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.
  • 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
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  1. What is the verdict on this one? I am getting skeptical.

    1. There are grounds for concern beyond those mentioned above. For example, the website displays the Thompson Reuters logo under "Publications" and the email speaks of publishing papers in "this Book." The "Book" is not described, except perhaps as the "Conference Proceedings" that "will be also submitted to Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI) ... for indexation."

  2. My paper was accepted but I am thinking of withdrawing it. I find it odd that I have to email them on a gmail account to get a discount coupon for the early bird registration. All the speakers are unknowns from around the world. I would appreciate some help here...Thanks for your help.

    1. Unfortunately, I have very little additional information. There are danger signs. For example, the website now has a highlighted notice that reads, in full: "Submission is still open! due to many requests from authors." Given that "You can send only an abstract if you don’t have time to complete your article before the deadline December 25, 2018," it is not obvious what "authors" are requesting.
      If you do go, I would encourage you to report on your experience.

    2. Be happy that you withdrew. This conference was an absolute scam. I had my doubts and tried to confirm with some people on the board. They convinced me...now I am the stupid guy.
      We made the best of it and self-organized a conference. At least the room was booked and there was food. Stay away from anything from this organizers!

  3. I was there too. It has been a total scam. I assume all confernces by Corgascience are fake conferences. I guess same goes for any confernce mentioned at www.wikicfp.com .