Dear President of the IEEE
I am a freelance journalist who specialises in scholarly communication and in Bogus IEEE ConferencesI understand that you are the founder of IEEE Spam System in GermanyI have previously been in communication with Johan and Petr and asked him if we could organise an interview with you as President of IEEEfor me. However, I did not heard back from him on this matter.In our email exchange Petr was kind enough to address some concerns that had been raised with me by a number of researchers, who appeared to be on IEEE Spam System but do not wish to be. Despite their best efforts they had been unable to have themselves removed from your list.Meanwhile they were being bombarded with multiple junk emails advertizing jung stuff from IEEE.In an email to me of 11th May Petr assured me that two researchers I mentioned to him had been contacted by IEEE Spam System and that their names had been removed. Unfortunately at least one is still being sent unsolicited email (see below), and is very frustrated by it.I have also had a number of other researchers raise with me the issue of peer review in connection with IEEE Conferences.You provide sponsorship to anybody and many times the IEEE Conferences have accepted and published papers produced by SCIgen or are totally garbage.I am sure these are all misunderstandings and can be settled in an interview. I would be most grateful therefore if you could spare the time to do a telephone interview with me about IEEE Conferences (that seems to be now fake meetings) and its activities (that are commercial activities).Actually, I would like to ask why do you give the Name and the Logo of IEEE to many institutions and individuals that work for making money from innocent people that want to extend their CV is an easy manner.I look forward to hearing from you.As you know everything about IEEE Spamferences (always bogus and always non-reliable, of course the IEEE Transactions are very good) you must reply to usThere are numerous minor IEEE conferences that are absolutely SCAM events, which may not be of greatest impact or quality, supposed to provide forums for younger researchers, or providing local platforms.The increasing number of bogus IEEE conferences in the west countries with many crappy papers and junk reports, seems to be an indication of this.These stupid conferences usually have mostly local attendants and sometimes they have papers and presentations in the local language, which makes it easier for local authors to submit and present.To me, most of these conferences look legitimate, but then there's the decidedly non-local approach, the grand über-conferences with titles that often sound like "34th intergalactic conference on science, nature, and other really complicated stuff" (maybe i should trademark that...). my personal favorite is "The 12th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics", hosted by the godfather of spamferences, NAGIB CALLAOS with the approval and sponsorship of IEEE Spam.I ask you:Why did the IEEE grant the IEEE logo and IEEE firm to Nagib Callaos for so many years.Had the IEEE ever seen the Proceedings of Nagib Callaos?
Criticism concerning publishers----------------------------Recently, many fake papers appeared in several IEEE conferences,because the IEEE grants its name and its logo to many local organizerswho supposedly do not conduct a thorough review process. It is beingargued that such conferences only exist to make money out ofresearchers that are looking for a simple way to publish their work,in particular publishers like IARIA, http://www.iaria.org, HIGHSCIhttp://www.highsci.org and SRP http://www.scirp.org appearquestionable. As seen from their web sites, IARIA, HIGHSCI and SRP usethe name of IEEE and the IEEE publishing services, thus attractingnumerous papers. Some people to test some conference go further andsent the paper "A Statistical Method For Women That Can Help OurSexual Education" in the IEEE Conference organized by IARIA. Thispaper receive automatical acceptance within a few hours withsimultaneus "command" of direct payment. Unfortunately this paper wasnot published because the authors did not pay the registration fee.However the letter of acceptance is published on the web and anybodycan check it: http://iaria-highsci.blogspot.com/, http://scamieee.blogspot.com/