Three graduate students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology decided to do something about it. They created a computer program that would link together random scientific phrases, graphs and charts -- and they used the program to submit a bogus paper to a conference, which accepted it. Now that the graduate students are sharing their program, the bogus paper, and their acceptance letter with the world on a Web Site, the conference has uninvited them and unaccepted the paper. But the students think they have made their point.
In 2008 and 2009, several computer generated (gibberish) conference articles, with fictitious authors, appeared in IEEE Xplore Data Base coming from many IEEE Sponsored events. Other poor quality conference articles have also, occasionally, appeared in IEEE Confererences and consequently in IEEE Xplore. The IEEE itself accepted (see http://www.ieee.org/web/aboutus/corporate/board/ad_hoc_committees/qualityofconferencepapers.html )that such articles hurt the reputation of IEEE and destroyed confidence in the quality of IEEE publications. IEEE tried to find solutions against this vulnerability but in vain, because many more bogus papers appeared in the next months (see http://iaria-highsci.blogspot.com and http://blog.marcelotoledo.org/2008/12/26/how-can-someone-trust-ieee )