21 October 2013

How can someone trust IEEE?

A paper recently published in Springer Verlag demonstrates the problem of fake IEEE conferences and fake IEEE papers: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11192-012-0781-y
Some respectable French Professors simply run a program tracking fake SCIgen papers and they discovered more than 85 SCIgen papers in IEEE. Download the full text from here: http://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/docs/00/71/35/55/PDF/0-FakeDetectionSci-Perso.pdf
We conclude that Der Schlangemann affair (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Der_Schlangemann)
is the rule and not the excemption in IEEE.
Moreover IEEE was obliged to delete 157 conferences with low quality, low-grade and more or less fake papers: http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/author_form.html
Therefore, as Marcelo Toledo says in http://marcelotoledo.com/2008/12/26/how-can-someone-trust-ieee/
How can someone trust IEEE?

P.S. Web Site on a server of the University of Minnesota (USA) also underlines the problem of IEEE Fake Conferences:  http://blog.lib.umn.edu/denis036/thisweekinevolution/2011/07/would_ieee_really_sponsor_a_fa.html