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SeeBeyond Sponsors Formation of WSBPEL TC

SeeBeyond Sponsors Formation of Technical Committee for Web Services Business Process Execution Language (WSBPEL)

OASIS Member Supports Merging of Competing Specifications to Accelerate Development of Open Standards for Business Process Integration

Los Angeles, CA, USA. April 30, 2003.

As an active member of the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) open standards consortium, SeeBeyond, the leading global provider of enterprise integration and composite application assembly solutions, today announced its role as a sponsor organization in the advancement of a specification to formally describe interoperable business processes and business interaction protocols for Web services orchestration.

SeeBeyond has joined the newly formed OASIS Web Services Business Process Execution Language (WSBPEL) Technical Committee, and will continue work on the Business Process Execution Language for Web Services (BPEL4WS) specification -- an XML-based language that allows users to describe business process activities as Web services and define how they can be orchestrated to accomplish specific tasks. Additional participants in the technical committee include such organizations as BEA Systems, Booz Allen Hamilton, EDS, IBM, Microsoft, SAP and Siebel Systems.

"As a leader and innovator in solutions for developing integrated composite application networks, SeeBeyond works with all of the major standards organizations to support the deployment of open solutions, and we will continue to participate in the further development of this important specification to meet our customers' integration and BPM needs," said Alan Davies, vice president of Standards for SeeBeyond. "It is especially beneficial when competing technologies can be merged through an open standards process, and with SeeBeyond's experience in integrating enterprise systems for over a decade, we believe WSBPEL will provide greater interoperability between disparate systems to both accelerate and complement the adoption of business process management solutions."

Formed in 1993, OASIS is a not-for-profit, global consortium that drives the development, convergence and adoption of e-business standards, producing worldwide standards for security, Web services, XML conformance, business transactions, electronic publishing, topic maps and interoperability within and between marketplaces. For more information about OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards), please visit For more information about the OASIS WSBPEL Technical Committee, please visit

About SeeBeyond

Drawing on 14 years of software innovation and real-world experience in integrating systems across Global 2000 organizations, SeeBeyond delivers the industry's most comprehensive, standards-compliant network for the rapid assembly and deployment of enterprise-scale end-user applications built on existing systems and infrastructure. Going beyond integration, the SeeBeyond ICAN Suite helps organizations dramatically improve business operations resulting in reduced costs, increased market share and improved customer service. SeeBeyond has more than 1,800 customers worldwide, including ABB, ABN Amro, Bausch & Lomb, BHP Billiton, The Cleveland Clinic, The Dial Corporation, DuPont, Florida Power & Light, Fluor Daniel, Fujitsu, General Motors, Hewlett-Packard, Pfizer, Samsung, Sprint, Sutter Health and United Healthcare. For more information, please visit


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Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. See the news story "OASIS Forms Web Services Business Process Execution Language TC (WSBPEL)."

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