20 June 2015

A Professor at the University of Minnesota wonders whether IEEE really sponsor a fake scientific conference.

Would IEEE really sponsor a fake scientific conference? A Professor at the University of Minnesota wonders.


We reply: Would IEEE really sponsor a real scientific conference?  Because the majority of IEEE Conferences are bogus without peer review.

Would IEEE really sponsor a fake scientific conference?

The email was typical fake-scientific-conference-in-China spam: "we courteously invite you to deliver a Plenary Speech" as a "leading authority" in a field where I have no expertise. I've gotten several of these from "BIT Life Sciences."
This time, though, IEEE, a (formerly?) respectable engineering organization, was listed as a sponsor. I assumed the scam was using IEEE's name without permission, but the "6th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering " is actually listed on the IEEE web site. Apparently, IEEE has been involved in many fake conferences, which have, for example, accepted papers that are computer-generated garbage. Sad.
Not all conferences in China are fake -- I went to one a few years ago that was excellent, and am scheduled to speak at another -- and fake conferences are presumably held in other countries as well. China does seem to be afflicted with more than its share, though. Maybe it's harder to sue there, or something.
UPDATE -- someone left a comment with links to a blog suggesting that IEEE sponsors many fake conferences. Unfortunately, I had to delete the comment, because it linked to a blog attributing my concerns to "The University of Minnesota." The views presented here are my own, and not official positions of the university.
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18 March 2015

Spam from the Fake and Bogus Criminals: WORLD SCIENTIFIC and IMPERIAL COLLEGE PRESS. They have identified for publishing more than 250 Machine-Generated Texts.


Spam from the Fake and Bogus:  WORLD SCIENTIFIC and IMPERIAL COLLEGE PRESS
These publishers have published more than 250 Scigen Parody Papers in the past according Cyril Labbe
http://fakeconferences.blogspot.com/2014/03/spam-from-bogus-fake-junk-world.html

http://fakeconferences.blogspot.com/2014/04/spam-from-predatory-fake-bogus.html

http://fakeconferences.blogspot.com/2015/02/world-scientific-absolutely-predatory.html

http://bogus-conferences.blogspot.com/

http://www.wzforum.de/forum2/read.php?6,2877431,2878880

 WORLD SCIENTIFIC and IMPERIAL COLLEGE PRESS are really criminals and crappy Publishers. You can publish every ridiculous conference proceedings with them if you pay some royalties. We are fed up with their tricky and aggressive SPAM. Check sample of the SPAM of these Fake, Bogus and Predatory Commercial (non-academic) Publishers below. Take into account that they have identified for publishing more than 250 Machine-Generated Texts. See also http://netdriver.blogspot.com

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