To these principals of the 2010 International Conference on Computational and Information Sciences (ICCIS2010), December 17 - 19, 2010, Chengdu, Sichuan, China: General Chairs -- Zhimin Du, Southwest Petroleum University, China (Honorary Chair); Jun Zhang, University of Kentucky, USA (Chair); Lixue Chen, Southwest Petroleum University, China (Co-Chair). Local Organizing Committee -- Xinyu Geng, Southwest Petroleum University, China (Chair). Technical Program Committee -- Murli M. Gupta, George Washington University, USA. (Chair); Ji-Huan He, Donghua University, China. (Co-Chair).
Dear ICCIS2010 chairs and committee members,
This email has been sent only to Jun Zhang, Murli M. Gupta and Ji-Huan He because I cannot find email addresses for the Southwest Petroleum University participants, but it's intended for all of you and I hope you pass it on to everyone involved with ICCIS2010.
A reader of El Naschie Watch has brought to my attention that Ji-Huan He is a Co-Chair of the Technical Program Committee.
J-H He is notorious for gaming the impact factor of the International Journal of Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation (IJNSNS) of which he is Editor-in-Chief. (A Chinese version of that article is also available: 中文 )
He is at the center of a scandal for appropriating without attribution the work of Dr. Shijun Liao (homotopy analysis method or HAM), renaming it (homotopy perturbation method or HPM), and calling it his own. His work is not only unoriginal, it is of poor quality. Besides the previous link, see Francisco M. Fernández on Ji-Huan He in this regard. Also see Three cheers for Francisco M. Fernández! and Another Fernández review of Ji-Huan He's papers.
Most shocking is J-H He's close association with IJCMNS's Honorary Editor, the infamous and belligerently litigious crackpot Mohamed El Naschie. J-H He calls El Naschie "one of this century's greatest scientists since Newton and Einstein" and says "El Naschie's theory will certainly lead to a Nobel Prize". But El Naschie is widely known to be a huckster.
Appropriately, J-H He has been fired from editorial positions at Chaos, Solitons and Fractals (CSF), the Arab Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences (AJMMS), Computers and Mathematics with Applications (CMA), and Mathematical Problems in Engineering (MPE).
If you are aware of these facts and still think Ji-Huan He deserves a place on the Technical Program Committee of ICCIS2010, you can make that choice, but your reputations and that of your conference are at risk. We have done our best to warn you. We hope you do the right thing and remove Prof. He from his Technical Program Committee position. He and El Naschie are increasingly famous around the world for their academic nonsense and trickery, and if you become known for taking them seriously, you will be a laughing stock.
Jason of El Naschie Watch