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Multicriteria decision support in the evaluation of systems and services. Applications in information systems outsourcing and portfolio of projects.
2006 - 2010
This studies aspects of a methodological nature and issues of applications and modelling problems. The following topics are the object of analysis for applying multicriteria decision support methods in a service context: selecting contracts for outsourcing services in general; assessing maintenance, while involving the periodicity of preventive intervention and selecting outsourcing alternatives for maintenance; establishing priorities for Information Systems; establishing priorities for a portfolio of projects.
Management of competitiveness.
This project consists of developing studies and applications associated with the planning and management of information and decision systems so as to: Assess impacts of the competitiveness of processes; Assess and structure business processes; Multi-criteria analysis of alternative technologies; Assess impacts of competitiveness on implementing systems; and Making decisions on investments.
Quantitative methods for supporting the management of the demand and supply of energy.
2002 - 2004
This project sets out proposals for using mathematical methods to support decision making in selecting tools for rationalizing energy in the residential sector. This Objective will be achieved through three goals: - To support the decision maker in identifying alternative instruments for implementing potential energy savings, and in formulating criteria to evaluate the different instruments available. %u2013 To estimate energy consumption for end use in the residential sector (equipment) and its recent evolution. This will be an important criterion for selecting the alternative instruments. %u2013 To support the decision-maker in modelling the problem and in solutions found, especially the goals and the actions selected.
Modeling decision support in selecting instruments for energy rationalization in the residential sector.
2003 - 2004
The Objectives of this project are: to quantify the changes in the habits of the use and consumption of residential appliances as a result of the energy crisis; to analyze the consumer%u2019s preference structures taking into consideration the different socio-economic characteristics; to estimate the reduction of the consumption of electricity for end-use in the residential sector in the metropolitan area of Recife; to develop a model of decision support that represents consumer behaviour vis-à-vis possible alternatives for saving energy.
Multicriteria decision model for risk management in the production, transport and distribution of natural gas.
2003 - 2004
This project addresses the problem of failures in the system using a multicriteria model that will allow the prioritization of recommendations for the management of the risks of production, transport and distribution of natural gas, by making the relevant variables compatible and comparing them.
Management model and multicriteria prioritization of projects in research and development.
2000 - 2000
This project studies the development of models for prioritizing and selecting Research & Development (R&D) Projects. The models address the prioritization methodology which is contextualized in a planning process which visualises business results.
Planning information systems - methods of prioritization.
This project consists of the methodological structuring of planning an information system, developing planning, and designing a method and procedures for decision support in prioritizing systems from the strategic vision and from the engineering of processes of the business unit.
Process planning and managing projects with multi-criteria evaluation.
2001 - 2003
The Objective of the Project is to develop the design of a management system and multicriteria evaluation to support the planning and management of projects and to apply them in two different contexts: the construction of residential buildings and in the construction of energy transmission lines. The project allows technical and scientific knowledge of multicriteria decision support to be used in the management process which is relevant to the production sector of civil construction and the energy sector, thus contributing to improving the quality and competitiveness of the products. In addition to this procedural aspect, there is the difficulty of establishing standards of time and budgeting with credibility which is compatible with competitive management.
Process planning and managing projects with multi-criteria evaluation.
2001 - 2002
The project tackles the design of a management system and multicriteria evaluation to support the planning and management of enterprises in the construction of energy transmission lines. The planning and management of the works are developed by using a multicriteria decision model to assist decision makers in choosing the plan to be applied.
System decision support based on decision theory.
1997 - 1999
The project deals with the evolution of previous studies related to developing decision models based on Decision Theory. These decision models can be more easily used in practice if implemented within the paradigms of Decision Support Systems (DSS). In this case, the combination of the three basic elements (database, base of models and dialogue) and the basic premise of iterativity enable the user and the decision maker, to use the decision model more easily.
Decision support system for selecting maintenance contracts involving the criteria of availability and cost.
2001 - 2003
The project deals with conceptualizing a prototype for a decision support system for modelling maintenance contracts; A practical application of the multicriteria decision models in a system operating in a company in Brazil; Probabilistic modelling of the a priori knowledge of specialists and Modelling Decision-makers%u2019 Preferences so as to develop a practical application of the models.
Decision support system for selecting outsourced maintenance contracts.
2002 - 2003
The project sets out to develop a multicriteria decision support system to select between alternatives for an outsourced maintenance contract, taking into consideration the variables of cost and availability of the electricity system, while recognizing the peculiarities of CELPE.
Information and decision system for the management of ventures.
This project establishes an information structure and decision support methods for the management of ventures.
Information systems and decision support for business competitiveness.
This project consists of developing studies and applications associated with the planning and management information systems, including: Multi-criteria decision models for prioritizing information systems; Assessing impacts of the competitiveness of processes when implementing systems; Evaluating and structuring business processes. Multi-criteria analysis of alternatives of information technology.
Study on replacing equipment on account of obsolescence and end of useful life.
2001 - 2002
This project addresses the problem faced by electricity companies regarding the replacement of equipment because of obsolescence and its having reached the end of its useful life with the objective of ensuring the supply of electricity.
Development of process for implementing decision support systems.
The Objective of this project is to analyze the competitiveness of some productive sectors of the state of PE, with a view to there being a better application of decision support techniques in order to help businesses.
Diagnosis of the maturity, the conceptual appropriateness and the planning of information systems and information technology in Brazilian companies.
2003 - 2010
This project sets out to conduct research into how and at what level national companies exploit and depend on Information Systems and Information Technology.
Management of the Risks of Producing, Transporting and Distributing Natural Gas - DECISION RISK.
2003 - 2010
This project is part of the Cooperative Research Network North Northeast Natural Gas, RECOGÁS.
Allocation of technical reserve transformers of substations which meet criteria of cost and availability in the supply of the energy service.
2001 - 2002
The problem involves the location of technical transformers in accordance with criteria of cost and availability. Multicriteria models are studied in order to make the final allocation compatible with costs and to maintain a high standard in the availability of the electricity service.
Prospective analysis and study of the cross-impact matrix for planning the expansion of the electricity system.
2003 - 2005
The project deals with Prospective Analysis integrated with Knowledge Management to study the cross-impact matrix for planning the expansion of the electricity system.
Decision support and information for strategic assessment.
This studies the establishment of a model of information management for tackling competitive strategies. It also involves modelling Multicriteria Decision Support systems for prospective and strategic evaluation
Multicriteria decision support in systems for the production of services. Applications in contracting services and in management information systems.
2002 - 2002
The project deals with two specific problems within the wide range of issues involving systems for producing services. What are drawn up for each problem is it own Multicriteria Decision Model, taking into consideration the peculiarities of each case in order to address these issues. These two problems consist of: the study of contracting services; and setting priorities in the Management of Information Systems.
Multicriteria decision support systems and services. Applications in evaluating services and in prioritizing information systems.
2002 - 2006
The project deals with the study of two specific topics within the broad range of issues which involve systems for the production of services. Multicriteria decision models are designed for each problem, taking into consideration the peculiarities of each case, so as to address these issues. These consist of two topics: the study of issues related to the evaluation of services; and setting priorities in the Management of Information Systems.
Performance appraisal of systems.
The Objective of this project is to develop and apply methods and procedures for evaluating production systems, taking into consideration the probabilistic nature of performance and its multiple attributes such as reliability, maintainability and cost.
COLABORE: Software for collaborative relationship between Activities and Projects.
2005 - 2007
Given the greater Objective of promoting an increase in competitiveness and productivity in organizations, whether public or private bodies, this project sets out to create and develop COLABORE, which has features of an innovative character, since this is a tool for task management, which allows the interaction of actions and activities as a basic condition of achieving the desired levels, referred to above, of competitiveness and productivity.
Multicriteria decision in maintenance engineering. Application in the development of replacement parts and in maintenance contracts.
1996 - 1998
The project involves the study of a system which is operating through an exploratory analysis of the operational data available in the information system which has been set up; the analysis and formalization of a priori knowledge of specialists and Modelling Decision-Makers%u2019 Preferences; the construction and implementation of a Multicriteria Model for Dimensioning Replacement Parts; the construction of a Multicriteria Decision Model to establish and select requirements for maintenance contracts.
Multicriteria decision in maintenance engineering. Applications in the establishment of maintenance policies and in the integrated study of contracting maintenance and dimensioning replacement parts.
1998 - 2000
The project develops the earlier study on the contribution of Decision Theory and Multi-attribute Utility Theory within the decision-making process in Maintenance Engineering. Two specific problems are studied within the wide range of issues which concern managers and decision makers. For each problem, its own Decision Model is designed, taking into consideration the peculiarities of each case so as to address these issues. These two problems consist of: establishing optimal maintenance policies under a multicriteria vision; and the integrated study of contracting maintenance and dimensioning replacement parts.
Multicriteria decision in the maintenance and reliability of production systems.
The project consists of constructing and implementing a Multicriteria Model for dimensioning replacement parts; constructing a Decision Model for establishing and selecting requirements for maintenance contracts. The Objectives of this study are: to determine probabilistic models for the reliability and maintainability of systems; to analyse and formalise the a priori knowledge of specialists in relation to the reliability and maintainability of production systems; to develop Decision Models for strategies for monitoring the maintenance of the system; to develop probabilistic models so as to evaluate the performance of systems.
Development of quality and productivity in production systems.
The Objectives of this research are: to establish, guide and maintain research activities, so as to increase the level of quality and productivity in Production Systems.
Replacement of equipment obsolescence and end of life.
2001 - 2002
The Objective of this project is to study the replacement of equipment on account of obsolescence and having reached the end of its useful life which involves issues directly related to the Objectives of the system. Among these Objectives what stand out are: costs and operational continuity.