Welcome to BPEL XML.org.

This is the official community gathering place and information resource for the WS-BPEL OASIS Standard and related specifications. BPEL uses Web services standards to describe business process activities as Web services, defining how they can be composed to accomplish specific tasks. This is a community-driven site, and the public is encouraged to contribute content.

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.

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CTO Tuesdays, 7/13: SOA – from concept to SOAP Opera

Join Active Endpoints CTO Michael Rowley tomorrow, July 13, for his weekly technical talk CTO Tuesdays at 12pm EDT / 9am PDT / 16:00 UTC. Register at http://www.activevos.com/ctot. This week's topic is "SOA – from concept to SOAP Opera."

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Webinar, 7/7: Intro to ActiveVOS BPMS

Join Active Endpoints' product manager Mike Moniz for a free webinar entitled "An Introduction to ActiveVOS BPMS" on Wednesday, July 7 at 12pm EDT / 9am PDT /  16:00 UTC. Register at http://www.activevos.com/weeklywebinar. In a brand new live demo and Q&A, Mike will demonstrate a new AJAX-based, services-enabled forms designer, a BPMN 2.0 modeler and other features in ActiveVOS 7. Learn how standards such as BPMN, BPEL and WS-HumanTask play a role in BPM and SOA application development.

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Active Endpoints: ActiveVOS BPMS

ActiveVOS (www.activevos.com) is a business process management system (BPMS) which permits project teams to easily implement process applications that integrate human and system tasks. ActiveVOS is a model-based system in which BPMN 2.0 process models are easy to design and change. When deployed, ActiveVOS executes BPMN models directly on a proven, high-performance BPEL engine. (See a screenshot tour of the ActiveVOS BPMN modeler.)

Download a free, supported, 30-day trial of ActiveVOS at http://www.activevos.com/trial.

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Differences between BPEL and WS-BPEL


I am interested to know if there is any difference between BPEL and WS-BPEL. Am I able to modell general processes or only Web services with WS-BPEL?

Thanks in advance!


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