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In computer science, the Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) is an XML language to describe business processes. A BPEL program is invoked as a Web service, and it can interact with the external world only by calling Web services. BPEL is designed by IBM and Microsoft, based on their respective work on WSFL and XLANG, which are both superceded by BPEL. In April 2003, BPEL was submitted to OASIS to become an open standard.

Table of contents
1 The BPEL Language
2 BPEL Engines
3 External links

The BPEL Language

The BPEL language provides constructs for sequences, loops, conditionals, fault handling and concurrent execution of operations, just like many programming languages.

BPEL Engines

Several BPEL engines have been developed, including:

External links