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,

Proceedings of the 1st KEYSTONE Conference

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The proceedings of the first KEYSTONE Conference are available online.
Semantic Keyword-based Search on Structured Data Sources
First COST Action IC1302 International KEYSTONE Conference, IKC 2015, Coimbra, Portugal, September 8-9, 2015. Revised Selected Papers
Editors: Cardoso, J., Guerra, F., Houben, G.-J., Pinto, A.M., Velegrakis, Y. (Eds.)
Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 9398 2015


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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.

Call for Industry Participation

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KEYSTONE ( is a COST Action that brings together people from 28 countries and aims at enabling research activity and technology transfer in the area of keyword-based search over structured data sources.
KEYSTONE achieves its goal by organizing meetings and training schools, by funding the participation of researchers and practitioners in these events, and by supporting short-term scientific missions.
Why should you consider participating in KEYSTONE?
It is a “place” where you can:

find research groups for discussing, sharing, improving, and jointly developing research ideas and solving, applying, and developing solutions to keyword search challenges in particular domains.
provide real scenarios and datasets for which keyword search techniques are required.
propose my team or my company for hosting internships.
request a grant to (partially) support a visiting activity
participate in research meetings with scientific teams coming from several European countries to prepare research proposals for European and national calls
share, disseminate,  and stay informed about the main developments in the field of keyword search over structured data sources.
provide and reuse scientific outcomes, including code libraries and datasets.
supply knowledge and technology transfer needs.
participate as an expert or student in KEYSTONE training schools.
organize and participate in workshops, conferences, special issues in journals and industrial events.

What are the requirements for participating in KEYSTONE?
The only requirement is to have an active participation during our meetings. In particular, in 2015 we would like to organize sessions in our annual meetings oriented towards industrial experts. The goal is to establish a “bi-directional exchange” of knowledge between industry and research, to define specific industry needs to address, and to design use cases and scenarios for evaluating the techniques developed by KEYSTONE.
Although the main topic of the action is keyword search in large scale data, the expertise of the participants span across all the major parts of large scale data management. If you are interested in joining KEYSTONE or if you need further details, please send an email to the Chair of the Action: