Here is the solicitation I just got from them:
Dear Jeffrey Shallit, I am the secretary of the 2015 International Congress on Computer Science and Network Technology (CSNT 2015). On behalf of CSNT 2015 Organizing Committee, we cordially invite you to be a member of Technical Program Committee of CSNT 2015. CSNT 2015 will be held in Hong Kong, China, from February 10-11, 2015. The main objective of CSNT 2015 is to provide a comprehensive global forum for experts and participants from academia to exchange ideas and present results of ongoing research in the most state-of-the-art areas of Computer Science and Network Technology. More information about the conference, please visit the website: http://www.as-se.org/conf/csnt2015/ As a leading authority of the field, your participation and support is essential to the success of the conference. And we believe your participation will bring more glory to this conference! Note: As a TPC member, 1. Your paper or papers recommended by you can enjoy a discount on registration fee. - 2. Your name will be shown on conference website and hardcopy of proceedings. If you are interested in being a member of TPC, please attach your CV in your reply. Thank you for your consideration, and we look forward to hearing from you! Best regards, Yours Sincerely, CSNT 2015 Organizing Committee Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.as-se.org/conf/csnt2015/Notice everything wrong with this:
- They invited me to be on the program committee, even though I have never published a thing on "network technology"
- The solicitation does not mention a single person on the program committee
- The solicitation is unsigned