Thursday, July 15, 2010

NEW BOGUS CONFERENCES? We received a comment and we publish it

I believe that the annual conferences (MULTICONF) run by PromoteResearch.org are suspect. I believe that they do not properly review research papers. A conference that does not properly review research papers is known as a fake conference. PromoteResearch.org has the following conferences held in Orlando, Florida: AIPR, ARCS, BCBGC, CCN, EISWT, HPCS, ISP, IVPCV, SETP, TMFCS.

See http://multiconf.000space.com for further information on whether these are fake conferences.

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I believe that the annual conferences (MULTICONF) run by PromoteResearch.org are suspect. I believe that they do not properly review research papers. A conference that does not properly review research papers is known as a fake conference. PromoteResearch.org has the following conferences held in Orlando, Florida: AIPR, ARCS, BCBGC, CCN, EISWT, HPCS, ISP, IVPCV, SETP, TMFCS.

I also believe that PromoteResearch.org conferences are run by Bhanu Prasad (from Florida A&M University) who works behind the scenes. He is the one who responds to issues raised about PromoteResearch.org conferences. He is the one who invites people to join the program committees. See the following link for one of Bhanu Prasad's responses to someone who questioned the legitimacy of his conferences:

http://blog.computationalcomplexity.org/2007/11/bogus-or-not-you-decide.html

Bhanu Prasad's name had not appeared with the conference anywhere on the Web before. He used his real name because he had to. Apparently someone sent an email to one of the conference program committee members and questioned the legitimacy of the conferences. That program committee member asked Bhanu Prasad to respond to the question. Why would he ask Bhanu Prasad to respond to such sensitive issues? If PromoteResearch.org conferences are legitimate, then why wouldn't the main organizer disclose his name?

I believe that they do not properly review research papers. When an author submits a paper to PromoteResearch.org using a free email address such as a Gmail, Yahoo mail, or Hotmail address, PromoteResearch.org responds by asking the author to submit the paper from an email address associated with a company, university, college, or an organization. They know that members of the research community use free email addresses such as Gmail, Yahoo mail, and Hotmail addresses to submit computer generated gibberish papers (see SCIgen) to check the legitimacy of conferences. See the email correspondence below and http://www.promoteresearch.org/2009/paper-author-information.txt to see that PromoteResearch.org doesn't accept papers submitted from free email addresses such as Gmail, Yahoo mail, and Hotmail addresses. I believe this is a clear indication that PromoteResearch.org does not review submissions. I believe they have adopted the above policy as a means to check whether a submission is a potential computer generated gibberish submission. I believe that they only seek to verify that a paper is coming from a legitimate source rather than looking at the quality of the paper.

I tried to submit a research paper using a Gmail account because my research paper is not associated with my work at the company where I'm employed. In response to my submission, PromoteResearch.org asked me to resend the paper from my company email address. When I told them that my research paper is not associated with the work that I do where I am employed, so I do not wish to use my company email address, their response was to email them my C.V. But why would they want my C.V? I believe that they only seek to verify that a research paper is coming from a legitimate source rather than looking at the quality of the research paper. See the email correspondence below.

PromoteResearch.org has an annual multiconference (MULTICONF) composed of a bunch of different individual conferences. In 2010, their multiconference is called The 2010 Multi-Conference in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology and Control Engineering (MULTICONF-10) and it is composed of the following 10 conferences:


International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Pattern Recognition (AIPR-10)

International Conference on Automation, Robotics and Control Systems (ARCS-10)

International Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Genomics and Chemoinformatics (BCBGC-10)

International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (CCN-10)

International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems and Web Technologies (EISWT-10)

International Conference on High Performance Computing Systems (HPCS-10)

International Conference on Information Security and Privacy (ISP-10)

International Conference on Image and Video Processing and Computer Vision (IVPCV-10)

International Conference on Software Engineering Theory and Practice (SETP-10)

International Conference on Theoretical and Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science (TMFCS-10)

A copy of all correspondence between myself and PromoteResearch.org is available at the following links:

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I have finished said...

1) 2009 IEEE International Conference on Communication Technology and Applications (ICCTA), Hotelecom Hotel


Co-sponsored by:


IEEE Beijing Section
Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT,China)
University of London (UL,UK)
Cisco Systems, Inc
NTT Docomo (Japan)
China Mobile Communications Corporation (China)
France Telecom (France)
Technically sponsored by:


The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET,UK)








2) 2009 2nd IEEE International Conference on Broadband Network & Multimedia Technology (IC-BNMT 2009), High-Tech Mansion BUPT


http://conference.bupt.edu.cn/ic-bnmt2009


Co-sponsored by:
IEEE Beijing Section
Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT,China)
IBM China Research Laboratory (CRL)
Technically sponsored by:
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET,UK)




3) 2009 IEEE 16th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IE&EM 2009), Beijing Union University




http://www.ieem2009.cn/e_index.jsp
Sponsored by IEEE China


4) 2009 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Microwave, Antenna, Propagation and EMC Technologies for Wireless Communications (MAPE 2009), Jingyan Hotel


http://mape09.bjtu.edu.cn/index.asp


Sponsored by
IEEE Beijing Section and the IEEE China Council, and technically co-sponsored by
the IEEE AP Society, IEEE MTT Society, IEEE ED Society and IEEE SP Society. You are cordially invited to summit papers to this important event in engineering and science and to meet colleagues from around the world in 2009 in China, where there are more potential challenges and opportunities for wireless communications
engineering, science, and technology.


So, the fake conferences list is very very long and most of them from IEEE. Embarassing really!

I will continue said...

So, in the list of fake conferences, without any hesitation, without any doubt, add the AICIT, although
the Creator and Sponsor of these fake conferences is IEEE.

As a conclusion, AICIT www.aicit.org does not have any problem. They call their business AICIT today,
and tomorrow they will rename it, maybe to AICE, or AICI, or XYZ. The main responsible
and the great academic gilty is IEEE. This is the problem, the IEEE fake conference and we speak about IARIA, HIGHSCI, AICIT etc... Several officers of IEEE have confessed in public that they have accepted and published fake papers while the IEEE is a center of fake conferences. Google: "IEEE confess fake conference" . Additonally to this we have many reasons to believe that the following conferences of IEEE are Fake Conferences. For example, some of them have accepted SCIgen Papers or do not have Scientific Committee. The following conferences have the same features a), b), c) d) as the previous fake conferences of AICIT (IEEE). Maybe, the organizers are the same and run them form other web sites. They use to use the name of IEEE in the title of their conferences, i.e. they do not say:
3rd International Conference on, but 3rd IEEE International Conference on,
that means that the IEEE has direct relation and full (100%) responsibility of these fake conferences:

I will continue said...

It is true that that IEEE has been developed into a fully commercial enterprise.
People of IEEE shamelessly issued in exchange for a good fee,
the trademark of IEEE and the so-called sponsorship for quite
disreputable people like Nagib Callaos, Petre Dini and several others.
So instead of the IEEE be limited solely to its own conferences (though
the Central IEEE conferences themselves seem to face problems, since they are the target of attacks by SCIGEN fake papers taht have already published in their proceedings), it (IEEE) continues without
any shame, to be sold in a variety of silly "shops", Like IARIA, HIGHSCHI.
Recent IEEE working with the completely fake organization under the name AICIT.
Many sites and many blogs revealed recently that AICIT is a source of "fake conferences".
Try to google: "AICIT fake conference"

So, the reasonable question arises: why does IEEE continue giving academic support to these fake conferences? and the reply is only one: Just for money, yes, money and only money is the target of IEEE
when approves the sponsorship to the fake conferences of AICIT.
But, Why the AICIT conferences have been ranked of so many blogs and sites as fake conferences?
The answer is not difficult


a) first of all AICIT has the site www.aicit.org where they do not report who is President, who is the Administration etc... It is like a zomby.


b) AICIT organizes many conferences without a scientific committee. Together with their SPAM call for papers (they spam us by EMAIL) they call us to be members in their zomby - fake committee. Not one member in their "committee" exist, but they invite everybody with or without any academic qualifications to join them. Of course, if you report to your institute that you was member in such committee, you must be ready to face the taunt of your colleagues


c) since the "scientific committee" is announced on the web after the conference or a couple of days before the conference, we cannot speak for acedmic review by serious scholars.
Not one reviewer exist at any paper as a result that these events (fake conferences of AICIT) are auto-formulated by SPAM


d) They have already published many fake papers.