Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Automatic CS Paper Generation and Bogus Conferences

The title above links to a web page about SCIgen - An Automatic CS Paper Generator: a program that generates fake computer science research papers. This came to my attention via an email about a boing boing article about it. The reason I'm blogging about this is that reminded me about my own first encounter with the World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, back in 2002. This conference poses as a serious interdisciplinary conference, but actually only seems to serve to make money for the organizers. At the time, I found information about the conference at this web page and this web page (courtesy of the internet wayback machine), the latter which presents a company with the same name as the conference's seemingly permanent General Chair, Nagib Callaos, that has a seminar speaker (follow the "management seminars" link) who seems to be the conference's permanent Program Committee Chair, William Lesso.

2 comments:

  1. You can find some more related links here.

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  2. Benjamin Kuo6/02/2009 4:17 AM

    Searching the net I discovered many useful links

    like
    http://netdriver.blogspot.com/2009/01/from-site-httpwwwanti-plagiarismorg.html

    and

    http://iaria-highsci.blogspot.com/2008/12/we-have-letter-of-acceptance-fantastic.html

    and

    http://netdriver.blogspot.com/2009/01/this-is-shame-for-ieee.html

    or even

    http://dominore.blogspot.com/2009/05/i-am-freelance-journalist-who.html



    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, http://www.iaria.org, HIGHSCI http://www.highsci.org and SRP http://www.scirp.org 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 received automatic acceptance within a few hours with simultaneous "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: http://iaria-highsci.blogspot.com/, http://scamieee.blogspot.com/

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