Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Fake IEEE Multiconference because a) fake Sub-conferences b) massive attacks in our computers by SPAM c) non review d) many bogus commercial profs

Here is a typical example of a Fake IEEE Multiconference

a) it is composed by numerous fake Sub-conferences
b) massive attacks in our computers by SPAM
c) non review or quite funny review (like add 2 more references and improve your english ... and pay our high registration fees of course )
d) many bogus commercial professors like Vincenzo Piuri a championer of Spam for IEEE Conferences. We cannot say that all the conferences of Vincenzo Piuri are bogus but many people that sent papers to them had never received a single line of reviewers' comments.

Vincenzo Piuri was a frequent IEEE (fake?) conferences organizer, for this reason, IEEE elevated him in IEEE Fellow lavel.

Enjoy the IEEE Spam for this Bogus Multiconference

IEEE SSCI2011 Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence

Paris (France), April 11-15, 2011

General Chair: Bernadette Bouchon-Meunier, LIP6, CNRS-University P. et M. Curie, Paris, France
Honorary chair: Vincenzo Piuri, University of Milan, Italy
Finance Chair: Piero Bonissone, General Electrics, USA
Local Arrangement Chair: Maria Rifqi, LIP6, Université Panthéon-Assas, Paris, France
Web Master: Christophe Marsala, LIP6, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
Publication Chair: Sylvie Galichet, Université de Savoie, France
Publicity Co-chairs: Pau-Choo (Julia) Chung, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan / Martine De Cock, Ghent University, Belgium / Slawo Wesolkowski, DRDC, Canada
Tutorial, Keynote and Panel Co-chairs: Marios Polycarpou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus / Ali M.S. Zalzala, Hikma Group Limited, Dubai, UAE
Secretary: Adrien Revault d'Allonnes, LIP6, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France

This international event promotes all aspects of the theory and applications of Computational Intelligence. With its hosting of over thirty technical meetings in one location, it is bound to attract lead researchers, professionals and students from around the world. Sponsored by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, the 2011 edition follows in the footsteps of the SSCI 2007 meetings held in Honolulu and of the SSCI 2009 series held in Nashville. The event will take place in the magic town of Paris.

Important dates:
Paper Submission Due: October 31, 2010
Notification to Authors: December 15, 2010
Camera-Ready Papers Due: January 15, 2011

List of Symposia and Workshops

* ADPRL 2011 Symposium on Adaptive Dynamic Programming and Reinforcement Learning
* CCMB 2011 Symposium on Computational Intelligence, Cognitive Algorithms, Mind, and Brain.
* CIASG 2011 Symposium on Computational Intelligence Applications in Smart Grid
* CIBCB 2011 Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
* CIBIM 2011 Workshop on Computational Intelligence in Biometrics and Identity Management
* CICA 2011 Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Control and Automation
* CICS 2011 Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Cyber Security
* CIDM 2011 Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Data Mining
* CIDUE 2011 Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Dynamic and Uncertain Environments
* CIFEr 2011 Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Financial Engineering & Economics
* CII 2011 Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Industry
* CIMR 2011 Workshop on Computational Intelligence for Mobile Robots: Air-, Land-, and Sea-Based
* CIMSIVP 2011 Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Multimedia, Signal and Vision Processing
* CISched 2011 Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Scheduling
* CISDA 2011 Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Security and Defence Applications
* CIVI 2011 Workshop on Computational Intelligence for Visual Intelligence
* CIVTS 2011 Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Vehicles and Transportation Systems
* CompSens 2011 Workshop on Merging Fields of Computational Intelligence and Sensor Technology
* EAIS 2011 Workshop on Evolving and Adaptive Intelligent Systems
* FOCI 2011 Symposium on Foundations of Computational Intelligence
* GEFS2011 International Workshop on Genetic and Evolutionary Fuzzy Systems
* HIMA 2011 Workshop on Hybrid Intelligent Models and Applications
* IA 2011 Symposium on Intelligent Agents
* IEEE ALIFE 2011 Symposium on Artificial Life
* MC 2011 Symposium on Memetic Computing
* MCDM 2011 Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Multicriteria Decision-Making
* OC 2011 Workshop on Organic Computing RiiSS 2011 Workshop on Robotic Intelligence in Informationally Structured Space
* SDE 2011 Symposium on Differential Evolution
* SIS 2011 Symposium on Swarm Intelligence
* T2FUZZ011 Symposium on Advances in Type-2 Fuzzy Logic Systems
* WACI 2011 Workshop on Affective Computational Intelligence

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

How many SCIgen papers must appear in IEEE Xplore Data base in order to Stop? Why do the IEEE continue giving its services to this commerce?

A pyramid spam scheme from IEEE and IEEE Sub-Shops!

From this forum we fight the absolutely trade conferences IARIA and HIGHSCI. After our posts, IEEE stopped the collaboration with IARIA, but new IEEE-sponsored and IEEE-indexed fake conferences sprang. We are the blog where everything is proved by strong documents.

We put in black list conferences only with strong proofs. We respect the conference organizers and we do not classify any conference in our black list without reviewing its proceedings. Many other sites that have collections with "fake conferences" are simply poor attempts of some conference organizers to dis-advertise other conference organizers. Be careful.

However, the following email is an unmistakably proven spam email of a FAKE CONFERENCE from "IRAST" FAKE conferences.
What is IRAST? www.irast.org
Some commercial web site that uses the name of IEEE to promote its bogus conferences. Not one name of a scientist exists in their site. There is no president, no editorial, no committee. Nothing. Nothing. Enjoy their site

Assuming that, indeed. this is a new scientific organization based in USA, as they claim in their site, then why do they run their first "conference" in Indonesia?
They have a phone number on their web. We tried repeatedly to contact them, but nobody replied.

But, the IEEE gave its name just for a commission in the conference fees. This is the demise of the IEEE.
They also have this sentence in their site (http://www.irast.org/conferences/DEIT/2011 ) as well as in their spam : "Bali is a favorite vacation destination for many nationalities."

Why do the IEEE continue selling its services to these commercial academicians?

What about the academic responsibility of IEEE?

How many SCIgen papers must appear in IEEE Xplore Data base in order to Stop these ... "academic" sponsorships and these ... "academic" collaborations in these exotic places?

Can IEEE reply to our questions?

This was their Spam:

Dear Author,
Please forward to those who may be interested. Thanks.
2011 International Conference on Data Engineering and Internet Technology (DEIT 2011)
15-17 March 2011, Bali, Indonesia
DEIT 2011 aims to bring together researchers and scientists from academia, industry, and government laboratories to present new results and identify future research directions in data engineering and internet technology.
All papers published in the DEIT 2011 proceedings will be included in the IEEE Xplore and indexed in both Ei Compendex and ISTP. DEIT 2011 has appeared in the IEEE Conferences (Conference Record # 17831, IEEE Catalog Number: CFP1113L-CDR, ISBN: 978-1-4244-8581-9).
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Data engineering
* Computational algorithms/tools: data mining and knowledge recovery, data integration,
platforms, middleware
* Database management and database technologies
* Intelligent information systems: artificial intelligence and expert systems, embedded systems
* Data engineering applications: healthcare engineering, human-computer interaction, financial
systems, and MIS
Internet technology
* Internet Infornomics: e-Learning, e-Commerce, e-Business and e-Government, e-society,
globalization of information society
* Internet security: biometrics, boundary issues, broadband access technologies
* Internet data management: case studies, monitoring and analysis, digital libraries
* Web data engineering including search, crawling, data grids, data aspects of
cloud computing, web-based application
* Other topics like mobile/wireless computing, modeling with UML, parallel and distributed
computing, hardware and software, internet architecture...
Bali is a favorite vacation destination for many nationalities. Bali's natural attractions include miles of sandy beaches (many are well-known amongst surfers), picturesque rice terraces, towering active volcanoes over 3,000 meters (10,000 ft.) high, fast flowing rivers, deep ravines, pristine crater lakes, sacred caves, and lush tropical forests full of exotic wildlife. The island's rich cultural heritage is visible everywhere - in over 20,000 temples and palaces, in many colorful festivals and ceremonies, in drama, music, and dance. You can experience Bali on many different excursions and guided tours by coach, private car or "Big Bike", by boat or by air plane. Come to Bali enjoying the beautiful environment and life here.
Conference Contact:
Conference Schedule:
Paper Submission Deadline: 15 September 2010
Review Notification: 15 November 2010
Author Registration / Final Papers Deadline: 15 December 2010

Monday, 16 August 2010

Plagiarism Lines Blur for Students in Digital Age

From the site ,
we read

Plagiarism Lines Blur for Students in Digital Age

At Rhode Island College, a freshman copied and pasted from a Web site’s frequently asked questions page about homelessness — and did not think he needed to credit a source in his assignment because the page did not include author informatio

At DePaul University, the tip-off to one student’s copying was the purple shade of several paragraphs he had lifted from the Web; when confronted by a writing tutor his professor had sent him to, he was not defensive — he just wanted to know how to change purple text to black.

And at the University of Maryland, a student reprimanded for copying fromWikipedia in a paper on the Great Depression said he thought its entries — unsigned and collectively written — did not need to be credited since they counted, essentially, as common knowledge.

Professors used to deal with plagiarism by admonishing students to give credit to others and to follow the style guide for citations, and pretty much left it at that.

But these cases — typical ones, according to writing tutors and officials responsible for discipline at the three schools who described the plagiarism — suggest that many students simply do not grasp that using words they did not write is a serious misdeed.

It is a disconnect that is growing in the Internet age as concepts of intellectual property, copyright and originality are under assault in the unbridled exchange of online information, say educators who study plagiarism.

Digital technology makes copying and pasting easy, of course. But that is the least of it. The Internet may also be redefining how students — who came of age with music file-sharing,Wikipedia and Web-linking — understand the concept of authorship and the singularity of any text or image.

“Now we have a whole generation of students who’ve grown up with information that just seems to be hanging out there in cyberspace and doesn’t seem to have an author,” said Teresa Fishman, director of the Center for Academic Integrity at Clemson University. “It’s possible to believe this information is just out there for anyone to take.”

Professors who have studied plagiarism do not try to excuse it — many are champions of academic honesty on their campuses — but rather try to understand why it is so widespread.

In surveys from 2006 to 2010 by Donald L. McCabe, a co-founder of the Center for Academic Integrity and a business professor atRutgers University, about 40 percent of 14,000 undergraduates admitted to copying a few sentences in written assignments.

Perhaps more significant, the number who believed that copying from the Web constitutes “serious cheating” is declining — to 29 percent on average in recent surveys from 34 percent earlier in the decade.

Sarah Brookover, a senior at the Rutgers campus in Camden, N.J., said many of her classmates blithely cut and paste without attribution.

“This generation has always existed in a world where media and intellectual property don’t have the same gravity,” said Ms. Brookover, who at 31 is older than most undergraduates. “When you’re sitting at your computer, it’s the same machine you’ve downloaded music with, possibly illegally, the same machine you streamed videos for free that showed onHBOlast night.”

Ms. Brookover, who works at the campus library, has pondered the differences between researching in the stacks and online. “Because you’re not walking into a library, you’re not physically holding the article, which takes you closer to ‘this doesn’t belong to me,’ ” she said. Online, “everything can belong to you really easily.”

A University of Notre Dame anthropologist, Susan D. Blum, disturbed by the high rates of reported plagiarism, set out to understand how students view authorship and the written word, or “texts” in Ms. Blum’s academic language.

She conducted her ethnographic research among 234 Notre Dame undergraduates. “Today’s students stand at the crossroads of a new way of conceiving texts and the people who create them and who quote them,” she wrote last year in the book “My Word!: Plagiarism and College Culture,” published by Cornell University Press.

Ms. Blum argued that student writing exhibits some of the same qualities of pastiche that drive other creative endeavors today — TV shows that constantly reference other shows or rap music that samples from earlier songs.

In an interview, she said the idea of an author whose singular effort creates an original work is rooted in Enlightenment ideas of the individual. It is buttressed by the Western concept of intellectual property rights as secured by copyright law. But both traditions are being challenged.

“Our notion of authorship and originality was born, it flourished, and it may be waning,” Ms. Blum said.

She contends that undergraduates are less interested in cultivating a unique and authentic identity — as their 1960s counterparts were — than in trying on many different personas, which the Web enables with social networking.

“If you are not so worried about presenting yourself as absolutely unique, then it’s O.K. if you say other people’s words, it’s O.K. if you say things you don’t believe, it’s O.K. if you write papers you couldn’t care less about because they accomplish the task, which is turning something in and getting a grade,” Ms. Blum said, voicing student attitudes. “And it’s O.K. if you put words out there without getting any credit.”

The notion that there might be a new model young person, who freely borrows from the vortex of information to mash up a new creative work, fueled a brief brouhaha earlier this year with Helene Hegemann, a German teenager whose best-selling novel about Berlin club life turned out to include passages lifted from others.


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