[Python Edinburgh] Biggest Fake Conference in Computer Science

Martin Mc Nickle mmcnickle at gmail.com
Wed May 1 00:44:18 CEST 2013

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On 30 Apr 2013 23:40, <eliswilson at hushmail.com> wrote:

> Biggest Fake Conference in Computer Science
> We are researchers from different parts of the world and conducted a study
> on the world’s biggest
> bogus computer science conference WORLDCOMP
> http://sites.google.com/site/worlddump1
> organized by Prof. Hamid Arabnia from University of Georgia, USA.
> We submitted a fake paper to WORLDCOMP 2011 and again (the same paper with
> a modified title) to
> WORLDCOMP 2012. This paper had numerous fundamental mistakes. Sample
> statements from that
> paper include:
> (1). Binary logic is fuzzy logic and vice versa
> (2). Pascal developed fuzzy logic
> (3). Object oriented languages do not exhibit any polymorphism or
> inheritance
> (4). TCP and IP are synonyms and are part of OSI model
> (5). Distributed systems deal with only one computer
> (6). Laptop is an example for a super computer
> (7). Operating system is an example for computer hardware
> Also, our paper did not express any conceptual meaning.  However, it was
> accepted both the times
> without any modifications (and without any reviews) and we were invited to
> submit the final paper
> and a payment of $500+ fee to present the paper. We decided to use the fee
> for better purposes than
> making Prof. Hamid Arabnia richer. After that, we received few reminders
> from WORLDCOMP to pay
> the fee but we never responded. This fake paper is different from the two
> fake papers already published
> (see https://sites.google.com/site/worlddump4 for details) in WORLDCOMP.
> We MUST say that you should look at the above website if you have any
> thoughts of participating in
> WORLDCOMP.  DBLP and other indexing agencies have stopped indexing
> WORLDCOMP’s proceedings
> since 2011 due to its fakeness. See
> http://www.informatik.uni-trier.de/~ley/db/conf/icai/index.html for
> of one of the conferences of WORLDCOMP and notice that there is no listing
> after 2010. See Section 2 of
> http://sites.google.com/site/dumpconf for comments from well-known
> researchers about
> The status of your WORLDCOMP papers can be changed from scientific to
> other (i.e., junk or
> non-technical) at any time. Better not to have a paper than having it in
> WORLDCOMP and spoil the
> resume and peace of mind forever!
> Our study revealed that WORLDCOMP is money making business, using
> University of Georgia mask, for
> Prof. Hamid Arabnia. He is throwing out a small chunk of that money
> (around 20 dollars per paper
> published in WORLDCOMP’s proceedings) to his puppet (Mr. Ashu Solo or
> A.M.G. Solo) who publicizes
> WORLDCOMP and also defends it at various forums, using fake/anonymous
> names. The puppet uses
> fake names and defames other conferences to divert traffic to WORLDCOMP.
> He also makes anonymous
> phone calls and threatens the critiques of WORLDCOMP (See Item 7 of
> Section 5 of above website). That
> is, the puppet does all his best to get a maximum number of papers
> published at WORLDCOMP to get
> more money into his (and Prof. Hamid Arabnia’s) pockets. Prof. Hamid
> Arabnia makes a lot of tricks. For
> example, he appeared in a newspaper to fool the public, claiming him a
> victim of cyber-attack (see Item
> 8 in Section 5 of above website).
> Monte Carlo Resort (the venue of WORLDCOMP for more than 10 years, until
> 2012) has refused to
> provide the venue for WORLDCOMP’13 because of the fears of their image
> being tarnished due to
> WORLDCOMP’s fraudulent activities. That is why WORLDCOMP’13 is taking
> place at a different resort.
> WORLDCOMP will not be held after 2013.
> The draft paper submission deadline is over but still there are no
> committee members, no reviewers,
> and there is no conference Chairman. The only contact details available on
> WORLDCOMP’s website is
> just an email address!
> We ask Prof. Hamid Arabnia to publish all reviews for all the papers
> (after blocking identifiable details)
> since 2000 conference. Reveal the names and affiliations of all the
> reviewers (for each year) and how
> many papers each reviewer had reviewed on average. We also ask him to look
> at the Open Challenge
> (Section 6) at https://sites.google.com/site/moneycomp1 and respond if he
> has any professional values.
> Sorry for posting to multiple lists. Spreading the word is the only way to
> stop this bogus conference.
> Please forward this message to other mailing lists and people.
> We are shocked with Prof. Hamid Arabnia and his puppet’s activities at
> http://worldcomp-fake-bogus.blogspot.com   Search Google using the
> keyword worldcomp fake for
> additional links.
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