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

5/12/2009

What the hell is a "IARIA" anyway.

What the hell is a "IARIA" anyway. This is academic spam. It should be treated like any other kind of spam. I love this story. I am sick of unsolicited emails inviting me to conferences I might be (or usually am not) interested in going to.
And sick of the emails informing me of the good news that the deadline for submission has been extended due to popular demand (oh yes?). This mob are one of the worst. What the hell is a "IARIA" anyway.

This is academic spam from IEEE and IARIA (child of IEEE, expert in fake conferences). It should be treated like any other kind of spam. Unsolicited invitations to conferences are just as bad as unsolicited invitation to take out a loan, inform me of the result of the Lottery Winners or obtain cheap software. Looking at my spam box I see I've got one entitled "we want you not your money. That sounds like a conference - only they really are after your money. As for the excuse - that it had been accepted without review as the reviewers were late and it would be unfair to reject it - I don't believe a word of it. Right on to the MIt students. The research paper was clearly the work of experts. It had a long, baffling title and its authors were familiar with key topics such as "simulated annealing" and "flexible modalities". Submitted to the IARIA
a computer science event to be held in Florida in July, it was promptly selected for presentation. There was just one problem: it was complete gibberish. A random collection of charts, diagrams and obtuse lines such as "We implemented our scatter/gather I/O server in Simula-67", it was generated by a computer program written by three Massachussetts Insitute of Technology students.



Rob Thomas: Rooter: A Methodology for the Typical Unification of Access Points and Redundancy, 2005 for IEEE WMSCI (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SCIgen )Mathias Uslar's paper was accepted to the IEEE IPSI-BG conference
http://www.mwise.de/blog/index.php/2005/12/29/scigen-for-scientific-research-a-case-study/

Professor Genco G├╝lan published a paper in the 3rd International Symposium of Interactive Media Design
http://pdos.csail.mit.edu/scigen/blog/index.php?entry=entry060414-130910


Students at Iran's Sharif University of Technology
http://ce.sharif.edu/~ghodsi/soft-group/misc/AMC-paper.pdf
published a paper in the Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computation (which is published by Elsevier). The students wrote under the false, non-Persian surname, MosallahNejad, which translates literally as: "from an Armed Breed". The paper was subsequently removed when the publishers were informed that it was a joke paper
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6TY8-4N987X7-K&_user=10&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=2f32e7e7caacf32704c05c2d0d6cd13a


Also except the IEEE junk conferences, the Conferences of Wessex Institute of Technology
are considered absolutely junk conferences. Look for example this link:
http://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/~wp/videa.html


It seems also that the IEEE IARIA Conference accepted another bogus paper: http://iaria-highsci.blogspot.com/2008/12/we-have-letter-of-acceptance-fantastic.html
A paper titled "Towards the Simulation of E-Commerce" by Herbert Schlangemann got accepted as a reviewed paper at the "International Conference on Computer Science and Software Engineering" (CSSE) and was briefly in the IEEE Xplore Database
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/search/freesrchabstract.jsp?arnumber=4723109&k2dockey=4723109@ieeecnfs


The author is named after the Swedish short film Der Schlangemann. Furthermore the author was invited to be a session chair during the conference
https://sites.google.com/site/herbertschlangemann/Home/csse2008_program.pdf?attredirects=0


Read the official Herbert Schlangemann Blog for details
http://diehimmelistschoen.blogspot.com/

The official review comment: "This paper presents cooperative technology and classical Communication. In conclusion, the result shows that though the much-touted amphibious algorithm for the refinement of randomized algorithms is impossible, the well-known client-server algorithm for the analysis of voice-over- IP by Kumar and Raman runs in _(n) time. The authors can clearly identify important features of visualization of DHTs and analyze them insightfully. It is recommended that the authors should develop ideas more cogently, organizes them more logically, and connects them with clear transitions"


In 2009, the same incident happened and Herbert Schlangemann's latest fake paper "PlusPug: A Methodology for the Improvement of Local-Area Networks" has been accepted for oral presentation at another international computer science conference http://www.ieee-ecommerce.com/

Recently, Denis Baggi, Chairman, IEEE CS confessed, according to a comment on the Schlangemann Blog, that "Selection criteria such a refereeing etc. are meaningless", probably means that IEEE has accepted the unreliability and bogosity of its conferences. Denis Baggi also adds: "Articles should be written only if someone has something to tell others, in which case the validity of the paper is obvious".

Criticism concerning publishers

Recently, many fake papers appeared in several IEEE conferences, because the IEEE grants its name and its logo to many local organizers who supposedly do not conduct a thorough review process. 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, in particular publishers like IARIA, http://www.iaria.org, HIGHSCI http://www.highsci.org and SRP http://www.scirp.org appear questionable. As seen from their web sites, IARIA, HIGHSCI and SRP 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 received automatic acceptance within a few hours with simultaneous "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/

1 comment:

  1. Prof. Petre Dini (owner of IARIA) continues discrediting and libeling other conferences
    From: http://bogusconferences.blogspot.com/


    Prof. Petre Dini (owner of IARIA IEEE Conferences) continues discreding and libeling other conferences.
    This is what he has posted in our Blog:
    Please, Professor Petre Dini stop the Relentless attack to the other societies!

    This was the Post of Prof. Petre Dini (owner of IARIA IEEE Conferences) in our Blog!


    As per information we obtained from UK ISP, this website domain of Journal http://www.ijcsi.org is registered under some name "Nevin Vunka Jungum".

    Some people and lawyers at IEEE headquarters are working on these accusatory posts.

    http://anti-ieee.blogspot.com/2009/12/comment-of-petre-dini-in-blog.html

    http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20090606/0632555149.shtml

    http://iaria-highsci.blogspot.com/2009/12/petre-dini-creator-and-owner-of-iaria.html

    http://recursed.blogspot.com/2009/04/fake-journal-publishing-scam.html

    http://iaria-highsci.blogspot.com/2009/12/web-spamming-by-ieee-and-other-academic.html

    http://anti-ieee.blogspot.com/

    http://bogus-conferences.blogspot.com/2009/11/we-do-not-know-anymore-what-to-assume.html

    Some new journals have appeared recently and they are scam actually.
    Most academic publications should be free while maintaining quality.
    It is worrying to see journals like Journal of Computer Science, http://www.ijcsi.org,
    which send scam paper submission invitation by all means on research communities.
    at 05:25 0 comments

    Source: http://bogusconferences.blogspot.com/

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