Via Fark Geek comes this tale from Postmedia of fake conferences accepting fake papers for real resume padding. The gist is, there are companies that do conference mills: pay them enough money, and they will accept your academic paper and allow you to present it (more typically ‘present’ it). And anything can get published. For example:
Postmedia’s two papers accepted for the OMICS biosciences conference are:
“Evolution of flight characteristics in avian-porcine physiology” and “Strategies for remediation of benthic and pelagic species dependent on coral reefs: Cases of T. migratorius and G. californianus.” Porcine means related to pigs. Benthic and pelagic species live underwater. The Latin words are the scientific names of robins and roadrunners.