[BioC] WORLDCOMP fake conference
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Sat Mar 23 19:14:06 CET 2013
I received a message (included below) about WORLDCOMP. In fact, I submitted a paper in WORLDCOMP sometime ago and I had a horrible experience and deiced to never submit to it again.
Hope it may help.
Biggest Fake Conference in Computer Science
I graduated from University of Florida (UFL) and am currently
running a computer firm in Florida. I have attended WORLDCOMP
conference (see http://sites.google.com/site/worlddump1 for
details) in 2010. Except for few keynote speeches and
presentations, the conference was very disappointing due to a
large number of poor quality papers and cancellation of some
sessions. I was instantly suspicious of this conference.
Me and my friends started a study on WORLDCOMP.
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 website
http://sites.google.com/site/worlddump1 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.
The status of your WORLDCOMP papers can be changed from “scientific”
to “other” (i.e., junk or non-technical) at anytime. See the comments
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 who publicizes WORLDCOMP
and also defends it at various forums, using fake/anonymous names.
The puppet uses fake names and defames other conferences/people 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 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
We think that it is our professional obligation to spread this message to
alert the computer science community. 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
keywords “worldcomp, fake” for additional links.
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