[SUSPECT-MSG] 18.642 fraudulent conferences; a genuine one: JCDL 2005 First Doctoral Consortium

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2005 07:09:03 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 642.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: Harold Short <harold.short_at_kcl.ac.uk> (139)
         Subject: fraudulent conferences

   [2] From: Helen Ashman <hla_at_CS.NOTT.AC.UK> (39)
         Subject: CFP: JCDL 2005 First Doctoral Consortium

         Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2005 06:56:14 +0000
         From: Harold Short <harold.short_at_kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: fraudulent conferences

>Begin forwarded message:
>>From: Paul Marty <marty_at_FSU.EDU>
>>Date: March 15, 2005 12:44:55 PM CST
>>To: JESSE_at_listserv.utk.edu
>>Hello everyone.
>>Seems like 'tis the season for these WMSCI / CISTA / PISTA and all
>>those other annoying conference announcements to be flying around, see
>>a complete list here: http://iiisconfer.org/
>>Bothered by all of this "conference spam," I did some poking around to
>>determine how legitimate any of them were, and the bottom line is that
>>all of these conferences are bogus, and the announcements themselves
>>simply spam.
>>All of these conferences are run by a non-existent organization (the
>>International Institute of Informatics and Systemics) which serves as a
>>front for some sort of modern-day vanity press for conference
>>proceedings -- send them your paper plus $390 (plus an extra $75 per
>>page for papers over six pages) and it will be "accepted" and
>>The conferences themselves are highly dubious too -- 2904 papers were
>>"presented" during the three-day WMSCI conference last year alone!
>>I thought you all might especially enjoy reading the wonderful
>>experiment done by Professor Justin Zobel at the School of Computer
>>Science and Information Technology at RMIT University in Australia...
>>He submitted three wonderfully impossible papers (all available online
>>for your entertainment) to the SCI conference in 2002 -- all were
>>accepted without comment, assuming of course that he paid the $390
>>acceptance fee per paper!
>>You can see the whole story here: http://goanna.cs.rmit.edu.au/~jz/sci/
>>What's especially interesting, as Dr. Zobel points out, is that this
>>year, for the first time, these people have suckered someone at the
>>Center for Lifelong Engineering Education
>>(http://lifelong.engr.utexas.edu/index.cfm) at UT Austin into
>>sponsoring them for the CCCT conference this coming July -- and the
>>"paper submission fee" has been raised to $400 per paper!
>>I wonder if these CLEE people at UT Austin know what they've gotten
>>Best, Paul
>>Paul F. Marty, Ph.D. (marty_at_fsu.edu)
>>Assistant Professor, College of Information
>>Florida State University, Tallahassee FL 32306-2100
>>On Feb 26, 2005, at 7:49 PM, Gretchen Whitney wrote:
>>>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>>Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2005 14:30:11 -0400 (AST)
>>>From: Norman Horrocks <nhorrock_at_dal.ca>
>>>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>>Date: 25 Feb 2005 11:45:55 -0400
>>>From: Prof. Nagib Callaos <sci2005_at_cantv.net>
>>>Subject: Inviting you to participate in WMSCI 2005
>>>We are sorry to take a bit of your valuable time. However, we think it
>>>would be very important for you to be informed that we have extended
>>>the paper submission and the acceptance notification deadlines for
>>>2005. Consequently, we are sending you once again the invitation to
>>>participate in WMSCI, as follows.
>>>On behalf of the WMSCI 2005 Organizing Committee, I would like to
>>>you to participate in the 9th World Multi-Conference on Systemics,
>>>Cybernetics and Informatics (http://www.iiisci.org/sci2005), which will
>>>take place in Orlando, Florida, USA, from July 10-13, 2005.
>>>You can get the conference=B4s Call for papers in
>>>The best 10% of the papers will be published in Volume 3 of JSCI
>>>(http://www.iiisci.org/Journal/SCI/Home.asp ). 12 issues of the
>>>volumes 1
>>>and 2 of the Journal have been sent to about 200 university and
>>>libraries. Free subscriptions, for 2 years, are being considered for
>>>organizations of the Journals=B4 authors.
>>>We are emphasizing the area of Library and Information Systems which is
>>>related to your specific area.
>>>Also, we would like to invite you to organize an invited session
>>>related to
>>>a topic of your research interest. If you are interested in organizing
>>>invited session, please, fill the respective form provided in the
>>>conference web page, and we will send you a password, so you can
>>>and modify papers in your invited session.
>>>Organizers of the invited sessions with the best performance will be
>>>co-editors of the proceeding volume where their sessions' papers were
>>>included and of the CD electronic proceedings. They will also be
>>>for invited editors, or co-editors of a possible JSCI Journal issue
>>>to their invited session papers.
>>>You can find information about the suggested steps to organize an
>>>session in the Call for Papers and in the conference web page:
>>>http://www.iiisci.org/sci2005 .
>>>If by any reasons you are not able to access the page mentioned above,
>>>please, try the following pages: http://www.iiis.org/sci2005 .
>>>If you need a detailed Call for Papers, don't hesitate in asking us
>>>for it.
>>>If the deadlines are tight and you need more time, let me know about a
>>>suitable time and I will inform you if it is feasible for us.
>>>Best regards,
>>>Professor Nagib Callaos
>>>WMSCI 2005 General Chair
>>>If you wish to be removed from this mailing list, please send an email
>>>removesci_at_iiis.org with REMOVE MLSCI in the subject line.
Harold Short, Centre for Computing in the Humanities
King's College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS
Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 2739 * Fax: +44 (0)20 7848 2980
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         Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2005 06:56:46 +0000
         From: Helen Ashman <hla_at_CS.NOTT.AC.UK>
         Subject: CFP: JCDL 2005 First Doctoral Consortium

> First Doctoral Consortium of the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2005
> Call for Participation
> The First Doctoral Consortium of the Joint Conference on Digital
> Libraries is a workshop for Ph.D. students from all over the world who
> are in the course of completing their dissertation work. (Ph.D. students
> with dissertations finished or nearly completed should, however, apply
> for a paper to the regular conference program.) The goal of the Doctoral
> Consortium is to help students with their thesis by providing feedback
> on their research as well as to give general advice on using the
> research environment in a constructive and international atmosphere. The
> workshop will be held in Boulder, Colorado, for a full day on June 7th
> followed by a drive to Denver to join the JCDL conference and a group
> dinner. A very limited number of students will have the opportunity to
> participate. Students will be expected to pay their expenses and should
> plan to attend JCDL 2005 registered as students.
> -----------Important Dates-----------
> Deadline for submission of abstracts: 1 April 2005
> Notification of acceptance: 18 April 2005
> Camera-ready papers due: 15 May 2005
> Please see the JCDL 2005 website for a complete description of the
> workshop: http://www.jcdl2005.org/doctoral.html
> Direct questions to: doctconsort_at_jcdl2005.org
> <mailto:doctconsort_at_jcdl2005.org>.
> ---------------------------------------------------------------
> Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) 2005
> Digital Libraries: Cyberinfrastructure for Research and Education
> June 7-11, 2005
> Denver, Colorado, USA
> http://www.jcdl2005.org/
> Contact: info_at_jcdl2005.org <mailto:info_at_jcdl2005.org>

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