The CardioNet project management

The general project management will be ensured by
The project leader. From the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Assoc. Prof. dr. eng. Sebestyen Gheorghe, who has 22 years of experience in the field of applied information systems. In this time he has participated as a director or researcher to the realization of more than 25 research & development projects, funded by the government or by economic agents. From these projects, 4 have been realized with partners from Germany and Hungary (direct contracts, CEEPUS projects and bilateral projects). The coordinator has been or is a project director or scientific director (local coordinator) for 2 CNCSIS projects of type A, 2 CEEX projects (SINRED 2005-2008, FOODTRACE 2006-2008), a project financed by World Bank and for several contracts with economic agents. He is also a research team leader (on the whole Technical University) for the EGEE European project (Enabling Grids for E-sciencE – national coordinator – ICI Bucharest). In the medical field he has realized a computerized ECG equipment (industrially manufactured) and several patients' monitoring systems. The results fo the researches undertaken in these projects have been synthesized in over 50 scientifical papers and in 4 books.

In order to take decisions that concern the whole project, the project leader will also consult the local coordinators from the partner institutions. For this purpose, coordination and communication meetings will be organized according to the project stages, goals and deadlines. The scientific responsible at the level of each partner will establish the research & development directions and tasks for their teams, ensuring the adequate technical and scientific level for the proposed goals. They will effectively lead the research activity, elaborating the reports with the obtained results.

Partners' experience
The UMF – Medical Clinic VCardiology team has a rich activity in the study of cardiovascular diseases. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Radulescu, the team coordinator, has published 4 books in this field (Heart rhythm and leading troubles, Clinical electrocardiography, Internal medicine) and over 50 papers published in Romanian and international journals (from which 2 ISI-quoted papers and 5 indexed in international databases as a first author). At the Medical Clinic V of the “Iuliu Haţieganu” UMF there has always been a permanent preoccupation for the electronic recording of the patients with heart diseases and in this sense there is a long-lasting (over 10 years) collaboration with IT specialists. The team of the CardioNET project, by the participation of Nicolae Todor, a statistician who holds the title of doctor in Mathematics, starts with the experience accumulated in Cluj-Napoca in creating an “Institutional Cancer Registry”.

The CIA team led by the principal researcher eng. Saplacan Gavril has a rich experience in realizing applied computing systems: an acquisition system for microscopic medical images, an expert system for evaluating ECG signals, a back-office system for financial investments societies, a documents management system, a system for risk analysis for financial investments (Japan project), a system for monitoring environment parameters. In these systems the newest computing and communication technologies have been used: distributed architectures, SOAP architectures, XML, UML, web services, etc. M. Saplacan has over 30 years of experience in the ITC field, during which he elaborated more than 20 scientific papers.

The team from Bucharest University led by Albu Cristina has important achievements in the field of bibliographic data storing and processing. The experience of this team will be useful for modeling and implementing the medical information database.

The Project Management aims at reaching the following strategic goals:

The project leader's responsabilities are:

The partners' responsabilities are:

The CardioNET project will be realized in 5 stages during 36 months, between 09/14/2007 and 08/30/2010, each stage having its own goal and specific activities. The time allocated and the period of realization of an activity results from the project's realization scheme.

The team participating at the realization of the CardioNet project is nominated in the list of personnel proposed for the project's realization.

Each activity ends with a written report and with a presentation for disseminating the obtained results.
The reports with the obtained results will be presented to the delegated authority for projects monitoring.