ACM-ICPC first held at SCUT
November 26,2014 16:14:35 readCount:5921
The closing ceremony QIU Xueqing giving an award to the champion
Scene of the competition Balloons representing the solved problems
 
On Nov. 23, the 39th ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM-ICPC) Asia Guangzhou Regional Contest (2014) was held on the Higher Education Mega Center Campus, SCUT. All the 176 teams from 104 universities of mainland and Hong Kong competed for the gold, silver and bronze medals here. Vice President QIU Xueqing attended the closing ceremony and gave an award to the champion -- the team of Shanghai Jiaotong University.
 
The ACM-ICPC has been the only world-influential computer competition undertaken by universities in China. As an organizer, SCUT did not take part in the competition, but had obtained 3 gold medals, 2 silver medals and 2 bronze medals in the previous four competitions, thus having an access to the world finals in Morocco next year.
 
Every university had a team of 3 members to compete in the contest. During the competition, each team needed to write C, C++, or Java programming to solve 11 problems in 5 hours with one computer. If the result of a problem was right, the team would be given a balloon which corresponded to the problem. So the champion was the one that got the most balloons with the shortest time.
 
It is reported that there are 18 regional contests in Asia in 2014. After the contests held at Mudanjiang, Anshan, Xi‘an, Beijing and Guangzhou, Shanghai is the last station in mainland China.
 
 
Edited by WU Yuyu and DONG Peiyun
From SCUT News Center