MCQMC2014 — April 6 – 11, 2014 — KU Leuven, Belgium

Eleventh International Conference on
Monte Carlo and Quasi-Monte Carlo Methods in Scientific Computing



The MCQMC Conference is a biennial meeting devoted to the study of Monte Carlo (MC) and quasi-Monte Carlo (QMC) methods, the relationships between the two classes of methods, and their effective application in different areas. The conference attracts between 150 and 200 participants. Its aim is to provide a forum where leading researchers and users can exchange information on the latest theoretical developments and important applications of these methods. In a nutshell, MC methods study complex systems by simulations fed by computer-generated pseudorandom numbers. QMC methods replace these random numbers by more evenly distributed (carefully selected) numbers to improve their effectiveness. A large variety of special techniques are developed and used to make these methods more effective in terms of speed and accuracy. The conference focuses primarily on the mathematical study of these techniques, their implementation and adaptation for concrete applications, and their empirical assessment.

The conference was initiated by Harald Niederreiter, who co-chaired the first seven conferences. In 2006 Harald Niederreiter announced his wish to step down from the organizational role, and a Steering Committee was formed to ensure and oversee the continuation of the conference series. The previous MCQMC conference was MCQMC2012 in Sydney.


There is a long standing tradition that a selection of strictly refereed papers are published after the conference as a Springer-Verlag book. A growing list of preprints of these proceedings can be found at the MCQMC wiki.


  1. Las Vegas, USA (1994)
  2. Salzburg, Austria (1996)
  3. Claremont, USA (1998)
  4. Hong Kong (2000)
  5. Singapore (2002)
  6. Juan-Les-Pins, France (2004)
  7. Ulm, Germany (2006)
  8. Montreal, Canada (2008)
  9. Warsaw, Poland (2010)
  10. Sydney, Australia (2012)


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