MCQMC 2016, Stanford
12th International Conference on Monte Carlo and Quasi-Monte Carlo
  Methods in Scientific Computing. Stanford, California, August 14-19, 2016
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MCQMC 2016 Conference Proceedings (this web page under development)

The proceedings of The Twelfth International Conference on Monte Carlo and Quasi-Monte Carlo Methods in Scientific Computing (MCQMC2016) will be published by Springer-Verlag, in a book entitled Monte Carlo and Quasi-Monte Carlo Methods 2016, edited by Peter Glynn and Art Owen.

The deadline for manuscript submission is 20 January 2017.

The following information was adapted from the Leuven conference which adopted from the Sydney conference.

Manuscript Preparation

Every conference speaker is invited to submit a paper based on his/her talk as author or co-author (please refer to the talk's title from the conference when submitting your paper). Each submission will be refereed and only a number of selected contributions will be published. There is a limit on the total number of pages of the volume, so please keep your articles as short as possible (without giving up clarity, of course). We have only finite resources and finite expertise to fix LaTeX problems. In a worst case scenario a manuscript might be rejected if it comes in a LaTeX file that breaks the compilation process in a way that we cannot solve. We will of course strive to avoid that and work with authors to fix those problems, but it remains possible. As a result we are setting some LaTeX rules.

1. Use our templates

The manuscripts must be prepared using the Springer style files given here. Please use the links below to download the necessary files into the folder/directory where you prepare your manuscript. If in doubt on how to use the style, refer to the following original instructions from Springer:

Please do not include colored figures unless they are absolutely necessary. (Justification for colored figures should be provided in the email when submitting your manuscript.)

Do not use footnotes. If the remark is important enough, place it in the containing paragraph, possibly in parentheses or set off by dashes. If the remark is not so important, then delete it.

Note that the Title of Your Manuscript and All Section Titles Use Capitalization, but Do Not Capitalize a, an, the; and, but, or, for, nor, ...; on, at, to, by, and similar small words.

2. Use basic LaTeX commands

The book will be compiled from one root LaTeX document that will \include all the manuscripts. For this reason, you must refrain from redefining LaTeX commands globally in your manuscript, because they may affect other manuscripts as well. In case of absolute necessity, you can define new LaTeX commands for your document via \newcommand{\mycommand}, but never \renewcommand{\mycommand} or \def\mycommand. Keep their number to a minimum and avoid using short simple names that may clash with those of other authors. Only the material that lies strictly between \begin{document} and \end{document} will be extracted from your LaTeX file. The rest will be commented out. The safest place to define (new) commands is in a short commented block just below \begin{document}.

The following list macros.tex of macros from the Sloan80 Festschrift volume will be included in the MCQMC 2016 source file. It contains hundreds of useful macros, such as caligraphic and bold variable names and many of the most useful LaTeX packages. It might have all the ones you need, though maybe not with the names you usually use. If possible stay with just these ones; you could save us some hours that way.

3. Use Unique Labels

When you reference equation numbers or theorem numbers, try to use labels that will not appear in any other articles. For example \label{theorem1} and \label{eq:definition} would be bad choices. Something specific to your article will be more robust. We anticipate few conflicts if any and they will have to be fixed by hand.

4. Prepare the Bibliography

For a bibliography, you must use the Springer BiBTeX style file spmpsci.bst. Citations will use numbers in brackets. If your manuscript is accepted, then we will ask for your source file. Just before sending in your tex source you should copy the contents of your .bbl file to the correct place in your main .tex document. Be sure to verify that pdflatex will work with your source file after you have done this.

5. Avoid common LaTeX errors

Here is a note about common LaTeX errors.

6. Copyright Statement

Please be advised that in order for your work to appear in the MCQMC2016 Proceedings volume, you will have to transfer copyright of your article to the publisher (Springer). See the copyright transfer agreement for further information.

7. Initial Manuscript Submission

Please email one PDF file containing your manuscript to The manuscript must be prepared with the Springer style files. The name of the PDF file should start with the first author's surname, without accented characters.

8. Final Manuscript Submission

When submitting the final version of your accepted manuscript, please email the following to with the subject heading "FINAL MANUSCRIPT". Be sure to include

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