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Put in Google: IEEE Fake Conference (You will find more than 30 fake conferences of IEEE)

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

More Fake and Predatory Conferences.......

Björn Thrandur Björnsson, from the University of Gothenburg wrote in some blog:
These bogus and predatory conference invitations are becoming just as common as invitations to publish in bogus and predatory OA journals. I'd say that I get such mails for both journals and conferences on a daily basis. OMICS Conferences are fake and predatory. One of the reasons these conferences are fake, even if they are actually held is : "First, OMICS implies that its editorial board members are conference organizers by placing their names and photographs on their conference web pages, and by sending email invitations to their meetings which are “signed” by members of the editorial boards. However, many of these people never agreed to be meeting organizers, and some have never even agreed to be become OMICS editorial board members"
In the same blog John Leicester Williams · The University of Memphis reports:
If you look at the conference web site and cannot find an address or email contact or recognizable (or web-searchable) name for the organization that is sponsoring the conference this should be a red flag. Here are some WASET (World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology) conferences where I found myself listed as conference committee member and that I know absolutely nothing about. Since there is no address or email contact it is not easy to contact whoever is behind these conference postings. One has to register with one of these in order to even communicate with them and they have so far refused to remove my name from these despite my requests:

ICAMCM 2017 : 19th International Conference on Applied Mathematics and Computational Mechanics. London, United Kingdom, April 24 - 25, 2017

ICIPE 2015 : 17th International Conference on Inverse Problems in Engineering. Kyoto, Japan, November 12 - 13, 2015

ICTAM 2015 : 17th International Conference on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. Rome, Italy, September 17 - 18, 2015

ICTAM 2015 : 17th International Conference on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. London, United Kingdom, August 20 - 21, 2015

ICTCM 2015 : 17th International Conference on Theoretical and Computational Mechanics. Dubai, UAE, December 23 - 24, 2015

ICATES 2015 : 17th International Conference on Advances in Tribology and Engineering Systems. London, United Kingdom, September 25 - 26, 2015

This might be something for social media lawyers and legislators to deal with. In the meantime caveat emptor.

For some more on WASET:

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