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Business systems and IT architectures have evolved to include process orchestration as a fundamental layer, due in no small part to the emergence and widespread adoption of the Web Services Business Process Execution Language (WS-BPEL) standard. Most real-world processes involve some human interaction, for example, for approvals or exception handling. While WS-BPEL addresses the industry's need for rich and standard service orchestration semantics, it does not cover human interaction with processes. Efforts are underway to address this gap in WS-BPEL with a set of specifications commonly referred to as BPEL4People. In this article, we provide an overview of the BPEL4People standards and explore how this standards area will emerge over the next few years. BPEL and People BPEL is a standard owned by OASIS that provides rich and comprehensive orchestration semantics. ... (more)

Building Flexible Business Processes Using BPEL and Rules

Leading companies are tackling the complexity of their application and IT environments with service-oriented architecture (SOA), which facilitates the development of enterprise applications as modular business services that can be easily integrated and reused, thereby creating a truly flexible, adaptable IT infrastructure. Business process management (BPM) solutions such as those based on Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) enable services to be orchestrated into business processes. Processes built using a BPM solution can be reused, changed easily in response to business ... (more)

Supporting the Business Process Lifecycle Using Standards-Based Tools

Business processes integrate systems, partners, and people to achieve key strategic and operations objectives. Examples of business processes include getting and filling orders, processing invoices, reconciling shipping notices and received goods and processing insurance claims and loan applications. The Holy Grail of enterprise computing is adaptive business processes that can be defined, refined, and optimized to respond to changing business environments, government regulations and competitive pressures. This vision has followed us through the evolution of mainframes, Managemen... (more)