Friday, April 10, 2009

SCIgen in WIkipedia

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 G├╝lan 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 bogusity 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,, 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 receive automatical acceptance within a few hours with simultaneus "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].

[edit] References
^ 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".