Your own personal “conference”

I recently had an email exchange with a senior lecturer who’s student had approached her regarding an email alert I’d sent to .ac.uk’s and .edu’s.  The PhD candidate was scheduled to speak about [REDACTED] at a WASET event in Sydney, Jan 2018.

 

Senior Lecturer: “I haven’t heard of fake conferences before! We are aware this is not a top conference, but it’s a good opportunity for our PhD student to go and present his work internationally, and also we had to choose this one due to the date being convenient before his conference funding ran out. Everything is paid for now, but I have advised [REDACTED} not to send them his powerpoint slides before the conference.”

 

Me: “I would certainly be curious to learn about his experiences.

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I’m curious whether your expectations are that [REDACTED] will have other scholars talking about his line of research or whether you were aware that the person before him could be attending the International Conference on Iranian Crop Rotation?
Many thanks for the reply and please do let me know what your assessment is. Given the 50k “conference” titles on their books I’d be amazed if this was in any way reputable, even as a lower league conference.”

 

Senior Lecturer: “We just found it online doing a google search, didn’t think it was the best conference in the field but thought it would be a safe option for a student presenting externally for the first time. However, just had another look around their website, and it seems that although the conference is only a couple of days long, there are about 25 topics for the conference, and within each topic there are another 20 or so different conferences, all of which are supposed to take place in the same venue (a hotel with 271 rooms). So definitely very suspicious !!! I thought there would be people outside the student’s field of specialism, but no so far out as Iranian crop rotation!”

After some digging, it really does look like 93 unique conferences will be held at that event.  If you’re there for Botanical Medicine, you’re in luck (relatively speaking). However, 77 of the 93 “conferences” have just one submission (i.e. one attendee). 83% !! of the “conferences” are for one person.

Amusingly,  I spotted the “20th Int. Conf. on Agricultural Soil Science and Nutrition”, which seems pretty close to “Crop Rotation” 🙂  They have 20 difference crop related “conferences”, but not an “International Conference on Crop Rotation”. Yet.

 

Row Labels Count of Paper
ICBMMP 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Botanical Medicine and Medicinal Plants 9
ICMH 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Mental Health 6
ICSUUDP 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Sustainable Urbanism, Urban Design and Planning 5
ICCCE 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Civil and Construction Engineering 4
ICMELS 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Mathematics Education and Learning Sciences 3
ICIEOM 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management 3
ICFETM 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Fashion, Electronic Technologies and Management 3
ICSWRM 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Sustainable Water Resources Management 3
ICFSHD 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Family Studies and Human Development 2
ICNPPS 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Nuclear Power and Plant Security 2
ICNHS 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Nursing and Health Science 2
ICACCE 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering 2
ICFDT 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Fluid Dynamics and Thermodynamics 2
ICCCISE 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Computer, Communication and Information Sciences, and Engineering 2
ICDPPS 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Developmental Psychology and Parenting Styles 2
ICNFF 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods 2
ICESE 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Earthquake and Structural Engineering 1
ICACPNA 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Atmospheric Chemistry, Physics, Nucleation and Aerosols 1
ICGITSS 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Ground Improvement Techniques and Soil Stabilization 1
ICAV 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Acoustics and Vibration 1
ICABDNA 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Applications of Bioengineering and DNA 1
ICBAE 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Biological and Agricultural Engineering 1
ICFFR 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Forestry and Forest Resources 1
ICBBAB 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Bionanotechnology, Biomaterials and Advanced Biomechanics 1
ICHREL 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Human Rights and Education Law 1
ICBBCT 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Body Borne Computers and Technology 1
ICLLT 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Linguistics and Lexis Theory 1
ICBCSB 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Bioinformatics and Computational Systems Biology 1
ICSC 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Security and Cryptography 1
ICBEFM 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Business, Economics, Finance, and Management 1
ICAOTC 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Advances in Obesity and Types of Cancer 1
ICBM 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Biogas Microbiology 1
ICFMFA 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Fluid Mechanics and Flow Analysis 1
ICABBBE 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Agricultural, Biotechnology, Biological and Biosystems Engineering 1
ICGRG 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on General Relativity and Gravitation 1
ICCASSO 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Complex Adaptive Systems and Self-Organization 1
ICID 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Infectious Diseases 1
ICAESEHS 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Alternative Education, Self-Education and Home Schooling 1
ICIOP 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Industrial and Organizational Psychology 1
ICAFBPT 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Advances in Food and Beverage Processing Technology 1
ICMBD 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Medical Microbiology and Diagnosis 1
ICCCSP 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Communications, Control and Signal Processing 1
ICASSN 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Agricultural Soil Science and Nutrition 1
ICCEDI 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Childhood Education and Designing Instructions 1
ICAEIM 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Automotive Engineering and Intelligent Manufacturing 1
ICCER 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Clean Energy Research 1
ICESET 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Electronic Systems Engineering and Technologies 1
ICCETM 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Coastal Engineering, Technology and Management 1
ICACMT 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Advanced Composites and Materials Technologies 1
ICCP 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Consumer Protection 1
ICFMA 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Fluid Mechanics and Applications 1
ICCSS 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Cycle and Sports Science 1
ICAPSEP 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Advanced Pedagogical Sciences and Educational Policies 1
ICCTRS 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Comparative Theology and Religious Studies 1
ICGPM 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Geophysical Prospecting Methods 1
ICDL 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Digital Libraries 1
ICHEL 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Higher Education Law 1
ICAHWE 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Animal Health, Welfare And Environment 1
ICICS 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Integrated Communication Systems 1
ICEE 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Environmental Epidemiology 1
ICIEDABN 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Industrial Engineering, Decision Analysis and Bayesian Networks 1
ICEEPM 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Engineering Economics and Project Management 1
ICIFOIOT 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things 1
ICEIEC 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Ecological Informatics and Ecosystems Conservation 1
ICISIT 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Information Systems, Innovation and Technology 1
ICNCT 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Cancer Nursing and Cancer Treatment 1
ICMBBO 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography 1
ICAMEM 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Applied Mathematics and Engineering Mathematics 1
ICACST 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Advanced Communications Systems and Technologies 1
ICAMN 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Advanced Materials and Nanomaterials 1
ICMMCD 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Modern Methods of Construction Design 1
ICPPC 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Particle Physics and Cosmology 1
ICRCCA 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Reinforced Concrete and Composite Action 1
ICEIMRE 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Energy Industry, Markets and Renewable Energy 1
ICNP 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Neuropharmacology and Pharmacy 1
ICEPA 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Ecotourism and Protected Areas 1
ICPPBMH 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Pediatric Psychiatry, Behavioral and Mental Health 1
ICSRC 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Seismic Resilient Cities 1
ICPPT 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Pyrometallurgical Processes and Technologies 1
ICABTB 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Advanced Biomedical Technologies and Biomechanics 1
ICRESEE 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Efficiency 1
ICTII 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy 1
ICSET 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Sociology of Education and Technology 1
ICURPT 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Urban Regeneration and Public Transportation 1
ICAB 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Agriculture and Biotechnology 1
ICEPES 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Electrical Power and Energy Systems 1
ICTF 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Textiles and Fashion 1
ICEPP 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Ethics and Philosophical Perspectives 1
ICURAUS 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Urbanization of Rural Areas and Urban Strategies 1
ICEQCK 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Educational Quality and Circulating Knowledge 1
ICWMRE 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Waste Management and Remediation Engineering 1
ICESCEE 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Energy Storage, Conversion and Electrical Engineering 1
ICESD 2018 :20th Int. Conf. on Environmental Science and Development 1
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