Monday, 2 April 2012

4 new denouncements for fake (scam) IEEE conferences and IEEE bogus activities. Be aware for the IEEE. conferences that are fake in their entirety

4 new denouncements for fake (scam) IEEE conferences and IEEE bogus activities. Be aware for the IEEE. conferences that are fake in their entirety

a) IMPRESSIVE: A big scam: FAKE IEEE JOURNALS. Not all the IEEE journals are good; there are also IEEE fake Transactions published by IEEE itself

An unbelievably big number of issues of IEEE Transactions host IEEE Conference
Proceedings as they are. These "papers" are not extended papers of some papers published in an IEEE Conference. They are the papers of the conference.
They are the plain conference proceedings wrapped as IEEE Journals.
This is the biggest IEEE scandal of all epochs
In some other cases, we have found many IEEE journal publications, masquerading as conference proceedings, jamborees, and suchlike, but they are publications, and they do overlap with other publications to the extent that many should be retracted.
It seems that in that world you can get 2-for-1 publications. Just pay the fee!
Copy and past any of the publication codes individually below into the journal box in this site:

http://spore.vbi.vt.edu/dejavu/duplicate/search/

Set the "which" box to "both".

Press the "search" button.

Each time you will generate a list of highly overlapping publications.

IEEE PROC NANOBIOTECHNOL
IEEE TRANS BIOMED ENG
IEEE TRANS IMAGE PROCESS
IEEE TRANS INF TECHNOL BIOMED
IEEE TRANS MED IMAGING
IEEE TRANS NANOBIOSCIENCE
IEEE TRANS NEURAL NETW
IEEE TRANS NEURAL SYST REHABIL ENG
IEEE TRANS PATTERN ANAL MACH INTELL
IEEE TRANS REHABIL ENG
IEEE TRANS SYST MAN CYBERN B CYBERN
IEEE TRANS ULTRASON FERROELECTR FREQ CONTROL
IEEE TRANS VIS COMPUT GRAPH
IEEE/ACM TRANS COMPUT BIOL BIOINFORM
IEEE TRANS CONSUMER ELECTRONICS

If you write to IEEE it is a wild-goose chase and they do nothing.

b) From Professor Chang:
In some cases, IEEE stops the conferences at the end of the 1st day. The IEEE conference organizers do not want to spend money for the Hotel Services


PROFESSOR CHANG:
"I have been in an IEEE Conference in Shanghai (China). The conference fees were 400 USD. I received a USB memory stick as conference proceedings and a small book of Abstracts. The Proceedings were mediocre. I had two papers accepted without review. This was not a surprize because I know that all the IEEE (junk) conferences, especially in Asia, are without essential review. The very big bad surprize, however, was that the IEEE organizers closed the conference at the end of the first day!!!!

They told me that the 2nd and 3rd day are dedicated to excursions (??!!)
I had the "bad luck" to arrive in the Hotel early in the morning of the 2nd day. I met the organizers and they told me that "in an attempt to minimize the cost (conference rooms rentals, coffee-break, lunches, banquet etc...)", they have hired the Hotel services only for one day. With much sarcasm, they asked me: "Hey! You received IEEE conference proceedings and two publications with IEEE name for your CV, plus publication in IEEExplore data base. Aren't they enough for you for the 400+200 USD that you paid (200 USD was for my second paper).
So, this IEEE conference had in the title of the Proceedings three days, but it was only one day, because they did not want to pay the conference rooms, coffee-breaks, possible lunches, hours for the secretariat ladies, dinner(s) for the second and third day.

I did not find any SCIgen paper in this memory stick, but I am sure that this was eventual. In many IEEE fake, junk, conferences (yes, I consider the conference that I participated as fake and bogus, because they closed the Hotel in the 2nd and 3rd day), the memory sticks or the CDs do contain SCIgen fake papers, really.

Yes, the numerous IEEE conference proceedings contain SCIgen fake papers. They produce junk proceedings.
I was so mad with this situation of this junk conference in Shangai. I threated them and I promised to send an email to IEEE. I did send email to IEEE. The worse thing is that the IEEE gave them again the authorization to run 6 (SIX) IEEE conferences in 2012 in China. Of course, they will be fake, bogus, scam conferences.
So, IEEE is aware of this situation but IEEE closes its eyes. You understand the reason.
Money, money, money (part of the conference fees) are so strong that can unlock every door and the door of IEEE is always open like a BROTHEL's door".



c) The netdriver.blogspot.com evinced that the IEEE MED Conferences is a pure SCAM. 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
http://nd.edu/~pantsakl/MCA
Interesting! isn't it?


d) 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!

1 comment:

  1. We agree with you

    http://blog.lib.umn.edu/denis036/thisweekinevolution/2011/07/would_ieee_really_sponsor_a_fa.html

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