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.

It is really interesting. We copied-pasted here the text from http://multiconf.000space.com


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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