Tuesday, January 22, 2008

I am sorry, but your IASTED Conferences are the worst conferences on the world (they are based on SPAM)

I am sorry, but your IASTED Conferences are the worst conferences on the world (they are based on SPAM)
They are FAKE
(Bogus Conferences)


Submit Papers

Please submit your papers as well as proposals for tutorials, special sessions, and panel sessions by March 15, 2008. See the Call for Papers here.


AfricaWRM 2008 will take place from September 8 � 10, 2008.


Botswana has been called an oasis of peace and tranquility on the African continent. It is home to 120,000 migrant elephants � the largest elephant population in the world. The Kalahari Desert covers 84% of the country, yet in the midst of this desert is the world's largest inland delta. The Okavango Delta is a breathtaking labyrinth of lagoons, lakes, and hidden channels covering an area of 17000 km². There you will find the Moremi Game Reserve, with forests, floodplains, and lagoons that offer spectacular glimpses of a huge diversity of plant and animal life, including lions, buffalo, crocodiles, and leopards.

Host Organization

The University of Botswana


Topics covered by AfricaWRM 2008 include, but are not limited to:
    Theme 1: Water Supply and Sustainable Use
    Theme 2: Wastewater and Stormwater Management
    Theme 3: Integrated Watershed Management
    Theme 4: Pollution Prevention and Reduction in Industry
    Theme 5: Issues in Implementing Environmentally Sound Technologies
          and many more...



Water Resource Management
(AfricaWRM 2008)

The purpose of this conference is to act as an interdisciplinary forum for decision-makers, academics, and professionals interested in the development and application of technology in ensuring the sustainable use and management of our water resources. The forum will cover both hard and soft technology and will serve to promote the use of appropriate technologies.

This purpose is consistent with the goals of the United Nations Decade of Water for Life.



AfricaWRM 2008 is sponsored by the International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED).

Conference Chair

Prof. Otlogetswe Totolo from the University of Botswana, Botswana is the conference chair for AfricaWRM 2008.


Local Arrangements Chair

Prof. George O. Anderson from the University of Botswana, Botswana will be the local arrangements chair for AfricaWRM 2008.


Guest Speaker

The Minister of Minerals from Energy and Water Resources of the Republic of Botswana will be speaking at AfricaWRM 2008.


Keynote Speaker

"Supplying Increasing Water Demands with Decreasing Resources" will be presented by David Stephenson, Professor of Water Engineering from the University of Botswana, Botswana. His specialities are water resources and water pipelines and he has advised UNESCO and water authorities on these topics.

Invited Speaker

"Intellectual Property" will be presented by Prof. A. B. Ngowi from the University of Botswana, Botswana.


Special Sessions

"Sewer System Design in Developing Countries" will be presented by Prof. Mamdouh Nouh. He is a professor and consultant at the University of Sharjah, UAE, where he researches hydrological and hydraulic design.

"The Impact and Transport of Marginal Water/Solutions in Soils" will be presented by Dr. Amit Gross and Dr. Noam Weisbrod from Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. Their research interests include treatment and efficient use of marginal water, remediation techniques, flow and transport processes in the subsurface, and evaporation and salinization processes in soils and groundwater.

"Integration of Aspects of Water Resource Management in the Okavango Delta and Okavango River Basin" will be presented by Dr. Piotr Wolski. He is a senior research fellow at the University of Botswana's Harry Oppenheimer Okavango Research Centre in Maun.

"Xenobiotics in Waters and Wastewaters: Their Fate, Effect and Removal Potential" will be presented by Dr. Despo Fatta Kassinos from the University of Cyprus, Cyprus. The overarching goal of her research is to develop and apply new methods to identify emerging chemical compounds in waters and wastewaters, assess their toxicity, and develop new methods for the degradation and removal of recalcitrant compounds.


Anonymous said...

are the IASTED conferences bogus conferences? They are! Certainly, the IASTED conferences are fake conferences. Also, many IEEE Conferences like the IEEE Computational Complexity Conference, the IEEE Sensors' Conference, the IEEE Multiconference on Computational Intelligence, the IEEE Technical Co-SDponosred Conferences are fake conferences

Anonymous said...

Yes, IASTED is a pyramid of Spam Conferences. People go to exotic places, pay a lot of money for enhancing their CVs with bogus publications. The conclusion is that IASTED is a focus of garbage conferences. Of course, the major source of junk conferences is ... IEEE.

Peter said...

IASTED does work only for money. IEEE work for money and sometimes for glorious. But IASTED is the absolute scam

Anonymous said...

A New Fake, Junk, Bogus Conference of IASTED is going to be held in Crete, greece. The congressman Mr. Pericles Bourkas did not check any paper and any abstract and gave acceptance to any junk paper in IASTED volume.
Impressive, but true!

As you know Greece and greek Goverment did not recognize state MACEDONIA. Several Colleagues asked Prof. Bourkas how in a 50-papers IASTED conference inside Greece, you can have 2 papers
from MACEDONIA and advertize the program on your site. Bourkas told that I did not check the Proceedings at all so "I am innocent". Means that from Greek national point of view this guy is innocent. But what about from the scientific point of view. Is he innocent? He had to check the quality of 50 papers. He confessed that he did not read any paper.
This email was sent to Prof. Papageorgiou from another non-greek professor working in Greece.
It is a real email and has been published in several blogs in Greece.

If Professor Bourkas had checked at least the abstracts of the papers, then he would have understood that 2 papers came from a Country that Greece refuses until now his existence.

So, Bourkas claimed that he did not read anything!

This is the email

Dear Mr. Papageorgiou

I wonder how a scientific conference organized by a Professor of the Technical Univ. of Athens with several greek Professors
in the committee did not see in a program of 50 scientific articles 2 papers from "MACEDONIA"

Finally, is there any control in this conference?
What is the role of a Professor of Technical University of Athens as Chairman?
Is decorative?
Was this IASTED conference a conference with reviewers or not?
They have several professors from Greece in the program committee; if they do not check the countries of the authors,
do they check the scientific quality of the papers?
What is the Responsibility of Prof. Bourkas?