FAKE CONFERENCE: The 2011 International Conference on Foundations of Computer Science (FCS'11), USA, July 18-21, 2011

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From: "A. M. G. Solo" <amgsolo@yahoo.com>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2011 21:02:55 -0800 (PST)
Organization: Compilers Central
Keywords: administrivia
Posted-Date: 30 Jan 2011 21:53:52 EST

NOTE: On Feb 14, 2012, someone calling himself "Jonathan"
called me and threatened to sue me about the comment below,
saying "you'll lose your house." He claimed to be a lawyer,
but was oddly unwilling to provide an address or any other
information. Draw your own conclusions about whether this
is what real conference organizers do, keeping in mind that
it was six months after the conference. -John
On Feb 15, 2012, he called again at 11:30 PM and threatened
me again. But he doesn't seem to be a lawyer any more.

[If you're looking for a conference that accepts every paper
regardless of quality, nobody goes except the presenters, and you'd
like an excuse for a junket to Las Vegas, this may be the conference
for you. -John]

                                              CALL FOR PAPERS
                            Call For Workshop/Session Proposals

              The 2011 International Conference on Foundations
                                          of Computer Science

                      Date and Location: July 18-21, 2011, USA

              Location: See the above web site for venue/city

You are invited to submit a full paper for consideration. All
accepted papers will be published in the FCS conference
proceedings (in printed book form; later, the proceedings will
also be accessible online). Those interested in proposing
workshops/sessions, should refer to the relevant sections that
appear below.

SCOPE: Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the

O Quantum Computing
O Game theory and methods
O Computational number theory
O Logic in computer science
O Theory of computing and formal systems
O Automata and formal languages
O Optimization methods
O Coding theory
O Novel data structures
O Languages
O Complexity theory (including circuit complexity)
O Theory of parallel and distributed computing
O Graph algorithms and graph drawing
O Deduction
O Combinatorics
O Algorithms
O Probabilistic and randomized methodologies
O Approximation methods
O Parametrized complexity (including Kolmogorov, ...)
O Non-linear dynamics and chaos
O Computational biology and bioinformatics
O Cryptography
O Novel compression methods
O Database theory
O Queuing methods
O Pansystems
O Foundations of computer security
O Model checking and computer-aided verification
O Models of computation
O Computational geometry
O Semantics, concurrency and type theory
O Scheduling methods
O Models of internet computing
O Other emerging topics

To see the DBLP list of accepted papers of FCS 2009, go to:
The DBLP list of accepted papers of FCS 2010 will soon appear at:
FCS 2011 URL:


March 10, 2011: Submission of papers (about 5 to 7 pages)
April 03, 2011: Notification of acceptance (+/- two days)
April 24, 2011: Final papers + Copyright/Consent + Registration
July 18-21, 2011: The 2011 International Conference on Foundations
                                      of Computer Science (FCS'11)


Currently being prepared - The Academic sponsors of the last offering
of FCS (2010) included research labs and centers affiliated
with (a partial list): University of California, Berkeley; University
of Southern California; University of Texas at Austin; Harvard
University, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Georgia Institute of Technology,
Georgia; Emory University, Georgia; University of Minnesota;
University of Iowa; University of North Dakota; NDSU-CIIT Green
Computing & Comm. Lab.; University of Siegen, Germany; UMIT, Austria;
SECLAB (University of Naples Federico II + University of Naples
Parthenope + Second University of Naples, Italy); National Institute
for Health Research; World Academy of Biomedical Sciences and
Technologies; Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia; International
Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine (ISIBM); The International
Council on Medical and Care Compunetics; Eastern Virginia Medical
School & the American College of Surgeons, USA.


Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers by uploading
them to the evaluation web site at: http://world-comp.org
Submissions must be uploaded by March 10, 2011 and they must be
in either MS doc (but not docx) or pdf formats (about 5 to 7
pages - single space, font size of 10 to 12). All reasonable
typesetting formats are acceptable (later, the authors of accepted
papers will be asked to follow a particular typesetting format to
prepare their final papers for publication.) Papers must not have
been previously published or currently submitted for publication
The first page of the paper should include: title of the paper,
name, affiliation, postal address, and email address for each
author. The first page should also identify the name of the Contact
Author and a maximum of 5 topical keywords that would best
represent the content of the paper. Finally, the name of the
conference (ie, FCS) that the paper is being submitted for
consideration must be stated on the first page.

The length of the final/Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be
limited to 7 (two-column IEEE style) pages.

Each paper will be peer-reviewed by two experts in the field for
originality, significance, clarity, impact, and soundness. In cases
of contradictory recommendations, a member of the conference
program committee will be charged to make the final decision
(accept/reject) - often, this would involve seeking help from
additional referees by using a double-blinded review process. In
addition, all papers whose authors included a member of the
conference program committee will be evaluated using the
double-blinded review process. (Essay/philosophical papers will
not be refereed but may be considered for discussion/panels).

All proceedings of WORLDCOMP will be published and indexed in:
Inspec / IET / The Institute for Engineering & Technology,
DBLP / CS Bibliography, and others. The printed proceedings
will be available for distribution on site at the conference.

In addition to the publication of the proceedings, selected
authors will be invited to submit extended versions of their
papers for publication in a number of research books being
proposed/contracted with various publishers (such as, Springer,
Elsevier, ...) - these books would be composed after the
conference. Also, many chairs of sessions and workshops will
be forming journal special issues to be published after the


The members of the Steering Committee of The 2010 congress included:
Dr. Selim Aissi (Chief Strategist, Intel Corporation, USA);
Prof. Hamid Arabnia (ISIBM Fellow & Professor, University of Georgia;
Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in
Biomedicine; Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Supercomputing, Springer;
Advisory Board, IEEE TC on Scalable Computing); Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy
(Member, National Academy of Engineering, IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow,
Professor; University of California, Berkeley, USA); Prof. Hyunseung
Choo (ITRC Director of Ministry of Information & Communication;
Director, ITRC; Director, Korea Information Processing Society;
Assoc. Editor, ACM Transactions on Internet Technology; Professor,
Sungkyunkwan University, Korea); Prof. Winston Wai-Chi Fang (IEEE
Fellow, TSMC Distinguished Chair Professor, National ChiaoTung
University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, ROC); Prof. Andy Marsh (Director HoIP,
Secretary-General WABT; Vice-president ICET and ICMCC, Visiting
Professor, University of Westminster, UK); Dr. Rahman Tashakkori
(Director, S-STEM NSF Supported Scholarship Program and NSF Supported
AUAS, Appalachian State U., USA); Prof. Layne T. Watson (IEEE Fellow,
NIA Fellow, ISIBM Fellow, Fellow of The National Institute of
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA); and
Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh (Member, National Academy of Engineering; IEEE
Fellow, ACM Fellow, AAAS Fellow, AAAI Fellow, IFSA Fellow; Director,
BISC; Professor, University of California, Berkeley, USA).
The list of Program Committee of FCS 2010 appears at:

The FCS 2011 program committee is currently being compiled.
Many who have already joined the committee are renowned leaders,
scholars, researchers, scientists and practitioners of the highest
ranks; many are directors of research labs., members of National
Academy of Engineering, fellows of various societies, heads/chairs
of departments, program directors of research funding agencies,
deans and provosts as well as members of chapters of World Academy
of Science.

Program Committee members are expected to have established a strong
and documented research track record. Those interested in joining
the Program Committee should email editor@world-comp.org the
following information for consideration/evaluation: Name,
affiliation and position, complete mailing address, email address,
a one-page biography that includes research expertise and the name
of the conference (ie, FCS 2011) offering to help with.


FCS conference is an important track of a federated research
conference. It is being held jointly (same location and dates)
with a number of other research conferences (WORLDCOMP).
WORLDCOMP is the largest annual gathering of researchers in computer
science, computer engineering and applied computing. We anticipate
to have 2,000 or more attendees from over 85 countries.

WORLDCOMP 2011 will be composed of research presentations, keynote
lectures, invited presentations, tutorials, panel discussions,
and poster presentations. In recent past, keynote/tutorial/panel
speakers have included: Prof. David A. Patterson (pioneer/
architecture, U. of California, Berkeley), Dr. K. Eric Drexler
(known as Father of Nanotechnology), Prof. John H. Holland (known
as Father of Genetic Algorithms; U. of Michigan), Prof. Ian Foster
(known as Father of Grid Computing; U. of Chicago & ANL),
Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy (pioneer/VR, U. of California, Berkeley),
Prof. Barry Vercoe (Founding member of MIT Media Lab, MIT),
Dr. Jim Gettys (known as X-man, developer of X Window System,
xhost; OLPC), Prof. John Koza (known as Father of Genetic
Programming, Stanford U.), Prof. Brian D. Athey (NIH Program
Director, U. of Michigan), Prof. Viktor K. Prasanna (pioneer,
U. of Southern California), Dr. Jose L. Munoz (NSF Program Director
and Consultant), Prof. Jun Liu (Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard U.),
Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh (Father of Fuzzy Logic), Dr. Firouz Naderi
(Head, NASA Mars Exploration Program/2000-2005 and Associate
Director, Project Formulation & Strategy, Jet Propulsion Lab,
CalTech/NASA), and many other distinguished speakers. To get a
feeling about the conferences' atmosphere, see the 2010 delegates
photos available at: www.pixagogo.com/1676934789

An important mission of WORLDCOMP is "Providing a unique platform
for a diverse community of constituents composed of scholars,
researchers, developers, educators, and practitioners. The Congress
makes concerted effort to reach out to participants affiliated with
diverse entities (such as: universities, institutions, corporations,
government agencies, and research centers/labs) from all over the
world. The congress also attempts to connect participants from
institutions that have teaching as their main mission with those
who are affiliated with institutions that have research as their
main mission. The congress uses a quota system to achieve its
institution and geography diversity objectives."

One main goal of the congress is to assemble a spectrum of
affiliated research conferences, workshops, and symposiums into
a coordinated research meeting held in a common place at a common
time. This model facilitates communication among researchers in
different branches of computer science, computer engineering,
and applied computing. The Congress also encourages multi-disciplinary
and inter-disciplinary research initiatives; ie, facilitating
increased opportunities for cross-fertilization across sub-


Each session will have at least 6 paper presentations from
different authors (12 papers in the case of workshops). The
session chairs will be responsible for all aspects of their
sessions; including, soliciting papers, reviewing, selecting, ...
The names of session chairs will appear as Associate Editors
in the conference proceedings and on the cover of the books.

Proposals to organize sessions should include the following
information: name and address (+ email) of proposer, his/her
biography, title of session, a 100-word description of the
topic of the session, the name of the conference the session
is submitted for consideration (ie, FCS), and a short
description on how the session will be advertised (in most
cases, session proposers solicit papers from colleagues and
researchers whose work is known to the session proposer).
email your session proposal to editor@world-comp.org
We would like to receive the session proposals as soon as possible.

Thanks to authors and speakers of last WORLDCOMP congress and members
of the editorial boards who informed us of the following good news:
According to "Microsoft Academic Search" (a Microsoft initiative)
all tracks of WORLDCOMP are listed as worldwide "Top-ranked
Conferences" (based on various metrics but mainly based on the
number of citations). You can access "Microsoft Academic Search" and
specific information extracted from it (in reference to WORLDCOMP's
individual conferences' names/acronyms and tracks) from the link

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