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RE: Why workflow is NOT just a Pi-process

From: Howard N Smith <howard.smith@ontology.org>
Date: Mon, 08 Dec 2003 13:18:58 +0000
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JC R said:

>IMO, a BPM standard should be more than a web-services orchestration and choreography standard - it also needs to 
>incorporate business semantics. This is especially true if we intend BPM standards and standard-based BPM products 
>to subsume the current workflow systems. 

I think a process technology must be neutral to business semantics. It should not impose one way of thinking about
business. Our approach with BPML or BPEL is:

- to allow it to transport business semantic information
- to allow process reuse so that developers can capture semantically meaningful idioms and reuse those in other processes



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