Paper Accepted for WMSCI 2009

I'm pretty excited today. I just found out that my paper on social tagging was accepted for publication and presentation at the 13th World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (WMSCI 2009).

It's my the first peer reviewed paper/conference submission so I'm pretty jazzed. Check out the conference info here.

Comments:

Shame that it's a scam conference. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WMSCI http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v434/n7036/full/nature03653.html I really hope you are joking there.

Posted by Liyang HU on April 10, 2009 at 05:24 PM CDT #

Thanks for the concern Liyang. I am aware of the history of the WMSCI but disagree strongly that it is a sham conference. It is precisely their cross disciplinary focus and the lack of peer review that allowed the silliness with the MIT gang. I know for a fact that my submission was reviewed. I am also excited to be able to present and share ideas with people from a deep computer science background as well as with people from business who implement. My paper is not a hard compsci paper but rather an examination of how social networks can enhance relevancy for business users through democratic and social tagging (folksonomy) structures.

Posted by Billy on April 13, 2009 at 04:02 AM CDT #

hi, can you provide evidence that it's not a scam conference? i'm concerned about it before giving them any money regarding publication of my paper. if it is scam then we should forget it.

Posted by suspicious on May 12, 2009 at 08:54 PM CDT #

Hey Suspicious, several things: 1) what is a scam conference? A conf designed to make money? Not sure I know of one that isnt (either directly or through lead generation). 2) the conf has a history (see wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WMSCI) 3) the conf has controversy around paper submission/acceptance mostly stemming from when their submission/review process was gamed by MIT 4) it is a cross-disciplinary conference which is important to me. I'm not a com-sci student and did not write or submit a formal research paper. I am not publishing a new algorithm. Rather I am a business person and "thought leader" that submitted a paper on how technologies coalesce around concepts and paradigms. This is what drew me to the conf in the first place - that science whiz folks and biz folks will get to rub shoulders. The biz folks get to see what is coming and the science whizes get to see that the stuff they do actually makes it out to the general public in forms other than fighter-bombers. That's just my $.02 though.

Posted by billy on May 13, 2009 at 04:22 AM CDT #

thanks for elaborating. you're right that every conference is designed to make money, though the top ones have a strict paper acceptance criteria so they only get high quality papers. since your paper is business oriented you might not be concerned about where exactly your paper gets published but for CS people like myself, it will be an embarrassment to have a paper published in a low-quality conference. anyway, i'll keep digging for more information.

Posted by suspicious on May 13, 2009 at 10:04 PM CDT #

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