Prof. Dr. George Valença

Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Departamento de Estatística e Informática, Recife, Brazil,

George Valença is adjunct professor at Departamento de Estatística e Informática at the Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Brazil. He received his Ph.D. and M.Sc. degree from Universidade Federal de Pernambuco. In particular, his Master’s thesis explored the phenomenon of business process variability by means of a systematic mapping study. He is member of the Business Management and Innovation research group. Moreover, he is business process analyst of the Business Process Management Office at Pernambuco Court of Accounts (TCE-PE) and conducts research in process governance there. He also acted as business analyst at the Federal Data Processing Service, the largest government-owned corporation of IT services of Brazil. His research interests include Business Process Management, Requirements Engineering, Software Ecosystems and Empirical Software Engineering.