University of Queensland Australia Quantum Technology Laboratory (2013) —
Junk conference warning : WASET is still targeting our field – along with every other field in academia
quantum technology laboratory,
Physics, University of Queensland,
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Regular readers of this page have reported the following conferences as junk conferences, based on attending and/or presenting at earlier incarnations of them.
waset. The waset “organisation” is still targeting our field—along with every other field in academia it seems. See the comments at the end of this post for the most recent experiences; or this warning. Comments from the former include:
• “In 2012 I organised an international conference … our list of working group titles has just been copied and pasted for a WASET conference (15-16 May 2013)”
• “The conference is a complete scam. I know I have been on several hiring committees and if we see someone list a paper published at WASET on their CV we immediately stop evaluating their application.”
• “I went to a WASET conference and it was a complete joke. There were virtually no people there in my field, and the talks were completely unrelated to each other. Basically each person got up and spoke about their work to a completely unrelated audience. For example, the person before me talked about boat design, I talked about quantum mechanics, and the person after talked about Halal meat!”
Jan 14–15: International Conference on Quantum Optics and Quantum Computing (ICQOQC 2013), Zurich, Switzerland.
May 22–23: International Conference on Quantum Information Science and Engineering (ICQISE 2013), Berlin, Germany.
Jul 22–23: International Conference on Quantum Information Science (ICQIS 2013), Oslo, Norway.
Jul 30–31: International Conference on Quantum Information (ICQI 2013), Zurich, Switzerland.
appasani. Similarly, the “Appasani Research” Conferences have had extremely poor feedback from our readers:
Sep 4–5: Quantum Science Symposium-2013 On ‘Quantum Information to Communications & Quantum Systems to Qubits & Optics’ (PSS2013), Waltham, USA.
Nov 25–26: Quantum Science Symposium Asia-2013 on ‘Quantum Information to Communications & Quantum Systems to Spintronics, Semi- conductors’ (QSSASIA2013), Tokyo, Japan.