Sunday, 7 June 2009

Bogus Conference Organizers (bogus Professors organize Bogus Conferences)

Bogus Conference Organizers (bogus Professors organize Bogus Conferences)

We received an email from Prof. Charles Long (WSEAS president) and after that we made a search over the web.

If you want to learn about what conferences are bogus conferences and what conferences
have been accepted fake papers (far from us!!!) and who are the real professors-frauders over the web, see this story:
and do not be so naive.

By the way, WSEAS has transferred the Evaluation of the Papers to the the Universities that organize WSEAS Conferences .

So, these Universities must be very careful in the review

After this mistake of IEEE, the WSEAS collaborating universities must be very careful

Also, we found via Wikipedia this: which is a collection for many bogus conferences (outside the WSEAS).

WSEAS is very proud that we have a very strict review process.So, I copy from WIKIPEDIA this TEXT

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 )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 and )

List of works with noticeable acceptance

Rob Thomas: Rooter: A Methodology for the Typical Unification of Access Points and Redundancy, 2005 for WMSCI (see above)

Mathias Uslar's paper was accepted to the IPSI-BG conference[4].

Professor Genco Gülan published a paper in the 3rd International Symposium of Interactive Media Design[5].

Students at Iran's Sharif University of Technology published a paper in the Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computation (which is published by Elsevier)[6]. 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[7].

Conferences of Wessex Institute of Technology [8].
It seems also that the IEEE IARIA Conference accepted another bogus paper:

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 [9].

The author is named after the Swedish short film Der Schlangemann.

Furthermore the author was invited to be a session chair during the conference[10].

Read the official Herbert Schlangemann Blog for details[11].

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 [12].

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",

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:

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,, HIGHSCI and SRP 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:,

Other protest blogs are:

Official Protests[13].

Bogus Conferences [14].


"Another Letter of acceptance in an IEEE Conference"[16].

Anti-Plagiarism Web Log[17].

"How can someone trust IEEE?"[18].

"Open Letter"[19].

"A letter from Evan M. Butterfield (IEEE) "[20].

See also
Free software portal
Sokal affair
Turing test

In September 2008 the Journal for Scientific Publications of Aspirants and Doctoral Candidates published machine translation (with some human intervention) of Rooter into Russian, undersigned by a certain "Mikhail Zhukov" (a feigned name, used by journalists from Troitsky variant newspaper, who wanted to demonstrate low quality of scientific publications and peer review process in Russia). Rooter got good-to-excellent comments from the peer, praising high practical applicability of the matter researched and the novelty of the material; the only negative comment was given in regard of the style, which was claimed to be more appropriate for a newspaper than for a scientific journal. After the "author" corrected stylistic drawbacks, the article was accepted for publication.

Following the publication and consequent scandal, the presidium of the Higher Attestation Commission of Russia struck the Journal for Scientific Publications of Aspirants and Doctoral Candidates from the official list of journals authorized to publish research materials of aspirants and doctoral candidates.

^ Stribling, Jeremy; Aguayo, Daniel; Krohn, Maxwell. "Rooter: A Methodology for the Typical Unification of Access Points and Redundancy" (PDF).
^ Rob Thomas. "The Dangers of Spamferences" (HTML).
^ "SCIgen - An Automatic CS Paper Generator". MIT.
^ "Mathias Uslar's paper.".
^ "About Genco Gulan's paper.".
^ Rohollah Mosallahnezhad. "Cooperative, Compact Algorithms for Randomized Algorithms" (PDF).
^ John L. Casti. "REMOVED: Cooperative, compact algorithms for randomized algorithms".
^ "Conferences of Wessex Institute of Technology without review".
^ "Paper on the IEEE Database".
^ "CSSE Conference Program".
^ "Schlangemann's blog".
^ [ "IEEE International Conference on e-Business and Information System Security"].
^ "Some other conferences of IEEE".
^ "Bogus Conferences".
^ "Conferences that you must avoid".
^ "Another Letter of acceptance in an IEEE Conference".
^ "Other IEEE Conferences".
^ "How can someone trust IEEE".
^ "Open Letter".
^ "A letter from Evan M. Butterfield (IEEE)".

This is another bogus email. Please, do not reply

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Anonymous said...

WARNING: Beware of Wessex Institute of Technology !
Werner Purgathofer, Eduard Groeller, Martin Feda,
TU Wien / Austria.

This paper illustrates that there are conferences which will destroy confidence in scientific life if the community does not forbid them. The Wessex Institute of Technology (UK) [1] organizes a whole series of regular conferences on various topics [2]. Our experiences are only with one of these, "VIDEA", but one should probably also be careful with the others. It is an offense against honorable scientists to offer false publication possibilities under a scientifically serious disguise for high fees. Our conclusion is: VIDEA accepts EVERYTHING! And we conclude from that that a publication in the VIDEA proceedings is worth NOTHING AT ALL! And to organize such a conference is simply a fraud. Conferences like VIDEA are a morally dispisable scheme to allow people to buy themselves publications without having to undergo any type of reviewing. It simply increases the flow of worthless data and makes it more difficult for scientists to extract really useful information


Anonymous said...

Elsevier published 6 fake journals
Posted by Bob Grant
[Entry posted at 7th May 2009 04:27 PM GMT]
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Scientific publishing giant Elsevier put out a total of six publications between 2000 and 2005 that were sponsored by unnamed pharmaceutical companies and looked like peer reviewed medical journals, but did not disclose sponsorship, the company has admitted.

Elsevier is conducting an "internal review" of its publishing practices after allegations came to light that the company produced a pharmaceutical company-funded publication in the early 2000s without disclosing that the "journal" was corporate sponsored.

Image: flicker/meviola
The allegations involve the Australasian Journal of Bone and Joint Medicine, a publication paid for by pharmaceutical company Merck that amounted to a compendium of reprinted scientific articles and one-source reviews, most of which presented data favorable to Merck's products. The Scientist obtained two 2003 issues of the journal -- which bore the imprint of Elsevier's Excerpta Medica -- neither of which carried a statement obviating Merck's sponsorship of the publication.

Anonymous said...

I agree with this web page
See for example:

They agree and they say:

"Check out the paper Towards the Simulation of E-commerce by Herbert Schlangemann, which is available in the IEEEXplor database (full article available only to IEEE members). This generated paper has been accepted with review by the 2008 International Conference on Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSSE). According to the organizers, 'CSSE is one of the important conferences sponsored by IEEE Computer Society, which serves as a forum for scientists and engineers in the latest development of artificial intelligence, grid computing, computer graphics, database technology, and software engineering.' Even better, fake author Herbert Schlangemann has been selected as session chair (PDF) for that conference. (The name Schlangemann was chosen based on the short film Der Schlangemann by Andreas Hansson and Björn Renberg.)"