Sunday, September 08, 2013

Yet More Bizarre Conference Spam

I really don't understand it! If you don't speak English as a native language, and you're running an international conference, why don't you bother to check to see if the name of your conference is grammatically correct?

The 1st International Conference on Computer Science and Application
(ICOCSA 2014)
January 10 to 11, 2014, in Indiana, USA

Dear Author,

ICOCSA 2014 aims 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 application. Click here to know more about ICOCSA 2014:

All accepted papers in English will be published by International Journal of Computer Science and Application (IJCSA) which has been indexed by ULRICHSWEB, ckan, WorldCat, Rice St, Yandex, AcademicKeys, dogpile, WIPO, Google Scholar, getCITED, JournalTOCs, etc.

Topics include but not limited to:
Computer science
Computational mathematics
Software and hardware manufacturers
Machine Intelligence
Diagnostic and Decision Supporting Systems
Data and Web Mining
Fuzzy Systems
Chaos Theory and Evolutionary Algorithms
Knowledge Extraction and Knowledge Management
Applications of Computer Science in Modeling
Visualization and Multimedia
Data and Information Systems
Internet and Distributed Computer Systems
Graphics and Imaging
Natural Language Processing
Computational Mathematics
Robotics and Micro-Robotics
Theoretical Informatics
Quantum Computing
Software Testing
Computer Vision
Digital Systems
Pervasive Computing
Computational Topology
Human-Computer Interaction
Signal Processing
Digital Forensics

Important Dates
Submission Deadline: October 24, 2013
Acceptance Notification Date: November 7, 2013
Conference Date: January 10 to 11, 2014

Online Submission System:

Call for Attendees
If you want to present your research result at conference, but do not wish to publish a paper, you can simply submit an abstract to our submission system.

Call for TPC Members
This conference is calling for TPC Members. If you wish to serve the conference as a TPC Member, please send an email to us with your CV attached.

Best regards,
ICOCSA 2014 Organizing Committee

In addition to the ungrammatical title, there is the ridiculously broad coverage of the subject matter, and the extremely vague conference location of "Indiana, USA".

Why would anyone submit to this conference?


nwrickert said...

Why would anyone submit to this conference?

There's a sucker born every minute.

Their web page does actually have a map of the Marriot Courtyard near Indianapolis airport. And they actually list registration fees -- $450 if you are presenting a paper of up to 4 pages.

I'll be giving this "conference" a pass.

Yeoman said...

I suspect that the organizers and potential contributors feel intimidated by the high level of English needed for the top-notch conferences and papers, that they felt they should just create their own, and can speak and write a lot more loosely (like the way I'm doing now.)
Who knows, maybe some of their papers -- when edited! -- might just make a splash.

Jeffrey Shallit said...

And the way to do this is to have an ungrammatical conference title?

Silvexil said...

If you go to their web site, the banner image doesn't look a lot like Indiana. The buildings along the waterfront are northern European, the television tower quickly identifies it as Germany, and the truncated cathedral suggests Cologne. A quick search on google images finds

Anonymous said...

I find in my spam folder acceptance notifications And cals for paper from conference. How CAN i check That those conference really exist?

Unknown said...

Note: this is the FIRST! NUMERO UNO! such conference on... blah blah blah
As if there has never been a conference, international or otherwise, on computer science or its applications in the history of the world. Ever. Before 2014.