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Business process (BP) modeling is a building block for design and management of business processes. Two fundamental aspects of BP modeling are: a formal framework that well integrates both control flow and data, and a set of tools to assist all phases of a BP life cycle. This paper is an initial attempt to address both aspects of BP modeling. We view our(More)
We formulate and apply spectral clustering to 3D mesh segmentation for the first time and report our preliminary findings. Given a set of mesh faces, an affinity matrix which encodes the likelihood of each pair of faces belonging to the same group is first constructed. Spectral methods then use selected eigenvectors of the affinity matrix or its closely(More)
Most workflow tools support structured workflows despite the fact that unstructured workflows can be more expressive. The reason for this is that unstructured workflows are more prone to errors. In this paper, we describe a taxonomy that serves as a framework for analyzing unstructured workflows. The taxonomy organizes unstructured workflows in terms of two(More)
In many applications, such as E-Passport and driver’s license, the enrollment of face templates is done using visible light (VIS) face images. Such images are normally acquired in controlled environment where the lighting is approximately frontal. However, Authentication is done in variable lighting conditions. Matching of faces in VIS images taken in(More)
We demonstrate for 24 metal oxide (MOx) nanoparticles that it is possible to use conduction band energy levels to delineate their toxicological potential at cellular and whole animal levels. Among the materials, the overlap of conduction band energy (E(c)) levels with the cellular redox potential (-4.12 to -4.84 eV) was strongly correlated to the ability of(More)
We propose a mesh segmentation algorithm via recursive bisection where at each step, a sub-mesh embedded in 3D is first spectrally projected into the plane and then a contour is extracted from the planar embedding. We rely on two operators to compute the projection: the well-known graph Laplacian and a geometric operator designed to emphasize concavity. The(More)
Accurate prediction of binding residues involved in the interactions between proteins and small ligands is one of the major challenges in structural bioinformatics. Heme is an essential and commonly used ligand that plays critical roles in electron transfer, catalysis, signal transduction and gene expression. Although much effort has been devoted to the(More)
The notion of parts in a shape plays an important role in many geometry problems, including segmentation, correspondence, recognition, editing, and animation. As the fundamental geometric representation of 3D objects in computer graphics is surface-based, solutions of many such problems utilize a surface metric, a distance function defined over pairs of(More)
The long-term survival in hepatocellullar carcinoma (HCC) patients after transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) remains dismal due to local and/or regional recurrence as well as distant metastasis. The efficacy of sorafenib in advanced HCC has been demonstrated and brought great hope. Recently, the use of sorafenib in combination with TACE for BCLC stage B(More)