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What should I do if I have some evidence pointing out that the results presented in a conference paper might be fake?

Let’s hold our horses here for a moment. Unlike the other answers so far, I see three options: The results are “fake”, e.g. maliciously, knowingly fabricated The results contain a mistake, made in ...
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What should I do if I have some evidence pointing out that the results presented in a conference paper might be fake?

As mentioned in the comments, there's a major difference between "fake" and "incorrect". If the results are fake, then you are alleging scientific misconduct. If true, this will ...
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Conference held in year X, proceedings published in X+2 - which to use?

When I cite an article submitted to [a conference held in year X and published in year X+2] - how do I indicate the correct year? The citation should include the publication year, not the year the ...
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Advantages of the conference publication system of CS/Eng

I can only really answer specifically for machine learning research, but the purpose of conferences is to avoid the long and inconsistent review times, and the possibly tedious and slow revision cycle,...
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What should I do if I have some evidence pointing out that the results presented in a conference paper might be fake?

Confronting them or fighting with them is not going to get you anywhere. Not anywhere positive, anyway. But you can always write a follow-on paper that improves/corrects the error and submit it, ...
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What should I do if I have some evidence pointing out that the results presented in a conference paper might be fake?

To add to the other answers, let me expand on Option 3 of the great answer by Ottie: Consider the possibility that you are wrong. You spare us the details, but of course details matter to make a ...
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Does Springer publish conference proceedings for free?

In general, they publish for free, unless the Open Access option is used (either by the editors of a proceedings volume or by the authors of one particular paper in a proceedings volume). Their ...
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Paper has been rejected for being published in conference proceedings, but accepted for oral presentation. What does this mean?

If your paper isn't in the proceedings it will be difficult for people to cite your work, or even to know the details unless they happen to be among the few that attend your presentation. As to your ...
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Turning a conference proceedings into a book chapter. Is it self plagiarism?

You have a few misconceptions. Having an ISBN is no guarantee of legitimacy, honesty, or quality as anyone can purchase such. In bulk they are very cheap. I currently have several unassigned ISBNs ...
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Conference claims they have indexed proceedings and publisher denies it

There are quite a lot of predatory journals, and some of them organize conferences. Some of these organize conferences with information that is outright false, in order to get money from academic in ...
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What are the steps to find a publisher and strike a deal to publish the proceedings of a workshop?

I went through this a few years ago for a conference for which I was the program chair. Since you want open access, you'll find that the big commercial publishers will want to charge quite a bit (...
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What should I do if I have some evidence pointing out that the results presented in a conference paper might be fake?

There are two questions in the scenario that you posit. Is there a real error in that conference paper, as you seem to think ? (Let's put to one side whether the error is an honest mistake or a ...
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What are the steps to find a publisher and strike a deal to publish the proceedings of a workshop?

There's nothing special about this - go to the publisher's website, find the "contact us" form, and write to them. They'll tell you what they're looking for. Each new project is a approved ...
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Got rejected with limited scientific validity

You write: The topic is regarding the development of a numerical code where I compare the results with the theoretically expected ones. Therefore I do not solve a problem but show that the ...
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"Poster Paper" vs. "Short Paper" vs. "Full Paper"

Note that some "posters" are for work in progress, not completed works. I met a lot of students in ACM poster sessions who were "not quite done." I would suggest submitting as a ...
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Can I cite my accepted but not yet presented conference paper?

Yes, cite it. Note that the form of citation probably isn't critical at the submission stage. By the time the final version of the new paper is being written the conference citation will become fixed. ...
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Should I add the Poster or the article published in the proceedings to my CV?

Your CV isn't governed by any legal rules. You can include what you like. But you should label things correctly to avoid criticism. In this case I see no reason, and no ethical concern, not to include ...
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What should I do if I have some evidence pointing out that the results presented in a conference paper might be fake?

I'm a fresh graduate and am not very experienced, but your question doesn't seem to be difficult to answer. You have two options: (1) you can do nothing, and (2) you can start a fight. To start a ...
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Advantages of the conference publication system of CS/Eng

This will be a personal perspective, but I hope it sheds some light, First, the fact that CS conferences come in series (usually annual) means that the deadline question isn't quite so limiting. There ...
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Got rejected with limited scientific validity

It appears that the reviewer considered your manuscript not to be scientifically valid, i.e. they think the scientific method was not correctly applied or something to that effect. "Limited" here ...
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Changing some part of the paper after getting accepted for a conference

I am wondering whether I should modify the paper...based on the comments of the reviewers. Yes you should. Acceptance was (most likely) coupled with an expectation that you'd address some or all of ...
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When do you include the nth in front of the conference when citing?

You are right that the information can be superfluous, as the year is also given. Nevertheless, the name of the conference include the number and proper citation gives the full name of the conference, ...
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When do you include the nth in front of the conference when citing?

I think most bibliographic guidelines say that you need to cite the proceedings title as it appears on the book cover or on the website where the abstract is published. In practice, I'm not sure if ...
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Should I always expect to receive proceedings at conferences?

No, obviously you shouldn't expect to always get printed proceedings. Your recent experience proves it. Yes, giving out proceedings to participants is a tradition to make sure they have access to the ...
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Importance of peer-reviewed proceedings in particle physics

Publications aren't equal: A workshop publication on a work-in-progress will carry less weight than a journal article on the final result, generally.* *It's plausible that a work-in-progress is ...
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Can an unpublished but accepted article be used for an MSc degree?

This will depend on the conference and on local copyright laws. I can't speak to the local laws, since I don't know what local is for you. You may be asked to sign a copyright form, and that form ...
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Are conference proceedings included in Springer's Lecture Notes on Computer Science considered to be indexed by Scopus or WebOS MJL?

Whether a journal or conference has a high reputation or not is not directly connected with whether the journal or conference in indexed in such indices. Rather, the indexing bodies define some ...
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Why do many LNCS conference proceedings limit their pages to exactly 12 while the guideline says it should be about 12 to 15+?

Addressing 1: When conference organizers specify the page restrictions, there is an inherent trade-off: More pages means more space for details and explaining ideas thoroughly. However, it also means ...
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How to apply Sigconf proceedings template to MS Word paper

The idea of that word file is that it already contains the correct layout for an article. You only need to change the text and overwrite what is in the word file, except for the formatting. Whenever ...
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What should I do if I have some evidence pointing out that the results presented in a conference paper might be fake?

There are many fake results out there, most of them are never denounced or corrected. People who blow the whistle through the official channels (journals, institutions) often suffer more than the ...
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