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Conference Proceedings

The proceedings of The Tenth International Conference on Monte Carlo and Quasi-Monte Carlo Methods in Scientific Computing (MCQMC 2012) will be published by Springer-Verlag, in a book entitled Monte Carlo and Quasi-Monte Carlo Methods 2012, edited by Josef Dick, Frances Y. Kuo, Gareth W. Peters, and Ian H. Sloan.

The deadline for manuscript submission is June 30, 2012.

Manuscript Preparation

Every conference speaker is invited to submit a paper based on his/her talk. 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).

As a guideline, manuscripts based on a presentation in a special or contributed session should not exceed 16 pages in the required format, and preferably less. These manuscripts should contain original research contributions not published elsewhere, and should be based on talks given at the conference. The manuscripts based on invited plenary talks and tutorials may be longer and can also be more survey-oriented. The authors must make sure that they have all the required rights to publish their material in the Proceedings.

1. Use a template

The manuscripts must be prepared in LaTeX2e with Springer's style files. Please use the links below to download the necessary files into a common folder/directory:

  • svmult.cls, Springer's style file;
  • author.tex, manuscript template, adapted to present proceedings.

If in doubt on how to use the style, refer to the following original instructions from Springer:

It is not necessary for manuscript preparation, but the complete package of LaTeX styles, macros, instructions, samples, etc. can be obtained from Springer website (navigate to: Manuscript Preparation in LaTeX).

All papers will use an even number of pages in the book. So there is no point in making an effort to go from 14 to 13 pages, say. But going from 14 to 15 really makes a difference.

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.)

Please do not use footnotes.

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. If you have defined (new) commands before \begin{document}, we will try to recover them and define them at the beginning of the book.

3. Prepare the bibliography

We recommend using BiBTeX with Springer's preferred style file spmpsci.bst. The citations use numbers in brackets, as in the previous MCQMC books. After producing the .bbl file, simply copy its contents near the end of your main .tex source file.

If you do not use BiBTeX, you can format your references by hand using this style. This is illustrated by the author.tex file, see also the author instructions.

References must be in alphabetical order. Please do not abbreviate journal names.

Initial Manuscript Submission

Please email one PDF file containing your manuscript to with the subject heading "MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION". The manuscript must be prepared in LaTeX2e with Springer's style files. The name of the PDF file should start with the first author's surname. The deadline for manuscript submission is June 30, 2012.

Final Submission for Accepted Manuscript

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

  • A PDF file of the final version of your paper.
  • The LaTeX source file of your paper, containing the references (no separate .bbl or .bib file; you can simply copy the .bbl file near the end of your main .tex file).
  • The EPS files for your figures, if any.
  • A completed, signed, and scanned PDF file of Springer's copyright transfer agreement.

No other format of document is accepted (no exception). The names of all the files should start with the first author's surname.

Please proof-read your final version very carefully. A list of commonly encountered LaTeX errors is provided on Pierre L'Ecuyer's webpage. The author instructions and the reference guide contain a longer list of typesetting recommendations.

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