Summer School: «Keyword search in Big Linked Data»

This Summer School, organized by CiTIUS in collaboration with SID-UNIZAR, LBD - UDC and the IC1302 COST Action Keystone, will be held at the center from 18 to 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 beginning of their academic careers, focused on giving them in-depth exposure to the exciting and fast-developing areas related to Keyword search in Big Linked Data.

During different keynote talks, lectures and hands-on sessions, renowned academics and experts in the fields of Big Data, Linked Data, NLP, Semantic Web or IR will explore a large spectrum of current exciting research, development and innovation related to various research areas and society itself.


KEYSTONE offers 24 grants of 500 EUR to MSc/MPhil/PhD students and Early Career Investigator (i.e., up to 8 years after receiving the PhD) to participate in this training activity. To be eligible for a grant, the trainee has to reside in one of the COST Countries (see the list here) or in Ukraine, Russia and Albania. To apply, please 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 is 6th May. Decisions will be announced on 20th May.


  • Keynote Speaker: Asunción Gómez-Pérez (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, ES)
  • Exploration, Visualization and Querying of Linked Open Data sources (Laura Po - University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, IT).
  • Information Retrieval Evaluation (Mihai Lupu - Vienna University of Technology, AT).
  • Big data storage and analytics, including network science and graph stores (Genoveva Vargas-Solar - Research Scientist, CNRS, FR).
  • Interactive keyword-based access to large-scale structured datasets (Elena Demidova - University of Southampton, UK).
  • Semantic annotation and expansion for keyword queries (Ranka Stankovic - University of Belgrade, Serbia)
  • Collective Intelligence: Crowdsourcing groundtruth data for large scale evaluation in Information Retrieval (Sergej Zerr - University of Southampton, UK)
  • Aggregating Multiple Dimensions for Computing Document Relevance (Mauro Dragoni - Fondazione Bruno Kessler, IT).



As an event organized by a COST Action, registration does not require any fees. Nevertheless, the participation is subject to registration since only 40 seats will be made available.

For more information, please send an email to or visit the official website of the event.