Useful References
Note: a log of update notes and installation instructions is kept in
the README.TXT accompanying the
distribution.
Note 2: for authors, the VINCIA
Authors' Compendium contains a collection of useful formulae and
derivations.
VINCIA
 HLS13
 Main reference for NLO corrections
 L. Hartgring, E. Laenen, P. Skands, JHEP 1310 (2013) 127
 LLS13
 Main reference for helicitydependent showers and helicitybased
GKS matching
 A.J. Larkoski, J.J. LopezVillarejo, P. Skands, Phys.Rev. D87 (2013) 054033
 LVS11
 Main reference for sector showers and sectorbased GKS matching
 J.J. LopezVillarejo, P. Skands,
JHEP 1111 (2011) 150
 GRS11
 Main reference for mass corrections (showers involving
nonrelativistic particles)
 A. Gehrmannde Ridder, M. Ritzmann, P. Skands,
Phys.Rev. D85 (2012) 014013
 GKS11
 Main reference for multiplicative (unitary) GKS matching,
uncertainty bands, and runtime displays
 W. Giele, D. Kosower, P. Skands,
Phys.Rev. D84 (2011) 054003
 GKS07
 Main reference for the VINCIA antenna shower model
 W. Giele, D. Kosower, P. Skands,
Phys.Rev. D78 (2008) 014026.
 SMS07
 Main reference for PYTHIA 8
 T. Sjöstrand, S. Mrenna, P. Skands,
CPC178(2008)852
General Introductions to QCD and MC Generators
PZS12
Introduction to QCD (TASI 2012 summer
school lectures, with emphasis on MC generators)
P. Skands, arXiv:1207.2389
MCN11
MCnet Review on GeneralPurpose Event Generators for LHC physics
MCnet
Collaboration, arXiv:1101.2599
MADGRAPH
The interface to MADGRAPH (v4) relies on
 MadGraph 4,
JHEP09(2007)028
 HELAS: HELicity amplitude subroutines for Feynman diagram
evaluations, H. Murayama et al.,
KEK9111
DipoleAntennae
The basic use of dipoleantennae as a dual description of QCD in the context
of Shower Monte Carlos goes back to the Lund dipole,
 Dipole Formulation of QCD Cascades, G. Gustafson and
U. Pettersson, NPB306(1988)746
 Dual Description of a Confined Color Field, G. Gustafson,
PLB175(1986)453
The type of antenna functions used by VINCIA are described in
detail in
 Antenna factorization in strongly ordered limits,
D. Kosower, PRD71(2005)045016
 Antenna Subtraction at NNLO, A. GehrmannDe Ridder, T. Gehrmann, E.W.N. Glover,
JHEP09(2005)056
 Timelike Showers Based on DipoleAntenna Radiation Functions,
R. Frederix, W. Giele, D. Kosower, P. Skands, in The NLO multileg
working group: Summary report, arXiv:0803.0494 [hepph]
 Infrared Structure of e+e > 3 jets at NNLO,
A. GehrmannDe Ridder, T. Gehrmann, E.W.N. Glover, G. Heinrich,
JHEP11(2007)058
 Matching NLLA + NNLO for
event shape distributions, T. Gehrmann, G. Luisoni, H. Stenzel, PLB664(2008)265
Other References
 CMW91
 S. Catani, G. Marchesini, B.R. Webber,
Nucl.Phys. B349 (1991) 635654

Generic user process interface for event generators, E. Boos et al.,
hepph/0109068

A Standard format for Les Houches event files, J. Alwall et al.,
CPC176(2007)300