Sunday, December 12, 2010

CHAOS 2011, Crete

Ji-Huan He, as our readers know, is a member of the shadowy Brotherhood. He is also a partner with El Naschie in a mutual citation scam that raised their journals' Impact Factors to absurd heights. This is well-documented in SIAM president attacks El Naschie and Ji-Huan He!, Christoph Drösser on impact-factor manipulation, and M.S. El Naschie and Ji-Huan He catch more flak.


On June 9, 2010 I sent a letter to Mathematical Problems in Engineering (MPE) urging Editor-in-Chief José Manoel Balthazar and the Associate Editors to fire Ji-Huan He.

That was answered by this from Prof. D. Dane Quinn, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Akron:

Dear Jose,

I take any case of academic misconduct very seriously and guilty individuals should be relieved from their responsibilities. However, you should not remove an Associate Editor on the basis of a single email received from an anonymous sender. However, the present allegations, in particular those raised in the SIAM editorial, do warrant investigation. My recommendation would be for you, as journal editor, to investigate these claims with the editors of the involved journals, publishers, and colleagues (including Dr. He).

With this, we should be able to make an informed recommendation.

Regards,
Dane Quinn


Balthazar, the Editor-in-Chief of the journal, replied-all

Dear Alls

We will follow : "..., to investigate these claims with the editors of the involved journals, publishers, and colleagues (including Dr. He)"

Comments are welcome

thanks for Dr.Jason for his e-mail.

J.M. Balthazar


I replied-all, saying "By all means, investigate, don't take my word for it. Dane Quinn gives sensible advice" and pointed out that I was not anonymous.

Balthazar again replied-all, saying

On Wed, Jun 9, 2010 at 8:17 AM, jose manoel balthazar jose wrote:

ok i will do it

Rehab will investigate it in burocratic sense and then we discuss the actions if is the case

Balthazar


Quinn was soon echoed by Professor Nickolas S. Sapidis, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Western Macedonia:

Dear Jose and friends:

I fully agree with Prof. Dane Quinn’s wise recommendation. A thorough investigation must be done at the level of “Editors in Chief” (involving also the Associate-Editor under investigation).

In this investigation, the Editors-in-Chief might want to have help from experts (preferably: Associate Editors) who should be specializing exactly on the scientific fields of the Associate-Editor under investigation.

Best Regards to All,

Nick Sapidis


The very next day Zahy noticed that Ji-Huan He had been removed from MPE's editorial board.

MPE is number 24 on our master list. (An amusing side note on these events is Shijun Liao quits MPE, concerned for reputation.)

That was all background for what I want to talk about in this post.


Shrink brings to my attention an upcoming conference, CHAOS 2011, The 4th Chaotic Modeling and Simulation International Conference, 31 May to 3 June 2011, Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece.

It appears that El Naschie probably won't be attending. In any case, the Committees page doesn't list him and the Topics/Sessions page doesn't mention E-infinity theory.

David Ruelle, who has sometimes been praised by El Naschie and his sockpuppets, is on the Honorary Committee.

T. Kapitaniak is on the International Scientific Committee. Readers will remember him as a student of El Naschie's. The great man wrote about him several times in Rosa Al-Youssef.

But most intriguing of all are these committee entries:

  • Honorary Committee
    Ji-Huan He
    Donghua University, Shanghai, China
    Editor of Int. Journal of Nonlinear Sciences and Numerical Simulation

  • International Scientific Committee
    J. M. Balthazar
    UNESP-Rio Claro
    State University of Sao Paulo, Brasil

Sometimes these conferences conclude with a fancy assigned-seat dinner.


Imagine the possibilities.

Seriously though: It would be one thing if Ji-Huan He were simply coughing up his conference fee as a rank-and-file attendee. But in this case the insidious Dr. Ji-Huan He has managed to hoodwink the organizers into believing that his name lends prestige to the event! How did he do it? We know he's a master at sneaking or inveigling himself onto editorial boards. This feels similar. My guess is that he sells himself as "Editor-in-Chief of the math journal with the world's highest impact factor". Technically it's not a lie, right?

Unfortunately it makes CHAOS 2011 look like right twats. Someone should get in touch with them.

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6 comments:

  1. Yeah, the unsolicited emails about this have been making the rounds. In my opinion, these conferences in Crete (this is not the first one) are basically the mathematics equivalent of those highly-questionable ones on (vaguely speaking) computer science in Orlando, which are infamous for accepting a computer-generated nonsense manuscript ( http://pdos.csail.mit.edu/scigen/blog/index.php?entry=entry050717-153939 ). Perhaps someone with free time can try this with a homotopy bullshit analysis fake paper and CHAOS 2011.

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  2. "Yeah, the unsolicited emails about this have been making the rounds."

    We'd love you to forward it to us, or paste it into a comment here.

    And here is Anonymous's link enlivened:

    http://pdos.csail.mit.edu/scigen/blog/index.php?entry=entry050717-153939

    It's very funny, and a good read.

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  3. Sure, here it is. It's not very exciting (no mention of the great J.-H. He).

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    From: < secretariat@cmsim.org >
    Date: October 10, 2010 12:38:48 AM CDT
    Subject: Invitation 4nd Chaotic Modeling and Simulation International Conference May 31 - June 3, 2011 Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece

    You are kindly invited to participate to the forthcoming Nonlinear Modeling and Analysis International Conference titled:
    4nd Chaotic Modeling and Simulation International Conference (CHAOS2011), Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece, May 31 - June 3, 2011.

    The forthcoming International Conference (CHAOS2011) on Chaotic Modeling, Simulation and Applications will take place in Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece (May 31 - June 3, 2011).
    The general topics and the special sessions proposed for the Conference include but are not limited to:
    Chaos and Nonlinear Dynamics, Stochastic Chaos, Chemical Chaos, Data Analysis and Chaos, Hydrodynamics, Turbulence and Plasmas, Optics and Chaos, Chaotic Oscillations and Circuits, Chaos in Climate Dynamics, Geophysical Flows, Biology and Chaos, Neurophysiology and Chaos, Hamiltonian Systems, Chaos in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Chaos and Solitons, Micro- and Nano- Electro-Mechanical Systems, Neural Networks and Chaos, Ecology and Economy.

    The publications of the conference include:
    1. The Book of Abstracts in Electronic and in Paper form
    2. Electronic Proceedings in CD and in the web in a permanent website
    3. A Book including selected papers presented in the conference

    For more information and Abstract/Paper submission and Special Session Proposals please visit the conference website at: http://www.cmsim.org

    Kind regards

    The Conference Secretariat
    secretariat@cmsim.org

    _______________________________________________________________________
    The previous CHAOS2010 Conference proceedings can be downloaded at CHAOS2010 on line Proceedings < http://www.cmsim.net/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/chaos2010.html >

    The Books including selected papers from the previous CHAOS2008 and CHAOS2009 Conferences are published by World Scientific:

    Skiadas, C. H., Dimotikalis, I. and Skiadas, C. (Eds): Topics on Chaotic Systems: Selected Papers from Chaos 2008 International Conference, World Scientific, 2009 < http://www.worldscibooks.com/chaos/7251.html >

    Skiadas, C. H. and Dimotikalis, I. (Eds): Chaotic Systems: Theory and Applications, World Scientific, 2010 < http://www.worldscibooks.com/chaos/7692.html >

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  4. And now Blogger has deleted the email. :( I think it contained nothing beyond what's on the conference website.

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  5. Hi Jason, there is a new congress that you should not miss!!! Check out the invited speakers (you will find a nobel prize... and somebody you know very well)!

    http://www.apmas2011.org/pop.html

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