General-purpose Monte Carlo simulation programs are at the heart of all phenomenological analyses performed at the LHC, and recent developments of these tools have led to substantial improvements in accuracy and predictive power. Matrix element methods have become an invaluable statistical tool for the extraction of physics signals in the presence of challenging backgrounds. They are a developing tool at the interface of theory and experiment. This years' ZPW will team up with the 2nd Workshop on Matrix Element Methods. It will take place at UZH on 8.1.-10.1.2014, and aims to bring together Monte Carlo developers, data analysis experts, practitioners and theorists working on event simulation and matrix-element based techniques. For practical details (maps and directions to the venue) see the website of ZPW2014