Monday, December 3, 2018

Outlook Conferences (OLC)

The address for Outlook Conferences is Journalist Colony, Road#70, Jubilehills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500 033, India (+91-40-6668-7799 and +91-82-9741-4782). OLC may be a brand name of Scientific Federation. Its email treats me as a "Cutting-edge" researcher on "Immunology and Immune system" with "eminence in the field" even though I have never studied the subject and have no medical expertise.
Email
  • From: OLCIC-2019 [olcic-2019@outlookconferences.com]
    Date: Mon 12/3/2018 1:46 AM
    Subject: Colloborate with us as an OCM: Present your Cutting-edge Research Work in OLC Immunology-2019
    “Join us to present your Cutting-edge Research Work in Immunology and Immune system”
    Dear Prof. Kaye, David,
    Share Your Research at OLCIC!! Outlook Conferences warmly invites you as an Organizing Committee Member to give a “Talk” in “International Immunology Conference (OLCIC-2019)” during August 26-27, 2019 at Valencia, Spain ...
    OLCIC-2019 is also giving a plat form [sic] for Conducting Workshops, Symposiums, Plenary talks, Keynote talks, Invited talks, Oral talks and Poster presentation. Come up with your interest along with your group.
    We would like to know if, you can collaborate with us by submitting Abstract on your research work/ to share your Experience on this field. Let us know your interest towards the same. Please feel free to write to us.
    Thanks & Regards,
    Thriveni Jella
    Conference Secretary
    Outlook Conferences T: +91-829-741-4782 E: olcic-2019@outlookconferences.com
    Disclaimer: This is not a spam message, and has been sent to you because of your eminence in the field. If, however, you do not want to receive any email in future from OLCIC-2019, then reply us with the subject “remove /unsubscribe”. We concern for your privacy.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Bioscope Group

Conferences and courses from Bioscope could be the product of some very enterprising faculty in Lisbon. Their motto is "at the forefront of science," and they sell books of abstracts (for 200 Euros) from past conferences. They must really like abstracts, for they also publish a Journal of Integrated OMICS (JIOMICS), which consists of "selected abstracts" from their conferences on such subjects as "Urine OMICS." The "editorial team" on the website is a blank page. They advertised a questionable "Forensics 2017" conference. Indeed, the "Selected Abstracts Of The 1st International Caparica Conference On Translational Forensics (FORENSICS 2017), Vol 7, No 1 (2017), Jun 2017 ISSN 2182-0287," have nothing to do with forensic science.
Email
  • From: José Luis Capelo Martínez [jlcm.courses@bioscopegroup.org]
    Date: 11/9/18 6:26 AM, and 11/12/18 at 11:28 AM
    Subject: Professor Capelo. Nova University of Lisbon, Portugal. Dear Dr. Kaye, D.H.,
    I hope this email finds you well.
    1.- This is to kindly inform you that we are organizing the 2019 Bioscope Winter Courses in February, in Caparica (Lisbon, Portugal), as follows: February 18th-20th 2019 X Hands-on course in ultrafast sample treatment for proteomics February 25th-27th 2019 IX Hands-on course in sample preparation using nanoparticles for proteomics
    2.- The course is 80% hands-on in the laboratory and 20% theory. Further information is appended bellow.
    3.- The cost is 460 euros/person. Groups with 2/3 persons have a 10% discount. Groups with 4 or more persons have a 20% discount. We have managed a hotel (4 stars) by just 60 euros night with breakfast included. In addition, there is a direct tram communication with the University.
    I would like to kindly ask you to talk your PhD students and young doctors about the course
    More information is available at the Bioscope Group Website: ...
    If you have any question, please do not hesitate in contacting me at your convenience: + 351 919404933.
    We would like to kindly ask you to divulge this information among your colleagues and students.
    We hope hearing from you soon.
    Thank you very much for your attention and kindest regards,
    J. L. Capelo, PhD, MSc, FRSC
    Carlos Lodeiro, PhD, MSc, FRSC

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

"Wanna receive mail?" Go to INAIT'19

Tne International Conference on Industry 4.0 & Artificial Intelligence Technologies  could be legitimate, but the organization behind INAIT'19 is not obvious. The website INAIT-CONF.ORG is registered to namecheap.com. Cambridge University's Hughes Hall hosts rents rooms and caters events. Corgascience, "a scientific corporation which specializes in the organization and management of scientific events including congresses" is the go-between.
Email
  • From: INAIT'19 [cfp@inait-conference.online]
    Date: Oct 19 at 11:52 PM
    Subject: Cambridge Univ-INAIT'19-Springer Book Chapter
    It is a pleasure to invite you to INAIT'19. The conference is organized by Corgascience and will take place in Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (Contract booking Ref: C190801) on August 19-20, 2019. The conference aims to provide an outstanding opportunity for both academic and industrial communities alike to address new trends and challenges, emerging technologies and progress in standards on topics relevant to today’s fast-moving areas of Industry 4.0 and Artificial Intelligence Technologies.
    If you have problems with submitting your abstract/paper using the online submission system, you can submit it directly to the following emails: inait.conf [at] gmail.com . Please feel free to contact us if you have any question.
    Best Regards,
    INAIT'19 Chair
    International Conference on Industry 4.0 and Artificial Intelligence Technologies
    Venue: Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (Contract booking Ref: C190801) Email: inait.conf[at]gmail.com ...
    Accepted and registered papers from International Conference on Industry 4.0 and Artificial Intelligence Technologies will be invited for this Book to submit a book chapter.
    We are pleased to introduce to you our speakers:
    Duc Truong Pham ... has made wide-ranging contributions to the theory and practice of mechanical, manufacturing and systems engineering
    Dr.Arif Satria, SP, M.Si Rector of Bogor Agricultural University/Institut Pertanian Bogor-IPB (2017–2022), Dean of Faculty of Human Ecology IPB (2014-2018), Director of Research and Strategic Studies IPB (2008–2010), Vice Chairman of International Association of Indonesia Scientist (2009–2011)
    Dr-Ing Dennis Bakir ... (ardent engineer) runs the independent, commercial research company “Institute for applied SME- Innovation” [IN²] since 2015. His main area of action is best described as an inventor
    Rafael Funes Creator of LOVIS EOS, the first Enterprise Operating System, which has been established by global renowned researchers as the replacement of ERP and precondition for Enterprise 4.0. Awarded with The Creators National Great Order of Honour by President Vicente Fox
    If you no longer wanna receive mail from us, please: usubsctibe

Thursday, August 30, 2018

BIT's Biotechnology World Congress


BIT is among the most egregious pseudo-academic conference spammers. Its emails introduced me to this netherworld, and they have not forgotten me.
Email
  • From: 5th BWC [editorial@biotechnology02.com]
    Date: Wed 8/29/2018 1:19 AM (and Sat 9/1/2018 6:29 PM)
    Subject: 5th BWC
    Dear Dr.D.H.
    With the success of the last 4 international conferences on biotechnology held in Dubai, we cordially invite you to register and attend the 5th Biotechnology World Congress, scheduled to be held from 13thfeb 2019 to 15thfeb 2019 at United Nations Conference Center (UNCC), in Bangkok, Thailand.
    This conference will basically aim at highlighting new developments and serve as an international platform for researchers working in the field of biotechnology, with an emphasis on its practical applications in industry and academia. Scientists and researchers will have the opportunity to attend lectures and poster presentations of other eminent scientists and researchers, who will present the latest developments and breakthroughs in the field. The highlight of 5th BWC will be the Plenary and Keynote lectures by Nobel laureates, like Prof Farid Murad and eminent scientists like Dr. Atta ur Rahman who will foster theoretical and practical understanding of the field of biotechnology.
    We look forward to your presence to make this event a success. To register, please login to BWC. You can also avail the Early Bird Registration if you get registered before 15th September 2018.
    Sincerely,
    Conference Secretariat
    5th Biotechnology World Congress
    DATES TO REMEMBER:
    Conference Dates: February 13 - 15, 2019
    Last date for early bird registration: 15th September 2018
    Last date for accommodation Request: December 31, 2018
    Last date of abstract submission for Lecture and Poster Presentation: December 31, 2018
    Last date of article submission for the Conference Proceedings: February 15, 2019

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Asia in Dubai: The Asian Conference on Science, Technology & Medicine

The Asian Conference on Science, Technology & Medicine (ACSTM) is an annual production of the United Arab Emirates' Asian Council of Science Editors (ACSE). On Facebook, ACSE presents itself as "the voice of Asia." The officers and directors of the organization are from Egypt, India, UAE, Croatia, UAE, UK, USA, and Bangladesh. Relevant domains are registered to the Instra Corporation Pty Ltd in Dubai. The website's About Us page explains that "[t]he ACSE is the first and the foremost organization in Asia, that aims to provide a unified and active platform for Asian editors and scholars to understand about their editorial problems, explore solutions and devotedly take up the future challenges to enhance the quality of Asian Scientific and Scholarly publications."

The "photographic memories" page of the ACSTM website indicates that the now-Asian conference used to be the "World Conference on Science, Technology & Medicine." It also mentions that Medwin Publications is involved. (A Medwin journal contacted me as one of the "eminent scientists, who have significant involvement in the advancement of research" in vaccines; in response to my offer of "a paper reporting that I still got some colds after being vaccinated against the flu," Medwin urged me to submit the valuable manuscript.)
Email
  • From: The ACSE [acse@theacse.com]
    Date: Aug 4, 2018, 3:18 AM
    Subject: Call for Abstract
    ACSTM 2019: Call for Abstract is now Open! Asian Conference on Science, Technology & Medicine is a premier event taking place in Dubai, UAE during 12th – 14th of February, 2019. The Scientific Program of 3rd ACSTM includes Keynote Lectures, ePosters as well as Oral Presentations. Organizing Committee of ACSTM encourages all researchers, early careers, and professionals to submit abstracts, share their ideas, knowledge, and discuss outstanding results with their global research peers. This Platform provides a unique opportunity for the industry and academic community to network, learn, develop meaningful collaborations and drive change together.
    Submit your Abstract today, and showcase your outstanding research work with the global academic community. Submitted Abstracts will be thoroughly Peer Reviewed and Scientific Committee will decide the Acceptance/ Rejection of submitted content, truly based on content quality. Please write us back in case of any query, or contact Ms. Jean Ashley at (00971-509-253-308)
    Regards
    Conference Organizing Team
    ACSTM | Dubai
  • From: The ACSE [acse@theacse.com]
    Date: Aug 19, 2018, 3:09 PM
    Subject: Registration and abstract submission now open!
    We are pleased to inform you that the abstract submission and registration for ACSTM 2019 in Dubai, UAE are now open.
    You are warmly invited to submit an abstract of your recent research findings to present this highly interactive conference. ...
    Regards
    Jean Ashley
    Event Coordinator, ACSE | Deira Dubai
  • From: The ACSE [acse@theacse.com]
    Date: Nov 4, 2018, at 3:03 PM
    Subject: Apply for Travel Grant to Attend ACSTM 2019!
    The ACSE is offering a limited number of travel grants to attend 3rd ACSTM 2019 in Dubai, UAE. The travel grant program aims to facilitate attendance of early-career scientists at the annual meeting by providing travel funds for those in financial need.
    Undergraduate students, graduate students, post docs, pre-tenure faculty, and professionals beginning their careers are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications are due November 15, 2018
    Please visit the Travel Grant website promptly to submit your application.
    Regard
    Asian Conference on Science, Technology & Medicine

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Meetings International, where "measurable researchers head out"

The About Us page (5/19/18) for Meetings International promises to teach you "to be even more audacious and bold than you are now and free to grow your mind, grow your business, and grow your bottom-line." The domain Meetingsint.com also is now hidden by a proxy registrant, but in 2017, it was registered to Srinubabu Gedela, Meetings International Pte Ltd, 28 Bukit Pasoh Road, , Yee Lan Court, Singapore. In orher words, it is yet another way to suck people into paying for Omics events. It seems to have taken over the marketing of the International Conference on Forensic Research & Technology from the Omics front, Conference Series.
 
Just to see who might answer (on 7/11/18), I called the first two numbers on the spam from Forensic Research Conference. The "main theme of the conference is: 'Every Contact Leaves a Trace,'" but these traces produced no contacts. The first number was not intelligible to Google Voice. The second forwarded the call to a different number with no one present and a mailbox that was not working.

The hyperlink in the spam goes to a website for a later conference in Japan rather than the one advertised in Australia. But never fear, the site discusses the Australian market for forensic-science products. The "Scientific Program" tab produces the unedifying response "No pdf." The description of the "Scientific Sessions" (none seem to be scheduled yet) is painful:
Forensic science is that provision for science to criminal and common laws, basically on the criminal side throughout criminal investigation, likewise legislated toward those lawful norms about permissible proof and criminal technique. Measurable researchers collect, preserve, furthermore investigate experimental proof throughout that course about an examination. Same time a few measurable researchers head out to those scenes of the wrongdoing to gather information the proof themselves, others possess a research Centre role, and performing dissection once Questions brought should them toward different people.
The next day's spam advertised the conference in Japan.

Email

Forensic Research 2018
  • From: Forensic Research 2018 [forensicresearch@meetingsintl.com]
    Date: July 10, 2018, 6:05 AM
    Subject: Grab opportunity at Forensic Research
    Dear Dr.David H Kaye ,
    Greetings from Forensic Research Conference!
    We would like to solicit your gracious presence as an honorable speaker at the upcoming "International Conference on Forensic Research & Technology" (Forensic Research Conference) along with external scientific association with the Professors, Students, Researchers, Toxicologists, Pharmacologists, Forensic Specialists, Crime Investigators, Law Practitioners and Business Entrepreneurs around the globe scheduled on July 23-24, 2018 at Melbourne, Australia. The main theme of the conference is: "Every Contact Leaves a Trace".
    We believe that your contribution to this field is unparalleled, on the basis of that we shall want you to oblige us being a member of our committee for Forensic Research 2018. You being a part of this conference shall enhance the reputation of our organization to a great extent.
    We sincerely look forward to your positive reply and hope that you will oblige us by accepting our invitation to join us at Melbourne, Australia.
    Kindly revert for further queries. We appreciate your time and look forward to hearing from you.
    With Regards,
    Johanna Jayson
    Forensic Research Conference Manager
    28 Maxwell Road, #03-05 Red Dot Traffic, Singapore
    Toll free number: 800-101-2526, Direct: +13022316756 (USA) +6531080483
    Email: forensicresearch@meetingseries.org
    [Disclaimer: This is not a spam message, and has been sent to you because of your eminence in the field. If, however, you do not want to receive any email in future from Forensic Research 2018 then reply us with the subject "remove /unsubscribe". We concern for your privacy.]
  • From: Forensic Research 2018 [forensicresearch@meetingsintl.com]
    Date: July 12, 2018, 5:38 AM (and July 16 9:01 AM, and July 19, 5:34 AM)
    Subject: A Step together towards Forensic Research 2018
    Dear Dr.David H Kaye ,
    Greetings for the Day.
    We would like to solicit your gracious presence as an honorable Speaker at the upcoming"International Conference on Forensic Research & Technology" (Forensic Research 2018) along with external scientific association with the Forensic Specialists, Crime Investigators, Law Practitioners and Business Entrepreneurs around the globe scheduled on September 17-18, 2018 at Osaka, Japan. The main theme of the conference is "Every Contact Leaves a Trace"
    Many eminent speakers and companies are going to fill the conference agenda in the form of Oral/Poster/Workshops/Exhibitors.
    It aims to provide a forum for international researchers from different zones of forensic research, DNA analysis, law, fingerprint analysis method development and validation by providing a platform for critical analysis of new data, and to share most recent cutting-edge research findings and results about all aspects of forensic technology.
    For further details please visit our website: Forensic Research 2018 We sincerely look forward to your positive reply and hope that you will oblige us by accepting our invitation to join us at Osaka, Japan.
    With Regards,
    Joanna Jayson
    Conference Manager, Forensic Research 2018 | Osaka, Japan
    28 Maxwell Road, #03-05 Red Dot Traffic, Singapore (069120).
    Phone: +65-31080483 E-Mail: forensicresearch@annualmeetings.net
    [Disclaimer: This is not a spam message, and has been sent to you because of your eminence in the field. If, however, you do not want to receive any email in future from Forensic Research 2018 then reply us with the subject "remove /unsubscribe". We concern for your privacy.]
Toxicology 2018
  • From: Toxicology 2018 [toxicology@meetingsintl.com]
    Date: Oct 6 at 5:53 AM
    Subject: Join your peers at Toxicology 2018
    Event Name : “Global Summit on Toxicology”
    Event Venue: Paris, France.
    Event Date:October 24-25, 2018
    Event Theme:“Toxicology: The Dose Makes the Poison” ...
    Dear Dr.David H Kaye,
    Greetings! Based on your expertise, we welcome you to participate at the above mentioned prestigious event as a speaker. We believe your eminence in this field of work will be an excellent addition to this international event as many of our participants will look forward to hearing and learning from your work. ...
    Hope you consider our invitation and respond back at the earliest.
    We wish you could join us and share your research experience. It would be ideal if you advise us your acknowledgment and accessibility for this forthcoming gathering at this beautiful city of Paris.
    For queries/assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us. Looking forward to your swift and positive response,
    With Regards,
    Pearl Mirza
    Conference Head
    Toxicology 2018
    28 Maxwell Road, #03-05 Red Dot Traffic Singapore (069120). Phone: +65-31080483 E-Mail: toxicology@annualevents.org
    [Disclaimer: This is not a spam message, and has been sent to you because of your eminence in the field. ... We concern for your privacy. ... You are receiving this email because of your relationship with the sender. ...
Petroleum Engineering 2019
  • From: Petroleum Engineering 2019 [petroleumengineering@meetingsintl.com]
    Date: Tue 10/16/2018 11:54 PM
    Subject: Proficiency gathering at Petroleum Engineering 2019
    Dear Colleague,
    Greetings! Hope this email finds you in good health.
    With great pleasure, we would like to extend the invitation to be speaker of our venerated event “International Conference on Petroleum Engineering” (Petroleum Engineering 2019) scheduled during May 22-23, 2019 at Dubai, UAE on the theme “Building Road Map for the Future Generation Energy Need”. ...
    Highlights of Petroleum Engineering 2019
    • Petroleum Engineering ...
    Why to attend Petroleum Engineering 2019
    • Internationally renowned speakers and scientists representation ...
    Participation by Stalwarts from various international societies ...
    We request you to kindly accept our invitation and oblige us. Your support in any form is precious.
    Waiting for your earliest reply.
    Sincerely,
    Artria Mitchel
    Program Manager
    Petroleum Engineering 2019 | Dubai, UAE E-mail: petroleumengineering@annualmeetings.net Contact us: +6531080483 Ext- 7071 Toll Free No: 8008526126
    Disclaimer: This is not a spam message, and has been sent to you because of your eminence in the field [well. I drive a gasoline-powered car]. ... We concern for your privacy.
    You are receiving this email because of your relationship with the sender. ...
  • From: Petroleum Engineering 2019 [petroleumengineering@meetingsintl.com]
    Date: Mon 10/22/2018 9:07 AM and 8:46 AM
    Subject: Proficiency gathering at Petroleum Engineering 2019
    Dear Colleague,
    Greetings!! Hope you doing fine at this moment.
    We are just wondering that whether you received our earlier mail or not. So we thought to remind you once again by dropping few lines.
    We are reaching out you just because we wish you to mark your presence as a speaker at Petroleum Engineering 2019 in Dubai on May 22-23, 2019
    This 2 day convergence would bring together education, networking, policy development, and new technology to one convenient location.
    Based on your expertise and experience in this zone, we are hereby inviting you to participate and deliver a talk or poster presentation at Petroleum Engineering 2019.
    Why to attend Petroleum Engineering 2019 ... .
    We believe inclusion of your name to our program would definitely grab attention of our global attendees.
    We request you to kindly accept our invitation and oblige us. Your support in any form is precious.
    Waiting for your earliest reply.
    Sincerely,
    Artria Mitchel
    Program Manager
    Petroleum Engineering 2019 | Dubai, UAE E-mail: petroleumengineering@annualmeetings.net Contact us: +6531080483 Ext- 7071 Toll Free No: 8008526126 Whatsapp:+65-31080483
    Disclaimer: This is not a spam message, and has been sent to you because of your eminence in the field. If, however, you do not want to receive any email in future from Petroleum Engineering 2019, then click on "OPTOUT" We concern for your privacy.
    You are receiving this email because of your relationship with the sender. ...

Monday, June 11, 2018

The International Conference on Computer Science and Information Engineering (ICCSIE) and the IAAST

I don’t know how to classify the International Conference on Computer Science and Information Engineering (ICCSIE). It is obviously Chinese, but who is really behind it? The domains on the emails and websites are ia-ast.org and iaaset.org. These are registered to “Zheng Zhou Jun Jian Jiao Yu Zi Xun You Xian Gong Si [in] he nan” and “Wang Yan Dong [in] He Nan,” respectively.

The first conference was advertised for 2015, in Ningbo. The contact information was sparse: “Conference Secretary: Miss Zhang, Tel:+86-371-55656603, Email: iccsieconf@163.com.” The second, for 2017, listed “Conference secretary: Echo Liu, TEL: 86-371-6336 9863, E-mail: iccsieconf@163.com.” The third and current conference web site lists “Conference Secretary: Linda You, Tel:+ 86-371-6336 9863, Email: iccsieconf@163.com.”

The one common “organizer” of these three conference is the International Association of Applied Science and Engineering Technology (IAASET). The website states (6/11/18) that the association’s mission “is to foster and conduct collaborative interdisciplinary research in state-of-the-art methodologies and technologies within its areas of expertise.” There is no indication of how it conducts research or what research it has conducted. Instead, it runs conferences in Asia based on the belief that “International academic conference is an important way of academic exchanges for people from academic fields around the whole world.” The website lists a “Committee” of academics, mostly from Taiwan. Although no member is from the mainland, its domain name (aiase.net) is registered to an unnamed person or entity in Hangzhou. The address on the website is RM18H, 27/F Ho King Comm Ctr, 2-16 Fayuen St, Mongkok Kowloon Hong Kong.

CORRECTION (8/7/18 ): IAASET is not the common organizer.

The honor falls to a more elusive International Association of Applied Science and Technology (IAAST). The conference website states that "ICCSIE2018 is organized by Beijing University of Technology and International Association of Applied Science and Technology (IAAST)." The university, Beigongda for short, is real enough, but what exactly is its role in this conference in Xi'an?

IAAST name appears in connection with another university, the Shanghai Maritime University, promoting another conference during the same month. The 2018 International Conference of Computing and System Engineering in Marine Engineering (ICCSEM2018) is slated to start just over two weeks from now, in Zhengzhou. This IAAST conference has no speakers and no meaningful program posted as of today. It has no organizing committee -- only an "Honorary Chairman." The email address and telephone number in the contact information are identical to those for the 3rd International Conference on Computer Science and Information Engineering (ICCSIE2018). The "Conference Secretary" has the same name -- Linda You.
Email
  • From: ICCSIE2018 (iaaset@email.ia-ast.org)
    Sent: Sun 6/10/2018 9:41 PM
    Subject: Invitation——Computer Science and Information Engineering, Sep. 21-22, 2018, Xi’an, China
    Dear sir / madam,
    Greetings! On behalf of the organizing committee, we cordially hope you can join us at the 3rd International Conference on Computer Science and Informataion Engineering (ICCSIE2018), which will be held on September 21-22 in Xi’an, China. We have read your paper entitled “Deadly statistics: quantifying an 'unacceptable risk' in capital punishment”, published in the journal “LAW PROBABILITY & RISK”. You are an internationally acclaimed scholar and educator. Your participation will be among the highlights of the Conference. We sincerely hope that you could accept our invitation.
    ICCSIE2018 is an annual conference that provides a forum for accessing to the most up-to-date and authoritative knowledge from both industrial and academic worlds, sharing best practice in the field of Computer Engineering, Information Engineering, Computer Architecture & Embedded System, Mobile Computing & Pervasive Computing, Software Engineering, and Digital Signal Processing. Your participation at ICCSIE2018 would add great value for your organization and our attendees. [← Judging from my selection, the great value does not come from any expertise in these fields.]
    Thank you for your timely consideration of this invitation, and we look forward to hearing from you soon.
    Best Regards
    Organizing Committee of ICCSIE2018, Tel: + 86-371-6336 9863