,IRISA
Signal Processing | Year: 2013

This paper provides an annotated bibliography for investigations based on or related to divergence measures for statistical data processing and inference problems. © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Delaye A.,IRISA | Anquetil E.,IRISA
Pattern Recognition | Year: 2013

As the rise of pen-enabled interfaces is accompanied with an increased number of techniques for recognition of pen-based input, recent trends in symbol recognition show an escalation in systems complexity (number of features, classifiers combination) or the over-specialization of systems to specific datasets or applications. Despite the importance of representation space in feature-based methods, few works focus on the design of feature sets adapted to a large variety of symbols, and no universal representation space was proposed as a benchmarking reference. We introduce in this work HBF49, a unique set of features for the representation of hand-drawn symbols to be used as a reference for evaluation of symbol recognition systems. An empirical constructive approach is adopted for designing this set of 49 simple features, able to handle a large diversity of symbols in various experimental contexts. An original effort is made for guaranteeing transparency of features design and reproducibility of experiments. We demonstrate that using off-the-shelf statistical classifiers, the HBF49 representation performs comparably or better than state-of-the-art results reported on eight databases of hand-drawn objects. We also obtain a good recognition performance for user-defined gestures that further attests the ability of HBF49 to deal with a great variety of symbols. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd All rights reserved.

Imbs D.,IRISA | Raynal M.,IRISA | Taubenfeld G.,The Interdisciplinary Center
Proceedings of the Annual ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing | Year: 2010

Wait-freedom and obstruction-freedom have received a lot of attention in the literature. These are symmetric progress conditions in the sense that they consider all processes as being "equal". Wait-freedom has allowed to rank the synchronization power of objects in presence of process failures, while (the weaker) obstruction-freedom allows for simpler and more efficient object implementations. This paper introduces the notion of asymmetric progress conditions. Given an object O in a shared memory system of n processes, we say that O satisfies (y, x)-liveness if O can be accessed by a subset of y ≤ n processes only, and it guarantees wait-freedom for x processes and obstruction-freedom for the remaining y-x processes. Notice that, (n, n)-liveness is wait-freedom while (n, 0)-liveness is obstruction-freedom. The main contributions are: (1) an impossibility result showing that there is no (n, 1)-live consensus object even if one can use underlying (n- 1, n-1)-live consensus objects and registers, (2) an (n, x)-liveness hierarchy for 0 ≤ x ≤ n, and (3) an impossibility result showing that there is no consensus object for n processes that is obstruction-free with respect to all processes and fault-free with respect to a single process even if one can use underlying (n - 1, n - 1)-live consensus objects and registers (a process is fault-free if it always terminates when all the processes participate and there are no faults). (4) An implementation based on (x, x)-live objects that constructs a consensus object for any number of n ≥ x processes which satisfies an asymmetric group-based progress condition. Copyright 2010 ACM.

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