[Gegl-developer] Biggest Fake Conference in Computer Science

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 

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. 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 is 
extended to April 6 (it will be extended many times, as usual) 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! 

What bothers us the most is that Prof. Hamid Arabnia never posted an 
apology for the damage he has done to the research community.  He is still 
trying to defend WORLDCOMP. Let us make a direct request to him: 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  

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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