Sunday, 14 February 2016


Beware of the fake conferences

We don't know about other researchers, but we get inundated with e-mails from IEEE about upcoming fake conferences from organizations we've never heard of, on topics that, at best, only tangentially relate to my work.
However, the IEEE publishes their proceedings and give them the IEEE logo and sponsorship

We think that most of these are put on by for-profit groups that try to cash in on hot topics. But now there are truly fake conferences that are fronts designed to get your financial information. In a new post by Bob Grant on The Scientist news blog, he relays a detailed example of such a scam conferences sponsored by IEEE or co-sponsored by IEEE.

YES, these are absolutely fake conferences. Either the IEEE is the main sponsor or the IEEE publishes their proceedings (IEEE CS Press)

Grant went so far as to contact the venues and speakers listed by the scammers, and of course none of those listed had ever heard of the conference.

The ultimate enticement was the offer to pay for travel expenses, and the presumption is that they would offer to reimburse you, but need your bank account information. The evolvability of internet scammers is truly impressive.

Really, these IEEE Conferences are FAKE CONFERENCES

Beware of these fake conferences. Please!!!!


  1. Yes, many IEEE conferences are quite fake

  2. I have just received this Spam from IEEE.
    What do you think?
    Is it one more fake conference? because the IEEE has run many fake conferences recently!!!

    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 ( 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: and :

    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.

    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

  3. YES, I agree that many IEEE conferences are absolutely fake conferences.

    But what are the Administration of the IEEE doing at the moment? Don't they know who is the appropriate conference organizer to avoid this circumastances?

  4. There are IEEE Conferences that accept everything (SCIgen papers included)


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