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Asia Amritapuri Site Regional Contest December 11 & 12, 2010 Saturday and Sunday hosted by Primary Sponsor Amritapuri Campus in Clappana, Kollam in Kerala & Ettimadai C ampus in Coimbatore, Tamilnadu Platinum Sponsor Gold Sponsor Governance Partner   http://www.infosys.com

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Asia Amritapuri Site

Regional Contest

December 11 & 12, 2010

Saturday and Sunday

hosted by

Primary Sponsor

Amritapuri Campus in Clappana, Kollam in Kerala &

Ettimadai Campus in Coimbatore, Tamilnadu

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Governance Partner  

http://www.infosys.com

https://campusconnect.infosys.com/login.aspx


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ACM ICPC Mission

  • Provide college students with opportunities to interact with students from other universities

  • To sharpen and demonstrate their problem-solving, programming, and teamwork skills.

  • Provide a platform for the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), industry, and academia to encourage and focus public attention on the next generation of computing professionals as they pursue excellence.


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Introduction

  • Two-tiered programming competition among teams of students representing institutions of higher education.

  • Teams first compete in regional contests held around the world from September to December each year.

  • The winning team from each regional contest qualifies to advance to the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals.


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Amrita University

  • Private University with 5 campuses across 3 states in South India.

  • More than 15000 students and 2000 staff

  • 100+ programmes in 15+ schools.

  • Hosted ICPC Asia Site Regional Contest for the past 5 years in a row.

  • First two years – 2005 & 2006 at Ettimadai & since 2007 at Amritapuri. This year contest is Multi-provincial – Amritapuri & Ettimadai.


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How is the contest organized?

World Finals

with 100 teams


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Contest Details

World Finals

with 100 teams


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Sponsors and Organizers

  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

  • IBM

  • Baylor University, Texas, USA – main organizer worldwide

  • Platinum Sponsor – Infosys

  • Governance Partner- Infosys Campus Connect

  • Gold Sponsor- Directi

  • Local Organizers – Amrita University

    • Each Regional Contest organized by a different university

    • Two regional contests in India


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Team Composition

  • A participating team consists of:

    • Coach (University Staff or Faculty)

    • Three participating contestants

    • One reserve contestant (optional)

      All from the same university. A coach can have multiple teams.


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Stages of Contest

  • First internet round in October

    • Five-hour contest, free for all registered teams

  • Next round held in Amritapuri and Coimbatore simultaneously in December

    • Five hour contest

    • Participating teams selected from First Internet Round teams

    • Registration fee – Rs. 3000 per team

  • Teams from all over Asia come to Amritapuri and Coimbatore


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Double-site – Amritapuri and Coimbatore

  • Why double-site?

    • Easier travel for some people

    • More on-site participation possible

  • How to pick a site?

    • You will be asked to select a site after your invitation to the onsite contest

    • You can pick only one, prefer one, or no preference


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Contest Problems

  • Problems are set by experts such as previous participants at the World Finals

  • 8-10 problems to be solved in five hours

  • Problem solutions consist of source code submitted to automatic judge by contestant teams that solve a described problem.

  • Judging application compiles and executes source code with secret input, and verifies correctness of output against golden solution’s output

  • Contestants notified in seconds of result of judging

    • Allows multiple solutions until correct solution is obtained

  • Heavy on algorithmic knowledge


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Contestant Eligibility Rules

Basic Requirements

  • A student must be willing and able to compete in the World Finals.

  • A student must be enrolled in a degree program at the sponsoring institution with at least a half-time load. This rule is not to be construed as disqualifying co-op students, exchange students, or students serving internships.

  • A student may compete for only one institution during a contest year.

  • A student who has competed in two World Finals is NOT eligible to compete.

  • A student who has competed in five Regional Contests is NOT eligible to compete.


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Period of Eligibility

  • A student who meets the Basic Requirements and FIRST began post-secondary studies in 2006 or later is eligible to compete.

  • A student who meets the Basic Requirements and was born in 1987 or later is eligible to compete.

  • More information in

    • http://cm.baylor.edu/ICPCWiki/Wiki.jsp?page=Regional%20Rules


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Conduct of Regional contest

  • In consultation with the judges, the Regional Contest Director determines the winners of the regional contest.

  • The regional contest director and judges are empowered to adjust for or adjudicate unforeseen events and conditions.

  • The programming languages of the regional contest will include C/C++/Java.


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How to participate at Asia-Amritapuri

  • Coach + 3-4 contestants ‘find’ each other and form a team

    • Each coach can have multiple teams, all from his/her college

  • Teams go to Amritapuri ICPC website http://www.amrita.edu/icpc to read rules and procedures

  • Coach registers teams for Asia-Amritapuri contest at Baylor University site http://icpc.baylor.edu

  • Teams with Accepted registrations receive information on participation in a 5-hour internet contest in October

  • Teams qualifying from the above internet (online) contest receive invitations to the on-site contest in December

  • Teams travel to Amritapuri or Coimbatore in December to participate in the ICPC Regionals, Asia-Amritapuri site

  • Winning team(s) are invited to the World Finals in Egypt, Feb 27, 2010


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Checklist for Coaches (Faculty Members)

  • Find three or four interested students who work well together, and form a team. Form as many such teams as you can.

    • Faculty coaches and students can be from any department.

    • Sometimes MTech students are eligible – check our site’s eligibility rules.

  • Register each team at http://icpc.baylor.edu, and make ‘reservations’ for the Amritapuri Online contest.

    • Ask your student teams to complete their registrations promptly

  • Ask the university to provide computer facilities for the students to practice and to participate in the contest stages.

  • Help your teams prepare. Guide them.

  • Keep the students informed as to the contents of emails you receive from ICPC.

  • If you can, travel with them to the on-site contest.

  • If they do well, publicize their success at your university.

  • Recruit your colleagues to coach teams.

  • Apply to the university and us for funding for registration, travel.


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Checklist for Competitors (Students)

  • Find two or three students and form a team. Get a coach.

    • Make sure you are eligible by checking our rules.

    • You can be BTech or MTech.

    • http://cm.baylor.edu/ICPCWiki/Wiki.jsp?page=Regional%20Rules

  • Register your team at http://icpc.baylor.edu with your coach’s help.

  • Work with your coach to get your college to provide computer facilities to practice and to participate in the contest stages.

  • Practice regularly at different sites, read books, etc.

  • Work with your coach to get funding for your registration and travel from your university.

  • Tell your friends about ICPC. Put it on your blog.

  • Come and take part, and enjoy yourselves. Give us feedback.


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Checklist for University/ College Management

  • Encourage your students to participate by putting up our posters etc.

  • Publicize your students’ successes.

  • Give duty leave to your coaches and students for participation and travel.

  • Provide machines and facilities for your student teams.

  • Provide funding to your teams (students and coaches) for travel and registration.

  • Recognize that this is a valuable part of their education.


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Benefits of ICPC Participation

  • For top-level teams

    • Honors, prizes, certificates

    • Chance to take part in the World Finals

  • For weaker teams

    • Improve programming skills

    • Focus on practice and learning algorithms

  • For everyone

    • Meet students from all over India and other parts of Asia with common interest in programming

    • Sightseeing, socializing, great food, fun, challenges

    • Employability

      • Many employers (Google, Facebook, Directi, IBM) look very favorably on contest performance and participation.


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Benefits of ICPC Participation – contd.

  • For coaches and universities

    • Students learn stuff outside their curriculum, and pass knowledge on to other students, sustaining a chain

    • Students meet potential employers (from sponsors)

  • For sponsors

    • Interact with the smartest brains in the country

    • Help raise the programming skills of their potential employee pool


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Events at Amritapuri and Coimbatore during Onsite contest

  • Programming contest

  • Excursion to scenic areas, beach etc.ch

  • Yoga class

  • Cultural programs

  • Sponsor presentations

  • Prize-giving

  • Banquet


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How you can help

  • Tell your faculty and students about ACM ICPC – point them to our website

  • Form teams and participate

  • Encourage your college management to fund your registration and travel, and give you duty leave for participation

  • Ask us for flyers, posters, and PowerPoint presentations, and show them to your students


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Important Contact Info

  • http://icpc.baylor.edu Main ICPC website

  • http://www.amrita.edu/icpc Asia-Amritapuri site for ACM ICPC

  • Email: [email protected]

  • Twitter: icpcamritapuri

  • Facebook Page: ACM ICPC Asia Amritapuri

Thank You


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