Service-oriented processes : an introduction to BPEL

C. Ouyang, W.M.P. Aalst, van der, M. Dumas, A.H.M. Hofstede, ter, M. La Rosa

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The Business Process Execution Language for Web Services (BPEL) is an emerging standard for specifying the behaviour of Web services at different levels of details using business process modeling constructs. It represents a convergence between Web services and business process technology. This chapter introduces the main concepts and constructs of BPEL and illustrates them by means of a comprehensive example. In addition, the chapter reviews some perceived limitations of BPEL and discusses proposals to address these limitations. The chapter also considers the possibility of applying formal methods and Semantic Web technology to support the rigorous development of service-oriented processes using BPEL.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSemantic web services : theory, tools and applications
EditorsJ. Cardoso
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherInformation Science Reference
ISBN (Print)978-1-59904-045-5
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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