Life after BPEL?

W.M.P. Aalst, van der, M. Dumas, A.H.M. Hofstede, ter, N.C. Russell, H.M.W. Verbeek, P. Wohed

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The Business Process Execution Language for Web Services (BPEL) has emerged as a standard for specifying and executing processes. It is supported by vendors such as IBM and Microsoft and positioned as the "process language of the Internet". This paper provides a critical analysis of BPEL based on the so-called workflow patterns. It also discusses the need for languages like BPEL. Finally, the paper addresses several challenges not directly addressed by BPEL but highly relevant to the support of web services.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFormal techniiques for computer systems and business processes : European performance engineering workshop, EPEW 2005 and international workshop on web services and formal methods, WS-FM 2005, Versailles, France, September 1-3, 2005 : proceedings
EditorsM. Bravetti, L. Kloul, G. Zavattaro
Place of PublicationBerlin
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-28701-8
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Eventconference; WS-FM 2005 -
Duration: 1 Jan 2005 → …

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


Conferenceconference; WS-FM 2005
Period1/01/05 → …
OtherWS-FM 2005


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