Thursday, August 8, 2019

United Scientific Group will promulgate the noble research findings

United Scientific Group (USG) "will promulgate the noble research findings ... to make a step-change in the fields of science and technology." Despite such phrasing on the USG website, the address is in Texas ("8105, Suite 12, Rasor Blvd, Plano, TX 75024 USA") and the phone numbers are 408-426-4832 and 844-395-4102. The website lists Sudhakar A Yakkanti as "associate vice president" and Kenneth Blum as "founding president."

Both have substantial academic credentials, but Wikipedia reports that in addition to founding USG, Dr. Blum has sold dietary supplements to treat "reward deficiency syndrome," a term he coined but that has not been validated. The OMICS Group (widely regarded as a predatory publisher and conference organizer) was pleased to appoint him their 200th editor-in-chief. Indded, OMICS called him "the father of Psychiatric Genetics," although Quackwatch has a less grandiose description.) He also keeps busy as an editor for Peerztech (which appointed a dog to one of its editorial boards), Austin Publishing Group, and ScienceForecast, not to mention writing an entire journal for USG devoted to his "reward deficiency syndrome" theory.

To join Dr. Blum at USG, Dr. Yakkanti "resigned his position as Editor-in-Chief .. and as member of other positions held at OMICS Group journals and conferences to pursue a new direction closer to his heart." The press release adds that "Dr. Yakkanti is appreciative of the time he spent with OMICS Group journals ... ."
Email
  • From: Medpath-2020 (secretary@medpathologyconference.com)
    Date: 6 August 2019 1:11 PM
    Subject: Medpath-2020 Houston
    Good Morning! We request your presence at the International Conference on Medical Pathology (MedPath-2020) which has been scheduled for February 17 - 19, 2020 in Houston, TX, USA. Medpath-2020 is a three-day event specifically designed for the discussion on rapidly evolving global Pathology research and industry. We would like to know the availability of you to share your recent research findings as podium presentation.
    Our Speakers Line-up:
    Gene P. Siegal, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
    Sridevi Devaraj, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX
    John Hicks, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
    Mari Mino-Kenudson, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
    Carl Morrison, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo, NY
    Andy N.D. Nguyen, University of Texas-Houston, Houston, TX
    Herbert Budka, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
    Jun Teruya, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX
    Meenakshi B. Bhattacharjee, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, TX
    Rudolph Castellani, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
    Awaiting your positive response. Thank you.
    Best Regards,
    Ramya Chelikani
    Conference Manager Medpath-2020

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Welcome to Join in ICMESS

ICMESS 2019 promises that "All accepted papers will be published on ICMESS2019 proceedings by Atlantis Press. The proceedings will be included in Advances in Economics, Business and Management Research (ISSN: 2352-5428), which will be submitted for indexing ... ." These "Advances" are a shell supplied by Atlantis Press, which invites all conference organizers to publish proceedings under this catchall title.

The server (116.255.175.13) from which the email came is owned by CNC Group CHINA169 Henan Province Network in Linfen (Yueyang), China. The Changsha ICMESS2019 in the email is not listed among the 24 ICMESS2019's organized by the very flaky Researchfora -- which bills itself as the "World's largest Non-profitable professional organization" and "one among the leading organization of world to inculcate technical revolution among scholars, brilliants, geniuses and wizards of the world." I do not know who is behind the Changsha ICMESS.
Email
  • From: ICMESS'19 [Beacher@mail7.breaking-heart.com]
    Date: 26 July 2019 11:38 AM
    Subject: To know more about ICMESS in this Email | Deadline: 07-29
    Print your papers on the proceedings of ICMESS2019
    ICMESS2019 (Changsha, China August 30-31) is calling for papers. Original, high impact research papers about Management, Economics and Social Science all are welcomed. cfp@icmess2019.org is the conference email for submission. We are looking forward to receiving your papers by the end of 7-29.
    All submissions should be original, must be unpublished, and must not be submitted to other venues during the review period. The symposium language is English or Chinese. Your contributions will be included in the conference proceedings. The book will be published after the conference opening, named Advances in Economics, Business and Management Research (ISSN: 2352-5428) with indexed by CNKI, CPCI-SSH,Scholar Google.
    Conference Program: Keynote Speech, Regular Presentations, Tea Coffee and Conference Lunch. Enjoy yourself in the city with long history and rich culture.
    More themes of interest or more details of the conference are at [website].
    [No signature line]

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Colossal Facet is Blooming the Scientific Facet with a Covet Vision.

Colossal Facet is "always creating and adjusting our information and working strategies to guarantee that the wellbeing framework is at the bleeding edge of logical and also authoritative thinking and practice." It wants to "Innovate and diversify the upheaval." It has "support from almost various associations" for "Thriving the scientific committee" and "Blooming the scientific facet with a covet vision."

The website (visited 6 July 2019) of this colossal farce bespeaks three impressive accomplishments -- time travel, conference superposition, and teleportation. Two of the five upcoming Colossal conferences were held last year at the same time and place. At least, I think it is the same place, but no more specific location than Washington DC appears. The teleportation part comes from the Accomodation Notice accompanying the map of the Washington area. It explains that "Due to overbooking" it was necessary to "propose the following Hotels nearby from which the Conference Venue can be easily reached" -- the "Boutique Hotel Liberty - 3 stelle - Via Massarenti 98/c - Bologna" and the "Best Western Hotel Tower - 4 stelle - Viale Lenin 43 - Bologna."

The putative address of Colossal Facet is 23B Bridge Street, Blyth, NE24 2A, Northumberland, UK. The email uses the address 19C Trolley Square, Wilmington, DE 19806, but it came through an ACT Fibernet server (IP address 49.204.225.34) in Hyderabad. The US address also is used by the flaky Bioaccent Group.

The principals behinds the domain names for Colossal and its conferences are well hidden by GoDaddy's Domains by Proxy. However, on 25 July 2016, Koti Rahul Goutam incorporated Colossal as an Indian private corporation with the email address rahulgowtam@gmail.com and the physical address 12-8-356, Alugadda Bavi Mettuguda, Secunderabad Hyderabad TG 500017.
Email
  • From: Nursing Healthcare Summit [associate@nursinghealthcare.info]
    Date: Fri 5 July 2019 12:49 PM
    Subject: Global Summit on Nursing and Healthcare 2020, Oslo, Norway
    We would like to solicit your gracious presence at the upcoming “Global Summit on Nursing and Healthcare” during June 15-17, 2020 at Oslo, Norway. The main aim of the conference is to provide a forum for scientists, academicians, healthcare professionals, nurses and to bring them under one roof, which will help in gaining knowledge and by creating more opportunities to explore research in the field of healthcare and nursing.
    The Organizing Scientific Committee and the Keynote Forum is formed by renowned personalities in the fields of Nursing and Healthcare, including: Wendy Nicholson, Deputy Head of WHO collaborating centre at Public Health England (UK); Deborah M Leveille, Dean of Nursing at Fortis College-Montgomery, National Nursing Curriculum Committee Chair (USA); Toni Clayton, Associate Dean Health Professions at Southern New Hampshire University (USA); Stacey Rosenberg, Associate Dean of Nursing at Southern New Hampshire University (USA); Francis Nii Lanteye, President Mental Health and Well-Being Foundation (Australia); Claudia Mika, Founder and CEO Temos International GmbH, (Germany); Michelle Black, Director, Founder, Elegrow (Australia); Jane Lambert, Founder and CEO of ECG (UK) and many more..
    The member of the Scientific Committee will deliver the keynote Speech. More invited Speakers will join. If you are interested to join kindly submit your abstract ... .
    In closing, we would be pleased and honored if you would consent to be our Speaker. We would like to provide you complete waiver on accommodation if you could register for early bird. Should you have any query about the Conference please address your correspondence to info@nursinghealthcaresummit.com
    We hope to see you in Oslo, Norway.
    Warm Regards
    Divya Ramanujan, Program Manager
    Barbara Mai, Director, Mai Center for Wellness and Energy Therapies (UK)
    The Organizing Committee, Nursing-2020 19C Trolley Square, Wilmington, DE 19806, USA

Friday, June 21, 2019

Magnus Group (MG), where you can sail your boat and pick the pearls

"Magnus Group (MG) is initiated to meet a need and to pursue collective goals of the scientific community specifically focusing in the field of Science, Engineering, and technology to endorse exchanging of the ideas & knowledge which facilitate the collaboration between the scientists, academicians and researchers of same field or interdisciplinary research." If that vacuous and chaotic sentence is not enough for you, the About Us page adds that
Our conference and workshops can be well titled as ‘ocean of knowledge’ where you can sail your boat and pick the pearls, leading the way for innovative research and strategies empowering the strength by overwhelming the complications associated within the respective fields.
It is a little hard to believe the Virginia  address is the international headquarters of MG. Its domain names were registered by Privacy Protect.

The conference spam I received listed Adrian Yousef Rojeab among the speakers. "The London College" at which he is said to be a "lecturer and researcher" does not have a faculty directory, and no CV seems to be anywhere else on the web. Nevertheless, it is easy to see that Dr. Rojeab is very active on the flaky conference circuit. Educated as an electrical engineer, he spoke on the same topic -- "Novel strategy to cure cancer" at least four times:
(1) in 2017 at OMICS' 19th Euro Congress on Cancer Science and Therapy (which was combined with the 25th Cancer Nursing & Nurse Practitioners Conference);
(2) the same year at the 10th International Conference on Cancer Stem Cells and Oncology Research in London; and again at
(3) Allied Academies' 2018 International Conference on Cancer Therapy in Osaka; as well as
(4) the International Conference on Immuno - Oncology and Cancer Science in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
There may be others. His name popped up on a BIT Fourth World Congress on Robotics. If you attend the Magnus conference, let us know if he has made progress on this "direct, right, and simple treatment." It is "a magnetic action on opposing the cancer cells" that inhibits "the lengthening of the telomere of the cancer."
Email
  • From: Cancer 2019 [cancertech@magnusscigroup.com]
    Date: 21 June 2019 7:33 AM
    Subject: David Kaye: Reserve your seat at International Cancer Conference, 2019
    I hope this email finds you well.
    I am hoping to have the opportunity to discuss about your participation as a speaker in the upcoming conference “3rd Edition of International Cancer Conference” (ICC 2019) in September 23-25, 2019 at London, UK and would be so excited if you join us. The main theme of the conference is “Cancer Free World – Possible or Not” covers a wide range of critically important sessions. ...
    I encourage you to respond to let me know your interest to attend and deliver a lecture on your specific topic of choice at the conference, please kindly submit title of your talk and short biography as a positive acknowledgement towards your participation.
    Thanks and Regards
    Elena Edward
    Conference Manager (ICC 2019)
    1033 Sterling Rd, Unit 104 Herndon, VA 20170, USA Office +1 (702) 988-2320 Email: cancer@magnusconferences.com

Monday, April 8, 2019

Conference Next Builds "One Modest Dynamic Runway"

Conference Next advertises conferences, but I do not think it organizes any. If it has the foggiest idea of what it is advertising, there was no indication in the email praising the Flaky Journal Blog.  According to website, "Conferencenext is one such platform which uniquely positions all the conferences of all the streams, domains and nature into one modest dynamic runway."

The domain name conferencenext.com was registered by Technoarete Research And Development Association, 4a,girija appartment,mmda signal Arrumbakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600106, India, +91.9944046574, bpdevelopment15(at)gmail.com. The original registrant in 2015 was "Nier." Nier was more secretive, giving no street address and inserting the bogus telephone number +91.123456789. But Nier and the R&D association have the same postal code and gmail account.
Email
  • From: Ronan James [conferencenext04@gmail.com]
    April 8, 2019, 9:52:26 AM EDT
    Hi DH Kaye,
    I just love the great online place you're running and I would like to be a part of it by collaborating with you. I really liked the post http://flakyj.blogspot.com/ and the blog is so informative.
    By the way I'm Ronan. We' re conducting international conferences in-universe ends and organizers to help their visitors to find our site conferencenext.com/.
    Since it has thousand of followers, subscribers and monthly more than fifteen thousand of visitors are visiting our site https://conferencenext.com/. We're giving to assure you definitely our site really useful to your regular audience. If you're interested to add our site link into your site http://flakyj.blogspot.com/.
    If you have any questions or need any help setting it up, let me know!
    Thanks
    -Ronan
    Conference Next Team

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Conferences from an Unnamed Organizer in China

I am seeing more spam for conferences that do not disclose who is behind the conference -- no names (fictitious or otherwise), no addresses, nothing but a one-off conference name and website.The separate conference webpages, some of which claim to have American universities as co-sponsors, contain the same Beijing mobile telephone number: +86-13618615451. The email originated from a Chinese server, and the email addresses on the individual conference websites are for accounts from Chinese email service providers.

Conference names with the Beijing number include AICAE2019 (zai Wuhan), CEME2018 (Shanghai), CIMNS2018 (Wuhan), ECAE2018 (Wuhan), EMCAR2019 (Beijing), ICEPECA2019 (Wuhan), ICEPESE2018 (Xiamen), and SSEMR2019 (Hangzhou).

Another common feature is a promise of publication in a DEStech journal (for "excellent" papers). The publisher has been characterized as predatory.
Email
  • X-Originating-IP: [122.114.120.249]
    From: SSEMR'19 [Wanda@mail3.recent-based.com]
    Date: Wed, 3 Apr 2019 02:30:11 +0800
    Subject: To experts/scholars: The 2019 SSEMR call for articles by 04/12
    Sending Your Paper to Join us from May 26-27, 2019
    The purpose of 2019 International Conference on Social Science, Economics and Management Research (SSEMR2019) is to serve as a platform for international exchange of ideas, collaborations, and cooperation. This platform provides an excellent venue for presentation & discussion of novel research ideas, designed to welcome academicians, professors, students, and industry practitioners. We sincerely invite you to participate us by sending your paper to us. Submission E-mail: ssemr2019@sina.com before 12 April.
    Papers’ Topics
    Theoretical, applied and, empirical research in multidisciplinary areas of business, finance, marketing, management, accounting, MIS, public administration, economics, business law, business education, and related fields are welcome.
    As for Publication
    Excellent papers will be published on Economics, Business and Management (ISSN: 2475-8868). And those will be submitted to Thomson Reuters Web of Science CPCI-SSH (ISSHP) and CNKI Scholar for indexing after the publication is over.
  • X-Originating-IP: [116.255.251.15]
    From: SSEMR'19 [Eddy@mail3.other-parks.com]
    Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2019 16:31:36 +0800
    Subject: -This email carries our sincere expectation that you can submit-[Deadline: April 29]
    2019 International Conference on Social Science, Economics and Management Research (SSEMR2019) will be a kind of academic bridge between different cultures, scientific attitudes, and academic stages and is aimed at gathering researchers from all around the world, thus contributing for a global flow of the newest scientific thoughts and promotion of Social Science, Economics and Management Research.
    Supporting the development we welcome submissions in all academic areas related to Social Science, Economics and Management Research. Please deliver your papers to ssemr2019@sina.com before 04.29.
    Proceedings: The submitted full papers will be peer-reviewed, accepted and registered full papers will be published on Economics, Business and Management (ISSN: 2475-8868) and will be indexed by ISSHP|CNKI Scholar.
    To Solicit TPC: You can deliver your CV to ssemr2019@sina.com if you want to be the TPC of SSEMR2019.
  • X-Originating-IP: [116.255.164.16]
    From: MESS2019 [Katie@mail2.destiny-look.com]
    Date: Jun 24 2019 6:35 AM
    Subject: Keynote Speaker Invitation from MESS2019
    5th Annual International Conference on Modern Education and Social Science December 20-21, 2019, Guangzhou, China Mess2019 Topics of interest include, but are not limited to 1. Human Sciences and Society 2. Education 3. Art, Law, Culture and Politics
    If you are willing to be our keynote Speaker according to your research areas, please send your CV , MUST INCLUDES Name, Title, research area, university and email to us. Email: messcpci &vip.163.com [please replace &with@] Phone: +86- 186#279#181#37
    [The publisher for (the aptly named?) MESS2019 is Atlantis Press, but DEStech was listed for previous incarnations.]

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Academy of Art Science & Technology (AAST) "reaches out to all paradises and global cosmos"

The Academy of Art Science & Technology (AAST) website advertises "an awesome opportunity to join the world of scholars and become part of this conference by presenting your effort in the multiple disciplines regarding business, technology, science and social subjects." "This conference" refers to a conference in Dubai and another in Singapore. Two conferences might not sound like a lot, but every imaginable topic falls within the purview of the International Conference on Trends and Innovations in Management, Engineering, Sciences and Humanities (ICTIMESH-19)and the International Conference on Innovative Practices in Management, Engineering & Social Sciences (IPMESS-19).

The website for the latter conference vacuously explains that AAST's "main objective ... is to promote scientific and educational activities by improving the theory and practice of various disciplines and sectors." Moreover, "[t]he academy being one of the largest professional association [sic],"is not at a loss for words:
AAST International Conference is a global class interactive professional association for technical development and scientific knowledge creation where the international academics and professional community often meet and share their experience and wisdom in the forum that leads to its growth in addition to updates on cutting edge advancement on relevant research fields and technology. The academy organizes several desks of unique discussions which make our conferences a perfect platform for B2B interactions and academic niche for all scientific research oriented interactions covering the entire canopy of academic research and development that affects world academic research and relevant development association.
The academy along with its team reaches out to all developed and developing countries, paradises, exotic islands, harbour cities, hill stations, and global cosmos to make the activities of this nurtured forum provide innovative and unique solutions for challenges the world is facing."
The AAST domain name aastconference.org has an IP address in India (Haryana, Faridabad). No physical address or individual names appear on the one-page website or in the email.
Email
  • From: ipmess19=aastconference.org@bounces.elasticemail.net on behalf of; IPMESS-2019 [ipmess19@aastconference.org]
    Date: Tue Apr. 9:34 AM
    Subject: IPMESS-19, Singapore Conference, June 20-23, 2019
    International conference on Innovative Practices in Management, Engineering & Social Sciences (IPMESS-19), SINGAPORE, is being organized under the ageis [sic] of Academy of Art, Science & Technology (AAST), the main objective of which is to promote scientific and educational objectives by improving the theory and practice of various disciplines and sectors. IPMESS-19 aims to provide solutions to the challengs [sic] from Industry, research and academia across the field of Engineering & technology, business management, Physical Sciences and social sciences. AAST invites papers for IPMESS-19 for Engineering and Technology, Business and Economics, Social Science & Humanities, Education and Physical life and Health Science
    Registered Participants will be offered complimentary excursion tour to Singapore Zoo and Singapore City on June 21 & 22, 2019 respectively. ...
    Sincerely your's,
    AAST Team
  • From: Dr. G.K Khamba [aastconferenceseries@gmail.com[
    Date: Sun28 July 2019 8:11 PM
    Subject: ICTIMESH 19, Dubai International Conference Dec. 18-21, 2019
    Academy of Art, Science & Technology (AAST) cordially invites you to International conference on Trends & Innovations in Management, Engineering, Science & Humanities (ICTIMESH-19), DUBAI, Dec. 18-21, 2019. IPMESS-19 is an international convention for advancement of academic research in engineering & technology, business management, and social sciences that invites academics, independent scholars and researchers from around the world to meet and exchange the latest ideas, frontiers, innovations, advancements and developments in the contemporary disciplines. AAST invites papers for ICTIMESH-19 for Engineering and Technology, Business and Economics, Social Science & Humanities, Education and Physical life and Health Science
    All Participants will be offered complimentary excursion tour to Abu Dhabi and Dubai City on Dec 19 & 20, 2019 respectively.
    Important Dates: Abstract Submission deadline: Nov. 10, 2019 For Details Visit: www.aastconference.org/dubai/ Contact us: info@aastconference.org
    Sincerely
    AAST Team