Development and implementation of a computational tool for the multi-criteria decision analysis method proppaga: case study of the sorting of hospital assistance ships of the brazilian navy to face the COVID-19 pandemic / Desenvolvimento e implementação de uma ferramenta computacional para o método multicritério de análise de decisão proppaga: estudo de caso da classificação dos navios de assistência hospitalar da marinha brasileira para enfrentar a pandemia de COVID-19

Felipe Barbosa dos Santos, Marcos dos Santos, Paulo César Pellanda


The multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) methods seek to support the decision-maker in choosing the most preferable alternative among the various possible ones, considering the criteria that characterize this preference. However, this task can become very complex, depending on the method used. This is because the algorithms of the methods are not always of a simple application. In this way, it is indispensable to develop computational tools that apply the algorithms of MCDA methods, making it feasible to use them. In this context, the computational tool presented in this article was developed. It uses the PrOPPAGA method in the selection problem of the Brazilian Navy's Hospital Assistance Ship Class of (HAS) to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. The main contribution of this article is to present a tutorial for using this tool, to make its use feasible by society.


MCDA, COVID-19, Computational tool, Brazilian Navy, PrOPPAGA.

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