Monday, January 30, 2017

From Bulgaria: International Scientific Events and Science Education Foundation

All the conferences seem to be held at the Elenite Holiday Village in Bulgaria, but the identities of the individuals behind them are not apparent. The domain name sciencebg.net is registered to WHOISGUARD, INC., P.O. BOX 0823-03411, PANAMA PANAMA PA, +507.8365503, B8BEAD0F83D340CB8241A9D01BF6553F.PROTECT@WHOISGUARD.COM. The science-events.org domain is registered to DomainsByProxy.com, Scottsdale Arizona 85260 US, +1.4806242599, science-events.org@domainsbyproxy.com.

The International Science Events Facebook page is more revealing. It has the logo "ISE Bulgaria" and the following address information: Oborishte 21, Burgas, Bulgaria 8000, +359 87 840 4118, www.sciencebg.net, Business Service, Always Open.

UPDATE (3 Feb 2019): The conferences --there are six of them on sweeping topics such as "Economy and Safety" and "Ecology and Safety" -- now are in the Flora Exposition Center of Burgas, Bulgaria. The spammer now identifies itself as the Science and Education Foundation
Email
  • 3/20/16 (excerpts): Dear Colleague,
    We have the pleasure of inviting you to participate in conferences, part of International Scientific Events 2016, to be held in Hotel "Royal Castle", Elenite on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast (EU). Conferences in June [are] Agriculture & Food, 4th International Conference; ... Ecology & Safety, 25th International Conference; [and] Materials, Methods & Technologies, 18th International Conference ... Conferences in September[are] Economy & Business, 15th International Conference; Education, Research & Development, 7th International Conference; Language, Individual & Society, 10th International Conference ... The papers presented will be published in open-access journals, part of International Scientific Publications. Certificate of publication and presentation will be provided. Organized by Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Union of Scientists in Bulgaria, Science & Education Foundation and partners. Best regards, International Scientific Events, Bulgaria
  • 5/17/16: Identical email sent with a "note: registration deadline extension applies."
  • 6/3/16: Same email for the three September conferences.
  • 11/27/16, 1/1/17, 2/26/17, 3/20/17: Same email, differing only in dates and conference numbers.
  • From: International Scientific Events [mailto:info@scientific-events.net]
    Sent: Thursday, December 21, 2017 8:35 PM
    Subject: Economy and Business 2018 Conference
    Dear Colleague,
    I am pleased to invite you to participate in the seventeenth International Conference on Economy and Business, to be held between 20th and 24th August 2018 in Elenite, Bulgaria. The event is organized jointly by Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Union of Scientists in Bulgaria, Science & Education Foundation, VUZF University (Bulgaria), Faculty of Economy and Business Administration of University of Craiova (Romania), Faculty of Military Leadership of University of Defence (Czech Republic), Institute of Philosophy and Social and Political Studies (Russia).
    The purpose of this meeting is to bring together researchers and scientists with interests in economics, banking, finance, statistics, business and management to address recent research results and to present and discuss their ideas, theories, technologies, systems, tools, applications, work in progress and experiences. Representatives of 52 universities, institutes and other organizations from 30 countries took part in the previous edition of the conference in 2017. ...
    Sincerely,
    Zdravko Ivanov
    External Relations Department, International Scientific Events
  • From: International Scientific Events [info@scientific-events.net]
    Date: Tue 2/13/2018 6:43 PM
    Subject: Call for Papers: Economy and Business 2018
    [Same as the 12/21/17 email]
  • From: Science & Education Foundation [info@sciencebulgaria.net]
    Date: Dec. 30, 2018, 4:02 PM
    Subject: Economy & Business 2019 Conference
    Dear Colleague,
    I am pleased to invite you to participate in the eighteenth International Conference on Economy and Business, to be held between 20th and 24th August 2019 in Burgas, Bulgaria. The event is organized jointly by Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Union of Scientists in Bulgaria, Science & Education Foundation, VUZF University (Bulgaria), Faculty of Economy and Business Administration of University of Craiova (Romania), Faculty of Military Leadership of University of Defence (Czech Republic), Institute of Philosophy and Social and Political Studies (Russia). The purpose of this meeting is to bring together researchers and scientists with interests in economics, banking, finance, statistics, business and management to address recent research results and to present and discuss their ideas, theories, technologies, systems, tools, applications, work in progress and experiences. Representatives of 52 universities, institutes and other organizations from 30 countries took part in the previous edition of the conference in 2018. ...
    I look forward to hearing from you and hope that you will be able to take time out of your busy schedule to join us for this occasion.
    Sincerely,
    Zdravko Ivanov
    External Relations Department, Science & Education Foundation
  • From: Science and Education Foundation, Bulgaria [science@news-s.info]
    Date: Feb 4, 2019
    Subject: Conference Invitation, Bulgaria 2019
    ACADEMIC NEWSLETTER | February 2019
    Dear Colleague, We are pleased to invite you to participate in conferences, part of International Scientific Events 2019, to be held in Flora Expo Center, Burgas on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast (EU). The conferences are organized by the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, the Union of Scientists in Bulgaria, the Science and Education Foundation and partners. ...
    The papers presented will be published in open-access journals, part of International Scientific Publications. Should you require further information, please don't hesitate to contact us.
    Tell a colleague about our conferences. Even just share this email!
    Sincerely,
    The ISE Team
  • Similar emails on 3/11/19 and 5/13/19 from Zdravko Ivanov, External Relations Department, Science & Education Foundation; 4/4/19 from Science & Education Foundation, Bulgaria

1 comment:

  1. Hello,

    I am glad someone posted the ISE-Bulgaria conference description with the most appropriate title: "Flaky Academic Conferences". If you get registered good luck of getting any information beyond that point as there will be no replies from office@sciencebg.net, or the phones listed (+359 878 404 118 (English)), regardless how many times you try. So I had to quit (fortunately I did not send the money first, and then seek additional information.)

    I was interested in attending The Materials Conference 2018 to be held in Royal Castle, Elenite. It should be noted that the organizers did not miss the opportunity to post gallery of photos upon its conclusion, however. I wonder how those attendants obtained the additional information when needed (which is always the case), and what was their experience.

    Many universities have the list of so called predatory journals and conferences and do not approve the related expenses. One has to wonder about this case.

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