This page sketches the current standards in the field of workflow and business process management. JBoss is a member of the JSR207 (Process Definition for Java), JSR208 (Java Business Integration) and the OASIS WS-BPEL technical committee.
The java standardisation effort for specifying an enterprise service bus environment.
The java standardisation effort for specifying business processes.
The Web Services Business Process Execution Language is the cooperative merging of WSFL and XLANG for Web services orchestration, workflow, and composition. Initially authored by a small charter of five vendors in the IT industry, it is currently under standardization at OASIS.
WS-BPEL superseded WSFL and XLANG
The eBusiness Transition Working Group carries forward the definition of workflow conversation and orchestration in the Business Process Specification Schema (BPSS) layer of ebXML, which defines many protocols and layers for XML-based e-business.
WfMC's XML grammar for specifying process definitions.
Previous initiative for a service orchestration by BPMI, obsoleted and replaced by BPEL.
Corba IDL interface based on WfMC XPDL.
W3C's Web Services Conversation Language: A submission by Hewlett-Packard to the W3C, it allows defining the abstract interfaces of Web services (that is, the business level conversations or public processes supported by a Web service), the XML documents being exchanged, and the sequencing of those documents.
Other BPM standards overviews