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WS-BPEL 2.0 for SOA Composite Applications with IBM WebSphere 7 by Gregor Srdic, Matjaz B. Juric, Ales Frece, Swami Chandrasekaran, Matej Hertis

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Chapter 5. Human Interactions in BPEL

Business processes in BPEL are defined as compositions of services. BPEL has been designed specifically for business processes. It is a language for programming in the large and provides support for typical interactions found in business processes, such as synchronous and asynchronous operation invocation, sequential and parallel flows, message correlations, fault and compensation handlers, activities triggered by events, and so on.

Business processes often require human interactions. The BPEL specification does not address human interactions. Therefore, someone may conclude that BPEL is not suitable for a business process that involves people. This is of course not the case. In this chapter, we will look at ...

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