Friday, December 15, 2017

Another OMICS Conference in Disguise: Psychotherapy 2018

Today's email shows OMICS hiding its conference spam behind other names.
From: Psychotherapy 2018 <> ← The domain is registered to none other than Srinubabu Gedel, OMICS Group, 1-90/1 Plot No. 20 & 21, Kavuri Hills, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh 500081, India, +91.404748228,
Dec 15 at 4:28 AM
Hope you are doing well
On the behalf of Psychotherapy 2018 Organising Committee, we would like to solicit your gracious presence at the upcoming International Conference on Psychotherapy and Psychological Disorders which is going to be held in Toronto, Canada on July 11-12, 2018
We are expecting a packed room, containing some of the most prominent personalities and are eager to end the conference with a panel that summarizes what was new at the conference and points to the future.
We are assured that you will be able to act as a member of organising committee and your experience and comments will really add an important dimension to the event.
Participation benefits:
All accepted abstracts for this Congress will be published in the International Journals
Each abstract will be labelled with a DOI provided by Cross Ref
Profiles created in Google under your name will attract worldwide acknowledgment to your research profile
All presentations will be updated in YouTube channel and will be distributed worldwide ← Sometimes I think the Internet and email should not be free. :-)
... International Organizing Committee Members Certification Handbook & conference Kit
Registrants will get 75% abatement on manuscript publication ← Manuscript publication where?
We eagerly await your positive response to accept this invitation for the conference.
For more details, please visit the link: ← The full url is The webpage opens with an audio clip praising the conference in British accented English. The page identifies itself as coming from "Conferenceseries Ltd: World’s leading Event Organizer." Conference Series Ltd (also Conference Series LLC and seems to be a creation by which OMICS advertises conferences without mentioning that they are OMICS events.
... Please do not hesitate to contact or mail us for any further assistance. We appreciate your suggestions and look forward to hear from you.
Best regards, Carmen Belmonte, Program Director, Psychotherapy 2018, One Commerce Center-1201, Orange St. #600, Wilmington, Zip 19899, Delaware, USA ← This address is available to companies regardless of their physical location (for a fee).
02 508 5200 Ext 8002, ←The domain is registered to the disguised OMICS company, Insight Medical Publishing, which uses the same forwarding address in America.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Science Publishing Group (SciencePG)

Science Publishing Group (SciencePG) is an egregious predatory publisher and is allied with the notorious OMICS International.
  • From: Jaquelin
    Sent: Monday, November 20, 2017, 1:30:54 PM EST
    Subject: Submit Your Article and Join the Conference as Keynote Speaker
    Dear Sir or Madam,
    2017 3rd International Conference on Economics, Management and Social Sciences ( will be held at Hangzhou, China during Dec. 11-12, 2017. Now, we sincerely invite scholars and specialists to join us as keynote speakers or submit your valuable papers from all around the world. ...
    Apply Now Contribute Your Research Papers
    Once your papers are accepted, they will be published online in the cooperating journals. Both Abstract and Full Paper are acceptable in the conference, original and unpublished papers are warmly welcomed. Website:, Hangzhou, China, Dec. 11-12, 2017, [The email does not admit to being from SciencePG, but following some links led there.]

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

PEC College's IEEE-EECCMC Spam: "The integrity and security of this message cannot be guaranteed"

The email from "PEC College" may be spam for a real conference. PEC stands for Priyadarshini Engineering College, so PEC College is a name in the style of Joseph Heller's Major Major. The college is "Permanently Affiliated to Anna University." A publication gives some history:
With the sole aim that the accomplishment of the Vision and Mission of the Trust does not get shattered, the matter was referred to the Honorable High Court of Madras for scheming. The Honorable High Court of Madras appointed Retired Justice V.Rengasamy as the Receiver of the Trust in the year 2004 which appointment was confirmed by the Honorable Supreme Court of India, New Delhi. Right from that time Honorable Justice V.Rengasamy with his efficient leadership, guidance and impeccable integrity is administering Priyadarshini Engineering College faithfully following the Vision and Mission of Jai Barath Charitable Trust in letter and spirit and has raised the college to greater heights.
He took initiative to establish palatial buildings and ,,, our labs are deficient free ... .
The advertised conference has no speakers (as of 11/14/17), but it has a committee whose "Chief Patron" is "Honorable Justice V. Rengasamy Administrator, Jai Bharath Charitable Trust."
From: Sanmitha K []
Sent: Tue 11/14/2017 1:49 AM
Subject: [blank]
An IEEE-EECCMC conference is organized by P.E.C College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India during Jan. 28th & 29th of 2018. We are inviting you to participate or contribute your valuable research works in our prestigious conference. Online presentation facility is also provided to authors who are unable to reach the college. The papers which are accepted will be submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore Digital library. The last date of paper submission has been extended to 16th Nov. 2017.
Further details at:
Disclaimer:   The information contained in this email is confidential and may contain proprietary and/or personal information. No warranty is given that this email is free of viruses. The integrity and security of this message cannot be guaranteed on the Internet. Please notify the sender immediately by e-mail if you have received this e-mail by mistake and delete this e-mail from your system.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Allied Academies Is "Promoting Scientific Temperament" with "An Unforgettable Experience in Exploring New Fortuity"

Allied Academies presents itself (11/1/17) as "an established and reputed publisher which started publishing in the year 1994. Initially the focus of the group was to organize conferences and publish articles in the realm of Business and Management, with time the publisher expanded the subject scope and presently focusing on other subject areas." An AA conference website, however, advertises fewer "years of excellence [20] in international meetings."

The conference organizers who solicited me on the basis of my nonexistent "eminence in the diabetes" "are overwhelmed to announce '26th International Conference on Clinical Diabetes' (Clinical Diabetes 2017) as a continuum of our previous successful conference." I too am overwhelmed, especially since the "About Conference" page promises "free communication sessions" and "Fresh New Talent from across the Globe in Health Industry gather[ing] in this world congress." It adds that "Allied Academic Publication is an amalgamation of several esteemed academic and scientific associations known for promoting scientific temperament."

The amalgam's email uses a London address (85 Great Portland St, Marylebone) supplied by a virtual office company. AA is part of the notorious OMICS group, as reflected in the wording of its emails and webpages.
  • From: Clinical Diabetes 2017 []
    Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 11:14 AM
    Subject: Re : Last Chance to attend Clinical Diabetes 2017
    Twenty Sixth International Conference on Clinical Diabetes, December 14-15, 2017 Rome, Italy, Diabetes Management address improvements in Current Therapeutics

    Dear Colleague, With reference to our previous mail that we have sent few days ago to know your participation. We just want to follow-up on an email to know your interest of attending our conference. ...
    Sincerely, Kate Evans, Conference Director | Clinical Diabetes 2017, E-mail:
    The purpose of this email is to welcome you to our upcoming Twenty Sixth International Conference on Clinical Diabetes (Clinical Diabetes 2017) happening during December 14-15, 2017 at Rome, Italy. Call for abstracts and speaking fortuity are open across the diverse topics in Diabetes. Our congress is a leading forum for Diabetologists, Researchers, Endocrinology Scientists, Endocrinologists, Elite Professors and Students provides the ideal environment to disseminate and gain current knowledge in the areas of Diabetes.
    The main theme of the conference is Diabetes Management address improvements in Current Therapeutics which covers a wide range of critically important sessions from basic research to innovations in the areas of Clinical Diabetes. ... The Clinical Diabetes 2017 Committee is pleased to announce that they are currently accepting proposals for Symposia and Workshops on the above given topics. All proposals must be submitted to We are very confident that we will definitely offer you an unforgettable experience in exploring new fortuity. ...
    Regards, Kate Evans, Conference Director | Clinical Diabetes 2017, 85 Great Portland St, Marylebone, London W1W 7LT, UK, E-mail:
    Disclaimer: This is not a marketing message, and has been sent to you because of your eminence in the diabetes. ....
  • Identical Email identical to the above sent Friday, September 15, 2017 12:21 AM with the subject line "Gentle Reminder-Guest Speaker for Clinical Diabetes at Rome, Italy"
  • From: Advanced Nano 2017 []
    Sent: Wednesday, July 5, 2017 3:30 AM
    Subject: Gentle Reminder : Book mark your dates for Advanced Nano 2017
    Dear Colleague, We contacted you by email earlier, since we have not yet received a response from you regarding submission of abstract and your participation as a speaker, we are taking the liberty of re-sending this mail as we are aware that you may be engaged in other activities or my E-mail may not have successfully reached you. Meet 300+ Speakers @
    Sincerely, Sophia Anne, Program Manager, Advanced Nano 2017
    We take great pleasure in inviting you to the "20th International conference on Advanced Nanotechnology". The conference is being held at Amsterdam, Netherlands from September 11 to September 12 2017. ... [B]randing and marketing opportunities ... are planned for these two days. ... The global market for nanotechnology products was valued at $22.9 billion in 2013 and increased to about $26 billion in 2014. This market is expected to reach about $64.2 billion by 2019; a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.8% from 2014 to 2019. ... Submit your speaker presentation/Poster presentation ... Your presence at this conference is important to us. We look forward to seeing you there.
    Sincerely, Sophia Anne, Program Manager, Advanced Nanotechnology Conference, Allied Academies Meetings Ph.: +1 (828) 214 3944, Customer Service: +1 (888) 843 8169

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Institute for Peace and Dialogue: "a stage to engage"

The Institute for Peace and Dialogue presents itself as a Swiss non-profit organization. Its domain name is registered to Elmas Hueseynli, Apostelgasse 17/20, AT-1030 Wien, Austria, and the technical contact is World4You Internet Services GmbH, Gerald Auer, Hafenstrasse 47-51, AT-4020 Linz, Austria.
  • From: Fakhrinur Huseynli <>
    Date: 9/17/2017
    Re: Switzerland, 2nd ZurichEduCaExpo 14-15 March 2018, Call for Exhibitors
    Dear representatives of universities, state institutions, companies and respected institutions,
    It is our immense pleasure to invite you to ZurichEduCaExpo 2018, 2nd International Education and Career Exhibition, which will be held in Zurich, Switzerland during 14-15 March 2018.
    With ZurichEduCaExpo 2018 – 2nd International Education and Career Exhibition, IPD primarily strives to provide educational, governmental & non governmental institutions as well as companies and recruitment agencies worldwide a stage to engage with their targeted audiences, promote their bespoke and tailored programs and ultimately enable visitors to gain first-hand insights on excellent academic and career opportunities offered by a broad range of exhibitors. The two-day fair is aimed to help a wide audience including school-leavers, undergraduate & graduate level students, domestic & international degree seeking students and job-seekers to take crucial decisions on their future study and career paths. The event heralds the platform for those, who are prone to gain exposure to new perspectives in the areas of education and career progression. Whether you’re inclined to pursue a new domestic opportunity or give your career a boost via securing an overseas job, ZurichEduCaExpo is a perfect platform to deal with your study and career aspirations in the ultimate way. ...
    Early bird fee for participation at the exhibition is EUR 1800 (deadline for payment is 15th November 2017). Standard fee for participation at the exhibition is EUR 2200 (deadline for payment is 22nd December 2017).
    ... ZurichEduCaExpo 2018 event will provide all the exhibitors with following services under paid fee:
    - Exhibition space for the each exhibitor constituting 3 sqm.
    - Invitation for participation of 2 exhibitor representatives
    - All day snack buffet during the expo (nespresso coffee, ronnefeldt tea, different juices, fruit platter, chocolate, shakes, sweet & salty components)
    - Basic fair equipment (1 table, 2 chairs, name badges)
    - 2 bottles 1 litre still water per day ...
    Exhibition Location:The exhibition venue is Novotel Zurich City-West Hotel. Once the confirmation letter from IPD is received, please feel free to contact the hotel for booking the accommodation. The total space of the exhibition hall is 270sqm. ...  More information about the upcoming event can be found under the following link: ...
    Your ZurichEduCaExpo Team Contact persons:  Mrs. Fidan Alakbarli, Mr. Rovshan Mammadov, Mr. Fakhrinur Huseynli
Address: Hegenheimerstrasse 175, 4055 Basel, Switzerland
Contact eMail:
Tel: +41764316170

Friday, September 22, 2017

IIIS Seeks "Trandisciplinarity" and "Co-regulative Cybernetic Loops"

A paragraph "About Us" states that "Integration is a main purpose of the international Institute of Informatics and Systemics (IIIS) "• Integration among disciplines: Inter-Disciplinary Research, Education, and Communication. • Integration of Academic Activities: Research, Education, and Consulting/Real life Problem solving.• Integration among Academy, Industry, and Society." This means that "Consequently, IIIS organizes multidisciplinary conferences ... ." The "Current Main Purpose" is turgid:
A main purpose ... is to foster knowledge integration processes, interdisciplinary communication, and integration of academic Activities. Based on 1) the trandisciplinarity of the systemic approach along with its essential characteristic of emphasizing relationships and integrating processes, and 2) on the multidisciplinary support of informatics concepts, notions, theories, technologies, and tools, the IIIS has been organizing in its initial phase multidisciplinary conferences as a platform for fostering inter-disciplinary communication and knowledge integration processes. In many senses, Intra- and Inter-disciplinary Communications are polar opposites. They do not contradict, but complement, each other. Table 1 schematically contrasts characteristics of both kinds of academic communication. Up to the present, the IIIS has been using the format of conversational sessions to support interdisciplinary communications processes. Table 2 schematically contrasts characteristics of both kinds of academic communications. As a second phase, IIIS is starting a process of written interdisciplinary communication via special issues in its journals, short monographs, multiple author books, etc. Multi-disciplinary conferences are organized by the IIIS as support for both intra- and inter-disciplinary communication. Processes of intra-disciplinary communication are mainly achieved via traditional paper presentations in corresponding disciplines, while conversational sessions regarding trans- and interdisciplinary topics are means for inter-disciplinary communications. Intra- and inter-disciplinary communications might generate co-regulative cybernetic loops, via negative feedback, and synergic effects, via positive feedback loops, in which both kinds of communications could increase their respective effectiveness. Figure 1 shows at least two cybernetic loops ...
Loopy indeed.

The "institute" appears be located in Caracas. A web page gives a "postal address" of 13750 West Colonial Dr, Suite 350 - 408 Winter Garden, Florida 34787 U.S.A., but the domain is registered to Int'l Inst. of Informatics & Systemics, Torre Prof. La California, Suite PH-4, Av. Fco. de Miranda, La California Norte, Caracas, Venezuela, +58.2129621325, The spam includes another Caracas address.
  • Date: 9/22/17, 2:22 am
    From: PISTA 2018 <>
    Subject: 1st CFP - Politics and Informatics (July 8-11, 2018)
    Please consider contributing by submitting an article to the Special Track on Politics and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications: PISTA 2018 (, being organized in the context of the 12th International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics, and Informatics (IMSCI 2018), to be held on July 8 - 11, 2018, in Orlando, Florida, USA, jointly with:
    • The Special Track on Social and Organizational Informatics and Cybernetics: SOIC 2018
    • The Special Track on Qualitative Research, Modeling, and Methodologies: QRMSE 2018
    • The Symposium on Innovation and Entrepreneurship: SIE 2018
    • The 22nd World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics: WMSCI 2018
    The respective web sites of the above events and the others being jointly organized can be found at the general CFP posted at:
    To submit your article, please click the "Authors" tab on the conference website. Submissions for face-to-face and virtual presentations are both accepted.
    The deadlines for this first CFP are the following: • October 10th, 2017: Article submissions • October 10th, 2017: Invited session proposals • November 23rd, 2017: Notifications of acceptance • December 14th, 2017: Uploading of camera-ready or final version
    IMSCI/PISTA and all its collocated events are being indexed by Elsevier's SCOPUS since 2005. The 2018 proceedings will also be sent to Elsevier's SCOPUS.
    Authors of early submissions to PISTA 2018 (or any of its collocated events) and, consequently, of early acceptances and registrations will be:
    a Considered in the selection of keynote speakers because this selection will need additional reviews.
    b. Invited for submitting a second paper on special topics; which, if accepted, will require no additional fee for its presentation. These topics, which will be selected by the Organizing Committee, are very important topics, but are not necessarily among the usual grants priorities. The IIIS will finance this kind of papers which are important for many authors but are not among the priorities of policy makers in organizations which might financially be supporting participations in conferences.
    Details about the following issues have also been included at the URLs given above:
    • Pre- and post-conference virtual sessions.
    • Virtual participation.
    • Two-tier reviewing combining double-blind and non-blind methods.
    • Access to reviewers’ comments and evaluation average.
    • Waiving the registration fee of effective invited session organizers.
    • Best papers awards.
    • Publication of best papers in the Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics (JSCI), which is indexed in EBSCO, Cabell, DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals), and Google Scholar, and listed in Cabell Directory of Publishing Opportunities and in Ulrich’s Periodical Directory. (All papers to be presented at the conference will be included in the conference printed and electronic proceedings)
    Please consider forwarding to the appropriate groups who might be interested in submitting contribution to the above mentioned collocated events. New information and deadlines are posted on the conference and the IIIS web site (especially at the URL provided above).
    Best regards, PISTA 2018 Organizing Committee
    If you wish to be removed from this mailing list, you may unsubscribe here. If you have difficulty with the unsubscribe link, you may also send an e-mail to with REMOVE MLCONFERENCES in the subject line.  Address: C.C. El Placer II, Suites 5 & 7, Caracas, Venezuela.
  • Date: 10/2/17
    From: IREPS/RC 2018 <>
    Re: CFP - Relating Academic Activities, Research and Consulting, or Research and Practice  - March 13-16, 2018
    Please consider to contribute by submitting an article for the special tracks(s):
    Integrating Academic Activities: Research, Education and Real Life Problem Solving: IREPS 2018
    Research and Consulting, Research via consulting and consulting via research: R&C 2018
    These special tracks are being organized in the context of the 9th International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics: IMCIC 2018, to be held on March 13 - 16, 2018, in Orlando, Florida, USA
    Your contribution might be on specific cases or general experience-based reflections on the importance of relating academic activities among themselves or with practice, consulting, industry or society at large (IREPS/RC 2018,
    Submission deadline: October 20th, 2017. Other deadlines, as well as the URLs of the different events, are provided at the general CFP provided at the web page given above. To submit your article, please send an abstract (200-400 words) or an extended abstract (400-1000 words) attached to an email addressed to: ireps (at) This event will include at least one plenary keynote address, conversational session(s), presentation session(s) of the articles submitted and accepted as a consequence of this specific Call for Articles.
    1. All accepted and presented full papers (2000-5000 words) will be included in the IMCIC 2018 proceedings.
    2. A special issue of the Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics (JSCI) will be published on Integrating Academic Activities: Research, Education and Real Life Problem Solving and/or on Research and Consulting, if an adequate number of articles are submitted, accepted and, consequently, presented at the conference (an example can be found at Otherwise, best papers and papers accepted by the reviewers of the Journal will be published in JSCI's regular issues. JSCI is indexed by EBSCO, Cabell, DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals), Academic Journals Database, and Google Scholar and listed in Cabell Directory of Publishing Opportunities and in Ulrich’s Periodical Directory.
    Jorunal's [sic] reviewers will review the full paper published in the conference proceedings. More details regarding the journal's publication can be found at the CFP posted at the web page given above, at the beginning of this email.
    Best regards, IREPS/RC 2018 Organizing Committee
    If you wish to be removed from this mailing list, you may unsubscribe here. If you have difficulty with the unsubscribe link, you may also send an e-mail to with REMOVE MLCONFERENCES in the subject line.  Address: C.C. El Placer II, Suites 5 & 7, Caracas, Venezuela.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Forensics 2017

I was not sure what to make of the invitation to "to present your latest research work in the I – International Caparica Conference in Translational Forensics through a 15 minutes slots for advance researchers." The conference slogan looked familiar. It is the second sentence of the U.S. Declaration of Independence: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." To advance my happiness, it advised me that "As a welcome speaker," I would receive "a reduction of 45% in the conference fee, from 450€ to 250€ in early bird registration phase."

Likewise, the conference website (9/3/17) is not entirely reassuring.
  • It explains that "The I International Caparica Conference in Translational Forensics aims to connect in a transversal way all of us involved in Forensics with the objective of join together as many forensic disciplines as possible."
  • The topics the speakers promise to address are all over the board, from forensic ergonomics to hypothermia (along with a number of talks with titles to be "available soon").
Nevertheless, this wide-ranging conference seems to be an effort of assistant chemistry professors at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Expertise in forensic science might be an issue, but this conference does not seem run by a nefarious or scientifically unqualified group. As such, I would not dismiss it as a fake scientific conference.
From: José Luis Capelo Martínez (
Sent: 3/22/17
Subject: Professor Capelo (conference chair) NOVA University of Lisbon - Welcome as an Oral Speaker for Forensics 2017 Conference
On behalf of the scientific committee, I am glad to let you know that, due to your outstanding contributions to the field, you are welcome to present your latest research work in the I – International Caparica Conference in Translational Forensics through a 15 minutes slots for advance researchers. The I – International Caparica Conference in Translational Forensics is going to be held in Caparica, Lisbon (Portugal), this year 2017 during the month of November, days 20, 21, 22 and 23.
For further information, please visit:
As a welcome speaker you have a reduction of 45% in the conference fee, from 450€ to 250€ in early bird registration phase.
The fee includes breakfast, lunch, dinner access to the conference venue´s indoor and outdoor pools, Gym and a SPA facility. In addition, there is a golf course that can be rented at a reduced fee. To have this entire package included in the conference fee you must book in the conference venue. Coffee breaks are included for all participants. See more at Hotel Aldeia dos Capuchos, Golf &amp; Spa. Room costs 80€/per person in double shared room or 100€ in a single room.
Indeed there are plenty of reasons to register in our conference:
- Present and share your ideas with your peers: Academic Researchers, Companies, Colleagues and Students initiating their professional careers, will be sharing their own works. Information on plenary lectures, keynote speakers and confirmed speakers can be consulted in the webpage.
- New networking opportunities: The FORENSICS 2017 aims to connect and start a dialogue between a large numbers of researchers in the different disciplines in forensic area. The idea is to share the new advances in forensic research technology and to brainstorm and report on their implementation at all levels. Furthermore, with the dynamic interaction expected during the talks, coffee breaks and plenary sessions, young researchers will have a unique opportunity to improve their knowledge and career opportunities.
- A friendly environment: The perfect place for the perfect event: Hotel Aldeia dos Capuchos, Golf &amp; Spa.
- Social Events: Welcome dinner, Visit to Lisbon and Gala dinner.
Please note that the complete scientific program is being continuously updated on the conference webpage. We hope to see you at this international conference and we look forward to hearing from you soon. If you need additional information do not hesitate to contact me at your earliest convenience. Thank you very much for your attention and best regards,
On behalf of the Scientific Committee, Carlos Lodeiro, PhD, MSc, FRSC, J. L. Capelo, PhD, MSc, FRSC, Conference Chairs
We look forward to meeting you in Portugal, November 2017