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RE: Why workflow is NOT just a Pi-process

From: JC Reddy <jcreddy@bpmlabs.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2003 13:03:02 -0800
To: "Howard N Smith" <howard.smith@ontology.org>, <public-ws-chor@w3.org>
Message-ID: <DKECLNDMLPCDENMPGCBIMEHACJAA.jcreddy@bpmlabs.com>

Howard,

> I think a process technology must be neutral to business semantics.

What, in your view, is the difference between Web Services
Choreography/Orchestration and Business Process Modeling?

JC Reddy


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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

Howard


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