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

12/07/2009

Mario Panini said and Dario Petri (IEEE Office replied). Mario sent me their correspondence.....

Dear Prof. DARIO PETRI, IEEE Italy Section

I successfully defended my PhD dissertation in August 2009.
The conference of IEEE where my supervisor sent me was held in July
This IEEE Conference was a complete dissaster and fiasco.
Some session has good papers, but the majority of the papers were of very bad quality
This was my third conference in IEEE.
Their coffee-breaks were unacceptable, just plain coffee.

No meals -- no banquet at all!!! (We had to pay extra money for meals and Banquet)

I am not sure if someone would post this announcement in your blog.

When I receive an unsolicited CFP from IEEE conference, I always ask the sender as to from where they got my email address from. They never replied!!!!
For the tutorials we had to pay 400 USD extra though they were of very bad qualityPublish it because I am sure that those IEEE organizers were "Mafia"


The answer to me was

Dear Mario,

I believe that many IEEE (sponsored or co-sponsored) conferences are quite bogus because they have published a lot of fake papers from SCIgen automatic machine or papers of low quality...
We must be careful, otherwise our massive policy for giving the name of IEEE to strange organizers will harm the reputation of IEEE conference, if we have kept any rank of such an old reputation.

Dario
Prof. DARIO PETRI
IEEE Italy Section
petri@ieee.org

Also see
other fake conferences

3 comments:

  1. It will be useful to see this
    http://www.jjj.de/fake-conf.html

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  2. I sent my registration to the conference http://www.ipccc.org/ of IEEE and these people took my money from my Credit Card and they did not publish my 2 papers. My 2 papers were accepted and I received letter of acceptance for both but without comments.
    Now, I told them to give my money back.
    However, Prof. Youtao Zhang from the University of Pittsburgh told me : "We decided not to publish your papers, but sorry, now we cannot give you your money back, because you came in the conference and participated as simple listener.
    What do you advice me to do?
    I am stressing that I received letter of acceptance for both of my papers (even without comments). Please, write my personal testimony in your blog.

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  3. Sorry my name is Arthur Winston http://www.arthurwinston.com/

    I sent my registration to the conference http://www.ipccc.org/ of IEEE and these people took my money from my Credit Card and they did not publish my 2 papers. My 2 papers were accepted and I received letter of acceptance for both but without comments.
    Now, I told them to give my money back.
    However, Prof. Youtao Zhang from the University of Pittsburgh told me : "We decided not to publish your papers, but sorry, now we cannot give you your money back, because you came in the conference and participated as simple listener.
    What do you advice me to do?
    I am stressing that I received letter of acceptance for both of my papers (even without comments). Please, write my personal testimony in your blog.

    ReplyDelete