BPEL4Grid Workflow Engine
The BPEL4Grid Workflow Engine is a Grid-enabled Workflow Engine based on ActiveBPEL (see http://www.activebpel.org). It uses the de-facto industry standard BPEL (Business Process Execution Language) as workflow/process description language.
The engine fully supports the BPEL 1.1 standard and has been extended by Grid-related features like support for Web Services Resource Framework (WS-RF) and Grid Security Infrastructure (GSI). It is able to invoke both Grid and Web Services, encrypt and sign messages and delegate credentials. It furthermore monitors the lifetime of proxy certificates and -- by integration with MyProxy Credential Management Service -- is able to automatically renew proxy certificates during the execution of a workflow.
To allow convenient and time-saving workflow/process modelling, we have also developed a graphical workflow designer based on Eclipse. The Visual Grid Orchestrator (ViGO) is described and available for download here.
Further information on BPEL and BPEL in Grid environments:
BPEL4Grid Engine details
- BPEL4Grid Engine Features
- Download and Install
- Process Deployment
- Definition of Grid-enabled Business Processes
- Execution of secure workflows (using GSI and MyProxy)
University of Marburg
Dept. of Math. and Computer Science
35032 Marburg, Germany
mail: doernemt ( at ) informatik . uni - marburg . de
|Dr. Thomas Friese|
 M. Smith, M. Schmidt, N. Fallenbeck, T. Dörnemann, C. Schridde, B. Freisleben: Security for On-demand Grid Computing
In: Journal of Future Generation Computer Systems, pp. (to appear), Elsevier, 2008
 T. Dörnemann, M. Smith, B. Freisleben: Composition and Execution of Secure Workflows in WSRF-Grids
In: 8th IEEE International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid (CCGrid 08),
pp. (accepted for publication), IEEE Press, 2008
 T. Dörnemann, T. Friese, S. Herdt, E. Juhnke, B. Freisleben: Grid Workflow Modelling Using Grid-Specific BPEL Extensions
In: Proceedings of German e-Science Conference 2007, pp. 1-9, 2007
- This project is partially sponsored by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) under the D-Grid Initiative.