Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Beware of the fake conference

I don't know about other researchers, but I get inundated with e-mails about upcoming conferences from organizations I've never heard of, on topics that, at best, only tangentially relate to my work. I think that most of these are put on by for-profit groups that try to cash in on hot topics. But now there are truly fake conferences that are fronts designed to get your financial information. In a new post by Bob Grant on The Scientist news blog, he relays a detailed example of such a scam conference. He went so far as to contact the venues and speakers listed by the scammers, and of course none of those listed had ever heard of the conference. The ultimate enticement was the offer to pay for travel expenses, and the presumption is that they would offer to reimburse you, but need your bank account information. The evolvability of internet scammers is truly impressive.

39 comments:

Jennifer said...

Yes, i attended the IEEE Conference on Sensor Networks (October 2009) and I found many papers of very bad quality
Many papers of IEEE now are considered as fake conferences. Try to find many IEEE fake conferences via Internet. For many of them you can fins several protests in many academic fora. Also, the IARIA conferences are absolutely fake.

Anonymous said...

YES!!! This year the academic hackers invaded with their fake papers to the
8th Annual IEEE Conference on Sensors. This conference was without
review and accepted 3-4 fake papers
The IEEE was informed this terrible incident by the organisers
See: IEEE SENSORS 2009 Conference, 25-28 October 2009
http://www.ieee-sensors2009.org/

So, one more fake conference passed in the history of fake
conferences.
It seems that (mainly from IEEE) a fake conference every 3-4 weeks is
a frequent phainomenon
and maybe the fake papers in a fake conference does not make sense.
The IEEE should take measures against these fake conference
organisers.
fake conferences that scam money out of academics that want to enlarge
their CV artificially with bogus publications in bogus
Yesterday, I received an email apparently from a new blog
http://fakeconference.blogspot.com/

I couldn't believe this email (see below) but now after the new fake
IEEE conference (I wonder how many fake conferences of the IEEE we
know now), I absolutely accept this message:

This was the email from http://fakeconference.blogspot.com/

Petr Yamalecov said...

I agree

Many Universities consider that many IEEE Conferences are garbage. Some of them consider that even in the IEEE Journals the review is quite ridiculous and has only to do with your public relations in IEEE and its conferences or if you have put as co-author
some important editor of IEEE

See these link and examine the word: unrefereed

http://www.ece.ncsu.edu/imaging/Publications/unrefereed.html

http://sekmen-cs.tnstate.edu/sekmen/sekmen/ConferencePapersNonRefereed.html

http://www.utdallas.edu/~rmt042000/publications.htm

http://www.math.duke.edu/~das/cv/unrefpub.html

http://web.sfc.keio.ac.jp/~rdv/publications.html

http://www.yawlfoundation.org/arthur/publications/index.php

http://softbase.uwaterloo.ca/~ddbms/projects/multimedia/publications.html

http://npal.ucsd.edu/publications/index.htm

http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~awm22/publications/index.html



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Forward this message to your mailing lists with reference to us
http://netdriver.blogspot.com/2009/12/many-universities-consider-that-many.html

Kumar said...

I received the Proceedings of the fake conference of IEEE on Sensor Networks, October 2009.
This volume of the Proceedings contains seven or ten fake papers. So, this fake conference will be held again next year and many scholars protest now.

To have a fake conference is a shame for your CV, but more shame is for the fake conference organizer

Anonymous said...

The IEEE has accepted the problem of the fake papers in many fake IEEE conferences
BOGUS CONFERENCES (IEEE Confess)
See this email from IEEE and publish it

From: EButterfield@computer.org
to: EButterfield@computer.org
cc: ABurgess@computer.org,
John Walz: ,
"Reisman, Sorel" ,AStickley@computer.org,TBaldwin@computer.org,r.sterritt@ulster.ac.uk

date Sat, Jan 17, 2009 at 4:03 AMsubject Confidential: Important CPS Message Regarding Fraudulent Machine-Generated Paper Submissions


TO: CPS Clients FROM: Evan Butterfield, Director of Products and Services RE: Fraudulent Machine-Generated Paper Submissions (CONFIDENTIAL) DATE: 16 January 2009

The IEEE Computer Society (CS) has evidence that multiple conferences are receiving machine-generated papers.

In two cases, conferences have actually accepted an obviously fraudulent submission.

This is a serious issue that threatens the credibility of your conference, the quality of the digital library, and the reputation of both the IEEE and CS.

It requires your immediate attention.

Please take this opportunity to ensure that your peer review processes are being followed, and adapt to any new requirements that may be communicated by the IEEE or the Computer Society.

No conference published by CPS should rely on an abstract review.
It is very important that you review carefully the full text of all papers submitted to your conference.
If you have already accepted papers, your program committee should review the full text again. While CPS staff will be conducting random spot-checks of conference papers in the publishing queue, we are relying on you to authenticate the content of your proceedings.

Any papers that were not actually presented at your conference need to be brought to our attention, and should receive close review.

In known cases, the machine-generated origin is obvious from a reading of the first few paragraphs of the paper; the abstracts are human-generated and do not indicate the quality of the paper itself.

In the past, papers have been submitted by “Herbert Schlangemann,” but be mindful that the perpetrator of this fraud will change the approach over time.

In the event you discover any evidence of questionable content or behavior, please communicate that to us immediately along with an action plan for addressing the problem.
Thank you for your help in maintaining the quality of our products.

Evan M. Butterfield
Director of Products & Services
IEEE Computer Society10662
Los Vaqueros Circle
Los Alamitos, CA 90720714.816.2165
ebutterfield@computer.org
714.822.9005 mobile

Anonymous said...

A great number of bogus SCIgen papers have been accepted in these organizations:


1. IEEE

2. IARIA

3. HIGHSCI

4. IIIS (NAGIB CALLAOS)

5. IEEE Computational Intelligence

6. IEEE Sensors

Try to find details via Google!!!!

Many fake papers in IEEE really during the last 5 years!
No doubt about the unreliability of IEEE then.
The major problem of IEEE is called IARIA in my opinion, however, many other Conferences of IEEE (not only those that are co-organized by IARIA) are absolutely garbage. For example, IEEE conference in Istanbul, Turkey that distributed "gold diplomas" to everybody, IEEE fake conference of IEEE Computational Intelligence Division, IEEE junk conference on Sensors in New Zeland (October 2009) and many many others.....

http://iaria-highsci.blogspot.com said...

Some colleagues have opened a new blog
http://junk-conference.blogspot.com/

We wish them to reveal more junk IEEE conferences.

Many Thanks

http://iaria-highsci.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

It seems that a new junk paper has been accepted in IEEE/IFIP EUC 2010. The paper is available here:
http://netdriver.blogspot.com/2010/06/who-others-have-accepted-bogus-texts-in.html

Obviously, the text is copied from Wikipedia (History of American Football).
It has been accepted now in IEEE/IFIP EUC 2010, Hong Kong, December 11-13, 2010
Hong Kong SAR, China, December 11-13, 2010
http://www.euc2010.org

The letter of acceptance is provided also:

http://netdriver.blogspot.com/2010/06/who-others-have-accepted-bogus-texts-in.html

This fake paper has been accepted now in IEEE/IFIP EUC 2010, Hong Kong, December 11-13, 2010. Hong Kong SAR, China, December 11-13, 2010
http://www.euc2010.org
Session Human-Computer Interaction


This is the letter of their "acceptance":

Congratulations on having your paper accepted to IEEE/IFIP EUC 2010, Hong Kong, December 11-13, 2010
conference. This document will help you in the preparation and delivery of the final
version of your accepted paper. Please read this entire document.
If you’ve got any questions about how to format your paper, please contact us


Each paper in the Proceedings of IEEE/IFIP EUC 2010, will be published from a file uploaded by the author to our site used earlier for the submission of the abstract.

All manuscripts have to be received electronically in .pdf format and must be compatible with IEEE Xplore. Please note that the organizer will check that for every paper at least one author has registered before the paper is included in the conference proceedings CD-ROM; furthermore, failing to present the paper at the conference (no-show) will prevent from the inclusion of the paper in the volume transferred to the IEEE Xplore digital library.


More Details
http://netdriver.blogspot.com/2010/06/who-others-have-accepted-bogus-texts-in.html
Session Human-Computer Interaction

http://sites.google.com/site/journaloftelecommunications/ said...

They accept ANYTHING you send them!! Want proof, try to send them some scigen paper and wait and watch! Funny!!

Name of Account: Chandramah Appadoo
Bank Name: National Westminster Bank
IBAN: GB90NWBK60193932123191
Swift Code: NWBKGB2L
Sort Code: 60-19-39
Bank Address: Southall Branch, 69 The broadway, Southall, Middlessex, UB1 1LD,UK

Journal of Telecommunications (ISSN 2042-8839)
http://sites.google.com/site/journaloftelecommunications/

Members of Editorial Board

Dr. Francisco Barceló-Arroyo
Associate Professor
Department of Telematic Engineering
Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC)

Dr. Boris S. Verkhovsky
Professor
Department of Computer Science
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Dr. Jasvir Singh Kang
Dean
Faculty of Engineering & Technology

Professor
Department of Electronics Technology
Guru Nanak Dev University

Dr. Nirmalendu Bikas Sinha
Professor
Department of ECE and EIE
College of Engineering & Management
K.T.P.P Township

Dr. Farid Nait-Abdesselam
Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science - LIFL
University of Lille, France

Dr. Jaime Lloret Mauri
Associate Professor
Department of Communications
Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain

Dr. Sattar B. Sadkhan
Professor
Deputy Dean of Computer Techniques College
University of Babylon - P.O.Box: Hilla-4: IRAQ
Chairman of IEEE IRAQ Section

Dr. Ali Abbas Ali
Professor
Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
University of AI-ISRA, JORDAN

Dr. Kasim Mousa Alwan AL-AUBIDY
Professor
Dean, Faculty of Engineering
Philadelphia University, JORDAN

Wany A. said...

NETDRIVER for Junk IEEE Conferences
Dear Colleagues
Next time that somebody will claim that he has many publications in IEEE, next time that somebody will send you an advertizement for an IEEE conference or special journal issue, next time that you will tell you something for IEEE, REMEMBER these stories:
1) Fake Paper accepted in IEEE/IFIP EUC 2010, Hong Kong, December 11-13, 2010. Details http://netdriver.blogspot.com/2010/06/who-others-have-accepted-bogus-texts-in.html
2) Fake Paper in IEEE IARIA Conference http://iaria-highsci.blogspot.com/2008/12/we-have-letter-of-acceptance-fantastic.html
3-4) Two Fake Papers in IEEE EBISS http://diehimmelistschoen.blogspot.com/
5-6) Two absolutely fake papers in IEEE Computational Complexity http://iaria-highsci.blogspot.com/2009/05/bogus-papers-in-ieee-computational.html
7-13) Six Papers in IEEE Conference on Sensors See
http://evol-eco.blogspot.com/2009/11/beware-of-fake-conference.html
14) Nagib Callaos' conference--- technical co-sponsorship by IEEE
http://iaria-highsci.blogspot.com/2009/05/dear-president-of-ieee.html
15---30) See below
Do you want more links?
Do you want University Web Servers, University URLs?
YES
Many Universities consider that many IEEE Conferences are garbage. Some of them consider that even in the IEEE Journals the review is quite ridiculous and has only to do with your public relations in IEEE and its conferences or if you have put as co-author some important editor of IEEE
See these link and examine the word: unrefereed
http://www.ece.ncsu.edu/imaging/Publications/unrefereed.html
http://sekmen-cs.tnstate.edu/sekmen/sekmen/ConferencePapersNonRefereed.html
http://www.utdallas.edu/~rmt042000/publications.htm
http://www.math.duke.edu/~das/cv/unrefpub.html
http://web.sfc.keio.ac.jp/~rdv/publications.html
http://www.yawlfoundation.org/arthur/publications/index.php
http://softbase.uwaterloo.ca/~ddbms/projects/multimedia/publications.html
http://npal.ucsd.edu/publications/index.htm
http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~awm22/publications/index.html

Danish said...

See also a Group of 6 FAKE CONFERENCES here:
http://bogusconferences.blogspot.com/
This blog posted today (July 17, 2010) the following incredible negative information and negative comments for IEEE. Deedless to say that we agree:






NEW FAKE IEEE CONFERENCES only in our site (i.e. http://bogusconferences.blogspot.com/ )
Sometimes science is a sad thing…
We are speaking about Bogus conferences or FAKE CONFERENCES (exclucive information in our site; we discovered them)
These are the Fake Conferenceshttp://www.aicit.org/index.html
Each conference of AICIT.ORG is a fake conference/

All this publish or perish madness is already upsetting enough, but fake journals which constantly spam you with most stupid emails, are even worse.
One of the worst examples in the computer science sector is FAKE Conferences with IEEE logo and IEEE Sponsosrhip . These jerks send me at least once a month an email.I especially appreciate the Hello?… After getting this for months, I contacted them to stop spamming me (yes, that’s never a good idea with spammers, I know…) - without any reaction. Then I send an email indicating that I am very interested in publishing something in their journals, just to see what happens - again no reaction.
So, see for example
Registration Form for Publication in their several fake journals:

http://www.aicit.org/jcit/payment.html

http://www.aicit.org/jdcta/payment.html

They must know that in our academic community, if you pay to have a paper
published in some journal, then this is a poisson for your CV

and now, I wonder, this fake pseudo-origin of AICIT , how did it obtain the IEEE logo and the IEEE Sponsorship in its fake conferences.

So, our conclusion is that IEEE works only for money selling now its name and its logo to bordello-conferences of the pseudo-origin of AICIT.
Enjoy the IEEE pseudo-conferences of AICIT in http://www.aicit.org/conf.html

Some of them have been completed without having International Scientific Committee.
What is your opinion, dear IEEE, for this conference:
http://www.aicit.org/niss/
is it fake or not?
and why do you grant your IEEE name and IEEE logo to these BASTARDS? (Sorry, to be more polite, i correct: to these ACADEMIC CRIMINALS)

Jessica said...

Barrister Global Services Scam

alina said...

Barrister Global Services Scam

Amanda said...

Money talks and in the business world being "green" is seen as the next big opportunity. Getting respected people and respected universities involved is an important smokescreen. Pharmaceutical companies have been doing it for the last 20 years - to the point where the doctors are all in bed with these companies. - Amanda

Anonymous said...

This is the most funny story with numerous fake IEEE papers
Maybe you know it already.
If you have not learnt it, see how fake and bogus are the IEEE conferences

http://diehimmelistschoen.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

This is the most funny story with numerous fake IEEE papers
Maybe you know it already.
If you have not learnt it, see how fake and bogus are the IEEE conferences

http://diehimmelistschoen.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

WORLDCOMP Strikes for the Last Time


I graduated from University of Florida (UFL) and am currently running a computer firm in Florida. I have attended WORLDCOMP conference (see http://sites.google.com/site/worlddump1 for details) in 2010. Except for few keynote speeches and presentations, the conference was very disappointing due to a large number of poor quality papers and cancellation of some sessions. I was instantly suspicious of this conference.


Me and my UFL and UGA friends started a study on WORLDCOMP. We submitted a fake paper to WORLDCOMP 2011 and again (the same paper with a modified title) to WORLDCOMP 2012. This paper had numerous fundamental mistakes. Sample statements from that paper include:
(1). Binary logic is fuzzy logic and vice versa
(2). Pascal developed fuzzy logic
(3). Object oriented languages do not exhibit any polymorphism or inheritance
(4). TCP and IP are synonyms and are part of OSI model
(5). Distributed systems deal with only one computer
(6). Laptop is an example for a super computer
(7). Operating system is an example for computer hardware


Also, our paper did not express any conceptual meaning. However, it was accepted both the times without any modifications (and without any reviews) and we were invited to submit the final paper and a payment of $500+ fee to present the paper. We decided to use the fee for better purposes than making Prof. Hamid Arabnia (Chairman of WORLDCOMP) rich. After that, we received few reminders from WORLDCOMP to pay the fee but we never responded.


We MUST say that you should look at the website http://sites.google.com/site/worlddump1 if you have any thoughts to submit a paper to WORLDCOMP. DBLP and other indexing agencies have stopped indexing WORLDCOMP’s proceedings since 2011 due to its fakeness.


Dr Suhaidi Hassan said...

I participated in many IEEE Conferences in Malaysia and Singapore. I published 8 common papers and I had never received any comment, any remark, any question from IEEE, except sometime in 2011, that I got some minor remark about the format of my paper. These IEEE Conferences in Malaysia and Singapore are of dubious quality and maybe they are good schemes for making money for their organizers. We call them bogus, fake.

Dr Suhaidi Hassan

Cyril Labbe said...

85 SCIgen Fake (Bogus) papers exist now in IEEE Xplore
Read it: http://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/docs/00/71/35/55/PDF/0-FakeDetectionSci-Perso.pdf

Source: https://plus.google.com/111130066826043942056/posts
IEEE confessed: 157 Conferences with the Proceedings already inserted in IEEE Xplore were fake
IEEE confessed that 157 Conferences with the Proceedings already inserted and recorded in IEEE Xplore were ... fake conferences. See the confession in the IEEE Site:
http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/author_form.html

Google: ACM fake or ACM bogus or ACM junk.

Anonymous said...

These 85 fake SCIgen papers still exist in IEEExplore data (scam) base!!!!

http://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/docs/00/71/35/55/PDF/0-FakeDetectionSci-Perso.pdf

Anonymous said...

Right!
85 computer generated papers exist in IEEE Explore Data base. Check it yourself by reading the following research article by some French Scholars:

http://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/docs/00/71/35/55/PDF/0-FakeDetectionSci-Perso.pdf


On the other hand, the (fake?) organization IETF www.ietf.org
claims that the conferences of another organization are fake:
http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/wgchairs/current/msg04370.html

Nowadays, it is not unusual, organizations fight each other via the web with blogs, emails etc... (because of profit from registration fees of course). For example IEEE denigrates and disadvertises WORLDCOMP, IASTED fights against IARIA and WORLDCOMP etc.... Petr Dini, President of IARIA flooded the Web with insults against WORLDCOMP and Hamid Arabnia. Other blogs fight the ACM etc... As a matter of fact IEEE, ACM, IARIA, WORLDCOMP have accepted and published many fake, scigen papers:
http://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/docs/00/71/35/55/PDF/0-FakeDetectionSci-Perso.pdf

http://pdos.csail.mit.edu/scigen/

http://netdriver.blogspot.com/2011/07/following-ieee-conference-has-accepted.html

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11192-012-0781-y

iaria-highsci.blogspot.com/2012/02/scigen-fake-papers-appeared-in-ieee.html

http://entertainment.slashdot.org/story/08/12/23/2321242/software-generated-paper-accepted-at-ieee-conference

http://io9.com/5117892/computer+generated-paper-accepted-for-prestigious-technical-conference

iaria-highsci.blogspot.com/2008/12/fantastic-paper-accepted-in-ieee.html

Anonymous said...

I have just read the paper

http://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/docs/00/71/35/55/PDF/0-FakeDetectionSci-Perso.pdf


If this scientific paper is valid and true, that means if IEEE Library contains minimum of 85 SCIgen papers, then certainly IEEE conferences are Fake and Bogus conferences. In many sites and blogs, you might find independent voices remonstrating for IEEE junk events and IEEE crappy meetings.

But if this is not the case, one consider Springer Verlag Publishing as a great enemy of IEEE spreading the net with slanderous comments and defamatory campaign against IEEE.

I am sure that IEEE Journals are excellent and of exceptional high-quality, but most of the IEEE Sponsored Conferences are suspicious and questionable. They have published and they continue publishing software generated papers:

http://entertainment.slashdot.org/story/08/12/23/2321242/software-generated-paper-accepted-at-ieee-conference

http://danushka-menikkumbura.blogspot.gr/2008/12/software-generated-paper-accepted-at.html


https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/soc.culture.usa/22ORlwn4608/U0FOBRB0KdsJ

Klein said...

I believe that the most funny story (but absolutely true) is this one:
http://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/docs/00/71/35/55/PDF/0-FakeDetectionSci-Perso.pdf

> 85 software-generated papers in IEEE Explore.

Yes, the paper http://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/docs/00/71/35/55/PDF/0-FakeDetectionSci-Perso.pdf is real and valid.

Google: software-generated papers in IEEE

Anonymous said...

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Everyday, many SPAM campaigns from IEEE Candidates like Vincenzo Piuri and his fake and bogus techniques for the Chair of IEEE. (Chair of IEEE implies a lot of money from fake and bogus IEEE activities, like royalties from fake / bogus conferences, kickbacks from IEEE Standards etc)
Why don't IEEE allow this kind of behaviours? Of course, we do not forget the hundreds of Computer-generated papers accepted in IEEE Data base: Click
This is the IEEE Elections SPAM sent by some Vincenzo Piuri, IEEE Fellow (...Spamllow)
Shame IEEE. Shame Vincenzo Piuri
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==================================================
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Elections will be open from August 15 till October 1, 2013, 17:00 UTC: any IEEE member (Graduate Student Member or higher grades) who is member also of at least one Society or Technical Community can vote. You will be able to access the ballot at http://www.ieee.org/elections .

Continuing the fruitful and long-standing experience and service to our community in the last 30 years (started as a student volunteer and more recently as IEEE Director) I am truly committed to dedicate my efforts to:
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Vincenzo Piuri, IEEE Fellow
University of Milan, Italy
IEEE Director (2010-2012)
IEEE Society/Council active memberships: CIS, ComSoc, CS, CSS, EMBS, IMS, PHOS, RAS, SMCS, SPS, BIOMC, SYSC, WIE.

Anonymous said...

I have received the same SPAM from IEEE-SPAM Fellow, Vincenzo Piuri.
This person is ridiculous. He sents billions of emails to unrelatated people just enforcing them to vote him as President of IEEE. In some place of his email he says: I will be the best President of IEEE.
I want to add: The best fake President (elected by SPAM campaigns) to the ridiculous IEEE.

This was his spam



Dear Colleague,

I'd like to remind you of the election below ( http://www.ieee.org/elections ) which will close October 1, 2013, 17:00 UTC.

If you already voted for me, thank you!
If you have not voted yet, I'd like to ask to consider voting for me.

I'd also appreciate if you could help in spreading the voice and soliciting support from your colleagues, friends and graduate students (forwarding them my msg below).

Thank you!

ciao
Vin (Vincenzo Piuri, the best IEEE President)

P.S. Sorry for the double sending, just want to ensure first mail did not get lost in the summer pile :)


==================================================
Dear Colleague

I am a candidate to 2014 IEEE Vice President-Elect for Technical Activities, who will serve as Vice President for Technical Activities and Chair of the IEEE Technical Activity Board in 2015.

Elections will be open from August 15 till October 1, 2013, 17:00 UTC: any IEEE member (Graduate Student Member or higher grades) who is member also of at least one Society or Technical Community can vote. You will be able to access the ballot at http://www.ieee.org/elections .

Continuing the fruitful and long-standing experience and service to our community in the last 30 years (started as a student volunteer and more recently as IEEE Director) I am truly committed to dedicate my efforts to:
- ensure flourishing of technical fields and activities,
- promote inclusive internationalization while preserving diversity,
- empower technology-centric communities worldwide and engage the young generations.

You can find my background, achievements, position statement, and my service to the IEEE and our communities in my electoral web site athttp://vincenzopiuri.org .

Do not miss this opportunity to shape together the future of our IEEE!

I hope that you will support me with your vote and by encouraging colleagues, friends and graduate students to do the same.

Thank you in advance for your kind support and efforts!!

If you have any questions or suggestions for IEEE activities, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best regards
Vin


Vincenzo Piuri, IEEE Fellow
University of Milan, Italy
IEEE Director (2010-2012)
IEEE Society/Council active memberships: CIS, ComSoc, CS, CSS, EMBS, IMS, PHOS, RAS, SMCS, SPS, BIOMC, SYSC, WIE.

Anonymous said...

Everybody must learn about these 85 (or more than 85) fake, computer-generated papers that were included (without any review of course) in IEEE Garbage-Xplore


http://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/docs/00/71/35/55/PDF/0-FakeDetectionSci-Perso.pdf


See one of these funny cases of IEEE Bogus Conferences in ... Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Der_Schlangemann

Anonymous said...

I have seen this in this blog:
http://netdriver.blogspot.nl/2013/09/ieee-fellow-goofy-aggressive-and-wild.html


IEEE Fellow (=Goofy): AGGRESSIVE and "WILD" SPAM from IEEE ELECTIONS. Shame Vincenzo Piuri, IEEE Fellow (=Goofy)
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If you have not voted yet, I'd like to ask to consider voting for me.

I'd also appreciate if you could help in spreading the voice and soliciting support from your colleagues, friends and graduate students (forwarding them my message below).

Thank you!

ciao
Vin



==================================================
Dear Colleague

I am a candidate to 2014 IEEE Vice President-Elect for Technical Activities, who will serve as Vice President for Technical Activities and Chair of the IEEE Technical Activity Board in 2015.

Elections will be open from August 15 till October 1, 2013, 17:00 UTC: any IEEE member (Graduate Student Member or higher grades) who is member also of at least one Society or Technical Community can vote. You will be able to access the ballot at http://www.ieee.org/elections .

Continuing the fruitful and long-standing experience and service to our community in the last 30 years (started as a student volunteer and more recently as IEEE Director) I am truly committed to dedicate my efforts to:
- ensure flourishing of technical fields and activities,
- promote inclusive internationalization while preserving diversity,
- empower technology-centric communities worldwide and engage the young generations.

You can find my background, achievements, position statement, and my service to the IEEE and our communities in my electoral web site at http://vincenzopiuri.org .

Do not miss this opportunity to shape together the future of our IEEE!

I hope that you will support me with your vote and by encouraging colleagues, friends and graduate students to do the same.

Thank you in advance for your kind support and efforts!!

If you have any questions or suggestions for IEEE activities, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best regards
Vin


Vincenzo Piuri, IEEE Fellow
University of Milan, Italy
IEEE Director (2010-2012)
IEEE Society/Council active memberships: CIS, ComSoc, CS, CSS, EMBS, IMS, PHOS, RAS, SMCS, SPS, BIOMC, SYSC, WIE.

Anonymous said...

SIAM=SPAM. One more bogus conference from SIAM. SIAM takes names from other conferences without their permission. The International Conference on Data Mining Conference has been hijacked by SIAM.
The International Conference on Data Mining Conference has been hijacked by SIAM. The International conference on Data Mining was a conference, track of WORLDCOMP (Organizer Hamid Arabnia). Now, SIAM try to exterminate WORLDCOM and Hamid Arabnia and takes the WORLCOMP conferences one by one. Same name, but quite bogus and fake.
This is a shame of the criminal society SIAM that send us million of SPAM emails every morning. Admire the SPAM of this predatory SIAM (SPAM) meeting.
International Conference on Data Mining Conference has been hijacked by SIAM.
International Conference on Data Mining Conference has been hijacked by SIAM.
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SDM2014: The 14TH SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (Bogus SIAM - SPAM Meeting. The name of this conference was stolen by SIAM. The International Conference on Data Mining Conference )
Call for Workshops (Alert: Fake SIAM Conference)
http://www.siam.org/meetings/sdm14/workshops.php
Deadline: September 27, 2013
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Anonymous said...

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Dear Sir:
Please vote for Roger and circulate among your CS acquaintances.
Dear Computer Society Member:

I am supporting Roger Fujii's candidacy for CS President. Roger will make an ideal president.
Please pass the word to other CS members that you know or work with.

Below is an endorsement of Roger Fujii, a candidate for President-Elect of the
Computer Society.

For those computer scientists of engineers, or software engineers, who are not
members, please consider joining---there is great value in membership.

Richard Hall Thayer, PhD, CSDP
Fellow of the IEEE and Golden Core Computer Society member
Professor Emeritus in Software Engineering
Sacramento State University, California

-----------------------------

I would like to recommend that you vote for Roger Fujii as the next
President-elect of the Computer Society.

I have known Roger since we were engineers together at Vandenberg AFB in
California back in the early missile days. At that time, he was leading
the verification and validation (V&V) effort on the Air Force Space
Division missile launches.

Roger has recently retired as VP of Network Communications Systems at Northrop-
Grumman, Inc., where he was responsible for three business units with an annual sales
of $1.05 Billion. He controlled $42 Million in R&D funds, and manages 2300
employees.

I have watched him comfortably control meetings even there was major
divergence of opinions among the attendees. Despite his huge
responsibility to his company, Roger was able to devote considerable
time to the Computer Society and has meet all of his obligations. He provided support
to many Computer Society activities both national and international.
[See his biography in the August edition of Computer.]

Roger would make an outstanding president for the CS. Please vote for
Roger and pass this recommendation to other members of the Computer
Society that you know or work with.

Anonymous said...

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Dear Sir:
Please vote for Roger and circulate among your CS acquaintances.
Dear Computer Society Member:

I am supporting Roger Fujii's candidacy for CS President. Roger will make an ideal president.
Please pass the word to other CS members that you know or work with.

Below is an endorsement of Roger Fujii, a candidate for President-Elect of the
Computer Society.

For those computer scientists of engineers, or software engineers, who are not
members, please consider joining---there is great value in membership.

Richard Hall Thayer, PhD, CSDP
Fellow of the IEEE and Golden Core Computer Society member
Professor Emeritus in Software Engineering
Sacramento State University, California

-----------------------------

I would like to recommend that you vote for Roger Fujii as the next
President-elect of the Computer Society.

I have known Roger since we were engineers together at Vandenberg AFB in
California back in the early missile days. At that time, he was leading
the verification and validation (V&V) effort on the Air Force Space
Division missile launches.

Roger has recently retired as VP of Network Communications Systems at Northrop-
Grumman, Inc., where he was responsible for three business units with an annual sales
of $1.05 Billion. He controlled $42 Million in R&D funds, and manages 2300
employees.

I have watched him comfortably control meetings even there was major
divergence of opinions among the attendees. Despite his huge
responsibility to his company, Roger was able to devote considerable
time to the Computer Society and has meet all of his obligations. He provided support
to many Computer Society activities both national and international.
[See his biography in the August edition of Computer.]

Roger would make an outstanding president for the CS. Please vote for
Roger and pass this recommendation to other members of the Computer
Society that you know or work with.

Anonymous said...

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Many other people protest on the web for this kind of IEEE Spam.




Dear Sir:
Please vote for Roger and circulate among your CS acquaintances.
Dear Computer Society Member:

I am supporting Roger Fujii's candidacy for CS President. Roger will make an ideal president.
Please pass the word to other CS members that you know or work with.

Below is an endorsement of Roger Fujii, a candidate for President-Elect of the
Computer Society.

For those computer scientists of engineers, or software engineers, who are not
members, please consider joining---there is great value in membership.

Richard Hall Thayer, PhD, CSDP
Fellow of the IEEE and Golden Core Computer Society member
Professor Emeritus in Software Engineering
Sacramento State University, California

-----------------------------

I would like to recommend that you vote for Roger Fujii as the next
President-elect of the Computer Society.

I have known Roger since we were engineers together at Vandenberg AFB in
California back in the early missile days. At that time, he was leading
the verification and validation (V&V) effort on the Air Force Space
Division missile launches.

Roger has recently retired as VP of Network Communications Systems at Northrop-
Grumman, Inc., where he was responsible for three business units with an annual sales
of $1.05 Billion. He controlled $42 Million in R&D funds, and manages 2300
employees.

I have watched him comfortably control meetings even there was major
divergence of opinions among the attendees. Despite his huge
responsibility to his company, Roger was able to devote considerable
time to the Computer Society and has meet all of his obligations. He provided support
to many Computer Society activities both national and international.
[See his biography in the August edition of Computer.]

Roger would make an outstanding president for the CS. Please vote for
Roger and pass this recommendation to other members of the Computer
Society that you know or work with.

George C. said...

SOURCE: http://iaria-highsci.blogspot.com
Professor Nicola Bellomo proves that Jeffrey Beall is acrook, a felon, a criminal of the Academic Community.

A Predatory Librarian Jeffrey Beall: The crook, the felon, the criminal of the Academic Community.
I recently made an inquiry to Jeffrey Beall (the Denver, USA librarian who runs a webpage where he slanders and insults about 500 publishing houses), whether he, Jeffrey Beall himself, has the ability to solve the simple math equation 5x+3 = 0.

Jeffrey Beall replied to my first email, that he has never studied even the simplest form of Math. Meaning that he doesn’t know what “equation” means (he has never even seen equations like 5x+3 = 0, 3x*x + 7x -4 =0 etc), neither does he know what “Derivative” or “Integral” mean.

Jeffrey Beall told me that he has a Bachelor in Spanish and English language. This of course didn’t stop him blacklisting hundreds of houses that publish Math, Physics, Computer Science, Engineering, Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Space Science etc Journals. That from a man who isn’t even able to solve the simple equation 5x+3 = 0, and who doesn’t know what Derivative or Integral mean.

Recently, Jeffrey Beall included in his “black list” an old, big Academic Publishing House, with several, historic Journals in Math, Physics, Computer Science, Engineering, Economics (some of which have been indexed in ISI and SCOPUS), and that because, according to Jeffrey Beal, they had copied the… Maxwell Equations from a 2007 article.

Obviously, since Jeffrey Beall doesn’t know how to solve the equation 5x+3 = 0, and since he doesn’t know what Derivative and Integral mean, he has zero knowledge when it comes to Electricity or Physics and has never seen the Maxwell Equations (not even in their most basic form).

As expected from somebody who is entirely clueless regarding even elementary Math and Physics, he considered the Maxwell Equations found in the Journal to be plagiarized… from a 2007 paper.

George C. said...

With a Bachelor in Spanish and English in his CV, Jeffrey Beall passes judgment even to Medicine, Biology, Chemistry etc Journals and articles, while he is fully aware that he’s never attended a University course on which nucleotides make up the DNA molecule, he’s never heard what enzyme, catalysis, proteins etc are, and if one asks him what pH is, he’ll be completely ignorant.

However, in his bizarre blog, this person has declared himself a critic of everyone and everything. He blacklists publishing houses (many of which having journals and conferences indexed in ISI, SCOPUS, Compendex, ACM etc), he includes stand-alone journals in “black lists”, slanders Editors-in-Chief, Authors etc. Of course he does all that selectively, following a certain logic of his, which will be analyzed below.
In a later email that I sent him, I asked him to comment on why he includes a small publishing house in his black list because “they copied Maxwell’s Equations from a 2007 paper” (poor Jeffrey Beall doesn’t know that Maxwell’s Equations are taught in Universities’ first year elementary physics), while at the same time he excludes IEEE, who have over 85 SCIgen machine-generated fake conference papers published and indexed.

(See: A 2013 scientometrics paper demonstrated that at least 85 SCIgen machine-generated papers have been published by IEEE. The Paper has been published in Springer Verlag: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11192-012-0781-y
Download the full paper from:
http://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/docs/00/71/35/55/PDF/0-FakeDetectionSci-Perso.pdf)
He also didn’t respond to the question why he didn’t include Elsevier in his black list, who were revealed to have been publishing 6 Medical Journals between 2000 and 2005 with fake articles and studies, that were funded by pharmaceutical companies, in order to scientifically prove that their products were superior to their competitors’. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elsevier
or
http://legacy.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/2009/05/elsevier-confirms-6-fake-journals-more.html

George C. said...

In a third email I asked him where his moral and academic responsibility stands, since if due to him including some publishing houses in black lists, those houses reduce or cease their activity (due to his immoral slandering), hundreds of jobs will be lost and families will end up in the street. Naturally, despite my repeated emails, Jeffrey Beall never replied.

There are also rumors on the internet that some publishing houses, like Hindawi and Elsevier, pay Jeffrey Beall on a yearly basis in order not to be included in his black list. This looks like heavy taxing that the publisher is asked to pay annually to Jeffrey Beall, and, as we’ll see below, part of this tax ends up in the Denver University funds.

Actually, Hindawi was in Jeffrey Beall’s black list a year ago. Then, after negotiations, Jeffrey Beall placed them in a watching list (i.e. an “under observation” list), and eventually completely removed them.

Just like Jeffrey Beall himself mentioned in his blog, Hindawi’s people visited him in Denver and offered him “explanations”. After that, Jeffrey Beall gradually removed Hindawi from his black list.
Why, Mr. Jeffrey Beall, did you agree to meet with Hindawi’s representatives in your office in Denver, when Hindawi was black listed? What did you talk about, Mr. Jeffrey Beall? Hindawi, as mentioned on their website, has an annual turnover of $6 million.

Couldn’t they use part of that money to pay off Jeffrey Beall?

Furthermore, in his blog, Jeffrey Beall has posted a photo of Hindawi’s headquarters, which he calls “House of Spam”. So, Mr. Jeffrey Beall, why isn’t Hindawi in your black list, when among your fundamental black listing reasons, like you mention in your blog, is spam?

Having read all that, you can draw your own conclusions on who Jeffrey Beall is and what his real motives behind his publishing house and scientific organization black listing blog are. Houses and Organizations that Jeffrey Beall calls “Predatory Publishers”.

Maybe it’s time to talk about Predatory Librarians, Mr. Jeffrey Beall. About librarians who target Open Access Journals, especially because the open, online PDF policy deprives librarians (like Jeffrey Beall) from the possibility of receiving kickbacks from publishing houses.

George C. said...

To those who are not aware, it is known that several publishing houses paid- and pay-off librarians (like Jeffrey Beall), in order to get their libraries to subscribe to those houses.

Meaning that, in order for a certain University, Research Center, Company to buy some books or subscribe to some journals, it is common knowledge that librarians receive money under the table from the respective publishing houses. It is therefore natural and understandable for this kind of librarians (Jeffrey Beall, for instance) to fight Open Access Journals and Open Access Publishing Houses, since they
a) lose their kickbacks,
b) lose their power and influence in the library, as well as the University.

I’ve saved all my email exchange with Jeffrey Beall, along with their headers/source code, and I will soon upload them to various websites. I need everyone’s help though, by sending me emails (to the email address found at the bottom) and exchanging information on Jeffrey Beall’s scandalous behavior.

And one last question to Jeffrey Beall: How can a librarian WITHOUT a Ph.D. be an Assistant Professor at the University of Denver, Mr. Jeffrey Beall?

Could it be that Jeffrey Beall bribed older professors, using the abundance of money that he is said to possess?

George C. said...

Could it be that Jeffrey Beall threatened that if they don’t vote for him, he’ll include all journals where they have papers published in his black list, and slander them on the internet?

Or is it that they were so much impressed by his research? Actually, Mr. Jeffrey Beall, what is your scientific research? Your scientific research as a “real scientist” that is, Mr. Jeffrey Beall. What publications do you have, besides slandering, insulting and discredit hundreds of scientific organizations and publishing houses? What do you teach at the University of Denver Mr. Jeffrey Beall?

Is there really any course (real scientific course) that you can teach, Mr. Jeffrey Beall, besides calling publishing houses and scientific organizations “predatory”?

It doesn’t look like it, Mr. Jeffrey Beall. No matter how hard we looked, we didn’t find any courses taught by you at the University of Denver.

Neither on your personal webpage, Mr. Jeffrey Beall, nor on your money-making blog, nor even on the University of Denver website is there any mention about courses taught by you.

So, since you do absolutely no scientific research, and you don’t even teach pre-graduate or post-graduate students, what is your role at the University of Denver, Mr. Jeffrey Beall?

Does the University of Denver pay you a salary, Mr. Jeffrey Beall, or do you pay the University to let you bear the title of Assistant Professor?

A title that you really do not deserve, as you have no Ph.D., no actual research work and do no teaching whatsoever. It is a shame for the University of Denver to have professors like you, Jeffrey Beall.

Or is running a blog that slanders everyone and everything considered scientific research?

It most certainly is not, Mr. Jeffrey Beall.

Could it be, however, an applied money-making project for you and your university, Mr. Jeffrey Beall?

(By the way, why should a small publishing house from some place in India, which cannot attract papers, nor editorial board members, from western universities, be in your black list Mr. Jeffrey Beall? In this case, you should also black list all non-US and non-European universities. Of course there exist first-rate universities, like Harvard, MIT, Berkeley, Cambridge. Should all other universities be in a black list? Is this your logic “Professor” Beall? Furthermore, you condemn any new publishing house, as it is natural for them to not have papers and not be indexed as soon as they launch, but has to deal with you, who, like a vulture, immediately includes them in your black list for those reasons.)

I would greatly appreciate your response, Mr. Jeffrey Beal. And I would also appreciate feedback from anyone who agrees with me. My email is: profnicolabellomo@gmail.com

My aim is to create a network of true scientists and expose “Professor”, “Academic Teacher” and, above all, “Researcher” Jeffrey Beall (this science jack-of-all-trades, who doesn’t know a first-degree algebraic equation, derivatives, integrals, elementary Physics and Chemistry laws, etc)
Thank you
Nicola Bellomo
profnicolabellomo@gmail.com

SOURCE: http://iaria-highsci.blogspot.com
Professor Nicola Bellomo proves that Jeffrey Beall is acrook, a felon, a criminal of the Academic Community.

Dr. Lu Cehn said...

Tax Evation and money laundry from criminal activities!!! What else!!!

The Librarian collects the money to accounts in Choice Bank in Belize or to Loyal Bank in St. Vincent:

My name is Lu Chen and I work in SCIRP www.scirp.org as Web Designer.
Also, I help SCIRP conferences as Secretariat from time to time.
I contact this criminal Jeffrey Beall and I asked him to remove SCIRP from his black list.
Jeffrey Beal asked my Phone Number and I gave it.
Jeffrey Beal call me back and told me that he could help SCIRP, but SCIRP must also help him.
I was astonished when he told me that he could remove SCIRP from his black list
provided that we would give him 160,000 USD not by bank account, but in cash in a place in New York.

I told hime that it is very difficult to travel from China (Headquarters of SCIRP) to New York
to deliver him the money and then he told me to deposit them to some accounts in
Choice Bank in Belize or to Loyal Bank in St. Vincent

This is Jeffrey Beall. Several Publishing Houses in his Black list are of low quality indeed.

This is the bait, because the Academic Community must believe that Jeffrey Beall is a reliable person.
What a Scam!

Yes, I agree that many, many Publishers in his Toxic Blog are really of low quality.
But he also includes RESPECTABLE and REPUTABLE Publishers, like SCIRP, IARIA, IDOSI, HINDAWI
and then he asks money from them to take them off.

From us (SCIRP) he asked 160,000 and told us to deposit them to some accounts in
Choice Bank in Belize or to Loyal Bank in St. Vincent

He estimates the profit of each publishing House per year and then he creates a tariff for your Publishing House.
From the small Publishing Companies he does not ask money. They are his bait.
So, suppose that he has 500 Publishing Houses in his black list, he will ask money only from the top 50.

See this PDF: Hindawi was in his black list
http://carbon.ucdenver.edu/~jbeall/Beall's%20List%20of%20Predatory,%20Open-Access%20Publishers%202012.pdf
but Hindawi paid (in my opinion more than 1,000,000 USD to Jeffrey Beall and now Hindawi enjoy to be a Beall's-List-free company)

I tell you the truth, and only the truth
Jeffrey Beal is a real ROBBER
with a luxurious life style and bank accounts in Caribbean Islands.

Contact the American Authorities now and inform them that this Criminal gathers money
to the Choice Bank in Belize or to Loyal Bank in St. Vincent.
Tax Evation and money laundry from criminal activities!!! What else!!!

Dr. Lu Chen

Anonymous said...

WORLCOMP is not a fake conference. The person above has a vendetta against Hamid Arabnia and is doing all they can do discredit him and his conference.

You should take a look at this news article before listening to anything this person has to say: http://www.crocels.info/news/4893/hamid-arabnia-worldcomp-fake-conference-allegations-defamation/

Petre Dini said...

My name is Petre Dini and I am the President of IARIA, www.iaria.org
I am also victim of Jeffrey Beall
Actually, this pseudo-scholar Jeffrey Beall is a thug. He uses black lists to create profit. Also he is involved in tax evation and money laundry.
I asked him several times to remove IARIA from his black list and he promised me to re-analyze the site www.iaria.org
There is not any real reason to have our institute IARIA in his pseudo-list.
The cost to re-analyze the portal of my organization www.iaria.org was 100,000 USD,
Exactly "re-analyze" was the verb that he used in our phone conversation. Why re-analyze? Who is he that analyzes or re-analyzes Academic organizations?
What are his qualifications. I am professor in Electrical Engineering with many publications (in IARIA and outside IARIA). Who is this pseudo-professor - money hungry thug?

Anyway, Jeffrey Beall gave us two accounts in Tax Heaven Countries: One account in a Bank of St. Vincent and another account in Belize.
We do not pay 100,000 USD for IARIA and so IARIA is still now in his list.

I estimate that Hindawi has paid to pseudo-professor Jeffrey Beall something like 1500000 (1 million and half) $

Somebody must report Jeffrey Beall' activities in American Authorities.

Anybody can kill him.

If somebody kills him, he will absolve the Humanity from this monster.

Thanks

Petre Dini