[Haskell] A Ph.D. Student’s CRY for Help
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dissertation stating that WORLDCOMP is not peer-reviewed due to the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
(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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