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Dear fellow researchers,
As part of my research on business processes, I am developing a questionnaire to investigate the reasons and circumstances of choosing a particular process notation.
I am currently conducting the pretest. I have talked to some process experts from my environment and incorporated the results of these interviews into the questionnaire. In order to test it, but also to expand the feedback on the questionnaire, a pretest is conducted. I would like you to participate in this pretest. Estimated duration is 20-30 minutes.
The main study is scheduled for the end of 2022. First publications from this study are for planned the end of 2023/ beginning of 2024.
Thank you for your support
Sebastian Ortlieb
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Noted.
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Estimados colegas, estoy estudiando las causas y las perdidas económicas de los proyectos BPM fallidos. ¿Me pudieran sugerir articulos y experiencias relacionadas con este tema?
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Hola, te propongo dos publicaciones que te pueden ayudar a responder la pregunta.
El primero los puedes encontrar en este enlace: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/322967861_Propositions_on_the_interaction_of_organizational_culture_with_other_factors_in_the_context_of_BPM_adoption. Esta relacionado con la cultura organizacional para el exito en la adopcion de BPM.
El segundo es: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/308649722_When_Cognitive_Biases_Lead_to_Business_Process_Management_Issues. En este se describen con las brechas de conocimiento puede afectar los proyectos BPM.
Espero que te sean utiles.
Saludos
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Hello, I really have no experience with how to prepare PVA/GA films. These films will need to be spincoated to be ~200-500nm thick.
I have PVA (avg weight 85,000-124000, 87-89% hydrolyzed) and glutaraldehyde (50% aq. sol). I was told that you can heat PVA to 60C then add GA and heat to 95C for 3 hours. However, I'm not sure about what amounts of PVA and GA I should use. Does anyone have a good general recipe to get started with?
Also, I would like to know how/if I can store this. Can I make the hydrogel solution and store it to be spin coated for later use? Or do I need to spin coat immediately? Any details would be appreciated.
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Dear Madison Cs , I suggest you put the prepared PVA film in a dessicator in which there is some gluteraldehyde solution and let it to stay in there for a day or two so it is sufficiently crosslinked by GA vapor. I have seen numerous articles that have crosslinked PVA using this strategy. Below you can find an article reporting this approach for crosslinking nanofibrous PVA.
Besides, I think the following paper might helpful as well.
Best,
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Hello everybody
I have been asked a lot of technical questions about the process mining by organization managers that I want to share here and read your answers.
  1. What is the difference between process mining and BI dashboards?
  2. IT team has designed the information system in my organization, so the structure is available (the staff is working on a defined railway). How process mining can help my organization to perform better?
  3. On the other hand, a process analyst team is available in my organization. Do we need process mining and why?
Best Regards
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Process mining is an analysis tool while BI-dashboards are for monitoring and reporting. These are different use cases. A process mining analysis can result in a new KPI that then should be monitored, but it can also lead to a process change (see Possible Outcomes).
Regards,
Shafagat
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BPR is part of the BPM and any change has to be managed properly.
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I found this article here in research gate:
it's very useful.
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My research group is currently investigating the effects of active time on maximal exercise performance. We have 7 subjects that did both the intervention and control test. This meant they had 1 test day with more active time (woke up at 6.00 and did a max test at 16.00) and one with less active time (woke up at 10.00 and did a max test at 16.00). To measure performance, we did a treadmill exercise and measured heart rates at base (before test) , during warm up, during phase 1, phase 2, 3, and 4 and their heart rates right before complete exhaustion was achieved.
Meaning: we have 2 sets of data per subject (early/late) with 7 different measures of Heart rate. My question is: Which statistical test is best suited for this type of data?
We want to know if active time has had an effect on any or all of the heart rate variables measured. I've tried doing a paired t -test for each measurement phase but with certain phases, the heart rates remain constant over the final 10 secs of BPM (The last 10 seconds BPM was gathered as the values for heart rate of each phase. With some of the later phases, these 10 values are the same amount of BPM). Because of this, when doing a paired t -test of e.g. participant 1 phase 4, SPSS cannot compute a t-test table because the means have no standard deviation or standard error of difference.
How do I go about comparing the measurement between these final phases. Is a repeated measures Anova the option to go for? Is there a different test for this type of data?
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Where is the "crossover"?
You should consider the correlation of measrements between phases of the same patient.
Have you thought about a resonable distributionmodelfor the heart rates? I would think that a Gamma model would possibly be more appropriate than a normal model.
You might think if it makes sense just to analyze the integral of the heart rates as a measure for the total blood low.
There are surely many more things to think about. I strongly suggest meeting with a local statistician (possible via web-conference if you cannot meet personally) and discuss your project.
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I am interested in this topic and will be happy to start a discussion. In my last paper, I discuss this topic. Moreover, I have one Master's student working on a related topic.
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There are some universities which have developed programs in BPM, however, there are no degree programs as of this writing in my university.
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Dear colleagues, I am studying the causes and financial losses of failed BPM projects. Could you suggest articles and experiences related to this topic?
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There are several reasons, from my point of view, the wrong decision in these things causes this: The first is to determine whether the previous process needs improvement or simply restructuring. Take your time to think. The second is whether this process will be negative or positive in a simple way. If it is positive, it will return its value to the customer and the institution. This is required. Always make sure that the process is positive as much as possible. Third, and this is the most important thing: “Focus on what you need and not what you want.” Do not apply BPM to all the organization’s operations simultaneously, just do this for operations that consume time, effort and money. The time that you will lose in unnecessary operations will benefit from it if you decide to invest in it. Important processes only if you feel that the process does not make an effective difference in the organization, then this means that there is a process that is more important than it, in short, only focus on the processes that will make the organization spend less and save time and money. There is a word in which he does bill gates say “The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency.
The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.”
and this is a deep meaning, delve into it and you will review many things and always remember. Think before you decide to ask a lot of questions to test the process and try to accomplish it with the least effort possible. This will return its values ​​to the organization and improve your productivity.
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I am analyzing a set of data that does not follow a normal distribution and wondering how I can standardize for 'sample size' of each bin.
For example, I have a data set of songs I have streamed, including the 'hour of the day streamed' and the 'BPM' of each song. I would like to chart the BPM vs the hour of day streamed.
I am wondering what would be the best way to approach analyzing this, and how I would need to standardize for the disproportionate number of songs streamed per hour.
Thanks!
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Could you create several bins for the BPMs (e.g. one bin might be 100 - 120 bpm) and present a histogram of each bin over a 24 hour clock on the x axis?
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Here are the results with a 100% match before the invasion of all COVID-19 sequences:
Query: CCTCGGCGGGCACGT (corresponding to the Spike protein); Tool: https://blast.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Blast.cgi?PAGE=Nucleotides
Sequences producing significant alignments:
Max Total Query E Per.
Description: Score, Score cover, Value, Ident (all 100%) & Accession (below the organism):
Deinococcus radiodurans strain BND-54 chromosome 1, complete... 30.2 30.2 100% 429 100.00 CP050120.1
PREDICTED: Daphnia magna copper-transporting ATPase 1-like... 30.2 30.2 100% 429 100.00 XM_032924090.1
PREDICTED: Daphnia magna copper-transporting ATPase 1-like... 30.2 30.2 100% 429 100.00 XM_032924089.1
Brevibacterium luteolum strain NEB1784 chromosome, complete... 30.2 30.2 100% 429 100.00 CP035810.1
Hydrogenophaga sp. BA0156 chromosome, complete genome 30.2 60.5 100% 429 100.00 CP049989.1
Phycicoccus sp. HDW14 chromosome, complete genome 30.2 151 100% 429 100.00 CP049935.1
Sanguibacter sp. HDW7 chromosome, complete genome 30.2 30.2 100% 429 100.00 CP049862.1
Propioniciclava sp. HDW11 chromosome, complete genome 30.2 30.2 100% 429 100.00 CP049865.1
Apiotrichum mycotoxinivorans strain GMU1709 chromosome IV 30.2 30.2 100% 429 100.00 CP049824.1
Ralstonia solanacearum strain 202 chromosome, complete genome 30.2 60.5 100% 429 100.00 CP049789.1
Ralstonia solanacearum strain 203 chromosome, complete genome 30.2 60.5 100% 429 100.00 CP049791.1
Ralstonia solanacearum strain B2 chromosome, complete genome 30.2 30.2 100% 429 100.00 CP049787.1
Ralstonia solanacearum strain 204 chromosome, complete genome 30.2 60.5 100% 429 100.00 CP049793.1
Coregonus sp. 'balchen' genome assembly, chromosome: 3 30.2 30.2 100% 429 100.00 LR778255.1
Pseudenhygromyxa sp. WMMC2535 chromosome 30.2 30.2 100% 429 100.00 CP049288.1
Mameliella alba KU6B DNA, complete genome 30.2 30.2 100% 429 100.00 AP022337.1
Bradyrhizobium sp. 6(2017) strain 1S3 chromosome, complete genome 30.2 30.2 100% 429 100.00 CP049289.1
Nocardioides sp. R-3366 chromosome, complete genome 30.2 60.5 100% 429 100.00 CP049257.1
Pseudomonas monteilii strain 170620603RE chromosome, complete... 30.2 30.2 100% 429 100.00 CP043396.1
Pseudomonas monteilii strain 170918607 chromosome, complete... 30.2 30.2 100% 429 100.00 CP043395.1
Caulobacter sp. Ji-3-8 chromosome 30.2 60.5 100% 429 100.00 CP049199.1
Fluviibacterium aquatile strain SC52 plasmid pSC52_4, complete... 30.2 30.2 100% 429 100.00 CP049032.1
PREDICTED: Phocoena sinus IQ motif and Sec7 domain ArfGEF 3... 30.2 30.2 100% 429 100.00 XM_032645704.1
PREDICTED: Phocoena sinus IQ motif and Sec7 domain ArfGEF 3... 30.2 30.2 100% 429 100.00 XM_032645703.1
PREDICTED: Phocoena sinus IQ motif and Sec7 domain ArfGEF 3... 30.2 30.2 100% 429 100.00 XM_032645702.1
Streptomyces albus strain CAS922 chromosome, complete genome 30.2 30.2 100% 429 100.00 CP048875.1
Caulobacter rhizosphaerae strain KCTC 52515 chromosome, comple... 30.2 30.2 100% 429 100.00 CP048815.1
Pseudomonas otitidis MrB4 DNA, complete genome 30.2 30.2 100% 429 100.00 AP022642.1
Haloferax alexandrinus strain wsp1 chromosome, complete genome 30.2 90.7 100% 429 100.00 CP048738.1
Thermaerobacter sp. PB12/4term chromosome, complete genome 30.2 30.2 100% 429 100.00 CP048407.1
Streptomyces sp. S4.7 chromosome, complete genome 30.2 30.2 100% 429 100.00 CP048397.1
Deinococcus radiodurans strain BNK-50 chromosome 1, complete... 30.2 30.2 100% 429 100.00 CP050116.1
Bradyrhizobium symbiodeficiens strain 141S2 chromosome, comple... 30.2 30.2 100% 429 100.00 CP050065.1
Burkholderia thailandensis strain BPM chromosome 2, complete... 30.2 30.2 100% 429 100.00 CP050021.1
Caballeronia sp. SBC1 chromosome, complete genome 30.2 30.2 100% 429 100.00 CP049156.1
[Also attached in the blue colored way they appear at BLAST]
Additional sequences to consider are:
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Dear Fernando, your investigations are very interesting. Also noticed that if you BLAST the insertion "CCTCGGCGGGCACGT" = "PRRAR motif" but restrict the sequence only to PATENTS, almost of the results obtained with a 100% match are related to MODIFIED POLYNUCLEOTIDES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF ONCOLOGY-RELATED PROTEINS AND PEPTIDES and METHODS FOR ENHANCING IMMUNE CHECKPOINT BLOCKADE THERAPY BY MODULATING THE MICROBIOME.
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Consider solving the nonlinear Schrödinger equation (NLSE) with 2D transverse dimensions. Or more simply, consider the beam propagation method (BPM).
We know that the original formulations of Feit&Fleck relied on the FFT to compute the derivatives.
In the 90s, many works about finite differences (FD) were proposed. The advantage is that the grid is more flexible and the boundary conditions are better understood and controllable (PML, TBC...). Prof. Fibich in his book suggests FD is a better approach to tackle collapses.
With the advent of GPU, FFTs with lots of points seem to be almost costless. Do you think it is not worth anymore to study finite differences? What about non-paraxial propagators?
Thank you for your suggestions.
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The accuracy of the numerical results are mainly restricted to accuracy of the models, although sometimes the numerical stablilization might due to the detalied numerical methods. GPU might be treated as one possible way to decrease the CPU times in numerical simulations. Further, for a detaield numerical simulation problem, BC might be very important.
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Hi all,
I am attempting to implement 3D finite difference (FD) beam propagation method (BPM) based on alternate-direction implicit (ADI) method.
Does anybody know about how to implement or the formulation of transparent boundary condition (TBC) in 3D FD-BPM based on two step ADI method?
Any suggestions or advice would be appreciated,
Thank you!
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Dear Onur,
I am also trying to solve the waveguide propagation problem using x,y, and z co-ordinates using FDBPM. Could you please share your matlab code which might serve as a starting point for me.
Thanks in advance.
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Hi, I want to know which software is useful for simulating mode field at output and l want to show field deformation causes of bending.
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Hi. You can use Lumerical software. Recent versions support ports which you could use for determining the desired output mode. You can also export the modes from input and output monitors and compare them in Matlab with overlap integral calculation.
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I would like to identify the relationship between Enterprise Architecture and business process standardization.
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If we believe that organizations are not homogenous monoliths but rather quite diverse, then standardization would be more of an art than a science...
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I plan to undertake inferential study by sampling with the following procedure. Since I want to test the performance effects of BPM, I selected an industry as the study unit. From this industry I purposefully selected the companies with a longer stay in the sector. From these selected companies, I chose to select employees which are senior or at managerial positions. Then from these employees I randomly selected the sample and want to continue the survey. Is these procedure appropriate?
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Did you think that you are able to reach management position people easily to answer your survey questions? How do you randomly select them?
There are two types of sampling method. Probability sampling and non probability sampling. Please read research method for business studies to choose a correct sampling bcoz you can reach managers position people easily.
One more suggestion, you may conduct interviews with them.
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Hello everyone. I'm trying to simulate my model(about beam position monitor) but the error appeared. it said the discrete port is inside the perfect conducting material. So i checked the locations many time and it's not inside the perfect conducting material. Can anyone help me with this ?
Thank you very much.
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Make your conductor small enough that it must not be outside of defined port. Further
check boundry settings in CsT . Make them all to none.
It may work for you.
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Since Biological Parametric Mapping (BPM) is no more supported, I would like to find another tool to combine several brain images acquired for each subjects or different groups.
I saw fusion ICA but it is not convenient for my data....
any other idea ?
Thank you
Isabelle
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If you want more flexibility in your ability to combine modalities, I would suggest extracting your values from the voxels of interest and treating them like any other variable in traditional statistical packages.
If you provide more information about exactly what sort of combined data analysis you're trying to do, we can answer more specifically.
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When conducting a LCA study, is there any kind of regulatory office that ascertains the validation of such studies? I'm focused on the automotive industry.
Thank you for your help. 
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Dear Andre, ISO standards, as long as I know, provide certification for LCA through ISO 14040.
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Can someone help me by providing a number of studies that included a questionnaire about business performance management (BPM) ? thanks 
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thank you very much Dr.Elhaj for answering . my question about business performance .
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I conducted an experiment which involved collecting Photoplethysmogram (PPG) data of participants with sampling rate of 128 Hz. After removing artifacts and noises, I converted PPG to heart rate (BPM). This study is related to capturing PPG from healthy participants in a flexible experiment setting when they were walking in streets.
First of all, is it possible for heart rate based on BPM (which by definition looks like it should be calculated based on the number of beats per minute) to show values of BPM for 128 data points per second? In other words, is it right to convert PPG to HR, point by point?
Second, assuming that I did everything correct up to this point, can I calculate sample entropy for this data set (with the resolution of 128 Hz)? I saw in the literature that sample entropy is usable on Heart Rates based on BPM, but I'm not sure If I can use it right now or not because, I'm seeing some strange and extreme numbers like 34 in some instances of my data set for BPM. Of course, these strange numbers are not for a whole minute and they are present for less than a second. 
Any kind of help would be greatly appreciated.
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I would strongly suggest you either use 250 Hz or implement some kind of interpolation to produce a signal with a higher sampling rate, else the jitter caused by insufficient sampling will inflate the RR variability and inflated entropy. Although the RR interval is long the PPG signal has harmonics way above the fundamental.
Best wishes.
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After an extensive search in the documentation and many failed attempts: jBPM6 does not seem to support it, although jBPM 5 HAD a human task service that could be called remotely.
I also checked Camunda BPM and Activiti.
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Thanks a lot for your answer Johannes. This sounds like an interested topic for research. It would be great if you could post here the results of your further explorations on the subject as I'd be interested in following this.
Best of luck!
Adrian.
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I am seeking experts advise on the survey questionnaire designed to assess the level of BPM lifecycles implementation in the UAE Construction sector as part of my research. 
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Thank you Montag for your valuable comments. Your time and effort really appreciated. 
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Aerobic capacity of an individual differs from person to person. An endurance runner who performed TMT (Age: 39 yrs; 4th stage of Bruce Protocol for 12:00 min:s; 13.30 METS,  HR rest = 54 bpm; rose to a HR max = 171 bpm which is 94 % of the maximal age predicted heart rate), but the test was stopped due to safety of the athletes. How do we calculate his maximal aerobic capacity from sub-maximal exercise?
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You can use ACSM metabolic equations to calculate a predicted VO2max from any speed and grade on the treadmill.  The only problem is usually submaximal testing assumes a steady state heart rate during the exercise so pick a stage where the heart rate seemed to steady state.   It would probably be somewhere in the 3rd stage of the Bruce test if this is a healthy person.  The client should be walking at this stage.  If an athlete you could use the running equation which would be the speed and grade at the 4th stage. See the ACSM guidelines for the procedure to use these equations.  Hope this helps
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I have a WAV file and I would like to know how to measure the tempo in bpm unit
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Hi Yopie,
Behringer has a device on which you can tap a button to the beat of the song or .wav file.  And many Pro-tools plug-ins have a "tap tempo" function which then calculates bpm for you.  In the simplest sense, 60 bpm is 1 beat per second.  So, if you are tapping your finger 50 times a minute to your .wav file, the bpm = 50.  This assumes you are using quarter notes when tapping however.  If you tap your finger to your wav file and you noticed you tapped 100 times in a minute, this could mean that you were tapping eighth notes and really, it was 50 bpm and not 100 bpm, since bpm, in the classic sense, is always based on quarter notes. If you are are dealing in different time signatures (e.g. 7/4, 5/4, 3/4, 11/4) you always find what the quarter note pulse is and find out how many times you tap your finger in a minute - and that is your bpm.  Be aware of what a quarter note is - and this should solve it for you. Or, buy a metronome and see what the metronome setting is when it seems to be 'in sync' with your .wav file. What is your .wav file?  A song, sound of ocean waves, something other than music? Heartbeat?  Also, you could have something weird like 90.5 bpm.  As well, if you listen to songs that were not recorded with a metronome, the bpm changes from time to time throughout the whole song. Early Beatles = no metronome (flowing excitement; the beat make sense as the song grows, e.g., "It Won't Be Long"). Sting = perfect metronome (e.g. "Fields of Gold"). Stravinski, Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart... suggested tempos, and rit. (slow downs) and accel. (speed ups)... gas pedal moving up and down. Are you dealing with a perfect bpm?  Only you have the .wav file you are talking about ;]  120 bpm is another very common tempo.  The odd tempos 117, 105, 99 ... have a certain magic to them as well. 
Attached is a tool I made for exploring this sort of thing...
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If we look at the relationship between cardiac output and heart rate, we see that without the influence of the autonomic nervous system the CO would decrease at higher frequencies due to a respectively shorter diastole and insufficient atrial filling, but positive initropy and chronotropy mostly go hand in hand without one having to be sacrificed thanks to the sympathetic nervous system, such as during exercise, orthostasis or a fight or flight response. I'm wondering if a HR increase without sympathetic activation is physiologically or pathologically possible, and if yes does it make sense (at higher frequencies this would mean a decrease in CO)? 
I ran into the information that mild exercise can stimulate a decrease in vagal tone, allowing heart rate to increase without SNS activation. At lower frequencies (< ~80 bpm) a HR increase causes a linear CO increase, so it makes sense for this to happen during mild activity. But I ran into this without a paper/author reference or a source. Does a decrease in vagal tone without SNS activation really occur?
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Another avenue you might pursue is the heart rate response of the transplanted heart, which has lost both parasympathetic and sympathetic innervation. As already intimated, the resting heart rate is dominated more by a parasympathetic (vagal) brake than sympathetic output. A transplanted heart generally has a resting rate +/- 20 bpm higher than normal. And as you have noted the initial heart rate response in exercise (unless being pursued by a bear?!) is probably due to reduced vagal tone. 
There are internal mechanisms within the heart associated with changes in rate (in either direction) Rapid atrial filling of the denervated heart is associated with an increase in rate, possibly via stretch stimulation of conducting tissue, and rapid decrease in atrial filling is associated with a decrease in heart rate. Someone is bound to mention the Bezold Jarisch reflex (forgive the spelling if wrong) if I don't, which is a (paradoxical?) slowing of the heart following sudden emptying but this may be a local cholinergic reflex associated with ischaemia.
Another area of interest would be heart rate changes associated with the rapid onset of high spinal anaesthesia, which takes out the traffic from the sypathetic chain, but leaves the vagal input intact. One would expect this to result in a bradycardia, which can occur and is quite common particularly in the elderly, but in pregnant patients the commonest immediate response is a tachycardia, perhaps due to rapid reduction in venous return.
a fascinating and time-consuming question. good luck!
Chris
PS don't try the bear experiment!
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We're working on the verification of business process behavior and it would be useful to have a benchmark (a set of business process models with known behavioral properties, e.g.: deadlocks) to evaluate the proposal.
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Dear Emiliano,
I am not quite sure what is it that you want to know. BPV usually is conducted to see weather the set of processes meets the requirements. So there should be specific requirements before the design of the business processes within the organization, and then validation. On the other side, business process benchmarking (BPB), many times seen as a tool of TQM, can be very useful for verification process. Here are some articles that can help (http://www.orau.gov/pbm/pbmhandbook/articles.pdf). Hope you find it useful. 
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I am working on a white paper for buried chilled pipelines in discontinuous permafrost. Topics that are covered are frost bulb, thermokarst, slope instability, thaw settlement, subsidence, permafrost disturbance in right-a-way, reclamation, and revegetation strategies. In addition, lessons learned and BPM for trenching methodologies. I appreciate any assistance!
Thanks!
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Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory in Hanover is good. Maybe this report will help:
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Big Data and Analytics are focused on transforming big quantities of data into usable information. I believe this information will only have value in the context of an appropriate adjustment of related business processes since that is the only way of moving the information into action. Thoughts? How do you organize the connection? What dos that mean for BPM?
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Dear Mathias,
As you have indicated, Data has been anointed as the Oil of the new millennium. Modern strategists have elevated Data to the status of 4th factor of production after land, labor and capital. Given the volume, velocity and variety of data, knowledge extraction from new-age data has a complexity, which one would not have associated with data processing a decade back.
Before mapping data to business and planning BPM, one needs to organize data along a few vectors. The vectors are:
1. Location-aware data
2. Person-aware data   &
3. Context-aware data
Then for each of these streams, one has to look at what are the key factors and sub-factors that drive data collection, processing and storage. Some of the factors are:
1. Cost [Storage Cost, OPEX Cost, TCO, resource cost etc]
2. Technology [Are you going to use cloud for data storage]
3. Speed of processing [Data throughput Management]
4. Value adds from additionally processed data [like Visuality of data]
Mapping these vectors together would be useful in understanding the complete nuances of modern data and its involved processing.
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For my research I am looking for a set of business processes to conduct my experiments. I've spent a long time looking and I can't seem to find any source. Of course there is the Signavio academic initiative, but the processes are not quite usable if you need to be able to analyze them semantically (ex.: task named A, B, C,...). I was wondering how you conduct your BPM related experiments?
Thanks!
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Social Media become more and more important on the enterprise level. Companies use e.g. LinkedIn to support hiring processes or Facebook to support marketing. Do you have good examples for the use of Social Media enabling innovative business processes? This includes the use of "in-house" social media technologies.
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sosical media is one way of networked learning. See the attached article:
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More and more organizations think of procuring their information technology through "the cloud". Hence, what remains in the organization are just the business processes supported through those could based applications. What impact does that have on business process management (BPM)?
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BPM with cloud is better known as Cloud computing business process management. It is the use of (BPM) tools that are delivered as software services (SaaS) over a network. Cloud BPM business logic is deployed on an application server and the business data resides in cloud storage. According to Gartner, by 2016 20% of all the "shadow business processes" will be supported by BPM cloud platforms. The benefits of using cloud BPM services may as well be the benefits of using any cloud service as such. The SaaS delivery model removes the need and cost of maintaining specialized technical skill sets in-house. Use of cloud computing reduces distractions from an enterprise's main focus. It offers controlled IT budgeting and enables geographical mobility.
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Many organization struggle with inefficiencies and missing agility due to high variation of processes, e.g. the same maintenance service is carried out differently in different country subsidiaries. In order to overcome this it is necessary to measure the existing degree of standardization and define the target value.
But what's the best way to measuring standardization?
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Here some related questions: On which level of detail to you measure standardization and how? How do you distinguish between mandatory process variants, e.g. due to legal requirements, and optional variants? How can a process standardization index look like?
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More and more organizations, especially in highly regulated industries like Finance or Life Sciences, build specialized management disciplines in order to achieve compliance with legal regulations and maintain it. What does that mean for an organization? How do they address that topic? What is the "process of compliance management"?
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Another question to add to that context would be how organizations measure the effectiveness of their compliance management? How do you measure the compliance of a business process with a standard?
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The business environment is changing continuously: new clients and markets, new legal regulations, new technology developments, etc. Which attributes does a company in the future has to have in order to be successful in this environment?
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The survival of the next generation enterprise is based on its ability to deal with an ever increasing complexification of its environment, its ability to innovate, and its structural flexibility. These three competencies - if I may call them so - are interactive and cannot be taken in isolation since they affect each other. In other words, I think it is an increasingly complex task.
But I strongly believe that one of the things an enterprise can do as a first step is build flexibility in its organisational structure. There is a wide recognition that organisational structure can inhibit innovation or the innovation potential of an organisation. In addition, innovation capabilities are hard to develop and sustain, so the modern enterprises may have to engage in collaborations to achieve that. Therefore, it may become inevitable for an enterprise to have geographically distributed organisational units that use ICT to collaborate, innovate, and achieve collective action trough a network structure that operates way beyond the traditional hierarchy.
Another important point to consider is to ensure that resources are developed and combined in a unique way that makes it very difficult for competing enterprises to replicate (further details can be found in the strategy literature, notably the Resource Based View). Here, the idea is that the survivability of an enterprise depends on its ability to outplay its competitors.
One last note: the modern enterprise should not downplay the importance of knowledge and its management, acquisition, transfer, and the ability to transform tacit knowledge into explicit knowledge...Building a knowledge capital, retaining it, developing it further and over time can ensure that an enterprise survives comfortably in its environment.
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The whole healthcare sector is in a massive change. What does that mean for companies like producers of pharmaceuticals, biotech, or similar?
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The biggest challenge is to find the 'God's Particle'! To find and commercialize a molecule which can contribute to the prevention / cure of a common disease. The challenge is to economize / expedite the research and marketing activities.
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I'm currently using Beam Propagation Method (BPM) to run some EM propagation simulation in waveguides. I was looking at this article : Van Roey et al. - J Opt. Soc. Am. 71 (7), 803 (1981). There are some conditions of applicability of BPM method that imply the selection of particular meshing steps based on the "highest spatial frequency component of the refractive index profile". How can this component be determined for an arbitrary refractive index profile?
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Depends on if you are interested in coherent or incoherent effects, and to which level. So be simple. Set a simple model of your setup and test where the effects you are interested in get negligible.
Sorry if too plain. It is a bit the engineering way (I'm an engineeer!), but not always perfect spherical hens are at hand.
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I have been facing a problem to connect YAWL engine with generic user ID and password.
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Dear Ngoc Chan Nguyen thanks for your suggestion but the problem has been resolved. regards
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It is not clear to me how to distinguish them. e.g. When should I talk about a workflow model vs. a process model?
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Business Processes are basically collection of activities cutting across various departments, producing a valuable output for the customers (e.g Sales Process, Procurement Process). Workflow is used to automate these repetitive activities and hence business processes. So workflow will bring automation and efficiency to the business process.