Friday, January 25, 2008

Computational Complexity: Theoretical and Mathematical Foundations of Bogosity

Dear Professor

ALSO, I found this. The contents of this is UNACCEPTABLE. It contains slanderous things
for honest conference organizers in USA
Is it the so-called INTERNET CANCER???


I sent to papers to a conference TMFCS08 (Theoretical and Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science) and got accepted, however, they ask me to pay the registration fee twice, one for each paper (2x$550), is that normal?
I emailed her that this IS normal for bogus conferences that are complete ripoffs, but not normal otherwise.
I'm surprised anyone falls for this kind of thing. Then again, it may be that the school that the prof is at also does not know the difference, so it does help the resume.
I looked on the web for more info on this conference and could not find anything saying it was bogus (By contrast you can find stuff about other being bogus). Anyone have any more information?
9:29 AM # 7 Comments 
 Daniel Lemire says: 
This proves nothing, but I had never heard of this conference.
9:58 AM, November 27, 2007

 edwardahirsch says: 
The (apparently new) conference lists Mike Sipser as a co-chair. Why not to ask him directly?
10:50 AM, November 27, 2007

 Anonymous says: 
This was also the case at CIKM 2006. I believe that after complains the chairs revised the rule from "at least one registration per paper" to "at least one author per paper."
11:19 AM, November 27, 2007

 Anonymous says: 
Hi, Bill. One of the conference PC co-chairs is in your department.
11:19 AM, November 27, 2007

 Anonymous says: 
TMFCS is part of the "2008 multi-conference (MULTICONF 2008) in computer science, information technology, computer engineering, control and automation technology".
"Multi-conference" seems to be a pretty good bogosity indicator. See also WORLDCOMP, WMSCI,....
12:06 PM, November 27, 2007

 Mohammad says: 
what's your definition of a "bogus" conference? Just anything with a low quality standard? But then how low is the bar?
12:26 PM, November 27, 2007

 Anonymous says: 
I can't believe Mike Sipser is involved in what appears to be an absolutely worthless conference (and attempt to extract money out of people desperate for a publication). It's really shocking. At first I wondered whether the conference was better than I had thought, but nothing else on the web site inspires any confidence at all.
I can guess how it happened. Like many other people, I periodically get requests to join the editorial boards of abysmal new journals published by tiny, unknown publishers, conference program committees for scam conferences, etc. I guess one of these slipped by Mike's defenses and he agreed to participate. He may never have heard about it again, but his acceptance e-mail led to his being mentioned on the web site.
what's your definition of a "bogus" conference? Just anything with a low quality standard? But then how low is the bar?
Some of these conferences have a bar so low that they will publish totally bogus papers with no apparent review.
1:44 PM, November 27, 2007

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