We introduce process test specifications, which allow users to define simulation settings, test components, assertions and test scripts in order to make a business process testable. A detailed description can be found in the journal article on testing with event-driven business processes.
In the paper, we also outlined how the proposed concepts can be used for the testing of WS-BPEL processes. Nevertheless, we realized that testing BPEL processes is very hard since it is difficult to intercept process requests and responses. Alone the way BPEL requests and responses are structured (message parts etc.), it requires a great deal of work to handling/integrating this information into a testing framework.
Our testing framework is part of a larger, long-term research effort aiming to making testing an integral part of the management of business processes. Part of this work is the development of a test bed for testing, simulating and benchmarking business process solutions. One of our key ideas to improve our current testing framework is to use a standardized language for the definition of process test specifications.