Matjaz Juric Matjaz B. Juric holds a Ph.D. in computer and information science. He is Associate Professor at the University of Maribor. In addition to this book, he has coauthored Professional J2EE EAI, Professional EJB, J2EE Design Patterns Applied, and.NET Serialization Handbook, published by Wrox Press. He has published chapters in More Java Gems (Cambridge University Press) and in Technology Supporting Business Solutions (Nova Science Publishers). He has also published in journals and magazines, such as Java Developer's Journal, Java Report, Java World, Web Services Journal, eai Journal, theserverside.com, OTN, ACM journals, and presented at conferences such as OOPSLA, Java Development, XML Europe, OOW, SCI, and others. He is a reviewer, program committee member, and conference organizer. Matjaz has been involved in several large-scale object technology projects. In cooperation with IBM Java Technology Centre, he worked on performance analysis and optimization of RMI-IIOP, integral part of the Java platform. Matjaz is author of courses and consultant for the BPEL and SOA consulting company BPELmentor.com. For more information, please visit www.bpelmentor.com. Stany Blanvalet Stany Blanvalet is a BPEL and J2EE consultant. Previously, working as a Java EE architect, Stany introduced and administered Belgacom's BPEL-based DSL provisioning application, a mission-critical BPEL production system. He is a contributor to the Jaisy-ORABPEL Interface project, an open-source JMX monitoring tool for Oracle BPEL Process Manager. Stany Blanvalet contributed Chapter 10. Jeremy Bolie Jeremy Bolie is a Senior IT Manager at QCT, managing the custom applications and Documentum development team. Jeremy has over 10 years of experience with Java and Oracle technologies, and has been involved with web services and Service-Oriented Architectures since the late 1990s. Jeremy Bolie and Michael Cardella worked together on Chapter 9. Michael Cardella Michael Cardella is a Staff Engineer at Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT). Michael works in the custom applications development team, primarily on web-service- and business-process-related applications. Previously he served as Principal Architect for a leading web services security and management product. Sean Carey Sean Carey is a Software Architect at SPS Commerce, a leader in hosted EDI. Sean has over seven years of experience in mission-critical e-commerce implementations, and 15 years of industry experience in software design. Sean Carey gave us Chapter 7. Praveen Chandran Praveen Chandran works in the EAI practice of Infosys Technologies Ltd., focusing on platforms and technologies such as TIBCO, Vitria, and web services/BPEL. Yves Coene Yves Coene currently works for SpaceBel SA in Brussels as Project Manager. He has 15 years of experience in aerospace software projects such as Ariane 5, the International Space Station, F16 MLU, and various other projects for the European Space Agency. Since 2001, he and his team have been responsible for the SSE project for ESA in Frascati, Italy. Kevin Geminiuc Kevin Geminiuc currently works as a senior software architect in Denver. Over the last 15 years, Kevin has worked as a systems architect, technical manager, developer, and hardware engineer. Kevin's technical interests include SOA, RFID, AVL, and genetic software. Kevin contributed Chapter 4 for this book. Arun Poduval Arun Poduval also works in the EAI practice of Infosys Technologies Ltd., specializing in similar technologies. Praveen Chandran and and Arun Poduval worked together on Chapter 1. Lawrence Pravin Lawrence Pravin is the Product Manager, Process Integration Packs, Sierra Atlantic Inc. Process Integration Packs deliver end-to-end business process integration solutions between enterprise applications. He has over 10 years of rich experience in packaged applications, and has deep integration expertise with Oracle, PeopleSoft, Siebel, and SAP applications. Lawrence Pravin worked on Chapter 2 for this book. Jerry Thomas Jerry Thomas is Chief Architect at CenterStone Software, which helps many of the world's largest organizations automate and manage their real estate, facilities, personnel, assets, leases, and workplace operations more efficiently. Thomas focuses on CenterStone's enterprise workplace management product and web services, BPEL, and system infrastructure. Prior to CenterStone, Thomas worked as a consultant and held principal development positions at Riverton, ONTOS, and Hewlett-Packard. Jerry Thomas wrote Chapter 6 for this cookbook. Doug Todd Doug Todd is CTO of Enterra Solutions in Yardley, PA. He has more than 20 years of experience in systems architecture, applications architecture, systems integration, and applications integration with major corporations. Todd is responsible for Enterra's overall IT strategy and tactical implementation, enterprise information architecture, and technology product offerings. Doug Todd worked on Chapter 5. The Hoa Nguyen The Hoa Nguyen currently works for the SDC subsidiary of SpaceBel SA in Brussels as senior software engineer. His main interests are J2EE, web services, and workflow development with BPEL. Since 2001, he has been one of the lead engineers of the SSE project team at SpaceBel and is also in charge of SSE software releases and on-site SSE software installations at ESA. The Hoa Nguyen and Yves Coene contributed Chapter 3. Markus Zirn Markus Zirn is a Senior Director of Product Management for Oracle Fusion Middleware. In this role he heads the Strategic Customer Program, where he works with Oracle's leading and most innovative middleware customers. He has been part of the Enterprise Software industry for more than 10 years, including roles as Vice President of Product Marketing and part of the founding team of QUIQ and as a Management Consultant of Booz Allen & Hamilton's Silicon Valley High Tech Practice. Markus' passion for Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and BPEL stems both from practical experience designing and optimizing business processes as part of process reengineering projects and from being part of the advent of "software as a service" before web services became mainstream. He holds a Masters of Electrical Engineering from the University of Karlsruhe and is an alumnus of the Tripartite program, a joint European degree from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, the University of Southampton, UK, and ESIEE, France. Harish Gaur Harish Gaur has more than 10 years of experience in the enterprise software industry. He is currently the Group Product Manager for Fusion Middleware at Oracle. In his current role, he works closely with strategic customers implementing Service-Oriented Architecture using Oracle SOA technology. Harish's expertise in Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) draws from an extensive hands-on experience with Business Process Management (BPM) and Enterprise Application Integration (EAI). Before Oracle, he worked as a Solution Specialist with Vitria Technology educating customers about the benefits of Business Process Management. Prior to that, he helped Fortune 500 companies architect scalable integration solutions using EAI tools like webMethods and CrossWorlds (now IBM). Harish holds an engineering degree in Computer Science and is an MBA from Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley. He lives in Fremont, CA with his wife Swati and son Agastya.