Thursday, December 18, 2008

Fake Conferences

It's that time of year again. Suddenly, your inbox is filled with letters requesting that you submit a paper to the "The 13th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics: WMSCI 2009" or "The 6th International Conference on Computing, Communications and Control Technologies: CCCT 2008" or "The International Multi-Conference on Engineering and Technological Innovation: IMETI 2008", all interestingly co-located in Orlando, Florida, and all organized by one Professor Nagib Callaos of the "International Institute of Informatics and Systemics".

Never heard of any of this because you are a philosopher getting the emails, too? Don't worry, serious computer scientists don't usually go to the conferences, although people do easily get impressed by all the names and submit a paper.

Strangely enough, all papers are accepted, as long as you have paid your registration fee. You don't actually have to come and give the paper, although the family will surely love following you to Orlando. The "Acceptance Policy" is spelled out in pseudo-scientific detail on the conference site. I paraphrase: We accept everything, because there might happen to be a good paper in there, and because a reviewer might plagiarize a paper they reject.

This conference accepted a paper back in 2005 that had been generated by a computer programmed by some MIT students, SCIgen. A nice blog discussion of that and the conference is found here. There was quite a row about this back in 2005, as one must question how scientific a conference is that accepts random (albeit well-worded) garbage and is willing to publish it. It is said that more than 1500 papers are accepted (at $ a pop that isn't chicken feed), and the "majority" are actually presented. That is not what a real conference is about, where you meet and discuss with peers working in similar areas.

How many of these thousands of papers ever get cited? That is perhaps an indication of how good the papers really are. I just searched the ACM Digital Library. There are 19 (nineteen) citations of the WMSCI conference. There have been 12 such conferences taken place.

That's not too many, so I went through the references for all 19 papers. Eleven of these papers were written by at least one of the authors of a WMSCI-published paper, so over half are self-citations. One paper is Peter G. Neumann's note of the acceptance of the fake paper in his "Risks to the Public" column in Software Engineering Notes.

As an aside, there's a fascinating paper on bibliometrics for discovering low-quality conferences published in 2007: Measuring conference quality by mining program committee characteristics.

Glancing down the lineup of invited speakers can cause quite some hilarity: Karl H. Müller, is given at CCCT2008 as being with the "University of Ljubljana (Austria)". I don't think that Austria has acutally annexed Slovenia, and a search of their web site turns up Mr. Müller as having given a talk there a few years back, but he is not listed as a teacher. He lists himself in his CV on the pages of his institute as teaching at any number of Austrian schools, but strangely, they don't list him.

Dr. Subhas C Misra is listed for this conference as being a visiting Scientist at Harvard, for another conference as being a visiting scientist at State University of New York. At another conference he is listed as the "NSERCPDF Scientist, Harvard University", but I find no mention of this program outside of his CV. Harvard includes CVs of its visiting scientists on its home page, there is no mention of Misra.

Who are these guys?

It seems that anyone can make up a fancy institute name and make themselves director, declare themselves teachers at University X (and may actually have taught there a semester or so before being put out on their ear), make up papers and fancy conferences and rush around finding themselves soooo important - but this has nothing to do with science! They can even pretend to be from some institution. Most are so large, no one can be sure that they are not actually from that place.

What can be done to stop this pseudo-science? Or do we just ignore them, but watch young people and unsuspecting colleagues pour departmental travel money into attending these conferences to present their papers? We do get a publication point out of it.....

46 comments:

  1. I think the review system is terminally broken:
    "Software-Generated Paper Accepted At IEEE Conference"

    The fake author, Dr. Herbert Schlangemann supposedly of the Umeå University in Sweden, was also chosen to be a session chair! The Umeå University web site is in excellent English and is easy to search - no such person. Why don't the conference organizers do sanity checks?

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  2. Just researched this a bit more - what on earth was IEEE thinking when it sponsored this conference? Check out the Call for Papers: over 120 topics! And a maximum of 4 pages per paper, and you can submit a maximum of three papers...

    One of the general chairs is listed as P. Shen from UC Irvine. I can't find any faculty by this name. Another general chair does seem to exist, the third seems to spend all his or her life in organizing and program committees for a very wide range of conferences - Software Engineering, Wireless Communication, Bioinformatics, but all sponsored by the IEEE.

    I am concerned - how does one evaluate an international conference to see if it a "real" conference or not?

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  3. This story is only a sample of the bogus IEEE Conference
    Put in Google: "Software-Generated Paper Accepted At IEEE Conference"

    Now we have found 2 more fake papers in IEEE Conferences.
    One fake paper was accepted in an IEEE Conference in February 2008 and another 20 days ago.
    More details:

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

    http://diehimmelistschoen.blogspot.com/

    Letter of acceptance for the bogus paper:
    http://tinyurl.com/7dbpeq

    http://tinyurl.com/95r5sm

    http://sites.google.com/site/ieeeconferences/

    See also


    http://anti-ieee.blogspot.com/


    13900 Web Sites talk about the IEEE Bogus Papers

    http://tinyurl.com/8f6nyb

    From them 4500 are blog: See

    http://tinyurl.com/7nkkwq

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  4. A nice comic on the topic at phdcomics:

    http://www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive.php?comicid=603

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  6. Searching the web , i found
    the web page
    http://iaria-highsci.blogspot.com/2009/05/bogus-papers-in-ieee-computational.html

    apparently of the http://iaria-highsci.blogspot.com
    blog

    They have gathered many good cases of fake IEEE conferences
    or simply IEEE conferences, because
    almost all the IEEE Conferences are fake (bogus conferences)

    So, i would like to agree and most electrical engineers would agree with http://iaria-highsci.blogspot.com/2009/05/bogus-papers-in-ieee-computational.html

    Do NOT send these criminals any money. Please send this warning on to your networks.....Bogus Papers in the IEEE Computational Complexity Conference
    Please take careful note of the information below
    about this IEEE Computational Complexity conference
    It is another FAKE IEEE conference this time on Computational Complexity.
    The organizers are academic criminals.
    Do NOT send these criminals any money. Please send this warning on to your networks.

    Many young people have been defrauded lately - and we must work together to defeat such efforts.
    Use extreme caution when applying for conferences advertised by organizations unknown to you.

    What a Shame for the IEEE Computational Complexity Conference! two new bogus papers have been accepted in the http://facweb.cs.depaul.edu/jrogers/complexity/accepted.html

    Extractors for varieties ??????????
    by Zeev Dvir !!!

    and

    Extractors for Low-Weight Affine Sources ??????? by
    Anup Rao

    The papers are absolutely fake papers.
    What a Shame for the IEEE Computational Complexity Conference!

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  7. Searching the web , i found
    the web page
    http://iaria-highsci.blogspot.com/2009/05/bogus-papers-in-ieee-computational.html

    apparently of the http://iaria-highsci.blogspot.com
    blog

    They have gathered many good cases of fake IEEE conferences
    or simply IEEE conferences, because
    almost all the IEEE Conferences are fake (bogus conferences)

    So, i would like to agree and most electrical engineers would agree with http://iaria-highsci.blogspot.com/2009/05/bogus-papers-in-ieee-computational.html

    Do NOT send these criminals any money. Please send this warning on to your networks.....Bogus Papers in the IEEE Computational Complexity Conference
    Please take careful note of the information below
    about this IEEE Computational Complexity conference
    It is another FAKE IEEE conference this time on Computational Complexity.
    The organizers are academic criminals.
    Do NOT send these criminals any money. Please send this warning on to your networks.

    Many young people have been defrauded lately - and we must work together to defeat such efforts.
    Use extreme caution when applying for conferences advertised by organizations unknown to you.

    What a Shame for the IEEE Computational Complexity Conference! two new bogus papers have been accepted in the http://facweb.cs.depaul.edu/jrogers/complexity/accepted.html

    Extractors for varieties ??????????
    by Zeev Dvir !!!

    and

    Extractors for Low-Weight Affine Sources ??????? by
    Anup Rao

    The papers are absolutely fake papers.
    What a Shame for the IEEE Computational Complexity Conference!

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  8. Dear President of the IEEE

    I am a freelance journalist who specialises in scholarly communication and in Bogus IEEE Conferences

    I understand that you are the founder of IEEE Spam System in Germany

    I have previously been in communication with Johan and Petr and asked him if we could organise an interview with you as President of IEEEfor me. However, I did not heard back from him on this matter.

    In our email exchange Petr was kind enough to address some concerns that had been raised with me by a number of researchers, who appeared to be on IEEE Spam System but do not wish to be. Despite their best efforts they had been unable to have themselves removed from your list.

    Meanwhile they were being bombarded with multiple junk emails advertizing jung stuff from IEEE.

    In an email to me of 11th May Petr assured me that two researchers I mentioned to him had been contacted by IEEE Spam System and that their names had been removed. Unfortunately at least one is still being sent unsolicited email (see below), and is very frustrated by it.

    I have also had a number of other researchers raise with me the issue of peer review in connection with IEEE Conferences.

    You provide sponsorship to anybody and many times the IEEE Conferences have accepted and published papers produced by SCIgen or are totally garbage.

    I am sure these are all misunderstandings and can be settled in an interview. I would be most grateful therefore if you could spare the time to do a telephone interview with me about IEEE Conferences (that seems to be now fake meetings) and its activities (that are commercial activities).

    Actually, I would like to ask why do you give the Name and the Logo of IEEE to many institutions and individuals that work for making money from innocent people that want to extend their CV is an easy manner.


    I look forward to hearing from you.

    As you know everything about IEEE Spamferences (always bogus and always non-reliable, of course the IEEE Transactions are very good) you must reply to us

    There are numerous minor IEEE conferences that are absolutely SCAM events, which may not be of greatest impact or quality, supposed to provide forums for younger researchers, or providing local platforms.

    The increasing number of bogus IEEE conferences in the west countries with many crappy papers and junk reports, seems to be an indication of this.

    These stupid conferences usually have mostly local attendants and sometimes they have papers and presentations in the local language, which makes it easier for local authors to submit and present.

    To me, most of these conferences look legitimate, but then there's the decidedly non-local approach, the grand über-conferences with titles that often sound like "34th intergalactic conference on science, nature, and other really complicated stuff" (maybe i should trademark that...). my personal favorite is "The 12th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics", hosted by the godfather of spamferences, NAGIB CALLAOS with the approval and sponsorship of IEEE Spam.

    I ask you:

    Why did the IEEE grant the IEEE logo and IEEE firm to Nagib Callaos for so many years.
    Had the IEEE ever seen the Proceedings of Nagib Callaos?

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  9. My name is Adalbrecht
    I discovered that in May of 2009 also two new outbreaks of fake papers appeared in IEEE:

    Please take careful note of the information below
    about this IEEE Computational Complexity conference
    It is another FAKE IEEE conference (fake IEEE spamference) this time on Computational Complexity.
    The organizers are academic criminals.
    Do NOT send these criminals any money. Please send this warning on to your networks.

    Many young people have been defrauded lately - and we must work together to defeat such efforts.
    Use extreme caution when applying for conferences advertised by organizations unknown to you.

    What a Shame for the IEEE Computational Complexity Conference! two new bogus papers have been accepted in the http://facweb.cs.depaul.edu/jrogers/complexity/accepted.html

    Extractors for varieties ??????????
    by Zeev Dvir !!!

    and

    Extractors for Low-Weight Affine Sources ??????? by
    Anup Rao

    The papers are absolutely fake papers.
    What a Shame for the IEEE Computational Complexity Spamference!

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  10. This is very interesting:
    I found it :

    http://bogusconferences.blogspot.com/2009/05/bogus-conferences-ieee-confess.html

    A letter from Evan M. Butterfield (Director of Products & Services, IEEE Computer Society10662 Los Vaqueros Circle, Los Alamitos, CA 90720714.816.2165) informed in Jan 17, 2009 the following:

    The IEEE Computer Society (CS) has evidence that multiple (IEEE) 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. See: http://bogusconferences.blogspot.com/2009/05/bogus-conferences-ieee-confess.html

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  11. Yes, I agree with the previous commenters

    See also

    http://dominore.blogspot.com/2009/05/i-am-freelance-journalist-who.html


    http://bogusconferences.blogspot.com/


    http://bogus-conferences.blogspot.com/


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

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  12. I fully agree with the previous commentors. Nobody can doubt the
    http://diehimmelistschoen.blogspot.com/
    All the material is genuine.

    Moreover the material in http://iaria-highsci.blogspot.com/ is also
    genuine
    They have letters of IEEE acceptance for quite crappy papers

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  13. The IEEE Computational Complexity Conference 2009 accepted 2 fake papers.
    So, the IEEE Computational complexity conference is on the top of the bogus conferences.

    This is one more FAKE IEEE conference (fake IEEE spamference) this time on Computational Complexity. (2009)

    The organizers are academic criminals.

    Do NOT send these criminals any money. Please send this warning on to your networks.

    Many young people have been defrauded lately - and we must work together to defeat such efforts.
    Use extreme caution when applying for conferences advertised by organizations unknown to you.

    What a Shame for the IEEE Computational Complexity Conference! two new bogus papers have been accepted in the http://facweb.cs.depaul.edu/jrogers/complexity/accepted.html

    THESE THE BOGUS PAPERS OF IEEE:

    Extractors for varieties ??????????
    by Zeev Dvir !!!

    and

    Extractors for Low-Weight Affine Sources ??????? by
    Anup Rao

    The papers are absolutely fake papers.
    What a Shame for the IEEE Computational Complexity Spamference!

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  14. the IEEE conference does not have mechanism to check the fake papers

    The IEEE give its name to some stupid organizations (in fact they are commercial companies)

    Examples IARIA, HIGHSCI, Nagib Callaos etc...

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  15. Many IEEE fake conferences are also organized in China and Japan

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  16. Many IEEE fake conferences are also organized in China and Japan

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  17. The recent IEEE Conference on Sensors accepted many fake papers.
    The worst was that they published these papers in their Proceedings

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  18. Have you heard that the IEEE conference on Sensor Networks, October 2009 in New Zeland has accepted more than 5 junk papers?

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  19. YES, I have seen the volume of the Proceedings. They published 5 fake papers.

    By the way see
    http://www.jjj.de/fake-conf.html

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  20. I have just received this Spam from IEEE
    ----------------------------------------

    Dear Colleagues,

    Le us remind you the most important informations.
    The deadline for paper submission is approaching. Please submit your paper as soon as possible to avoid congestion and server problems in the last days.

    Please check carefully if your paper submitted to the EEEIC Conference (http://eeeic.eu) does comply with the requirements (correct formatting formatting, number of pages not greater than 4, PDF IEEE Xplore compatible format).

    Please check carefully all requirements enumerated here: http://eeeic.eu/information-for-authors/ and : http://eeeic.eu/2009/09/22/ieee-pdf-express/

    All submissions must be electronic in PDF format and must follow the two-column format of IEEE Conference Proceedings. Authors are strongly recommended to use the style files available at the website. The maximum length of a manuscript is four (4) pages.
    PLEASE use the PDF converter for IEEE Conferences - PDF eXpress. To use it, please register for an IEEE PDF eXpress account with the Conference ID: eeeic10x.

    All papers not compatible with IEEE Xplore will be rejected. This is required by IEEE Xplore.



    IMPORTANT:
    For each accepted paper, at least one author must register Completed registration is required for all accepted papers and/or presentations that are to be included in conference proceedings. Without registration and payment of the registration fee, the paper will NOT be published in the proceedings!

    Best regards,


    Zbigniew Leonowicz, PhD

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  21. I never signed this and not happy to see my name here.

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  22. http://junk-conferences.blogspot.com/

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  23. Bogus Conference from IEEE A new fake IEEE conference
    From the site http://fromwillis.blogspot.com we have this information


    http://acapam.blogspot.com/

    ========================================================
    A new IEEE Pseudo-Conference ***** An IEEE fake conference *********** URGENT! Protest the Turkish Microwave Event in Illegal so-called “Eastern Mediterranean University”


    http://cyprusactionnetwork.org/microwave_protest_ieee

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  24. Fake Paper in IEEE/IFIP EUC 2010, Hong Kong, December 11-13, 2010
    Hong Kong SAR, China, December 11-13, 2010


    See this "PAPER". 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
    Session Human-Computer Interaction


    The letter of acceptance is provided

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

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  25. It is true that that IEEE has been developed into a fully commercial enterprise.
    People of IEEE shamelessly issued in exchange for a good fee,
    the trademark of IEEE and the so-called sponsorship for quite
    disreputable people like Nagib Callaos, Petre Dini and several others.

    So instead of the IEEE be limited solely to its own conferences (though
    the Central IEEE conferences themselves seem to
    face problems, since they are the target of attacks by SCIGEN fake papers
    taht have already published in their proceedings), it (IEEE) continues without
    any shame, to be sold in a variety of silly "shops", Like IARIA, HIGHSCHI.
    Recent IEEE working with the completely fake organization under the name AICIT.

    Many sites and many blogs revealed recently that AICIT is a source of "fake conferences".
    Try to google: "AICIT fake conference"

    So, the reasonable question arises: why does IEEE continue giving academic support to these fake conferences?
    and the reply is only one: Just for money, yes, money and only money is the target of IEEE
    when approves the sponsorship to the fake conferences of AICIT.

    But, Why the AICIT conferences have been ranked of so many blogs and sites as fake conferences?
    The answer is not difficult

    a) first of all AICIT has the site www.aicit.org where they do not report who is President, who is the Administration
    etc... It is like a zomby.
    b) AICIT organizes many conferences without a scientific committee. Together with their SPAM call for papers (they
    spam us by EMAIL) they call us to be members in their zomby - fake committee.
    Not one member in their "committee" exist, but they invite everybody with or without any academic qualifications
    to join them. Of course, if you report to your institute that you was member in such committee, you must be ready
    to face the taunt of your colleagues
    c) since the "scientific committee" is announced on the web after the conference or a couple of days
    before the conference, we cannot speak for acedmic review by serious scholars.
    Not one reviewer exist at any paper as a result that these events (fake conferences of AICIT) are auto-formulated
    by SPAM

    d) They have already published many fake papers.

    So, in the list of fake conferences, without any hesitation, without any doubt, add the AICIT, although
    the Creator and Sponsor of these fake conferences is IEEE.

    As a conclusion, AICIT www.aicit.org does not have any problem. They call their business AICIT today,
    and tomorrow they will rename it, maybe to AICE, or AICI, or XYZ. The main responsible
    and the great academic gilty is IEEE.
    This is the problem, the IEEE fake conference and we speak about IARIA, HIGHSCI, AICIT etc...

    Several officers of IEEE have confessed in public that they have accepted and published fake papers
    while the IEEE is a center of fake conferences. Google: "IEEE confess fake conference"

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  26. I've redacted the comment to exclude the list of names. Anonymous wrote:
    A fantastic paper (full of porn photos) is ... accepted in an IEEE Conference
    The title of the paper is "A Statistical Method For Women That Can Help Our Sexual Education " http://iaria-highsci.blogspot.com/2008/12/fantastic-paper-accepted-in-ieee.html
    It seems that IEEE knows now the incredibly great number of Bogus papers that the IEEE Proceedings contain all over the world
    More than 75% of the IEEE Sponsored, IEEE Co-Sponsored Conferences are based on Review on Abstract.
    It is a SHAME for IEEE
    In some of these conferences, some people send an abstract (more or less scientific), but the whole paper was full of porn photos.
    The Organiser Professor Dini , owner of the IARIA Company, www.iaria.org, sells Conference Publications with the name of the IEEE . Unfortunately for him, for IARIA and for IEEE, this "paper" with the naked women and other porn photos is still in the Proceedings of this IARIA Congress
    See details http://iaria-highsci.blogspot.com/2008/12/we-have-letter-of-acceptance-fantastic.html
    IEEE / IARIA sent letter of acceptance in a paper with Porn Photos and maintains it in the Proceedigns until now
    Why?
    Also, the IEEE continues selling its name and logo to the companies IARIA and HIGHSCI www.highsci.org
    The second one has approved numerous fake papers as the blog
    http://diehimmelistschoen.blogspot.com/
    proved
    We know also that these fake papers of IEEE is the reason that the Universities in India do not count in our CV the IEEE publications as important publications as in the past. Many fake IEEE conferences and many bogus IEEE proceedings! and the worst is that the central administration of the IEEE consider the IARIA, HIGHSCI, Nagib Callaos' Junk Conferences as customers from where the IEEE receives billion dollars from royalties (the bogus name of IARIA HIGHSCI, Nagib Callaos, etc... implies also bogus name for IEEE).
    In my department, I know 3 faculty members that they will not renew their membership to IEEE, because in their opinion IEEE is now a good business only.
    Look what papers the IEEE Conferences accept.:

    Another Garbage Conference of IEEE. They sent to thousand of people invitations about Gold Certificates from IEEE. Please, read!
    http://iaria-highsci.blogspot.com/2009/01/ieee-organized-garbage-conference-in.html
    However the best bogus IEEE papers can be found in http://diehimmelistschoen.blogspot.com/
    Over than 2,000,000 web pages speak for these IEEE fake papers (click)
    http://www.google.gr/search?q=software+generated+paper+accepted+ieee+conference
    From them 4500 are blog. Impressive!
    http://www.google.gr/search?q=software+generated+paper+accepted+ieee+conference

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  27. Anonymous continues:

    IEEE Racism
    Another parameter in the bad IEEE company is the so-called IEEE racism
    We live in India. Tell me, do we have the same probabilities to promote a paper in IEEE Transactions like Americans?
    Of course, not!
    Some years ago a Professor in Belgium with the name: Michel GEVERS , Prof. of Automatic Control in the Universite Catholique de Louvain, published a series of articles on the Web about
    * Racism of IEEE
    * Various Financial Frauds of IEEE Officers
    Michel Gevers was born in Antwerp, Belgium, in 1945. He obtained an Electrical Engineering degree from the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, in 1968, and a Ph.D. degree from Stanford University, California, in 1972. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Distinguished Member of the IEEE Control Systems Society, and he holds a Honorary Degree (Doctor Honoris Causa) from the University of Brussels. He has been President of the European Union Control Association (EUCA) from 1997 to 1999, and Vice President of the IEEE Control Systems Society in 2000 and 2001. In 2004, he initiated a petition against the IEEE Racism gathering more than 5000 signatures. After being IEEE Felow he removed these Web Pages.
    However the site: www.anti-plagiarism.org in its earlier version published it
    Here is the GEVER's petition before IEEE elavated him in the "IEEE Fellow rank"
    We, the undersigned, state unequivocally that discrimination on the basis of nationality or country of residence goes against the principles of an international scientific organization.
    List of Signatures of Scientists against IEEE
    Collected by Prof. Michel Gevers

    But IEEE gave him the officium of IEEE Fellow and after that Michel Gevers stopped the petition
    Number of signatures : 5585

    All these things prove how fake, how bogus and crappy is the IEEE
    Of course, in America, everything is Business and the IEEE is one more American business. Failure to cease this discrimination jeopardizes the future of the IEEE as an international organization.

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  28. A fake paper was accepted by SEDE-2011 20th International Conference on Software Engineering and Data Engineering. See http://sede-2011.blogspot.com for details.

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  29. The fake conferences is typical rule of IEEE
    One more example is the http://www.icmtconf.org/2012/
    They claim that they have:
    "Review duration: 15-20 days after submission"
    Check it http://www.icmtconf.org/2012/
    How can a serious conference with hundred of papers to make review of all these papers within 15 days?

    Our conclusion that seems to be the standard for the majority of IEEE is:

    ====================
    The IEEE conferences do not have any review. They work only for money
    Google: IEEE fake papers
    or IEEE Junk Conferences or IEEE bogus or IEEE scam

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  30. Are IARIA conferences really fake?

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  31. They are, because they are children of the fake IEEE

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  32. aLSO, MANY ACM conferences are fake because they are based on the Review on the Abstract

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  33. Fake and Commercial ACM conferenceAugust 30, 2012 at 12:48:00 PM GMT+2

    Fake and Commercial ACM conference
    Fake and Commercial ACM conference

    http://www.sigcse.org/sigcse2013/

    They have accepted in the Proceedings three fake papers. So, ACM organizes fake and junk conferences

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  34. A new fake society http://www.eurasc.org/
    Much Bogus http://www.eurasc.org/

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  35. I also believe that ACM conferences are fake. Fake, bogus conferences produces also the SIAM. ACM and SIAM have reputable journals, but their conferences are fake, because they do not have peer review and they are based only on the Review of the Abstracts. Visit their sites to check the fraud.

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  36. There are many fake conferences like WSEAS and IAENG, no peer review and the conferences publish accepted versions in journals (no peer review also).

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  37. I agree WSEAS and IAENG are well known bogus conferences. It is obvious that people at China publish lot in IAENG conferences and journals. It is usually not allowed in countries like Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden to publish in bogus conferences and journals. A viry nice presentation which is also available online "How to get Permnant Position in Academia" by Michael Schwartzbach and Anders Møller Aurhus University, Denmark clearly mentioned that the papers published in bogus conferences like WSEAS and IAENG conferences or journals have no academic credibility, because these conferences/ journals accept all papers even machine generated.

    Denmark is known as as high research profile country and universities do not allow their students to publish in fake conferences.

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  38. The IEEE confessed that many IEEE Conferences are Fake Conferences.December 4, 2012 at 1:48:00 PM GMT+1

    YOU CAN FIND THIS EMAIL OF IEEE IN SEVERAL PLACES ON THE WEB
    --------------------------------------------------------------
    The IEEE confessed that many IEEE Conferences are Fake Conferences.
    We received it from a girl that was working in IARIA's secretariat.
    IEEE Computer Society Press sent it in January 17 (2009) to all the IEEE Sponsored, Co-Sponsored Conferences as well as to conferences
    that publish their Proceedings with IEEE CS Press. It is impressive how many IEEE conferences are based on a review on the Abstract!.


    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 (IEEE) 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.

    END OF IEEE EMAIL

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  39. Lisbon, Portugal, Dec.4, 2012
    Dear Colleagues,

    I had been in a 3-days ACM (fake) Conference in Madrid. The opening of the conference was really impressive but imagine what happened in the second and third day: They closed the conference, because they have paid the hotel only for the first day. When I protested, professors of ACM told me "enough" You have your paper in a prestigious publisher, you made public relations in the first day, what else do you want? I was treated by the ACM organizers as a foreigner though I had pay 650 EUR registration fees. I have found on the web similar incidents for an IEEE conference in Singapore. So, this ACM conference was theoretically for 3 days, but practically it was only 1 day.

    Yours Sincerely

    W.M.

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  40. Google: bogus conferences IEEE

    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.

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  41. BOGUS IEEE Conferences in Mediterranean Area
    IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation conference is mock and bogus, because
    a) In their web page http://med13.du.edu/venue.php they invite you as follows.

    Minoa Palace Resort & Spa
    Platanias-Chania, Crete - GREECE
    MED'13 will be held at the Minoa Palace Resort and Spa (http://www.minoapalace.gr), a luxury five star beachside resort. The resort is situated in the cosmopolitan area of Platanias, 12km west of the picturesque town of Chania and about 30 min drive from the Chania International Airport. The resort offers majestic views of its surrounding countryside and the White Mountains. To the north, the resort enjoys panoramic views of the endless golden beach of Platanias with the shimmering sapphire blue Aegean beyond. Guests have immediate access to the sandy beach in front of the resort. For information about Chania, visit: http://www.chania.eu/tourism and for Greece, visit: http://www.gnto.gr.
    A video of the hotel and resort accommodations is available here.
    To run a conference in a Resort & Spa does not necessarily means that the conference is Bogus, but this feature in combination with b), c), d) and e) - see below-- implies that the conference is bogus and mock.

    b) The "Society" that organizes this event is the so called MEDITERRANEAN CONTROL ASSOCIATION. It is very strange that this "Association" is only one Person (actually the owner) Prof. Panos Antsaklis with academic address: University of Notre Dame, USA. So, what kind of "Mediterranean" Association is this association having the headquarters in a room in USA and what kind of Association is this having Prof. Antsaklis (always the same person) as President (in fact he is the Owner) in the recent 21 years?
    ***We tried (Google) to find other members of this kind of "Association" but we did not find anyone else. Only Antsaklis!

    c) It is also very strange that a conference in Greece collects the registration fees in USA. Note that in their web page the Registration Chairman is some Hai Lin, Assistant Professor in the University of Notre Dame just under Panos Agathoklis. How can a conference in Greece of "Mediterranean" area collect the registration fees in USA?

    d) It is also very strange that in the web page of the conference there is no mention for Registration and Registration Fees. So, they do not clear their financial requirements from the beginning, but you will learn about the registration cost at the end when a possible retraction of your paper will be impossible.

    e) After sending email to 5 members of the International Program Committee, we got the same answer: The IPC members are not aware about ... the conference.

    Conclusion: Evaluating a), b), c), d), e) we draw the conclusion that this is a bogus IEEE conference with a fake organization harming the name and the reputation of IEEE.

    From the blog: http://bogus-conferences.blogspot.com

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  42. 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.

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  43. They discovered 85 SCIgen papers in IEEE Xplore and these SCIgen fake papers exist in IEEE Explore Data base till now. Ok then. Taking into account that only the SCIgen papers (i.e. machine generated, computer generated papers) in IEEE Explore data base are 85, how many are the garbage, crappy papers in IEEE? 85000?

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  44. It is not surprize. IEEE Conferences do not have peer review. Most of them are abstract-based review publishing schemes. So, it was not difficult for Cyril Labbe and his colleague to scan all the IEEE Xplore Data base and discover more than 85 SCIgen papers. For those that they do not know SCIgen papers are papers with random text generated by a computer program.
    ACM is more cunning and sly. They do not leave the Abstracts open.
    If the same test would be applied in ACM, they would found more than 300 SCigen papers.
    ACM conferences do not have peer review. They examine only the Abstracts. So, it is natural ACM conferences to be full of SCIgen papers.

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  45. Many of the latest comments on ACM are not nuanced. I have published at several ACM conferences, and they have been peer reviewed by full paper - not abstract review as several anonymous people claim here. I know many people that serves in the PCs, and they vouch for that the PC meeting is not bogus. I cannot rule out that there are bad ACM conferences out there, but it is definitely not the rule of thumb.

    I cannot help wondering if the anonymous people here are discrediting ACM because they belong to IEEE or other competitors.

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  46. No. ACM conferences are completely nonsense. The review is based on the Abstract.
    I was in sigcse2013
    At least 3 papers in the Proceedings were of very bad quality - garbage (fake)

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