Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Omics Group, ACM, BIT Life Sciences, SIAM, Eureka Science, Eureka Conference, IEEE, IADIS, Nagib Callaos, IARIA are the STARS of the Fake, deceptive, Science Journals and Conferences.

Omics Group, ACM, BIT Life Sciences,  SIAM, Eureka Science, Eureka Conference, IEEE,  IADIS, Nagib Callaos, IARIA are the STARS of the Fake, deceptive, Science Journals and Conferences.

“Fake, deceptive, Science Journals and Conferences”  describes conferences and journals whose organizers and publishers have no background of involvement with actual scientific work or institutions; they are parasitic, in it only for the money. The racket is very successful because many researchers find themselves fooled, unable to distinguish fake from genuine — because the purpose of “genuine” as well as “fake” is status-enhancement and profit-making rather than truth-seeking and intellectual intercourse.

Consider conferences. On several counts, the parasitic ones are not readily distinguishable from traditional mainstream conferences, certainly not at first sight. Receiving an announcement or invitation to attend, one would first look at who is on the organizing committee, and if they or the keynote speakers are prominent senior researchers, one presumes that this is a regular scientific conference. But the fake conferences could pass muster on those counts. Spend a bit of time checking names at the parasitic conferences organized by Omics Group (“Accelerating Scientific Discovery”), BIT Life Sciences (“Your Think Tank”), or Eureka Science  or Eureka Conference. You find some very well known names among the speakers and committee members, including quite a few Nobel Laureates: Karl Barry Sharpless,   Robert Huber, Jean-Marie Lehn, Hartmut Michel, Ferid Murad, Avram Hershko, Luc Montagnier, Richard J. Roberts, Rulf M. Zinkernagel.

Some of the junk conferences have registration fees of several hundred dollars ($600-$700 for Academic Journals & Conferences), not out of line with “genuine” conferences like those of the International AIDS Society whose 2013 get-together lists registration fees  of $440 and $680 for middle/low and high-income countries respectively. The for-profit BIT’s conferences are a bit more pricey, for example $1400 for speakers and $1500 for others,  and Eureka Conferences also have rather high fees of $990 for academics and $1690 for speakers from corporations. These higher fees are indeed clues to the nature of these conferences, and what’s really suspicious with Eureka is to see the same fees listed for “Invited Speakers”; I’ve never elsewhere experienced registration fees being charged to invited speakers, typically all their other expenses are also borne by the conference. Nevertheless, just the high registration fees are unlikely to outweigh the validating presence of Nobel Prize winners

Why do senior, distinguished people including Nobel Laureates accept invitations from these for-profit entities? I suppose they ask themselves, “Why not spend a bit of time in an interesting place like Dubai, or an enjoyable city like Boston?” After all, no matter how high the registration fees, it all comes free from one’s grants even if it doesn’t come from the conference organizers.
Then too, if you’ve had a distinguished career, you owe it to the next generations to let them hear you and meet you. On the other hand, if you’re on the way up — which entails having grant funds to pay for conference junkets — then associating with those VIPs can only help.

That academics have become accustomed to perpetual global junketing was noted several decades ago already by David Lodge in Small World: An Academic Romance, a novel first published in 1984 and remaining so pertinent that it was brought back into print in 1995 and remains up-to-date even now.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

This FAKE conference is listed in IEEE Official Site as IEEE Conference.

Searching by google for new Junk IEEE Conferences, Fake IEEE Conferences we found this interesting case: AMERICAN COUNCIL OF SCIENCE AND EDUCATION, IEEE Sponsored Conference.
The conference is listed in IEEE Official Site as IEEE Conference.

What's wrong with this conference?
a) The main problem for this conference is that this is supposed to organized by ... "AMERICAN COUNCIL OF SCIENCE AND EDUCATION".
There is not any AMERICAN COUNCIL OF SCIENCE AND EDUCATION and obviously this is a counterfeit, spurious institute, a money making machine for IEEE Officers. This is a made up, mock institute.

b) This bogus IEEE Conference is without Chairman, without International Program committee and of course we do not know who is the real organizer, since the ... "AMERICAN COUNCIL OF SCIENCE AND EDUCATION" is a scam.

We recommend to inform your colleagues about this IEEE Fraud and about this IEEE mock conference. Do not serve in the committee of this conference, if they invite you later. We also recommend against publications to this bogus anti-academic pseudoconference.
See also:  http://iaria-highsci.blogspot.com

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Fake academic journals and scam

A new site appeared in the blogsphere ranking some journals as academic fraud.
The junk journals are listed here:

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

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Monday, 9 April 2012

Spam from IEEE. Fake IEEE Conferences. Bogus IEEE activities

Spam from IEEE. Fake IEEE Conferences. Bogus IEEE activities. Why so much SPAM from IEEE?

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Date: 6 April 2012 07:56
Subject: IEEE TNNLS April 2012 - Table of Contents


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IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems;
Volume 23, Issue 4, April 2012

1. Title: Generalization Characteristics of Complex-Valued Feedforward
Neural Networks in Relation to Signal Coherence
Authors: Akira Hirose; Shotaro Yoshida
Page(s): 541 - 551

2. Title: Tackling Learning Intractability Through Topological
Organization and Regulation of Cortical Networks
Authors: Jekanthan Thangavelautham; Gabriele M. T. D’Eleuterio
Page(s): 552 - 564

3. Title: Neural Learning Circuits Utilizing Nano-Crystalline Silicon
Transistors and Memristors
Authors: Kurtis D. Cantley; Anand Subramaniam; Harvey J. Stiegler;
Richard A. Chapman; Eric M. Vogel
Page(s): 565 - 573

4. Title: Spiking Neural Network Model of Sound Localization Using the
Interaural Intensity Difference
Authors: Julie A. Wall; Liam J. McDaid; Liam P. Maguire; Thomas M. McGinnity
Page(s): 574 - 586

5. Title: Minimum Data Requirement for Neural Networks Based on Power
Spectral Density Analysis
Authors: Jiamei Deng; Bastian Maass; Richard Stobart
Page(s): 587 - 595

6. Title: Feature Extraction With Deep Neural Networks by a
Generalized Discriminant Analysis
Authors: André Stuhlsatz; Jens Lippel; Thomas Zielke
Page(s): 596 - 608

7. Title: Fast and Efficient Second-Order Method for Training Radial
Basis Function Networks
Authors: Tiantian Xie; Hao Yu; Joel Hewlett; Pawe Rózycki; Bogdan Wilamowski
Page(s): 609 - 619

8. Title: General Robot Kinematics Decomposition Without Intermediate Markers
Authors: Stefan Ulbrich; Vicente Ruiz de Angulo; Tamim Asfour; Carme
Torras; Rüdiger Dillmann
Page(s): 620 - 630

9. Title: Feature Extraction for Change-Point Detection Using
Stationary Subspace Analysis
Authors: Duncan A. J. Blythe; Paul von Bünau; Frank C. Meinecke;
Klaus-Robert Müller
Page(s): 631 - 643

10. Title: Tangent Hyperplane Kernel Principal Component Analysis for Denoising
Authors: Joon-Ku Im; Daniel W. Apley; George C. Runger
Page(s): 644 - 656

11. Title: Modified Kolmogorov's Neural Network in the Identification
of Hammerstein and Wiener Systems
Authors: Jarosaw Michalkiewicz
Page(s): 657 - 662

12. Title: Mode and Delay-Dependent Adaptive Exponential
Synchronization in pth Moment for Stochastic Delayed Neural Networks
With Markovian Switching
Authors: Wuneng Zhou; Dongbing Tong; Yan Gao; Chuan Ji; Hongye Su
Page(s): 662 - 668

13. Title: A Priori Guaranteed Evolution Within the Neural Network
Approximation Set and Robustness Expansion via Prescribed Performance
Authors: Charalampos P. Bechlioulis; George A. Rovithakis
Page(s): 669 - 675

14. Title: Analysis on the Convergence Time of Dual Neural Network-Based kWTA
Authors: Yi Xiao; Yuxin Liu; Chi-Sing Leung; John Pui-Fai Sum; Kevin Ho
Page(s): 676 - 682

15. Title: Reducing the Number of Support Vectors of SVM Classifiers
Using the Smoothed Separable Case Approximation
Authors: Dries Geebelen; Johan A. K. Suykens; Joos Vandewalle
Page(s): 682 - 688