POW! HIT! People & Organizations improving Workflow w/Health Info Tech
POW! HIT! People & Organizations improving Workflow w/Health Info Tech


 [Note: Could not find unbroken link to this newsletter so am reproducing most interesting portion here]
:: Table of contents
1. Registration – early registration through May 10th
2. Conference program
3. Invited Talks
4. Banquet
5. Co-located conferences and workshops
6. Visa information
7. Hotel reservation information
8. Sponsorship status
:: 1. Registration
You can find registration fees and the registration site at:
Early registration deadline is May 10th, 2013 through 11:59 PM EDT
:: 2. Conference program
• June 9: Tutorials
    Deep learning for NLP (without Magic)
    Discourse Processing
    Towards Reliability-Aware Entity Analytics and Integration for
       Noisy Text at Scale
    Semantic Role Labeling
    Spectral Learning Algorithms for Natural Language Processing
    Morphological, Syntactical and Semantic Knowledge in Statistical
      Machine Translation
• June 9 evening:  Welcome Reception
• June 10-12:  Main conference,  see http://naacl2013.naacl.org for
               detailed information
    June 10th evening: posters, demonstrations, and Student Research
              posters, with light dinner
    June 11th 1-2pm: business meeting, open to all conference attendees
    June 11th evening: banquet
• June 13: Student Research Workshop and Workshops:
    The 8th Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational
    Seventh Workshop on Syntax, Semantics and Structure in Statistical
    First workshop on Metaphor in NLP
    9th Workshop on Multiword Expressions (day 1)
    Language Analysis in Social Media
• June 14: Workshops
    Events: Definition, Detection, Coreference, and Representation
    Workshop on Vision and Natural Language Processing
    Computational Linguistics for Literature
    Natural Language Processing for Improving Textual Accessibility
    9th Workshop on Multiword Expressions (contd. half-day)
    4th Workshop on Computational Approaches to Subjectivity, Sentiment
        and Social Media Analysis
:: 3. Invited Talks
Monday morning:
Predicting Meaning: What the Brain tells us about the Architecture of Language Comprehension, Dr. Gina Kuperberg
Wednesday morning:
Natural Language Applications from Fact to Fiction, Dr. Kathleen McKeown
*SEM 2013 will be held June 13-14, http://clic2.cimec.unitn.it/starsem2013/
SemEval-2013 will be held June 14-15, http://www.cs.york.ac.uk/semeval-2013/
Joint NAACL/ICML Symposium on Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Machine Learning (ML)at the Westin Peachtree Hotel:
ICML/NAACL Joint Workshops, June 16th, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel,
ICML 2013's Conference Hotel:
-Structured Learning: Inferring Graphs from Structured and Unstructured Inputs
-Deep Learning for Audio, Speech, and Language Processing
ICML 2013, International Conference on Machine Learning, June 16-21, 2013 http://icml.cc/2013/

WFM/BPM systems are the “spider in the web” connecting different technologies


Business Process Management: A Comprehensive Survey

"Another concern addressed by BPM research is the reliability of the resulting information system. WFM/BPM systems are often the “spider in the web” connecting different technologies. For example, the BPM system invokes applications to execute particular tasks, stores process-related information in a database, and integrates different legacy and web-based systems. Different components may fail resulting in loss of data and parts of the systems that are out of sync. Ideally, the so-called ACID properties (Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, and Durability) are ensured by the WFM/BPM system; atomicity: an activity is either successfully completed in full (commit) or restarted from the very beginning (rollback), consistency: the result of an activity leads to a consistent state, isolation: if several tasks are carried out simultaneously, the result is the same as if they had been carried out entirely separately, and durability: once a task is successfully completed, the result must be saved persistently to ensure that work cannot be lost. In the second half of the nineties many database researchers worked on the so-called workflow transactions, that is, long-running transactions ensuring the ACID properties at a business process level [40, 109–113]. Business processes need to be executed in a partly uncontrollable environment where people and organizations may deviate and software components and communication infrastructures may malfunction. Therefore, the BPM system needs to be able to deal with failures and missing data. Research on workflow transactions [40, 109–113] aims to gracefully handle exceptions and maintain system integrity at all times." (my emphasis)


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