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The Nobel Prize

Extracted from BPMN 2.0 by Example (non-normative OMG document)

The selection of a Nobel Prize Laureate is a lengthy and carefully executed process. The processes slightly differ for each of the six prizes; the results are the same for each of the six categories. Following is the description for the Nobel Prize in Medicine. The main actors in the processes for Nomination, Selection and Accepting and Receiving the award are the:

– Nobel Committee for Medicine
– Nominators
– Specially appointed experts
– Nobel Assembly and
– Nobel Laureates

Each year in September, in the year preceding the year the Prize is awarded, around 3000 invitations or confidential nomination forms are sent out by the Nobel Committee for Medicine to selected Nominators.

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    1. The three vertical lines in the swimlane or on a task indicate a multi-instance item. Kind of like a for each loop. The Assess Candidates Work task will occur once for each of the preliminary candidates and be executed by a selecte Expert

    1. Hi Ban,

      In the Trisotech workflow modeler, which was used to create this example, this is done by right-clicking on a sequence flow and changing the shape to message flow and selecting initiating message or non-initiating message. It will automatically do it for you when you connect the sending and receiving task, you just have to select initiating or non-initiating message.

    1. Hi Ban,

      The n-1 represents the year prior to the year the Nobel prize is awarded, as per the example description: “Each year in September, in the year preceding the year the Prize is awarded”

    1. Hi Ban,

      In the Trisotech modeler, which was used to create this example, you can add an icon like shown in this diagram by right-clicking on the task, selecting change shape and make it a user task.

    1. Hi Ban,

      In this process, the experts are the one reviewing the work sent by the candidate to ensure that the work is correct and provide them with a report of their assessment.

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