Shame for IEEE, Springer Verlag, ACM, AIP, WorldScientific, Taylor and Francis, Elsevier

For more than 8 years our blog has identified that IEEE, Springer Verlag, ACM, AIP (American Institute of Physics), WorldScientific (Singapore), Taylor and Francis, Elsevier conferences are fake, bogus, scam, sham, mock and predatory. Now we have additional Proofs:

Visit: http://www.nature.com/news/publishers-withdraw-more-than-120-gibberish-papers-1.14763

http://retractionwatch.com/2014/02/24/springer-ieee-withdrawing-more-than-120-nonsense-papers/

or google: IEEE 120 SCIgen Papers

The IEEE SCIgen Papers were 85 two years ago:
http://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/docs/00/71/35/55/PDF/0-FakeDetectionSci-Perso.pdf
Several Blogs (included netdriver.blogpost.com) reported this. In 2014, these SCIgen papers in IEEE were 120.

Let''s start with the IEEE SCIGen Fake Papers of 2009. What's happened in 2009:
In 2009, we had received the following email from a girl that was working in IARIA's secretariat.

IEEE Computer Society Press sent it in January 17 (2009) to all the IEEE Sponsored, Co-Sponsored Conferences as well as to conferences
that publish their Proceedings with IEEE CS Press. It is impressive how many IEEE conferences are based on a review on the Abstract!.


From: EButterfield@computer.org
to: EButterfield@computer.org
cc: ABurgess@computer.org,
John Walz: , Reisman, Sorel" , AStickley@computer.org, TBaldwin@computer.org, r.sterritt@ulster.ac.uk
date Sat, Jan 17, 2009 at 4:03 AMsubject Confidential: Important CPS Message Regarding Fraudulent Machine-Generated Paper Submissions


TO: CPS Clients FROM: Evan Butterfield, Director of Products and Services RE: Fraudulent Machine-Generated Paper Submissions (CONFIDENTIAL) DATE: 16 January 2009

The IEEE Computer Society (CS) has evidence that multiple (IEEE) conferences are receiving machine-generated papers. In two cases, conferences have actually accepted an obviously fraudulent submission. This is a serious issue that threatens the credibility of your conference, the quality of the digital library, and the reputation of both the IEEE and CS. It requires your immediate attention. Please take this opportunity to ensure that your peer review processes are being followed, and adapt to any new requirements that may be communicated by the IEEE or the Computer Society. No conference published by CPS should rely on an abstract review. It is very important that you review carefully the full text of all papers submitted to your conference. If you have already accepted papers, your program committee should review the full text again. While CPS staff will be conducting random spot-checks of conference papers in the publishing queue, we are relying on you to authenticate the content of your proceedings. Any papers that were not actually presented at your conference need to be brought to our attention, and should receive close review. In known cases, the machine-generated origin is obvious from a reading of the first few paragraphs of the paper; the abstracts are human-generated and do not indicate the quality of the paper itself. In the past, papers have been submitted by “Herbert Schlangemann,” but be mindful that the perpetrator of this fraud will change the approach over time. In the event you discover any evidence of questionable content or behavior, please communicate that to us immediately along with an action plan for addressing the problem. Thank you for your help in maintaining the quality of our products.

END OF 2009 IEEE EMAIL

1/21/2009

From the Site: http://www.anti-plagiarism.org

From the site: http://www.anti-plagiarism.org
we have copied this information:

As you can see the following conferences are in the BLACK LIST:

BLACK LIST of Conferences and Journals

1. Any International Conference organized and any Journal issued IASTED. Many papers in the IASTED conferences were ridiculous caricatures, years ago before the MIT papers’ engine appeared. In 1987, as you remember two Professors from a small university in Japan, riduculed Dr. M. Hamza and IASTED. The anti-plagiarism.org tested the IASTED by sending to them 3 randomly generated talks and — unfortunately they have been accepted in IASTED Conferences. It is also well known that IASTED, Dr. Hamza, is a profit making company.

IASTED people (Dr. Hamza –the Chief, Dr. Uskov, Dr. Bourkas, Dr. Angel De Pobil) bomb us with thousand of emails (SPAM) each week.

See the links

a. IASTED for Profit Making -1

b. IASTED for Profit Making -2

c. IASTED for Profit Making -3 (Black List of Professors- IASTED Staff) d. IASTED for Profit Making -4

e. http://pdos.csail.mit.edu/scigen

f. http://anthony.liekens.net/index.php/Misc/FakeConferences

g. http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002067.html

j. http://3dpancakes.typepad.com/ernie/2005/04/sci_followup.html

k. http://www.scs.cs.nyu.edu/~dm/remove.pdf

l. http://www.physics.nyu.edu/faculty/sokal/


2. Any International Conference organized by WESSEX INSTITUTE of TECHNOLOGY that means any International Conference organized by “Prof. Carlos Brebbia”. The papers of Professor Carlos Brebbia have been checked from the Technical University of Vienna, Austria and they are fraud- papers. See the links below. For the terrific academic frauds and lies of “Prof. Carlos Brebbia”, see:

a. http://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/~wp/videa.html

b. http://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/~wp/videa-paper-2.html

c. http://pdos.csail.mit.edu/scigen


3. Any International Conference organized and any Journal issued by GESTS that means any International Conference organized by “Myungjin BAE”.

People from MIT have tested them also. Also Martin Ziegler have tested them. See this link. The anti-plagiarism.org tested also the GESTS Conferences by sending to Myungjin Bae two pseudo-papers from the MIT pseudo-papers’ generator http://pdos.csail.mit.edu/scigen and Myungjin Bae has accepted each of them immediately with “warm congratulations”.

Totally: 6 different cases of false papers and they published all !!!

Myungjin BAE uses also some names like K.Y. Lee, H.S. Hong, J.A. Choi and J.H. Lee. We do not think that these names exist really. The only real name is Myungjin BAE. The names K.Y. Lee, H.S. Hong, J.A. Choi and J.H. Lee are simply nick-names of Myungjin BAE and of his GESTS. For the terrific academic frauds and lies of Myungjin BAE, i.e. “Prof. Bae”, see:

a. gests.htm

b. http://anthony.liekens.net/index.php/Misc/FakeConferences

c. http://pdos.csail.mit.edu/scigen

d. http://www.inesc-id.pt/~aml/trash.html

e. www.ece.ubc.ca/~phillipj/blog/archives/2005/05/paper_accepted.html


4. Any International Conference organized and any Journal issued by IPSI. That means any International Conference organized by “Prof. Veljko Milutinovic”. Veljiko Milutinovic has accepted 5 stupid papers from the MIT papers’ generator machine. 2 of them was sent by www.anti- plagiarism.org and other 3 by: Mathias Uslar, Vincenzo Della Mea, Teemu Hukkanen. See this link. The anti-plagiarism.org tested also the IPSI Conferences by sending to Veljko Milutinovic 2 pseudo-papers from the MIT generator for pseudo-papers http://pdos.csail.mit.edu/scigen and Veljko Milutinovic accepted each of them (2 different cases of false papers). Totally for these fakes conferences we known that they have accepted 5 randomly generated papers from the MIT machine. For the terrific academic frauds and lies of “Prof. Veljko Milutinovic”, see:

a. http://anthony.liekens.net/index.php/Misc/FakeConferences

b. http://www.inesc-id.pt/~aml/trash.html

c. http://pdos.csail.mit.edu/scigen


5. Any International Conference organized and any Journal issued by the so-called “International Society of Computer Science” We have tested these sin guys by sending 3 pseudo-papers also to them.

They accepted after 1 (one) day and sent us immediately instructions of how to send them our money (registration) to Turkey. Another person that tested them was: Raul Soff .See this link. This company is located in Turkey, but they have made terrific frauds also and several universities in Europe, Asia and USA added them in a black list. Now, they changed the name of their scam to “International Society of Computer Science” and “International Journal of Computer Science” because as “Enformatika” they could not sell any longer. Be aware of the pseudo-conferences of the turkish company: Enformatika.

See:

a. http://anthony.liekens.net/index.php/Misc/FakeConferences

b. http://pdos.csail.mit.edu/scigen

c. http://www.inesc-id.pt/~aml/trash.html


6. Any International Conference organized by the so called Academy of Science of Hamid R. Arabnia. That means any International Conference organized by “Hamid R. Arabnia”.

Hamid Arabnia organizes 28 conferences simultaneously without reviewers and send thousand of emails (spam) to people that start:

“Congratulations! Your papers have been accepted” without having sent any paper to him. Who check the quality of these conferences?

Hamid Arabnia was one of the first that checked for his fake papers from MIT papers’ engine. Of course, the test from the anti- plagiarism.org in the case of Hamid Arabnia was … positive. He accepted 2 stupid papers with big honors!

For the terrific academic frauds and lies of “Prof. Hamid R. Arabnia”, see:

a. http://www.csam.ucl.ac.be/~gevers/

b. http://pdos.csail.mit.edu/scigen

c. http://www.inesc-id.pt/~aml/trash.html

14 comments:

  1. A conference organised by the Wessex Institute of Technology: "The Second International Conference on Design & Nature" entered into the debate between Evolutionists and Intelligent Design community. A paper by Microbiologist and Intelligent Design proponent Dr. Scott Minnich, entitled "Genetic analysis of coordinate flagellar and type III regulatory circuits in pathogenic bacteria" was presented. It has been alleged that this paper was accepted through the peer review process. The Intelligent Design community claimed this to represent a scientific proof refuting Darwin's Theory of Evolution as the lack of such peer reviewed papers had been a criticism often levelled at ID proponents by evolutionary scientists.

    This is not the first instance of controversy regarding WIT's approval. In 1995, WIT organised the VIDEA 1995 conference. Professor Werner Purgathofer, Vienna University of Technology, a member of the VIDEA 1995 program committee, became suspicious of the conference's peer review standards after not receiving any abstracts or papers for review. To confirm his suspicions, Professor Werner Purgathofer wrote four absurd and/or nonsensical "abstracts" and submitted them to the conference. All were "reviewed and conditionally accepted. He subsequently resigned from the program committee. http://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/%7Ewp/videa.html and http://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/%7Ewp/videa-paper.html

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  2. Look a Fake Conference: http://www.rfideurasia.com/
    Look a Low-Quality Event.
    It is a shame.
    Why the IEEE Sponsors this abasing and humilated event.

    Hey! IEEE reply!
    Why do you sponsor this LOW QUALITY Event???

    The Organisers are unprincipled and flagitious persons!!!!

    I have a very strong scientific resume and I was promised to be in the International Program Committee.
    They did not add me though in the IPC(I am IEEE Fellow).

    So, I believe that this conference is an atrocious, monstrus event of these zombies!!!!

    SHAME FOR THE ORGANIZERS and for the IEEE:
    1st Annual RFID Eurasia Conference & Exhibitions
    September 5-7, 2007 ISTANBUL, TURKEY

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  3. Except WMSCI many fake papers appeared recently in several IEEE conferences, because the IEEE grants its name and its logo to many local organizers that without any review process http://iaria-highsci.blogspot.com/, without reading any of the submitted papers http://anti-ieee.blogspot.com/. It is being argued that such conferences only exist to make money out of researchers that are looking for a simple way to publish their work http://bogus-conferences.blogspot.com Suddenly new publishers appeared like IARIA, http://www.iaria.org and HIGHSCI http://www.highsci.org. As seen from their web sites, IARIA and HIGHSCI use the name of IEEE and the IEEE publishing services, thus attracting numerous papers. Some people to test some conference go further and sent the paper "A Statistical Method For Women That Can Help Our Sexual Education" in the IEEE Conference organized by IARIA. This paper receive automatical acceptance within a few hours with simultaneus "command" of direct payment. Unfortunately this paper was not published because the authors did not pay the registration fee. However the letter of acceptance is published on the web and anybody can check it: http://iaria-highsci.blogspot.com/, http://scamieee.blogspot.com/

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  4. A letter from Evan M. Butterfield (IEEE)


    A letter from Evan M. Butterfield (Director of Products & Services, IEEE Computer Society10662 Los Vaqueros Circle, Los Alamitos, CA 90720714.816.2165) informed in Jan 17, 2009 the following:

    The IEEE Computer Society (CS) has evidence that multiple (IEEE) conferences are receiving machine-generated papers. In two cases, conferences have actually accepted an obviously fraudulent submission. This is a serious issue that threatens the credibility of your conference, the quality of the digital library, and the reputation of both the IEEE and CS. It requires your immediate attention. Please take this opportunity to ensure that your peer review processes are being followed, and adapt to any new requirements that may be communicated by the IEEE or the Computer Society. No conference published by CPS should rely on an abstract review. It is very important that you review carefully the full text of all papers submitted to your conference. If you have already accepted papers, your program committee should review the full text again. While CPS staff will be conducting random spot-checks of conference papers in the publishing queue, we are relying on you to authenticate the content of your proceedings. Any papers that were not actually presented at your conference need to be brought to our attention, and should receive close review. In known cases, the machine-generated origin is obvious from a reading of the first few paragraphs of the paper; the abstracts are human-generated and do not indicate the quality of the paper itself. In the past, papers have been submitted by “Herbert Schlangemann,” but be mindful that the perpetrator of this fraud will change the approach over time. In the event you discover any evidence of questionable content or behavior, please communicate that to us immediately along with an action plan for addressing the problem. Thank you for your help in maintaining the quality of our products. See: http://bogusconferences.blogspot.com/2009/05/bogus-conferences-ieee-confess.html

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  5. Yes, the IASTED conferences are fake conferences.

    See this the opinion of WIKIPEDIA for IASTED
    www.wikipedia.org (and search IASTED)

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  6. I also agree that IASTED conferences are unacceptable and having IASTED papers in your CV is simply your academic dissaster or your scientific ... fiasco!

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  7. Papageorgiou J.K.June 16, 2011 at 5:32 AM

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  8. Other fake conferences
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxford_Round_Table

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  9. ACM www.acm.org has also several bogus conferences. Try to locate them

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  10. I agree that ACM conferences have published bogus papers from time to time. Just Google: ACM Fake conference or ACM Bogus Conference or ACM Junk conference to see what garbage is published in ACM

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  11. All the ACM Conferences are garbage!

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  12. WORLDCOMP: World’s Biggest Bogus Conference is Back Again

    An in-depth investigation on the world’s biggest fake conference, WORLDCOMP http://www.world-academy-of-science.org organized by the University of Georgia (USA) computer science Professor, Hamid Arabnia http://www.cs.uga.edu/~hra is available at the websites:

    https://sites.google.com/site/moneycomp1


    The investigation concluded that Hamid Arabnia made TENS OF MILLIONS of dollars by cheating the researchers using the bogus conference WORLDCOMP. He run this scam for more than a decade, he accepted and published fake research papers, he brought “paid keynote speakers” as baits, his program committee members never reviewed papers, etc. The website(s) has open challenge to WORLDCOMP and Hamid Arabnia.

    If the previous link(s) didn’t work for any reason, visit the following links to see comments from some researchers on WORLDCOMP:


    http://compilers.iecc.com/comparch/article/11-01-119 written by Dr.John R. Levine, http://www.johnlevine.com a well-known scientist with a Ph.D. in computer science from Yale University, USA

    https://lists.ccs.neu.edu/pipermail/bionlp/2012-March/002648.html written by Dr.Bob Futrelle, http://www.ccs.neu.edu/home/futrelle an Emeritus Professor from Northeastern University, USA

    https://lists.ccs.neu.edu/pipermail/bionlp/2012-March/002662.html written by Dr.Mark A. Mandel, http://www.ldc.upenn.edu/About/Staff a researcher from University of Pennsylvania, USA.

    https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A2=evolutionary-computing;b4f885d0.1203 written by Dr.Ivan Jordanov, http://jordanoi.myweb.port.ac.uk a professor from the University of Portsmouth, UK.

    http://drtomcrick.com/2012/04/18/pretend-publications-and-counterfeit-conferences (written by Dr.Tom Crick, http://www3.uwic.ac.uk/English/Cardiff-School-of-Management/Our-Staff/Pages/Tom-Crick.aspx a professor from Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK.

    http://blog.prof.so/2012/04/pretend-publication.html (search for the word WORLDCOMP in it) (written by Dr. Anthony Finkelstein, http://www0.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/a.finkelstein, professor of Software Systems Engineering & Dean of Engineering Sciences at University College London, UK.

    http://fakeconference.blogspot.com/2012/04/worldcomp-started-with-ieee-support.html and also the first comment written by Prof.Reda Alhajj.

    http://fakejournals.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-big-bogus-conference-of-hamid.html written by Joanna Carpenter.

    or search the internet using the words worldcomp fake or Hamid Arabnia fake or worldcomp bogus or Hamid Arabnia bogus or Hamid Arabnia scam or any suitable keywords.

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  13. Who told that ACM has not accepted fake Scigen Papers?

    ACM fake conference
    http://iaria-highsci.blogspot.com/2012/08/fake-and-commercial-acm-conference.html

    Also this conference http://cscw.acm.org/participation_paper.html
    is an ACM Fraud. This is a scam conference, because the review is based only on the Abstracts.
    Many years ago ACM was a good organization, but now it derailed and is now a simple trading company with many rubbish conferences.
    Google: ACM fake conference or ACM Junk Conferences or ACM garbage Conferences

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  14. A Fake, Junk, Bogus Conference of IASTED was held in Crete, Greece in 2011. The congressman Mr. Pericles Bourkas did not check any paper and any abstract and gave acceptance to any junk paper in IASTED volume.
    Impressive, but true!

    As you know Greece and greek Goverment did not recognize state MACEDONIA. Several Colleagues asked Prof. Bourkas how in a 50-papers IASTED conference inside Greece, you can have 2 papers
    from MACEDONIA and advertize the program on your site. Bourkas told that I did not check the Proceedings at all so "I am innocent". Means that from Greek national point of view this guy is innocent. But what about from the scientific point of view. Is he innocent? He had to check the quality of 50 papers. He confessed that he did not read any paper.
    This email was sent to Prof. Papageorgiou from another non-greek professor working in Greece.
    It is a real email and has been published in several blogs in Greece.

    If Professor Bourkas had checked at least the abstracts of the papers, then he would have understood that 2 papers came from a Country that Greece refuses until now his existence.

    So, Bourkas claimed that he did not read anything!

    This is the email
    *****

    Dear Mr. Papageorgiou

    I wonder how a scientific conference organized by a Professor of the Technical Univ. of Athens with several greek Professors
    in the committee did not see in a program of 50 scientific articles 2 papers from "MACEDONIA"

    Finally, is there any control in this conference?
    What is the role of a Professor of Technical University of Athens as Chairman?
    Is decorative?
    Was this IASTED conference a conference with reviewers or not?
    They have several professors from Greece in the program committee; if they do not check the countries of the authors,
    do they check the scientific quality of the papers?
    What is the Responsibility of Prof. Bourkas?

    Sources:
    http://press-gr.blogspot.com/2011/06/blog-post_3612.html

    http://www.orthodoxia-ellhnismos.com/2011/06/blog-post_5839.html

    http://www.inews.com/61/synedrio-tou-polytechneiou-me-omilites-apo-tin-makedonia.htm

    http://loutrakiblog.blogspot.com/2011/06/blogs-macedonia-fyrom.html

    http://www.axortagos.com/programma/ellinikon-epitixia-kathigiti-sinedrio.html

    http://news-gr.com/2011/06/%CE%AC%CE%BB%CE%BB%CE%B7-%CE%BC%CE%B9%CE%B1-%CE%B5%CF%80%CE%B9%CF%84%CF%85%CF%87%CE%AF%CE%B1-%CF%84%CF%89%CE%BD-%CE%B5%CE%BB%CE%BB%CE%B7%CE%BD%CE%B9%CE%BA%CF%8E%CE%BD-blogs-%CE%AC%CE%BB%CE%BB%CE%B1/


    http://kentripotideas.blogspot.com/2011/06/blogs-macedonia-fyrom.html

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