Sunday, 30 November 2014

Fake Conferences of WASET

We found this interesting alert for WASET Fake Conferences
http://e-nns.org/category/news-announcements/

Warning about fake conference on neural networks We have noticed the existence of an organisation claiming to organise the ICANN 2015 conference without any authorization from the ENNS. The organisation, called WASET, has a long history of “organising” thousands of conferences every year with the aim of earning money with the registration fees. The ENNS declines any relation with the above mentioned organisation and discourages anybody from participating to their events. The legit homepage for the ICANN 2015 will be announced on this homepage.



More information for the fake/bogus WASET conferences can be found here


http://fakeconferences.blogspot.com/2014/02/waset-word-crime-is-poor-to-describe.html

http://fakeconferences.blogspot.com/2014/08/ieee-confirmed-157-conferences-with.html









10 comments:

  1. What do you think about this conference : http://waset.org/conference/2015/01/paris/ICONDM
    my paper has been accepted for it and while reading this I started to worry about it.
    could anyone plase tell me if it is real or fake ? I am not ready to lose 350 Euro and go to Paris for nothing !

    I nearly lost my money on this effort when I was in Amsterdam in May. I went to Amsterdam for the meeting and I didn't change my plans because it's too expensive and because I intended to explore Amsterdam anyway. I went over to the meeting just looking its all fake. The minute I mentioned fake publishing to the guy he closed his computer closed his book and walked away from me

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  2. I submitted a paper to WASET conference in London 28-29/2014 and the review I received only recommended to change format to their template, nothing factual! Given the fact the paper contained numerous mistakes (as reviewers from an impacted non-WASET journal remarked), I wonder if somebody reviews it for WASET at all...for 450 EUR, supposed to be in a mediocre hotel in Wembley, this is clearly not worth the money, so I didnt pay.

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  3. I just took a look at waset and in my opinion the organization is clearly fishy because:
    * All their conferences (hundrets!) share the same generic description

    * Board Members seem to be randomly drawn names from the internet - there is no way they could know their entire board staff for a conference in 2018. Further a lot of reports from involuntary board members can be found on the net (e.g. https://networks.h-net.org/node/7636/discussions/16552/alert-concerning-wasetorg)

    * They do not have chairmen.

    Frightingly a quick search on google scholar shows 19000 Papers produced by Waset.

    Young researchers should be aware that:

    * Their paper will most likely not get peer-reviewed (even if waset says so, but who should do this if the board is inexistent). Hence they will not receive good feedback.

    * They will not get in contact with serious senior researchers at such conferences.

    * It might have a negative influence on their career in case other researchers find their paper published by waset.

    I do not doubt that people that attend their conferences have good exchange and that their journals will over time get good impact factors. This unluckily is not a quality sign, in particular since hosting huge numbers of conferences and producing papers en masse will strongly influence the impact factors that rely mainly on cross-citation between their own journals.

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  4. WASET conferences are fake and garbage. They publish fake SCIgen papers easily. Try yourself to send them bogus SCIgen texts. Do not send anything to WASET bastards. They are criminals and money hungry thugs.

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  5. I submitted my full paper to this WASET and paid the fee. I wanted to book a room in the hotel which is also the venue of their conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.

    Surprisingly , this is the reply of conference department of the hotel :this conference is not booked here at Scandic Front.
    Conclusion: The WASET venue is fake. But if they cannot ensure the venue, if their committees are fake, if they do not have peer review, then what else do we need to conclude that the WASET Conferences are fake and criminal????

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  6. Although my article was accepted by the Waset within 2 days after submitting, I did not pay the fee and participate in the conference, because I read several website including this page. Thank you very much everyone. But, I visited the venue to check the situation in Thailand on 18th - 19th December.

    The Waset's "international conference" was held at the small floor of Amari Hotel, in which there was no guide plate and flag with conference name in the hotel including the floor. Therefore it was difficult for me to find the conference hall and reception. It was like Intentionally hidden meeting.

    Finally, I confirmed the conference with a receptionist. There were several participants in the floor in front of the reception, but they went to somewhere without participation in the ongoing session.

    This was first time for me to see the conference without any notice board in the venue.

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  7. I too rec'd word that all three of my papers were accepted for "International Nursing Informatics Conference" (ICNI) of WASET but due to what they say is a 'registration error' (my bank, Bank of America disagrees) they told me today I am not presenting after all. Naturally, my trip was approved by my university, my flight and hotel arranged THEN I read this line of thoughts after googling WASET. WASET has no real phone number, no email per se, no person's name (real or imagined) that I can find at the meeting site .

    While at the real American Nurse Informatics Conference in Las Vegas recently, one of the key players there (for ANIA) seemed perplexed when I mentioned an international meeting in Amsterdam (my meeting, May 16 17). Said she had an office in Amsterdam and had heard of no such meeting..... The image way above for Artificial Neuro mtg is of course, identical to the images I am used to when logging in to the WASET site where communication is positively blotto/maddening. My charges for the meeting have not gone through, my upset as of this very morning is that it appears after my dreams/hopes of attending and presenting are shattered....and early this morning, I entertained going anyway as an attendee, intending to register for the meeting at the site (in Amsterdam) and 'givin' 'em hell when I get there.

    Should I call the hotel to verify IF there's a meeting? If yes, should I go--I don't want to sanction this behavior if it is, indeed, a scam. What is the conclusion of those in this thread?

    Antonio, I will try to reach you directly.....I will contact ANIA (American Nursing Informatics) at some point but this isn't really their affair, just to warn them. What attracted me to the "meeting" is their repeated mention of getting the paper(s) published, indeed they implied that if I had acceptance of the abstract that the article is/would be accepted...yet I later found it impossible to 'get' the instructions at the site for formatting and submitting. So, I gave up that part settling instead on presenting per se and looking for a home for the publications later, later=now.

    I am schedule to leave Los Angeles May 2-this Friday vacationing in Ireland with family till evening of 15th when I leave Cork Ireland for Amsterdam, anyone?

    I need help-what's "the end" of this story for anyone?

    Dr. Mary Anne Schultz
    Upland, CA

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  8. Indratno PardiansyachSat Jan 10, 02:44:00 pm GMT-8

    Dear all,

    I just found out information about conference run by WASET
    organization is either fake or illegal. Last time, when I was googling
    for a conference of image processing, I found out six names of ICIP in
    2015, one is the reputable conducted by IEEE and the rest five are
    conducted by WASET.

    The original : http://www.icip2015.org/
    WASET conference : https://www.waset.org/conference/2015/01/zurich/ICIP

    Based on this ambigous, I checked on Google and found out that many
    people have been 'fooled' by this organization. This organization used
    illegally the name from such reputable conferences, not only for ICIP
    but many reputable conference names on their list.

    Here some stories from people who have experiences dealing with this
    organization:
    http://fakeconferences.blogspot.com/2014/02/waset-word-crime-is-poor-to-describe.html

    https://plus.google.com/111668260744154762636/posts/QvKNSetQw4M#111668260744154762636/posts/QvKNSetQw4M


    So, for those who find out the conference run by this organization,
    please check the originality and warn not to sent your papers to the
    conference. Hope this information is useful for all of us.

    Thank you,

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  9. Upon a Google search coming up with a subgrade paper published by WASET, I followed it up by registering on their website and submitting a bogus paper to their Radiometry conference, only 5 days away. It got immediately accepted, see http://waset.org/pdf/invitation/?paperCode=15UK051414

    The paper was half SCIegn, half style manual, and had a wacky title and abstract as follows:

    Value of Thinking for Others: How Life in Post-Revolutionary Russia Was Improved by Lenin's Death

    The death of Lenin marked an end to the post-revolutionary Russia, ushering in a time of prolonged conservation of his body. By a proper of upkeep of his decaying body in a purpose-built mausoleum, a significant improvement in the reduction of adverse effluents and aerial contamination was achieved in central Moscow, to the benefit of the city's residents.

    So much for the 17th International Conference on Radiological Physics and Radiation Dosimetry!

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  10. Upon a Google search coming up with a subgrade paper published by WASET, I followed it up by registering on their website and submitting a bogus paper to their Radiometry conference, only 5 days away. It got immediately accepted, see http://waset.org/pdf/invitation/?paperCode=15UK051414

    The paper was half SCIegn, half style manual, and had a wacky title and abstract as follows:

    Value of Thinking for Others: How Life in Post-Revolutionary Russia Was Improved by Lenin's Death

    The death of Lenin marked an end to the post-revolutionary Russia, ushering in a time of prolonged conservation of his body. By a proper of upkeep of his decaying body in a purpose-built mausoleum, a significant improvement in the reduction of adverse effluents and aerial contamination was achieved in central Moscow, to the benefit of the city's residents.

    So much for the 17th International Conference on Radiological Physics and Radiation Dosimetry!

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