Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Caution: IEEE A collection of fake IEEE conferences sent us this unsolicited spam email. Every day, every moment a new bogus IEEE conference appears.

A collection of fake IEEE conferences sent us this unsolicited spam email. Every day, every moment a new bogus IEEE conference appears. Why does IEEE have this outrageous behaviour? Why didn't IEEE control its publications? Recently, IEEExplore erased 1100 conference proceedings because they were found to be bogus (fake).
This is the confession of 1100 IEEE bogus conferences here in the server ofIEEE http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/author_form.html


A typical example of an IEEE bogus event is this:

CALL FOR PAPERS


2012 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems
(FedCSIS)

Wroclaw, Poland, 9 - 12 September 2012

http://www.fedcsis.org *** [Caution: IEEE bogus event] ***

We would like to cordially invite you to consider contributing a paper
to the FedCSIS 2012 – a flagship international multi-conference of
the Polish Information Processing Society (PTI), organized in
cooperation with the IEEE Region 8 (Europe, Middle East and Africa),
ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing (SIGAPP); SERSC:
Science & Engineering Research Support soCiety, Informatics Europe and
the Asociacion de Tecnicos de Informatica, as well as the IEEE *** [Caution: IEEE bogus event] ***
Computer Society Chapter, and the IEEE Gdansk Computer Society
Chapter, Poland, Polish Association for Information Systems, The
Polish Association for Information Systems, Polish Artificial
Intelligence Society and the Polish Society for Business Informatics.
Please also forward the announcement to your colleagues and associates
who could be interested in it.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS *** [Caution: IEEE bogus event] ***

Proceedings will be published in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library
(additional post-publications as determined by the individual FedCSIS
events).

IMPORTANT DATES *** [Caution: IEEE bogus event] ***

- Paper submission: May 14, 2012

- Author notification: June 17, 2012

- Final submission and registration: July 8, 2012

- Conference date: September 9-12, 2012

FedCSIS EVENTS *** [Caution: IEEE bogus event] ***

The FedCSIS multi-conference consists of EVENTS (conferences,
workshops, consortia, tutorials, etc.), grouped into six conference
areas.

AAIA'2012 - 7th International Symposium Advances in Artificial *** [Caution: IEEE bogus event] ***
Intelligence and Applications

* AIMA'2012 - International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence in
Medical Applications *** [Caution: IEEE bogus event] ***

* ASIR'2012 - 2nd International Workshop on Advances in Semantic
Information Retrieval *** [Caution: IEEE bogus event] ***

* RSA'2012 - International Workshop on Rough Sets Applications *** [Caution: IEEE bogus event] ***

* WCO'2012 - Workshop on Computational Optimization *** [Caution: IEEE bogus event] ***

* WEO-DIA'2012 - 1st Workshop on Well-founded Everyday Ontologies –
Design, Implementations & Applications *** [Caution: IEEE bogus event] ***

CSNS - Computer Science & Network Systems *** [Caution: IEEE bogus event] ***

* CANA'2012 - Computer Aspects of Numerical Algorithms *** [Caution: IEEE bogus event] ***

* FINANS'2012 - International Symposium on Frontiers in Network
Applications and Network Systems *** [Caution: IEEE bogus event] ***

* ITP'2012 - International Workshop on Information Technologies in
Photonics *** [Caution: IEEE bogus event] ***

* MMAP'2012 - International Symposium on Multimedia Applications and
Processing *** [Caution: IEEE bogus event] ***

* SCoDiS'2012-LaSCoG'2012 - 3rd Workshop on Scalable Computing in
Distributed Systems & 8th Workshop on Large Scale Computations on
Grids *** [Caution: IEEE bogus event] ***

* WSN'2012 - International Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks *** [Caution: IEEE bogus event] ***

ECRM - Education, Curricula & Research Methods *** [Caution: IEEE bogus event] ***

* CSERC'2012 - 2nd Computer Science Education Research Conference *** [Caution: IEEE bogus event] ***

* ISEC'2012 - Information Systems Education & Curricula Workshop *** [Caution: IEEE bogus event] ***

IT4MBS - Information Technology for Management, Business & Society *** [Caution: IEEE bogus event] ***

* ABICT'2012 - International Workshop on Advances in Business ICT *** [Caution: IEEE bogus event] ***

* AITM'2012 - 10th Conference on Advanced Information Technologies for *** [Caution: IEEE bogus event] ***
Management

* IT4D'2012 - Information Technology for Disabilities *** [Caution: IEEE bogus event] ***

* IT4L'2012 - Workshop on Information Technologies for Logistics *** [Caution: IEEE bogus event] ***

* KAM'2012 - 18th Conference on Knowledge Acquisition and Management *** [Caution: IEEE bogus event] ***

* TAMoCo'2012 - Techniques and Applications for Mobile Commerce *** [Caution: IEEE bogus event] ***

JAWS - Joint Agent-oriented Workshops in Synergy *** [Caution: IEEE bogus event] ***

* ABC:MI'2012 - Workshop on Agent Based Computing: from Model to
Implementation *** [Caution: IEEE bogus event] ***

* MAS&M'2012 - International Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems and
Simulation *** [Caution: IEEE bogus event] ***

* SEN-MAS'2012 - 1st International Workshop on Smart Energy Networks &
Multi-Agent Systems *** [Caution: IEEE bogus event] ***

SSD&A - Software Systems Development & Applications *** [Caution: IEEE bogus event] ***

* ATSE'2012 - 3rd International Workshop Automating Test Case Design,
Selection and Evaluation *** [Caution: IEEE bogus event] ***

* MDASD'2012 - 2nd Workshop on Model Driven Approaches in System
Development *** [Caution: IEEE bogus event] ***

* WSS'2012 - 4th International Symposium on Web Services *** [Caution: IEEE bogus event] ***

PAPER SUBMISSION AND PUBLICATION

Papers should be submitted by May 14, 2012. Only papers presented at
the conference will be included in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library *** [Caution: IEEE bogus event] ***
proceedings entitled: "2012 Federated Conference on Computer Science
and Information Systems (FedCSIS)." The IEEE proceedings will be
published under nonexclusive copyright. The Events' organizers arrange
quality journals, edited volumes, etc. and will invite extended and
revised papers for post-conference publications (information can be
found at the websites of individual events). *** [Caution: IEEE bogus event] ***

Proceedings will be submitted for indexation by following citation
index services:

* Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index *** [Caution: IEEE bogus event] ***

* The DBLP Computer Science Bibliography *** [Caution: IEEE bogus event] ***

* CiteSeerx beta - Scientific Literature Digital Library and Search *** [Caution: IEEE bogus event] ***
Engine

* Google Scholar *** [Caution: IEEE bogus event] ***

* Scirus (Elsevier) *** [Caution: IEEE bogus event] ***

* SCOPUS *** [Caution: IEEE bogus event] ***

* The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Inspec *** [Caution: IEEE bogus event] ***

* getCITED: Academic research, citation reports and discussion lists *** [Caution: IEEE bogus event] ***

FedCSIS GENERAL CHAIRS

Maria Ganzha, Leszek A. Maciaszek, Marcin Paprzycki


< span="">*** [Caution: IEEE bogus event] ***

Friday, 13 April 2012

WORLDCOMP started with the IEEE support & sponsorship. 2000 papers per year for more than 10 years without reviewers and without scientific committees

Prof. Hamid Arabnia, a frequent organizer of numerus IEEE fake conferences like


launched his own conference WORLDCOMP which in its first steps had the full support and full sponsorship of IEEE. Growing rapidly, WORLDCOMP became the major forum of Computer Science, but -- what an irony -- it was based in SPAM mass mailing advertizement instead of making careful review for all the papers.

Now, WORLDCOMP is featured as the major academic fraud, a big academic scandal and this
revelation strikes also IEEE (because IEEE supported WORLDCOMP in its first steps) and University Of Georgia (UGA), because the leader-owner of this bogus conference is Hamid Arabnia, a controversial personality is Professor in University Of Georgia (UGA).
Hamid Arabnia is really a controversial personality, a person of dubious ethics, with many strange activities between academia and black money's industry. Black money is of course in an abundancy in the bogus WORLDCOMP conferences (2000 papers per year for more than 10 years without reviewers and without scientific committees)

This University computer science professor of 25 years has come under cyber-attack.

An unidentified individual is harassing Hamid Arabnia and his conference WORLDCOMP in an elaborate cyber-harassment campaign spanning two years, according to documents that are posted on the web.
Using various fake names, the individual has sent thousands of emails meant to tarnish the professor’s reputation.

The University is now conducting an investigation through the Franklin College Dean’s Office regarding the allegations against Arabnia.

“I really feel that I am left to be on my own,” Arabnia said. “I feel like my hands are being tied behind my back while an ‘invisible person’ continues punching me.”
Harassment began in January with a Google site named worlddump1 that denounced WORLDCOMP as a “fake” conference and attacked Arabnia’s character.

As evidence, the individual posted two papers exhibiting multi-level plagiarism accidentally published by the conference in 2010. Through legal action, Arabnia knows these papers were submitted by the same individual.

The individual has also sent emails containing defamatory information about Arabnia to thousands of recipients, including University faculty and students and academic professionals worldwide. University President Michael Adams, Provost Jere Morehead and Georgia Board of Regents Chancellor Hank Huckaby have also received the emails, according to documents.
The emails accuse Arabnia of “cheating the public for over ten years and for accumulating millions of dollars” and ask, “How is he still qualified to teach at UGA (because it is already proven that Hamid Arabnia has no moral and ethical standards and he has done whatever is possible to collect the registration fee)?

We ask UGA on what basis they are keeping him in the job? … Even high school students know about this fake conference and they are laughing!”
The allegations were attributed to computer science researcher John Levine who co-authored “The Internet for Dummies” and “Mobile Internet For Dummies.” Levine said in an affidavit he had no knowledge of WORLCOMP and has never investigated it, according to documents.
The worlddump1 site, including the “investigation,” the unoriginal papers and attribution to the researcher, was posted on many blogs, including one where the comments had to be turned off because of overflowing harsh language and personal attacks from both sides. Anonymous letters detailing bad experiences with the conference were also sent to blog editors, many of which were published.

Because of fear of harassment, at least three sponsors and one speaker have dropped their commitments to WORLDCOMP, according to documents.
Arabnia said the harm he has suffered convinced him to switch his research focus to investigating cyber-harassment and ways to counter it.
“It just sucks the life out of me to describe this,” Arabnia said. “When I walk outside, I feel someone’s going to come after me with a knife because these are just a bunch of lies.”
The person harassing Arabnia could not be reached for comment despite multiple email attempts. In one of his many emails to Arabnia, however, he asked Arabnia to say hello to the reporter and to tell her to “take rest.” The email arrived shortly before Arabnia and the reporter were to meet in his office.

“Stop these cheap tricks and traps… You didn’t know that we are cleverer than you! … Ha, ha! Of course you will never get our details. We send communications from remote locations!” the individual also wrote in an email dated March 9.


Arabnia has begun legal action against his harasser and is confident the individual will be discovered. An Athens-Clarke County judge has issued a restraining order to the individual and emailed it to the addresses used to send harassing emails. Arabnia’s legal team has subpoenaed Internet giants such as Google and Yahoo to obtain more information.
Arabnia has also hired a cyber-investigator who successfully obtained the individual’s IP address after sending him to a trap site called The Truth About WORLDCOMP 2012. The address points to Tallahassee, Fla.

Although Arabnia has been advised by his legal team not to speculate the identity of the person who is harassing him, he said the individual may be a disgruntled former conference tract chair who was let go and never reinstated.

The Franklin College dean’s office is also conducting an investigation, according to a statement from the Office of the Vice President for Public Affairs. The office will review evidence against Arabnia. Hugh Ruppersburg, acting dean of the Franklin College, declined to comment on the investigation.

An email from Ruppersburg to Arabnia asks him to remove any evidence of a connection between WORLDCOMP and the University including UGA email addresses, phone numbers and local addresses, and asks him to add a disclaimer that “WORLDCOMP is neither sponsored by nor affiliated with UGA.” The email also asks Arabnia to submit explanatory material surrounding the allegations against WORLDCOMP and calls for him to halt all activities related to the conference for the time being.

The University has not offered Arabnia legal assistance in discovering who is behind the campaign, Arabnia said.

“UGA has not offered any help (eventhough [sic], they have the resources to do so),” he said via email. “I am a proud faculty member of UGA for abut 25 years — I was expecting a little more support.”

Arabnia is a leader in multi-disciplinary applications to computer science and is frequently invited all over the world to speak, give keynote lectures at conferences and evaluate computer science programs at other universities. He is also the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Supercomputing.

The trophies of his success in computer science lay in three overflowing bookshelves and a dozen three-foot high stacks occupying a corner of his spacious office in Boyd Graduate Studies. For Arabnia, these books and copies of WORLCOMP publications represent his academic reputation, conference and research — all under attack.

“Do you know how many people have used this book?” Arabnia said, pulling one familiar WORLDCOMP book from its home in the bookcase.
Arabnia said he holds the life work of educating young people above his reputation and above that of his conference. The individual attacking Arabnia has also sought out the professor’s graduate and doctoral students in the cyber-bullying campaign.
“Every time I go to class to teach, I don’t age for the period because I enjoy it so much,” Arabnia said. “They are like my kids. They move onto responsible positions and send me emails every few years thanking me for what they have learned. This is so good. This fuels me. These guys sending emails to my graduate students is so hurtful.”
Apart from support from his students, Arabnia has received hundreds of emails and phone calls from international professionals encouraging him and his conference, some of whom he doesn’t remember meeting. Emails pledge support, affirm his approach to computer science and denounce the unnamed individual heading the smear campaign, according to documents.
“It is during these times that one starts valuing friends,” he said. “I have received nothing but expressions of support from email and phone because they see through it.”






HAMID ARABNIA

Thursday, 5 April 2012

After the comments of Prof. J. Roberto de Marca, we are sure that IEEEXplore removed 1100 Bogus Conference Proceedings from IEEEXpore!

A comment from Prof. J. Roberto de Marca has been uploaded in our site
Prof. J. Roberto de Marca is Professor in the prestigious Catholic University of Brazil
Prof. J. Roberto de Marca commented in our site in April 5, 2012:

Sometimes blogs are not reliable, but here IEEE people confess that 1100 conferences of IEEE were bogus

IEEE has already removed 1100 conference proceedings (> 500000 suspicius papers) from IEEEXplore electronic data base.

http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/author_form.html


IEEE revealed to all academic community that 1100 conference proceedings were deleted from IEEEXplore data base. I wonder if these organizers of these 1100 conferences would make any lawsuits against the dirty IEEE.

After the comments of Prof. J. Roberto de Marca, we are sure that IEEEXplore removed 1100 Bogus Conference Proceedings from the starnge and suspicius IEEEXpore-bogus data base.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

One more punch from IEEE in the abdomen of a commercial and unreliable university system that promote unworthy, underserving, nugatory people.

In an IEEE official web site, IEEE confessed that 157 Conferences were caught for low quality papers http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/author_form.html

Numerous bloggers elevated this number to 1000 fake IEEE Conferences though.

In a web site written by a Germanian Professor, you can see the alegations that 1100 IEEE Conference proceedings (one thousand and one hundred IEEE Conferences!) accepted and published fake papers.

You might find the same opinion in www.qualityofconferences.com (actually we learned the new feats of IEEE and the new IEEE
achievements from www.qualityofconferences.com )

The number of 1000 -1100 fake IEEE conferences is outrageous of course, but even if the fake IEEE conferences were only 157 as IEEE (itself) confessed in http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/author_form.html
they are too many. Too many indeed for IEEE.

"Through its regular conference quality-monitoring process, IEEE became aware of inconsistencies in some conferences with regard to the quality of the peer review and technical program development. In 2010, IEEE launched an in-depth investigation through its Technical Program Integrity Committee, a volunteer-based committee responsible for ensuring the quality of IEEE publications.
The Committee concluded that the procedures followed by the technical program organizers of certain conferences were insufficient to assure compliance with IEEE's high standards for quality publications. Therefore, IEEE has decided not to publish the proceedings from these conferences in IEEE Xplore. The decisions of the Committee are final. [...]

What an amply confession, a cogent and unshakeable evidence and proof that IEEE conference system is fully corruptef.


Moreover www.qualityofconferences.com posted that
"IEEE Started with the IACSIT fake conferences of http://www.iacsit.org/conference.htm

All the IACSIT junk conferences were bragging that they had the official sponsorship of IEEE.

IACSIT conferences were really very very far from the common academic and scientific standards because they put the bar (if any) so low.

They used to publish gibberish papers from Far East Countries without any quality control

The rather low fees of them attracted many scholars from countries like China, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq and even Australia.

These unlucky scholars thought that they would publish their works in IEEE.

Now, not only the previous conference proceedings of IACSIT removed from IEEExplore but IEEE sent a note to IACSIT for not using the IEEE name and IEEE logo in the future.

So, from April 1, 2012, IACSIT web site does not have any reference to IEEE.

The disaster for IEEE happened however

Examples of other IEEE fake conferences that their past proceedings have been excluded from IEEE Explore Data base



We wonder why IEEE was so slow. Our blogs revealed the IEEE Fraud in 2008 and now it is 2012


but we have here our personal remarks

a) These stories with IASCIT Conferences remind us that the bogus conferences of Nagib Callaos (IIISCI), IASTED (yes, IASTED started with the support of IEEE, IASTED conferences are fake see Wikipedia: IASTED )

These fake conferences inflated with IEEE Sponsorships in their first stages

b) Who is victim here? IEEE or IACSIT?
IEEE sold a brand name to IACSIT and may scholars from Middle East and Far East published their papers in IACSIT because IACSIT ensured them publications would be IEEE digital library (IEEExplore).

What about these poor fellows (authors from far Asian Countries) now?

They travelled, presented papers, paid registration fees (high registration fees for
their salaries) and now IEEE says them:

"We are sorry. We have removed your publications from IEEE Data base. We have removed the titles of your conference proceedings from our data base. Get your papers back and go away"

What about the Universities of those poor fellows now?

Several university web pages flaunt because their faculty members published papers in IEEExplore. Now, these universityes must remove publications from 157 conference proceedings from these university web pages.

What about Professors that became professors with these IEEE publications that do not exist anylonger? Will they maintain or will they lose their position?

Who serious publisher will accept to publish these papers that were in the IEEE Data base for 4-5 years and now they aren't?


What about the reliability of our academic system?

IEEE punched again our unreliable academic system very hard.

One more punch from IEEE in the abdomen of a commercial and unreliable university system that promote unworthy, underserving, nugatory people in academic gowns.

Monday, 2 April 2012

We reveal a new Fake IASTED / IEEE Conference with the official sponsorship of IEEE EMB.



From the web page:

http://iasted.org/conferences/home-771.html

IASTED Conferences are rated as Junk Conferences by several University URL's
Additional we read in Wikipedia that IASTED is a dubious conference papers' forum

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Association_of_Science_and_Technology_for_Development

So, wikipedia says for IASTED

"Because IASTED does not have a formal review process, there have been some protests from the academic community about the legitimacy of IASTED articles"

No surprise that the fake IEEE conferences are now in combination with the fake IASTED

http://iasted.org/conferences/home-771.html


In several web pages, mailing lists, on line discussion, you can find the allegations
that IEEE and IASTED produces many junk (bogus) conferences and this is an extra strong proof.

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