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

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.”

7 comments:

  1. Prof. Reda Alhajj19 April 2012 at 02:14

    Fake WORLDCOMP? It is not a surprize. I knew that all the Hamid Arabnia's conferences were, are and will be bogus conferences with several bogus papers in their junk-proceedings.
    I met Hamid Arabnia in his conference PDPTA in 2000. At that time, PDPTA had the sponsorhip of IEEE. The quality was laughable and ridiculus.
    Banquet was an insult. Hamid Arabnia offered us just some spaghetti in his "banquet". No music in the banquet. Nothing. All the time in the Hamid Arabnia 2000' Banquet passed by some stupid professors-puppets giving medals and prizes to ... Hamid Arabnia.
    This was the first and last time in my life that I attended a conference where the organizer prizes ... himself in his own conference.
    We were eating pasta made in thin solid strings and we were laughing with the Arabnia's vacuity and brainlessness.

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  2. Parvinder Singh Sandhu, Indian GUY!

    Calls for Money Making Papers:

    Parvinder Singh Sandhu has 3 fake conference web sites:

    www.isaet.org

    www.psrcentre.org

    www.isems.org


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  3. Defamation campaign against WORLDCOMP and Hamid Arabnia

    For the last several months, a systematic defamation campaign is going
    on against the worlds' biggest computer science conference WORLDCOMP,
    eg. http://www.sites.google.com/site/worlddump1 or
    http://research.cs.wisc.edu/dbworld/messages/2012-03/1332361790.html

    WORLDCOMP is addressing this matter legally and a lawsuit has been
    filed to resolve this matter (visit WORLDCOMP's website
    http://www.world-academy-of-science.org and click on "news" on right
    side). Our preliminary investigation found the footprints of the
    actual persons who are sending all these defamatory comments about
    WORLDCOMP and its Chair Hamid Arabnia. As of now, these are the
    persons behind this defamatory campaign:



    http://www.cs.uga.edu/~thiab

    http://www.cs.uga.edu/~tliu

    http://www.cs.uga.edu/~erc

    http://ktwop.wordpress.com/about

    http://www.cs.fsu.edu/~tyson

    http://www.cis.famu.edu/~hchi

    http://www.scs.gatech.edu/people/mustaque-ahamad

    http://www.cs.fsu.edu/~xyuan

    http://www.unf.edu/~ree

    http://www.johnlevine.com

    http://curly.cis.unf.edu

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

    http://www.cse.sc.edu/~jtang

    http://www.ninaringo.com

    http://www.cis.famu.edu/~prasad

    http://www.scs.gatech.edu/people/maria-balcan

    http://www.f4.htw-berlin.de/~weberwu

    http://www.iaria.org/speakers/PetreDini.html

    http://www.eecs.ucf.edu/index.php?id=profiles&link=joseph_laviola

    (more names will be announced later on…)



    These people formed a team and mailing to different forums, groups,
    blogs and individuals, heavily criticizing WORLDCOMP. Some of them
    have personal or professional enmity with Professor Hamid Arabnia and
    some of them don't like WORLDCOMP for one reason or the other. They
    are using proxy servers in Georgia (Athens, Atlanta), Florida
    (Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Orlando), Chicago and Texas (Austin,
    Houston) and sending the defamatory emails.



    I request all of you to submit papers and make WORLDCOMP 2012 a
    success. All tracks of WORLDCOMP have received high citations. I
    assure you that WORLDCOMP will be held in July 2012 and it will
    continue for many years to come. I know Professor Hamid Arabnia well
    and he is a very nice and professional person and he is committed to
    organize WORLDCOMP in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015,...



    With sincere respects,

    Mohammad Homayoun

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  4. I have sent many papers to IAENG and IEEE.
    I have never received any review either from IAENG or from IEEE.
    IEEE Conferences are fake and for these reasons some serious Frence Scientists discovered in IEEE E-Library more than 85 bogus SCIgen Papers. Google: 85 Fake Papers in IEEE
    or download the article (actually published in Springer Verlag) from:

    http://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/docs/00/71/35/55/PDF/0-FakeDetectionSci-Perso.pdf

    So, yes IAENG conferences are fake and bogus , but also IEEE conferences are fake and bogus.
    This is my opinion. Oh, I forgot the SIAM conferences. SIAM Conferences are also bogus and fake.
    I know that it is tradition in Mathematics to have Mathematical Conferences without any review.
    Yeah. SIAM is also bogus.

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  5. Fake, Commercial and Tourist Conference from ASME. No Peer Review. Why does ASME send this aggressive Spam? Why don't they make peer review in the papers? Why don't they have quality control for their conferences? Why many sites and numerous blogs tag ASME conferences as fake and bogus?
    The following SPAM was sent by ASME to millions of email addresses. A very aggresive SPAM.
    They advertize first the HOTEL and the HOTEL Rates. This is unacceptable for a scientific conference.
    They did not have peer review process, but review only on the Abstract. This is practically an unrefereed conference. ASME is well known society of Mechanical Engineers, but the ASME Conferences are held only for money. They are junk conferences. Many sites and many blogs protest for the bogus and fake ASME conferences. Why does ASME send this aggressive Spam? Why don't they make peer review in the papers? Why don't they have quality control for their conferences? Why many sites and numerous blogs tag ASME conferences as fake and bogus?




    This is the ASME Fake, Commercial , Bogus and Tourist Conference's SPAM.


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    Conference highlights include 3,300 technical papers/presentations scheduled among 18 tracks on 245 topics; poster sessions; technical tours and guest tours; 3 featured presentations with engineering thought leaders; student design competition; undergraduate research and design exposition; Honors Assembly; Advanced Manufacturing Impact Forum; and more than 25 exhibitors.

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    Opening Keynote: "Advanced Manufacturing: Engaging the Nation and World to Achieve Economic Prosperity."
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  6. Searching by google for new Junk IEEE Conferences, Fake IEEE Conferences we found this interesting case: AMERICAN COUNCIL OF SCIENCE AND EDUCATION, IEEE Sponsored Conference.
    http://www.americancse.org/events/csci2014/publication
    The conference is listesd in IEEE Official Site as IEEE Conference.

    What's wrong with this conference?
    a) The main problem for this conference is that this is supposed to organized by ... "AMERICAN COUNCIL OF SCIENCE AND EDUCATION".
    There is not any AMERICAN COUNCIL OF SCIENCE AND EDUCATION and obviously this is a counterfeit, spurious institute, a money making machine for IEEE Officers. This is a made up, mock institute.

    b) This bogus IEEE Conference is without Chairman, without International Program committee and of course we do not know who is the real organizer, since the ... "AMERICAN COUNCIL OF SCIENCE AND EDUCATION" is a scam.

    We recommend to inform your colleagues about this IEEE Fraud and about this IEEE mock conference. Do not serve in the committee of this conference, if they invite you later. We also recommend against publications to this bogus anti-academic pseudoconference.

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  7. Again: Spam From IEEE
    I got this spam of IEEE thanking us for voting in some elections. This is highly unethical practice in IEEE bogus spam election. Because IEEE does play a dominant role in electrical engineering publications, these bastards believe that they can spam us every day.



    Dear Colleague,

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    I would like to thank all those who supported me in the petition and in the election: thank you!

    I look forward to serving our whole community and contributing to it in this new capacity. All together we can make the difference!

    If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, feel free to drop me a note. I welcome and value input from all of you.

    ciao
    Vin



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