Business Process Modeling Language (BPML) is complementary to Business Process Execution Language (BPEL). BPML can be used to define the detailed business process behind each service.1 BPML maps business activities to message exchanges. It can be used for the definition of enterprise business processes, the definition of complex Web services and multiparty collaborations. Some of the organizations that are involved in the definition of the BPML Specification are CSC, Intalio, SAP, Sun, SeeBeyond and Versata.
From the BPML Specifications, its intent is as follows: "Business Process Modeling Language (BPML) is an XML language to define a formal model for expressing executable processes that address all aspects of enterprise business processes. BPML defines activities of varying complexity, transactions and compensation, data management, concurrency, exception handling and operational semantics. BPML provides a grammar in the form of an XML Schema to enable the persistence and interchange of definitions across heterogeneous systems and modeling tools."
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