Richard De Boer (Volkskrant, Netherlands, 04 july 2015) —
WASET run by the Turkish shadowy physics teacher Cemal Ardil and his family : dominant in academic fake conferences lucrative growth market
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Academic fake conferences prove lucrative growth market
Thinking that you book a ticket for a summit conference to end up in a small room with barely colleagues. This form of deception by scientists increased in recent years worldwide , according to research by the Volkskrant.
by : Richard De Boer 4 july 2015, 02:00
Organizers of such dummy conferences advertise in many cases the name of a ‘real’ scientific conference. Easy prey to the deceptive recruitment activities are often young postgraduates seeking an international stage for their research.
Opined teacher researcher Jaco van den Dool from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam to travel to Dubai for a presentation at a conference on music psychology . “Only after my airfare, hotel and conference paid , I discovered that it appeared to be a totally different meeting to be without head or tail ,” says Van den Dool. “Most of the presentations were of a deplorable level and really had nothing to do with my profession.”
That the problem is bigger , only to see whether the number of invitations I receive by mail . That there are more than twenty per week.
Van den Dool was misled by the World Academy of Science , Engineering and Technology ( Waset ) , an organization that for years researchers , attracts thousands conference titles copied from existing academic conferences.
One of those conferences, the biennial ICANN for computer scientists, is aware of the hijacked title and has a warning for Waset conferences on its website .
Another victim conference , International Conference on Hydrogen Safety , is a measure recently her name registered as a trademark. The organization is now considering legal action against Waset , a spokesman says. “But that requires an address where we can send the legal papers to go, and the address of Waset is not easy to figure out .”
Also in the Netherlands
Unscrupulous operators of scientific conferences are also active in the Netherlands. For example, the NH Naarden Hotel has been doing for several years as a venue for Waset conferences in the Netherlands. Employees of Waset which there were recently addressed at a conference by the Volkskrant , no bleaching contact a responsible unable or unwilling to give . Also in question by e-mail is not Waset .
According Jocalyn Clark , editor of medical journals PLOS Medicine and BMJ, research institutions and their funders are still largely unaware of the magnitude of the problem. “This problem is growing , only to see whether the number of invitations I receive by mail . That there are more than twenty per week . ”
Waset is one of the dominant parties in this growth market and, according to Turkish whistleblowers run by the shadowy physics teacher Cemal Ardil and his family. He started in 2007 with one conference per month , but now organizes more than a hundred conferences each year . There go to millions . Participants pay between 350 and 500 dollars registration fee.