Does this count as spam?
I received an interesting email recently that began like this:
Dear Luther Martin:
We would like to inform you that the final set of deadlines for submitting a paper/abstract in the area of "Operation Research and Management Science" (or other area) included in The 14th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics: WMSCI 2010 (http://www.sysconfer.org/wmsci) to be held on June 29th-July 2nd, 2010 in Orlando, Florida, USA, is the following:
Papers/Abstracts Submissions and Invited Sessions Proposals: April 7th, 2010
Authors Notifications: May 5th, 2010
Camera-ready, full papers: May 26th, 2010
I was about to delete this email when I realized that this conference is the one that accepted the randomly-generated paper Rooter: A Methodology for the Typical Unification of Access Points and Redundancy that was created by the SCIgen tool. That didn't stop me from deleting the email, of course. It just made me take a minute to do this blog post about it. Then I deleted it.