BPEL, ready for people: Integrating Web services and human processes

BPEL is evolving into a key standard for describing both human and computer processes. It was originally conceived by the OASIS Web standards industry group as a language for specifying interactions with Web services. In order to manage human processes, organizations had to turn to other tools built on top of the Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) developed by the Object Management Group. Both of these efforts have converged to some extent with the release of BPMN 2.0, which defines BPEL as an underlying format for storing information. This promises to help integrate the modeling capabilities of BPMN with the orchestration capabilities of BPEL...


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