18.709 dubious conferences: MIT students' response

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2005 06:47:41 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 709.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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         Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2005 06:42:08 +0100
         From: Mark Olsen <mark_at_barkov.uchicago.edu>
         Subject: Re: 18.695 more on possibly dubious conferences


I just came across a handy site for all of you who wish to attend
conferences coordinated by Professor Callaos without working too
hard: SCIgen - An Automatic CS Paper Generator
It would appear that one of the two generated papers was accepted
to WMSCI 2005. The enterprising students at MIT are requesting
donations in order to attend the conference and present a
"completely randomly-generated talk". Source code and lots of
great examples are available. Alan Sokal would surely approve. :-)

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