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

3/21/2012

Fake IEEE MED conferences

We received the following report for one more site that offers Fake (Bogus/Junk) IEEE Conferences. The report for these fake conferences appeared today in:
http://netdriver.blogspot.com/2011/11/new-frauds-from-ieee-at-india-fake-ieee.html
and is as follows

Fake IEEE MED conferences:
These conferences are organized by the "Mediterranean Control Association"
However, this "Association" is a Company based in USA by a Greek Professor.
We sent them two papers describing the equipment of our laboratory.
We copied the manual of Inverted Pendulum and we got the acceptance letter after
some days. So, for sure include in your fake conferences list the
Fake IEEE MED conferences

Unfortunately, our commentor was right.
We checked it and we found that this "Mediterranean Control Association" is a company registered in United States of America
Check it yourself: http://nd.edu/~pantsakl/MCA/
and not in Mediterranean as they claim.
After sending emails to several previous participants, we got a reply:

I have sent them papers twice. They had been accepted without any modification and without any review comments. Our registration fees were sent to the company MCA in USA and not to any non-profit club in some Mediterranean Country. At that time, we did not wonder why. The conference services were poor in both times and most of the sessions were empty or completely cancelled.

However, the beaches and the swimming pools were full of "IEEE MED" delegates.

Maybe, controlists are inspired in their pioneer ideas in the sea or in the swimming pool, especially if they are any (semi-)naked women around.

We have also noticed that they called their conferences as "IEEE Conferences" in the previous years, while they were only technically co-sponsored by IEEE.

This year, 2012, they follow lower profile. So, they do not call their Conference "20th IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation"
but only
"20th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation".

We have heard that they had serious problems with IEEE Head Quarters, most probably because their conferences had published several junk papers.


The site of the FAKE (Bogus) MEDITERRANEAN CONTROL ASSOCIATION is here
Interesting! isn't it?

11 comments:

  1. Most of the IEEE conferences are fake. I submitted fake papers to these IEEE conferences and they were accepted: IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (IEEE INFOCOM), IEEE Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security (HST), IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ICIEA).

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    1. Almost all the IEEE Conferences are WITHOUT review.
      It is enough for the organizers to ensure the Co-sponsorship of IEEE and then it is enough to start advertisements by email or in the local scientific magazines of their country that they are authorized to run an "IEEE" conference (or "IEEE" multiconference). They print out great advertizing posters with a very big picture of IEEE logo. Sometimes they make several phone calls. They know that the personal phone calls are better than the Email Spam. I was called by a colleague last December to participate in his IEEE conference. I told him that I am not an expert in the field of this conference, but he insisted that I am inside the scopes of the meeting. I sent them 5 papers. All of them passed without review.
      When I asked them why I did not took any review, he told me "your papers were really excellent". I do not say that my papers were bad, but at least, I wanted to have some opinions, some comments, some ideas. I was waiting for them, but nothing. Finally, we made some negotations with registration fees. With 5 accepted papers I had to pay 2000 Dollars. Fortunately, my "good" colleague made a generous discount for me and I paid only 1500 Dollars providing that I would say good comments and positive opinion for his IEEE conference to my friends. I did it. However, I am writing you now the truth for this bogus IEEE conference.

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  2. I also see that on http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/index.html you state that "IEEE sponsors more than 1,100 annual conferences and meetings worldwide."
    Is it Science or a tricky business???

    So if you meet biweekly (normally, this means every other week, but in some cases people use it for twice a week) that means that in 25 meetings you deal with 44 conferences a week? Intensively? If you do meet twice a week, that would be 11 conferences you approve every meeting, and I am assuming that you don't approve all that submit, if this is some sort of quality control. How many members are in the committee?

    I am quite concerned about the proliferation of conferences that produce materials that appear not to be read at great cost to universities and researchers worldwide.

    My conclusion: IEEE has most of its conferences in the category of JUNK CONFERENCES

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    1. This is the most funny story with numerous fake IEEE papers
      Maybe you know it already.
      If you have not learnt it, see how fake and bogus are the IEEE conferences

      http://diehimmelistschoen.blogspot.com/

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  3. 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.

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  4. Dear Colleagues,

    3 days ago a guy from IEEE invited me to participate in their (fake?) IEEE conference.
    I sent them this email

    "Apologies, I am on holidays in that period."

    and I was astonished getting from these IEEE organizers this answer by email

    "Never mind, IEEE MED 2012 conference is the best summer holidays for you and your family"

    I did understand that this IEEE conference is bogus event, but "very serious meetings" for finding ....babes in the beaches and swimming pools!

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  5. I have received 5 emails today in my mailbox promoting the following junk IEEE conference:
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    We cordially invite you to submit a paper to the upcoming 2012 5th International Conference on BioMedical Engineering and Informatics (BMEI 2012) and 2012 5th International Congress on Image and Signal Processing (CISP 2012), to be jointly held from 16-18 October 2012, in Chongqing, China.

    BMEI'12-CISP'12 is a premier international forum for scientists and researchers to present the state of the art of multimedia, signal processing, biomedical engineering and informatics. The registration fee of US$430 includes proceedings, lunches, dinners, banquet, coffee breaks, and all technical sessions.

    As with past BMEI-CISP conferences, all papers in conference proceedings will be indexed by both EI Compendex and ISTP/ISI Proceedings, as well as included in the IEEE Xplore (IEEE Conference Record Number for CISP'12: 20190; IEEE Conference Record Number for BMEI'12: 20189). Substantially extended versions of best papers will be considered for publication in a BMEI'12-CISP'12 special issues of the Multimedia Tools and Applications and China Communications journals (both SCI-indexed). BMEI’12-CISP’12 is technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.

    Keynote Speakers:
    • Bruce Wheeler, President-Elect, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society; IEEE Fellow, AIMBE Fellow
    • Alex C. Kot, IEEE Signal Processing Society Distinguished Lecturer Program Coordinator; IEEE Fellow, IES Fellow
    • Tang Yuan Yan
    Chair Professor; IEEE Fellow, IAPR Fellow
    To promote international participation of researchers from outside the country/region where the conference is held (i.e., China’s mainland), researchers outside of China’s mainland are encouraged to propose invited sessions. The first author of each paper in an invited session must not be affiliated with an organization in China’s mainland. All papers in the invited sessions can be marked as "Invited Paper". The organizer(s) for each invited session with at least 6 registered papers will (jointly) enjoy an honorarium of US*D 400. Invited session organizers will solicit submissions, conduct reviews and recommend accept/reject decisions on the submitted papers. Invited session organizers will be able to set their own submission and review schedules, as long as a list of recommended papers is determined by 10 August 2012. Each invited session proposal should include: (1) the name, bio, and contact information of each organizer of the invited session; (2) the title and a short synopsis of the invited session. Please send your proposal to cisp-bmei@cqupt.edu.cn
    For more information, visit the conference web page:

    http://cisp-bmei.cqupt.edu.cn

    Renowned as the Mountain City, Chongqing is a magnet for visitors from home and abroad for its cultural heritage and numerous attractions. There are many karst caves, hot springs, and gorges in the area. Major tourist spots in and near Chongqing include Dazu Grottoes (rock carvings began in the Tang Dynasty 650 A.D.), Three Gorges, Jinyun Mountain Natural Reserve, Hongya Cave, Shibaozhai, Wulong Karst, etc..

    If you have any questions after visiting the conference web page, please email the secretariat at cisp-bmei@cqupt.edu.cn

    Join us at this major event in beautiful Chongqing !!!

    Organizing Committee
    cisp-bmei@cqupt.edu.cn

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  6. Prof. Zhang, MD , Professor of MedicineMarch 31, 2012 at 5:21 AM

    But this is a fake IEEE conference. Do not send papers to bogus , junk, scam IEEE Conferences.
    They use to attack our emailboxes with very very much SPAM everyday. Obviously, they have as main goal: COLLECTION OF MONEY.
    We know in our Medical School that IEEE is a Scam Organization.
    I asked my Ph.D. candidates and I was told that each of them received 5-7 copies of the same email.

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  7. Do not trust IEEE at all


    They gave again IEEE sponsorship to the absolutely Junk ITAP conference


    ITAP 2012

    http://www.itapconf.org/2012/


    I had received an email that IEEE retracted the co-sponsorship from ITAP

    and today I received this email:



    IEEE -ITAP2012---CALL FOR PAPERS

    The 3rd International Conference on Internet Technology and Applications



    The 3rd International Conference on Internet Technology and Applications (iTAP 2012) will be held from August 18~20, 2012 in Wuhan, China. The ITAP 2012 conference proceedings will be submitted to Ei Compendex databases for indexing.

    The ITAP conference proceedings (2010, 2011) had all been indexed by Ei Compendex.



    The topics include, but not limited to the followings:
    ....


    Conclusion: IEEE fake conferences will continue their tradition for accepting bogus papers, etc....

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  8. https://plus.google.com/111130066826043942056/posts


    WARNING:
    So far, there exist 85 Fake Publications in IEEE Explore: How
    many SCIgen papers in IEEE data base?

    You can find the paper here:
    http://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/docs/00/71/35/55/PDF/0-FakeDetectionSci-Perso.pdf

    Simultaneously, IEEE confessed that 157 Conferences with the Proceedings already inserted and recorded in IEEE Xplore were ... fake conferences. See the confession in the IEEE Site:
    http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/author_form.html

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  9. Forward to your colleagues this PDF to learn these 85 or more than 85 machine-generated papers published in IEEE Conferences and IEEE Xplore

    <a href="http://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/docs/00/71/35/55/PDF/0-FakeDetectionSci-Perso.pdf'>http://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/docs/00/71/35/55/PDF/0-FakeDetectionSci-Perso.pdf</a>

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