December 21, 2012

IADIS: Bogus Conferences - Bogus Journals - Fake and Bogus IADIS

IADIS is well known bogus publisher and organizer of several bogus journals. Imagine what? They sent SPAM (see below) looking for committee members, reviewers in a pyramid scheme. See below the IADIS bogus email and draw your own conclusions:

Dear Colleague,

We are co-chairing the (bogus) IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (MCCSIS 2013), a conference made of 13 conferences in the broad areas of Computer Science and Information Systems (please see
Following your last year participation as member of the Program Committee of Web Based Communities and Social Media, I would like to re-invite you to take part in this year's edition (please see

If you agree, we would like to ask you to access the reviewer's (bogus)  web site at (see your login and password at the bottom of this email) in order to choose your areas of interest/expertise so that we can assign you some papers for review - please choose at least a minimum of 3 areas. Can you do this within the next days?

As a member of the (bogus) committee, you will get some (bogus) papers to review in the topics you select (topics list available at You are entitled to be part of the (bogus) proceedings book and (bogus) CD-ROM.

Can I just ask you for a couple of names that could also be part of this (bogus) committee? The idea is to increase the number of members in the (bogus) committee in order to reduce the committee members' workload.

Also, can you please send me your address so that we can send you a (bogus) CD-ROM with the proceedings of the 2013 edition?

Could you please let me know whether you accept this (bogus) invitation?

Hope to see you again being part of this (bogus) IADIS conference.

Best regards,
Piet Kommers, University of Twente, The Netherlands
(bogus) IADIS WBC 2013 Program Chair

Piet Kommers, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Pedro IsaĆ­as, Universidade Aberta (Portuguese Open University), Portugal
Eva Kasparova, University of Business Administration, Prague, Czech Republic
MCCSIS 2013 General Conference Co-Chairs

Apologies for cross-postings. Please send to interested colleagues and students

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