Exactly the regional phase of South-West Europe, SWERC, which will take place in Valencia the next 17th and 18th of November. The competition will take place at the Polytechnic University of Valencia.
The ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest is a competition for programming between universities around the world. This competition consists of several eliminatory rounds which are held in five continents, culminating with the finals, which are held at symbolic places.
In its origins, between 1977 and 1989, the only participating teams where from the USA and Canada. Over the years and thanks to the support of the industry, this competition has not stopped growing. An important impetus is the sponsorship of IBM, which since 1997 has helped to make this competition a worldwide reference. So much so that it grows each year at between 10% and 20% the number of participating teams, placing us at 6700 teams and 1821 universities in 2007.
The competition is characterized by including teams of three participants which have 5 hours to solve the maximum number of possible problems of a total of 8 or more. For this purpose, they have only one computer with the aim to join efforts and work together in order to fully exploit their possibilities. By this form
Thus, it´s up to contestants the strategy chosen to follow, so they can work on different problems at the same time, or focusing on giving solution to one in particular. Throughout the competition, teams must submit solutions to these problems, implemented in C, C++ or Java. Once the solution is sent to the judge, it must pass a few test cases to verify that you really get the desired solution. If it does not, the equipment can work to try to correct their solution or continue with another different problem. It is important to know that for each solution that is not correct, the team will be penalized with 20 minutes. This penalty is applied only if finally the team resolves the problem in question. For example, a team that tries to solve the problem several times without success will not receive the penalty. At the end the team that has succeeded in solving the greatest number of problems, and in the event of a tie, the team that has resolved the problems in less time, will be winner.
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