Massimo Caliman
by Massimo Caliman
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  • Programming

Tags

  • XML

BPEL (Business Process Execution Language) is a language based on XML built to formally describe business and industrial processes in a way that allows tasks to be divided between different actors, in practice it allows workflow processes to be defined using XML. Normally a BPEL application is invoked as a web service, and interacts with the outside world only by invoking other web services. It represents a form of coordination of web services, allowing them to be composed recursively. The runtime environment within which the process runs is called the BPEL engine.