The conference that tolerates up to 20 % plagiarism

I often receives e-mails  about call for papers from unknown conferences and journals.  Usually, I ignore these e-mails. But sometimes, I open them just to have a look. Today, I received a very interesting e-mail from the ““International Conference on New Trends in Engineering & Technology” that encourages authors to plagiarize up to 20% of other papers. Here is the e-mail:

Brahma A <ank22@ascsp.co.in>
To:icntet@icntet.org
Bcc: XXXXXXX@gmail.com
Feb 17 at 12:11 PM

Dear Sir/Madam,

GRT College welcomes you to participate in “International Conference on New Trends in Engineering & Technology”. Our motto is to transform the ideas in to reality, for that we need to improvise the idea and get suggestions as well as reference. So we are coming up with the “conference short name” to share, realize and feel the ideas projected. We will give your idea a reputation if it is found to be true and plagiarism does not hold more than 20%. We welcome your participation.

All accepted, registered and projected papers will be submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

Last date of paper submission is extended to: 22nd Feb. 2018.

Conference Venue: GRT Institute of Engineering and Technology. Tirupathi Highway, Tiruvallur Dist, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Please circulate the same to in your group.

Further Details: http://shorl.com/vygrehobryjunu

Of course, plagiarism is unacceptable. In my opinion, this must be a bad translation, and the conference organizers probably meant “self-plagiarism” instead of “plagiarism”. This shows that sometimes it is important to choose the words carefully when writing.


Philippe Fournier-Viger is a professor of Computer Science and also the founder of the open-source data mining software SPMF, offering more than 145 data mining algorithms.

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