Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Invitation from ICEICE2011 Organizing Committee

Dear Herbert Schlangemann,

I am the secretary of the International Conference on Electric Information and control Engineering (ICEICE 2011); I write to you for share this conference information, and we wish to invite your University to co-sponsor this conference.

ICEICE 2011 is sponsored by Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Chongqing University, Tsinghua University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Indinana State University. All papers accepted will be included in IEEE Xplore and indexed by EI. It is anticipated that some 500 academic and industrial researchers from all over the world will participate the event. The conference would feature keynote speeches, oral presentations and post presentations. For more information about the conference, pls visit the website:

As a authority of the field, your participation and support is essential to the success of the conference. And we believe your participation will bring more glory to this conference!

Thank you for your consideration, and looking forward to hearing from you!

Best regards,

Yours Sincerely,

ICEICE2011Organizing Committee

Monday, January 26, 2009

EBISS conference under new management

Unfortunately this information is mentioned only in the chinese version of the website... Google might help to translate it ;-)


Additonally, the conference organizing committee as well as the names of the keynote speakers have been removed from the website... There is no need to be shy ;-)

EBISS2009 organizers removed two papers from the conference program

Apparently, somebody in the EBISS2009 conference committee is a frequent reader of the Schlangemann Blog. Today I found the following note on the conference website:

Special Announcement
作者: 发布时间:2009-01-26 10:42:02
The EBISS organizing committee has become aware of two accepted papers that were not fit for publication due to the reviewers inexperience. The identified papers were removed from the proceedings and the authors were notified. We have strengthened our paper reviewing process to ensure the paper quality, and prevent any similar incidents in the future. We would like to express our deepest apology for any inconvenience we might have caused you. We wish you a happy Chinese New Year. For any further inquiry, please send us an email to conference organizer or visit the EBISS blog.

If Herbert Schlangemann's paper was one of the two "identified" papers, which is the other one?

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

IEEE Computer Society seems to have a serious problem

Dear IEEE,
since Herbert Schlangemann published an award-winning paper at the CSSE conference in December 2008, he is an expert in all areas of science. That is what the organizers of the "3rd International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering (iCBBE 2009)" might have thought when they asked Dr. Schlangemann to review several papers for their conference.
And they did not only ask Herbert Schlangemann, but they wrote emails to Mr. "Die Himmel ist schön" and Dr. "Liu Laoshi". For those of you who don't know about these outstanding researchers, they were named during the submission of "Towards the Simulation of E-Commerce" as potential reviewer and found their way to a reviewer list.

"Dear Die Himmel Ist Schoen:
The 3rd International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering (iCBBE 2009) will be held on June 11-13, 2009 in Beijin, China. The paper review process has been started, and we cordially invite you to review some of the manuscripts. [...]"

Is this your regular way of selecting reviewers for your conferences? Remember, you call yourself "The world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology". How could somebody like Mr. "Die Himmel ist schön" possibly do a review for an IEEE supported conference?

We just want to give you the opportunity to read one of the masterpieces we've received for review. For those of you who don't believe us, this "paper" was really submitted to the iCBBE2009 conference with the intention of being published in the IEEEXplore database. Please apologize if we offer it online and violate your copyright regulations, but there was no note for the reviewer to keep it confidential.


Abstract: AIM: To prove the individual discrimination by facial portraits seems to be well practicable by using CCD camera. OBJECTIVES: At daily clinical diagnostics test, it is very important to judge whose each specimen it is.Incase of performing individual discrimination of specimens,we can think that it is good to photograph faces in order to discriminate individuals of test subjects.So just by investigating the changes by making facial portraits by photographing faces with CCDcamera,by discriminating individuals and by including simple photographing systems in personal computers to determine wheather individual discrimination of judged specimens succeeds to be practicable. METHODS: It can be performed by joining CCD camera with personal computers,through softwares that took in portraits,by taking in portraits,by adjusting shades of portraits to signals,then by dividing it in two kinds,.By letting indicate that 1.shadowy directions were ¡°1¡±. 2.Light direction were ¡°0¡±. Then by forming a line of both ¡°0¡± and ¡°1¡± and by including systems that express facial portraits by both ¡°0¡± and ¡°1¡± in personal computers. RESULT: As a results of expressing the man¡¯s facial portraits by shades of both ¡°0¡± and ¡°1¡±,man¡¯s facial portraits formed a line of shades of both ¡°0¡± and ¡°1¡± and at the both the same man and the same position,in comparing the first time with the second time,coincided almost closely.But when photographing position changed,somewhat slipped out rows of both ¡°0¡± and ¡°1¡±And when man changed as well,somewhat slipped out rows of both ¡°0¡± and ¡°1¡±. CONCLUSION: By using CCD camera,individual discrimination by facial portraits seems to be well practicable.Therefore by using cellular phones as well,individual discrimination seems to be well practicable.At clinical diagnostic tests,if we introduce these CCD camera,ondividual discrimination of specimens seems to be effectively practicableby using that of this facial portraits."

It seems that none of the organizing committee members has ever opened the document before sending it to the reviewer. Since we have a significant number of papers for review, we keep the names and titles confidential. We suggest you, dear IEEE, to stop the support of all HighSci, ICBBE, IARIA and so forth conferences and to remove all such papers from the IEEEXplore database which have been published before.

To avoid a sudden removal of the conference organizing committee from the website (we know you like to do that), here you go:

General Co-Chair Prof. Kuo-Chen Chou (Chair) Gordon Life Science Institute, USA
Technical Program Committee
Prof. Thomas L Casavant University of Iowa, USA
Prof. Glen Gordon Electromagnetic Research & Education Foundation, USA
Prof. Kenta Nakai the University of Tokyo, Japan
Prof. Ji Chen University of Houston, USA
Prof. Fuchu He Chinese Academy of Science, China
Prof. Hong Liu Oklahoma University, USA
Prof. Jun Zhang Kentucky University, USA
Prof. Joe Wiart Orange Labs, USA
Prof. Kwoh Chee Keong Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Prof. Xunbin Wei Fudan University, China
Prof. Hongyu Zhang Ceres Inc., USA
Prof. Knut Moller Bonn University, Germany
Prof. Wibool Piyawattanametha Stanford University, USA
Prof. George Liu United States Department of Agriculture, USA
Prof. Klaus Helmut Obermayer Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Technical University of Berlin, Germany
Prof. Lihua Li Hangzhou Dianzi University, China
Prof. Yingxian Xiao Chinese Biopharmaceutical Association, China
Dr. Xinghua Pan Yale University, USA
Prof. Mingui Sun Pittsburgh University, USA
Prof. Baowei Fei Case Western Reserve University, USA
Prof. Wenling Zheng Gendustry Inc., China
Prof. Zhiyong Yuan Wuhan University, China
Prof. Lin Gao School of Computer Science & Engineering, Xidian University, China
Prof. Juan Liu Wuhan University, China
Dr. Qin Li Beijing Institute of Technology, China
Prof. Weijun Peng Wuhan University, China
Prof. Songyun Xie Northwestern Polytechnical University, China

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Another fake paper has been accepted for publication and oral presentation

Dear IEEE,
we just want to inform you that another paper by Herbert Schlangemann titled "PlusPug: A Methodology for the Improvement of Local-Area Networks" has been accepted for oral presentation at the "2009 International Conference on e-Business and Information System Security (EBISS 2009)". Similar to the CSSE conference, the paper will be published in the Conference Proceedings by the IEEE Press, which will be included in IEEE Xplore and indexed by EI Compendex.

Abstract: "DHCP and Internet QoS, while robust in theory, have notuntil recently been considered compelling. In fact, few hackers worldwide would disagree with the exploration
of multicast applications, which embodies the confusing principles of robotics. In order to fulfill this mission, we introduce a scalable tool for evaluating Internet QoS (PlusPug), which we use to prove that digital-to-analog converters and XML are regularly incompatible."

Actually this incident is even worse than the previous paper because the paper has been accepted for oral presentation. Here is the acceptance notification and the review result (Take a special look at the rating in the PDF file):
"Accepted. Topic of this paper is related to this conference. This paper mainly studies on a methodology for the improvement of local-area networks. The author introduces a scalable tool for evaluating Internet QoS(PlusPug), which the author uses to prove that digital-to-analog converters and XML are regularly incompatible. The author’s work is suggestive, and the point of view deserves researching. Figures in this paper seem exact, which makes this paper more convictive. There is no major modification opinion, only please pay more attention to Englishgrammatical rule and format your paper according to the template provided by conference homepage. We look forward to seeing you in EBISS2009."

Conference organizing committee:

Honor Chairs

H. Jin, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Z.K. Yang, Huazhong Normal University
V.E. Muhin,National Technical University of Ukraine

General Chairs

J.L Zhang, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Z.T. Li, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

General Co-Chairs

X.P. Xia, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
S.H. Ma, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
N.F. Cui, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
D.Y. Zhang, Wuhan University
W.B.Hu, Wuhan University
F. Liu, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
J.X. Wang, Huazhong Normal University

Technical Program Committee Chairs

S.Q Cai, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
B. Hu, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Y.W. Lu, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Technical Program Committee Co-Chair

W.X. Meng, Harbin Institute of Technology
Q.T. Liu, Huazhong Normal University
H.F. Cheng, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Technical Program Committee Members

C. Yang, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
H.M. Ma, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
J. Zhou, The University of Memphis
C.W. Lu, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
R.M.Shboul, Philadelphia University
M.S.Qaiser, Ericsson,Pakistan

Local Organizing Committee Members

W.M. Li, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
S.X. Qing, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
J.Q. Wu, Huazhong Normal University

Steering Committee Chairs

Z.B. Hu, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

IEEE Harbin Section Co-Chair

Qun Wu, Harbin Institute of Technology

International Committees

A. Stenger, University of Pennsylvania,USA
A. Brezel, University of Otago,New Zealand
A. Hawkins, University of Toronto,Canada
J. Zhou, The University of Memphis,USA
R.M. Shboul, Philadelphia University, Jordan
T. Hafsi, Université de Montréal,Canada
M.S. Qaiser,L.M. Ericsson,Pakistan
Y.Z. Huang, National University of Kaohsiung,Taiwan
V.P. Shyroqin, National Technical University of Ukraine “KPI”, Ukraine
Y. Zheng,Kharkiv National University,Ukraine

HighSci recently removed the list of the CSSE conference organizing committee

However, we don't want to hide this information:

Organizing Committee

General Chairs
H. B. Zhou (Chair), Wuhan University, China
P. Shen (Co-Chair), University of California, Irvine, USA
Technical Program Committee
M. Zheng (Chair), University of Wisconsin, USA
P. Bailes, University of Queensland, Australia
A. Spence, University of Bath, UK
Y. X. He, Wuhan University, China
H. Garis, Wuhan University, China
K. Q. He, Wuhan University, China
L. Chen, University of District of Columbia, USA
IEEE Key Staff
Thomas Baldwin, IEEE Computer Society, Meetings & Conferences
Stephanie Kawada, IEEE Computer Society, Conference Publishing Services
Momoko Vanna, IEEE Computer Society, Conference and Events Services
Lynne Harris, IEEE Computer Society, Event Management Services
Carmen Saliba, IEEE Computer Society, Conference Event Services
Local Organizing Committee
Kong Ruoshan (Chair), Wuhan University
Gao Ren, Wuhan University, China
Peng Xi, Wuhan University, China

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

IEEE Reappearance

After one sleepless night without having Herbert Schlangemann listet in the IEEE Xplore he is back on track now. However, the original abstract and paper have been removed due to the following reason:

"This submission has been found to be non-compliant with IEEE publishing principles and has been removed from IEEE Xplore."

CSSE conference program went offline

Just a couple of hours after the disappearance in the IEEEXplore, the CSSE conference team removed the program from their website as well. Fortunately, we do have a copy.

Schlangemann has been removed from IEEE Xplore

Apparently somebody in the IEEE organization has heard of the story and removed Schlangemanns paper:

Even a new search for 'Schlangemann' in general or the specific search for the author got no results:

Too bad. Now we wait for some kind of statement from the IEEE. Hopefully they don't keep quiet about this incident. However, when you search from the main IEEE website you can still find some traces that Schlangemann has been there ;-)

A search in the IEEE Computer Society Library says: "This paper has been deleted" without any further comment:

Sunday, December 28, 2008

CSSE 2009 and 2010

Naturally, it was not our intent to discredit IEEE in general and CSSE in particular. And we do not want to discourage submission to the 2nd CSSE conference which will be held in Shenzhen, China in 2009 or to the 3rd one 2010 in Changsha, China.

However, we think that our "work" has shown that not only the individual scientific paper needs a thorough review: Also scientific conferences and journals should undergo constant quality inspection. Already with this one "probe", we could pinpoint blatant weaknesses in the current review and publication process. And we hope, that we could help both the conference organizers and IEEE to improve their standards.

And to those conference organizers who keep on sending out millions of call-for-paper SPAM emails: Please let it be! Otherwise Herbert Schlangemann might interpret them as for call-for-spam mails!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

The full paper is now available for download


Since we want to work correctly, here is the mandatory IEEE copyright notice:

"©2008 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE."

And don't forget, for any publications which report results of this paper, the following citation should be used: Herbert Schlangemann, “Towards the Simulation of E-Commerce”, in Proc. of International Conference on Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSSE), Wuhan, China, 2008

have fun :-)

Friday, December 26, 2008

Our story on

can be found here

Our story on

Just a couple of hours after the appearance in the IEEEXplore we've told Slashdot about our Schlangemann story... Here is the result

And even in Japanese:

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Acknowledgment to the SCIgen team

Since we used the CS Paper Generator for our publication we wanted to thank the inventors and added a small acknowledgement on the bottom of the first page.
"This work was supported by the automatic CS Paper Generator"

Looks really nice next to the IEEE Computer Society logo.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Finally the paper is available in the IEEEXplore database

The paper can be found in the IEEE Xplore database. What a great Christmas present :-)

Take a special look at the keywords. These are only visible for IEEE members, so here is a screenshot:

Friday, November 14, 2008

Session Chair wrote:

Dear Dr. Herbert Schlangemann,

Thank you for your response to our Call for Session Chairs! Your CV has been reviewed by the committee,and you will act as the chair of: Oral Session 5 (Distributed and Parallel Computing & Embedded Programming, December 13,(Saturday Afternoon)?

Your contribution is very important for our conference! We are looking forward to seeing you in Wuhan, China! Please confirm the receipt of this e-mail as soon as possible. If you have not confirmed the receipt of this e-mail before Nov. 16, 2008(Beijing Time), you will be deemed abandoned automatically.

Thank you!

Best Regards
CSSE Organizing Committee

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Call for Session Chairs wrote:

Dear Colleagues,

The 2008 International Conference on Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSSE 2008) will be held on December 12~14, 2008 in Wuhan,
China. For information, see the conference web site:

We cordially invite you to be a session chair in our conference. Please contact the organizing committee by e-mail ( no later
than November 15, 2008 if you would like to organize a session, and please include your brief CV in your letter.

Thanks for your support, and your efforts are greatly appreciated.

Best Regards

CITE Organizing Committee

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

400$ for a rubbish paper?

After we were all so excited about the acceptance of Herbert Schlangemann's paper we had to face the truth that there is a 400US-$ conference fee. Even my request if we really need to pay the fee resulted in the following answer: wrote:
Dear Herbert,
Thank you for your attention and support to our conference. We are sorry to tell you that your paper will not be included in the IEEEexplorer if you don't pay the registration fee.

Best regards,
CITE2008 Committee

So what to do? Drop the whole thing or bite the bullet and pay 400$? We decided to pay. During the next week we collected some money and wanted to register for the conference. But... Yes there is a but. The payment system was only in Chinese and didn't work out for us. Furthermore there was an error message we couldn't understand in the beginning "通知. 尊敬的环迅用户: 因系统升级,深圳发展银行与2008年8月15日16:00至8月20日暂停网上支付。由此给您带来的不便,敬请谅解". If you are not familiar with Chinese characters, it means something like the system is not running at the moment. Please try again later.

So we contacted the conference team and they told us to try it again a couple of days later. But still, no way for us to pay the fee. More days passed by and we wrote another email. And another email and another email. Finally we received the following reply: wrote:
Dear author,
We are sorry for making so much trouble to you.You can pay registration fee while taking part in our conference.You also can send these e-mails to our conference chairman Professor Zhou: If you have any other questions, pls feel free to contact us.

Best wishes!
CSSE Organizing Committee

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Review Result

Review Comment:
This paper presents cooperative technology and classical Communication. In conclusion, the result shows that though the much-touted amphibious algorithm for the refinement of randomized algorithms is impossible, the well-known client-server algorithm for the analysis of voice-over- IP by Kumar and Raman runs in _(n) time. The authors can clearly identify important features of visualization of DHTs and analyze them insightfully. It is recommended that the authors should develop ideas more cogently, organizes them more logically, and connects them with clear transitions.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Finally we got the acceptance notification wrote:
Dear Author,

Thanks for your submission to the CITE 2008. We are pleased to inform you that your paper:

ID: 70071
TITLE: Towards the Simulation of E-Commerce
AUTHORS: Herbert Schlangemann;

has been accepted as a full paper for the final program. Congratulations! The review process was extremely selective and many good papers could notbe included in the final program.

The registration deadline is on Aug 15, 2008. Please login to the conference submission system ( and click on "Registration Instructions" on the left for more details.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Wuhan!
Best Regards
CITE 2008 Organizing Committee

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Let's generate a paper

...with the amazing tool SCIgen - An Automatic CS Paper Generator

Here is the outcome. An awesome paper titled: "Towards the Simulation of E-Commerce", sounds perfect for a computer science conference.

Recent advances in cooperative technology and classical communication are based entirely on the assumption that the Internet and active networks are not in conflict with object-oriented languages. In fact, few information theorists would disagree with the visualization of
DHTs that made refining and possibly simulating 8 bit architectures a reality, which embodies the compelling principles of electrical engineering [19]. In this work we better understand how digital-to-analog converters can be applied to the development of e-commerce.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Der Schlangemann

After it felt like receiving one call-for-paper email per hour this week I decided to write a paper... More precisely, not myself but a random paper with this guy as the first author: Herbert Schlangemann.


Thursday, May 1, 2008

The first Call-for-Paper Email

It all began with one of these typical Call-for-Paper SPAM emails I receive quite often. So I deleted it without really thinking about it. But this was just the beginning of the story...

"2008 International Conference on Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSSE 2008) will be held on December 12~14, 2008 in Wuhan, China. The conference proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society, all papers accepted will be included in IEEE Xplore and cited by EI Compendex."