Random conferences [was Re: The Second International Conference on Electronics and Software Science (ICESS2016)]

Joan Sali joan.sdiwc at gmail.com
Thu Mar 24 22:01:01 CDT 2016

Hi Peter,
Checking this software science conference in Japan (
is desirable at this point. I'm hoping this is sufficient information for
you to correct your thoughts.

Thank you.

On Fri, Mar 25, 2016 at 5:06 AM, Peter Coghlan <cctalk at beyondthepale.ie>

> >
> > Hello there,
> > Really appreciate the reply.
> > Again, my apology for looking like a 'scam'. I'm not, please.
> >
> Not a very convincing denial.
> >
> > Happy Easter to you and the rest of this elite group.
> >
> > Sincerely,
> >
> > Joan Sali
> > Conference Manager
> >
> Originally, I thought these ads were what a colleague of mine used to
> refer to
> as "academic spam".  I haven't seen anything like it for many years.
> Almost
> brings back memories of the days before spam went mainstream when mailing
> lists
> devoted to academic topics were cluttered up with dozens of relatively
> harmless
> but highly irritating "invitations" to ghastly overhyped conferences.
> The more I look at these new examples, the more dubious they look.  A
> collection of popular buzzwords and bleeding edge terminology, no
> specifics,
> no names of contributors, not even unrecognisable ones, an "invitation"
> addressed to nobody in particular, a few hundred dollars registration fee.
> It appears the main attractions are (unspecified) "researchers from the
> international community", "presentations from (unspecified) keynote
> speakers"
> and "state-of-the-art lectures", something I would want to be paid for if I
> was required to attend, not the other way around.
> Regards,
> Peter Coghlan.

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