SRDC Corp. was founded by a professional team of engineers in Middle East Technical University (METU) Technopolis in 2007. SRDC is a spin-off company of the METU Software Research and Development Center, which was founded in 1991 with the support of The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) and METU Faculty of Engineering. A majority of the team hold PhD and MSc degrees in Computer Engineering at METU, and the remaining are progressing. SRDC enjoys strong backing from the university for transferring the R&D efforts to the industry and public administrations. We perform R&D activities both for developing brand new products and services and for innovative improvement of existing products and services. We have extensive expertise in large-scale software development, interoperability standards and enabling technologies, semantic Web technologies, interoperability solutions for e-health, e-government and e-business domains, data analytics, conformance and interoperability testing, and mobile application development.

Project Role

SRDC leads gathering the technical requirements of the C3-Cloud Architecture in Task 3.2; provides open source privacy and security mechanisms for the overall C3-Cloud Architecture in Task 6.3; develops the C3-Cloud Personalised Care Plan Development Platform in Task 7.3; and leads the integration of all C3-Cloud components to achieve the Coordinated Care and Cure Delivery Platform in Task 7.4. SRDC is the leader of WP7. SRDC is also heavily involved in Task 3.3 – Conceptual Design of C3-Cloud Architecture, Task 5.3 – Development of the Responsive Multi-Channel Patient Empowerment Platform, Task 6.1 – Technical Interoperability Platform, Task 6.2 – Semantic Interoperability Platform, and design and deployment of the C3-Cloud pilot application in tasks 8.2 and 8.3.

Related Expertise

SRDC team has strong expertise in e-health domain, and so far has developed several clinical decision support and chronic disease management systems for both health professionals and patients. In the SAPHIRE project, SRDC Team has extended the Guideline Interchange Format (GLIF) to bind the virtual data points to actual patient data sources, such as Hospital Information System data and real-time data coming from personal medical sensor devices, and hence to make it executable by computers; modelled state-of-the-art clinical guidelines for cardiovascular diseases in the extended GLIF format; and developed an agent based intelligent monitoring and decision support system that is able to provide real-time support to health professionals by executing the modelled clinical guideline definitions. SRDC has further improved this system, which is now known as Adaptive Care Planner Engine, in different disease domains by working together with several health professionals and experiencing with tens of patients in iCARDEA, EMPOWER and PALANTE projects for patients with Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices (CIED), diabetes patients and arthritis patients. SRDC is also expert in achieving semantic interoperability in several domains including e-health and e-business. Recently in the SALUS project which is coordinated by SRDC, SRDC has developed a scalable semantic interoperability middleware integrating clinical care and clinical research domains, and on top of this middleware implemented several post market safety study tools such as case series characterisation and open-ended temporal pattern discovery to be used by safety analysts working at pharmacovigilance centres and pharmaceutical companies. SRDC has also been responsible for developing security and privacy mechanisms in many of R&D projects, including the ones mentioned above.

The Team

Dr. Gokce Banu Laleci Erturkmen

PMB Member, Task 3.2 Leader, WP6 Team Member, WP7 Team Member

Dr. Mustafa Yuksel

WP7 Leader & Task 6.3 Leader

Bunyamin Sarigul

WP7 Team Member