OASIS Forms Committee to Promote BPEL
The group, led by IBM, Microsoft, BEA, Siebel and SAP, will work to advance the Business Process Execution Language for Web Services specification.The Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Systems (OASIS) is poised to announce the formation of a technical committee to promote a standard for interoperable business processes and business process execution for Web services orchestration. The new technical committee, to be announced as early as Tuesday, is known as the OASIS Web Services Business Process Execution Language (WSBPEL) technical committee. The group, led by IBM, Microsoft Corp., BEA Systems Inc., Siebel Systems Inc. and SAP AG, will work to advance the Business Process Execution Language for Web Services (BPEL4WS) specification. BPEL4WS is an XML-based specification that deals with Web services choreography. IBM, Microsoft, BEA, Siebel and SAP will officially submit BPEL4WS version 1.1 to OASIS under royalty-free terms on May 16 when the technical committee meets to consider submissions of related technology or standards efforts.
Meanwhile, other companies involved with BPEL4WS and who are members of the WSBPEL technical committee include CommerceOne, E2Open, EDS, Intalio, NEC, Novell, SeeBeyond Technology, Sybase, Tibco Software, Vignette and Waveset, among others.