Journal of Systems Integration, Vol 2, No 4 (2011)

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A Classification of BPEL Extensions

Oliver Kopp, Katharina Görlach, Dimka Karastoyanova, Frank Leymann, Michael Reiter, David Schumm, Mirko Sonntag, Steve Strauch, Tobias Unger, Matthias Wieland, Rania Khalaf


The Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) has emerged as de-facto standard for business processes implementation. This language is designed to be extensible for including additional valuable features in a standardized manner. There are a number of BPEL extensions available. They are, however, neither classified nor evaluated with respect to their compliance to the BPEL standard. This article fills this gap by providing a framework for classifying BPEL extensions, a classification of existing extensions, and a guideline for designing BPEL extensions.

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ISSN: 1804-2724

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