D.C.Sc. Vinicius Garcia is an Associate Professor in the Software Engineering area at Centro de Informática / Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil, where he is member of the National Institute of Science and Technology for Software Engineering (INES), is a senior member of the RiSE (Reuse in Software Engineering) Group and actually is the leader of the ASSERT (Advanced System and Software Engineering Research Technologies) Lab.

Before joined to this university, Dr. Garcia worked as a software reuse scientist and consultant at Recife Center for Advanced Studies and Systems (C.E.S.A.R), where he conducted several industrial projects focused on the various software reuse aspects, such as methods, processes and tools and was a full member of the SEPG (Software Engineering Process Group) responsible for Productivity in the Software Life Cycle. Besides, he was a software reuse professor at C.E.S.A.R.EDU. In the software productivity efforts, Dr. Garcia has worked as project manager/researcher/scientist involved since the conception solutions until their deployment. He is also the author of more than 70 papers published and presented in conferences on these and other software reuse topics in leading venues worldwide and has served as referee in important journal papers with focus on software reuse such as IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, IEEE Software, Journal of Systems and Software and Information and Software Technology Journal (IST). He is also one of the leaders of the Reuse in Software Engineering (RiSE) where one of his activities is to start new cooperation projects around the word involving software reuse and Member of the Brazilian Committee composed of 50 specialists in the software component area, created by Brazilian Government.

D.C.Sc. Garcia was Organizational Chair of the 6th Brazilian Workshop on Component-Based Development (2006), one of the creators of the WIRE - Workshop for Reuse Introduction in Companies where he has served as Co-Chair and Member of the Steering Committee, one of the creators of the RISS - RiSE Summer School on Software Reuse where he has served as Director, colaborator of the C.E.S.A.R’s Seminars working as Co-Chair, and member of the Program Committee of the 4th Brazilian Symposium on Software Components, Architectures and Reuse (SBCARS) (2010).

At the Porto Digital, in Recife and other cities in Brazil, Dr. Garcia in conjunction with the RiSE staff has been the main vehicle to introduce reuse ideas in industrial and academic environment been responsible also to define the M.Sc. and Ph.D. courses focused on software reuse at the Federal University of Pernambuco, C.E.S.A.R EDU and Pernambuco University. In the last years, Dr. Garcia has been Visiting Researcher in important groups working with software reuse such as University of Mannheim (Colin Atkinson’s Group). He is also Member of the IEEE Computer Society and the Brazilian Computer Society.

In addition, he collaborated in the conception on the first open source book on software reuse around the world and has worked as independent consultant involved in training, mentoring, consultant and solution development focused on software reuse.

Nowadays, D.C.Sc. Garcia is working on other aspects related to aid in the software life cycle productivity, mainly focused on infrastructures and platforms issues in the Cloud Computing field. To to this, Dr. Garcia, associated with his students and other research partners, created the ASSERT (Advanced System and Software Engineering Research Technologies) Lab. Additionally, prof. Vinicius is timbaleiro and Filho de Gandhi.