Recently I have submitted a few papers to the ADMA 2015 conference (11th conference on Advanced Data Mining and Applications, which was supposed to be held at Fudan university, China in January 2016 (despite being named 2015).
The website of ADMA 2015 conference ( http://adma2015.fudan.edu.cn ) has been online since the end of October.
I had submitted two data mining papers to the conference using their EasyChair website, and some colleagues of mine also submitted papers:
According to the website, the deadline notification of the ADMA 2015 conference is supposed to be the 1st October. I sent an e-mail to the organizers on the 24th September to ask about the deadline and they replied that there would be at least a two weeks deadline extension.
Then, the time passed and I did not receive any notification about the fate of my papers.
I have thus sent e-mails to the organizers (on the 28th October, 10th November, and 17th November) to ask when we would get the notification for our papers. But the organizers of the ADMA 2015 conference did not answer any e-mails from me or my colleagues. I have tried the official e-mail address of the conference firstname.lastname@example.org and also directly the e-mail of the organizer. But no answer.
Now, we are the 30th November, and it seems that the website of the ADMA 2015 conference has been taken down.
I thus have to conclude that the conference has most likely been cancelled. But why? And why not answering the e-mails, or letting us know ?
It is a pity because I actually enjoyed the previous ADMA conferences.
If I receive further news about what is happening, I will update the blog post. Hopefully, we will know soon what is happening with the papers that have been submitted.
Update in January 2016: It is clear that the conference has been cancelled, although the organizers never bothered to inform the authors or answer their e-mails about the status of the conference. This is really unprofessional.
Update in 2017: After the failed ADMA 2015 conference, the ADMA conference has been back in 2016 with a conference in Australia. That conference was not organized by the organizers of the failed ADMA 2015 conference, and has been a success to my knowledge. So I am looking forward to ADMA 2017. It is also interesting that the website of the failed ADMA 2015 conference is suddenly back online: http://ndbc2011.fudan.edu.cn/