Today, I got the following e-mail from firstname.lastname@example.org :
Conference invitation to [my name]
Dear [my name]
This is Senlin Yan, the conference secretary of the 2018 International Conference on Sensor Networks and Signal Processing (SNSP 2018)(Oct. 28-31, 2018, Xi`an University of Science and Technology, Xi`an, China). We have got to know that you have published paper with title [one of my papers], it is quite inspiring and related to our conference topic, on behalf of SNSP 2018 organizing committee, I sincerely invite you to attend our conference.
- Winners of the Best Oral Presentation in each session will be awarded a free registration to the next conference.
- Active Reviewers are candidates for Technical Program Committee next year.
- Attendees can enjoy a free tour of Terracotta Army in Xi`an.
If you are not available for attendance, could you please help us review one or two papers? It is highly appreciated if you kindly forward this conference information to your colleagues or friends in this field.
For more information, please visit http://www.snspconf.org
or contact email@example.com
Best Regards Senlin Yan
I have no intention attending this conference or reviewing one paper (I do not even work in Sensor Networks and Signal Processing), but I wanted to know if it was just some kind of spam or a real conference. Actually, the automated e-mail made me think it was some kind of academic spam asking for my bank data if I'd anwer, but it seems the conference exists (at least the website does). as they prentend its proceedings are published by IEEE CS CPS, I searched on the IEEE website and I did not find any reference to this conference.
So now my question is as follows :
does IEEE really publish the proceedings of this conference which does not fit IEEE standard?
Or is it a scam, and should I inform IEEE their name is used for dubious purpose?