I have recently found another case of plagiarism from India. It is by two professors from the Ilahia College of Engineering and Technology named Nasreen Ali A ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) and Arunkumar M at Ilahia.
The plagiarized paper
The plagiarized paper is the following:
asreen Ali A.1 , Arunkumar M. Mining High Utility Itemsets from its Concise and Lossless Representations. IOSR Journals (IOSR Journal of Computer Engineering), 1(17), pp.8-14. ( https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/5f8f/bd04d6e6a0a02c12b83c66d40bd44449a601.pdf )
Plagiarized paper by Arunkumar M and Nasreen Ali A at Ilahia College of Engineering
The paper plagiarized my paper describing the FHM algorithm, which was published at ISMIS 2014. Basically, these two authors have copied the algorithm and claim that it is their algorithm. They even claim that they have proposed the new EUCP strategy which was proposed in my ISMIS 2014 paper.
This is unacceptable. I will thus contact the editor so that this paper will be removed from this journal named IOSR Journal of Computer Engineering. Moreover, I will also contact the head of this college called the Ilahia College of Engineering and Technology/ Mahatma Gandhi University, India to report this serious case of plagiarism.
About Nasreen Ali A and Arunkumar M
Who are these two professors named Nasreen Ali A and Arunkumar M who have plagiarized my paper? I have done a quick search, and according to the website of their university, here are their pictures:
The webpage of the Ilahia College of Engineering and Technology is : http://www.icet.ac.in/
About the journal “IOSR Journal of Computer Engineering”
The journal where the plagiarized paper was pulished is called ( IOSR Journal of Computer Engineering http://www.iosrjournals.org/IOSR-JCE.html ). It appears to be some unknown journal that charge a fee to get published and obtain a certificate of publication. I had never heard of that journal or publisher before.
About plagiarism in India
Unfortunately, it is not the first time that some researchers from India have plagiarized my papers. I think that it happened three times already only in 2016, and at least five or six times in the last two or three years. Plagiarism is of course not limited to India. My papers have been plagiarized also by people from France, Algeria, and other countries. And it should be said that there are many very good Indian researchers and universities. From my experience, it seems that the plagiarism issue in India is mostly in small universities.
2nd December 2016
On the 2nd December, I have sent the following e-mail to the Ilahia College of Engineering of Engineering and the journal, to let them know about this serious incident:
I immediately received an answer from the journal the day after and they have removed the paper
28th December 2016
However, four weeks after having contacted the college, I sill did not receive any answer from the Ilahia College of Engineering.
I hope that they will handle this case seriously.
2nd February 2017
I still did not receive any answer from the Ilahia College of Engineering. It seems that they just want to ignore plagiarism happening at their institution.
I will keep you updated about what happens about this case of plagiarism. I am looking forward to see what the Ilahia College of Engineering will do, for these two professors who have committed plagiarism.