Dr Timo Honkela (Finland) (12-09-2012) —
Academic Fraud at Large Scale? A fake ICANN 2013
European Neural Networks Society (http://www.e-nns.org/) organizes annually International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks, with the acronym ICANN. The ICANN 2012 conference (http://icann2012.org/) is currently taking place in Lausanne, Switzerland. This event is 22nd in the ICANN series (http://www.fizyka.umk.pl/enns/index.php/ICANN/ICANN) that started as ICANN 1991 in Finland.
Now it seems that there is a major academic fraud taking place. Namely, a web site at http://www.waset.org/conferences/2013/amsterdam/icann/ indicates that a conference with exactly the same name is organized by an organization which has nothing to do with European Neural Networks Society. A question arises how could the academic community fight against such fraudful attempts to claim ownership through naming a conference with the same name as a well established conference series.