Naturally, it was not our intent to discredit IEEE in general and CSSE in particular. And we do not want to discourage submission to the 2nd CSSE conference which will be held in Shenzhen, China in 2009 or to the 3rd one 2010 in Changsha, China.
However, we think that our "work" has shown that not only the individual scientific paper needs a thorough review: Also scientific conferences and journals should undergo constant quality inspection. Already with this one "probe", we could pinpoint blatant weaknesses in the current review and publication process. And we hope, that we could help both the conference organizers and IEEE to improve their standards.
And to those conference organizers who keep on sending out millions of call-for-paper SPAM emails: Please let it be! Otherwise Herbert Schlangemann might interpret them as for call-for-spam mails!