The 7 JSRs submitted in August for Java EE 8 have been unanimously approved, with 24 'Yes' votes, by the JCP Executive Committee!
The different Specification Leads are now starting to formally assemble their Expert Group (see instructions for joining the JCP). JUG members can also help with any of these JSRs through the Adopt-a-JSR Program. And in case of doubt, just reach out to the Specification Lead you wan to work with, he/she will be able to guide you (e.g. JMS).