[Haskell] A Ph.D. Student’s CRY for Help

Rasheed Khan rasheed at s-mail.com
Sat Feb 16 18:42:23 CET 2013

A Ph.D. Student’s CRY for Help

To: Prof. Hamid Arabnia, WORLDCOMP Coordinator, Professor of 
Computer Science, University of Georgia, USA

Prof. Hamid Arabnia,

I am a student from Africa and I am in the final stages of my Ph.D. 
work. I have a journal paper in ACM and a conference paper in WORLDCOMP. As
per my university policy, I am required to have at 
least two research papers in peer-reviewed (refereed) international
conferences or journals before I submit my synopsis/dissertation. 
While everything was fine, recently, WORLDCOMP was declared as a 
bogus conference with evidences and endorsements from scientists:  
Also see http://worldcomp-fake-bogus.blogspot.com  

Now, my university officials have stopped me from submitting the 
dissertation stating that WORLDCOMP is not peer-reviewed due to the 
evidences in these websites. They said that WORLDCOMP is completely 
fake and that’s why you have not responded to the open challenge 
at   https://sites.google.com/site/dumpconf   or  
https://sites.google.com/site/moneycomp1   I sent many emails to you 
requesting to respond to the open challenge and prove that WORLDCOMP 
is not fake so that I can show your response to my university 
officials and convince them and submit my dissertation. I also asked 
you to email me the reviews for my paper (I never received them, 
although your acceptance email stated that the paper was reviewed by 
two experts) but you are not responding.  Recall that when I met you 
in WORLDCOMP, you offered me a reference letter and invited me to 
organize a session in the next conference and promised free 
registration for my next paper if I get at least five registered 
papers from others. Now I am shocked with your silence. I am 
clueless on what to do as I will forfeit my student status unless I 
submit the dissertation soon. I am facing humiliation here.

I was attracted by the keynote speakers, sponsors, tutorials, and 
University of Georgia name at WORLDCOMP website. Now I feel that I 
made a very critical mistake by submitting to WORLDCOMP.

As the last resort, I am posting to this mailing list/forum (where 
WORLDCOMP details were published in the past I think) so that you 
understand the seriousness. I once again ask you to provide a 
detailed response at WORLDCOMP’s website and prove that it is not a 
fake (and also email me my paper reviews). I request you to focus on 
this issue than organizing the next conference (and create more 
victims like me). I hope you still have moral values. My elderly 
parents are dependent on me and I am crying for help. I openly beg 
your response!


(this is my nickname and I am using it to avoid further humiliation. 
I know that you will easily identify me from this nickname and from 
my background mentioned above).

To the forum/list owner: please understand my situation and publish 
this message and it will help other researchers to be more careful 
while choosing a conference.  To the members: please help me getting 
a response from Prof. Arabnia.
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