A guide for Garbage Conferences
Saturday, 24 March 2012
Fake Mediterranean Control Association. Fake IEEE Conferences have been borne by them.
Mar 21, 2012 09:18 AM
Unfortunately, our commentor was right.
We checked it and we found that this "Mediterranean Control Association" is a company registered in United States of America
Check it yourself: http://nd.edu/~pantsakl/MCA/
and not in Mediterranean as they claim.
After sending emails to several previous participants, we got a reply:
I have sent them papers twice. They had been accepted without any modification and without any review comments. Our registration fees were sent to the company MCA in USA and not to any non-profit club in some Mediterranean Country. At that time, we did not wonder why. The conference services were poor in both times and most of the sessions were empty or completely cancelled.
However, the beaches and the swimming pools were full of "IEEE MED" delegates.
Maybe, controlists are inspired in their pioneer ideas in the sea or in the swimming pool, especially if they are any (semi-)naked women around.
We have also noticed that they called their conferences as "IEEE Conferences" in the previous years, while they were only technically co-sponsored by IEEE.
This year, 2012, they follow lower profile. So, they do not call their Conference "20th IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation"
but only "20th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation".
We have heard that they had serious problems with IEEE Head Quarters, most probably because their conferences had published several junk papers.
The site of the FAKE (Bogus) MEDITERRANEAN CONTROL ASSOCIATION is here
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