IASTED well known for its fake conferences sent us an email with several allegations against WORLDCOMP (Fake Conference of Hamid Arabnia)
Chairman disappears from world's biggest computer conference The Chairman of the world's biggest fake computer science conference WORLDCOMP has disappeared without notice from the conference website since March 12, 2012: http://www.world-academy-of-science.org (click on the Contact information or anywhere on this website and you notice that there is no conference chair's name and address). It is very strange but why he disappeared? Hamid Arabnia (a professor of computer science in the University of Georgia (UGA), USA) is the founder and chairman of WORLDCOMP for more than a decade and he runs the conference primarily for registration fee collection. He accepted almost all submitted papers (more papers, means more registration fee!) without any review (but tricking the authors that there is a review ). According to an analysis http://ktwop.wordpress.com/2012/03/03/intimidation-attempts-prove-that-worldcomp-is-a-scam/#more-7769 he has earned 10-15 million US dollars from registration fee alone (money from sponsors is not added to this). Recently WORLDCOMP has been proven to be the biggest scam conference on earth! Visit the website http://copy-shake-paste.blogspot.com/2012/02/fake-conference-worldcomp.html written by a famous plagiarism researcher Prof. Debora Weber-Wulff from Germany (Google her name for details) and follow the link to see why it is a fake conference. Since WORLDCOMP has been proven to be fake, it looks Hamid Arabnia is concerned of lawsuits and blames/insults from researchers all over the world but at the same time, he is determined to run this sham conference somehow (for registration fee). It seems, this is the reason why he disappeared from WORLDCOMP's website and he is now running the conference anonymously. WORLDCOMP is the first conference in the entire world that is running without the name of its chairman/coordinator (and his physical address/affiliation) on the website! The draft paper submission deadline for WORLDCOMP is silently extended from March 12 to March 27, 2012. The deadline may be extended more times to get more papers (means, more registration fee in to the pocket). As of March 12, 2012, there are no program committee members, no keynote speakers, no steering committee members, no organizing committee members, and of course, there is no chairman/coordinator! Why is Hamid Arabnia still running this fake conference? (except for registration fee). If Hamid Arabnia is running this conference for academic/professional purpose, we ask him to put his academic/professional affiliation (ie, his UGA affiliation) along with his name on WORLDCOMP website. We also ask him to answer all the questions at Several authors who published papers in previous WORLDCOMPs are very much worried about their CVs. Hope this information is helpful in case you have plans to submit a paper to WORLDCOMP (that has more than 20 international conferences). See http://sites.google.com/site/worlddump1 for more information. If none of the previous links work then search the internet with any of the following words: worldcomp fake OR hamid arabnia fake OR hamid arabnia bogus conference OR worldcomp bogus conference Sincerely, Dean Forbes PS: Hamid Arabnia may soon “bring” another person (his puppet) as the chairman/coordinator (but Hamid Arabnia is the person who actually runs the bogus conference from behind the scenes). In the worst case (eg., if Hamid Arabnia's disappearance creates a problem to WORLDCOMP's existence), he may reemerge as the chairman/coordinator but without his UGA affiliation.