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The KEYSTONE COST Action officially ends today, 14 December 2017

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Dear KEYSTONE Members,
today officially finishes our COST Action. I hope that our Action contributed to start new, fruitful research activities, and that the connections we have established in these years will be helpful also in the future.
Let me thanks all of you, in particular the MC, the ESB Members, and all the COST staff, for the precious work done!
Best regards,

2nd KEYSTONE training school: Call for Participation and GRANT!

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Second Keystone Training School: Keyword Search in Big Linked Data, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 18-22 July 2016(
The 2nd KEYSTONE Training School on Keyword search in Big Linked Data is a research-training event for graduates and postgraduates in the first steps of their academic career. It aims at giving participants in-depth exposure to the exciting and fast-developing areas related to Keyword search in Big Linked Data.
The school will be held over 5 days, between the 18th and 22th of July and will consist of a keynote talk, tutorials, and hands-on sessions delivered by renowned academics and experts in the fields of Big Data, Linked Data, NLP, Semantic Web, IR, and other related areas. During the sessions the speakers will explore a large spectrum of current exciting research, development and innovation related to various research areas and society itself.
The school is being organized by the Centro Singular de Investigación en Tecnoloxías da Inforamción (CITIUS) of the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, in collaboration with,  the Distributed Information Systems group of the University of Zaragoza, Spain, the Databases Laboratory of the University of A Coruña, Spain, and Keystone.
As an event organized by a COST Action, the school does not require any registration fees. Nevertheless, the participation is subject to registration since only a limited number of seats will be made available.
KEYSTONE will provide a limited number of grants (500 EUR) to a number of eligible participants (approximately 24 MSc/MPhil/PhD students and Early Career Investigator, i.e., up to 8 years after receiving the PhD).
If you want to apply for one of these grants, then you will need to send the following information to

an updated short CV (max 2 pages),
a motivation letter expressing your motivation and your work related to the courses of the school.

The deadline to submit a request for a grant is on May 6th, 2016. Decisions about the grants were announced on May 20th, 2016.
If you need further assistance please do not hesitate to contact the organizers:
José R.R. Viqueira (
Raquel Trillo (
Antonio Fariña (


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3rd International Workshop on Dataset PROFIling & fEderated Search for Linked Data

Co-located with ESWC 2016, May 2016, Anissaras, Crete, Greece.
Co-organised by ICT COST Action IC1302

Work and Budget Plan for the Third Grant Period

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The Management Committee has approved the Budget Plan for the Third Grant Period that will finish on April 2016. The budget is limited (Actually it covers only 4 months) and  allows the organization of a MC + WG Meeting, that is planned for February / March. The money that we save from the meeting (if any) will be used for some STSM.