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Tuesday, 6 November 2012

The MASAUM plague of spammers - academic journals and conferences

For the benefit of anyone else spammed by this MASAUM plague I'm trying to increase information about their spammery on Google.
Avoid, avoid, avoid. Do not give them money.

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Subject: Re: Join us as member of Organizing/Technical Program Committee of MASAUM International Conferences on Medical Sciences 2013 in USA,UK,Canada,UAE,Malaysia and Singapore
Date: Sat, 3 Nov 2012 06:25:50 -0400

Dear Colleague

I am glad to inform you that MASAUM Network is going  
to organize  international conferences on Medical Sciences in  
USA,UK,UAE,Canada, Malaysia and Singapore in 2013.

You are invited to join us as member of organizing /  technical  
program committee of these conferences.

Please send us following information as soon as possible.

Full Name with Title(Dr,Mr,Ms etc)
Designation (Professor, Associate Prof, etc)
City and Country:
Research Interest:
Latest Picture:

Please forward this email to interested persons.

Your earlier and positive response will be highly appreciated.


Medical Sciences Section
MASAUM Network
The ones below were perfectly well formatted when they arrived in my inbox but the act of copying and pasting seems to have made them into a bit of a mess, and I'm afraid I can't be bothered to fix them! The text should help anyone searching on Google for phrases found within them though, so should be OK.
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Subject: Submission Deadline is November 05,2012: Information Technology Today Series by MASAUM & Applications of Information Technology Today Series by MASAUM
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2012 05:05:58 -0400

Dear Colleague Your are invited to submit your valuable work to be published as e-book chapter, journal paper and/ or conference paper in MASAUM E-books, MASAUM Journals and MASAUM Conferences respectively. Please visit : For MASAUM E-Books: For MASAUM Conferences: For MASAUM Journals: Title of the Book:Information Technology Today Series by MASAUM Editors: Prof.Dr.Cecelia Wright Brown ,University of Baltimore ,Baltimore, Maryland, USA Prof.Dr. Yu Zhang,School of Engineering ,University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, UK Dr. Mansaf alam,Department of Computer Science,Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi,India Prof.Dr.Salwani Mohd. Daud, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, ,Malaysia Prof.Dr.Dr. Sami Bourouis,Taif University, College of Computers and Information Technology, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Prof.Dr.Kamel Tourki,Texas A&M University at Qatar,Doha, Qatar Prof.Dr.Imad Jawhar,UAE University,College of Information Technology,Al Ain, UAE Prof.Dr. Mounia ABIK, Laboratoire LAGI,Morrocco Title of the Book:Applications of Information Technology Today Series by MASAUM Editors: Prof.Dr.Ashraf Anwar,University of Atlanta,Atlanta,Georgia,USA Prod.Dr.Ahmad Ghandour,Otago Business School,University of Otago,New Zealand Prof.Dr.Jayesh M Patel, Acharya Motibhai Patel Institute of Computer Studies, Ganpat University,Gujarat, India Prof.Dr.Fariza Hanis Abdul Razak,Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM),Malaysia Prof.Dr.Khidir M. Ali,Computer Science & Engineering Department,Jubail University College,Jubail Industrial City,Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Prof.Dr. Dinesh Kumar Saini,Faculty of Computing and Information Technology ,Sohar University,Sohar, Sultanate of Oman Prof.Dr.Areej Al-Wabil,King Saud University,Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Important Dates for E-Books are: Submission Deadline for Book Chapters: November 05, 2012 Deadline for Acceptance/Rejection Notification: November 15, 2013 Submission of Final Version, Signed CopyRight Form, Publication Fee: November 30, 2012 Tentative Publication Date: Decmeber 30, 2012 Submission Authors are invited to submit their work (enhanced journal/conference /workshop/symposium papers as book chapters or new manuscript as book chapter) in MASAUM Network Paper Template (Upto 10 pages) as an attachment (Doc format) by email to: as well as to with Suject "Submission for " & BOOK-TITLE The suggested instructions to follow for the MASAUM Net format are available at: For more Information, Please Contact: as well as to chapter.submission NOTE:If you would like to publish an e-book with MASAUM, please visit Please forward this to concerned persons. Regards; B. Tim Lowder, Coordinator Ebooks Section MASAUM Network
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: Join us as Book Editor
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2012 23:34:27 -0400

Dear Colleague 
It is honor and pleasure for me to inform you that MASAUM has planned to publish some useful e-books in 2012. 
You can find information about ebooks to be published by MASAUM at 
You are invited to join us editor of the ebook.
If you are interested to join us please send us following information before/on September 25,2012. 
1.Serial Number & Title of the ebook. 
4.Editor's Full Name, Designation, Affiliation, Contact Details, Areas of Interest in Research 
Note: Please visit following: 
For MSAUM Conferences: 
For MASAUM Journals: 
For MASAUM E-Books: 
Your earlier and positive response will be highly appreciated. 


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Submission Deadline is September 30,2012: MASAUM International Conference on Information Technology 2013 (MICIT '13) January 01-03,2013, Dubai United Arab Emirates
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2012 02:48:22 -0400

Dear Colleague --------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 *** Our apologies if you receive multiple copies of this CFP *** --------------------------------------------------------------------- CALL FOR PAPERS MASAUM International Conference on Information Technology 2013 (MICIT ?13) January 01-03,2013, Dubai United Arab Emirates Organized & Technically Co-Sponsored by MASAUM Network --------------------------------------------------------------------- Paper submission deadline: September 30, 2012 (extended) Call For Paper: --------------------------------------------------------------------- We cordially invite you to submit research paper(s) to the MASAUM International Conference on Information Technology 2013 (MIC-IT '13),will be held on January 01-03, 2013 at Dubai, United Arab Emirates and will be organized and technically co-sponsored by MASAUM Network. Previous Conference: MASAUM International Conference on Information Technology 2012 (MIC-IT'12) was held on July 27-29, 2012 at Liverpool, UK. MASAUM International Conference on Information Technology 2013 (MIC-IT'13) is a three-day conference aiming to provide a forum for academics, practitioners, consultants and students to debate current international issues and challenges in the broad area of Information Technology. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings published by MASAUM Network. Proceedings of MIC-IT '13 will also be published online. FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT ATTEND CONFERENCE AT DUBAI,ONLINE SPECIAL SESSIONS WILL BE CONDUCTED.THIS WILL SAVE TIME AND EXPENSES. THOSE WHO CANNOT ATTEND THE CONFERENCE BUT WILLING TO CHAIR A SESSION/WORKSHOP OF A CONFERENCE, CAN ORGANIZE A SESSION/WORKSHOP AT THEIR DEPARTMENT. There will be three types of sessions in MICIT '13,Regular Sessions, Online Sessions and Remote Sessions. Regular Session: Session will be organized in MICIT '13 , Dubai, UAE ONLINE Session: Session will be conducted online using web conferencing tools and presenters will present from their homes/offices. Remote Session: Session(mini conference) will be hosted and conducted in the parent department of the session organizer and presenter will present their paper there. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings published by MASAUM Network .Proceedings of MIC-IT '13 will also be published online .The conference proceedings will be published by MASAUM Network. Proceedings will be sent to ISI, EI Compendex, ELSEVIER, SCOPUS ACM, ISTP,AMS, ACS,EBSCO,Engineering Village / Engineering Index (EI),DOAJ,Library of Congress,British Library,Electronic Journals Library,Scholargoogle,DBLP and several more international indexes. Enhanced versions of accepted papers will be published by: MASAUM Journal of Computer Science MASAUM Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences Selected Papers will be published in INFORMATION, An International Interdisciplinary Journal,Published by International Information Institute, Tokyo, Japan,Indexed by SCIE, JCP/SE, MR, ZM and JDreamII and having Impact factor 0.99 Topics (30 Tracks) Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following: Track 1. Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing Track 2. Dependable, Reliable and Autonomic Computing Track 3. Security and Trust Management Track 4. Multimedia Systems and Services Track 5. Networks and Communications Track 6. Database and Data Mining Track 7. Game and Software Engineering Track 8. Grid, Cloud ,Scalable Computing and their Applications Track 9. Embedded System , Software and Applications Track 10.Artificial Intelligence Track 11.Distributed and Parallel Techniques and Practices Track 12.Web and Internet Computing Track 13.IT Policy and Business Management Track 14. Semantic Web and Web Services Track 15.Software Engineering Research and Practice Track 16. Modeling, Simulations and Visualization Methods Track 17. Image Processing , Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Track 18. Information and Knowledge Engineering Track 19. Wireless Networks Track 20. Internet Computing Track 21. Genetics and Evolutionary Methods Track 22. Frontier in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering Track 23. Foundations of Computer Science Track 24. E-learning, E-business, E-commerce and E-government Track 25. Scientific Computing Track 26. Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality Track 27. Computer Design Track 28. Bio Informatics and Computer Biology Track 29. Health Informatics Track 30. Data Warehouse and Knowledge Warehouse Submissions Authors are invited to submit their work in MASAUM Network Paper Template (less than 6 pages) as an attachment (Doc format as well as Pdf) by email to: as well as to with subject "Submissions for MIC-IT 2013" Important Dates Paper Submission Deadline: September 30,, 2012 Author Notification: October 10, 2012 Registration Deadline: October 30,2012 Camera Ready Paper Submission Deadline: October 30,2012 Financial Support Finacial support is provided to authors of the developing countries. Financial support is provided to those , who have been invited to contribute and present a paper at MICIT '13 . There are three types of financial support : 1. Presenters of the papers are provided assistance up to 50 per cent, of the airfare (to and fro excursion/economy class) 2. University faculty members are eligible for assistance up to 50 per cent of the total cost travel plus maintenance . 3. Students/Scholars from develoing countries,are eligible for 100 per cent travel cost and 50 per cent maintenance provided they are unable to secure grants from any other source. How to Apply for Financial Support Please send following information to before October 15,2012 Title of the Paper: Paper Id: Full Name: Sex: Date of Birth: Detailed Bio-Data Designation/Student: Department: University/Institute: City & Country: HAVE YOU EVER RECEIVED OR ARE CURRENTLY RECEIVING ANY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM ANY DONOR AGENCY? (Please give full details) Conference Genral Co-Chair Prof.Dr.R K Mittal, Director,Department of Computer Science,BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus,Dubai, UAE Prof.Dr.Rosli Abu Bakar,Fakulti kejuruteraan Mekanikal,Universiti Malaysia Pahang,Pekan, Pahang, Malaysia Conference Program Chair Prof.Raj Jain, Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of ACM, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis,St.Louis,USA Prof.Hyunsung Kim, Dept. of Cyber Security, Kyungil University,Kyungsan, South Korea For More Information, Please Contact Ms.Shiella Nancy, Secretary MIC-IT '13 Note: Please visit following: For MSAUM Conferences: For MASAUM Journals: For MASAUM E-Books: Regards; MASAUM Team

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