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BPELlight

  • Jörg Nitzsche
  • Tammo van Lessen
  • Dimka Karastoyanova
  • Frank Leymann
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4714)

Abstract

In this paper we present BPELlight which decouples process logic from interface definitions. By extending BPEL 2.0 with a WSDL-less interaction model, BPELlight allows to specify process models independent of Web service technology. Since its interaction model is based on plain message exchange, it is completely independent of any interface description language. This fosters flexibility and reusability of process models and enables modelling platform and component model independent business processes. The presented approach takes a significant step towards narrowing down the gap between business level and IT level by facilitating a more business-oriented modelling of executable processes.

Keywords

BPM Workflow BPEL SOA Web services flexibility reusability 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jörg Nitzsche
    • 1
  • Tammo van Lessen
    • 1
  • Dimka Karastoyanova
    • 1
  • Frank Leymann
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Architecture of Application Systems, University of Stuttgart, Universitaetsstrasse 38, 70569 StuttgartGermany

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