[cryptography] Biggest Fake Conference in Computer Science

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Mon Apr 22 07:40:50 EDT 2013

This is spam. I had to ban the guy from all my mailing lists.

On Sat, Apr 20, 2013 at 10:25:22AM -0400, jimsimpson2 at hushmail.com wrote:
> 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 (Chairman 
> of WORLDCOMP) rich. After that, we received few reminders from 
> WORLDCOMP to pay the fee but we never responded. 
> We MUST say that you should look at the above website if you have any thoughts 
> to submit a paper to 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 
> http://sites.google.com/site/dumpconf for comments from well-known researchers 
> about WORLDCOMP. If WORLDCOMP is not fake then why did DBLP suddenly stopped 
> listing the proceedings after? 
> The status of your WORLDCOMP papers can be changed from “scientific” 
> to “other” (i.e., junk or non-technical) at any time. See the comments 
> http://www.mail-archive.com/tccc@lists.cs.columbia.edu/msg05168.html   
> of a respected researcher on this. 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 a 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 
> try to threaten the critiques of WORLDCOMP. 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. 
> Monte Carlo Resort (the venue of WORLDCOMP 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. WORLDCOMP’13 
> will be held at a different resort.
> WORLDCOMP will not be held after 2013. 
> The paper submission deadline for WORLDCOMP’13 was March 18 and it was 
> extended to April 6 and now it is extended to April 20 (it may be extended 
> again) 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! Prof. Hamid Arabnia expends the deadline 
> to get more papers (means, more registration fee into his pocket!).
> Let us make a direct request to Prof. Hamid arabnia: 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 request 
> him to look at the Open Challenge at https://sites.google.com/site/moneycomp1 
> 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 
> http://worldcomp-fake-bogus.blogspot.com   Search Google using the 
> keyword worldcomp fake for additional links.
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