Sunday, 17 May 2009

DO NOT send these criminals any money. Send this warning on to your networks.....Bogus Papers in the IEEE Computational Complexity Spamference

IEEE SPAM and IEEE SPAMferences

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!

32 comments:

  1. I use to receive unsolicited SPAM from this Conference
    I found that the Organizer is some guy HAMID ARABNIA. What do you think is it a bogus conference also or not?

    See:

    Call For Papers - Deadline: May 27, 2009
    and
    Call For Participation - Deadline: June 24, 2009

    WORLDCOMP'09
    The 2009 World Congress in Computer Science,
    Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing

    Date and Location: July 13-16, 2009, Las Vegas, USA
    http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/


    Indexing: Inspec / IET / The Institute for Engineering and Technology,
    DBLP / CS Bibliography, and others.

    Please see below for "SUBMISSION OF PAPERS" if you wish to submit
    a paper for publication consideration.

    Please see below for "ATTENDEE PARTICIPATION" if you wish to just
    attend the conference (ie, not as a speaker/author).

    WORLDCOMP'09 is composed of a number of tracks (joint-conferences,
    tutorials, and workshops); all will be held simultaneously, same
    location and dates: July 13-16, 2009. For the complete list of
    joint conferences, tutorials, keynotes, see:
    http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/

    LIST OF CONFERENCES:

    o BIOCOMP'09: International Conf. on Bioinformatics &
    Computational Biology
    o CDES'09: International Conf. on Computer Design
    o CGVR'09: International Conf. on Computer Graphics & Virtual
    Reality
    o CSC'09: International Conf. on Scientific Computing
    o DMIN'09: International Conf. on Data Mining
    o EEE'09: International Conf. on e-Learning, e-Business,
    Enterprise Information Systems, & e-Government
    o ERSA'09: International Conf. on Engineering of Reconfigurable
    Systems and Algorithms
    o ESA'09: International Conf. on Embedded Systems & Applications
    o FCS'09: International Conf. on Foundations of Computer Science
    o FECS'09: International Conf. on Frontiers in Education: Computer
    Science & Computer Engineering
    o GCA'09: International Conf. on Grid Computing & Applications
    o GEM'09: International Conf. on Genetic & Evolutionary Methods
    o ICAI'09: International Conf. on Artificial Intelligence
    o ICOMP'09: International Conf. on Internet Computing
    o ICWN'09: International Conf. on Wireless Networks
    o IKE'09: International Conf. on Information & Knowledge
    Engineering
    o IPCV'09: International Conf. on Image Processing, Computer
    Vision, & Pattern Recognition
    o MSV'09: International Conf. on Modeling, Simulation &
    Visualization Methods
    o PDPTA'09: International Conf. on Parallel and Distributed
    Processing Techniques & Applications
    o SAM'09: International Conf. on Security and Management
    o SERP'09: International Conf. on Software Engineering Research
    and Practice
    o SWWS'09: International Conf. on Semantic Web and Web Services

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  2. Today I got a wonderful email read as follows:
    (All those who are against scams, forward this post to related and relevant websites/blogs/forums.)

    -------------------------------------------------
    Dear Researcher,

    We have seen your profile on researchgate.net and we pleased to request you to hold the position of Reviewer in the International Journal of Computer Vision and Multimedia.

    The International Journal of Computer Vision and Multimedia is a scholarly peer-reviewed international scientific journal published monthly, focusing on theories, methods, algorithms, and applications in computer vision and multimedia. It provide a high profile, leading edge forum for academic researchers, industrial professionals, engineers, consultants, managers, educators and policy makers working in the field to contribute and disseminate innovative new work on computer vision and multimedia.

    More information can be obtained from the official website:
    http://ijcvms.org

    You can register using this link. Registration is free!
    http://ijcvms.org/index.php/cvms/user/register
    Reviewers are also requested to send their CV to editor@ijcvms.org.

    Researchers holding a PhD can also apply to be part of the editorial team.

    We hope to hear from you very soon.

    Maria Hollingsworth
    Journal Manager
    --------------------------------------------------

    These people are real academic criminals trying to make money out of researchers! They set up a fake journal, populate it with some people's name and release CFP and ultimately their hands goes down to your pocket when it comes to register your papers!! They downloaded OJS which is an open source easily installed app, 10 mins configuration and they are done!

    The funny thing is that this guy happen to send me the email from his gmail a\c and just before that I guess he configured his GMail to use the "Send Mail As" option to make it as if the mail comes from the journal domain name host. I simply extracted the header of the mail and got the following:

    --------------------------------------------------
    Delivered-To: {my email add here}
    Received: by 10.115.110.15 with SMTP id n15cs31538wam;
    Wed, 23 Sep 2009 05:28:13 -0700 (PDT)
    Return-Path: sameer.pudaruth@gmail.com
    Received-SPF: pass (google.com: domain of sameer.pudaruth@gmail.com designates 10.90.22.29 as permitted sender) client-ip=10.90.22.29;
    -google-sender-auth:message-id:subject:from:content-type;
    .............
    ............
    Sender: sameer.pudaruth@gmail.com
    Received: by 10.90.22.29 with SMTP id 29mt2033275agv.25.1253708890810; Wed, 23
    Sep 2009 05:28:10 -0700 (PDT)
    Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 04:28:10 -0800
    X-Google-Sender-Auth: 2dd18ebcc2b231bd
    Message-ID: eb09cd250909230528v3aebcbbcmdc5290b1e6633908@mail.gmail.com
    Subject: Request for joining the International Journal of Computer Vision and
    Multimedia Services as Reviewer
    From: International Journal of Computer Vision and Multimedia Services maria@ijcvms.org
    ..............
    --------------------------------------------------

    sameer.pudaruth@gmail.com is sending the fake emails and also violating someone else identity (thats identity theft), that of Maria Hollingsworth who claims to be the Journal Manager!

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  3. The IJCSI is a very serious journal with full peer review. Petre Dini must be ashamed for his behaviour.

    On the other hand, 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.....

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  4. All these journals are good journals and are not expensive, there is a market and need for high quality as well as average quality papers. Most of these journals have similar objectives and they were set up during the same period.

    https://sites.google.com/site/ijcsorg/home

    http://www.ijcns.org/

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

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

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

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

    http://www.enggjournals.com/ijcse/

    The people editors and reviewers spend time and energy to do their work and if they earn some bucks then, what is the harm.

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  5. The WORLDCOMP Conference is excellent and does not have any relation with Fake Conferences.
    It was my pleasure to met, for example, Professor Lotfi Zadeh and many other important speakers at WorldComp 2010, LV last week. I am so impressed with the contributions towards various technology field.
    I am also surprise to know the existing implications of Fuzzy Logic. My paper is about cloud computing trust where I am using Dirichlet process mainly for calculating trust. Me and my professor Dr. Wang was thinking to compare results derived from Dirichlet process with Fuzzy logic also.

    The advise of Prof. Lotfi Zadeh may help me of my carrier for rest of my life. Currently I am working at Georgia Institute of Technology and also a Master student of Southern Polytechnic State University, GA. My thesis regarding cloud computing is under Dr. Ju An Wang from Southern Poly.
    Regards,


    Rajib Joshi-Acharya
    Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    777 Atlantic Drive
    Atlanta, GA 30332-0250
    Phone: 404-894-6409
    Fax: 404-894-4641
    Email: rajib.acharya@ece.gatech.edu
    www.ece.gatech.edu/~rajib

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  6. Fake? WORLDCOMP? What does WORLDCOMP stand for?

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  7. I found something in the URL:
    http://sci.tech-archive.net/Archive/sci.stat.math/2007-07/msg00020.html



    Is the WORLDCOMP conference a fake? After having just returned from the WORLDCOMP'07 conference, I'm still undecided. Some of the sessions I went to were indeed of very low quality (non-academic and just plain nonsense), many seemed to lack substance but a few were quite good.
    What really puzzles me is that the conference sponsor list includes MIT, Harvard and Google. Would they risk having their names associated with a fake conference???
    .

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  8. On the other hand one can see

    http://ca.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090604175855AAbHk7K

    They write:

    Looks genuine to me. It is sponsored by major universities, and professors from highly respected universities are delivering tutorials etc. There were past events as well in 07 and 08, so why would it be fake?

    If you really want to make sure that it is genuine, why not email one of the presenters and ask them about it. This will reassure you.

    Hope this helps.

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  9. Unfortunately many IEEE conferences are Junk conferences organized by fake societies like IARIA, HIGHSCHI,

    See http://netdriver.blogspot.com

    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...
    MORE: http://netdriver.blogspot.com


    http://academic-spam.blogspot.com

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  10. Now they have also IRAST, AICIT and http://www.grs-association.org/icrs2010/contact.htm

    All these criminals that are behind the sites of

    IRAST, AICIT and http://www.grs-association.org/icrs2010/contact.htm

    advertize and promote their fake conferences using IEEE and claiming that the proceedings will be published in IEEE Xplore Data Base .

    The IEEEXPLORE has published many fake papers.
    Some of them are online now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. Many faKE PApers from the IEEE. Yes I agree
    Lokk in the internet FAKE IEEE PAPERS

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  12. See this

    From: Gleniffer
    Date: Mon, 02 Jul 2007 05:27:45 EDT
    Is the WORLDCOMP conference a fake? After having just returned from the WORLDCOMP'07 conference, I'm still undecided. Some of the sessions I went to were indeed of very low quality (non-academic and just plain nonsense), many seemed to lack substance but a few were quite good.
    What really puzzles me is that the conference sponsor list includes MIT, Harvard and Google. Would they risk having their names associated with a fake conference??

    http://sci.tech-archive.net/Archive/sci.stat.math/2007-07/msg00020.html

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  13. Is WORLDCOMP a fake conference?
    Their unsolicited emails prove that WORLDCOMP conference is fake.
    I do not want to claim that this is a fake conference. Can you help me?

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  14. I agree that most of the IEEE conferences in Europe and Asia are fake conferences, because they are not organized by the IEEE itself. IARIA, ICSIT, IRAST, AICIT, this site: http://www.grs-association.org/icrs2010/contact.htm
    and many many others are fake IEEE conferences
    I wonder if WORLDCOMP (do not use IEEE cosponsorship) is a fake conference. For all the conferences with technical co-sponsorship from IEEE, IARIA, ICSIT, IRAST, AICIT, this site: http://www.grs-association.org/icrs2010/contact.htm
    I AM SURE THAT THEY ARE
    fake conferences, bogus meetings with numerus junk articles

    A clever way to make money!!!!!!!

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  15. I hope that somebdy is interested in continuing my discussion

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  16. Hello,

    If you didn't know already, WORLDCOMP is the world's biggest fake conference (ie., bogus conference) in computer science : http://copy-shake-paste.blogspot.com/2012/02/fake-conference-worldcomp.html . The next WORLDCOMP, the 2012 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing (consists of more than twenty different conferences), July 16-19, 2012, USA, is organized by Prof. Hamid Arabnia from the University of Georgia, USA. He has been running this fake conference business (registration fee collection is the primary goal) for over a decade by accepting almost all submitted papers without any review.

    If the previous link didn't work for any reason, please visit http://sites.google.com/site/worlddump1 .

    A very brief version of FCS'11 (it is part of WORLDCOMP) is at http://compilers.iecc.com/comparch/article/11-01-119 . This link has also information about telephone threats to the person who investigated and revealed the fakeness of WORLDCOMP.

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  17. If you didn't know already, WORLDCOMP is the world's biggest fake conference (ie., bogus conference) in computer science : http://copy-shake-paste.blogspot.com/2012/02/fake-conference-worldcomp.html . The next WORLDCOMP, the 2012 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing (consists of more than twenty different conferences), July 16-19, 2012, USA, is organized by Prof. Hamid Arabnia from the University of Georgia, USA. He has been running this fake conference business (registration fee collection is the primary goal) for over a decade by accepting almost all submitted papers without any review.

    If the previous link didn't work for any reason, please visit http://sites.google.com/site/worlddump1 .

    A very brief version of FCS'11 (it is part of WORLDCOMP) is at http://compilers.iecc.com/comparch/article/11-01-119 . This link has also information about telephone threats to the person who investigated and revealed the fakeness of WORLDCOMP.

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  18. Hamid Arabnia = Academic Criminal24 February 2012 at 06:26

    QUESTIONS FOR HAMID ARABNIA:


    (Question 1) WORLDCOMP PC member’s claim: “Disclosure: WORLDCOMP has
    provided full financial support…”
    Our comment: A person capable of running a major fake conference
    WORLDCOMP for over a decade and collected millions of dollars is
    obviously capable of bringing “some” people to speak on his behalf
    claiming that they have received financial support, etc. We ask Hamid
    Arabnia to release financial documents (see below).


    (Question 2) WORLDCOMP PC member’s claim: “Papers that are already
    accepted and uploaded to the publication web site are mainly checked
    for typesetting, ...”.
    Our comment: The website of WORLDCOMP 2010 states “the final papers
    will be reviewed by one member of the program committee”. As we all
    know, review is not checking typesetting. A review is far more than
    checking the typesetting! Typesetting can be done by a clerk or by an
    office assistant or by a high-school student but a review can only be
    done by an expert in that field. It is shame that WORLDCOMP didn’t
    know this basic difference. It is also shame that review and
    typesetting are the same in WORLDCOMP.

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  19. Hamid Arabnia = Academic Criminal24 February 2012 at 06:27

    Question 3) WORLDCOMP PC member’s claim: “The coordinator's job has
    always been to receive the decisions on submitted papers from the
    track chairs; each of these track chairs has his/her own evaluation
    committees.”
    Our comment: As long as there were no problems (i.e., as long as fake
    papers were not identified), the WORLDCOMP’s credit goes to Hamid
    Arabnia. Note that Hamid Arabnia’s name is listed as the primary
    editor of most of the WORLDCOMP proceedings, including the proceedings
    in which the fake papers are published (you can check this at DBLP).
    If a problem is identified (ie, if fake papers are identified) then
    Hamid Arabnia put the blame on the so called “track chairs” and try to
    escape. What a clever (fake) strategy for escaping? If the so called
    “track chairs” were responsible for the review process, why didn’t
    Hamid Arabnia put the “track chairs” names as the editors of the
    proceedings in which the fake papers were published (see DBLP)?

    We ask Hamid Arabnia to release the names and affiliations of the
    track chairs in which the fake papers are published [personal attack redacted]. Also, we ask him to release the names of all track chairs of all conferences.

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  20. Hamid Arabnia = Academic Criminal24 February 2012 at 06:28

    (Question 4) WORLDCOMP PC member’s claim: “After the two papers were
    accepted (one in 2010 and one in 2011), the fake author then created
    new papers by replacing the second half of each paper with other
    papers. They uploaded these "revised" papers to the publication web
    site.”
    Our comment: Can you prove this? Stop faking about fake papers! How
    the two papers were accepted at the first place?

    Both fake papers were published in 2010 proceedings of WORLDCOMP only:
    not in 2011 as the “PC member” claimed.

    Assume that the fake papers are not really fake but plagiarized (this
    is what the “PC member” suggested). Note that the fake/plagiarized
    papers were copied from original research papers that were published
    several years back [in 2004, 2005, and 2007], ie., the technology in
    the original research papers is outdated (or well referenced or
    well-known) to all experts by 2010. How WORLDCOMP accepted the
    outdated technology papers again in 2010? This proves that there was
    no review in WORLDCOMP.

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  21. Hamid Arabnia = Academic Criminal24 February 2012 at 06:30

    Also the original research papers are published in very reputed events
    [IJCAI, ACM SIGMOD, VLDB], means, any expert reviewer can easily catch
    if the fake/plagiarized papers are submitted/prepared from the content
    of the original research papers. However, WOLRDCOMP didn’t catch these
    fake/plagiarized papers. This once again proves that there was no
    experts in WORLDCOMP. There were only typesetting checkers at
    WORLDCOMP.

    Was there any policy in WORLDCOMP that permits plagiarized papers for
    submission and acceptance? If the answer is NO then how these
    plagiarized papers are accepted at WORLDCOMP?

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  22. Hamid Arabnia = Academic Criminal24 February 2012 at 06:34

    (Question 5) The WORLDCOMP 2010 website states “Full papers will be
    evaluated for originality, significance, clarity, impact, and
    soundness. Each paper will be refereed by two experts in the field who
    are independent of the conference program committee. The referees'
    evaluations will then be reviewed by one member of the program
    committee who will recommend a decision to the chair of the track that
    the paper has been submitted to. The chair will make the final
    decision. Lastly, the final papers will be reviewed by one member of
    the program committee”. It is shameful that Hamid Arabnia selected
    such [derogatory terms removed] track chairs (or experts) who accepted the fake or plagiarized papers. This scenario clearly shows that Hamid
    Arabnia randomly selected the track chairs (if at all there was any
    such selection, if at all there were any track chairs really
    existing!) to run the conference somehow. Why didn’t Hamid Arabnia
    select qualified researchers as track chairs (despite Hamid Arabnia’s
    ten plus years experience in this business)? This shows that Hamid
    Arabnia didn’t care about the technical quality of the track chairs
    (or experts), papers and reviews but he cared about the registration
    fee only.

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  23. Hamid Arabnia = Academic Criminal24 February 2012 at 06:35

    (Question 6) Why didn’t Hamid Arabnia already published the names and
    affiliations of all the reviewers (not just the program committee
    members) on WORLDCOMP website and in the proceedings? Why reviewers’
    names are kept in secret? Is it because there were no reviewers
    (except typesetting checkers)?


    (Question 7) How many reviewers were there and who are they? How many
    papers each reviewer has reviewed on average? What software did
    WORLDCOMP use for review process (for example, easychair)? How the
    reviewers communicated with the program committee members? What is
    Hamid Arabnia’s role? We ask him to list the program committee
    members’ details who did the final reviews of all papers? How many
    papers each program committee member reviewed? Why two reviewers and
    one program committee member (per paper) failed to identify the fake
    papers or plagiarized papers prepared from well-known sources (such as
    IJCAI, VLDB, ACM SIGMOD)?

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  24. Hamid Arabnia = Academic Criminal24 February 2012 at 06:35

    (Question 8) We ask Hamid Arabnia to release the notarized documents
    of registration fee accounts and expense reports of all the WORLDCOMP
    conferences to the public? With whom Hamid Arabnia shared these
    account details, apart from his family members?


    (Question 9) We ask Hamid Arabnia to release all the rejected papers
    (you can mask personal/identifiable details) and list of all reviews
    (two reviews per paper) to the public? We ask him to release the
    reviews of all accepted papers (you can mask personal/identifiable
    details).


    (Question 10) Finally and most importantly, we ask Hamid Arabnia to
    confirm that there are no more accepted or published fake papers
    (except these two fake papers that are already revealed) in any
    conference of WORLDCOMP?

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  25. Hamid Arabnia = Academic Criminal24 February 2012 at 06:36

    (Question 11) What is the relation between Hamid Arabnia and the guy
    who is threatening
    (http://compilers.iecc.com/comparch/article/11-01-119 ) John (who
    first revealed the fakeness of WORLDCOMP). Why didn’t Hamid Arabnia or
    anyone from WORLDCOMP directly (by email or phone) argued with John
    and try to prove that WORLDCOMP is not fake? Is it because Hamid
    Arabnia long back know that their conference is fake?


    We ask Hamid Arabnia to answer the above questions completely in the
    next ten days. We ask the “PC member” to convey this matter to Hamid
    Arabnia. In fact, we suspect Hamid Arabnia has prepared and posted
    these comments disguising as a “PC member” OR the “PC member” prepared
    and posted these comments with the help/direction of Hamid Arabnia.
    Refer to the comments “The coordinator's job has always been to
    receive the decisions on submitted papers from the track chairs; each
    of these track chairs has his/her own evaluation committees.”, which
    are specific duties of the coordinator [Hamid Arabnia]. Only the
    coordinator knows what his complete role was in a specific conference
    in 2010.

    We have more questions if Hamid Arabnia is ready to answer.

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  26. I wish to share my honest experience with WORLDCOMP.

    I was a Ph.D. student in Asia few years back. My university
    requirement was that I (the student) should publish two papers in
    order to submit the synopsis and thesis (dissertation). One of my
    friends informed me that WORLDCOMP gives guaranteed acceptance and he
    also recently got his Ph.D. by publishing in WORLDCOMP. I submitted my
    first paper to WORLDCOMP and I was thrilled when I received my
    acceptance without modifications from Professor Hamid Arabnia. I
    submitted the same paper simultaneously to a conference in my country.
    They accepted it as a border line paper with mandatory major
    revisions. I submitted the final paper to WORLDCOMP although the fee
    is almost ten times more than the local conference fee. There was
    another reason also for the submission to WORLDCOMP over local
    conference: in my university, if you have a paper in USA conference
    (particularly in a major conference like WORLDCOMP), they consider it
    as a big credit than publishing in a local conference.

    I requested Professor Hamid Arabnia for a fee waiver. He informed me
    that my country is not listed as backward/poor country in his list and
    he informed that he consider fee waiver only for people from
    backward/poor countries. Still I don’t know what is Professor Hamid
    Arabnia’s definition of backwardness (because my country is one of the
    poorest countries in Asia). I paid the registration fee with the money
    of my father and relatives. A state government agency in my country
    sponsored part of my trip to Las Vegas and I managed the rest of the
    money by collecting donations from my university faculty and local
    rich people. The news of my trip to USA and participation in WORLDCOMP
    was published in local news papers in my hometown (it is a village)
    and this news spread like a wild fire. My home town people started
    treating me like a hero.

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  27. from Asia (SECOND PART)24 February 2012 at 06:39

    continued---
    ---------------------------------
    I enjoyed the casinos in Las Vegas. I liked the conference banquet
    (dinner). Although I was at the venue, I didn’t present my paper in
    WORLDCOMP because there was no one to invite me in my session and
    there was no one to listen to my speech also. I noticed that few other
    sessions were barely running with few attendees. It looks many
    attendees came there just to see Las Vegas. However, I received a
    presentation certificate from Professor Hamid Arabnia: without this
    certificate, I have to pay back the money I received from my state
    government agency for my travel. During WORLDCOMP, I met Professor
    Hamid Arabnia. He offered me to use his name as my thesis external
    examiner (in my university, one copy of the thesis should go to a
    foreign (ie, external) examiner for evaluation and another copy goes
    to a local examiner in the country) and he offered me to provide a
    reference letter for my jobs.

    I met more than ten people from my country and nearby countries and we
    instantly became friends and we really enjoyed watching Las Vegas.
    When I enquired individually, all these friends informed me that their
    papers were also accepted without modifications in WORLDCOMP. They
    were feeling proud because they were thinking that their research was
    great (and that’s why the papers were accepted without modifications).
    But now I understand the bitter truth behind this: there was no review
    in WORLDCOMP.

    I submitted my second paper next year to WORLDCOMP again. Again, it
    got accepted without changes but the same paper was rejected in a
    symposium held at one of the best institutes in my country. I never
    revealed this rejection matter to my Ph.D. supervisor (guide) because
    I never get my Ph.D. otherwise. This time, my supervisor paid the
    registration fee to WORLDCOMP and gathered funds from several agencies
    in my country and he attended WORLDCOMP. My supervisor felt very happy
    with me because my paper helped him to visit USA. Soon after his
    return, I submitted my thesis while my supervisor was still in good
    mood with Las Vegas memories. I think (but I have confirmation)
    Professor Hamid Arabnia was my thesis external examiner because we
    included his name in the external examiners’ panel and he wrote good
    comments about my thesis. During my Ph.D. defense, the thesis
    committee asked for the reviews of my research papers published in
    WORLDCOMP. I lied saying that I lost them (the truth is that WORLDCOMP
    never sent me any reviews) but I have shown the 2nd page of the
    conference proceedings (ie., “Forward” written by Professor Hamid
    Arabnia). In the “Foreword”, Professor Hamid Arabnia mentioned that
    each paper was reviewed by two experts and the overall acceptance rate
    was around 30% or so. The defense committee was satisfied with these
    details and finally I got my Ph.D.

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  28. From Asia (THIRD PART)24 February 2012 at 06:40

    Now I am in the USA, working in a company as a programmer (thanks to
    IT industry). My Ph.D. degree helped me to come to USA and I know that
    it will not help me to get a research oriented job because still I
    don’t know how to do good research.

    Few days back a student from my university contacted me to help
    financially with his USA travel to attend WORLDCOMP. Then I searched
    internet for WORLDCOMP and watched these discussions about WORLDCOMP
    and fake papers. The student is assuming that his paper (which he is
    planning to submit to WORLDCOMP 2012) will be accepted at WORLDCOMP
    (that is the reason why he is thinking about travel money now itself).
    This is the impression of many people in my native place about
    WORLDCOMP: 100% acceptance. I am sorry to Professor Hamid Arabnia to
    say this. I discouraged the student from WORLDCOMP submission (I am
    not sure if he listen to me) and still I will help him financially if
    the paper is accepted in a good conference but not in WORLDCOMP.

    I know that both of my research papers published in WORLDCOMP are
    almost worthless technically. I know that I wasted/cheated a lot of my
    time (doing useless Ph.D.) and wasted a lot of resources of my
    university and country to get my Ph.D. I am sorry for this. I would
    like to correct some of my mistakes by sharing these experiences with
    you and other people and by not using/claiming my Ph.D. anywhere. For
    me, it seems Professor Hamid Arabnia is also cheating the researchers
    for registration fee, in the same way I did earlier. Hope he also
    accepts his mistakes one day.

    I hope my message is clear to all the authors who wish to submit
    papers to WORLDCOMP: please do not do the same mistakes I have done.

    I have a request to Professor Hamid Arabnia: please conduct a rigorous
    review without which the world will soon be filled up with Ph.D.
    degree holders (like me) who do not know how to do research. Primarily
    due to WORLDCOMP, a generation of researchers has started, in places
    like my university, who are incapable of doing any research and are
    spoiling the whole country.

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  29. Hello,

    I think you should not miss reading this VERY IMPORTANT information at http://sites.google.com/site/worlddump1 about fake conference, if you have any plans to submit a paper to the 2012 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing (WORLDCOMP 2012: consists of more than twenty different conferences), July 16-19, 2012, USA, organized by Prof. Hamid Arabnia from University of Georgia, USA.

    If the previous link didn't work for any reason, a very brief version about FCS'11 (part of WORLDCOMP) is at http://compilers.iecc.com/comparch/article/11-01-119



    Sincerely,
    Dean Forbes

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  30. I had 3 papers in WORLDCOMP 2009. Believe in one of them I described a Software running in Windows XP that I had never programmed in any PC. I wanted the publications for taking a promotion in the University. Hamid Arabni sent me "congratulations" for all these papers without review of course. Believe me, that my assistants in my laboratory were laughing at that when browsing the Proceedings. I described an imaginary software that was not implemented in practice. With little help from PHOTOSHOP I made some "screens" but they were absolutely zero. This is the quality of Arabnia's conferences but also of many conferences of IEEE, because there are people like Hamid Arabnia that take the logotype and name of IEEE by paying to IEEE some royalties and these IEEE conferences are fake. There is a general problem with the majority of IEEE conferences that are fake.

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  31. A new fake IEEE Conference has been identified by some colleagues
    http://ieee-bogus.blogspot.com/

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  32. To:
    The President and Provost of University of Georgia,


    Everyone knows that WORLDCOMP run by Prof. Hamid Arabnia from UGA is fake/bogus/scam/sham. He is using UGA name on the fake conference website http://www.worldacademyofscience.org/worldcomp12/ws/contact He did this in 2012 and is now doing it again in 2013.

    See https://sites.google.com/site/worlddump1 for WORLDCOMP fakeness details.

    Did you read the heart breaking story http://www.bioinformatics.org/pipermail/bbb/2013-February/005254.html in which the African student mentioned ?I was attracted by the keynote speakers, sponsors, tutorials, and University of Georgia name at WORLDCOMP website. Now I feel that I made a very critical mistake by submitting to WORLDCOMP.? UGA is obligated to respond to this student because UGA name is used (without any disclaimer) on WORLDCOMP website.

    How did you allow Hamid Arabnia to use UGA logo and email at this message http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.comp.ai.weka/30098 ? (click on ?headers? at top right of this webpage to see the UGA email address of Hamid Arabnia).



    If WORLDCOMP is genuine then why Hamid Arabnia is not responding completely to the open challenge in Section 6 at https://sites.google.com/site/dumpconf ? We ask UGA to respond to this challenge because UGA name is sued in the website and proceedings of the fake conference WORLDCOMP for over 10 years. Prove that UGA has ethical values by responding to the challenge.

    Are you feeling proud of what Hamid Arabnia is doing? Why are you keeping quiet and let him use UGA name on the fake conference website (it is clearly proved that WORLDCOMP is not at all a professional activity but simply a moneymaking activity). Tomorrow, if Hamid Arabnia starts a gambling business or a prostitute business (giving an excuse that he is investigating computer applications in these fields), do you allow him to use UGA name on them also? What is UGA?s policy on using UGA?s name on personal businesses such as WORLDCOMP websites? If you cannot control this (ie., if you cannot control Hamid Arabnia from using UGA name anywhere on WORLDCOMP 2013 website), you should resign from UGA administrative positions rather than letting UGA reputation drained.

    Sincerely
    Nancy

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