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OASIS WS-BPEL TC mailing list archives

The archive of the mailing list used by the members of the OASIS WS-BPEL Technical Committee is publicly available. This TC was active from April 2003 to May 2007.

The archive of the TC's public comment list is also available.

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PSI Uses BPEL for State-Subsidized Health Insurance Program

Policy Studies, Inc. (PSI) uses BPEL as part of an application to support its SCHIP E&E outsourcing business line. SCHIP is a program that offers state-subsidized health insurance coverage to individuals whose incomes are too high to be covered by Medicaid but too low to afford private health insurance. PSI developed its solution with a specific state as the target, but with a strong emphasis on making the system generic and customizable enough to take it to other states, and even to other kinds of operations.

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This online tutorial guide for anyone wanting to start building Service-Oriented Architecture applications using powerful, free tools explains in detail how to build and deploy them by creating Web Services with PHP, combining them into SOAs with WS-BPEL using free ActiveBPEL Designer, and deploying composite WS-BPEL-based orchestrations to the open-source ActiveBPEL engine. Unlike many books on SOA, it is not focused on architecture, but discusses practical aspects of SOA and WS-BPEL development with many examples, showing you how to apply architecture in practice.

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SOA Governance

  • Understand the difference between run-time and design-time SOA governance.
  • Leverage SOA management and SOA Registry/Repository tools in your governance efforts.
  • Define governance processes that will work in the culture of your organization.
  • Determine the people in your organization that must be involved in the governance efforts.
  • Define the policies that will help your organization achieve its SOA goals.

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Software AG Uses ActiveBPEL to Help Customers Service-enable and Reuse Applications to Achieve High-value Business Integration

In 2005, when Software AG's core crossvision technologies were being developed, they also began investigating SOA orchestration to complement its existing ESB product offering. “We were certainly aware of the BPEL4WS 1.1 specification and the industry activities being undertaken to create a BPEL standard,” explains Dr. Stefan Ried, Vice President of crossvision Product Management, Software AG.

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Technical Overview of WS-BPEL 2.0

This presentation provides a technical introduction to the WS-BPEL 2.0 language for developers and architects interested in gaining an understanding of the concepts on which BPEL is based and how it can be used to compose Web services. Specific topics includes:

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The Naval Research Lab on process orchestration

Download this recording of a webinar featuring Jim Ballas, Ph.D. and Justin Nevitt of the Naval Research Laboratory on the topic of process orchestration for defense systems.

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Using BPEL Process Descriptions for Building up Strategic Models of Inter-Organizational Networks

This paper suggests how to map BPEL descriptions into inter-organizational model descriptions, thus opening the door to generating SNet simulations of business processes from BPEL descriptions.

by Dominik Schmitz, Gerhard Lakemeyer, Gunter Gans, and Matthias Jarke

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Workflow Resource Patterns as a Tool to Support OASIS

This paper, by Nick Russell and Wil M.P. van der Aalst, proposes the use of workflow resource patterns, as a means of evaluating the BPEL4People and WS-HumanTask proposals. The resource patterns provide a comprehensive description of the various factors that are relevant to human resource management and work distribution in business processes. They offer a means of examining the capabilities of the two proposals from a conceptual standpoint in a way that is independent of specific technological and implementation considerations.

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WS-BPEL 2.0 Primer

Produced by the OASIS WS-BPEL Technical Committee, this primer is a supplementary document to WS-BPEL 2.0 specifications. The primer provides a brief explanation of all the key features of WS-BPEL with the help of a practical use case and numerous examples. The primer is intended towards business process analysts, software developers/architects and system integrators who want to know the basics features of WS-BPEL.

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