About this site

BPEL XML.org is the official community gathering place and information resource for the Web Services Business Process Execution Language (WS-BPEL) OASIS Standard. WS-BPEL uses Web services standards to describe business process activities as Web services, defining how they can be composed to accomplish specific tasks.

BPEL XML.org is hosted by OASIS, the not-for-profit consortium that advances open standards for the global information society.

Contribute content

BPEL XML.org is a community-driven site and encourages content contributions from readers.

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Wiki Knowledgebase pages can be directly edited by others.

Each News, Events, Products, Services, Resources, Testimonials, Forums, and Blog page can only be edited by its author; others are invited to provide feedback using the 'add new comment' link at the bottom of the page.


See also:

- XML.org Editorial Guidelines
- Styleguide

Edit or add a Wiki page

The community is encouraged to edit and add to the collaborative Wiki Knowledgebase on topics related to using and understanding BPEL.

Register for the site, then log in to:

  • Edit an existing Wiki page
    • Select the 'Edit' tab on the page you wish to change.
  • Suggest a new Wiki page
    • Select the 'Edit' tab on the Wiki outline or other page.
    • In the 'Body' field, insert your new page title surrounded by double brackets.
    • Select the 'Submit' button. Your new link will now appear in red.
    • At any time, you (or someone else) may click on the red link and create the page.
  • Add a Wiki page
    Follow the 'Suggest a new Wiki page' steps above or
    • Go directly to the Wiki page submission form.
    • Link to your new page from another page using the link icon on the 'Edit' view.
  • Tag a page
    • Select the 'Edit' tab on the page you wish to tag.
    • Insert your tag(s) in the 'Tag' field.

When you create a Wiki page, all visitors to the site will be able to view your contribution, and all registered users will be able to edit it and add tags and links. If you don't want your writing to be edited, consider placing it in another section on this site. See Contribute content for more options.

Why add tags

Tags permit readers to find pages that address a particular subject. The tag cloud enables readers to navigate to pages on subjects of interest and lets authors review tags others are using. Tags can contain multiple words and should begin with a capital letter. 

How to share user experiences on this site

BPEL users are encouraged to share their experiences with others on this site in a variety of ways:

  • Describe your specific experience with a product or service provider by selecting the 'Add new comment' link at the bottom of the vendor's listing in the BPEL Products or Services directory.
  • Add your organization's name to the Deployments page in the Wiki Knowledgebase.


Funding for BPEL XML.org is provided by:

IBM is the world's largest information technology company, with 80 years of leadership in helping businesses innovate. IBM software offers the widest range of infrastructure software for all types of computing platforms, allowing customers to take full advantage of the new era of e-business.


XML.org Sponsorship is open to all OASIS Sponsor-level members. For more information, contact OASIS Communications.

Editorial board

Guidance for this site is provided by the BPEL XML.org Editorial Board. Participation in this group is open to all members of OASIS. For information on joining the Board, contact OASIS Communications.

Editorial Board Members

Mark Ford is Director of Research and Development for Active Endpoints, and a recognized contributor to industry efforts to drive advancements in standards for composite application development. As a representative of Active Endpoints, Mark has helped create an innovative and category-defining service orchestration platform while editing the WS-BPEL 2.0 specification and contributing to the WS-Human Task and WS-BPEL4People specifications as one of 18 authors. Prior to joining Active Endpoints, Mark was Director and Chief Architect for Quelsys, an e-learning company acquired by Outstart in 2004, which provided tools for the creation, execution and management of standards-compliant training modules. A programmer himself for more than a decade, Mark also has served as a research engineer at MECA Software working on personal financial management applications as well as having created award winning educational software at Gale Publishing. Mark holds a BA in philosophy from Boston University.

Bernd Eckenfels is Chief Architect (R&D) at SEEBURGER AG. A member of the OASIS WS-BEL and BPEL4People TC. With over 20 years of experience in the IT industry he still finds new and noteworthy technologies and architectural styles. One responsibility at the B2B Integration vendor is defining product requirements. His regular consulting engagements in Pre-Sales and Key Account projects help him to stay close to the market. Besides his strong focus on Java development, he is also interested in IT security and all kind of networking. His German speaking Blog can be found on http://itblog.eckenfels.net/.

Link to this site

Help us build the BPEL XML.org community. Link to our site from your web page or include our logo in your presentations and other printed materials.

Simply download the attached png file or right click on the image below and select "save" from the pop up menu. When placing the logo online, be sure it's linked to http://bpel.xml.org.

BPEL logo for linking

Note: It is expected that any person using the BPEL XML.org logo does so in an appropriate fashion, the logo is not modified, the design colors and aspect are retained and space around the logo is sufficient so as to prevent the logo from being construed as part of another graphic element. The logo remains the property of OASIS.

Your help in promoting BPEL XML.org is greatly appreciated.

Blogging guidelines

No matter what level of expertise you have with BPEL, we encourage you to create a blog on this site.

Create a BPEL XML.org Blog if your primary objective is to provide an ongoing journal to:
Do not use Blogs if your primary objective is to:

Inappropriate blogs will be removed from this site.

Naming your blog

You may designate a special name for your blog by editing your BPEL XML.org profile. If you don't designate a blog name, your userid will be the default.

To name your blog, simply log in, click on your userid in the upper right corner, select the "Edit" tab, and complete the "Blog title" field at the bottom of the page.

Each post you make to your blog will be published under its own title and under your blog name.


Optionally, you may associate each of your blog posts with one or more subject tags. Tags can contain multiple words and should begin with a capital letter.

Blogs hosted on other sites

If you write or can recommend a BPEL-related blog hosted on another site, please add a link from our Blogroll page.


See also:

- BPEL Blogroll (links to BPEL-related blogs hosted here and on other sites)
- BPEL XML.org Bloggers (alphabetical list of bloggers on this site by name)
- BPEL XML.org Blog posts (chronological list of all blog posts created on this site)
- BPEL XML.org Blog submission form